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The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup  

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List Rules Only players who CURRENTLY play in the Premier League. No players from other leagues should be listed here.

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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
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
La Louvière, Belgium
3
Luis Suárez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Salto, Uruguay
4
Daniel Sturridge is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Birmingham, United Kingdom
5
Yaya Touré is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire
6
Wayne Rooney is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Croxteth, United Kingdom
7
Mesut Özil is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Gelsenkirchen, Germany
8
Gary Cahill is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
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
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 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
Guadalajara, Mexico
12
Steven Gerrard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Whiston, United Kingdom
13
Sergio Agüero is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Quilmes, Argentina
14
Vincent Kompany is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Uccle, Belgium
15
Joe Hart is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
16
Romelu Lukaku is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Antwerp, Belgium
17
Tim Howard is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
North Brunswick Township, New Jersey
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Raheem Sterling is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Kingston, Jamaica
19
David de Gea is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Madrid, Spain
20
Shinji Kagawa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Kobe, Keihanshin, Japan
21
Ross Barkley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup
Wavertree, United Kingdom
22
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
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
St Albans, United Kingdom