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World Cup 194 43 10 players who will emerge at the World Cup 11251801 Angel di Maria, Argentina Angel+di+Maria%2C+Argentina World Cup

It's exceedingly difficult for any player to break into the Argentina squad at winger or forward. Di Maria has. He's 22 years old, and after impressing in his three years at Benfica in Portugal, nearly every major club in Europe has shown interest in him. One problem? Some reports say Benfica want as much as 40 million pounds for him. A big month at the World Cup would enforce that asking price.

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World Cup 194 43 10 players who will emerge at the World Cup 11251709 Yoann Gourcuff, France Yoann+Gourcuff%2C+France World Cup

Gourcuff turns 24 on July 11 -- the day of the World Cup final. For France to still be playing then, Gourcuff will have to have a huge month. After not playing much in his two seasons at AC Milan, Gourcuff had a breakout year in 2008-09 when he was on loan at Bordeaux. Last season, after officially joining the French side, Gourcuff established himself as one of the premier playmakers in his league, and we dare say, Europe. But this situation is not as simple as it seems. Gourcuff replaces Zinedine Zidane in the French lineup. One of the most creative and skilled players of his generation, Zidane led France to one World Cup title and another appearance in the final. Gourcuff isn't Zidane. But France is hoping he can begin to fill his over-sized shoes.

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World Cup 194 43 10 players who will emerge at the World Cup 11251793 Toni Kroos, Germany Toni+Kroos%2C+Germany World Cup

He may be only 20 years old and have three caps to his credit, but Kroos is set for stardom. He's currently on loan at Bayer Leverkusen from Bayern Munich, and scored 10 goals in 43 games the past two club seasons from his attacking midfield position. With Germany's recent rash of injuries, Kroos is going to have his chance to shine.

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World Cup 194 43 10 players who will emerge at the World Cup 11251710 Simon Kjaer, Denmark Simon+Kjaer%2C+Denmark World Cup

He has already faced world-class players such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic on the international stage. And he's worthy of the competition. He has become a starting central defender for Serie A side Palermo, and, at just 21 years old, is a threat on offense in set pieces. Denmark is a dark horse this year, and Kjaer may be their knight in shining armor.

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World Cup 194 43 10 players who will emerge at the World Cup 11251711 Marek Hamsik, Slovakia Marek+Hamsik%2C+Slovakia World Cup

For fans of Serie A, Marek Hamsik is a well-known name. He has scored 30 goals in the last three seasons for Napoli. But this is his time to shine on the world stage. Slovakia is in one of the less challenging groups, so they could do well. And this 22-year-old is ready for it. He is the engine that makes Slovakia's offense churn, and he can single-handedly influence the outcome of the game. If you're an Italy fan, you'd better watch out for Marek Hamsik.

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World Cup 194 43 10 players who will emerge at the World Cup 11251783 Giampaolo Pazzini, Italy Giampaolo+Pazzini%2C+Italy World Cup

At 25, Pazzini may seem a touch old for this list, but not everyone blossoms at the same time. Pazzini is blossoming now. After scoring 25 goals in 108 appearances over four seasons with Fiorentina in Italy, Pazzini scored 30 goals in all competitions for Sampdoria this past year. Now, with Italy coach Marcello Lippi casting aside some of the country's older strikers in favor of youth, this is the time for Pazzini to start making his international mark.

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World Cup 194 43 10 players who will emerge at the World Cup 11251708 Alexis Sanchez, Chile Alexis+Sanchez%2C+Chile World Cup

Sanchez would have made this list anyway, but with Chile's best player (and striker) Humberto Suazo suffering a slight muscle tear in his leg during the team's last friendly, Sanchez will be counted on even more. The 21-year-old winger has scored 11 international goals for his country, a total that will need to rise if Chile are going to make it out of group play with Suazo out for at least the first game -- and possibly all of group play.

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World Cup 194 43 10 players who will emerge at the World Cup 11251673 Jozy Altidore, USA Jozy+Altidore%2C+USA World Cup

He's just 20 years old, but Altidore is the only definite starter for the U.S. at striker. He plays his club ball over in England (though his Premiership side Hull City was relegated last month), and, at 6-foot-1, is a physical presence in the box. A strong showing in South Africa will prove that Altidore belongs at the highest level of club soccer, and that he will be a leader for the U.S. team for a decade or more to come.

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World Cup 194 43 10 players who will emerge at the World Cup 11251712 Salomon Kalou, Ivory Coast Salomon+Kalou%2C+Ivory+Coast World Cup

He's 24, going on 25, so he's not exactly young by soccer standards. He has played for Cote d'Ivoire since 2007 and Chelsea since 2006, so he isn’t new to the big time. But Salomon Kalou, despite his immense talent, has always been a bit off to the side, a bit out of the spotlight. At his West London club team, there are so many world-class players that it's tough for anyone to stand out. For Cote d'Ivoire, he has to contend with the star power of Didier Drogba. This year may be different. Kalou took his game to a new level with Chelsea last year, and with so much attention being paid to Drogba, Kalou has the opportunity to pick up the scoring and finally shine in his own right. And he will.

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World Cup 194 43 10 players who will emerge at the World Cup 11251707 Giovanni dos Santos, Mexico Giovanni+dos+Santos%2C+Mexico World Cup

Dos Santos must emerge if Mexico have hopes of getting out of group play – and they should. Dos Santos, from his attacking position, is an explosive player, as he showed during Mexico's recent friendly against England. At just 21 years old, dos Santos will also be tormenting the Americans in CONCACAF play for a long time to come.

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