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2010 World Cup: The Most Shocking World Cup Withdrawals of All-Time

Rumors are flying that star winger Nani’s withdrawal from Portugal’s World Cup roster was not due to a shoulder injury, although the Portuguese FA has issued a statement denying a rift within the squad.

The build up to South Africa has seen a number of potential player walkouts.

Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o threatened to withdraw from his country’s roster after criticism from World Cup legend Roger Milla, and Mexico’s Giovani Dos Santos considered returning home when his younger brother Jonathan was left out of coach Javier Aguirre’s final 23.

Though South Africa hasn't given us a confirmed withdrawal yet, we’re going to take the opportunity to look back at the most controversial withdrawals and players sent home in World Cup history.

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