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FIFA World Cup 2022: Potential Breakout Stars to watch

The World Cup is always an excellent opportunity for young players to make a name for themselves.

The FIFA World Cup 2022 is about to begin, and all fans are eager to see their favourite stars represent their country and compete for glory. The World Cup is always an excellent opportunity for young players to make a name for themselves, demonstrate their true potential, and perform best for their home country. So we’ll be looking at potential stars who could have breakout performances in the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup.

The Potential Breakout Stars to watch in the FIFA World Cup 2022 are:

Netherlands: Cody Gakpo (23 years old)

The Dutch National Team are one of the few teams with the luxury of a young but talented squad, which is also regarded as one of the best headings in Qatar. One name that comes up on that list is Cody Gakpo. The 23-year-old winger only made one substitute appearance at Euro 2020 but is expected to play a significant role in Qatar. Gakpo has nine goals and 12 assists in the Eredivisie so far. However, he will be challenged by his teammates Xavi Simmons and Jurien Timber.

France: William Saliba (21 years old)

The French National Team has always that 1 hot prospect that stands out in every World Cup. Following the footsteps of recent World Cup stars like Kylian Mbappe and Benjamin Pavard, William Saliba is the next person to put up a standout performance for his country. Saliba may not be an immediate starter, but when called upon, he will undoubtedly deliver an outstanding performance. He excels on the ball and in the air, and he rarely loses duels, even against the fastest attackers.

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England: Jude Bellingham (19 years old)

Another hot prospect coming out of the England squad, Jude has taken the football world by storm and is quickly becoming a global star by putting out outstanding performances at the club level for Borussia Dortmund. Jude is a complete box-to-box midfielder, which is unusual for a player his age. Jude was also a part of the Euro 2020 squad but was down the pecking order behind the likes of Declan Rice and Kalvin Phillips. But the England boss Gareth Southgate will surely pick him in his starting XI in the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Brazil: Gabriel Martinelli (21 years old)

The Arsenal star has put out top-level performances for his club this season which booked his place in the Brazil National Team for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The 21-year-old star has gradually levelled up his game and got a deserving spot in the squad. In 14 league starts for Arsenal, he has 5 goals and 2 assists and is a workhorse on and off the ball. His quickness and finishing ability inside the box could be crucial off the bench for a stacked Brazilian squad.

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Germany: Jamal Musiala (19 years old)

Nothing more can be expressed about this German powerhouse, the 19-year-old has had a fantastic start to the season with Bayern Munich, scoring 12 goals and creating nine others. Musiala, who played for England’s youth teams before joining Germany, could replace veteran Thomas Mueller in the starting lineup for Hansi Flick’s side. Germany may need Musiala to score if they are to win their fifth World Cup in a row.

Ecuador: Moisés Caicedo (20 years old)

Another young talent coming out of the Premier League is the 20-year-old Brighton & Hove Albion’s starlet Moisés Caicedo. He is one of those rare hybrid profiles who can play as a single-pivot holding midfielder while also causing havoc as a box-to-box option, though his play in the third attacking needs to be refined. Caicedo has already played 25 times for Ecuador, including 15 starts in the country’s successful World Cup qualifying campaign. However, his teammates Piero Hincapié and José Cifuentes will give their best to stand out as well.

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Niladri Biswas
Niladri Biswas
Niladri is a football enthusiast and die-hard fan of Liverpool FC. He is currently living his passion through writing about his favorite sport at The Sportslite. He sees himself as a renowned football journalist in the future.


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