The World Cup provides the opportunity to scout some of the best upcoming players in world football today. 32 teams will take to Brazil in an attempt to become footballing legend in their respective homelands, with many pinning their hopes on men still making a name for themselves on the global stage. In the past however, the World Cup has been a breeding ground for new talent. Who can forget Michael Owens now famous goal against Argentina on his international debut at the 1998 World Cup? Ronaldinho's looping free-kick against England in Japan and South Korea? How about Pele's introduction to the footballing world at just 17-years-old in 1958? The World Cup has become a platform for the best footballers to compete against each other while enhancing their reputations as some of the best around at what they do. The chance to play with Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and many more of the top players in the business is an opportunity to good to miss and now, with the eyes of every top club on them, these new stars will look to stand out amongst the best in the sports biggest competition. Here is a look at six young players to look out for at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
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