By Raza Mehdi
Dec 04, 2022
Ronaldo has natural speed, balance and agility, and his strength makes many opponents simply bounce off him. He is exceptionally gifted with both feet. The winger's free-kicks swerve with pace, making him a fearful opponent.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal Shooting
The marquee player for Brazil, Neymar is a renowned name in the football circuit. He is known for his speed, dribbling and finishing ability with both feet. His playing style has earned him critical recognition from fans, media and former players.
Neymar, Brazil All-rounder
Mbappé ascended to stardom when he became the first teenager to score twice in a World Cup in France’s victory over Croatia in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. His greatest strength is the way he can combine extreme speed with agility and quality finishing.
Kylian Mbappé, France Pace
The captain of the Spain squad is the most versatile defensive midfielder among the all present players, blessed with an unrivalled understanding of the game. His deft touches allow him to control gameplay with ease, making him the ideal foil for all the exciting young talent around him on the pitch.
Sergio Busquets, Spain Defense
Modric’s passing skills, vision, composure and power to control the ball have been consistently exceptional over the last decade. His ability to find pockets of space is unbelievable. He is excellent at dribbling and rarely loses the ball. All these abilities make him the game's most ardent player.
Luka Modric, Croatia Passing
It’s just mid-season, and Lewandowski has already scored 18 goals in 19 games with Barcelona after leaving Bayern Munich. Lewandowski will find the net, no matter who his opponent is. Going into the World Cup on that high note, combined with Lewy’s penchant for finishing, Poland has themselves a huge asset.
Robert Lewandowski, Poland Power
Among Harry Kane's strengths, his perfect technique is a little hunch of the back at the start and striking a ball accurately with his right foot. He also has exceptional aerial ability and frequently ranks among the highest-scoring players.
Harry Kane, England Reliability
Vinicius Junior is heading into his first World Cup at 22 years old. After a slow start with Real Madrid, Vinicius has blossomed into a rising star. Vinicius is a natural winger who is blessed with an electric pace and flashy skills to outrun his defenders.
Vinicius Junior, Brazil Fearlessness
One of the best defenders of his generation, Virgil's strength and power, especially in the air, make him a dangerous opponent who is also complemented by a number of other talented players around him. Many of his performances are defensive masterclasses, and the Netherlands hope that he does the same in their upcoming knockout games.
Virgil Van Dijk, Netherlands Aerial ability
Messi is the best player in the world, and this is likely to be his last chance at winning the World Cup. He has an exceptional blend of intelligence and sharpness as both a creator and scorer of goals. His judgments between passing and shooting are evident when he advances towards the goalkeeper.
Lionel Messi, Argentina Dribbling