Over the past week, 100 of the best young soccer players in the world have been showcasing their talent at the Nike 'The Chance 2012' competition. After rigorous training sessions and evaluation from Nike Elite coaches, Nike has announced the final 16 players who will embark on a global soccer tour, with the hopes of signing a contract with a professional club.

The chosen 16, represent 13 different countries, including Brian Iloski of the United States. For the players who came up short, it was surely a tremendous experience despite the disappoint. Perhaps they can use this as added motivation to give it another try next year. As for the lucky finalists, this is just the beginning of a journey that will take them to some of the best federations in the world. The players will have access to the best training facilities and performance gear to help them tap their full potential.

Check out the list of finalists at Nike.

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