With the World Cup just around the corner, all eyes will be on the world's best players as they compete for glory. There are a number of players in the World Cup standing on Manchester City, one of the best teams in the world. Here are 15 players who could have a big impact at the World Cup.
Bwin Predicts Which City Players Will Score the Most in the World Cup
The betting platform known for its accurate predictions and the great football betting odds has predicted the following international players to perform the best as Phil Foden is likely to play a major role in England's midfield and to be the top scorer of Citi's players. Let's take a deep look at the list:
1. Phil Foden (England)
The 22-year-old midfielder is one of the most promising young players in the world. He has already shown glimpses of his talent at City, and he will be looking to make a big impact on the biggest stage. His current performance this season is great, and he has the potential to be one of England's best players at the World Cup.
2. Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium)
De Bruyne is one of the best midfielders in the world, and he will be key to Belgium's chances of success. He has the ability to create something from nothing, and he will be a big threat to any team. If he could stay out of injuries, there is no doubt that he will be one of the best players at the World Cup.
3. Bernardo Silva (Portugal)
The Portuguese maestro is one of the best creative midfielders in the world. He is excellent at dictating the play and creating chances for his teammates. If Portugal is to have any success at the World Cup, Silva will be key and with the help of CR7, he could even score a few.
4. Nathan Ake (Netherlands)
Though there are several other players who could take his spot on the team, he is experienced enough that he should still be selected. With 3 goals under the "Orange", he still is a vital part and could surprise with a few more goals to his credit.
5. Joao Cancelo (Portugal)
The right-back is a relatively new signing for City, but he has already made a big impression. He is an excellent attacking player, and he will be a key part of Portugal's campaign.
6. Aymeric Laporte (Spain)
Last year was the first time Defender Laporte played for Spain, though he had been granted citizenship shortly before his Euro debut. He only played in one friendly game prior to the tournament but ended up playing in every match during the Euros under Luis Enrique. His performance helped bring the team to the semi-finals.
He's world-renowned, but unfortunately, he's injured at the moment. The hope is that he'll be back by the end of October, although it hasn't been confirmed.
7. Kalvin Phillips (England)
Phillips was an instrumental part of Leeds United's promotion to the Premier League, and he has carried that form into the international arena. He is not playing much for the citizens yet, and it could hurt his chances of starting at the World Cup.
8. Ilkay Gundogan (Germany)
31-year-old is not only a crucial part of the City's engine room but his country's too. He has the second most appearances for Hansi Flick's squad and has a hugely impressive record of 15 goals in 60 caps - equating to one goal every four games. After missing out on the victorious squad for the 2014 World Cup, he'll be eager to make it third time lucky.
9. Rodri Hernández (Spain)
One of the most important players of City, at the age of 26, Rodri has plenty of international experience with 34 appearances under La Roja. Rodri scored 12 goals for City in the last 3 seasons and his chances to shine are incredible as Spain is set to have a great World Cup campaign.
10. Julian Alvarez (Argentina)
Alvarez has only been playing senior-level games since last June, but he transferred to City for a large sum of money soon after.
He is one Argentine talent among many, and even though some of his competitors have more experience, his lack of known abilities could work in his favor when it comes time to choose who makes the trip.
These are only a few of the talents that City has to offer, and there are many more who could make an impact at the World Cup. With so much talent, it will be interesting to see how they fare in the competition, one of their players will probably lift the trophy, and we will know who's the lucky one soon.