Today’s gallery focuses on 10 of the biggest player snubs for major tournaments in recent history, including superstars like Karim Benzema and Bafana Bafana’s Benni McCarthy.
Click through the gallery to see the 10 biggest snubs in recent times.
In 2010, the then French boss Raymond Domenech boss shocked the footballing world when he left Karim Benzema and Samir Nasri out of France’s FIFA World Cup squad.
The general theme of this gallery focuses on just that: stars who were snubbed from major tournaments for their countries, with all of them occurring in World Cups.
It includes the likes of Bafana Bafana’s Benni McCarthy, as well as Carlos Tevez, who wasn’t picked to be a part of Argentina’s 2014 World Cup side.
Paris Saint-Germain’s Javier Pastore also wasn’t selected in the Albiceleste team two years ago, while Kaka found himself out of Brazil’s reckoning in the same tournament.
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