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World Cup player rankings: Who are the top 25 players in Qatar?

Our World Cup player rankings have landed, as we select the top 25 players in Qatar as we head into the final few games at the tournament.

Of course, this has changed a lot during the World Cup and we will be updating this list as all the action happens in Qatar.

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From Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe and Harry Kane to Cristiano Ronaldo, superstars galore have had the hopes of their nation resting on their shoulders.

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Below are the player rankings in full which we will updated throughout the tournament.

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How to watch, start time, dates, stream links


  • When: November 20, 2022 to December 18, 2022
  • Group stage game kick-off times: 5am, 8am, 10am, 11am, 2pm (all ET)
  • Location: Qatar
  • TV channels en Español: Telemundo, Universo, Peacock
  • Streaming en Español: Peacock (all 64 matches)

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World Cup player rankings (As of December 11)

1. Lionel Messi (Argentina) - Up 1
2. Kylian Mbappe (France) - Down 1
3. Sofyan Amrabat (Morocco) - New entry
4. Antoine Griezmann (France) - Up 2
5. Hakim Ziyech (Morocco) - Up 9
6. Harry Kane (England) - Up 2
7. Bruno Fernandes (Portugal) - Down 3
8. Olivier Giroud (France) - Up 2
9. Bukayo Saka (England) - New entry
10. Yassine Bounou (Morocco) - New entry
11. Casemiro (Brazil) - Down 8
12. Rodrigo de Paul (Argentina) - Up 3
13. Wojciech Szczesny (Poland) - Down 8
14. Dominik Livakovic (Croatia) - New entry
15. Achraf Hakimi (Morocco) - Up 9
16. Ousmane Dembele (France) - New entry
17. Cody Gakpo (Netherlands) - Down 6
18. Alexis Mac Allister (Argentina) - New entry
19. Richarlison (Brazil) - Down 1
20. Jude Bellingham (England) - New entry
21. Memphis Depay (Netherlands) - Down 8
22. Harry Maguire (England) - Even
23. Adrien Rabiot (France) - New entry
24. Azzedine Ounahi (Morocco) - New entry
25. Vinicius Junior (Brazil) - Down 4


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