World Cup Soccer is the ultimate showdown to see who has bragging rights to be the best in the world. November 20th, in Qatar, players will take to the field and battle it out. You will see some great games played by experienced players. And you will also have the chance to see new talent rising to the top.
That being said, here are some top players to look for in the World Cup. However, keep in mind just because some games may not have premier players does not mean the games will be boring. For example, look at what happened to Croatia and France in the previous years.
Cristiano Ronaldo – Portugal
Cristiano always puts on a good show. He is like a gladiator, a great athlete, and a showman. He really knows how to incorporate both to enhance his performance on the field and give the crowd something to talk about. Cristiano practices for perfection by timing his kicks, head balls, and fancy passes to wow the crowd. His personality on the field is motivating and dynamic, which makes him one of the most energetic and exciting players to watch.
Lionel Messi- Argentina
Messi will be one to watch this year. There has been chatter that this is going to be his last World Cup. So, all eyes will be on him. Messi is exceptionally reserved on the field. He is always exciting to watch because of his incredible ball-handling skills and dribbling around the defense. How Messi scores a goal is more exciting than the goal itself. He’s another player that puts on a show without trying to put on a show, like Cristiano.
Kylian Mbappe- France
Kylian has speed and excellent dribbling skills, ability, and technique. He’s brilliant and strategic during the game and is one player who maintains composure to get the goal. In World Cup history, Kylian is the second teenager to score a goal in the World Cup final at 19 years old. A player with good composure and patience is always exciting to watch because they are preparing for something big to happen. And that always makes the game exciting.
Mohamed Salah – Egypt
Mohammed Salah is an underrated player. He is one of those players who makes things happen on the field. He has excellent speed and the ability to disrupt the offense’s play. And along with disrupting their play, he’s a strong passer. He knows how to connect and put the ball on his teammate’s foot. And he is impeccable with timing when crossing the ball to create goals. Of course, the opponent must be careful on the field because Mo is always watching like an eagle to steal the ball. But he’s a strong finisher and plays until the last second until the referee blows the whistle.
Christian Pulisic- USA
The Americans aren’t the strongest in soccer, but they fare well and can unexpectedly shake up the brackets and rise to the occasion. Over the past World Cups, they have put on some exciting matches. The American team always has some good players, but the problem is they don’t have the skill level as many other countries. But there’s one player named Christian Pulisic who has been dubbed Captain America. Christian has started to make a big name for himself. He plays the midfield for Chelsea FC and is the youngest U.S. player to score ten goals. He is an excellent dribbler and can burst with the ball catching the defense on their heels. He has a good pace which allows him to get around the field quickly. Christian is a powerful and talented playmaker.
International play is much different from watching the leagues. It is probably the reason we see so many surprises and upsets with teams winning and losing. But try to watch the game for fantastic skill and ability, and you will not be disappointed.