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World Cup countdown: 11 days to go for Russia 2018, KickOff.com features three #11 superstars.

Posted: 3 June 2018 Time: 12:00

In celebration of the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup, KickOff.com will feature three superstars donning an iconic number in Russia that represent the days to go.

For this running feature, we need you as the reader to select who you believe is the best or who will have the biggest impact in the 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup.

Our top three number 11's celebrating 11 days to go until kick-off are as follows.

1.Marco Reus

Position: Forward

Nationality: Germany

Age: 29

Widely considered as one of Germany's most talented forward's due to his incredible technical ability, pace and eye for goal but has seen his career hampered by injuries.

Reus' last major tournament with the World champions was Euro 12, after missing the 2014 World Cup and Euro 16 due to untimely injury blows.

The Borussia Dortmund attacking talisman will be looking to add to his nine goals in 30 appearances and live up to the early potential that saw him destined to become an integral part of Die Mannschaft.

Despite another stop-start 2017/18 season, the Dortmund star managed to score seven goals in eleven league appearances this season to book himself a place in the final 23-man squad under head coach Joachim Low.

Angel di Maria

Position: Midfielder

Nationality: Argentina

Age: 30

Fideo, as he's affectionately known in his homeland will be representing his country for a fifth major tournament and with 93 caps to his name, he represents one of the stalwarts in Jorge Sampaoli's squad.

Comfortable on either wing and all across the midfield, the versatility of the Paris Saint-Germain midfielder makes him an integral part of Sampaoli's plans this month.

With 21 goals and 15 assists in 45 appearances across all competitions this season for in a domestic treble-winning season with PSG, Di Maria arrives in Russia in scintillating form.

3. Phillipe Coutinho

Position: Playmaker

Nationality: Brazil

Age: 25

Coutinho became the second highest transfer in world history this season when he made the £142 million move from Liverpool to FC Barcelona in January.

Despite his mid-season switch, the Brazil playmaker managed to secure the LaLiga and Copa del Rey double and impressed as he eased into his new surroundings with the Blaugrana.

The Brazil number 11 scored 22 goals and registered 14 assists in 42 games across all competitions during the 2017/18 season.

Surprisingly left out of the final squad for the 2014 edition in his homeland by Luiz Felipe Scolari, this will be Coutinho's first appearance at the global showpiece.

Article by: Lorenz Kohler
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