13 injured stars ahead of the World Cup

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Falcao is one of the names on our list (©GettyImages)
Falcao is one of the names on our list (©GettyImages).

The World Cup is the pinnacle of every footballers career and when injury strikes just before the big occasion, it can be the most heartbreaking moment. 

Be it a metatarsal or a cruciate ligament, every country has suffered at the hands of injury.

Here's our list of the unfortunate few who will be watching on in Brazil. 

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