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Best players never to have played in a world cup finals Tournament

 



Towlawtom
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Seeing George Weah on the news becoming president of Liberia, It occurred to me he never played in a WC Finals Tournament. Who would you consider as some of the best players who never played in one due to being left out of squad or nation not qualifying. Some off the top of my head and may be debatable.
Allen Simonsen, Paul Gascoigne, Ryan Giggs, George Best, Liam Brady, Jari Litmanen, Ian Rush, Neville Southall.
Must be many others and able to make up a team.



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Alfredo di Stefano must be worth a starting place in that team!


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Seeing George Weah on the news becoming president of Liberia, It occurred to me he never played in a WC Finals Tournament. Who would you consider as some of the best players who never played in one due to being left out of squad or nation not qualifying. Some off the top of my head and may be debatable.
Allen Simonsen, Paul Gascoigne, Ryan Giggs, George Best, Liam Brady, Jari Litmanen, Ian Rush, Neville Southall.
Must be many others and able to make up a team.


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AllAn Simonsen. Mexico 86.




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Seeing George Weah on the news becoming president of Liberia, It occurred to me he never played in a WC Finals Tournament. Who would you consider as some of the best players who never played in one due to being left out of squad or nation not qualifying. Some off the top of my head and may be debatable.
Allen Simonsen, Paul Gascoigne, Ryan Giggs, George Best, Liam Brady, Jari Litmanen, Ian Rush, Neville Southall.
Must be many others and able to make up a team.


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Towlawtom
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Well spotted. Always assumed he never played in that tournament and didn't check. Was perhaps past his best by then. As I said, was off the top of my head together with Gazza]Laugh



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Arthur, 11th Lord Kinnaird

https://en.wikipedia.org/...,_11th_Lord_Kinnaird



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Bert Trautmann. Germany at that time would not cap players playing abroad.



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Dixie Dean, although his England career ended in 1932 and England didn't compete until 1950.

Duncan Edwards had played 18 times for England before he was 21 and wold have made it into the 1958 & 1962 England squads, maybe even 1966.

Kevin Keegan did play in 1982 but only about 20 minutes due to a previous injury.


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Ryan Giggs, Ian Rush, Neville Southall.


You can add Gareth Bale to that list.

And even if Wales manage to reach the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, by then he will be 33. One last chance?





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Jimmy Johnstone.


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Jimmy Johnstone.


Jimmy was in the Scotland squad in '74 but didn't play


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You could pick Bernd Schuster in place of Gazza.


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Steve Bloomer was a prolific goalscorer for club & country. Just a pity his career ended before the first World Cup.


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Dudu Georgescu



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