The great Ronaldo will be hoping to repeat his 2002 feat of finishing as the leading scorer in the World Cup finals
Can Hernan Crespo fire Argentina into the semi-finals for the first time since 1990 and the Diego Maradona years?
Fabulous Frenchman Thierry Henry will be hoping 2006 is his year to finally shine on the biggest stage of all
Ukraine striker Andriy Shevchenko has led his country to the finals for the first time and he will pose a massive danger
England sensation Wayne Rooney carries the hopes of a nation on his young shoulders in his second major tournament
Dutch destroyer Ruud van Nistelrooy will be in the hunt for goals as he prepares for his first World Cup finals tournament
Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic could be set to dazzle in front of a worldwide audience with his own brand of trickery
Spain striker Fernando Torres could light up his first World Cup finals at the tender age of 22
Ivory Coast captain Didier Drogba has led his side to their first finals and his presence will be a big threat in Germany
Australia striker Mark Viduka will be desperate to make the most of what may be his only chance to play in a World Cup
Mexico's Jared Borgetti has a prolific record at international level - but will he be able to do the business in Germany?
Ali Daei has long been the focal point of the Iran side and once more their chances rest on his experienced shoulders