10 Players to Watch at the 2018 World Cup

Coming off an historic season with Liverpool, Mohamed Salah will look to carry his form into Russia as the key man for Egypt. Which other players should you keep an eye on?

The World Cup is a proving ground for soccer's stars. For some, it's a chance to add to their well-established legacies and cement their place in the sport's history. For others, it's a chance to breakout and make a name for themselves on the world's biggest stage.

The 2014 World Cup introduced us to Colombia's James Rodriguez, and we saw Mario Gotze become the unlikely hero for Germany, scoring the match winner in extra time in the final.

In 2010, it was Thomas Muller who shone bright for Germany while Spain's legendary midfield began to build their legacy. Four years earlier, 2006 saw Germany's Lukas Podolski arrive on the international stage, and France's Zinedine Zidane exit it with a bang.

What does 2018 have in store? In order of group, here are 10 players to keep an eye on during this year's FIFA World Cup.