WhoScored.com have chosen the top 10 youngsters to look out for at the World Cup based on their unique statistical ratings from the domestic season across some of the biggest leagues in the world.
To qualify all players must be 21 or under at the start of the competition on June 12
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The Sky Sports Scout has been keeping an eye on rising talent for several seasons, and has already found many players who have gone on to become big hits.
This will be no different at the World Cup and here, in association with Wyscout, the Scout looks at Belgium's Divock Origi.
Ones to watch
No.23 - Neymar
Brazil's golden boy. The former Santos forward enjoyed a solid rather than spectacular first season with Barcelona, but for his country he has continued to wow. He still has a way to go if he is to back up claims that he can go on to surpass Lionel Messi: a World Cup on home soil appears to be the perfect place to start.
Who to follow
No.23 - @Inbedwimaradona
'World soccer and global football culture. We do things differently here.' As Twitter handles go, it's as accurate as they come. Combining sharp writing with an appreciation of what constitutes good design, IBWM is one of the smartest sources of quality football content on the web.
World Cup greats
No.23 - Michael Owen
Owen burst onto the international stage as an 18-year-old at France '98. He scored against Romania but it was his wonderful individual effort against Argentina that made the world sit up and take notice. He ran from halfway, beating two defenders before finishing expertly into the far top corner. A star was born.