The Confederations cup is set to kick off on the 17th June and eight teams would be vying for the cup which serves as a dress rehearsal for the World cup.
Football stars such as Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal, Alexis Sanchez of Chile and Julian Draxler of Germany are all set to display their different skills in Russia. Younger players would also look to put on a good performance so as to increase their chances of making the world cup in 2018.
Here are a list of young players to watch out for in the confederations cup.
Joshua Kimmich, Germany, Age: 22, Defender.
Despite his age, Kimmich is one of the more established players on the Germany Confederations Cup roster. Kimmich already has made 15 appearances since 2016 for Germany and was named to the Team of the Tournament at Euro 2016.
Hirving Lozanzo, Mexico, Age: 21, Forward
The young Mexican is rumoured to be making a move to Manchester City this summer. Hirving helped Pachuca win the CONCACAF Champions League, Lozano also won the Golden Boot as the competition’s top goal scorer and the best young player award.
Andre Silva,Portugal, Age: 21, Forward
All eyes would be on Crisitiano Ronaldo for Portugal for obvious reasons. Andre Silva however brings his own addition to the Portuguese team and has been tagged as the heir by Cristiano Ronaldo himself. Silva, has netted seven goals in eight appearances for the national team.
Timo Werner, Germany, Age: 21, Forward
Werner was a breakout star for Red Bull Leipzig, which finished second in the Bundesliga. He has a knack for scoring goals and he finished fourth in the Bundesliga with 21 goals. With Miroslav Klose and Mueller out of the National team the youngster has a lot of room to shine.
Ajdin Hrustic, Australia, Age: 20, Midfielder
Ajdin Hrustic was being courted by the Bosnian National team but he however decided to play for the country of his father’s birth. Adjin plays as a winger but has proven he is the ability to drift inwards to be a play maker for his team