Every day, the World Cup in South Africa draws closer. For the fans and players alike, they have waited four years for the opportunity to come around again.
But some are not so lucky. Some very talented players will be staying home to watch the world's greatest sporting event. In honor of those players who are not so fortunate, here is a team compiled of the best players not going to South Africa this summer.
Note: These are not the 11 best players who will be absent. It is the best team that could be put together out of players staying home this June. So think about it—despite the fact that none of these players will be seen, could this squad win a World Cup?
This team will play a 4-4-2 formation and have seven substitutes on the bench.