World Cup XI Who Failed to Make It Past the Group Stage

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World Cup XI Who Failed to Make It Past the Group Stage
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The 2014 FIFA World Cup has provided us with glimpses of entertaining performances from plenty of players, but unfortunately not all of those players were enough to help their nations through the group phase.

Whilst the real stars such as Neymar, Lionel Messi and James Rodriguez continue their paths toward the final, some of the group phase successes only saw their tournament last three matches.

Here is our best XI from the opening three games for each side, featuring only players who failed to progress to the knockout stages.

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