Oscar dos Santos Emboaba Junior
Date of Birth: September 9, 1991
Position: Attacking Midfielder
All eyes may be on Neymar and his goal-scoring skills but, without Oscar, Brazil’s dreams of winning their sixth World Cup may come to nought. After all, he will be the one dictating play from midfield. Oscar made his mark with the national side at a very young age. He became the first player to score a hat-trick in the FIFA Under-20 World Cup final against Portugal in 2011. He was also part of the silver-winning side at the 2012 London Olympics. And how can you forget his role in Brazil’s emphatic triumph at the 2013 Confederations Cup. Experts are already comparing him with Kaka. And why not? His eye to pick a pass and making deep runs is noteworthy. The question is: can the Chelsea man deliver at the biggest stage of all?