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2014 sports Players to Watch on the 2014 National Team  

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List Rules Upvote the most important players on the 2014 English World Cup squad

Editor's Note: Voting has been closed.

Home to the most popular league in the world (apologies to Spain, Italy, and Germany), the English Premier League is one of the most watched sports in the world. That said, many eyes will be on the consistently overrated and underachieving English national team. With all of the big names on the roster, people usually expect the English team to advance farther than it should. Considering all of the success that its individual players have had on the club level, it's surprising to many that the national team hasn't matched that success. That said, there are many stars on the English team that many will want to see in action during the World Cup. With old warhorses like Steven Gerrard, Wayne Rooney, and Frank Lampard, and a slew of up-and-comers like Daniel Sturridge, Raheem Sterling, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Luke Shaw, and Adam Lallana, this is one of the most interesting English teams in years. How it will translate on the pitch remains to be seen.

So, who is the top player to watch on the English national team this year? That remains to be seen, but depending on his performance in Brazil, it's safe to say that whoever becomes this year's English star will see his profile grow. 

It's up to you to vote on and decide who are the top players to watch on the English national team. Soccer is England's top sport, so it should come as no surprise that there's a lot focus on them. Upvote the player who you think should be at the top of this most watched list. 

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29 10
Wayne Rooney is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Players to Watch on the 2014 National Team
Wayne Rooney Forward

2
32 13
Steven Gerrard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Players to Watch on the 2014 National Team
Steven Gerrard Midfielder

3
25 10
Raheem Sterling is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Players to Watch on the 2014 National Team
Raheem Sterling Midfielder

4
23 11
Joe Hart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Players to Watch on the 2014 National Team
Joe Hart Goalkeeper

5
20 9
Adam Lallana is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Players to Watch on the 2014 National Team
Adam Lallana Midfielder

6
16 9
Gary Cahill is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Players to Watch on the 2014 National Team
Gary Cahill Defender

7
20 14
Luke Shaw is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Players to Watch on the 2014 National Team
Luke Shaw Defender

8
16 12
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Players to Watch on the 2014 National Team
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Forward, Midfielder

9
14 10
Danny Welbeck is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Players to Watch on the 2014 National Team
Danny Welbeck Forward, Midfielder

10
15 12
Jordan Henderson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Players to Watch on the 2014 National Team
Jordan Henderson Midfielder

11
14 11
Jack Wilshere is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Players to Watch on the 2014 National Team
Jack Wilshere Midfielder

12
13 10
Ross Barkley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Players to Watch on the 2014 National Team
Ross Barkley Midfielder

13
13 10
Leighton Baines is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Players to Watch on the 2014 National Team
Leighton Baines Defender

14
12 11
Frank Lampard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Players to Watch on the 2014 National Team
Frank Lampard Midfielder

15
12 13
Glen Johnson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Players to Watch on the 2014 National Team
Glen Johnson Defender

16
10 11
Rickie Lambert is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Players to Watch on the 2014 National Team
Rickie Lambert Forward

17
8 10
Phil Jagielka is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Players to Watch on the 2014 National Team
Phil Jagielka Defender, Midfielder

18
8 11
James Milner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Players to Watch on the 2014 National Team
James Milner Midfielder

19
8 12
Fraser Forster is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Players to Watch on the 2014 National Team
Fraser Forster Goalkeeper

20
8 12
Ben Foster is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Players to Watch on the 2014 National Team
Ben Foster Goalkeeper

21
8 14
Phil Jones is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Players to Watch on the 2014 National Team
Phil Jones Defender, Midfielder

22
9 16
Chris Smalling is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Players to Watch on the 2014 National Team
Chris Smalling Defender