Best Players Of The World Cup 2014
The 2014 world cup in Brazil is considered by many specialists as the most spectacular ever. The quality of football and the physical expenditure by players is unrivalled.
Germany is crowned the best team of the 2014 World Cup and We take a look at the best players of this edition.
Do take note that we feel these players are the best based on their performances not just in one or two games but based on the average of the number of games played and how significant their output was in influencing events at the world cup!
Brazil: Neymar jr ..Though not spectacular as was the case at the Confederations cup, his goals and assists kept brazil competitive and in the race.
Costa Rica :J Campbell & K Navas. Campbell as a striker was a handful for most defences and Nava was an outstanding Goalkeeper instrumental to his team reaching the Quarter Finals
Ghana: Asamoah Gyan.. Leader,goalscorer and hardworking. Kept his team competitive.
Germany: M. Neuer,Philip Lahm,T.Kroos & B. Schweinsteiger… These players stood out in a world cup winning team that were impressive.
Nigeria: V. Enyeama.. performance was world class and was responsible for Nigeria reaching the 2nd round .
Cote D’ivoire: Serge Aurier..Classy right full back responsible for several good initiated attacks from behind and most significantly the assists for the 2 goals that gave his nation sole victory
Croatia: Rakitic.. Enterprising central midfielder with vision and exceptional passing capabilities
Mexico: G.Ochoa & A. Guardado.. Ochoa’s goalkeeping was just brilliant and Guardado seemed to have two hearts as he controlled play from the middle.
Australia:T Cahill.. his Goal will go down in history as one of the best ever added to his work rate.
Colombia: J. Rodriguez… Tournaments highest goal scorer with 6 goals and 2 assists in 5 games!
Uruguay: L. Suarez.. Like him or loathe him he is Mr. 60% of his country!
Argentina: L. Messi,A. Di Maria & Goalkeeper S. Romero… Di Maria was on fire in all games and had he not been injured could have won player of tournament. Messi’s four goals and 2 assists virtually carried his country to the finals whilst Romero in Goal, conceding little and saving penalties is commendable.
Greece : Samaras.. Single star in a cloudy team!
Ecuador. Enner Valencia.. Full of strenght,fight and goals. movements were impressive.
France: Paul Pogba.. World cup best youth player and by far the best Frenchman who could defend, create and attack effectively!
USA: T Howard.. Exceptional saves that has gotten the whole of America now drooling and rethinking its notion of Football!
Chile: A. Sanchez & C Bravo
Algeria: The whole team and it’s coach, HALILHODZIC Valid
Holland: A. Roebben,D. Kuyt …. Arjen Robben was on fire as he lead his team to the semi finals and had he gotten to the final he would definitely have been a stronger candidate for player of the tournament and not second as he eventually became!
Belgium: D Origi & A Witzel… Young and dynamic. Witzel showed so much maturity as he gave tempo and stability to his team and Origi was always decisive as he helped his nation advance.
These players above were quite impressive and stood out in my opinion. Please feel free to share your opinions but I would prefer backed by constructive statistics or opinions and not just sentiments..