20 Unknown Players Who Could Star at the 2018 World Cup

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20 Unknown Players Who Could Star at the 2018 World Cup
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With the 2014 FIFA World Cup barely in the books, we turn our attention to the future.

Russia are due to host the next tournament—a far-cry from the warm climates, sunny shores and beaches of Brazil—but who is in line to star?

We run through 20 top prospects who have a chance, should their progression and development continue, of really making an impact at finals.

We've tried to stray toward the unknown players, though it's inevitable you'll have heard of some. Ten points for each you recognise!

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