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Top 10 highest paid footballers at the 2010 World Cup

Money talks, as the old saying goes. Not literally, of course (not unless you're using that money to pay for something untoward), but figuratively — especially when it comes to influencing what other people may or may not do for it.

That is certainly true in football, where — like it or not — money seems to be the universally accepted barometer of success. You're getting paid well? You're a great player. And even if you're not actually a great player, well, at least you are still getting paid well.

This summer, the greatest players in the world will convene in South Africa at the World Cup. But only 10 of them, thanks to their club wage and variety of endorsements, can be the best paid in the competition...

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