The thing about the World Cup is that it's a mini-season unto itself.
The near monthlong break before the tournament begins makes it somewhat unrelated to what happened during the club campaigns. And because you need to shine for a maximum of seven games, there's plenty of opportunity for underperforming players to reinvent themselves or previously injured ones to make a splash.
With that in mind, here's a list of 10 guys in search of World Cup redemption. Ten talented men who, whether through injury or bad performance, will probably want to forget their 2009-10 club season but who just might turn it around in time for the World Cup: