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World Cup: Top African players
World Cup: Top African players

An African nation has advanced to the quarterfinals twice in the last three World Cups, with Senegal reaching the final eight in 2002 and Ghana doing the same in 2010. And if the continent is quickly catching up to the rest of the world, the credit goes to a growing crop of great players. Here's our picks for the top 10 Africans headed to next month's World Cup in Brazil: 1. Yaya Toure (Ivory Coast): A box-to-box midfielder, the 31-year-old Toure has won the last three African player-of-the-year awards and helped Manchester City to two of the last three English Premier League titles. This will be his third World Cup and he has also played in five African Cup of Nations...

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