Top Black Players to Watch in 2014 World Cup

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  • Tim Howard
  • Jozy Altidore
  • Marcelo
  • Kevin Prince Boeteng
  • Pepe
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  • Mario Balotelli
  • Neymar
  • Samuel Eto'o
  • Alex Song
  • Yaya Toure
  • Vincent Kompany
  • Paul Pogba

Kevin Prince Boeteng (Ghana)

Although Kevin Prince Boeteng has distinguished himself on the field as a midfielder for FC Schalke and a forward on Ghana’s national team, his history-making moment came when he walked off the field. In 2013, when the 27-year-old was still playing for AC Milan, frustrated with the nonstop racist chants from the crowd, he stopped playing and left the field — a direct violation of league rules. Instead of punishment, he was supported by his own teammates, who abandoned the game completely. This summer, in his second World Cup, he will be playing against his brother, who is on the German team. (Photo: Clive Mason/Getty Images)

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