The three North-American countries, Panama, Mexico and Costa Rica would be looking to upset the South American and European big boys. Let’s take a look at the North American Top XI Football Players comprising of Countries that have qualified for the FIFA World Cup 2018.
Keylor Navas (Costa Rica Football Team )
Apart from keylor navas who plays for Costa Rica???
— LegendaryLacazette (@LacazetteAlex9) June 7, 2018
The biggest player on the list, Keylor Navas used the 2014 World Cup as a platform to convince Real Madrid to shell out 8.7 Million Euros for him. 4 Years later the man has won the Champions League three times.
Michael Murilo (Panama)
Murilo is a versatile defender who can play as a wide-back on either Side and plies his trade for The New York Red Bulls in the MLS.
Roman Torres (Panama Football Team)
Russian reporter: Román, you’re apparently the heaviest player at the World Cup…
— Luis Miguel Echegaray (@lmechegaray) June 10, 2018
The Panama Football team captain who is also the Heaviest player of all the 32 teams and guided his country to the World Cup, his winner against Costa Rica is the Reason Panama qualified for the FIFA World Cup for the first time.
Carlos Salcedo (Mexico Football Team)
The 22-Year old Mexican has been impressive for Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt so much so the German Club has signed the Centre-Back permanently from Deportivo Guadalajara ( he was on loan for the 2017/18 Season)
Miguel Layun (Mexico Football Team)
#7) Miguel Layun
– Position: Defender
– Born: Córdoba, Veracruz
– Club: Sevilla FC 🇪🇸
– National Team Debut: 2013
– World Cup Appearances: 2 (2014, 2018) pic.twitter.com/MMiFpuZKjV
— #NadaNosDetiene🇲🇽 (@eltri_united) June 5, 2018
The Sevilla Right-Back could come in handy, 29 years old and bags of experience the Mexican provides stability at the Right Flank.
Andrés Guardado (Mexico Football Team)
— Vonney Commodore (@naa_vonney) June 8, 2018
Despite Fitness concerns the Real Betis Midfielder made the World Cup squad and with 145 caps he definitely makes this team.
Bryan Ruiz (Costa Rica Football Team)
The 32-Year-old Costa Rican Central Midfielder was a no-brainer considering his superior attacking abilities and his experience with a host of good clubs like Fulham, PSV and now Porto went in his favor.
Central Defensive Midfielder
Armando Cooper (Panama Football Team)
The Panama International is a strong Midfielder with very impressive defensive skills as well.
🌟 Coming soon to the #UCL?
🇲🇽 Hirving Lozano scored 19 goals in his debut season 💪
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) June 11, 2018
The Mexican Winger has had a breakout Season at PSV and is one of the hottest young Players on the market. 19 goals in his debut Season. WOW.
Javier Hernandez Chicharito (Mexico Football Team)
💯 days, 💯 players | Javier Hernandez@CH14_ is commonly known by his nickname, Chicharito, and is 🇲🇽 Mexico’s all-time leading goalscorer. The striker has represented “El Tri” at two FIFA #WorldCup tournaments (2010 and 2014), scoring three goals. pic.twitter.com/topf6eqEHs
— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 10, 2018
The Former Manchester United Super-Sub is at West Ham United and is also Mexico’s all-time Top Goalscorer.
Giovani Dos Santos (Mexico Football Team)
GREAT NEWS: Giovani dos Santos and Jonathan dos Santos make the Mexican National Team. World Cup Bound!!!
— Corner Of The Galaxy (@GalaxyPodcast) June 4, 2018
The Former Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur winger id only 29 years old, seems like he played for the Catalan giants’ ages ago right? still not in his 30’s the Winger could prove to be key to Mexico’s chances.