Top 4 Players to look out for at 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP
32 teams have made it to the finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup scheduled to be held in Russia. With more than 600 players from around the world making the trip to Russia, there are some of them who are sure to draw in the crowds to the stadium. We look at the most famous and recognizable faces who will represent their countries and try to lift the coveted cup.
- Lionel Messi
The 31-year-old Argentinian striker is indisputably the man to look out for as Argentina aim to win their 3rd title. Messi, who had retired at the end of the 2014 World Cup, came back into the side to help them qualify for the sixth time. He has already score more than 400 goals for Barcelona in his 14-year career. Deservingly, he scored a hat trick in the last league match of the qualifiers with Argentina desperately needing a win to qualify.
- Christiano Ronaldo
The Portuguese midfielder will be preparing to compete in his 4th World Cup for his nation in Russia. He already has 81 goals to his name at the international level. Portugal begin their campaign against Spain and will later on play matches against Morocco and Iran. Portugal’s team heavily relies on him as can be assessed from his comment, “If we had two or three Cristiano Ronaldos in the team I would feel more comfortable. But we don’t.”
The Brazilian centre forward Neymar plays for the French club Paris Saint German and is one of the pillars of a strong Brazil side. In 2016, he had helped his team win the Summer Olympics in Rio. Neymar, who made his debut in 2010, has scored 53 goals in 83 matches for the South American giants. He would be gearing up for another miracle in Russia.
- Luis Suárez
The Barcelona striker plays for the lesser known country of Uruguay and has helped them qualify for back to back World Cup finals. Known for the 2014 World Cup biting incident against Italy, Suarez has been controversies love child, but is still adored by millions back home. He has scored 50 goals for Uruguay over the years, in 97 appearances.