Even in an era where the latest talent strutting his stuff in the Colombian second division or even players at the very beginning of their teenage years can be found and watched on the internet, the World Cup still has the ability to throw up some names us football fans are unaware of.
In 2002 the Senegalese national side rose to prominence, and on the back of their showings in Japan/South Korea a number of their star turns – namely Salif Diao, Henri Camara and El Hadji Diouf – rocked up in the Premier League. The same has happened to players after various surprise performances on the biggest stage, and we’re almost certain to see a few more appear from 2014.
Here are six shock players we at FFC towers think will be benefit from this year’s World Cup…
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