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Best XI: World Cup's missing stars

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The biggest sporting event in the world is quickly approaching, the best players on the planet will flaunt their skills in what is expected to be a carnival style Brazil in the summer.

However, spare a thought for those players that wont be going to the summer showcase.

Some great players will miss out because their national sides have failed to qualify for the event.

Here I have compiled a best XI of players whose countries look unlikely to qualify at this stage, I stress that players who don't get picked for their countries who can still qualify are not included.

Feel that I've missed anybody out?- Feel free to comment below.

Goalkeeper- Petr Cech

The Chelsea goalkeeper has become one of the most consistently good goalkeepers in the world but his Czech Republic side for whom he has over 100 caps are struggling in fourth in their group and need a big swing in the last two games to qualify.

Right-back- Lukasz Piszczek

The Polish man has become an important member of the resurgent Borussia Dortmund with his mix of attacking flair and defensive solidarity, played well at Euro 2012 but like Czech Republic, Poland require a big turnaround to qualify.

Central-defence- Nemanja Vidic

Manchester United's Serbian captain will certainly miss out on a place at the competition and at the age of 31, this chances of appearing at another World Cup look bleak.

Central-defence- Mehdi Benatia

The Moroccan will also miss out, his side have been knocked out of African qualification, a shame as he has impressed in Italian football and was signed by Roma from Udinese in the summer for big money.

Left-back- David Alaba 

A key part of Bayern Munich's side that won the Champions League recently, the Austrian needs his side to win both their remaining games whilst also hoping that Sweden fail to win either of theirs.

Right-midfield- Steven Pienaar

The South African did manage to play in his home World Cup but this time around the experienced Premier League winger will miss out.

Central-midfield- Marek Hamsik

The Slovakian has become the attention of Europe's top clubs who are apparently willing to play a lot of money for the Napoli man, however, we will not get to see why this summer, Bosnia and Greece cannot be caught in their group.

Central-midfield- Younes Belhanda

Another Moroccan who miss out this time around, Belhanda was a key cog in the Montpellier side who amazingly and unexpectedly won the French Ligue One, a Dynamo Kiev player now.

Left-midfield- Gareth Bale

The worlds most expensive footballer will not be at the worlds best football competition ironically. Once again his Wales side were a long way from qualification, however the future does look bright for Wales, maybe next time?

Striker- Javier Hernandez

The Manchester United man has endured a tough time on the international stage of late, his Mexico side were favourites to qualify from the American section but will miss out after winning just one qualification match out of eight.

Striker- Robert Lewandowski

Another Pole who will miss out rather unfortunately, he has become one of the hottest properties in Europe, and Bayern Munich, the European champions have signed him from fellow German side and European runners-up Borussia Dortmund- controversial.

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Steven Pienaar
Gareth Bale
Robert Lewandowski
Petr Cech
Nemanja Vidic
Lukasz Piszczek
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Javier Hernandez
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