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World Cup: 25 Players Who Will Make the Most Impact

World Cup Players Who Will Make the Biggest Impact

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There are so many quality players in the World Cup, but some are more important to their teams than others. Sometimes, one player has the strongest impact on a team's ability to win or lose, and these are the players who I'm going to discuss. The following players are the ones will make the biggest impact during the tournament.

25. Emilio Izaguirre

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25. Emilio Izaguirre

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Emilio Izaguirre may not be a well-known player, but he's important to Honduras. It needs to really rely on its defense if it hopes to exit the group stage, and this is where Izaguirre thrives. He's a top defender for Celtic, and I think he'll have a strong impact on how successful Honduras is.

24. Bryan Ruiz

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24. Bryan Ruiz

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Bryan Ruiz is a Costa Rican forward who has made it to the EPL. He may not be the best player in the World Cup, but he is one of the best players for Costa Rica. His team was drawn into a tough group, and he will be the player to lead them.

23. Mario Balotelli

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23. Mario Balotelli

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Mario Balotelli is well known for his theatrics, but he is also an amazing player. He wears his heart on his sleeve, and his passion for the sport is something to be admired. This powerful forward will definitely impact Italy's matches through every round.

22. Pepe

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22. Pepe

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Pepe is one of those players who has yet to lose his touch at his age. He's a veteran who was lucky to be born in a country with such an incredible team. Portugal has a top forward, but Pepe will be their best defender, who can easily impact the outcome of a match.

21. Luka Modric

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21. Luka Modric

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Luka Modric's native country is Croatia, and it will need his help escaping its group. The midfielder has plenty of experience playing top players in La Liga, and he will lend a helping hand in hopes of Croatia beating Mexico and Cameroon.

20. Mesut Ozil

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20. Mesut Ozil

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Germany is one of the best teams in the World Cup, but it was drawn into a tough group to start. It'll take on Portugal and the USMNT in hopes of moving on in the cup. It needs to put it's best foot forward, and this is where Mesut Ozil comes in. He's an incredible player whose team needs him to continue being as great as it is.

19. Gianluigi Buffon

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19. Gianluigi Buffon

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Gianluigi Buffon is one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time. This is why he will have such an impact on the matches Italy plays. He will save his back line from their mistakes, and I think he will have a big part in Italy's successful escape from its group stage.

18. Clint Dempsey

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18. Clint Dempsey

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Although, the USMNT has been seen as a lesser team, this has not been the case lately. It's getting stronger, and midfielders like Clint Dempsey are the reason for it. He has a strong impact on any match he plays, and he will be one of the USMNT players to help it succeed during the World Cup.

17. Manuel Neuer

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17. Manuel Neuer

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Germany's amazing forwards are matched by its great defense. It's goalkeeper, Manuel Neuer, is one of the best goalkeepers in the World Cup, and he is certainly one of the best players Germany has. His ability to keep the ball out of the net will impact the way Germany wins its matches.

16. Eden Hazard

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16. Eden Hazard

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Belgium had the best luck as far as group goes. I don't think it has anything to worry about until the next round. Regardless, it's strong forward, Eden Hazard, will be there to help lead the team past its opponents.

15. Wayne Rooney

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15. Wayne Rooney

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England was drawn into a tough group, but it also has some amazing players like Wayne Rooney. He and the other forwards are going to be searching for the net nonstop, and I think he can lead the club out of group stage.

14. Javier Hernandez

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14. Javier Hernandez

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Javier Hernandez is arguably Mexico's top player. He scores goals in tough situations, and I think he'll single-handedly effect the impact of Mexico's results. Goalkeepers needs to watch out for him if they hope to keep his team at bay.

13. Luis Saurez

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13. Luis Saurez

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Luis Saurez had become the best striker in the EPL, and this is why Uruguay needs him so much. He is incredible at scoring goals, and he'll carry the team more than any other player. He will help define how far they go during the World Cup.

12. Alexis Sanchez

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12. Alexis Sanchez

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Alexis Sanchez has only gotten better since joining Barcelona. He is the kind of player Chile needs to win matches, and he will have the biggest impact during the World Cup. Chile was drawn into a tough group, and Sanchez needs to make no mistakes if he wishes for his team to move forward.

11. James Rodriguez

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11. James Rodriguez

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James Rodriguez is one of the younger players in the World Cup, but that does not make him less important. He will need to be there to help the team win matches. I have high hopes that Colombia will escape the group stage, but Rodriguez needs to play his best to continue winning after that.

10. Radamel Falcao

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10. Radamel Falcao

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Radamel Falcao dealt with a serious injury and was thought to be ruled out of the World Cup. Surprisingly, he was listed on Colombia's preliminary roster, which means he is very important to his country. If he is fit enough, he and Rodriguez will make an amazing pair to be able to take on the best teams.

9. Andres Iniesta

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9. Andres Iniesta

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Andres Iniesta is one of the best midfielders in the world, and he showed his skills during the 2010 World Cup. He now needs to shine again to help Spain become repeat champions. The way he plays will affect Spain's chances in every match.

8. Robin van Persie

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8. Robin van Persie

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Robin van Persie is one of the best strikers in EPL, which is why he is so important to the Netherlands. The team isn't the best, but is far from the worst. Van Persie's abilities will guide the team, and hopefully they will get far.

7. Tim Cahill

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7. Tim Cahill

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Australia had no luck in group draw, which is why Tim Cahill is so important. He will be needed if his team hopes to escape group stage or beyond.

6. Leo Messi

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6. Leo Messi

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Leo Messi is one of the best players in the world, which is why he is so important to Argentina. The team won the luck of the draw with their group, but after that they will face some tough teams. Messi is no stranger to top defenders, and he will help carry his team and making goals to move it ahead.

5. David Villa

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5. David Villa

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David Villa is the best striker on Spain's National Team, and he holds the current record for the most goals by any Spanish players. He will need to continue to add to this tally if Spain hopes to be as successful as they were in 2010. His team needs to look to him as a strong forward and hope he can make the important goals.

4. Michael Bradley

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4. Michael Bradley

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Michael Bradley has become a true leader for the U.S. National Team, and recently has become a top scorer. If the USMNT hopes to escape the group of death, Bradley will be the player to rely on. His abilities and hard work will become what controls the USMNT's outcome in this do or die situation.

3. Rafael Marquez

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3. Rafael Marquez

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Mexico was drawn into group A with the World Cup hosts, but I think it has a shot at surviving group stage. It will need to rely heavily on Rafael Marquez's defensive skills and possible leadership as captain. He will need to help the rest of his teammates put there best foot forward to move on in the cup.

2. Cristiano Ronaldo

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2. Cristiano Ronaldo

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Cristiano Ronaldo is the arguably the best player in the world at the moment, and Portugal will need his help to continue being a top team. They are third in the world according to FIFA rankings, and his skill is a big part in that, which is why he will be a big part of how successful Portugal is the World Cup.

1. Neymar Jr.

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1. Neymar Jr.

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The player missing from Brazil during the last World Cup was Neymar. He had yet to become what he is today. Recently, with his help, Brazil crushed competition during the Confederations Cup. I think he will help it do the same this summer, and he will be making the most plays throughout the cup.