TOP 10 STARS WHO NEVER PLAYED IN A WORLD CUP!

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The World Cup has been graced by some of the best players of all time. But what about the players who never played in one? MOTD reveals the ten best players to never set foot in the World Cup finals!

1 ALFREDO DI STEFANO

Career: 1945-1966

Spain

Di Stefano was a powerful forward whose versatility allowed him to play just about anyway. He had everything and ended second on Real Madrid’s all-time scoring list!

2 GEORGE BEST

Career: 1963-1983

Northern Ireland

The silky winger tore full-backs apart for years for Man. United. Best’s pace, balance and ability, with both feet, made him a nightmare for defenders and always a threat in front of goal!

3 RYAN GIGGS

Career: 1990-2014

Wales

The pacey Man. United winger came on the scene at a young age and never looked back. He started his career as a rapid winger but adapted to become a clever central midfielder the older he got!

4 GEORGE WEAH

Career: 1985-2003

Liberia

The powerful African striker had fierce shooting power and an eye for a spectacular goal. Weah went on to win the World Player of the Year award in 1995!

5 BERND SCHUSTER

Career: 1978-1997

Germany

The amazing German midfielder had the ability to open up any defence with a pin-point pass, and was always a goal threat with his long-range shooting!

6 ERIC CANTONA

Career: 1983-1997

France

The controversial Frenchman was a key figure in Man. United’s early success under Alex Ferguson!

7 IAN RUSH

Career: 1978-2000

Wales

The Liverpool legend had an impressive goal scoring record. A proper fox-in-the-box!

8 GARETH BALE

Career: 2006-present

Wales

Bale has speed and power in heaps. He can play anywhere in attack and is a danger from distance with his shooting. He’s still only 25, so will be hoping to help Wales to a World Cup in the future!

9 DAVID GINOLA

Career: 1985-2002

France

The Tottenham legend was a tricky winger who loved to run with the ball at his feet!

10 JARI LITMANEN

Career: 1987-2011

Finland

Litmanen was a goal-scoring midfielder with unbelievable vision in the final third. He won the Champions League with Ajax in 1995!

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