Franck Ribery - France

He may have ousted Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for the UEFA Best Player in Europe award earlier this year, as well as being a leading candidate for the Ballon d’Or, but the Bayern Munich star could be disappointed come next summer.

France were unlucky to draw holders Spain in their group and will have to negotiate a playoff if they are to secure their place – they went perilously close to being eliminated by Ireland in their last playoff, where only the Thierry Henry handball scandal saved them.

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