The FIFA World Cup will take place in Qatar soon as some of the best young players in world football try to showcase what they are capable of in the Middle East for the first time in history. There are some great young whizkids on show in this year’s World Cup.
Here are three young players to watch out for in this edition of the FIFA World Cup.
Phil Foden (England)
Foden has enjoyed a brilliant campaign with Manchester City as he has managed to establish himself as one of the most important members of Pep Guardiola’s first XI. The English youngster has found the back of the net on eight occasions and grabbed three assists in 20 matches for the Mancunian giants this season across all competitions.
Southgate will now hope that the 22-year-old can bring his excellent club form to the World Cup and be a real offensive weapon for England during the tournament. If Foden can somehow find a way to form a good attacking partnership with Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling, then the Three Lions will have a very good shot at going on a deep run in the competition.
Jamal Musiala (Germany)
The Bayern Munich wonderkid has been a breath of fresh air in Germany after putting in a lot of consistent displays for them in the final third. Musiala has been involved in 22 matches for the Bavarian club this season, netting 12 goals and grabbing ten assists in multiple competitions.
The 19-year-old has already earned 17 international caps for Germany but has scored just one goal for his nation so far. However, that could soon change if Germany boss Hansi Flick decides to play him regularly in this edition of the World Cup. Musiala is definitely a prospect who could explode in Qatar based on his recent form at Bayern.
Alphonso Davies (Canada)
Davies has often caught the eye for his blistering pace on the left flank. He has also enjoyed a decent campaign at Bayern Munich and has been responsible for performing at a high level on the left side of their defence.
The 22-year-old has registered one goal and four assists in 19 matches for the Bavarian club this season across various competitions. Davies has been a reliable performer for the German club as he is averaging 1.8 tackles, 1.3 interceptions, 0.7 clearances, 1.9 key passes and 1.7 dribbles per game in Bundesliga (stats via whoscored).
At such a young age, the Buduburam-born sensation will once again be Canada’s best player in this World Cup. We can expect him to shine and do well in the tournament during the group stages but whether he can help them to qualify for the knockout stages remains to be seen.