World Cup 2014: Star Names Set to Miss the Summer's Brazilian Showpiece

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World Cup 2014: Star Names Set to Miss the Summer's Brazilian Showpiece
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Theo Walcott is one of many set to miss the World Cup

Arsenal's Theo Walcott became the latest player ruled out of the World Cup after the forward suffered cruciate knee ligament damage sustained in the FA Cup third-round win over Tottenham on January 4th.


There is no doubt England will miss the Arsenal player, who has hit top form in recent weeks. But the World Cup will still have its fair share of quality on show. This summer we'll still see the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Franck Ribery, and the whole Spanish team, but there are a number of players who will miss out. Here’s a list of some of the other star names that will be missed in Brazil.

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