Top 10 Footballers to Watch in Russia 2018 World Cup

In a few months from now, all eyes will be on Russia for the 2018 World Cup. Here are top 10 footballers that will make headlines in the coming Russia 2018 World Cup.

Eden Hazard

Source: SkySports

The Belgian playmaker has been a key part of Conte’s team this season at Chelsea. The 27-year-old forward is said to be on Coach Zinedine Zidane’s wish-list, and there are speculations that a move to Santiago Bernabau is in the works.

Paul Pogba

Source: 101GreatGoals

Pogba was one of the brightest youngsters to grace the Brazil World Cup in 2014, and despite mixed performances at Manchester United, the influential midfielder is one talent that will shine at Russia 2018 World Cup.

James Rodriguez

Source: SofaScore

After falling off the pecking order with Coach Zinedine Zidane, Rodriguez’s move to Bayern Munich has been spectacular, helping the team maintain a 16-point lead at the top of Bundesliga. Like in Brazil, the Colombia international is one of the stars that will dazzle yet again in Russia.

Mohammed Salah

Source: The Sun

The reigning African Footballer of the Year has been phenomenal at Liverpool this season. After scoring 18 goals in 22 appearances, the little magician has helped Liverpool maintain a top four lead at the table.

Robert Lewandoski

Source: EuroFantasyLeague

This Polish striker has already netted 18 goals for Bayern Munich this season, becoming the highest goal-scorer in Bundesliga. Lewandoski holds the record as the first European player to score 16 goals in a FIFA World Cup qualification. The 29-year-old forward will be looking to fire the Poland team to glory at the Russia 2018 World Cup.

Christian Eriksen

Source: Daily Star

Tottenham success or failure as a team depends largely on this playmaker.  His intelligence, vision and ability to dictate the tempo of a game will make him an indispensable player for the Danish team.

Luiz Suarez

Source: Daily Mirror

Most people still believe Liverpool has not remained the same since they lost Luiz Suarez to Barcelona in 2014. Often aggressive with an eye for goals, Suarez will be central to the fate of Uruguay in Russia 2018.

Gylfi Sigurdsson

Source: Goal

If anything, Sigurdsson’s stamina, long-range shooting and ability to create magic with set pieces will be invaluable to the Iceland team in Russia. Even though it’s been a mixed bag of fortune for the attacking midfielder, Iceland’s fate in Russia 2018 World Cup rests on his shoulder.

Kelvin De Bruyne

Source: BBC

De Bruyne is perhaps Premier League’s player of the season, after helping Manchester City to remain on top of the summit. The City star will form part of Belgium’s backbone come June 2018.

Thomas Muller

Source: WorldSoccer

This Bayern Munich’s Vice-captain is one of the major players that will make the 2018 mundial tick. Muller can function in various attacking positions – center-forward, attacking midfielder, second striker, and sometimes, a winger.

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