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They destroyed the stardom of Messi, Ronaldo and Mbappe.. 5 rising players stole the spotlight in the first round of the World Cup

The interests of football fans were focused before the start of the Qatar World Cup 2022, awaiting what the stars of the round witch would present, such as Argentine Lionel Messi, Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo and French Kylian Mbappe, who formed the most prominent headlines for the first round after they contributed to their teams qualifying for the second round, but many players Others also rose to stardom in this role, such as the American Tyler Adams, the Englishman Jude Bellingham and others.

The following are the most prominent 5 players who stole the spotlight during the first round of the Qatar World Cup:

Tyler Adams (USA)

When the United States booked its place in the final price with a “fiery” victory over Iran with a goal without a response in the last round, the contribution of the English club Leeds United midfielder Adams was clear, despite his calmness on and off the field.

Adams was chosen captain of the US national team immediately before the World Cup, and the player, born in 1999, was a role model in leading a very young midfield for the US national team, as he played alongside Weston McKinney and Yunus Musa, and was able to show a high ability to deal in both confrontations. First and second against Wales and then England.

Although he is only 23 years old, Adams also showed remarkable maturity and composure as he deftly dealt with non-football questions before the politically charged match against Iran, and his performances in Qatar attracted the attention of some of the biggest clubs in Europe.

Adams played his first international match in November 2017 when he was only 18 years old, in a friendly match against Portugal, and since that time he has played 35 matches with the United States so far.

Cody Gakpo (Netherlands)

Dutch striker Cody Gakbo was the only player to score in all three matches in the first round of the World Cup.

And by presenting a remarkable level with the orange national team, Khakbu confirmed his distinguished performances that he made this year with Dutch Eindhoven.

The young striker, with a late header, broke the goal-scoring barrenness of the Netherlands national team, in the opening match against Senegal, to contribute to a 2-0 victory.

In the second round, Jakpo gave the Dutch the lead with a powerful left-footed shot against Ecuador in the match that ended in a 1-1 draw. Khakpo was also the star of the Netherlands-Qatar match, and once again, he led his country to victory with a beautiful goal with his right foot during the 2-0 victory over Qatar. .

Gakpo is the only player in the World Cup in Qatar who scored in all the matches of the first round (Anatolia)

“He has everything it takes to become a star,” said Louis van Gaal, coach of the Mills national team. “It is certainly only a matter of time before he exits the Eredivisie and moves to a big European club, with Manchester United as a possible destination.”

Enzo Fernandez (Argentina)

Fernandez did not start in any match with Argentina before the World Cup, but his performance in the World Cup in Qatar made him a prominent element in coach Lionel Scaloni’s squad.

The midfielder, who is only 21 years old, entered the second match of the group stage while playing, to score a wonderful goal against Mexico, and also made the second goal for the Tango team, in the Poland match, which was his first as a player in the starting lineup (2-0).

Fernandez joined Portuguese Benfica from Argentine River Plate last summer and quickly attracted attention, helping his new team top their group in the European Champions League.

Fernandez is the second youngest player after Messi to score a goal for Argentina in the history of the World Cup (Reuters)

With his goal against Mexico, Fernandez became the second youngest scorer for Argentina in the World Cup after captain Lionel Messi.

Jude Bellingham (England)

Jude Bellingham is participating in the second major football competition in his career, after he was in the England squad for the European Nations Cup last year, and it is easy to forget that he is still only 19 years old, but the German player Borussia Dortmund has become an integral part of the line Central to the Three Lions under the leadership of Gareth Southgate.

And Jude Bellingham announced himself strongly by scoring a goal in England’s 6-2 victory over Iran, and outside the national team he gained a lot of experience in big matches with Dortmund to contribute to the Qatar World Cup in England leading Group Two with 7 points.

Jody Bellingham scored his first goal for England against Iran (Reuters)

The young striker has played 20 matches for England so far, and his goal against Iran was his first internationally.

Joshko Guardiol (Croatia)

The young Croatian defense star managed to save his country from being knocked out by Belgium at the last minute, after he cleared a dangerous attempt by striker Romelu Lukaku from in front of the goal line.

Gvardoiol (left) made a remarkable level in the Belgium match to save his country, Croatia, from an early exit from the World Cup (Getty Images)

Yoshko Gvardiol, 20, suffered a broken nose and suffered severe swelling around his right eye a week before the start of the World Cup after colliding with a teammate in his German team, Leipzig, but this did not affect his performance.

The young defender not only emerged as a convincing player in the Croatia squad, but also formed the cornerstone of his country’s defense line, which has been breached only once so far, with a goal in vain against Canada (4-1).

“He is the best defender in the world,” Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic said of his defender. “Even if he is not now number one, he will become so in the coming years.”

Source: Aljazeera

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