The 2014 FIFA World Cup is far away from the minds of people who are in the football/soccer world. Regardless,there is a new generation of footballers who are ready for the challenge.
The examples of that come to mind are Giovanni Dos Santos, Andre Ayew, Thomas Mueller, and Neymar. It is often difficult to predict what will happen between now and 2014 but these players appear to be the ones to look for.
Giovanni Dos Santos made his debut with the U-17 and U-20 FIFA World Cup Final, He continued his career with the Mexican National Football/Soccer Team into the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
The record of this aspiring star reads as 23 matches played, 16 wins, two draws, five losses, four goals, and four yellow cards. He was also instrumental along with fellow countryman Chicharito Hernandez in the shocking 2010 Mexican victory over France.
The career of this player who played for Galatsaray, FC Barcelona, and Tottenham Hotspurs has been on the rise thanks to his efficiency in the field. Liverpool recently wanted to add him to their roster in the hopes that he could deliver results in their future Premier League games, and UEFA Champion League.
Regardless of what will transpire, Giovanni Dos Santos (who should not be confused with Jonathan Dos Santos) is definitely going places.
Andre Ayew is the son of legendary Ghanian football player Abedi Pele. He participated in the 2010 FIFA World Cup during which Ghana defeated the United States of America.
In addition to being down to earth and respectful towards his fellow players, he also proved himself in the field since he played for the French team Arles-Avignon and Marseilles. He has 25 International Caps and one International Goal.
It remains to be seen what will transpire for him but he is worth watching during the period from now to the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Thomas Mueller left an impression at the 2010 FIFA World Cup with six most played games, five wins, zero draws, one loss, five goal for, and two yellow cards. He belonged to the German National Football Tseam that managed to advance against all odds to win second place at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
He is the recipient of the Hyundai Best Young Player Award He is currently playing for Bayern Munich and the Bundesliga. While he is still in the beginning stages, his participation in the 2010 FIFA World Cup with future games could serve as a springboard for this aspiring player.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup would not be complete without Neymar. While he did not participate in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, he can show potential if he gets his act together.
Neymar is the oldest of the players mentioned in the slideshow and 2014 could be his last one. While he has the potential (and has been linked with Chelsea), Neymar has been suspended from the Brazilian National Football/Soccer Team for insubordination.
The punishment will last one month and it is hoped that it will give Neymar time to think what he has done and what he could accomplish. Regardless, he is another worth watching.
Gustavo Ruelas is the surprise candidate that deserves to be watched for the possibility of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
The Mexican-American Player born in California has the best of two worlds playing for various football teams in the USA and Mexico. He is currently on loan to Celtic FC from his team Santos Laguna in Mexico.
The loan is one of the components of the increase in contacts between Santos Laguna and Celtic FC. He has shown potential although he has not played much. While a lot has to be written about Ruelas, I think that he will play a big role either for Mexico or the USA in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.