#WorldCupRank: No. 18 Edinson Cavani
No. 18 Edinson Cavani, PSG/Uruguay
Why he's ranked: This former Napoli scoring threat was cast into the role of secondary striker behind Zlatan Ibrahimovic at Paris Saint-Germain this season and may face a similar issue lining up alongside Luis Suarez for Uruguay this summer (assuming Suarez is fit after undergoing knee surgery May 22). That said, Cavani's brand of high-octane, endlessly energetic, intelligent forward play makes him a threat to any defender in the game.
Key stat: T-2nd in goals in the French Ligue 1 with 16; only Ibrahimovic had more goals this season.
What the experts say: "Cavani is a powerful forward who doesn't lack technique and wins games with his never-surrender attitude. He has plenty of goals to offer but, at the same time, can make a very important contribution when his teams switch into defensive mode. Together with Luis Suarez, forms probably the deadliest attacking duo in the competition." - Vito De Palma, ESPN Argentina
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