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Top 5 Right-Backs At The 2014 World Cup

Best Right Backs at the World Cup

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Power ranking the positions at the World Cup can be a slippery slope even a month out from the first match. Players may have to shift or face injuries, and that doesn't even mention that right back is not one of the deepest positions across the 32 countries. There are a few names you will know and maybe two that will come as a surprise. Those two also come from the same club team.

5. Mauricio Isla

Mauricio Isla
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5. Mauricio Isla

Mauricio Isla
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Isla is the first of the Juventus defenders to appear on the list. He has competition on his club team from another member of this list but will be the featured right back for Chile. He has amassed a number of games in Serie A and the Europa League and is drawing interest from Dortmund among others. He is on the list because of his potential to shine by shutting down the Netherlands and Spain.

4. Maximiliano Pereira

Maximiliano Pereira
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4. Maximiliano Pereira

Maximiliano Pereira
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Max Pereira was one of the breakout stars in the 2010 World Cup. The Uruguayan is a very settled player who has been good for Benfica this season. His teammates in the back for Uruguay are solid which will allow Pereira to move forward on overlapping runs as well.

3. Stephan Lichtsteiner

Stephan Lichtsteiner
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3. Stephan Lichtsteiner

Stephan Lichtsteiner
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Lichtsteiner has taken playing time away from Isla at Juventus, and he could be the rock of the Switzerland back line in Brazil. Not only has he played well, but he also spoke truthfully and sincerely as the season wore on. He admitted silly goals were scored by Benfica in the first leg of a Europa League tie. Lichtsteiner is always willing to battle.

2. Dani Alves

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2. Dani Alves

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Dani Alves has been the focal point in soccer for other positive reasons and will be a focal point for the home country at the World Cup. He was named to the FIFA Confederations Cup Team of the Tournament last year along with the FIFPro World XI.

1. Philipp Lahm

Philipp Lahm
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1. Philipp Lahm

Philipp Lahm
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Philipp Lahm has long been one of the best right backs in the world. He may be pushing for the holding midfielder role for Germany, but the team will be better suited to use him at RB. He made the FIFA World XI last year and showed his versatility this year by playing multiple positions well.