Tactical Lynchpin for Each of the 32 World Cup Nations in Brazil

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Tactical Lynchpin for Each of the 32 World Cup Nations in Brazil
Matilde Campodonico/Associated Press

In a tactical sense, the interesting thing about international football is the fact managers are presented with a fixed pool of players.

If there’s a weakness, they have to play someone out of position or solve the problem through a clever tactical planthey can't just go out and sign someone else.

This means a side's key player isn't always their best player. Often, the key player is someone playing a distinctive role, someone forced to adapt to a position he is not familiar with, or someone who provides a unique quality compared to the rest of the squad.

Here, then, is the key player for each of the 32 competing nations at this summer's World Cup.

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