Until the action begins on June 12, ESPN FC will rank the Top 50 players at the 2014 World Cup, based on an extensive survey of ESPN writers, editors and TV analysts across all regions (ESPN FC, ESPN Argentina, ESPN Brazil, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Mexico).
Welcome to ESPN FC's #WorldCupRank.
World Cup Top 50
ESPN FC: Michael Cox, Gabriele Marcotti, Roger Bennett, David Hirshey, Rory Smith, Graham Hunter, Sid Lowe, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens, James Horncastle, Jeff Carlisle, Doug McIntyre, John Brewin, Fernando Duarte, Ian Darke, Richard Jolly, Miguel Delaney
ESPN Argentina: Nicolas Baier, Damian Didonato, Roberto Martinez, Enrique Sacco, Vito de Palma
ESPN Deportes: Rafa Ramos, Jose Antonio Cortes, Carlos Zafra, Arturo Cruz
ESPN Mexico: Eduardo Sanchez, David Esquivel, Vito Garcia, Javier Mosquera
ESPN Brasil: Paulo Vinicius Coelho, Leonardo Bertozzi, Gustavo Hofman, Gian Oddi, Paulo Cobos, Ricardo Zanei
ESPN FC TV: Shaka Hislop, Stuart Robson, Steve Nicol, Craig Burley, Alexi Lalas
- Iain Macintosh: Welcome to #WorldCupRank
- Tim Vickery: Quirky Luiz the key for Brazil
- Jeff Carlisle: Why no Americans in #WorldCupRank?
- Doug McIntyre: Five Yanks for 2018
- Colin Udoh: Africa's next golden generation
- Graham Hunter: Sergio Busquets, the man you hate to love
- Rory Smith: Modric's star is burning brighter
- Rafa Ramos: El Tri miss the Top 50
- Gabriele Marcotti: Paul Pogba proves he has what it takes
- Tim Vickery: Oscar is Brazil's true leader
- Raphael Honigstein: Is this Germany's year?
- Nicolas Baier, ESPN Argentina: Di Maria never runs alone
- James Horncastle: Balotelli, Cavani or Falcao?
- Michael Cox: In praise of box-to-box midfielders
- James Tyler: Pirlo gets better with age
- John Brewin: Rooney remains an asset for England
- Simon Kuper: Dutch depend on do-it-all van Persie
- Michael Cox: Where are all the great defenders?
- Sam Kelly: Sergio Aguero, the eternal understudy
- Simon Kuper: Robben the soloist in a land of Total Football
- Eduardo Alvarez: Xavi's last stand for Spain?
- Rory Smith: Is Neymar worth it? Wait and see
- ESPN Argentina: 10 to watch from South America
- Simon Kuper: Controversial Suarez seeks redemption
- James Tyler: Surprising #WorldCupRank omissions
- Gabriele Marcotti: Now the real fun and debate begins...