A Best XI of Footballers Left at Home

The provisional squads for World Cup 2014 have been announced, and there are some notable absentees. Not surprisingly, it’s the best nations that can afford to leave behind high-profile players oozing with both quality and pedigree. Featuring Carlos Tevez, Isco, and Ashley Cole, this admittedly unbalanced and potentially volatile side would surely qualify from the group stage, and has enough goals throughout to worry any defense.

 

Diego Lopez

Rafael da Silva       Eric Abidal       Alvaro Arbeloa       Ashley Cole

Javier Pastore       Philippe Coutinho       Isco       Samir Nasri

Kaka

Carlos Tevez