With just over a fortnight to go, final squads for the 2014 FIFA World Cup are been slowly announced. With some surprise exclusions already and more to come, there are some very young and very talented players who have nothing to fear about. Of these, potentially world-class players we have narrowed it down to the top 5 youngest player you should watch out for at the World Cup in Brazil.
The 5 youngest player at the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil
Paul Pogba – having barely featured at Manchester United under Sir Alex Fergusson the 21-year-old Frenchman grew increasing frustrated and called time on his career at the Theatre of Dreams, opting for a move to Italian giants Juventus. Having joined Juventus in 2012 Pogba has been sensational and has displayed immense displays of skill, athleticism and the ability to hit surface-to-air missiles. Pogba’s efforts in Italy have not gone unnoticed, as he has helped Juventus to two consecutive league titles since his arrival. Moreover, Pogba is now regarded as one of France’s key players.
Thibaut Coutois – the Belgium shot-stopper has been on loan at Atletico Madrid from Chelsea for the last three seasons and has grown to be one of the finest keepers on the market. Having played a pivotal role for Diego Simeone’s men in clinching their first La Liga title in 18 years and narrowing missing out on a double with a tough loss in the Champions League final. At only 22 years old, it is frightening to think that he is already a contender for the golden gloves award at the World Cup.
Raheem Sterling – coming of the back of a sensational season for Liverpool where the Englishman notched up 9 goals and 5 assists, his displays of blistering pace and control landed him on the shortlist for the Young PFA Player of the Year. With the unfortunate injury to Theo Walcott, the young Englishman will be required on the wing to provide that much needed counter attack pace and defensive support.
William Carvaiho – following in the footsteps of Portuguese greats such as Christiano Ronaldo and Luis Figo, the latest graduate from Sporting Lisbon’s famous youth academy, is an imposing central midfielder who is linked to many of Europe’s powerhouse clubs. Since his debut for the national side in November 2013 people have been talking about the youngster as he has developed his game and become an exciting prospect to watch at this year’s tournament.
Serge Aurier – Not many wingbacks can defend as well as they attack, that seems to be the exception however with Aurier. The 21-year-old from the Ivory Coast scored 6 goals and provided 6 assists en route to being named in the Ligue 1 team of the year. His value is continues to rise and the 2014 World Cup prove another platform for further boosting his value amid links to teams such as Arsenal.