The 10: Best players not at the World Cup

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It was delight for some, despair for others as teams from around the world claimed their place at the World Cup last night.

England tried to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory and eventually made it through against Poland, Iceland remain on course to become the smallest nation to ever play at the World Cup, and Mexico were let off the hook despite a horror-miss from Javier Hernandez.

But for all the feel-good story there were plenty left heart-broken and planning their summer holidays after just falling short. 

And while most fans can't wait for the party in Brazil next summer, there are plenty of excellent players who won't be there.

Check out the 10 best players who won't be at the 2014 World Cup by clicking through....

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