The Hyundai Young Player award will be handed over to a top emerging talent at the end of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. The honour was first established in 2006 to highlight the contributions of young up-and-comers playing in their first-ever global showpiece.
Here on FIFA.com we have a video stockpile of some of this year’s nominees (click on the links to the right and top) that display the qualities and strengths of these eager debutants. Skill, style and charisma are all categories of consideration in the final analysis - and you can see some of it here. In addition to the video above, click on the links to the right to see the young talent in Brazil for yourself!
Who will join the likes of previous winners Lukas Podolski (Germany 2006) and Thomas Muller (South Africa 2010) on the podium? Will it be Belgium’s powerful Romelu Lukaku, or his Red Devil teammate Adnan Januzaj. Will England pairing Raheem Sterling and Ross Barkley show their ability and style? Maybe France’s Paul Pogba or tricky Andy Najar of Honduras?
It is an impossible question to answer, but what fun to track their progress over the next month in Brazil. Get your head-start here with our video highlights!