2014 World Cup: The Top 5 Players From Group D

2014 World Cup: The Top 5 Players From Group D

2014 World Cup: The Top 5 Players From Group D
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Group D will be one of the most compelling and competitive groups at the 2014 World Cup. Not only is the group filled with world-class players, the nations in Group D are home to some of the most polarizing players in the soccer world. Who’s the top player in the group? That can be debated all day long, but here is our pick for the top five players in Group D.

5. Wayne Rooney, England

Wayne Rooney celebrating after scoring for England
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5. Wayne Rooney, England

Wayne Rooney celebrating after scoring for England
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He may not be an unstoppable force like a couple of the other players on this list, but Rooney is still a world-class striker with great ability. With good support behind him, he can do some incredible things and opposing teams will be focusing a lot of energy during the World Cup on making sure Rooney doesn’t hurt them.

4. Mario Balotelli, Italy

Italy and Milan striker Mario Balotelli
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4. Mario Balotelli, Italy

Italy and Milan striker Mario Balotelli
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Every single soccer fan may not like him, but in terms of pure ability, he’s one of the best in the world. Balotelli is a dangerous striker who must be accounted for at all times. He can out-run and out-muscle even the best defenders, and he can shoot with so much power that you’d think he could rip a hole in the back of the net. If he can stay focused and disciplined, he’ll be one of the top goal scorers in this year’s World Cup.

3. Andrea Pirlo, Italy

Andrea Pirlo
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3. Andrea Pirlo, Italy

Andrea Pirlo
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Age is just a number, at least for Pirlo, who is still one of the top players in the world at age 34. He’s never been one of the fastest or strongest players, so that’s not an issue in his old age. He’s still technically gifted, with the ability to make brilliant passes and be an assassin on free kicks, and that makes him one of the top players in Group D.

2. Edinson Cavani, Uruguay

Edinson Cavani
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2. Edinson Cavani, Uruguay

Edinson Cavani
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Cavani is one half of Uruguay’s potent striker duo. Not only is he a great goal scorer with impressive technical abilities, but he’s also a tireless worker, giving you everything you could want in a striker, and making him one of the world’s top players and second best player in Group D to only his teammate.

1. Luis Suarez, Uruguay

Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani of Uruguay
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1. Luis Suarez, Uruguay

Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani of Uruguay
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After the season he had for Liverpool, there’s no doubt that Suarez is one of the most prolific goal scorers in the world heading into the World Cup. His technical skills are phenomenal and he finishes goal-scoring opportunities with such easy, which will make him a nightmare for opposing defenses at the World Cup and makes him the top player coming out of Group D.

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