Players to Watch in 2014 World Cup

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  • 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
  • Lionel Messi, Argentina
  • Neymar, Brazil
  • Mario Balotelli, Italy
  • Xavi Hernandez, Spain
  • Yaya Toure, Ivory Coast
  • Andrea Pirlo, Italy
  • Michael Bradley, USA

Wayne Rooney, England

Want to know what it’s like to have the weight of the world on your shoulders? Just watch Wayne Rooney. After failing to notch a single goal in the past two World Cup tournaments, the English are counting on its striker, now 28-years-old, to not only score but lead them to victory. Rooney will be tested early, as England opens the tournament against Italy and its vaunted defense. (Photo: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

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