32 Best Youngsters at World Cup 2014

by Sameer Arshad | Posted on Saturday, April 19th, 2014 | 0

Saphir Sliti Taider#1. Saphir Sliti Taider – Algeria

Age: 22 Years – Position: Midfield

Inter Milan splashed out £4.8 million to buy french born highly rated midfielder. He has been making a steady progress in his career and World Cup 2014 is coming is just about at the right age for talenter midfielder who just turn 22.

Marcos Rojo#2. Marcos Rojo – Argentina

Age: 24 Years – Position: Defender

Sporting Lisbon centre back has all the qualities to be a star defender, at the age of 24 he will be at the peak of his career and if perform to the potential big clubs might come knocking on Lisbon doors for Rojo. He already have 20 caps for the senior national team.
#3. Mathew Leckie – Australia

Age: 22 Years – Position: Right Winger/second striker

Leckie is currently playing with Frankfurt in Germany football. In the Australian senior team he has already won 6 caps while having the best season with Frankfurt, featuring 28 times and scoring 8 goals. Quality player to keep an eye at, he is tall and rebust player.
#4. Romelu Lukaku – Belgium

Age: 20 Years – Position: Striker

Lakakus is currently on loan at Everton and has been banging goals throughout the season. He might start for Beglium in world cup ahead of Christian Benteke who plays for Aston Villa.
#5. Miralem Pjanic – Bosnia

Age: 24 Years – Position: Attacking Midfield.

AS Roma signed him for around £10million couple of years ago, he is a regular fixture in the Bosnian National side and World Cup is coming at the right age for him. He is quite a verstile player who can play on either side of wings or as a central midfielder.
#6. Bernard – Brazil

Age: 21 Years – Position: Left Midfield

Shakhtar Dontesk signed Brazlian youngster Bernard for around €25 million, his inclusion in the squad will be achievment in itself, cosidering there is so much talent. He is pretty good going forward, can create chances but his defensive work is not as solid as other options in the squad.
#7. Fabrice Olinga – Cameroon

Age: 18 Years – Position: Striker

He is currently playing on loan at S.V. Zulte in Belgium, Malaga is the parent club. A fast and technichal gifter striker who is making a name for himself at the mere age of just 18. He can score goals and create as well, surely to be a future star in spain.
#8. Gary Medel – Chile

Age: 26 Years – Positions: Defensive Midfield

Widely known as “Pitbull” now playing for Cardiff City and has been a regular player for Chilian National side over the last few years. He do the harmans job for the national side and pretty good at it.
#9. James Rodriguez – Colombia

Age: 22 – Position: Attacking Midfielder

Monaco signed him for around £40million last summer and this world cup is his chance to shine, Colombia might be without Rademel Falcao through injury and Rodriguez can show prove to be a real handfull.
#10. Joel Campbell – Costa Rica

Age: 21 Years – Position: Winger/Forward

Campbell showed so much promise and Arsenal signed him 2011 but due to work permit issue he was loned out to spain and than Greece. He has been making a steady progress and world cup is the right time to show Arsenal they need to get him back.
#11. Mateo Kovacic – Croatia

Age: 19 Years – Position: Attacking Midfielder

Many big clubs has their eyes on new messi, Mateo Kocacic who at the age of just 19 will be key part of Croatian national team in FIFA World Cup 2014. He signed for Inter Milan for £14 million last summer.
#12. Felipe Caicedo – Ecuador

Age: 25 Years – Position: Striker

Currently playing in UAE for Al-Jaziar, Caicedo have had the experience of european football and he is a regular international for Ecuador. Started his career at FC basel, moved to Man City than Malaga, Levante and Moscow before ending up in UAE.
#13. Ross Barkley – Everton

Age: 22 Years – Position: Central Midfiel

Has been a jewl for Everton this season, already the comparisons are being made with Paul Gascoigne. First though he need to get a place in national team. He will get the nod in the central midfield alongside Gerrard.
#14. Paul Pogba – France

Age: 21 Years – Position: Midfield

A Manchester United outcast Pogba has grown leaps and bounds in his role as midfielder this season with Juventus. He is surely set for World Cup place in French side.
#15. Toni Kroos – Germany

Age: 22 Years – Position: Midfielder

He has been around for the ages in Bayern Munich squad and currently having a superb season under Pep Guardiola. He is also looking for a contract extension with a massive salary which Bayern are reluctant to provide at the moment but a couple of good showing in world cup will easily change that.
#16. Frank Acheampong – Ghana

Age: 20 Years – Position: Striker

Frank Acheampong is currently playing for Anderlecht who signed him from Thailand League. He is just 20 but got some great skill on the ball, change of pace. Ghanian messi they call him and although World Cup is a bit too early for him he might prove a handfull for Portugal, USA and Germany.
#17. Konstantinos Mitroglou – Greece

Age: 25 years – Position: Striker

Arsenal and Liverpool has an eye on 25 year old Olympiacos striker who scored 5 goals in qualifying round for Greece. World Cup is a showpiece event where he can get more recognition and a route to a bigger club in europe.
#18. Jerry Bengtson – Honduras

Age: 27 Years – Position: Striker

Currently playing in MLS with New England Revolution. Jerry Bengtson is talented forward who finished as the topscorer in the regional qualifying round of World Cup.
#19. Stefan de Vrij – Hollands

Age: 21 Years – Position: Central Defender

A tall powerfull defender who will be the key for Holland chances in World Cup 2014, at the age of just 21 good showing in brazil will get many clubs interested in him.

[ Rest of the player we will be discussing some other time, but below is the list of some very talented players from the remaining 13 world cup nations ]

#20. Reza Ghoochannejhad – Iran

#21. Marco Verratti – Italy

#22. Serge Aurier – Ivory Coast

#23. Keisuke Honda – Japan

#24. Son Heung-Min – South Korea

#25. Raul Jimenez – Mexico

#26. Ahmed Musa – Nigeria

#27. William Carvalho – Portugal

#28. Denis Cheryshev – Russia

#29. Cristian Tello – Spain

#30. Granit Xhaka – Switzerland

#31. Abel Hernandez – Uruguay

#32. John Brooks – United States

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