The 23 best World Cup players so far — Harry Kane kicked off top spot

The 2018 FIFA World Cup has not disappointed.

The semifinal fixtures are fast approaching and boy, has the tournament created drama.

We've watched the 2014 champions Germany get dumped out of the competition, a game-of-the-year nominee in France's 4-3 thrashing of Argentina, and England — finally — winning a World Cup penalty shootout. And there's still plenty more to come.

So who are the key players so far?

Business Insider has put together a power ranking of the 23 best soccer players in Russia using statistical data from number-crunching soccer site The website grades players based on how the individual performs relative to his position, and ranks each player out of a maximum score of 10. In the interest of fairness, we have only counted players who have made at least three World Cup appearances.

Keep scrolling to see who made the list, ranked by score in ascending order.

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