2014 World Cup qualifying: Players to watch

WAYNE ROONEY, ENGLAND: The Manchester United forward is England's most important player, offering the team a touch of class and goal-scoring power. His pace and explosiveness off the dribble, combined with his predatory skills in the 18-yard box, make him one of the most dangerous forwards in the game today. It's no exaggeration to say that as Rooney goes, so goes England.