Top 5 Young Players Promising To Shine At The 2022 World Cup

After a long wait, the biggest football event, the World Cup, is finally here, again. Nothing can compare with the hype, ecstatics, and anticipation of football lovers around the world. We can’t guess what is going on with this event, but it will actually thrill us to incredible and indelible matches.
What are you anticipating for the World Cup this year? Well, some people are eager to enjoy the biggest footballers in the world scoring the hottest goals, while others keep guessing whose names will be at the forefront of this event after the event. In fact, the World Cup is a sheer destination to highlight the young talents who are comparable to world-class footballers thanks to their unbeatable passion and competence. After each World Cup, several young footballers carved their names on the football world football map. To name a few: Pele, Emile Heskey, and Kylian Mbapee.
This year, there are many freshmen who will make their debut in the FIFA World Cup 2022. And certainly, some of them will be big stars after this most anticipated event of this year. Who will be the one? Well, take a look at the top 5 impressive young football players at the World Cup in this post. Also, explore how the most famous journalists think about their potential.

#1 Julian Alvarez (Argentina)

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Julian Alvarez is now 20 years old. Although he has had just 6 years of experience with professional matches, he has made a substantial mark on Argentina football. Alvarez made his senior team debut for Argentina on June 3, 2021, against Chile in a World Cup qualifier. He replaced Angel Di Mara in the 62nd minute. He scored his first goal for his country on March 29, 2022, in a 1-1 tie with Ecuador.
Tim Vickery - a famous football journalist, shared about this young talent: “Alvarez is a striker from River Plate, who is going to be joining Manchester City. He moves quickly, but his mind is quicker. I'm interested to see him have more opportunities to play with Messi because you've got to be sharp in order to play with Messi. You've got to be technically good. You've got to be thinking at the same speed as Messi. And I think maybe during the course of the tournament, the combination between Messi and Alvarez could be very interesting indeed."

#2 Alphonso Davies (Canada)


Alphonso Davies is currently 22 years old. He is a Canadian professional soccer player, his main position is a left-back or winger for the Bundesliga club Bayern Munich and the Canadian national team. Like Alvarez, he has played in professional matches for 6 years. Last year, this young Canadian talent left a mark on his career as he scored a highlight reel goal by running 80 yards to keep the ball in play and attaining a peak speed of 37.1 km/h in the World Cup qualifying match against Panama.
Raphael Honigstein - the German journalist has spoken about Davies: "Alphonso Davies has been called the Bayern Munich roadrunner by Thomas Muller, which gives you a snapshot of what he does so well. He's incredibly fast. It's almost a cheat code - he allows the defense to play really high up because you know that even if somebody goes through, there's a good chance that Alphonso Davies will catch up with him."

#3 Jamal Musiala (Germany)

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This German football player is one of the youngest men on this list, at 19 years old now. Yet his efforts are second to none. At the youth level, Musiala competed for both Germany and England. He later declared his allegiance to the German national team for matches in February 2021, playing for the team at UEFA Euro 2020.
Later, in March 2021, he received his first call-up to the senior team for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. He made his World Cup debut on March 25, 2021, in the match against Iceland as a 79th-minute substitute. He scored his first goal on October 11, 2021, in a match against North Macedonia.
"Jamal Musiala is a fantastic player. He runs at players. He loves to dribble, loves to do something that's very unexpected, and is a very different type of player from most of the German national players. Although we (Germany) have been producing better and more creative players in recent years, he still seems to be a cut above everyone else, even at his young age. So I think everyone in Germany is hugely excited that he opted to play for Germany rather than England.” Raphael Honigstein shared his thoughts about Musiala.

#4 Eduardo Camavinga (France)

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At only 11, Eduardo Camavinga joined the Rennes football team and had his contract with this French famous football team in 2018, when he was 16 years old. Last year, this young football talent signed a contract with Real Madrid. And he made a remarkable debut with a goal shortly after coming off the bench in a 5–2 win over Celta Vigo on 12 September 2021.
"If there was one player I should name that I really look forward to seeing at the World Cup, it's Eduardo Camavinga." Honigstein added, "I love the way he plays. He's a guy that always looks comfortable on the ball. He always seems to have a bit of extra time. And his upright playing style, I think it's just something beautiful to behold. He reminds me a little of a young Franz Beckenbauer. The way he moves through the midfield with the ball. Just a fantastic player. And I think he will be an absolute superstar, no doubt."
Although his appearance in the 2022 World Cup has not been confirmed, football aficionados really appreciate his top-notch performance and yearn for his play in this biggest event of the year. He’s also regarded as the next Pele or Mbappe.

#5 Jude Bellingham (England)

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Like Jamal Musiala, Jude Bellingham is currently 19 and has had an admirable football career path. He is Europe's most coveted footballer thanks to his potential to grace any team he plays for, and also called “the hottest midfielder in world football.” So, needless to say, he’s one of the most expected players in this World Cup 2022
After making his England under-15 debut against Turkey in December 2016, Bellingham led the team in the 2017–2018 season and received a special achievement award at the Birmingham City Academic Award. He advanced to the under-16 team while serving as captain and scoring four goals in seven games. After scoring the third goal in the European Championship qualifying matches against Finland and Austria, he continued to contribute in different ways.
"Jude Bellingham has so much talent that almost anything he does looks good, attractive, and dangerous. He's got vision. He can make runs into the final third as well as score goals. The complete midfielder." Honigstein explained.
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