International football is considered by many to be the pinnacle of the sport. The World Cup, the European Championships, the Copa America...it's in these tournaments that the best players get the chance to prove they're the best on a worldwide stage.
But it's not always as simple as that. In fact, over the years, there have been a fair number of players who, for one reason or another, never had the opportunities to represent their countries at the international level—despite success with their clubs.
Here, we take a look at some of the better players who were never capped by their countries.