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8 Players That Need To Move To Boost World Cup Hopes

We look at eight players who need January moves to boost their chances of going to next summer's World Cup in Russia

8 Players That Need To Move To Boost World Cup Hopes

We look at eight players who need January moves to boost their chances of going to next summer's World Cup in Russia

8 Players That Need To Move To Boost World Cup Hopes

We look at eight players who need January moves to boost their chances of going to next summer's World Cup in Russia

International Friendly - Russia vs Spain

Soccer Football - International Friendly - Russia vs Spain - Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - November 14, 2017 Russia’s Vladimir Gabulov with manager Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov and Fedor Smolov REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Soccer Football - Russia training - International Friendly

Soccer Football - Russia training - International Friendly - Petrovsky Stadium, St. Petersburg, Russia - November 13, 2017 - Official balls of FIFA World Cup 2018, "Telstar 18", are pictured during Russia's training before friendly match against Spain. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

International Friendly - Russia vs Spain

Soccer Football - International Friendly - Russia vs Spain - Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - November 14, 2017 Russia’s Vladimir Gabulov with manager Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov and Fedor Smolov REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica

Soccer Football - Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica - VEB Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 22, 2017 CSKA Moscow’s Igor Akinfeev REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica

Soccer Football - Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica - VEB Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 22, 2017 CSKA Moscow’s Aleksandr Golovin in action with Benfica's Jonas and Ljubomir Fejsa REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica

Soccer Football - Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica - VEB Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 22, 2017 CSKA Moscow’s Bibras Natcho reacts after the match REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica

Soccer Football - Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica - VEB Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 22, 2017 CSKA Moscow coach Viktor Goncharenko and CSKA Moscow’s Pontus Wernbloom react after the match REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica

Soccer Football - Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica - VEB Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 22, 2017 CSKA Moscow’s Astemir Gordyushenko in action with Benfica's Andrija Zivkovic REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica

Soccer Football - Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica - VEB Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 22, 2017 CSKA Moscow’s Igor Akinfeev and Vasili Berezutski react after the match REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica

Soccer Football - Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica - VEB Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 22, 2017 CSKA Moscow fans REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica

Soccer Football - Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica - VEB Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 22, 2017 CSKA Moscow’s Pontus Wernbloom reacts after the match REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica

Soccer Football - Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica - VEB Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 22, 2017 CSKA Moscow’s Igor Akinfeev is congratulated by CSKA Moscow coach Viktor Goncharenko after the match REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica

Soccer Football - Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica - VEB Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 22, 2017 Benfica's Ljubomir Fejsa helps CSKA Moscow’s Pontus Wernbloom REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica

Soccer Football - Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica - VEB Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 22, 2017 CSKA Moscow fans REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica

Soccer Football - Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica - VEB Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 22, 2017 CSKA Moscow coach Viktor Goncharenko reacts REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica

Soccer Football - Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica - VEB Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 22, 2017 CSKA Moscow coach Viktor Goncharenko gestures REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica

Soccer Football - Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica - VEB Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 22, 2017 CSKA Moscow coach Viktor Goncharenko gestures REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica

Soccer Football - Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica - VEB Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 22, 2017 Benfica coach Rui Vitoria gestures REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica

Soccer Football - Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica - VEB Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 22, 2017 CSKA Moscow fans REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica

Soccer Football - Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica - VEB Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 22, 2017 CSKA Moscow’s Vitinho in action with Benfica's Eliseu REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica

Soccer Football - Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica - VEB Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 22, 2017 CSKA Moscow’s Alan Dzagoev shoots on goal REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica

Soccer Football - Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica - VEB Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 22, 2017 CSKA Moscow’s Mario Fernandes in action with Benfica's Franco Cervi REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica

Soccer Football - Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica - VEB Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 22, 2017 CSKA Moscow coach Viktor Goncharenko reacts with CSKA Moscow’s Bibras Natcho REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica

Soccer Football - Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica - VEB Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 22, 2017 Benfica coach Rui Vitoria REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica

Soccer Football - Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica - VEB Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 22, 2017 Benfica's Jonas in action with CSKA Moscow’s Mario Fernandes REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica

Soccer Football - Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica - VEB Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 22, 2017 Benfica's Jonas in action with CSKA Moscow’s Mario Fernandes REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica

Soccer Football - Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica - VEB Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 22, 2017 Benfica's Andre Almeida in action with CSKA Moscow’s Vitinho REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica

Soccer Football - Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica - VEB Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 22, 2017 Benfica's Andre Almeida in action with CSKA Moscow’s Vitinho REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica

Soccer Football - Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica - VEB Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 22, 2017 CSKA Moscow’s Vitinho reacts after being fouled REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica

Soccer Football - Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica - VEB Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 22, 2017 Benfica's Jardel reacts after scoring CSKA Moscow's second with an own goal as CSKA Moscow’s Pontus Wernbloom celebrates REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica

Soccer Football - Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica - VEB Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 22, 2017 CSKA Moscow’s Aleksandr Golovin in action with Benfica's Eliseu REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica

Soccer Football - Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica - VEB Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 22, 2017 CSKA Moscow’s Aleksandr Golovin in action with Benfica's Eliseu REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica

Soccer Football - Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica - VEB Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 22, 2017 Benfica's Jardel scores CSKA Moscow's second with an own goal REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica

Soccer Football - Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica - VEB Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 22, 2017 Benfica's Jardel scores CSKA Moscow's second with an own goal REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica

Soccer Football - Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica - VEB Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 22, 2017 Benfica's Jardel scores CSKA Moscow's second with an own goal REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

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