Some big names miss out on World Cup selection…
Benzema - still “the new Zidane”?
After a look at the named squads for the World Cup, one or two players are notable for their absence. Dunga, as predicted, has left Ronaldinho out in the cold, along with Adriano and Pato. The kibosh has also been put in Ruud van Nistelrooy’s dramatic return to the Holland fold.
But more surprising than all of those, Karim Benzema and Samir Nasri have been axed from the France squad, whilst Zanetti, Gago, and Esteban Cambiasso – rather ridiculously – won’t be turning out for Argentina this year.
Can you spot any other glaring omissions? Let us know with a comment.