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2010 World Cup: 32 Players To Watch

Lewis HughesContributor IIIJune 11, 2010

2010 World Cup: 32 Players To Watch

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    Whether you love it or hate it, there is no doubt that there is an amazing feeling when the World Cup comes around and South Africa 2010 promises to be no exception. Whilst the Messi’s, the Ronaldo’s or the Rooney’s may grab the headlines, here are 32 players (1 from each team) to watch during the tournament as they may soon be grabbing the headlines themselves.

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Teko Modise - South Africa

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    Whilst the host nations’ main hopes for this World Cup rely on Everton’s Steven Pienaar and West Ham’s Benni McCarthy, it may just be unknown Teko Modise who could prove to be the star.

    The 27 year old currently plays in the South African for the Orlando Pirates but a good tournament could see him finally earn himself a move to England or Italy.

    The winger burst onto the scene in 2007 for Bafana Bafana and has since become a key component for the side.
    Modise has extremely good technique, a bag full of tricks, a great eye for a pass and good shooting ability as well (for a winger) and it is these attributes which has earned him honours such as South African Player Of The Year.

    If South Africa are to progress to the 2nd round of the World Cup, Modise will play a key part.

Yoann Gourcuff - France

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Cuauhtemoc Blanco - Mexico

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Luis Suarez - Uruguay

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Angel Di Maria - Argentina

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Theofanis Gekas - Greece

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John Obi Mikel - Nigeria

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Park Chu Young - South Korea

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Karim Ziani - Algeria

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Joe Hart - England

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Robert Koren - Slovenia

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Landon Donavan - USA

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Tim Cahill - Australia

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Piotr Trochowski

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Sulley Muntari - Ghana

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Neven Subotic - Serbia

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Carlos Kameni - Cameroon

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Simon Kjaer - Denmark

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Keisuke Honda - Japan

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Eljero Elia - Netherlands

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Antonio Di Natale - Italy

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Rory Fallon - New Zealand

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Lucas Barrios - Paraguay

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Miroslav Stoch - Slovakia

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Maicon - Brazil

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Yaya Toure - Cote D'Ivorie (Ivory Coast)

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Jong Tae-Se - Korea DPR (North Korea)

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Bruno Alves - Portugal

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Alexis Sanchez - Chile

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Maynor Figueroa - Honduras

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Blaise N'Kufo - Switzerland

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David Silva - Spain

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