World Cup 2014: 10 stars who have shone during the World Cup in Brazil

The likes of James Rodriguez have taken the world by storm, and Miguel Delaney looks at 10 stars whose stock has soared during this tournament

Click to follow
The Independent Football

A World Cup year is often seen as the ultimate shop window for any player looking to gain a big-money move in the summer transfer window, and the 2014 World Cup in Brazil is no different.

In the past, we've seen the likes of El-Hadji Diouf emerge from the obscurity of French football to rise to stardom at the 2002 World Cup with Senegal.

None have quite shown such promise but delivered so little like the forward, who cost Liverpool £10 million from RC Lens before his career began to nosedive, with spells at Bolton, Blackburn and Doncaster Rovers highlighting his demise.

As a result, clubs may be wary about shelling out inflated fees for stars based on one good tournament, but it's fair to say a number of players have flourished in Brazil this summer.

Here, we take a detailed look at those who have seen their reputation in world football increase during the tournament:

Let us know what you think of our choices in the comment box below.