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5 Footballers Who Could Win The Best Young Player Award At The FIFA 2018 World Cup

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Davinson Sanchez: Columbia

The Colombian defender has impressed in his first season with Spurs after arriving for a hefty £38 million for Ajax. Known for his pace and positional sense, Sanchez was impressive against Real Madrid in both their group stage games. Sanchez has been a constant since Alderweirald’s injury and has become Pochettino’s favourite. Columbia national team boasts of World class attacking players and their skipper, James Rodriguez was one of the finest players of World Cup 2014. Sanchez will have Yerry Mina in company, and both are expected to provide Columbia stability at the back.

Sanchez is an able ball player as well, which helps him distribute the ball to midfield or provide Crossfield passes. Sanchez’s pace will be an important factor, but his marking abilities can be exploited by opposition players.

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Team Of Captains At The FIFA 2018 World Cup

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GK: Hugo Lloris

Captain of unarguably the most talented squad in the World Cup, pressure will be more than anything on Lloris than one could contemplate. It is never easy to manage a dressing room full of stars and for France, it is an even bigger headache. Les Blues have already left behind the likes of Martial, Benzema and Lacazette who are well good enough to be selected for the national team. With Koscielny now ruled out, Lloris is the only experienced senior player in the team alongside BlaiseMatuidi, who is not so known for his leadership qualities. Lloris will have the task of organizing the French squad and keeping them focussed enough to make their talent count as a team rather than as an individual.

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5 Records That Might Be Rewritten In The FIFA 2018 World Cup

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5) Being the oldest to ever play the World Cup

Essam El-Hadary of Egypt could become the oldest player ever to play in the World Cup and will surpass Faryd Mondragon of Colombia. Faryd broke the record of Roger Milla in the previous World Cup. El-Hadary despite his age is considered to be Egypt’s number 1 and his athleticism will make you revisit your training plans. El-Hadary has played 158 times for Egypt and is third in the list of most capped player in their history.

El-Hadary’s role will be equally crucial and after Salah’s injury, which could mean that Egypt will need to do it without their talisman in the opening match of the group against Uruguay.

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Premier League Rejects Who Will Be Playing For Top Teams In The FIFA 2018 World Cup

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5) Iago Aspas

Aspas arrived at Anfield after impressing with Celta mainly to provide strong backup to Luis Suarez, who was prone to suspensions at the time. Things went quite well for Aspas in the early part of his Liverpool career as he blossomed in Suarez’s absence. However, once Suarez returned, things only went on a downward spiral for the Spaniard as he found gametime hard to come by. Alongside Suarez was a fully fit Sturridge as the duo combined to score a massive 55 goals in the season. As for Aspas, his solitary goal for the Reds came against Oldham Athletic in a FA Cup tie. He was sent out to Sevilla on loan the following season where he once again failed to find his feet eventually returning to Celta. At Celta though, Aspas has managed to turn his career around once again as he has now scored 67 goals in 126 games, while has also made his debut for the national side and is in the squad to feature in the World Cup.

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