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Ten players whose market value has skyrocketed during the World Cup

One of the most exciting aspects of every World Cup is seeing new young players step up and make their mark on the biggest stage. This year’s edition has been thoroughly unpredictable and as a result, there has been no shortage of new players becoming household names.

January’s transfer window could be filled with stars from this tournament moving to bigger clubs. Now that the group stage is done, let’s take a look at ten players whose market value has skyrocketed during the World Cup. 

Juventus board of directors resign amid allegation of financial wrongdoing

It has been announced via a club press release that the Juventus board of directors has resigned immediately, including long-time club president Andrea Agnelli. Amid investigations into the Turin-based club’s finances, it was deemed necessary that the entire board “forego their office” to aid with the investigations. Juventus has endured a torturous season in 2022, and it seems to only be getting worse. 

Socios hoy, enemigos mañana: Chucky Lozano asiste a Zieliński en nuevo triunfo del Napoli

La Spallettineta no se detiene. Napoli, líder de la Serie A, venció 3-2 a Udinese y registró su undécima victoria consecutiva en el torneo. El mexicano Hirving Lozano fue titular y aportó con una asistencia que permitió el lucimiento del polaco Piotr Zieliński, hoy compañero de equipo, pero desde mañana enemigo mundialista.

Asistencia de Chucky Lozano vs. Udinese

La conexión Lozano - Zieliński se produjo en el 2-0 parcial, sobre la media hora de juego.

Al Chucky Lozano lo dejaron tirar un penal y asistió al "amigo y rival" Zieliński en victoria del Napoli

Napoli consiguió su décima victoria consecutiva en la Serie A y se consolidó en el liderato de la Serie A con el mexicano Hirving Lozano como gran protagonista. I Partenopei venció al Empoli 2-0, con el Chucky convirtiendo la apertura de la cuenta y asistiendo al polaco Piotr Zieliński en el segundo.

Gol de Chucky Lozano vs. Empoli

Lozano ingresó desde la banca al 64' con el partido 0-0- y cinco minutos después dejó su huella en el marcador, convirtiendo desde el punto penal.

Another American goes down: USMNT dealt Weston McKennie injury blow

There's more unfortunate news for the USMNT midfield with just 22 days to go until lining up against Wales: Weston McKennie, after coming off injured at the start of the second half during Juventus' 1-0 win over Lecce on Saturday, has been diagnosed with a thigh injury that'll keep him out for over two weeks.

Watch: Nicolò Fagioli scores outrageous curler for Juventus

There have been very few bright spots for Juventus this season. On the back of the club’s humiliation in the Champions League midweek, a host of injuries forced manager Massimiliano Allegri’s hand as he utilized many of his younger players against Lecce. His faith was rewarded by Nicolò Fagioli, who scored a stunning goal to give the Bianconeri a 1-0 win. 

Arsenal loanee Pablo Mari was stabbed in his back while doing grocery shopping

Monza soccer player Pablo Mari has been stabbed along with at least four other people in a shopping mall in the town of Assago outside Milan, news agency ANSA reported on Thursday.

The BBC said a 46-year-old suspect has been detained and the motive for the attack in a supermarket was not clear. Italian police said one person had died, a Bolivian national.

Napoli vence a la Roma y Mourinho acaba podrido con el Chucky Lozano: "El que siempre se tira"

Con Hirving Lozano de titular y dándole uno que otro dolor de cabeza a José Mourinho, el Napoli venció a la AS Roma por 1-0 en el Stadio Olímpico. El triunfo puso al equipo del sur italiano al tope de la Serie A y aumentó a 11 su número de victorias consecutivas, contando liga local y Champions League.

El gol del Napoli vino en los pies del nigeriano Víctor Osimhen, quien a los 80 minutos se sacó de encima a Chris Smalling y batió con remate cruzado a Rui Patricio.

Weston McKennie scores a thunderous header in Juventus' victory over Empoli

Juventus got a confidence boost after crushing Empoli 4-0 at the Allianz Stadium for their second straight victory in Serie A. American Weston McKennie played 65 minutes and helped to keep the three points at home, scoring a magnificent header. 

Weston McKennie goal vs. Empoli

McKennie's goal was his first this season for Juventus and came in the most McKennie fashion: a thunderous header after a set piece.