2010 FIFA World Cup: 10 Overrated Players Who Don't Deserve Call-Ups
The 2010 FIFA World Cup is where stars collide to give their all in search of World Cup glory.
Many players come regarded as their teams go to guy in tough times, many just need impact subs, some teams just need hard men to boss the middle of the pack.
Sadly some players do not even deserve to feature in the World Cup because of inadequate preparations.
Players who have not played the game in a while, some who just recovered from long term injury, others who just walked their way into the team by doing nothing but using past achievements.
In no particular order, here are 10 players who should be somewhere else but donning a jersey at the World Cup.
Felipe Melo is a Brazilian Defensive midfielder that plays for Italian side Juventus.
After good performances for the Brazilian national team in the 2009 Confederations Cup he was signed for €25 million.
Melo went on to play poorly for Juventus countless times and out of the blue got a call up to the World Cup.
Also Felipe Melo won the unofficial Golden Bin award for the worst player in Italy.
Michael Carrick makes it to the England squad for doing virtually nothing this season.
He wasn't formidable in midfield, at times drifting out of games and being a passenger losing control of games to influential Darren Fletcher.
The midfielder should be relegated to the bench with Lampard and Gerrard starting role.
The journeyman has played for eight clubs and has failed to settle at any.
He currently plays for Chelsea and was not at all integral to their Double winning season, while playing most of their games.
He once went 13 games without a goal this season.
Anelka has often complained about being played out of position and wants to be more central. But with Didier Drogba scoring in his sleep, why would you want to replace him?
Martin Demichelis helped Bayern Munich reach the Champions League Final.
I really don't know he did that with his poor defending in virtually every game.
Argentina's World Cup group has Nigeria, Greece and South Korea, decent attacking sides that could trouble Argentina.
Beasley was released by Rangers of Scotland after getting little to no playing time, nine games in all.
A player who is not match fit, has little experience on the big stage walks in to the team to South Africa and is club-less? Well played.
It’s hard to see how Baptista earned a place as one of the attacking midfielders or strikers for this talented Brazilian team.
After a recent move to Italian runner-ups Roma, he failed to settle in, missing sitters and scoring only nine goals in 23 league appearances.
This season, "The Beast" netted three goals in 23 games.
Hello Dunga, Ronaldinho please.
It was very hard for me to decide if I should include Ryan Babel or Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.
The former has seen no playing time with Liverpool, but remember that Huntelaar was a goal-scoring machine with Ajax and Hereenveen back in the day, scoring 30-plus goals in two seasons.
Now he is struggling with single digits in goals, seven to be precise with AC Milan.
Still living on past glory I see.
When you play club football with Messi, Xavi, Iniesta and Ibrahimovic, you get crowded by limelight and get exalted for doing virtually nothing.
Busquets is an average passer; most of his passes are to Xavi or backwards.
Busquets is a decent player, but getting to start over Yaya Toure is ridiculous, also that act of cheating against Inter did him no justice.
He somehow made the squad to South Africa.
Many pundits dubbed Obafemi Martins as the player to watch out for in the Nigerian National team.
Are you kidding me?
He really never cut it at Inter Milan or Newcastle and he’s still finding his feet at Wolfsburg.
Although he has had a semi-decent campaign with the German side with six goals in 16 game, although he was plagued by injury
Last time I checked, star players, especially strikers, should play more and score more.
Alberto Gilardino has always been regarded as one of Italy's best strikers. The last time I checked, the best have to be able to beat the best and Gilardino cringes against the best.
Yes, he did score against the USA team in the 2006 World Cup; he also scored a hat trick against Cyprus and has scored 15 goals in 32 games for Fiorentina.
He also failed to score in 12 games in the Champions League while at Milan, failed to step up with Fiorentina also.
A top-level striker set to make Italy's starting XI should step up.