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GROUP H
Belgium: Adnan Januzaj

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Position: Winger
Age: 19-years-old
Club: Manchester United

The 19-year-old starlet, born in Brussels, could have played for Albania, Kosovo, Turkey, Serbia, or even England - but eventually opted for Belgium. The teenager - much to the dismay of Kevin Mirallas - was immediately selected for the final squad. It comes as no surprise, as Januzaj has been one of the standout players for Manchester United this season. If you aren't aware of the 19-year-old by now, the midfielder operates in any attacking position behind the striker and is known for his natural dribbling ability, speed and vision. Former Manchester United legend Steve Bruce claims "in Januzaj, they [Manchester United] have the outstanding young player in Europe." 

Algeria: Nabil Bentaleb

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Age: 19-years-old
Position: Midfielder
Club: Tottenham Hotspur

Nabil Bentaleb had made one appearance for France's u19 squad in 2012, but switched allegiances to Algeria in February. Despite the abundance of talent that Tottenham possess in midfield, Tim Sherwood promoted him to the senior squad shortly after becoming manager, and the 19-year-old has responded with promise. Bentaleb is known for his pass distribution and calm demeanour, conjuring an 88% passing accuracy for the North London side this season. In terms of positioning, the Algerian can operate in a defensive and neutral position in midfield. Bentaleb recently scored his first goal for Algeria in a friendly against Romania.

Russia: Aleksandr Kokorin

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Age: 23-years-old
Position: Striker
Club: Dynamo Moscow

Alongside Alan Dzaegov, Russia will rely on Aleksandr Kokorin to perform if they are to progress further than the group stages. There is little to suggest that the 23-year-old won't provide the goods, as the Russian had his most prolific season this year, scoring 10 goals in 23 appearances, including four whilst on international duty. Kokorin joined Anzhi Makhachkala for €19 million last year, only to transfer back to Dynamo Moscow a month later due to an Anzhi restructure. The striker is known for his positioning and finishing qualities.

Korea Republic: Son Heung-Min

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Age: 21-years-old
Position: Forward
Club: Bayer Leverkusen

In 2013, Son Heung-Min won the KFA Player of the Year and became the fourth Asian player in history to score double-digits in the "big 3" European football leagues - Spain, England, and Germany. The 21-year-old signed for Bayer Leverkusen this season, managing to score 12 goals and assist seven. Son is described as a "pacey, two-footed second striker, playing in a number of attacking positions, and has consistently shown that he is a lethal finisher in front of goal." The Korean is also known for his pace, dribbling and hard-working nature. In the 2011/12 pre-season, Son managed to score 18 goals in nine appearances for Hamburger SV.