Forget Messi, Ronaldo, Rooney, Lampard, Drogba etc.
You will find these players in every football enthusiast's "players expected to perform well" list.
However, this article enlists new crop of players that will use the World Cup to elevate themselves to global stardom. Players whose splendid World Cup performances made them household names include Michael Owen (98), Gheorge Hagi (94), Davor Suker (98), Ronaldinho (02), etc.
So, which of the current footballers will step up their game and truly announce their arrival into the World Class stardom? Who will be the breakthrough star of this World Cup?