Top Ten Football Players To Look Out in World Cup 2018
FIFA 18 ratings represent the top players in the game, with ratings based on their performances from the past year. Here is the list of top ten players rating as per the source by EASPORTS.
10. Gonzalo Higuaín
Argentine professional striker, Gonzalo Higuaín plays for the Argentine national team and Italian club Juventus. He transferred to Juventus for a fee of €90 million paid in two installments, becoming one of the highest football transfers of all-time and highest ever transfer for an Italian club.
Nicknamed El Pipita or Pipa, Higuain is one of only three foreign-born players to have played for Argentina in a FIFA World Cup. He has represented the nation at two World Cups and three Copa América tournaments.
More on the traditional side as far as forwards go, Higuaín can finish nearly anything with both feet and his head.
9. Toni Kroos
Toni Kroos, a professional player, is a key cog in the successful machines of both Real Madrid and the German national team. Kroos is the best passer with 88 passing in the modern game.
Kroos was part of the team that won the 2014 World Cup, becoming the first footballer to win the competition (as of 2016). Also, he was named to the 2014 FIFA World Cup All-Star Team and Dream Team.
8. Eden Hazard
Eden Hazard, the most popular player in the Belgian history who has been compared to the professionals like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi by media, coaches, and players.
Described as a superb passer, Hazard is often ranked as one of the best players in the world and has earned critical acclaim for his playing style.
Hazard was also part of the team that reached the quarterfinals of the 2014 World Cup and the UEFA Euro 2016.
7. Sergio Ramos
The best center back in the world, Sergio Ramos captains both Real Madrid and the Spanish national team. He primarily plays as a central defender and can also play as a right back.
Ramos has represented three World Cups and three European Championships. He won the 2010 World Cup and UEFA Euro in 2008 and 2012. He is the country’s youngest player to ever reach100 caps and is the second most capped player in the nation.
6. Robert Lewandowski
Professional striker, Robert Lewandowski made the record of the most hat-tricks a single European FIFA World Cup qualification, scoring 3 goals in the 20018 World Cup qualification match.
He is the first European to score 16 goals in the 2018 World Cup qualification, becoming the top scorer.
Lewandowski’s accurate and efficient finisher with his head and both feet made him a prolific goal-scorer and is regarded as one of the best strikers in the modern game, by pundits.
5. Manuel Neuer
Manuel Neuer plays as a goalkeeper and captains both, Bayern Munich club and the German national team.
Described as a sweeper-keeper for his unique playing speed and style, he is known for his quick reflexes, excellent shot-stopping abilities, strength, and long throwing range.
Neuer won the 2014 World Cup with Germany, as well as the Golden Glove for being the best goalkeeper in the tournament. He finished third in the voting, behind Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, for the FIFA Ballon d'Or award in 2014.
4. Luis Suárez
Professional striker Luis Suarez plays for Spanish club Barcelona and the Uruguay national team. Suarez has won 14 trophies in his career including four league titles, a UEFA Champions League title, and a Copa América.
A prolific goalscorer, Suárez has won two European Golden Shoes, an Eredivisie Golden Boot, a Premier League Golden Boot. He also ended the six-year dominance of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo by winning La Liga's Pichichi Trophy in 2016.
The most expensive player in the world, Neymar came into prominence at an early age from the Santos FC. He moved to Paris Saint-Germain in a transfer fee worth €222 million, making him the most expensive player in the world.
Neymar was the key success in Brazil’s successful win at the 2011 South American Youth Championship finishing as the leading goalscorer. He won the Golden Ball in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.
2. Lionel Messi
Regarded as the greatest of all time by many and often considered as the best player in the world, Lionel Messi holds the records for most official goals scored in La Liga (378).
Professional forward, Messi plays for the Argentine national team and Spanish club, Barcelona. He has spent his entire professional career with Barcelona winning 30 trophies, including eight La Liga titles, four UEFA Champions League titles, and five Copas del Rey.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo
Real Madrid Star, Cristiano Ronaldo holds the records for most official goals scored in Europe's top-five leagues (393). He moved to Real Madrid in a transfer worth €94 million (£80 million).
Ronaldo has won 14 trophies to date. His major trophies include two La Liga titles, two Copas del Rey, three UEFA Champions League titles, two UEFA Super Cups, and three FIFA Club World Cups.