It’s already been hailed as one of the best World Cups in recent memory — but as we head into the quarter-finals, this is where history is made.

The group stages have been superb but it’s from now that careers are more often then not defined.

Can Lionel Messi win a World Cup to cement his legacy as one of the best players ever? Can James Rodriguez carry on the form that has made him the hottest property in Brazil? Will Neymar go down in folklore as A Seleção star who carried his team to glorious victory on home soil?

It feels like what has gone before has simply whet the appetite for what’s to come.

Here, we look at arguably the five brightest attacking players in the tournament so far. You decide who you think will ultimately be the #1 star of his World Cup.