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These five stars, according to football stats aggregator WhoScored, played more passes than anybody else in the World Cup just gone.
5) Javier Mascherano – Argentina – 82.3 passes per game
The Argentine battler provided his side a superb platform from which to perform in the middle. He was ferocious, making countless tackles and interceptions for the South Americans – and he passed the ball excellently too – completing 89.4% of his attempts.