XI Young Players Primed for Big Things at World Cup 2014

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XI Young Players Primed for Big Things at World Cup 2014
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With just 16 months to go until the 2014 World Cup finals get under way in Brazil, we at the Bleacher Report feel it is time to start focussing the mind a little away from the everyday grind of the club game and back towards the greatest show on earth.

And, as always at each global tournament that takes place, a crop of exciting up-and-coming stars break through to leave their mark on Planet Football. Think Pele in 1958, Franz Beckenbauer in 1966, Michael Owen at France 98 and Thomas Muller three years ago.

So, here is our list of the 11 youngsters who are set to shine in South America next year, with each player no older than 22 at the time of writing …

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