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While no Caribbean team is being represented in the 2014 FIFA World Cup now underway in Brazil, there are a slew of players of Caribbean decent playing for teams such as England, Netherland and France.

Here is a list of 10 big name players who are playing in the World Cup who are Caribbean decent.

Raheem Sterling

Raheem Sterling is a 19-year-old professional soccer player who was born in Kingston, Jamaica. He migrated to England at the age of 5 and is now a right winger for Liverpool and the English national team.

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Jozy Altidore

Jozy Altidore is perhaps one of the biggest names on the U.S. national team competing for the World Cup in Brazil. Altidore was born in New Jersey but both his parents are from Haiti. He plays professionally for English club Sunderland.

Daniel Sturridge

Daniel Sturridge

Daniel Sturridge is another player in the Liverpool starting lineup and also play for the English national team in the World Cup. Both of his parents are of Jamaican decent.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is a winger for Arsenal and also play for the English national team. Like Sturridge, he is also of Jamaican decent.

Nigel de Jong

Nigel de Jong

Nigel de Jong is a 30-year-old Defensive midfielder for Italian club Milan. Jong, who is from Suriname, also plays for the Netherlands national team.

Jeremain Lens

Jeremain Lens

Jeremain Lens is another Dutch footballer from Suriname who play for the Netherlands national team. He play both as a winger and a striker for FC Dynamo Kyiv.

Leroy Fer

Leroy Fer

Leroy Fer is also a dutch player with roots from Curacao. He plays professionally for Norwich City.

Loic Remy

Loic Remy

Loic Remy is a french player who is of Martinique heritage. He plays professionally for France and Queens Park Rangers.

Jonathan de Guzman

Jonathan de Guzman

Jonathan de Guzman is a midfielder for the Netherlands national team. He was born in Canada to Jamaican parents. He also plays professionally for Swansea City and Spanish club Villarreal.

Raphael Varane

Raphael Varane

Raphael Varane is of Martinique heritage and play for the French national team. He also plays professionally for Real Madrid.

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  • Kris

    Well Suriname is a Caricom nation so the inclusion makes some sense

  • hard

    To the writer: Suriname is NOT an island! It is part of south america and even borders with Brazil..
    definitely you are not from the Caribbean

  • Yardie

    Jamaica produced so much good footballer but still can’t make it back to the world cup.