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Actually, here’s the 10 most exciting World Cup players

Yes, this man made the grade this time

David Villa 

Well, that didn’t work out too well. Some of you might remember a story on the site a few weeks back, called The 10 most exciting players at the World Cup… for now. As it happens, only one of them has lived up to that billing.

Of the rest, Rooney was atrocious, as was Ribery, Torres shouldn’t have chopped off his hair, and Ronaldo’s best bit of dribbling came when he gobbed near a cameraman. Only Iniesta is unlucky not to make the cut second time around.

So, following much thought, after the jump you’ll find the real ten best attacking players so far…

David Villa, Spain

Lionel Messi, Argentina

Wesley Sneijder, Holland

Mesut Ozil, Germany

Robinho, Brazil

Carlos Tevez, Argentina

Diego Forlan, Uruguay

Gonzalo Higuain, Argentina

Alexis Sanchez, Chile

Luis Fabiano, Brazil

10 responses so far
  • Jeff // June 30, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    Is Robben off for a lack of playing time? Either that or I guess busting one off the post,(leading to a goal seconds later) within 4 minutes of first appearance, and scoring a highlight reel goal fifteen minutes into his first start isn’t very “exciting” …not to mention a few other threats that needed some good defending to ward off and some nifty passing as well.

  • ppabich // June 30, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Robben for sure was left of because of playing time.

    Ronaldo would have been on the list too, if Portugal would have realized they had him on the team.

  • j // June 30, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    ppabich I don’t know if you noticed but it was in fact C.Ronaldo who didn’t realize he had a team beside him.

    Park Cho-young’s worth a mention, I’d say. Free-kick masterNESS plus unpredictable passing.

  • Didier Drogba // June 30, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Fucking Disgrace

  • Gus // June 30, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Asamoah Gyan should be on this list. Name one other player with back-to-back Man-of-the-match performances. You can’t because their have not been. Hopefully the best is yet to come. This maybe Luis Suarez deserves a nod as well.

  • Bob // June 30, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Where is Landon Donovan or Mueller

  • Rachel // July 1, 2010 at 12:17 am

    Spare me. C. Ronaldo barely had an opportunity to play. They played him too deep in the opening games and too far out in the last. Spain blocked the ball from ever getting to him in the final; Portugal should have repositioned their players to break the deadlock at the half. Instead, he was left standing at the other end of the field for half the game while Eduardo defended shots. He didn’t even have a chance.

  • wasl // July 1, 2010 at 5:27 am

    so keisuke honda was a spectator???oh my gosh u are a UK site where is MR.overated Rooney

  • Darren // July 1, 2010 at 8:36 am

    Wot no Shaun Wright-Phillips?

  • pizza // November 8, 2010 at 8:49 am

    but i would like to keep these fit on top 10:

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