Top Black Players to Watch in 2014 World Cup

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

Vincent Kompany (Belgium)

Although most people are putting their money on Brazil, Spain or Argentina to win the World Cup, the dark horse in the race is Belgium. Not known for being a soccer powerhouse, the team has a few stellar players, including defender Vincent Kompany. The 28-year-old, whose nickname is Vince the Prince, is captain for both the national team as well as Manchester City, who won the British Premier League this year. Born in Brussells, Kompany is involved in a number of philanthropic projects for education in his father’s native Democratic Republic of the Congo. He is also the official FIFA ambassador for the charity SOS Children and the owner of two sports bars in Belgium, Good Kompany.  (Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images)

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