Star players took center stage in the second half of the World Cup, with the likes of Spain, Portugal and Brazil eliminated before the semi-finals, and this year too. Some of the tournament’s remaining stars aren’t household names yet, but that could change with some special performances this week.
Below are the 10 most important players from Argentina, Croatia, France and Morocco who made it to the semi-finals.
Ten. Aurelian Chuameni (France)
In the absence of N’Golo Kante and Paul Pogba, 22-year-old Aurelian Chuameni took charge of the French midfield, playing a team-leading 411 minutes in five starts and a tournament-best 93.2% of 335 passes. did. Tried. Every team needs an engine and Chuameni is from France.
Aurelian Chuameni makes a statement after scoring for France at the 2022 FIFA World Cup | All angles
France’s Aurelian Chuameni has released a statement after scoring an impressive top-of-the-box shot against England at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
9. Achraf Hakimi (Morocco)
No player has made as many tackles as Hakimi at this year’s World Cup. He is also one of his leaders in the tournament with seven interceptions. Only Aurelian Chuameni (France), Luka Modric (Croatia) and Josko Gvardiol are better. Of those players, only Hakimi is a fullback.
Achraf Hakimi scores a penalty to send Morocco into the quarter-finals | 2022 FIFA World Cup
Achraf Hakimi scored a penalty kick to send Morocco to the quarter-finals for the first time in World Cup history.
8. Rodrigo de Paul (Argentina)
The Argentinian midfield has been criticized for not having much creativity outside of Lionel Messi, but De Paul has shown the importance of a midfielder willing to do the dirty work at the World Cup. He covered the most ground (32.5 miles), completed the most passes (436), and intercepted the most passes. Without him his style of play in Argentina would not work.
7. Marcelo Brozovic (Croatia)
In the Round of 16 against Japan, Brozovic broke his own record with a distance of 10.3 miles. Since the tournament began, he has run his 44.6 miles on the pitch (averaging 8.9 miles per game) and has led the team in live his ball his passes leading to shooting attempts (10). he is a hard worker
6. Sophian Amrabat (Morocco)
Since the start of the knockout stage, Amrabat has held his own against some of the best midfielders in the world. He’s only 26, so there’s definitely a market for him in the January transfer market. Ambalat currently plays for mid-table Florentina in Serie A.
Five. Dominic Rybakovic (Croatia)
Moroccan goalkeeper Yassine “Bono” Bonou has the most clean sheets among the remaining goalkeepers and has won Man of the Match twice, but he is arguably the only player between Dominik Rybakovic and the rest of the field. there is a big difference. For context, Rybakovic has saved 19 goals with a save percentage of 86.4%. Bono has an 80% save percentage and he has saved 5 goals. Without a doubt, Rybakovic is the best keeper left in the tournament.
Croatia’s Dominik Rybakovic will hold the fort against Brazil in the 2022 FIFA World Cup. FOXsoccer
Croatia’s Dominik Rybakovic was the ultimate shield against Brazil in the 2022 FIFA World Cup quarter-finals.
Four. Olivier Giroud (France)
Olivier Giroud, France’s all-time leading goalscorer, continues to add to his scoring streak. In four games, the 36-year-old has scored his four goals, one behind him in the lead. His teammate Kylian Mbappe has five. No other team has two players scoring his three goals.
Olivier Giroud hit the header to give France an incredible win at the 2022 FIFA World Cup | All angles
France’s Olivier Giroud scored an incredible header to win 2-1 against England in the 2022 FIFA World Cup quarter-finals.
3. Luka Modric (Croatia)
Modric was impressive as he led Croatia to the 2018 World Cup final. That he has achieved it again at his 37-year-old with an almost completely new team is a victory unlike anything seen in a World Cup before. His style of play is beyond his time and his teammates are better off because of it. No player has broken Croatia’s defensive line more than Modric (132 times).
2. Kylian Mbappe (France)
If this was a list of the 10 best players in the World Cup, Kylian Mbappe will be number one: at 23, he’s already one of the best performers in World Cup history, and his tournament-leading five goals are France’s dream of becoming a third champion. That’s the big reason. But the French team is so stacked that Mbappe is a favorite even without him.
Kylian Mbappe turned superhuman for France, scored two goals against Poland | All angles
Kylian Mbappe put the Golden Boot ahead with a superhuman 74th-minute goal before doubling again in stoppage time as France beat Poland 3-1.
1. Lionel Messi (Argentina)
The team plans Messi differently than Mbappe because he sits deep in midfield. actively. Yet Messi still finds ways to make key passes and timely goals. He is the reason Argentina are on the verge of reaching his second final of the last three World Cups, and his teammates dare not dispute it.
Lionel Messi goes to Argentina’s BEAST MODE against the Netherlands at the 2022 FIFA World Cup | All Angles
Lionel Messi joins BEAST MODE as Argentina beat the Netherlands in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
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