Soccer swan songs - Players likely in their last World Cup

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Some world-class soccer players might be lacing up their cleats in their final World Cup this summer. Take a look at some of the best on the pitch who could be saying farewell to World Cup play.
- Khalil Garriott, Yahoo Sports

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon waves to supporters prior tot the start of a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Atalanta at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Monday, May 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Massimo Pinca)
Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon waves to supporters prior tot the start of a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Atalanta at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Monday, May 5, 2014
Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon waves to supporters prior tot the start of a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Atalanta at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Monday, May 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Massimo Pinca)
Toronto FC goalkeeper Julio Cesar maikes a save during second half MLS action against the Colorado Rapids in Toronto on Saturday, April 12, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)
Toronto FC goalkeeper Julio Cesar maikes a save during second half MLS action against the Colorado Rapids in Toronto on Saturday, April 12, 2014
Toronto FC goalkeeper Julio Cesar maikes a save during second half MLS action against the Colorado Rapids in Toronto on Saturday, April 12, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)
Ivory Coast's Didier Drogba (11) celebrates after scoring on a penalty kick during the second half in an international friendly soccer match against Bosnia-Herzegovina on Friday, May 30, 2014, in St. Louis. Bosnia-Herzegovina won 2-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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Ivory Coast's Didier Drogba (11) celebrates after scoring on a penalty kick during the second half in an international friendly soccer match against Bosnia-Herzegovina on Friday, May 30, 2014, in St. Louis. Bosnia-Herzegovina won 2-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
MOENCHENGLADBACH, GERMANY - JUNE 01: Samuel Eto'o of Cameroon waits for a corner during the International Friendly match between Germany and Cameroon at Borussia Park Stadium on June 1, 2014 in Moenchengladbach, Germany. (Adam Pretty/Bongarts/Getty Images)
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MOENCHENGLADBACH, GERMANY - JUNE 01: Samuel Eto'o of Cameroon waits for a corner during the International Friendly match between Germany and Cameroon at Borussia Park Stadium on June 1, 2014 in Moenchengladbach, Germany. (Adam Pretty/Bongarts/Getty Images)
United States goalkeeper Tim Howard smiles during player introductions before an international friendly soccer match against Azerbaijan on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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United States goalkeeper Tim Howard smiles during player introductions before an international friendly soccer match against Azerbaijan on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Croatia's captain Darijo Srna stands dejected after being defeated by Scotland at the end of their 2014 World Cup qualifying Group A soccer match at Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland, Tuesday Oct. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
Croatia's captain Darijo Srna stands dejected after being defeated by Scotland at the end of their 2014 World Cup qualifying Group A soccer match at Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland, Tuesday Oct. 15, 2013
Croatia's captain Darijo Srna stands dejected after being defeated by Scotland at the end of their 2014 World Cup qualifying Group A soccer match at Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland, Tuesday Oct. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

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