Every World Cup there are a number of players who rise from nowhere to worldwide prominence. And in Brazil 2014 this has happened more regularly than at previous tournaments.
This World Cup has been one of the most entertaining in recent memory, with goals galore and numerous players thrusting themselves into the spotlight in this the ulitmate shop window.
Ss history has proven, some of these players will become global stars, but others will fall back into obscurity after riding the crest of the wave.
GMS takes a look at some of the lesser-known stand outs of Brazil 2014 so far.
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