World Cup 2014 debutants

By Andy Young of IES | Matthew Ashton/AMA
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Players making their World Cup debut in Brazil

For some players this year's World Cup will be extra special as it will be the first time they are representing their country on football's biggest stage. See Gallery

For some players this year's World Cup will be extra special as it will be the first time they are representing their country on football's biggest stage.

Click or swipe to see 10 players making their World Cup debut in Brazil.

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Willian (Brazil)

Chelsea's Willian made his international debut in 2011 and the 25-year-old winger will be hoping his Premier League experience will help him during the World Cup.

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Romelu Lukaku (Belgium)

The Premier League striker is part of a very strong Belgium side that could cause some upsets in Brazil.

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Mario Götze (Germany)

At just 22 Götze already has 29 caps and this should be the first of several World Cups for the midfielder.

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Yoichiro Kakitani (Japan)

Kakitani scored on his international debut and was the top scorer during last year’s East Asian Cup, which Japan won.

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Adam Lallana (England)

A key part of Southampton's rise to the Premier League, Lallana made his England debut in a friendly against Chile last year.

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Wilfried Bony (Ivory Coast)

Another Premier League striker in good form, Bony scored 16 goals in the Premier League last season and that form will be crucial for the Ivory Coast.

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Paul Pogba (France)

This powerful midfielder was named the player of the tournament at last year's Under-20 World Cup, which France won. The 21-year-old will be a key player for France both in Brazil and in the future.

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Son Heung-Min (South Korea)

Son plays for Bayer Leverkusen in Germany and the forward made his debut for South Korea just after the last World Cup. He was a regular player in his country’s qualification campaign for Brazil.

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Vedad Ibišević (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Ibišević will form a very strong forward partnership with Edin Džeko for Bosnia and Herzegovina, a country that is making its debut in the World Cup finals and has a very strong squad.

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Reza Ghoochannejhad (Iran)

Although Ghoochannejad represented the Netherlands in his junior international career he opted for the Iranian senior national side, getting off to a flying start with seven goals in seven matches.