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Top 5 Players From Group E of 2014 World Cup

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Best Players in Group E

2014 World Cup Best Players Group E Stephan Lichtsteiner
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Many of the players in Group E at the World Cup are not household names, but plenty of stars could emerge. Here are five of the most promising.

5. Antonio Valencia

Antonio Valencia
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5. Antonio Valencia

Antonio Valencia
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Antonio Valencia will have a bigger reason to play well in Brazil: he was the closest to Christian Benitez who passed away 10 months ago. Valencia will use his pace to threaten back lines as Ecuador battles for the second place spot.

4. Josip Drmic

Josip Drmic
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4. Josip Drmic

Josip Drmic
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Josip Drmic may not be a household name, but he was third in the scoring race in the Bundesliga this season. The on-form Swiss striker just completed a move from Nurnberg to Bayer Leverkusen as his stock continues to rise. He scored 17 goals in the Bundesliga and will look to keep that touch going in Brazil.

3. Blaise Matuidi

Blaise Matuidi
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3. Blaise Matuidi

Blaise Matuidi
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The rest of the list comes from a good France side. Matuidi was pivotal for PSG this year. He contributed a few goals, but his real skill was flipping the action from defensive to offensive in a hurry. Matuidi also had three assists in the Champions League this year.

2. Karim Benzema

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2. Karim Benzema

Karim Benzema
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Coach Didier Deschamps was not a fan of Benzema a short time ago. Now Benzema is on form and on the verge of a Champions League title. He has now scored four times in his last five international appearances and 24 in all competitions with Real Madrid this past year.

1. Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba
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1. Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba
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Paul Pogba might be the key to France's attack. He was involved in so many key plays for Juventus this past season. The dynamic, 21-year-old midfielder brings intelligence and power to the field. He will be one of the most closely watched players at the World Cup.