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TEAMtalk guest Beth Krysta Wilson looks at the Premier League stars who will take the stage at World Cup 2014 in Brazil.

Last Updated: 29/05/14 at 16:42

Brazil 2014: Some of the world's best players will be on show

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Playing in a World Cup is always a special moment in any footballer's career - but taking on the world's greatest players in Brazil adds a different dimension to proceedings.

The hosts have lifted the Jules Rimet trophy five times and are the only country to have played in every tournament.

Most Premier League fans will be cheering Roy Hodgson's England troops on - but they'll also be keeping an eye on how their own team's stars are performing ahead of the 2014-15 campaign.

Here Beth Krysta Wilson lists all the players from England's top tier who will be going toe to toe this summer.

USA: Tim Howard (Everton), Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest), Oguchi Onyewu (Queens Park Rangers), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Brek Shea (Barnsley), Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers), Clint Dempsey (Fulham), Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City), Stuart Holden (Bolton Wanderers), Daniel Williams (Reading), Maurice Edu (Stoke City).

Uruguay: Diego Lugano (West Bromwich Albion), Sebastian Coates (Liverpool), Luiz Suarez (Liverpool).

Switzerland: Philippe Senderos (Fulham), Pajtim Kasami (Fulham).

Spain: Nacho Monreal (Arsenal), Santi Cazorla (Arsenal), Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Juan Mata (Chelsea), David Silva (Manchester City), Jesus Navas (Manchester City), Michu (Swansea City), Fernando Torres (Chelsea), Alvaro Negredo (Manchester City), Roberto Soldado (Tottenham Hotspur).

South Korea: Suk-Young Yun (Doncaster Rovers), Bo-Kyung Kim (Cardiff City), Ki Sung-Yueng (Sunderland), Chung-Yong Lee (Bolton Wanderers), Dong-Won Ji (Sunderland).

Russia: Pavel Pogrebnyak (Reading).

Portugal: Nani (Manchester United).

Nigeria: Kenneth Omeruo (Middlesbrough), Jon Obi Mikel (Chelsea), Victor Moses (Liverpool), Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United).

Netherlands: Maarten Stekelenburg (Fulham), Michel Vorm (Swansea City), Tim Krul (Newcastle United), John Heitinga (Everton), Ron Vlaar (Aston Villa), Jonathan De Guzman (Swansea City), Leroy Fer (Norwich City), Robin van Persie (Manchester United).

Mexico: Javier Hernandez (Manchester United).

Japan: Maya Yoshida (Southampton), Shinji Kagawa (Manchester United).

Ivory Coast: Kolo Toure (Liverpool), Cheick Tiote (Newcastle United), Yaya Toure (Manchester City), Wilfried Bony (Swansea City), Arouna Kone (Everton).

Italy: Emanuele Giaccherini (Sunderland), Daniel Osvaldo (Southampton).

Honduras: Maynor Figueroa (Hull City), Juan Carlos Garcia (Wigan Athletic), Wilson Palacios (Stoke City), Roger Espinoza (Wigan Athletic).

Greece: Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham), Charis Mavrias (Sunderland).

Ghana: Michael Essien (Chelsea), Emmanuel Frimpong (Fulham), Derek Boateng (Fulham), Albert Adomah (Middlesbrough).

Germany: Per Mertesacker (Arsenal), Mesut Ozil (Arsenal), Andre Schurrle (Chelsea), Lukas Podolski (Arsenal).

France: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur), Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United), Patrice Evra (Manchester United), Mamadou Sakho (Liverpool), Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal), Gael Clichy (Manchester City), Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United), Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United), Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle United), Samir Nasri (Manchester City), Olivier Giroud (Arsenal), Loic Remy (Newcastle United).

England: Joe Hart (Manchester City), John Ruddy (Norwich City), Alex McCarthy (Reading), Ben Foster (West Bromwich Albion), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Leighton Baines (Everton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Joleon Lescott (Manchester City), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), James Milner (Manchester City), Tom Cleverley (Manchester United), Ross Barkley (Everton), Jordan Henderson (LiverpooL), Scott Parker (Fulham), Leon Osman (EvertoN), Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur), Adam Lallana (Southampton), Raheem Sterling (Liverpool), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Ashley Young (Manchester United), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Danny Welbeck (Manchester United), Jay Rodriguez (Southampton), Jermain Defoe (Tottenham Hotspur), Rickie Lambert (Southampton).

Ecuador: Antonio Valencia (Manchester United).

Croatia: Dejan Lovren (Southampton), Niko Kranjcar (Queens Park Rangers), Nikica Jelavic (Everton).

Costa Rica: Bryan Oviedo (Everton), Bryan Ruiz (Fulham).

Chile: Gonzalo Jara (Nottingham Forrest), Gary Medel (Cardiff City), Jean Beausejour (Wigan Athletic).

Cameroon: Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Queens Park Rangers), Sebastien Bassong (Norwich City), Samuel Eto'o (Chelsea).

Brazil: Julio Cesar (Queens Park Rangers), David Luiz (Chelsea), Lucas (Liverpool), Oscar (Chelsea), Ramires (Chelsea), Paulinho (Tottenham Hotspur), Willian (Chelsea).

Bosnia-Herzegovina: Asmir Begovic (Stoke City), Edin Dzeko (Manchester City).

Belgium: Simon Mignolet (Liverpool), Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur), Thomas Vermaelen (Arsenal), Vincent Kompany (Manchester City), Kevin De Bruyne (Chelsea), Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United), Mousa Dembele (Tottenham Hotspur), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Nacer Chadli (Tottenham Hotspur), Kevin Mirallas (Everton), Romelu Lukaku (Everton), Christian Benteke (Aston Villa).

Australia: Mark Schwarzer (Chelsea), Adam Federici (Reading), Rhys Williams (Middlesbrough), Shane Lowry (Millwall), Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace).

Argentina: Martin Demichelis (Manchester City), Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle United), Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City), Jonas Gutierrez, (Newcastle United).

Algeria: Essaid Belkalem (Watford), Adlene Guedioura (Crystal Palace), Djamel Abdoun (Nottingham Forest).

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