Players to Watch in 2014 World Cup

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  • Lionel Messi, Argentina
  • Neymar, Brazil
  • Mario Balotelli, Italy
  • Xavi Hernandez, Spain
  • Yaya Toure, Ivory Coast
  • Andrea Pirlo, Italy
  • Michael Bradley, USA
  • Manuel Neuer, Germany
  • Paul Pogba, France
  • Wayne Rooney, England
  • Alexis Sanchez, Chile
  • Angel di Maria, Argentina
  • Luis Suarez, Uruguay
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  • Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal

Mario Balotelli, Italy

Leave it to Mario Balotelli to provide plenty of entertainment. From his colorful Mohawk hairstyle to his notorious shirtless goal celebrations, Balotelli is Italy’s 23-year-old wild child. Antics aside, though, Balotelli's kick game is mean. He’s easily one of the best finishers, making opponents pay for any mistakes in a split-second. (Photo: Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

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