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World Cup 2010: Group D Players to Watch

Posted on: April 28, 2010

Here are some players to watch out for in Group D of the World Cup.

Lukas Podolski (Germany)

Podolski currently plays as a striker for Köln. He scored the opening two goals in Germany’s first World Cup 2010 qualifying game en route to a 6-0 victory against Liechtenstein. He scored another goal in the victory against Russia and has an almost unmatched scoring record in international play. Podolski often times partners with Miroslav Klose to great effect and the pair looks to make their mark in this year’s tournament.

Tim Cahill (Australia)

Tim Cahill is an attacking midfielder for Everton. He has also played as a striker on several occasions. Cahill joined the Australian national team in 2004 and participated that year as part of the Olympic team. In the 2006 tournament, Cahill came off the bench and scored two goals and assisted the third in their 3-1 victory over Japan. That year, Australia made it out of the group round only to lose to the eventual champions Italy.

Zoran Tošić (Serbia)

Tošić is currently a teammate of Lukas Podolski at Köln (on loan from Manchester United). In August of 2007, Tošić joined the Serbian national team for the Euro 2008 competition. Tošić scored his first international goal in August 2009 against South Africa. Tošić is ready to take his place on the world stage and we expect him to perform well in the 2010 World Cup.

Michael Essien (Ghana)

Michael Essien currently plays for Chelsea in the Premier League. He is an all-round midfielder who can play multiple midfield roles. He is a versatile player with lots of energy. Essien played in the ’06 tournament and helped Ghana become the only African team to reach the second round of the 2006 World Cup. In September of 2008, Essien was injured and had to sit out for six months but is back to full health and should be a force in this year’s tournament.

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