U-20 World Cup: 5 promising players to look forward to

The expectations of the host nation rest on the feet of this prodigious talent. At age 13, he was breaking the goal-scoring records set by Lionel Messi at Barcelona’s youth academy, La Masia. His dribbling, pace and confidence on the ball rightly earned him the nickname ‘Korean Messi’.
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Giovanni, son of Diego Simeone, is a powerful forward who can play anywhere across the front line. The Argentine had his breakthrough season this year, when he scored 12 goals for his club side Genoa. He will be raring to showcase his potential again at the tournament where his side suffered a group stage exit in 2015.
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The PSG forward was the leading scorer in France's successful U-19 Youth European campaign with 6 goals last summer. His physical qualities enables him to operate in the centre-forward role and at the same time, has the pace and skill to play out wide.
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The German-born Arsenal on-loan midfielder is a part of an exciting group of American footballers, who are ready to set the tournament alight. Zelalem, who made his Arsenal debut aged 16, is a silky midfielder who can use both foot and sees passes that not many footballers do.
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The ‘Uruguayan Pogba’ came through the Argentine football Pantheon of Boca Juniors, where his hero Juan Roman Riquelme once graced. After being linked with Real Madrid, the teenager signed for Juventus for a big fee in April. He is a strong midfielder with excellent technique on the ball and posses the ability to make quick passes to transition into attack with either foot.
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