The biggest sports festival of 2018 organized by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), FIFA World Cup has begun in Russia. All the common people are aware about Argentina’s Lionel Messi and Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo. They are both undoubtedly the best players.

2018 FIFA World Cup: List Of Best Players, Excluding Messi & Ronaldo
2018 FIFA World Cup: List Of Best Players, Excluding Messi & Ronaldo |image:CNBC.com

Amid all, football lovers across the world are keen to see their favorite players on the field, showing their skills. However, we have brought these top 10 players to watch out for this biggest football season, FIFA World Cup 2018 not named Messi and Ronaldo!

Neymar Jr (Brazil)

Football is considered as a religion in Brazil and Neymar Jr is the star of the nation. The 26-year-old is set to guide PSG in the UEFA Champions League, as the main man. This will be a great groundwork for him, ahead of leading his national team in the FIFA World Cup. Neymar Jr is one of the best footballers of the world having a record of 52 goals in 80 games.

Luis Suárez (Uruguay)

Nowadays, Uruguay managed to succeed in World tournaments as in 2010’s World Cup in South Africa, reached till Semi-Finals. Luis Suárez is considered as one of the intense players of the world. The 31-year-old has scored 47 goals in 94 appearances.

Toni Kroos (Germany)

Toni Kroos was considered as one the best players in the 2014 World Cup, as he was the most important man in Germany’s midfield. In 2014, Toni Kroos played a vital role to make Germany as the World Champion. Notably, 28-year-old has won it all, at both club level and international football.

Mohamed Salah (Egypt)

People have high hopes from Egyptian footballer Mohamed Salah during this FIFA World Cup 2018, Russia. After all, Salah is one of the finest football players who always been showing his skills on the ground and also his tactics.

David Silva (Spain)

David Silva who is also considered as ‘Spanish Messi’, will be one of the most popular players to watch out in this FIFA World Cup 2018, Russia. David Silva has always been playing a vigorous part in some of the vital matches and helped Spain to win big titles like FIFA World Cup in 2010 and the Euro Cup in 2012.

Mesut Ozil (Germany)

How can we forget Germany’s Mesut Ozil.The 29-year old footballer is now known as, ‘Assist King’ as he assisted other German players to win matches in 2014 World Cup. He is known for his talent of finding an assist and the ease with which he gets past his opponents.

Eden Hazard (Belgium)

The dark horses of the tournament, Belgium has always been a surprise in the league. Eden Hazard is known for his rapid dribbles where he can run past his entire opposition and score goals single-handedly.

James Rodríguez (Colombia)

Colombian footballer James Rodríguez who plays as an attacking midfielder or winger. He is frequently ranked as one of the best players of his generation. James is also a captain of Colombia and admired for his technique, vision and skills.

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