20 Players Not in This Week's Squads Who Could Still Go to the World Cup Final

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20 Players Not in This Week's Squads Who Could Still Go to the World Cup Final
Fernando Bustamante/Associated Press

A bout of midweek international fixtures has given national team managers a final chance to assess their potential World Cup squad options—though most bosses have been quick to stress that players not selected this week could still make the plane.

Words of hope, then, for the likes of Spain's Juan Mata and several others, who would hope to be involved in the tournament in Brazil over the summer but were left out this time around.

Here are 20 such players who have a lot to do over the next three months to show that they need to be back in their nations' squads and heading to South America in June.

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