The last four or five months of any season are obviously important in their own right. But with the World Cup looming large in the near future, the period between January and May takes on an added dimension for those players hopeful of making the cut for their national teams.
Playing at the right club for the back-end of 2013/14, then, is imperative. Whether one's current employers are not giving them enough time on the pitch or a lack of exposure to the international coach, a smart move before the January transfer window slams shut could make all the difference.
The following 10 players are on the verge of making Brazil 2014, but for one reason or another their current club situation could put that in jeopardy. But could the right transfer turn them into World Cup certainties?