8 World Football Players Set to Surprise Us in 2013

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8 World Football Players Set to Surprise Us in 2013
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With technology constantly in a state of evolution and the media providing us with a myriad of ways in which we source our news, it’s harder than ever to feel the sensation of surprise in modern football.

Social media and a 24-hour, seven-days-a-week turnover of news means that we frequently see things coming from a mile away, whether it be an emerging talent, an impending transfer or a player's retirement.

That said, the surprises are still there to be found—one needs to only dig a little deeper to find the hidden gems of shock that remain undiscovered.

Fortunately, the following preview will nudge you in the direction of just which players to keep your eye on in the coming 11 months.

It might be a youngster set to get his shot at the big time, or a star who has fallen out of the limelight and is ready to move back into stardom, but 2013 promises big things for each of those included.

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