FIFA World Cup 2018: Top 5 Young Players and their Journey to the biggest Footballing Glory

Thu May,2018
FIFA World Cup 2018: Top 5 Young Players and their Journey to the biggest Footballing Glory Soccer

Soon a month duration out of the year's calendar will be overtaken by the 2018 FIFA World Cup calendar. As we impatiently wait for the biggest footballing event which will center Russia from June 14 to July 15, the month of footballing acting will bring our hopes to life. 

In the light of the club achievements and individual achievements, we bring you the top 5 young players for you to look forward at the FIFA World Cup 2018, who might go down in the World Cup history.

1. Marco Asensio (22-year, Spain)

Marco Asensio, the Spanish footballer plays an attacking midfielder for Real Madrid and the Spain national team. Scouted by Barcelona and Real Madrid, Asensio made his senior debut with Mallorca's reserves in the 2013-14 season. On November 24, 2014, Asensio signed for Real Madrid. In 2015, he was loaned to RCD Espanyol and returned to his former team for the 2016-17 season. The season he won his first La Liga title, UEFA Super Cup, and UEFA Champions Leauge title with Real Madrid. In the 2017-18 season was a part of the Real's squad to win the Super Cup and UEFA Super Cup.

Asensio made his debut for the national under-21 team on March 26, 2015, coming as a substitute in a 2-0 win friendly over Norway. Asensio was selected fro the 2017 European Under-21 Championship, where he scored a hat-trick in his, helping his side over a 5-0 win against Macedonia.

With the likes of Iniesta, Isco, Busquets, Silva in the midfield, there are several doubts if the Real Madrid Wonder Boy gets chance to make appearances in the World Cup. However, it is for sure that he will prove himself if he plays.

2. Kylian Mbappe (19-year, France)

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Kylian Mbappe, on loan from Monaco to Paris Sain-German in 2018 with the transfer fee st to be  £128 Million (potentially the second-most expensive Association Football transfer if the transfer is completed), plays as a forward for Paris Saint-German and the France national team. Mbappe was a key player for Monaco, winning the team's first Ligue 1 title in seventeen years. Mbappe is one of the leading scorers of Saint-German this ongoing season (2017-18), scoring 13 goals in 23 appearances.

Mbappe made his senior international debut with the national side in March 2017, making his debut on March 25 in the 78th minute in a 3-1 win over Luxembourg at the 20018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. On August 31, he scored his first senior international goal in the World Cup qualifiers played against the Netherlands. For his senior national team, he has 12 appearances and has 3 goals to his name.

3. Gabriel Jesus (21-year, Brazil)

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Gabriel Jesus plays as a forward for Premier League club Manchester City and the Brazilian national team. Voted the best comer of the 2015 Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A, helped his Palmeiras to win the Copa do Brasil. In January 2017, he joined the English. He won the Premier League and EFL Cup in 2018 with Manchester City.

Before making his debut for the senior national side in September 2016, Jesus had 21 caps and seven goals at youth level. He won an Olympic gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics with the youth team. On September 1, 2016, he made to the senior team, playing in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers game against Ecuador and scored twice, leading his team to 3-0 win. He was Brazil's highest scorer in the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers, netting 7 goals in 10 matches.

4. Dele Alli (22-year, England)

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Dele Alli, the Tottenham Hotspur F.C. star plays as a midfielder the Premier League club and the England national team. In 2015, he joined the Premier League side after playing as you at Milton Keynes Dons, making 88 appearances and scoring 24 goals. For the 2015-16 season, Alli was voted the season's PFA Young Player of the Year.

Alli made his senior debut for the national team in 2015, after playing for the England U17, U18 and U19 teams. He played his first for the senior national side on October 9, coming as a late substitute in a 2-0 win over Estonia. On 17 November 2015, he scored the opening goal in a 2-0 win against France. Alli has 2 senior side goals to his name in a total of 23 appearances.

5. Joshua Kimmich (23, Germany)

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Joshua Kimmich, the German footballer plays as a right back for Bayern Munich and the Germany national team. On January 2, 2015, Kimmmich agreed to join Bayern Munich, leaving RB Leipzig. With Bayern, he has won three German Championship (15-16, 16/17 & 17/18), one German Cup in the 2015-16 season and two Germa Super Cup (16-17 & 17-18). He has 77 appearances with Bayern and has scored 7 goals.

On May 17, 2016, Kimmich was named in Germany's 27 and squads for UEFA Euro 2016. On 21 June, he was selected in their final Euro 2016 group match against Northern Ireland, succeeding Benedikt Howedes as a right-back. He scored his first goal for his national team in a 3-0 victory over Norway during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers on September 4, 2016. Kimmich played in all five games of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, lifting Germany's first Confederations Cup title with the team. For his senior national side, he has scored 3 goals in 17 appearances.