World Cup 2018: Pick your best XI not heading to Russia

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The squads are in, the plane tickets booked, but what about those players who will not be featuring at the World Cup this summer?

The likes of four-time winners Italy, former European champions the Netherlands and Copa America holders Chile all failed to qualify, leaving a host of talent heading to the beaches rather than Russia in June.

Then there are those global stars who did not make the cut for their country's 23-man squad, either through injury or falling out of favour.

Reckon you can pick a side of absentees worthy of winning the tournament? Give it a go in our selector below...

My 'not going to the World Cup' XI

Choose your XI of players who will not be representing their team in Russia this summer - and then share it with your friends using our team selector.

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