Winning a World Cup with your country is the perhaps the greatest achievement in football, and possibly the greatest achievement an athlete can aspire to as a team player.
For the players listed in this slideshow is it the one achievement that all of them failed to enjoy or even have a chance to achieve.
Many of them suffered through agonizing failed World Cup Qualification runs that ended in heartbreak after heartbreak as they fell just short on multiple occasions.
Some players may feel their careers are not complete without a World Cup victory. Many of the those you are about to see could claim that frustrated failure in their career as we run down the 10 best players never to play in a World Cup……Click here to start slideshow.