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Five Youngsters That Could Be Surprise Stars Of The World Cup, Including Chelsea Defender and Playmaker

Manchester United target also featured, along with Mexico, Colombia and Brazil youths.

The World Cup is the ultimate stage for any footballer.

Every four years, the best players on the planet get the chance to shine in front of a huge global audience.

Each World Cup also sees some surprise stars emerge – players that were relatively unheard of until they rocked their skills on the grandest stage of all.

In 1998, 20-year-old Thierry Henry – then a left winger at AS Monaco – grabbed the world’s attention by scoring three goals in six games.  A teenage Michael Owen also made quite an impression on that tournament.

Here at CaughtOffside, we have listed five youngsters that we think could shine in Brazil this summer.

Memphis Depay – Holland

PSV left winger Depay, 20, only has four senior caps to his name, but he could have a big impact in Brazil.

His rapid pace, brilliant dribbling skills and eye for goal have seen him compared to Bayern Munich star Arjen Robben.

Depay is reportedly keen to follow Holland boss Louis van Gaal to Manchester United this summer. Exiting news for Red Devils fans!

Memphis Depay

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