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World Cup 2010: Group B Players to Watch

Posted on: April 24, 2010

Here are some players to watch out for in Group B of this year’s World Cup competition.

Lionel Messi (Argentina)

Lionel Messi currently plays for Barelona in La Liga. He is considered as one of the best players of his generation and frequently referred to as the world’s best contemporary player. In 2005, Messi made his debut for the Argentine national team as an 18 year old. In the 2006 World Cup, he had an assist and a goal against Serbia making him the youngest goal scorer of the tournament. He is in his prime and should have a great tournament this time around.

Obafemi Martins (Nigeria)

Obafemi Martins is from a football family and currently plays for the reigning Bundesliga league champion VfL Wolfsburg. In International play, he has scored 16 goals in 21 appearances for Nigeria. Off field issues should not prohibit him from being a force for the team in this year’s tournament. This veteran can and will contribute.

Sotiris Ninis (Greece)

Sotiris was born in Albania but is of Greek descent. At 20 years of age, he is poised and ready to make his mark on the world stage. During his international senior debut, he scored in the fifth minute against Cyprus and became the youngest scorer in Greek football history. He’s young and hungry so watch out for his impact.

Lee Chung-Yong (South Korea)

Lee Chung-Yong plays in the English Premier League and is known as “The Blue Dragon”. He is widely regarded as one of the top young players in South Korea. This is his first World Cup and he was an important part of South Korea’s seventh consecutive World Cup qualification and we bet he will continue to be an important contributor during the tournament.


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