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Everton fullback Baines: World Cup snub still burns

Everton star Leighton Baines admits missing England's squad for the 2010 World Cup still burns.

Baines headed for the beaches and five-star luxury of Dubai with Joleon Lescott and his family, but it was impossible for him to escape the pain that came with rejection.

"I went away with my family but (the disappointment) lingers for a while," he said.

"I watched the game against America in the hotel. I watched the Germany game as well.

"I didn't know whether I wanted to watch the game or not, but inevitably I did and I didn't enjoy it.

"The disappointment was still with me when I came back for pre-season."

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