For those who understand football better, midfield is the engine of a team. The World Cup 2018 is in progress and some midfielders have shown great skills.
Below is a list of best midfielders in the 2018 world cup
1. Toni Kroos (Germany)
One of the most complete midfielders the game has ever seen, Toni Kroos is already a World Cup hero, proving himself as one of the very best players at the tournament in 2014. He led the way in assists with 4 and also scored twice as the Germans marched triumphantly to the trophy.
Having played for two huge European clubs in the form of Bayern Munich and Real Madrid, Kroos has won a huge amount of trophies and has been named in the Champions League squad of the season every single year since 2013.
2. Eden Hazard (Belgium)
Captain of Belgium, Chelsea’s Eden Hazard sometimes plays as more of a forward than a midfielder, but his preferred position is in the central playmaker role.
The 2014-15 PFA Players’ Player of the Year has proven to be one of the most exciting and explosive talents to feature in the Premier League in recent years, consistently featuring near the top of the stats tables for assists, goals, dribbles, and chances created for his teammates.
The 26-year-old has struggled to get the game time his talents deserve at Real Madrid, but he still played over 40 times in all competitions this season, scoring 8 goals and creating 9 more.
At the international level, Isco has become an increasingly important part of the Spanish side over the last couple of years and contributed to his nation’s World Cup qualification with 5 goals, including a fantastic brace against Italy last September.
4. Paul Pogba (France)
Winner of the Best Young Player award at the 2014 World Cup, Paul Pogba has since gone on to become one of the most expensive players in the world, moving to Manchester United in 2016 for over €100 million.
Pogba has his critics, both at club and national level, but it’s clear for all to see that he’s got bags of talent.
5. James Rodriguez (Colombia)
No list of top class World Cup midfielders would be complete without this man. Colombia’s James Rodriguez was the undisputed star of the 2014 tournament, finishing as the top scorer with 6 strikes, as well as setting up two other goals for his teammates.
His breathtaking performances at the tournament in Brazil led to a big-money transfer to Spanish giants Real Madrid.
6. Mesut Özil (Germany)
He might not be every Arsenal fan’s favourite player, but Mesut Özil has been a key cog in the ruthless German machine since making his international debut back in 2009.
Statistics show that Özil is consistently one of Europe’s top chance creators, and he chipped in with 5 goals and 12 assists in all competitions for Arsenal this season.
7. David Silva (Spain)
A player who needs no introduction, David Silva is easily one of the best players the Premier League has enjoyed hosting over the last decade. Earning the nickname ‘Merlin’ for his magical playmaking abilities, Silva has scored 48 league goals for Manchester City in 249 appearances and is just coming off the back of one of his best-ever seasons.