Forgotten 7: Players who must demand a January transfer

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With the World Cup looming large as we enter the new year, many players will be looking to impress their national coaches with the hope of securing a ticket to Brazil.

Football is returning to its spiritual home this summer and no player worth his salt will want to miss it.

But it's hard to impress your national coach when, for whatever reason, you're sitting on the bench every week.

So the January transfer window represents the last chance for forgotten players to find first team football ahead of the historic tournament.

We take a look at seven players who must move or risk missing the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play a World Cup in Brazil.  

Micah Richards
Jermain Defoe
Wilfried Zaha
Alex Song
Thomas Vermaelen
Iker Casillas
David Luiz
Ashley Cole
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