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Spain could have a new star in their ranks if he can contain his anxiety...

Jesus Navas is battling to overcome his homesickness in order to declare himself available to play for Spain and try to win a place at the World Cup Finals.

The Sevilla star has been unable to play for the national side due to his anxiety disorder that has also affected his club football on occasion.

Despite playing five times for Spain's Under-21 team, the highly-rated winger suffers from such severe panic attacks that he walked out of international training camps.

With the World Cup Finals in South Africa at the end of the season though, Navas hopes that the therapy he has been having will allow him to be away from home long enough to put himself forward.

"To play for your country is the greatest thing and I hope to be able to, too," he was quoted as saying by AS. "Playing in the World Cup Finals is the best thing a player can do.

"I have to be calm and make my decision. I have to continue taking the right steps."

Lucas Brown, Goal.com

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