The 2018 World Cup is almost upon us as the finest players on the planet will compete for the biggest prize in international football.
Group C in Russia is made up of Australia, Denmark, France and Peru, so here are the seven best players from the pool to watch out for.
Christian Eriksen, Denmark
The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder is undoubtedly the standout star for the Danes, fresh on the back of scoring 10 goals and providing 10 assists for Spurs in the Premier League this season and helping get his country to the tournament with eight strikes in qualification - including a hat-trick against the Republic of Ireland in the playoffs.
Nabil Fekir, France
What a year it has been for the attacker, scoring 23 goals in 40 appearances in all competitions for Lyon and Liverpool showing an interest in Fekir - as reported by ESPN - as a result.
Antoine Griezmann, France
Considered among the best in the world having come third in the Ballon d'Or behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in 2016, Griezmann has had another fine campaign for Atletico Madrid with 29 goals to his name and as the Express reports, a switch to Barcelona is seemingly in the pipeline.
N'Golo Kante, France
Bags of stamina, an unprecedented work rate and consistently fine performances for Chelsea during a difficult 12 months for the club, Kante is one of the best central midfielders around.
Kylian Mbappe, France
Following a breakthrough season with Monaco in 2016/17 when he helped the Principality club to the Ligue 1 title against the odds, Mbappe then made the switch to Paris Saint-Germain; initially on loan but that will become permanent this summer for a colossal £165.7m (BBC). The forward only turned 19 in December.
Paul Pogba, France
Manchester United fans may question the inconsistent performances of their club record signing, but on his day there are few better midfielders in the game than Pogba.
Samuel Umtiti, France
Finally a defender on the list and one who has risen to great prominence this term for his fine displays for Barca during their La Liga triumph, sparking interest from the Red Devils in Umtiti - according to the Express.