Under-20 World Cup

The Prodigies

July 6, 2013
By Mark Lomas
As in the world of Hollywood, precocious young footballers often stumble just when it seems the world is at their feet. Their slide is usually not as dramatic or debauched as the Macaulay Caulkins and Lindsay Lohans of this world, but the pressure and hype that comes from careering towards the top of one's game at such a tender age can be too much for some to take.



While many hit their pinnacle as a prodigy, 'peaking too early' as the well-worn cliche goes, there are of course ...

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