Every four years, the World Cup brings the best players from around the globe together in direct competition. But for every star who makes the tournament, there are just as many who are resigned to missing out on the great show.
With Brazil hosting this year, an extra place was opened up for South American teams. But four nations were left out after a fierce qualifying tournament, and plenty of great footballers will not be present from a hotbed of footballing talent.
Joining in one XI the best players from those countries left out of the World Cup, as well as a handful of men who for various reasons will not play for their own qualified team, here are the best stars you will not be seeing at Brazil 2014.