A magazine over here has formed a virtual team of all players that were not selected for their national teams. Amazing to see some great Argentinian players in that team. They predicted that this team could be a semi finalist and looking at the names, they could be correct. We will never know.
Keeper: Piet Velthuyzen (Netherlands/Vitesse Arnhem). Defense: Gabriel Milito (Argentina/Barcelona), Alex (Brazil/Chelsea), Hedwiges Maduro (Netherlands/Valencia), Javier Zanetti (Argentina/Internazionale). Midfield: Fernando Gago (Argentina/Real Madrid), Esteban Cambiasso (Argentina/Internazionale), Samir Nasri (France/Arsenal), Clarence Seedorf (Netherlands/AC Milan), Pato (Brazil). Attack: Ruud van Nistelrooy (Netherlands/Hamburger SV). Coach: Guus Hiddink. Substitutes: Ronaldinho (Brazil), Luca Toni (Italy), Kevin Kuranyi (Germany), Diego (Brazil/Juventus), Karim Benzema (France/Real Madrid).