"One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team."- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
In their first and recent encounter with Germany, Bento’s men might’ve lost 4-0 but it has only increased Ronaldo’s hunger for winning.He is the playmaker of the team and the world can still continue to expect Portugal to make their place in the quarters.
Call this man talented, clinical, or simply lucky, Ochoa surely saved a slice of history on June 17 as he bearded seven back-to-back saves against Brazil.
With him in between the Mexican sticks, Herrera’s men in defence had someone to rely on all the time, be it Thiago’s body deflect or Neymar’s powerful header.
Ochoa’s performance has only doubled up the expectations from their Mexican fans as they long to see him again on the greens against Croatia on June 23.
Hailing from Tocopilla, a place nicknamed the devil’s corner; Alexis Sanchez was perhaps always destined to be something special.
Blessed with speed, superb dribbling ability and magnificent movement on the right flank, Sanchez’s innumerable qualities on the field have been a boon to the Chilean team.With a goal in hand, Sanchez continues to pep up as a nightmare for the opposing team managers.
According to many, he is the team’s beating heart.
He has it all: goal-scoring panache, a creative, play-making sensibility, and a grim desire to chase back when a foray breaks down.
The playmaker and the glue that binds the team, Dempsey is the hope on the greens for the USA team.
With a goal scored in his last encounter against Ecuador, he has already secured a place amongst the Swiss fans.
Ottmar, the Swiss manager continues to builds his hopes against this lone wolf of the team.