Tuesday 21 April 2015

Stars of Group B

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<p><strong>Angel di Maria</strong></p><p>If Argentina are to silence the doubters then not just Lionel Messi will have to step up to the plate. Di Maria is the same age as the World Player of the Year and can become a great if not as great. The winger has exquisite ball control and a thundering left boot. Little wonder so many suitors were lining up to buy him from Benfica at the end of the season.</p>

Angel di Maria

If Argentina are to silence the doubters then not just Lionel Messi will have to step up to the plate. Di Maria is the same age as the World Player of the Year and can become a great if not as great. The winger has exquisite ball control and a thundering left boot. Little wonder so many suitors were lining up to buy him from Benfica at the end of the season.

Sotiris Ninis

Gifted playmaker has the ability to start a bidding war between Europe's finest for his services.

Lukman Haruna

The clamour to sign this young man on his first professional contract included Real Madrid and Benfica, but Monaco eventually prevailed. These finals were expected to come too early for the teenaged midfielder with the thunderous shot. But his international debut a few weeks ago convinced Lagerback he was a coming force.

Park Chu-young

He may be the lesser known Park after Park Ji-sung of Old Trafford, but in many ways the Monaco man is more important to his nation. Goals will not be easy to get but this dead-ball specialist could have the answer. Has the dribbling skills to worry defences.

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