The business end of the season is the time when the good players are separated from the truly great players.
Those in the latter category step up in the biggest matches - and they’ll be hoping to make a big impact in the remaining games of their domestic leagues, the Champions League and the World Cup finals over the forthcoming months.
So, who are the current big-game players in world football?
There are admittedly a few notable omissions, but the players on this list step up to the plate time-and-time again when it matter most.
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