- Credit: Archant
The pint-sized wizard is the highest-paid player in world football, and seen by many as the best.
He recently signed a new £16.3m-a-year deal to keep him at Barcelona until 2018.
However, by his sublime standards, he endured a somewhat quiet campaign for the Spanish giants and will be hoping to enjoy a good tournament in Brazil.
Critics suggest that this summer he needs to flourish to prove his greatness.
• Country: Argentina
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• Position: Forward
• Age: 26
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• Current club: Barcelona