Representing your country in the FIFA World cup is a matter of immense pride and wearing your country’s colors for the first time at Football’s biggest stage is truly special. So let’s have a look at our Highly anticipated World Cup Debut XI
Alisson Becker (Brazil)
Liverpool want Brazil’s no.1, AS Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker. pic.twitter.com/GfCcktVWhI
— Seleção Brasileira (@BrazilStat) May 28, 2018
In Goal, we have Alisson Becker, the Roma Goalkeeper has been in top form with 17 clean sheets in the Serie A. The Brazilian will be a force to be reckoned with in Russia and his solidarity at the back would be key for Brazil.
— Bailey Grant (@BaileyGrant10) June 1, 2018
The German International has been Germany’s first choice Left-back for a long time now and the consistent defender will be making his debut in the World Cup this year. Hector makes this team despite his Club FC Koln suffering relegation in the Bundesliga, but the German has been shown quality consistently for both Club and Country that he can’t be ignored.
At 6yrs, Miranda lost his older brother who was also a footballer. Being the youngest of 12 in his fam, he promised his mother “do not cry I’ll be like him.” Today, Miranda is a top defender! Respect @miranda023 pic.twitter.com/7rNepFlY1m
— Brazil Foot⚽ (@Brazil_TeamNews) May 25, 2018
The Brazilian Centre-back made his debut for Country in 2009 but 9 years and 2 World Cups later finds himself in the World Cup Suad for the first time. Miranda is immensely experienced and played a key role in bringing Champions League Football back to Inter Milan.
John Stones (England)
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“Attention beginning to turn towards the World Cup and plenty of loons have been out in force already. One has had £24 on John Stones being Top English Goalscorer at 100/1!” pic.twitter.com/ZMcVufz6Bc
— WeLoveBetting 💻 📱 (@WeLoveBettingUK) May 28, 2018
The Man City Centre-Back, much like the rest of his team, has had a terrific Season that saw the blue side of Manchester lift the Premier League title with 100 points. Stones will be making his debut for the ‘Three Lions’ in the World Cup and will be key to Gareth Southgate’s defensive plans.
Joshua Kimmich (Germany)
Joshua Kimmich: “I’ll go to Russia with the intention of being one the best players at the World Cup.”
— Bayern mania (@Bayern_mania) June 2, 2018
After Germany lifted the 2014 World Cup, Captain, and Legendary Right-Back Phillip Lahm hung up his boots. Manager Joachim Low must’ve wondered, would Germany’s right flank be the same? 4 years on Young Joshua Kimmich has perfectly replaced Lahm for both Club and Country.
Central Defensive Midfield
N’Golo Kante (France)
N’Golo Kante has been named France Football’s French Player of the Year for 2017! 🇫🇷👑
— B/R Football (@brfootball) December 26, 2017
When France was playing in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Kante was a Ligue 2 player with Caen and hadn’t represented France at any level. 4 Years later the Chelsea man has won two Premier League titles, one FA Cup and has 22 caps for France.
What a side! One of the semi-finalists for sure. Predicting Isco to be Spain’s best player in this World Cup.https://t.co/KtErkAr7aC
— Siddharth Yadav (@SidRossoneri) June 1, 2018
Isco had a turbulent start to his Real Madrid Career but has looked rejuvenated under Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane (Now Former). Isco was the joint top scorer for Spain in the World Cup Qualifiers and will be a key man for 2010 World Cup winners.
Central Attacking Midfield
Philippe Coutinho (Brazil)
🗣 “Me, Coutinho, and Gabriel Jesus can decide the World Cup.”
– Neymar. 🇧🇷🙌 pic.twitter.com/Ru0y0Lh9L3
— True Soccer Life ⚽ (@TrueSccrLife) May 29, 2018
The former Liverpool Midfielder has been finding his footing at Barcelona but has consistently performed for the men in yellow. Compatriot Neymar said ” Me, Coutinho and Gabriel Jesus can decide the World Cup” Coutinho would be hoping to hit the ground running in Russia.
Kylian Mbappe (France)
Kylian Mbappé is so good, he’s already being compared to some all-time greats — just like Ben Simmons.
Watch Mbappé lead France’s front line this summer at the FIFA World Cup! pic.twitter.com/t4CsVD47WP
— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) May 27, 2018
The French Teenager was 15 years old and was a Youth player at Monaco when France announced their Squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. A lot has changed since then, Mbappe is the Second most expensive player in the world (180 Million Euros) only behind PSG Teammate Neymar.
Harry Kane (England)
Sports Illustrated’s World Cup preview is out. Harry Kane represents a new age of England. pic.twitter.com/Wj2GoxtLSU
— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) May 29, 2018
The captain of the Three Lions will be making his debut in the World Cup, Southgate handing Kane the armband send out just one message, Kane is England’s most important player and England’s performance in Russia will largely depend on Kane.
Mohamed Salah (Egypt)
The Egyptian FA confirm that Mohamed Salah WILL play at the FIFA World Cup! pic.twitter.com/EgdiSmqPCC
— Liverpool Live Stream (@LiverpoolLive2) June 1, 2018
Salah has had a dream debut season for Liverpool and played a huge role in taking Egypt to the World Cup. Salah is ailing with a shoulder injury courtesy, Sergio Ramos- Check out Liverpool’s Most wanted and Egypt’s undesirable No 1.
Any progression in the World Cup for Egypt would have to involve their talismanic forward.