World Cup 2014: Football League stars to look out for

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Wigan Athletic, Watford, Leicester City and Middlesbrough stars all feature.

Jean Beausejour - Wigan Athletic - Chile 

The former Birmingham City wing-back joined Wigan in 2012, winning the FA Cup in 2013 before suffering relegation from the Premier League three days later. The 30-year old has featured 35 times in the Championship this season, and is almost guaranteed to guard the left flank in Jorge Sampaoli's inverted 3-4-4 formation. Considered dark horses for the tournament, Chile are relying upon the qualities of Arturo Vidal and Alexis Sanchez to get out of a group consisting of Spain, Netherlands and Australia.

Roger Espinoza - Wigan Athletic - Honduras

Another Wigan based wing-back, the 27-year old Honduran has been capped 35 times by his country. Playing the full 90 minutes in the Latics' FA Cup victory, he featured just 19 times this season, playing all across the midfield. He has featured in both of Honduras' pre-tournament friendlies, in midfield, in defeats to Israel and Turkey. In a group with Switzerland, France and Honduras, there may just be a chance that the underdogs could find a way into the knockout stage.

Essaid Belkalem - Watford - Algeria

The hulking centre-back had a fairly inauspicious start to his Hornets career, since singing on loan from sister club Granada. Eight games in his debut season rewarded nothing but four yellow cards, but following the close of the season, Watford officials exercised their right to sign the 25-year old on a permanent deal. The 13-time capped player received a call-up to the Greens' World Cup squad, scoring his first goal for the country in a pre-tournament friendly with Armenia.

Riyad Mahrez - Leicester City - Algeria

Another player turning out for Algeria is Premier League bound winger Riyad Mahrez, who signed for Leicester in January and has since been a vital component of their Championship winning side. 19 appearances and three goals caught the attention of head coach Vahid Halilhodzic, who called the 23-year old up to his preliminary squad, and then gave the winger his debut in the friendly against Armenia. Despite having only made that lone appearance, Mahrez was confirmed in the Finals squad just one day later. Algeria have potential to exit their group, with Belgium, Russia and South Korea all vying for two qualification places.

Albert Adomah - Middlesbrough - Ghana

Ghanaian Adomah is set to appear alongside Chelsea legend Michael Essien in the centre of Kwesi Appiah's Black Stars midfield, having appeared 41 times in the Championship this season. The 26-year old has registered 13 caps with the national team since making his debut, and featured in the Black Stars pre-tournament friendly with Netherlands - a 1-0 victory for Oranje. Ghana are in the proverbial 'Group of Death', with Germany, Portugal and the USA all searching for a way out of the group. Despite being underdogs, the Ghanaian faithful will be hoping that they can be first African nation to reach the semi-finals.

The World Cup promises to be an exciting prospect for players as well as fans, and many will be hoping that their Football League favourites can make an impact on the world stage.

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