Now that the provisional World Cup squads have been announced, many talented players will be on their way to South Africa to compete in the biggest tournament in the world.
However, some equally talented players have not been as lucky and this article highlights that you can create a very strong team with those left behind.
All the players on this list have been overlooked rather than left out due to injury, and all play for countries that have qualified for the World Cup.
I personally think that Karim Benzema has been very unlucky. He has not had the best season but he has the youth, exuberance and creativity that France so desperately need right now. Only time will tell whether his absence will prove costly...