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World Cup heroes and villains: from Iniesta to Anelka

By Simon Rice

The World Cup saw many of the big name players fail to live up to their billing. They may have been the stars of Nike adverts, but they plummeted to earth on the pitches of South Africa.

Meanwhile, many of the heroes of the tournament were relative unknowns before the action got underway just over a month ago.

We take a look at the villains - the players who failed to shine and the ones whose actions spoilt the beautiful game. We also count down the heroes whose inspiration provided the unforgettable moments of South Africa 2010.

>> Click on the image to launch our guide.

Do you agree with our selections? Who were your heroes and villains? Leave your comments below...

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