The top 5 players missing out on Brazil
Brazil will be missing some of the world's top football talent - here's the
"A World Cup without me is nothing to watch," the Swedish striker said, but after drawing blanks in 2002 and 2006, his chance to score at a finals has gone.
Austria have not qualified for a World Cup since 1998, despite the efforts of Alaba, Bayern Munich's talented left-back, who plays in central midfield for his country.
One of the most accomplished strikers in Europe and all set for a move to Bayern Munich, yet misses out again after Poland's poor qualification campaign.
Like his compatriot Ryan Giggs, the world's most expensive player may never grace the World Cup finals.
The 31-year-old has only been to one World Cup, in 2006, and he has missed out again with Czech Republic's defeat to minnows Armenia during qualifying proving costly.