Every World Cup has its share of breakout stars. In South Africa in 2010, for example, Uruguay’s veteran forward Diego Forlán established himself as one of the greatest players in the world, and Thomas Müller made it clear that he was the future of German soccer.
However, for every unexpected brilliant performance, there is always at least one epic disappointment. Every four years, country’s place all their hopes on one star player only to be let down. Maybe the pressure gets to them, or maybe the superstars get worn down by the long club season. But it always happens.
Today, as we get ready for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, we present you this list of the most underachieving superstar players in the history of the prestigious tournament. Shockingly, it includes some of the biggest names in the history of the game.
Like who? Well, take a look.