Lionel Messi is best player in the world and this is likely to be his last chance at winning the World Cup. At 35 years old, Messi is on his second season with PSG and so far has 12 goals and 14 assists in just 18 games. but for now, all his focus and energy and heart will be in Qatar.

Kylian Mbappé is considered one of the best players in the world right now. After becoming the first teenager to score twice in a World Cup in France’s victory over Croatia in the 2018 World Cup in Russia (four goals and one assist in total), He will be a key player in the attack for France in Qatar.

As excellent a passer as he is a shooter, Kevin De Bruyne is an asset to any team he plays with. On the Belgian team and on the Manchester City team, everything goes through De Bruyne first. One of the best midfielders in soccer, he’ll be the key to getting the ball in the net one way or another and should help Belgium soar to the top of Group F.

Not only is Neymar one of the top players in the World Cup, but Brazil is one of the top teams. Neymar is a threat. With Brazil, he’ll be playing alongside other greats like Vinicius Junior, Richarlison, and Raphinha. But Neymar will be the focus of the attack.

Despite France’s Euro 2020 exit, Benzema is still one of the best goalscorers in the game. The two-time Ballon d’Or winner knows how to perform in the clutch moments and will have a spectacular cast around him on the France team, including Mbappe. now will be looking for his second World Cup title, having won with France in Russia in 2018.

It’s just mid-season, but Lewandowski has not slowed down, scoring 18 goals in 19 games with Barcelona after leaving Bayern Munich. Apparently it doesn’t matter who is around him, Lewandowski will find the net. Going into the World Cup on that high combined with Lewy’s penchant for finishing, and Poland has themselves a huge asset.

Cristiano Ronaldo is further down on a list of top players as anyone’s ever seen him, Ronaldo has 117 goals in 191 games with Portugal and is their all-time leading goalscorer. Forget what you’ve seen in the Premier League. Ronaldo will take back control for Portugal in Qatar. And it’s likely the last time we’ll see it.

This could be Modric’s last go at a World Cup. Heading into his 4th at age 37 (though you wouldn’t know it watching him play), Croatia may not have the same group of superstars that Madrid has, but Modric will see to it that he takes them as far as possible.

Vinicius Junior is heading into his first World Cup at 22 years old. Playing alongside Benzema, the two have become a dual threat. he’ll have the support of Neymar to get down the field and cause trouble for opposing defenses.

England captain Harry Kane is going to be a huge key to England’s survival in this tournament as the Three Lions look for success in the World Cup. England has a list of key players struggling with injury, which means the pressure is on even more for Kane, who shouldn’t have any trouble shouldering it on the big stage.