Notable Young Players in FIFA World Cup 2022

Young players are often a thing of attraction specially in the major events. Because, major events are the perfect place for the birth of the young stars who would rule the soccer world in near future. In Russia, the world saw the pace, skills, finishing of Kylian Mbappe who helped France winning the WC and went on to become the best young player of the tournament. In Qatar, there will be a bunch of young guns, who might prove themselves eye catching. Let’s take a look at the list of the notable young stars in the Qatar WC.

Notable Young Players in FIFA WC 2022

Young Player’s Name Country Current Club
Pedri Gonzalez Spain FC Barcelona
Phil Foden England Manchester City
Vinicius Jr Brazil Real Madrid
Eduardo Camavinga France Real Madrid
Ansu Fati Spain FC Barcelona
Joao Felix Portugal Atletico Madrid
Jude Bellingham England Borussia Dortmund
Ryan Gravenberch Netherlands Ajax Amsterdam
Jamal Musiala Germany Bayern Munich
Nuno Mendes Portugal Paris Saint-Germain
Gavi Spain FC Barcelona
Charles De Ketelaere Belgium Club Brugge
Florian Wirtz Germany Bayer Leverkusen

Notable Young players in FIFA World Cup 2022

Pedri Gonzalez:

Spanish midfielder Pedri Gonzalez who just turned 19 in the late November this year, will be no more than 20 during the upcoming FIFA WC. But at such young age, he has already made himself a star. He is one of the key players in the current Fc Barcelona squad and is a regular face in Enrique’s Spanish side. He is the top contender and hot favorite to win this year’s best young player award. Thus the expectation will be high from him in Qatar and he will be one of the biggest young names in the upcoming edition of the world cup. Pedri has already featured in the Euro semifinal and also won silver medal in the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Phil Foden:

English young sensation Phil Foden is one of the regular names in the Manchester City’s midfield. Although it’s not sure whether he will be regular starter in Gareth Southgate’s side in Qatar or not, it’s almost certain that, he will be one of the top young stars who would carry enormous expectations from the fans. Currently 21 years old Foden who has won the Golden Ball award in the 2017 U-17 world cup, will be aging just 22 during the Qatar WC.

Vinicius Jr:

A highly potential forward currently plays for Real Madrid. Vinicius stormed into the football world with some enormous performances on big occasions. He has already broke Messi’s record to become the youngest El Clasico goal scorer of the century. He has been in incredible touch since the start of the 2021-22 campaign. Although he was pretty much ignored by Brazil coach Tite, we still believe Vini has the ability to do magical things if he is given a bit chance. This guy really can threaten any backline.

Eduardo Camavinga:

In a star studded French side, Camavinga might struggle to find a regular place in the starting XI. But with the potentiality he has, the Real Madrid midfielder can have serious impacts for his side in Qatar. The young lad just turned 19 in this November and will be only 20 years old during the mega event in Qatar. He is gonna be a young but big thing to watch.

Ansu Fati:

Ansu Fati has already been privileged to wear the legendary number 10 shirt of FC Barcelona after Lionel Messi’s departure. He is really considered as Leo’s successor at the Camp Nou and this statement would make you realize, how bigger the shoes he has to fill. Although he was absent for a long time due to a serious injury and missed the UEFA Euro 2020, we expect him to play a vital role for Enrqiue’s side in 2022 world cup. With the tremendous scoring ability he has, Fati has huge possibility to become one of the young top scorers in Qatar.

Joao Felix:

Felix had made a huge move to Atletico Madrid for a whopping 126 million Euro. However, the 22 years old young forward hasn’t fully proved his worth at the Spanish capital. But he is definitely one of the biggest young names in football. Due to his lack of consistency and poor run of form, he hasn’t been a regular starter in the Portuguese side. But if he can utilize his full potentiality, he will definitely be a regular starter in the side and does have all the ability to become one of the top young performers of the Qatar WC.

Jude Bellingham:

The Borussia Dortmund midfield weapon is currently 18 years old and will be just 19 during the Qatar world cup. It will be seriously tough for him to find a regular spot in a star studded English midfield. But this guy has enormous potentiality and even if he is given a little game time, he can really show how impactful he can be for the Three Lions.

Ryan Gravenberch:

At just 19, he has already become a regular starter in a very good Ajax side. He has been performing very well at the club level and also has been a regular part of the national team. He will be much more experienced during the upcoming world cup and we expect him to be a notable young midfielder in Qatar.

Jamal Musiala:

This guy has unbelievable potentiality. He will be on the verge of turning 20 during the Qatar world cup. He may not be a starter for Germany in the upcoming mega event but he might be used as a substitute and has can really make the spectators have a look at him.

Nuno Mendes:

Making a move to French giants PSG, Mendes has already settled his position at the left part of the defense. His defensive work rate is pretty good while he can also made chances on regular occasion. He might be an eye catching performer in the upcoming world cup.

Special Mentions:

Gavi, Charles De Ketelaere. Florian Wirtz.


Erling Haaland will be 22 years and 2 months old during the WC and it meets the criteria of being considered as a young star. But with the reputation he has already made, we are considering him a star rather than a young star. Thus we haven’t placed him in this list.

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