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world cup The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup  

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With the World Cup right around the corner, it's safe to say that with 139 players, the English Premier League is well-represented. Some of the most important players and biggest stars in the world will be repping their countries in Brazil. Despite them being all over the world, they all play in the Premiership, which says a lot about how strong the league is a whole. The biggest names and brightest stars come from the EPL. Most of these players are extremely important to their country's fortunes. Players like Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard, Wayne Rooney, Mesut Ozil, Sergio Aguero, Willian, and Eden Hazard are just a handful of players whose performances are critical to their team's success. In a year when the World Cup seems in the grips of many countries, some of these guys are going to have to elevate their game to greater heights if they want to get their hands on the world's most coveted trophy.

Who is the most important Premier League player in this year's World Cup? That's up to you to decide, but there are plenty of guys on this list who are considered some of the best players in the world, and on the world's biggest stage, they'll be able to prove their mettle that will could make them legends in their respective countries.

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Robin van Persie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Robin van Persie Rotterdam, Netherlands

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Eden Hazard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Eden Hazard La Louvière, Belgium

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Luis Suárez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Luis Suárez Salto, Uruguay

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Daniel Sturridge is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Daniel Sturridge Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Yaya Touré is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Yaya Touré Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire

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Wayne Rooney is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Wayne Rooney Croxteth, United Kingdom

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Mesut Özil is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Mesut Özil Gelsenkirchen, Germany

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Gary Cahill is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Gary Cahill Dronfield, United Kingdom

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Edin Džeko is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Edin Džeko Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Ángel di María is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
hakmens added Ángel di María Rosario, Argentina

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Javier Hernández Balcázar is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Javier Hernández Balcázar Guadalajara, Mexico

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Steven Gerrard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Steven Gerrard Whiston, United Kingdom

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Sergio Agüero is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Sergio Agüero Quilmes, Argentina

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Vincent Kompany is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Vincent Kompany Uccle, Belgium

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Joe Hart is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Joe Hart Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

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Romelu Lukaku is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Romelu Lukaku Antwerp, Belgium

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Tim Howard is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Tim Howard North Brunswick Township, New Jersey, United States of America

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Raheem Sterling is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Raheem Sterling Kingston, Jamaica

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David de Gea is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
David de Gea Madrid, Spain

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Shinji Kagawa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Shinji Kagawa Kobe, Keihanshin, Japan

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Ross Barkley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Ross Barkley Wavertree, United Kingdom

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Fernandinho is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Fernandinho

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Frank Lampard is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Frank Lampard Romford, London, United Kingdom

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Cesar Azplicueta is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Cesar Azplicueta

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Adam Lallana is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Adam Lallana St Albans, United Kingdom

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Lukas Podolski is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Lukas Podolski Gliwice, Poland

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Juan Mata is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Juan Mata Villafranca Montes de Oca, Spain

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Jan Vertonghen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Jan Vertonghen Sint-Niklaas, Belgium

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Tim Krul is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Tim Krul The Hague, Kingdom of the Netherlands

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Hugo Lloris is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Hugo Lloris Nice, France

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Olivier Giroud is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Olivier Giroud Chambéry, France

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10 12
Luke Shaw is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Luke Shaw United Kingdom

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Willian is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Willian

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Leighton Baines is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Leighton Baines Kirkby, United Kingdom

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Jordan Henderson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Jordan Henderson Sunderland, United Kingdom

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Ramires is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Ramires Barra do Piraí, Brazil

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Samuel Eto'o is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Samuel Eto'o Wouri, Cameroon, Douala

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Pablo Zabaleta is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Pablo Zabaleta Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Kevin Mirallas is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Kevin Mirallas Liège, Belgium

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Portsmouth, United Kingdom

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Per Mertesacker is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Per Mertesacker Hanover, Germany

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Jesús Navas is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Jesús Navas Los Palacios y Villafranca, Spain

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Wilfried Bony is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Wilfried Bony Bingerville, Côte d’Ivoire

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John Obi Mikel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
John Obi Mikel Jos, Nigeria

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Bacary Sagna is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Bacary Sagna Sens, France

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Álvaro Negredo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Álvaro Negredo Madrid, Spain