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Top 5 Best Footballers Who Never Played World Cup

Gareth Bale

This Wales International played for Tottenham and Real Madrid where Bale won 3 champions League with Madrid.Bale failed to make impact in his country as it failed to qualify for 2010 world cup, 2014 and even 2018. Being one of the greatest players in this world its so sad he never played for world cup.

Ryan giggs

The United legend was one of the successful players and most decorated in his time. Giggs missed one and only chance to qualify for world cup in 1994. United captain won everything with Red Devils but never represented his country in word cup though he had a chance to play for England but opted to play for his mother country Wales.

George Weah

The only African player who won Ballon d'Or and the greatest in Africa never played the World cup tournament in his time. He only helped his team to qualify for African cup of nation despite being complete player and won everything in Europe.

Erick Cantona

The France captain the most successful player in his tenure also did not step his foot in World cup. In 1994 World Cup in Europe which France had booked a place but needed only 1 point in their last match against Bulgaria but they lost their match last minutes. In addition Cantona could be the part of French at world cup in 1998 but his Karate Chop incidence while at playing for Manchester united against Crystals palace.

George Best

The Northern Ireland international played for Manchester united in 1960s . George Best was best during his time but never played in World cup. He nearly had a chance but missed when Ireland against Albania ended 1-1 a draw which denied him the chance for qualification in 1970. Even 1974 his team was no near to qualify.

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