The 2014 World Cup in Brazil is fast approaching with the opening game just 12 days away.
While there are many ageing players who are likely to be playing in their last international tournament— such as Italy's Andrea Pirlo, England's Frank Lampard and Ivory Coast's Didier Drogba— there are many young players hoping to make their mark on the World Cup this summer.
England have two names who make the list, with the players in question playing for the two Merseyside giants in the Premier League.
Germany, France and Spain typically continue to churn out talented young players who could really shine on the big stage this summer, with each aforementioned nation boasting a player on the list, too.
So who are the brightest young talents to look out for? Here are the 10 most exciting under-21 players named in the World Cup squads.