World Cup 2014: Brazil – Key Players

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Neymar

Neymar

Age

22

Club

Barcelona

Position

Striker

Int. Caps

47

Int. Goals

30

 

The poster boy of Brazilian football, Neymar is undoubtedly the star man of the Brazil squad. At just 22, Neymar has captured the imagination of his adoring fans and it would not be an exaggeration to say that he is carrying the enormous weight of expectation of a whole nation on his young shoulders.

While the striker did not enjoy the best of seasons with Barcelona, there is no denying the young man’s immense talent and the striker is expected to deliver during the World Cup. His record of 30 goals in just 47 appearances for the Seleção is simply outstanding and if Brazil are going to lift the World Cup, a lot will depend on how Neymar performs.

Thiago Silva (Captain)

Thiago Silva

Age

29

Club

Paris Saint-Germain

Position

Defender

Int. Caps

44

Int. Goals

2

 

Arguably the best defender in the world at the moment, skipper Thiago Silva has become a vital component of the Brazilian National team over the years. A tough tackling defender with pace and power, Thiago Silva is also very sound on a technical level and is more than capable of launching attacks from the back.

The defender enjoyed a fine campaign with Paris Saint Germain this season, claiming the league and cup double but the real test of his mettle will be during the World Cup. In a well drilled Brazilian outfield, Thiago Silva is the leader and opposition teams will certainly find it difficult to breach a backline consisting of the duo of Silva and Dante.

Fred

Fred

Age

30

Club

Fluminense

Position

Striker

Int. Caps

31

Int. Goals

16

 

While Neymar may steal all the headlines for Brazil, it is actually Fluminense striker Fred who is the focal point of attack for Scolari’s side. After an underwhelming spell in Europe, the 30-year old seems to have reinvented himself in Brazil and is absolutely crucial for his nation’s chances at the World Cup.

Big and strong, Fred is an expert in bringing others into play and the striker allows the likes of Neymar and Oscar to flourish. The 30-year old is not too shabby in front of goal as well, boasting a record of a goal every other game for Brazil and he could certainly be one of the contenders to win the prestigious Golden boot if his side manage to enjoy a good tournament.

World Cup Key Players –

Group A – BrazilCroatiaMexicoCameroon

Group B –  SpainNetherlandsChileAustralia

Group C – ColombiaGreeceIvory CoastJapan

Group D – UruguayCosta RicaEnglandItaly

Group E – SwitzerlandEcuadorFranceHonduras

Group F – ArgentinaBosnia & HerzegovinaIran,  Nigeria

Group G – GermanyPortugalGhanaUnited States

Group H – BelgiumAlgeriaRussiaSouth Korea

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