This article profiles the fans’ favourite player for each of the 32 competing World Cup nations.
Having canvassed the opinions and absorbed the comments of a number of national team experts, Bleacher Report is proud to present the conclusive list of the most popular figures for the teams populating the Group Stage draw.
These are the men who hold a special, unique place in the hearts of fans. They are the characters who supporters will turn to when things aren’t going so well, or when inspiration is sought. They are the stars who understand the importance of wearing the shirt and those who have earned their compatriots’ respect as a result.