World Cup 2022 - Five stars you NEED to watch this tournament

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World Cup fever is infecting the globe, as the grandest tournament of all kicks of very soon.

With that in mind, we've picked five players that could be set for breakout tournaments in Qatar.

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World Cup 2022 Breakout Stars

The World Cup is a place where dreams are both made and broken, and it also happens to be a place where young stars can showcase their talents.

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James Rodriguez is an infamous example, but these five names below could be about to emulate the Colombian and write their names into the history books.

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Jonathan David

Canadian striker Jonathan David is ready to fire the Maple Leaves forward, with the Lille frontman waiting for the chance to showcase his class on the world stage.

A top talent who many big clubs will be watching this winter, Canada's secret weapon won't be so elusive after this tournament.

Jude Bellingham

He may have already broken out in every other sense of the word, but this is the tournament where Jude Bellingham establishes himself as one of the best midfielders in the world.

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Likely to be pivotal to any success England enjoys, Bellingham is a superstar in the making and will likely double in value after this tournament.

Already rated highly by the powers that be, Bellingham could be the missing piece that finally brings it home.

Brennan Johnson

Wales are back on the world stage and Nottingham Forest winger Brennan Johnson could be about to become their next legend.

The Welsh are known for their upsets in major tournaments and with a weapon like Johnson in their arsenal, they could be about to ruffle more feathers.

An exciting attacking talent with the world at his feet, we think Brennan Johnson could be about to acquire some major new suitors.

Kaoru Mitoma

Kaoru Mitoma is already showing his class in the Premier League for Brighton this season and the Japanese international could be about to showcase that further on the grandest stage.

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A dynamic winger who oozes class, this Japanese threat will be looking to harness his quality and bring some joy to the Asian continent.

Gonzalo Plata

An outside chance who could shine on opening night, Gonzalo Plata is not a man to sleep on at this World Cup.

Playing for Valladolid in Spain but representing Ecuador at this year's tournament, this Ecudaroian forward could be the latest exciting prospect to come out of South America.

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Only 22 and brimming with pace and skill, this young man could be in for the tournament of his life.