Radamel Falcao and the World Cup Squad from Culled Player Lists

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Radamel Falcao and the World Cup Squad from Culled Player Lists
Eduardo Di Baia/Associated Press

The 32 nations competing at the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals have almost all now finalised their 23-man squads for the tournament, meaning a cull of big names from the final lists.

In some cases, such as that of Colombia striker Radamel Falcao, that has been an enforced decision due to injury, but several other names were left out by the choice of the nations' managers.

Here's our best XI of players who were initially named in preliminary squads for the competition, only to fall just short of the final cut.

The side was selected from players named in full preliminary squads, not those placed on standby lists with a 23 already selected from the outset. We line up in a 3-5-2 formation, with subs chosen too.

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