2018 World Cup Midfielders To Watch

The World’s Best Midfielders

Introduction

In this list we review which Midfielders going into the 2018 World Cup in Russia you should be watching.

Table of contents

(listed in no particular order)

  1. Andrés Iniesta
  2. Philippe Coutinho
  3. Paul Pogba
  4. Kevin De Bruyne
  5. Marco Asensio
  6. Dele Alli
  7. Christian Eriksen
  8. James Rodríguez
  9. Paulinhno
  10. Isco

1. Andrés Iniesta

Credit: thenational.ae - Andres Iniesta is realistic about his chances of playing for Spain. David Ramos / Getty Images

The definition of a legend, Iniesta has had an outstanding career. This World Cup more than likely will be his last performance for Spain.

Midfield Skills


Andrés Iniesta Midfielder Skills


2. Philippe Coutinho

Credit: dailystar.co.uk - Philippe Coutinho made his Barcelona debut this week. Getty Images

Coutinho can easily be described as magic awaiting to happen. His ability to make defenders disappear with a simple move has become something of a show to watch. With his recent move to FC Barcelona, he is eager to show his worth both for club and country.

Attacking Midfield Skills


Philippe Coutinho Attacking Midfielder Skills


3. Paul Pogba

Credit: premierleague.com - Manchester United v Brighton and Hove Albion - Paul Pogba

A lot has been said of Pogba, but at this World Cup he’ll have a point to prove.

Defensive Midfield Skills


Paul Pogba Defensive Midfielder Skills


4. Kevin De Bruyne

Credit: metro.co.uk - De Bruyne produced a brilliant assist (Picture: AFP/Getty)

Always apart of the attack, De Bruyne will be pivotal to Belgium.

Attacking Midfield Skills


Kevin De Bruyne Midfielder Skills


5. Marco Asensio

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It seems like ever since he left Madrid his abilities and confidence has grown, so leading into this World Cup he will be eager to continue his form.

Attacking Midfield Skills


Marco Asensio Midfielder Skills


6. Dele Alli

Credit: inews.co.uk - Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match with Arsenal on 10 February 2018. (Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

An outstanding performance so far in the Premier League, he will be hoping to contribute to a sometimes struggling English side.

Attacking Midfield Skills


Dele Alli Midfielder Skills


7. Christian Eriksen

Credit: dailystar.co.uk - Christian Eriksen has been inspirational for Tottenham this season. Getty Images

He’s instrumental in forming the attack, assisting players but he also has the ability to score.

Attacking Midfield Skills


Christian Eriksen Midfielder Skills


8. James Rodríguez

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James has a had a bit of a rollercoaster ride in terms of his career ever since the last World Cup. But given his new found reassurance he will be looking forward to lighting up this World Cup the same way he did in the last one.

Attacking Midfield Skills


James Rodríguez Midfielder Skills


9. Paulinho

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Most people were quite skeptical when FC Barcelona bought him. But he has had an amazing career revival, the perfect comeback kid story.

Defensive Midfield Skills


Paulinho Defensive Midfielder Skills


10. Isco

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This player seems to be out of sorts when he plays for Madrid, but shines with Spain. He will be hoping to make a statement at this World Cup.

Attacking Midfield Skills


Isco Attacking Midfielder Skills


Photo by Fancy Crave on Unsplash
Photo by Fancy Crave on Unsplash

Conclusion

Thanks for reading, if you think a player is missing then let us know below.

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