Shearer, Cantona, Giggs and Drogba face off in World Cup of PL greats

A big name is certain to fall by the wayside as our Mirror Football World Cup of Premier League greats reaches Group F.

A couple of Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United icons are going head-to-head with the division's all-time top goalscorer and one of the main reasons behind the success of Jose Mourinho's Chelsea in the sixth of our group stage showdowns.

Of course you know the rules by now.

We'll be leaving the poll below open all day for you to cast one vote on who you think should progress to the last-16 of the competition, with the result revealed here and on our social channels at 10pm.

Here's a bit more on today's contenders, although all are household names.

Alan Shearer

The granddaddy of Premier League goalscoring, Shearer's record at the top of the pile of the division's goalgetters has stood for some time now, and won't be beaten for a while either.

The Geordie icon won the title with Blackburn in 1995 before a move to his boyhood club Newcastle, while he famously shunned the attentions of Manchester United.

Eric Cantona

One of the division's first ever foreign stars, Cantona was one of the figures that dominated 1990s football in England as well as a fascinating character to boot.

A key part of one of Alex Ferguson's first great sides, before the knighthood, the Frenchman gave off an effortless cool vibe that ensures he's still a Manchester United icon today.

Ryan Giggs

A cornerstone of the great Manchester United sides under Ferguson, Welshman Giggs is the club's all-time appearance record holder and played a part in every one of United's 13 Premier League titles spanning 20 years between 1993 and 2013.

A quicksilver winger with an eye for goal, Giggs was arguably the Premier League's first superstar and a player for whom success just seemed to come naturally.

Didier Drogba

A late developer who blossomed at Marseille in Ligue 1, the Ivorian forward became a key player for Jose Mourinho's Chelsea when he arrived in English football in 2004.

Success swiftly followed, as the at times unplayable forward picked up four Premier League titles and two Golden Boots.

World Cup of Premier League greats Group F


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