22. James Rodríguez: Colombia
The last World Cup in Brazil was the platform James used to show his brilliance to the world. The world cried when his side was knocked out from the tournament and James broke to tears. James was absolutely fantastic in the last World Cup where he even won the Golden Boot. James has been fantastic since then and performed very well in Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. The attacking midfielder will be captaining his side in this World Cup where he’ll be looking to show his ability again.
21. Paul Pogba: France
The world knows the talent and physical gifts that Pogba possesses. We witnessed it in the last World Cup, when he won the ‘Best Young Player Award’. He showed his brilliance many times when he was at Juventus. But since his record-breaking move to Manchester United, he has been quite inconsistent and underperformed possibly because of his defensive duty. But with Kante alongside him at France, he can move up to attack and play in the role he is destined to.