With the latest set of qualifying fixtures for the 2014 World Cup taking place in Europe this week, it got me thinking about some of the best players in Europe who have yet to—or will never—play on the big stage.
For a variety of reasons, some players never play at a World Cup tournament—whether it is down to personal misfortune, or the fact that their national side isn't as strong as others.
Join me as we take a look at the 11 best players in Europe who have not played at a World Cup tournament.
Each player in this list has never played on football's biggest international stage.
We'll run through the list in order from goalkeeper to attackers.
I've also set the team out in a 3-5-2 formation.