On Wednesday, the group stage of Euro 2012 concluded. Eight teams were sent home and many exceptional players had to ponder what could have been.
While Ukraine, Sweden, Russia, Poland, the Netherlands, Denmark, Ireland and Croatia did not make it into the quarterfinal stage, they had players that performed well on the pitch. They are now part of a group of disappointed all-stars.
Here is a look at the best-XI players who were sent home before the quarterfinals.