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FIFA World Cup 2018: 5 players who may rise to stardom 

Omkar Shetty
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4.38K   //    23 Feb 2018, 11:54 IST

It is almost that time again, the sporting event that simply brings the world together at an amount no other sporting event has ever seen. The tournament brings together the worlds best players and names from all across the world to one big tournament. This year's tournament is being hosted in Russia. 

World Cups over the years have given rise to many heroes. Many unknown footballers have risen to stardom in the world's greatest competition. As the date for Russia 2018 draws near, we look at some footballers who have the potential to make a name for themselves at the big stage:

 #5 Emil Forsberg (Sweden)

Sweden v Netherlands - 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier
Forsberg has built quite a reputation

With Zlatan Ibrahimovic hanging his boots in the international scene, Sweden will now be heavily dependent on their new star- Emil Forsberg.

The Red Bull Leipzig winger has been in tremendous form in the Bundesliga in the past couple of seasons and has really built himself a reputation amongst the football fans in Germany.

The 26-year-old could prove to be just as vital for the country as he is for the club this summer as Sweden look to surprise and overcome the likes of Germany, Mexico, and South Korea.

His pace and delivery from out wide could be crucial to whoever starts up front (Ola Toivonen or Marcus Berg likely) and I have no doubts that he will stand out from among the rest of the team.

He has 33 caps for Sweden since 2014 and has scored on six occasions. The World Cup in Russia will be his chance to show football fans across the globe just what he can do and can be a dark horse. Certainly worth keeping an eye on.

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