By, Kyle Gibson
Here’s my list of the Top 5 Guys at or Below age 23 (when youth competitions end) at the 2014 World Cup.
5. DeAndre Yedlin- USA
Yedlin made the most of injuries and used his speed in 3 appearances at the World Cup. Jurgen Klinsmann was forced to select players with plenty of speed thanks to the Group of Death, which explains why the 21 year old was picked over more experienced names. Yedlin played with unflappable confidence and has attracted transfer
interest from all over Europe, most notably with AS Roma.
5. Divock Origi, Belgium
The 19 year old is the youngest Belgium player to ever score in a World Cup Finals, after hitting the game winner against Russia. Origi is expected to sign with Liverpool, which adds to the already impressive list of Belgium players in the EPL.
4. Mario Götze, Germany
I’m 22 years old. My crowning achievement so far In life is graduating college. Götze can already claim fame as a Bayern Munich star and the man who scored the World Cup winning goal at age 22.
3. Paul Pogba, France
The Young Player of the Tournament Is 3rd on my list, I know, but I think there’s a pretty sensational pair of South American guys ahead of him. Still, Pogba is going to be one of the greatest players of his generation. He reminds me of a deeper-lying Zidane, a supreme French talent that has a bit of trouble with temper. Why did Manchester United let him go??
1. James Rodriguez and Neymar. Colombia and Brazil.
What more can be said about these 2 guys? With 10 combined goals in their first World Cup, I’m wondering just how many these 2 will bring to Russia in 2018 and the USA in 2022 (sorry Qatar).