Where art thou Zlatan?
In an ideal world the World Cup would host all of the best players plying their trade across the globe, but there are a number of stars who will miss the summer showpiece in Brazil.
Here we take a look at just some of the players who failed to qualify for the tournament...
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After a stunning season Zlatan Ibrahimovic will have to make do with watching the World Cup at home. Is he the best player to miss out?
Take a look at some video highlights of the Paris Saint-Germain and Sweden star's best moments and decide for yourself. Some of these goals have to be seen to be believed!
One to watch
No.35 - Angel Di Maria
When Gareth Bale joined Madrid last summer you could have forgiven Di Maria for thinking he might need to move on to get regular football. Instead, he stayed and has starred for Real, often in a more central position. He will now figure in a fearsome attacking line-up as Argentina eye victory in their rivals' back yard.
Who to follow
No.35 - @ibra_official
Zlatan won't be at the World Cup, but he'll probably remind us that he should be. On a daily basis. The Swede has taken to Twitter with the same cocksure aplomb he takes onto the field. Trademark gems include: 'Zlatan is just a human. The same way a great white shark is just a fish'. Get following.
World Cup greats
No.35 - Luigi Riva
The forward top-scored for Italy as they reached the final of the 1970 World Cup where they lost to Brazil in the final. Having been bizarrely overlooked for the 1966 tournament, Riva had a point to prove and did so in Mexico, most notably scoring the extra-time winner in the semi-final against West Germany.