Gianluigi Buffon is an Italian goalkeeper who plays for and captains both Serie A club Juventus and the Italy national team. He is the record appearance holder for Italy, and widely considered to be one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time.
Giorgio Chiellini began his career as a left-back, but made his name as a hard-tackling centre back – Walter Mazzarri once labeled him "a force of nature, from another planet] – with a penchant for scoring headers from set-pieces. A popular figure with fans, he is the club's vice-captain, behind Gianluigi Buffon.
Llorente is a striker who joined Juve last season after an incredibly successful career at Athletic Bilbao. He scored 29 goals for the club in all competitions in the 2011–12 season, and was described as a "Bilbao legend".
Marchisio is a Juventus junior, joining the club at age 7. Since making his breakthrough in the 2008–09 season, Marchisio has often been compared to former Juventus and Italy midfielder Marco Tardelli by the Italian press for his tenacious style of play and good reading of the game. A hard-tackling, versatile midfielder, he is able to play in defensive midfield or out wide but his preferred and most effective position is in the centre.
Although not gifted with pace, physicality or notable defensive or tackling abilities, Pirlo has been praised for his touch, technique, control, dribbling, incredible vision, inventive play and accurate passing ability. He is also a set-piece and penalty-kick specialist, who is known for his long distance shooting and passing.
Pogba is a French international player and was named by The Guardian as one of the ten most promising young players in Europe earlier this year. At under-20 level, he captained his nation to victory at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup and took home the Best Player award for his performances during the tournament. He made his debut for the senior French national team on 22 March 2013 in a 3–1 win against Georgia, and scored his first World Cup goal on 30 June 2014 against Nigeria.
Carlos Tevez is a goal scoring machine currently at Juventus after successful stints at Manchester United and Manchester City. in 2014 the Argentine international ended the season as the team's top goalscorer with 21 goals in all competitions, and was named as Juve's "Player of the Season". He was the third-highest goalscorer in Serie A with 19 goals, as the Bianconeri won a 30th Scudetto.
Chilean international Vidal is a versatile player who played several different roles in his early years. He eventually found his position at Juventus as a box-to-box midfielder capable of assisting his teammates in both defense and attack. It was these displays for Juventus that led him to be nicknamed Il Guerriero ("The Warrior") by the Italian press for his hard-tackling and tenacious style of play.
Football fans around the world have been having their say on social media after FIFA announced the results of a slogan competition run by Korean car company Hyundai.The 'winning slogans', which will be emblazoned on team buses for the month-long event, are truly horrendous.