When you learn about the players and their countries it can add an additional element of fun to the game. You can begin making predictions on who may win the games in July 2018. There are many skilled football players who are going to be playing FIFA World Cup this year. It can help you to learn a bit about the best ones, so you can place your bets on the best of the 32 countries playing the games.
Top 5 Best World Cup Players
Even though Lionel Messi is likely retiring soon, he is still considered one of the best players in the world today. He has yet to have a major tournament win with Argentina, so it would be great to see them at least reach the finals. He did perform well in the 2014 World Cup, but it wasn’t enough for them to beat Germany.
Cristiano Ronaldo plays for Portugal and is good at scoring many goals, but he doesn’t seem to do that great at scoring goals for the World Cup. But the world will still be watching him.
Neymar plays for Brazil and is going to be carefully watched this year. He had an injury in 2014, which impacted their semifinal game against Germany. He’s also has surgery on a broken foot last March. Everyone’s going to be watching to see if he’s made a full recovery.
Luis Suarez is from Uruguay and has already had two World Cup appearances. He seems to be a contentious player, with some incidences in the past. This year he’s playing for Barcelona. He played recently for Barcelona and did well. He may just be what Uruguay needs to get to the final 16.
Thomas Muller has played two World Cups in the past for Germany. He’s been responsible for scoring ten goals, five in 2010 and five in 2014. But he didn’t do all that great in Euro 2016. He’s only 28-years-old, so he’s sure to give it his best for Germany.
5 More Promising Players
Harry Kane will be playing for England. He’s been a good kicker for Tottenham and scored four goals that led to the qualification of England for this year’s World Cup. He’s highly skilled and plays centre-forward. He can steal the ball from midfielders who are heading late to the goal. England also has the valuable players of Dele Alli, and Marcus Rashford.
Sergio Busquets has played in two World Cups for Spain, and played the European Championship in 2012. He’s good at shielding the defense and making plans for the attack. He’s also one of the most experienced team players for Spain. He’s going to be relied on heavily in Russia.
Christian Erikesen played for Denmar and has had one World Cup appearance in the past. He played a good season for Tottenham. During the qualification for the World Cup he managed seven goals. He’ll be playing from midfield and is a key player to watch in the games.
Mohamed Salah is from Egypt and this will be his first appearance in World Cup. This will be the first time Egypt is back in the World Cup after their appearance in 1990. During their qualification Salah performed four goals. He’s also been playing for Liverpool this past season. Egypt will definitely need this calibre of player to get ahead.
Samuel Umtiti will be playing for France, and this will be his first World Cup appearance. He’s 24-years-old and is one of the best defenders for Barcelona. France has many good players on attack, so Umtiti should be a good team player at his end of the field. Let’s hope he doesn’t get nervous during his first game at World Cup.
Plenty of Choices
Now that you know a bit more about the key players in the upcoming World Cup you’ll be better able to impress your friends. Better knowledge also means that you may be able to place some bets that actually give you a chance for winning the pot!
There are still a few weeks left before the football games begin, so you can learn more about the games, and find out which countries have the better advantage due to the skills, abilities, and World Cup history of the players.
While there may be slight adjustments to the World Cup lineup due to injuries, these players and more are going to be eagerly watched during the FIFA World Cup 2018.