10 Youngest Players Called Up For World Cup 2018

Will one of these young superstars steal the show this summer?

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Part of the excitement of watching any World Cup is seeing exciting young talents from all around the world strutting their stuff on the grandest stage of all, and countless past tournaments have been filled with examples of raw teenage stars bursting onto the scene and astounding fans all over the world with skills beyond their years.

England fans will remember 18-year-old Michael Owen’s outstanding individual goal at the 1998 World Cup, for example, while a 17-year-old Pelé blew minds and broke records for Brazil at the 1958 edition of the tournament, scoring six goals on his way to lifting the trophy.

No 17 or 18 year olds have been called up for this summer’s tournament, but there are still some very exciting young stars set to jet off to Russia and show what they can do when pitted against and alongside the best players on the planet.

Some of those young players are already championship-winning superstars, while others are relatively unknown right now, but could propel themselves into stardom in just a few weeks’ time when the great event finally kicks off.


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