Predicting the Next Generation of World Football Stars: Picking a Starting XI

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Predicting the Next Generation of World Football Stars: Picking a Starting XI
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There are very few secrets left in world football today.

Scouts will willingly travel the lengths of the globe in search of the next Messi or Ronaldo, for they know full well that careers have been made and reputations built on the back of discovering a prodigy with the potential to take the footballing world by storm.

That's the word that swirls around the group of players here—potential.

Eleven youngsters to comprise a starting XI of unrealised ability, youngsters who you are almost certain to hear more from over the next few months and years.

For the sake of the reader, there is no Neymar, no Jack Wilshere or Eden Hazard in this team—with a few exceptions, most are teenagers who haven't yet made as big a splash on the world stage.

Are you watching closely?

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