10 Players Whose Stock Rose During 2014 World Cup 2nd Round Stage

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10 Players Whose Stock Rose During 2014 World Cup 2nd Round Stage
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The World Cup is a stage on which heroes are born.

In the second-round stage, a host of players saw their stocks rise considerably. In this piece, we focus on those whose reputations were enhanced by their performanceswhether they were youngsters making brilliant first impressions on the watching world, or older players having their careers invigorated by accomplished displays in Brazil.

Go to the next slide to discover the first player winning new plaudits in the second round. 

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