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England GK: Tom Heaton (Burnley FC) LB: Ryan Bertrand (Southampton FC) CB: Chris Smalling (Manchester United FC) CB: James Tarkowski (Burnley FC) RB: Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool FC) LM: Adam Lallana (Liverpool FC) CM: Jack Wilshere (Arsenal FC) CM: Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle United FC) RM: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Liverpool FC) ST: Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool FC) ST: Jemain Defoe (Bournemouth FC) Gareth Southgate made some bold decisions when choosing his squad for the 2018 World Cup. Leaving out former number 1 goalkeeper Joe Hart and fan favourites Jack Wilshere and Adam Lallana were among some of his most controversial picks. Jonjo Shelvey has had a great second half of the season for Newcastle United, leaving him hopeful of selection. One breakthrough star this year has been Burnley's James Tarkowski, a pivotal player at the back in his team's 7th place finish. Ryan Bertrand is unfortunate to not earn a place on the plane, possibly a result of being a consistent player in a disappointing Southampton side. Injury has been a massive blow for Tom Heaton, Adam Lallana, Nathaniel Clyne, Daniel Sturridge meaning game time was sparse and a place in the squad was unlikely. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain looked certain to go to Russia until a knee injury picked up in the champions league semi final first leg against Roma, at Anfield. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's world cup dreams were dashed in the champions league semi final tie against Roma after he picked up a knee injury Credit: Jan Kruger - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images/UEFA Germany GK: Bernd Leno (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) LB: Marcel Schmelzer (Borussia Dortmund) CB: Jonathon Tah (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) CB: Benedikt Howedes (Schalke 04/Juventus F.C.) RB: Benjamin Henrichs (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) LM: Leroy Sane (Manchester City FC) CM: Emre Can (Liverpool FC) CM: Mario Gotze (Borussia Dortmund) RM: Karim Bellarabi (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) ST: Sandro Wagner (FC Bayern Munich) ST: Nils Peterson (SC Freiburg) Germany and Joachim Löw have an abundance of talent to choose from, however, the choice to leave out Manchester City star Leroy Sane is possibly the most controversial selection decision of all of the World Cup squads. Sane has been a crucial part of Pep Guardiola's record breaking title winning side, with 10 goals and 15 assists in 27 league appearances. Bayer Leverkusen pair Jonathon Tah and Bernd Leno have been impressive this season in the Bundesliga, however this proved to be not enough due to Germany's great depth of talent in their positions. Mario Gotze and Nils Peterson, were also hopeful of making it to Russia, but Joachim Löw believed they were not needed. Mario Goetze scored the goal that won the 2014 world cup for Germany, but there was no place for him, in this year's squad Credit: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images/Getty Images France GK: Stéphane Ruffier (AS Saint-Étienne) LB: Layvin Kurzawa (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.) CB: Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal FC) CB: Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City FC) RB: Sébastien Corchia (Sevilla FC ) LM: Anthony Martial (Manchester United FC) CM: Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.) CM: Steven N'Zonzi (Sevilla FC) RM: Dimitri Payet (Olympique de Marseille) ST: Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal FC) ST: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid C.F.) Long term France manager, Didier Deschamps has had possibly the biggest abundance of players to choose from since getting the job in 2012. Unfortunately for him, that means many difficult decisions had to be made in order to whittle his squad down to just 23. Laurent Koscielny was likely to have been picked, before getting injured in the Europa League semi final. Luckily for France, centre back is not a position where they are short staffed, explaining the exclusion of Aymeric Laporte. Adrien Rabiot had a good season for Paris Saint-Germain, only to be picked for the standby list, leading him to withdraw from selection completely. The signing of Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United really put an end to Anthony Martial's season, finding himself on the subs bench and out of contention for the France squad. Striker Alexandre Lacazette hit impressive form for Arsenal towards the end of the season, but it was too little, too late to make the French squad. Home-based players | World Cup 2018 squads Spain GK: Sergio Asenjo (Villareal CF) LB: Marcos Alonso (Chelsea FC) CB: Javi Martinez (FC Bayern Munich) CB: Marc Bartra (Real Betis) RB: Hector Bellerin (Arsenal FC) LM: Pedro (Chelsea FC) CM: Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea FC) CM: Daniel Parejo (Valencia CF) RM: José Callejón (S.S.C. Napoli) AM: Juan Mata (Manchester United FC) ST: Alvaro Morata (Chelsea FC) After a disappointing World Cup in 2014 and an only slightly less awful Euro's in 2016, Spain should be looking to get back their previous form in this summer's competition. They certainly have the depth in most positions, with players such as Marcos Alonso, Cesc Fabregas and Juan Mata missing out. Hector Bellerin has had a disappointing campaign, but would have still been hopeful of securing a space on the plane. Alvaro Morata's season was more than disappointing after his big money move to Chelsea last summer, leaving him unable to compete with Diego Costa and Rodrigo for a place. Of Chelsea's Spanish contingent, only Cesar Azpilicueta made the final 23. Cesc Fabregas (right), Alvaro Morata (centre right), Marcos Alonso (centre left) and Pedro (left) were not selected Credit: Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge/Reuters Brazil GK: Neto (Valencia CF) LB: Alex Sandro (Juventus F.C.) CB: David Luiz (Chelsea FC) CB: Naldo (Schalke 04) RB: Dani Alves (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.) LM: Malcom (FC Girondins de Bordeaux) CM: Luiz Gustavo (Olympique de Marseille) CM: Fabinho (Liverpool FC) CM: Allan (S.S.C. Napoli) RM: Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur FC) ST: Jonas Oliveira (S.L. Benfica) Brazil will be aiming to make people forget about their disappointing 2014 World Cup, when they crashed out with a 7-1 loss to Germany. One player they may regret not taking is Alex Sandro, the Juventus left back, who is considered one of the best in the world in his position. David Luiz looked likely to earn a place in the squad until he fell out with Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, and as a result was benched for the rest of the season. Comfortably top goalscorer in Portugal, Jonas Oliveira would have thought his chances of going to the World Cup were pretty good. However it wasn't meant to be, possibly due to the standard of opposition he plays against for his club, but most likely due to the competition in his position, with Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino fighting it out to lead the line for Brazil. Other notable absentees include Dani Alves, a regular in most recent Brazil squads, as well as Malcom and Allan, who both showed great form for their respective clubs. World Cup whatsapp promo Other notable mentions: Joe Hart (Manchester City FC/West Ham FC & England), Radja Naingolan (AS Roma & Belgium), Mauco Icardi (Inter Milan & Argentina), Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace FC & Belgium), Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur FC & Argentina), Ander Herrera (Manchester United FC & Spain), Shkodran Mutafi (Arsenal FC & Germany), Kingsley Coman (FC Bayern Munich & France) World Cup 2018 | The best of the Telegraph's coverage
World Cup 2018 absentees: An XI of each of the top sides
England GK: Tom Heaton (Burnley FC) LB: Ryan Bertrand (Southampton FC) CB: Chris Smalling (Manchester United FC) CB: James Tarkowski (Burnley FC) RB: Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool FC) LM: Adam Lallana (Liverpool FC) CM: Jack Wilshere (Arsenal FC) CM: Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle United FC) RM: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Liverpool FC) ST: Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool FC) ST: Jemain Defoe (Bournemouth FC) Gareth Southgate made some bold decisions when choosing his squad for the 2018 World Cup. Leaving out former number 1 goalkeeper Joe Hart and fan favourites Jack Wilshere and Adam Lallana were among some of his most controversial picks. Jonjo Shelvey has had a great second half of the season for Newcastle United, leaving him hopeful of selection. One breakthrough star this year has been Burnley's James Tarkowski, a pivotal player at the back in his team's 7th place finish. Ryan Bertrand is unfortunate to not earn a place on the plane, possibly a result of being a consistent player in a disappointing Southampton side. Injury has been a massive blow for Tom Heaton, Adam Lallana, Nathaniel Clyne, Daniel Sturridge meaning game time was sparse and a place in the squad was unlikely. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain looked certain to go to Russia until a knee injury picked up in the champions league semi final first leg against Roma, at Anfield. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's world cup dreams were dashed in the champions league semi final tie against Roma after he picked up a knee injury Credit: Jan Kruger - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images/UEFA Germany GK: Bernd Leno (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) LB: Marcel Schmelzer (Borussia Dortmund) CB: Jonathon Tah (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) CB: Benedikt Howedes (Schalke 04/Juventus F.C.) RB: Benjamin Henrichs (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) LM: Leroy Sane (Manchester City FC) CM: Emre Can (Liverpool FC) CM: Mario Gotze (Borussia Dortmund) RM: Karim Bellarabi (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) ST: Sandro Wagner (FC Bayern Munich) ST: Nils Peterson (SC Freiburg) Germany and Joachim Löw have an abundance of talent to choose from, however, the choice to leave out Manchester City star Leroy Sane is possibly the most controversial selection decision of all of the World Cup squads. Sane has been a crucial part of Pep Guardiola's record breaking title winning side, with 10 goals and 15 assists in 27 league appearances. Bayer Leverkusen pair Jonathon Tah and Bernd Leno have been impressive this season in the Bundesliga, however this proved to be not enough due to Germany's great depth of talent in their positions. Mario Gotze and Nils Peterson, were also hopeful of making it to Russia, but Joachim Löw believed they were not needed. Mario Goetze scored the goal that won the 2014 world cup for Germany, but there was no place for him, in this year's squad Credit: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images/Getty Images France GK: Stéphane Ruffier (AS Saint-Étienne) LB: Layvin Kurzawa (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.) CB: Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal FC) CB: Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City FC) RB: Sébastien Corchia (Sevilla FC ) LM: Anthony Martial (Manchester United FC) CM: Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.) CM: Steven N'Zonzi (Sevilla FC) RM: Dimitri Payet (Olympique de Marseille) ST: Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal FC) ST: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid C.F.) Long term France manager, Didier Deschamps has had possibly the biggest abundance of players to choose from since getting the job in 2012. Unfortunately for him, that means many difficult decisions had to be made in order to whittle his squad down to just 23. Laurent Koscielny was likely to have been picked, before getting injured in the Europa League semi final. Luckily for France, centre back is not a position where they are short staffed, explaining the exclusion of Aymeric Laporte. Adrien Rabiot had a good season for Paris Saint-Germain, only to be picked for the standby list, leading him to withdraw from selection completely. The signing of Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United really put an end to Anthony Martial's season, finding himself on the subs bench and out of contention for the France squad. Striker Alexandre Lacazette hit impressive form for Arsenal towards the end of the season, but it was too little, too late to make the French squad. Home-based players | World Cup 2018 squads Spain GK: Sergio Asenjo (Villareal CF) LB: Marcos Alonso (Chelsea FC) CB: Javi Martinez (FC Bayern Munich) CB: Marc Bartra (Real Betis) RB: Hector Bellerin (Arsenal FC) LM: Pedro (Chelsea FC) CM: Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea FC) CM: Daniel Parejo (Valencia CF) RM: José Callejón (S.S.C. Napoli) AM: Juan Mata (Manchester United FC) ST: Alvaro Morata (Chelsea FC) After a disappointing World Cup in 2014 and an only slightly less awful Euro's in 2016, Spain should be looking to get back their previous form in this summer's competition. They certainly have the depth in most positions, with players such as Marcos Alonso, Cesc Fabregas and Juan Mata missing out. Hector Bellerin has had a disappointing campaign, but would have still been hopeful of securing a space on the plane. Alvaro Morata's season was more than disappointing after his big money move to Chelsea last summer, leaving him unable to compete with Diego Costa and Rodrigo for a place. Of Chelsea's Spanish contingent, only Cesar Azpilicueta made the final 23. Cesc Fabregas (right), Alvaro Morata (centre right), Marcos Alonso (centre left) and Pedro (left) were not selected Credit: Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge/Reuters Brazil GK: Neto (Valencia CF) LB: Alex Sandro (Juventus F.C.) CB: David Luiz (Chelsea FC) CB: Naldo (Schalke 04) RB: Dani Alves (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.) LM: Malcom (FC Girondins de Bordeaux) CM: Luiz Gustavo (Olympique de Marseille) CM: Fabinho (Liverpool FC) CM: Allan (S.S.C. Napoli) RM: Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur FC) ST: Jonas Oliveira (S.L. Benfica) Brazil will be aiming to make people forget about their disappointing 2014 World Cup, when they crashed out with a 7-1 loss to Germany. One player they may regret not taking is Alex Sandro, the Juventus left back, who is considered one of the best in the world in his position. David Luiz looked likely to earn a place in the squad until he fell out with Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, and as a result was benched for the rest of the season. Comfortably top goalscorer in Portugal, Jonas Oliveira would have thought his chances of going to the World Cup were pretty good. However it wasn't meant to be, possibly due to the standard of opposition he plays against for his club, but most likely due to the competition in his position, with Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino fighting it out to lead the line for Brazil. Other notable absentees include Dani Alves, a regular in most recent Brazil squads, as well as Malcom and Allan, who both showed great form for their respective clubs. World Cup whatsapp promo Other notable mentions: Joe Hart (Manchester City FC/West Ham FC & England), Radja Naingolan (AS Roma & Belgium), Mauco Icardi (Inter Milan & Argentina), Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace FC & Belgium), Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur FC & Argentina), Ander Herrera (Manchester United FC & Spain), Shkodran Mutafi (Arsenal FC & Germany), Kingsley Coman (FC Bayern Munich & France) World Cup 2018 | The best of the Telegraph's coverage
England GK: Tom Heaton (Burnley FC) LB: Ryan Bertrand (Southampton FC) CB: Chris Smalling (Manchester United FC) CB: James Tarkowski (Burnley FC) RB: Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool FC) LM: Adam Lallana (Liverpool FC) CM: Jack Wilshere (Arsenal FC) CM: Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle United FC) RM: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Liverpool FC) ST: Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool FC) ST: Jemain Defoe (Bournemouth FC) Gareth Southgate made some bold decisions when choosing his squad for the 2018 World Cup. Leaving out former number 1 goalkeeper Joe Hart and fan favourites Jack Wilshere and Adam Lallana were among some of his most controversial picks. Jonjo Shelvey has had a great second half of the season for Newcastle United, leaving him hopeful of selection. One breakthrough star this year has been Burnley's James Tarkowski, a pivotal player at the back in his team's 7th place finish. Ryan Bertrand is unfortunate to not earn a place on the plane, possibly a result of being a consistent player in a disappointing Southampton side. Injury has been a massive blow for Tom Heaton, Adam Lallana, Nathaniel Clyne, Daniel Sturridge meaning game time was sparse and a place in the squad was unlikely. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain looked certain to go to Russia until a knee injury picked up in the champions league semi final first leg against Roma, at Anfield. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's world cup dreams were dashed in the champions league semi final tie against Roma after he picked up a knee injury Credit: Jan Kruger - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images/UEFA Germany GK: Bernd Leno (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) LB: Marcel Schmelzer (Borussia Dortmund) CB: Jonathon Tah (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) CB: Benedikt Howedes (Schalke 04/Juventus F.C.) RB: Benjamin Henrichs (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) LM: Leroy Sane (Manchester City FC) CM: Emre Can (Liverpool FC) CM: Mario Gotze (Borussia Dortmund) RM: Karim Bellarabi (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) ST: Sandro Wagner (FC Bayern Munich) ST: Nils Peterson (SC Freiburg) Germany and Joachim Löw have an abundance of talent to choose from, however, the choice to leave out Manchester City star Leroy Sane is possibly the most controversial selection decision of all of the World Cup squads. Sane has been a crucial part of Pep Guardiola's record breaking title winning side, with 10 goals and 15 assists in 27 league appearances. Bayer Leverkusen pair Jonathon Tah and Bernd Leno have been impressive this season in the Bundesliga, however this proved to be not enough due to Germany's great depth of talent in their positions. Mario Gotze and Nils Peterson, were also hopeful of making it to Russia, but Joachim Löw believed they were not needed. Mario Goetze scored the goal that won the 2014 world cup for Germany, but there was no place for him, in this year's squad Credit: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images/Getty Images France GK: Stéphane Ruffier (AS Saint-Étienne) LB: Layvin Kurzawa (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.) CB: Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal FC) CB: Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City FC) RB: Sébastien Corchia (Sevilla FC ) LM: Anthony Martial (Manchester United FC) CM: Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.) CM: Steven N'Zonzi (Sevilla FC) RM: Dimitri Payet (Olympique de Marseille) ST: Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal FC) ST: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid C.F.) Long term France manager, Didier Deschamps has had possibly the biggest abundance of players to choose from since getting the job in 2012. Unfortunately for him, that means many difficult decisions had to be made in order to whittle his squad down to just 23. Laurent Koscielny was likely to have been picked, before getting injured in the Europa League semi final. Luckily for France, centre back is not a position where they are short staffed, explaining the exclusion of Aymeric Laporte. Adrien Rabiot had a good season for Paris Saint-Germain, only to be picked for the standby list, leading him to withdraw from selection completely. The signing of Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United really put an end to Anthony Martial's season, finding himself on the subs bench and out of contention for the France squad. Striker Alexandre Lacazette hit impressive form for Arsenal towards the end of the season, but it was too little, too late to make the French squad. Home-based players | World Cup 2018 squads Spain GK: Sergio Asenjo (Villareal CF) LB: Marcos Alonso (Chelsea FC) CB: Javi Martinez (FC Bayern Munich) CB: Marc Bartra (Real Betis) RB: Hector Bellerin (Arsenal FC) LM: Pedro (Chelsea FC) CM: Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea FC) CM: Daniel Parejo (Valencia CF) RM: José Callejón (S.S.C. Napoli) AM: Juan Mata (Manchester United FC) ST: Alvaro Morata (Chelsea FC) After a disappointing World Cup in 2014 and an only slightly less awful Euro's in 2016, Spain should be looking to get back their previous form in this summer's competition. They certainly have the depth in most positions, with players such as Marcos Alonso, Cesc Fabregas and Juan Mata missing out. Hector Bellerin has had a disappointing campaign, but would have still been hopeful of securing a space on the plane. Alvaro Morata's season was more than disappointing after his big money move to Chelsea last summer, leaving him unable to compete with Diego Costa and Rodrigo for a place. Of Chelsea's Spanish contingent, only Cesar Azpilicueta made the final 23. Cesc Fabregas (right), Alvaro Morata (centre right), Marcos Alonso (centre left) and Pedro (left) were not selected Credit: Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge/Reuters Brazil GK: Neto (Valencia CF) LB: Alex Sandro (Juventus F.C.) CB: David Luiz (Chelsea FC) CB: Naldo (Schalke 04) RB: Dani Alves (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.) LM: Malcom (FC Girondins de Bordeaux) CM: Luiz Gustavo (Olympique de Marseille) CM: Fabinho (Liverpool FC) CM: Allan (S.S.C. Napoli) RM: Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur FC) ST: Jonas Oliveira (S.L. Benfica) Brazil will be aiming to make people forget about their disappointing 2014 World Cup, when they crashed out with a 7-1 loss to Germany. One player they may regret not taking is Alex Sandro, the Juventus left back, who is considered one of the best in the world in his position. David Luiz looked likely to earn a place in the squad until he fell out with Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, and as a result was benched for the rest of the season. Comfortably top goalscorer in Portugal, Jonas Oliveira would have thought his chances of going to the World Cup were pretty good. However it wasn't meant to be, possibly due to the standard of opposition he plays against for his club, but most likely due to the competition in his position, with Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino fighting it out to lead the line for Brazil. Other notable absentees include Dani Alves, a regular in most recent Brazil squads, as well as Malcom and Allan, who both showed great form for their respective clubs. World Cup whatsapp promo Other notable mentions: Joe Hart (Manchester City FC/West Ham FC & England), Radja Naingolan (AS Roma & Belgium), Mauco Icardi (Inter Milan & Argentina), Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace FC & Belgium), Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur FC & Argentina), Ander Herrera (Manchester United FC & Spain), Shkodran Mutafi (Arsenal FC & Germany), Kingsley Coman (FC Bayern Munich & France) World Cup 2018 | The best of the Telegraph's coverage
World Cup 2018 absentees: An XI of each of the top sides
England GK: Tom Heaton (Burnley FC) LB: Ryan Bertrand (Southampton FC) CB: Chris Smalling (Manchester United FC) CB: James Tarkowski (Burnley FC) RB: Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool FC) LM: Adam Lallana (Liverpool FC) CM: Jack Wilshere (Arsenal FC) CM: Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle United FC) RM: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Liverpool FC) ST: Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool FC) ST: Jemain Defoe (Bournemouth FC) Gareth Southgate made some bold decisions when choosing his squad for the 2018 World Cup. Leaving out former number 1 goalkeeper Joe Hart and fan favourites Jack Wilshere and Adam Lallana were among some of his most controversial picks. Jonjo Shelvey has had a great second half of the season for Newcastle United, leaving him hopeful of selection. One breakthrough star this year has been Burnley's James Tarkowski, a pivotal player at the back in his team's 7th place finish. Ryan Bertrand is unfortunate to not earn a place on the plane, possibly a result of being a consistent player in a disappointing Southampton side. Injury has been a massive blow for Tom Heaton, Adam Lallana, Nathaniel Clyne, Daniel Sturridge meaning game time was sparse and a place in the squad was unlikely. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain looked certain to go to Russia until a knee injury picked up in the champions league semi final first leg against Roma, at Anfield. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's world cup dreams were dashed in the champions league semi final tie against Roma after he picked up a knee injury Credit: Jan Kruger - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images/UEFA Germany GK: Bernd Leno (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) LB: Marcel Schmelzer (Borussia Dortmund) CB: Jonathon Tah (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) CB: Benedikt Howedes (Schalke 04/Juventus F.C.) RB: Benjamin Henrichs (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) LM: Leroy Sane (Manchester City FC) CM: Emre Can (Liverpool FC) CM: Mario Gotze (Borussia Dortmund) RM: Karim Bellarabi (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) ST: Sandro Wagner (FC Bayern Munich) ST: Nils Peterson (SC Freiburg) Germany and Joachim Löw have an abundance of talent to choose from, however, the choice to leave out Manchester City star Leroy Sane is possibly the most controversial selection decision of all of the World Cup squads. Sane has been a crucial part of Pep Guardiola's record breaking title winning side, with 10 goals and 15 assists in 27 league appearances. Bayer Leverkusen pair Jonathon Tah and Bernd Leno have been impressive this season in the Bundesliga, however this proved to be not enough due to Germany's great depth of talent in their positions. Mario Gotze and Nils Peterson, were also hopeful of making it to Russia, but Joachim Löw believed they were not needed. Mario Goetze scored the goal that won the 2014 world cup for Germany, but there was no place for him, in this year's squad Credit: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images/Getty Images France GK: Stéphane Ruffier (AS Saint-Étienne) LB: Layvin Kurzawa (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.) CB: Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal FC) CB: Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City FC) RB: Sébastien Corchia (Sevilla FC ) LM: Anthony Martial (Manchester United FC) CM: Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.) CM: Steven N'Zonzi (Sevilla FC) RM: Dimitri Payet (Olympique de Marseille) ST: Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal FC) ST: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid C.F.) Long term France manager, Didier Deschamps has had possibly the biggest abundance of players to choose from since getting the job in 2012. Unfortunately for him, that means many difficult decisions had to be made in order to whittle his squad down to just 23. Laurent Koscielny was likely to have been picked, before getting injured in the Europa League semi final. Luckily for France, centre back is not a position where they are short staffed, explaining the exclusion of Aymeric Laporte. Adrien Rabiot had a good season for Paris Saint-Germain, only to be picked for the standby list, leading him to withdraw from selection completely. The signing of Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United really put an end to Anthony Martial's season, finding himself on the subs bench and out of contention for the France squad. Striker Alexandre Lacazette hit impressive form for Arsenal towards the end of the season, but it was too little, too late to make the French squad. Home-based players | World Cup 2018 squads Spain GK: Sergio Asenjo (Villareal CF) LB: Marcos Alonso (Chelsea FC) CB: Javi Martinez (FC Bayern Munich) CB: Marc Bartra (Real Betis) RB: Hector Bellerin (Arsenal FC) LM: Pedro (Chelsea FC) CM: Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea FC) CM: Daniel Parejo (Valencia CF) RM: José Callejón (S.S.C. Napoli) AM: Juan Mata (Manchester United FC) ST: Alvaro Morata (Chelsea FC) After a disappointing World Cup in 2014 and an only slightly less awful Euro's in 2016, Spain should be looking to get back their previous form in this summer's competition. They certainly have the depth in most positions, with players such as Marcos Alonso, Cesc Fabregas and Juan Mata missing out. Hector Bellerin has had a disappointing campaign, but would have still been hopeful of securing a space on the plane. Alvaro Morata's season was more than disappointing after his big money move to Chelsea last summer, leaving him unable to compete with Diego Costa and Rodrigo for a place. Of Chelsea's Spanish contingent, only Cesar Azpilicueta made the final 23. Cesc Fabregas (right), Alvaro Morata (centre right), Marcos Alonso (centre left) and Pedro (left) were not selected Credit: Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge/Reuters Brazil GK: Neto (Valencia CF) LB: Alex Sandro (Juventus F.C.) CB: David Luiz (Chelsea FC) CB: Naldo (Schalke 04) RB: Dani Alves (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.) LM: Malcom (FC Girondins de Bordeaux) CM: Luiz Gustavo (Olympique de Marseille) CM: Fabinho (Liverpool FC) CM: Allan (S.S.C. Napoli) RM: Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur FC) ST: Jonas Oliveira (S.L. Benfica) Brazil will be aiming to make people forget about their disappointing 2014 World Cup, when they crashed out with a 7-1 loss to Germany. One player they may regret not taking is Alex Sandro, the Juventus left back, who is considered one of the best in the world in his position. David Luiz looked likely to earn a place in the squad until he fell out with Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, and as a result was benched for the rest of the season. Comfortably top goalscorer in Portugal, Jonas Oliveira would have thought his chances of going to the World Cup were pretty good. However it wasn't meant to be, possibly due to the standard of opposition he plays against for his club, but most likely due to the competition in his position, with Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino fighting it out to lead the line for Brazil. Other notable absentees include Dani Alves, a regular in most recent Brazil squads, as well as Malcom and Allan, who both showed great form for their respective clubs. World Cup whatsapp promo Other notable mentions: Joe Hart (Manchester City FC/West Ham FC & England), Radja Naingolan (AS Roma & Belgium), Mauco Icardi (Inter Milan & Argentina), Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace FC & Belgium), Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur FC & Argentina), Ander Herrera (Manchester United FC & Spain), Shkodran Mutafi (Arsenal FC & Germany), Kingsley Coman (FC Bayern Munich & France) World Cup 2018 | The best of the Telegraph's coverage
England GK: Tom Heaton (Burnley FC) LB: Ryan Bertrand (Southampton FC) CB: Chris Smalling (Manchester United FC) CB: James Tarkowski (Burnley FC) RB: Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool FC) LM: Adam Lallana (Liverpool FC) CM: Jack Wilshere (Arsenal FC) CM: Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle United FC) RM: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Liverpool FC) ST: Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool FC) ST: Jemain Defoe (Bournemouth FC) Gareth Southgate made some bold decisions when choosing his squad for the 2018 World Cup. Leaving out former number 1 goalkeeper Joe Hart and fan favourites Jack Wilshere and Adam Lallana were among some of his most controversial picks. Jonjo Shelvey has had a great second half of the season for Newcastle United, leaving him hopeful of selection. One breakthrough star this year has been Burnley's James Tarkowski, a pivotal player at the back in his team's 7th place finish. Ryan Bertrand is unfortunate to not earn a place on the plane, possibly a result of being a consistent player in a disappointing Southampton side. Injury has been a massive blow for Tom Heaton, Adam Lallana, Nathaniel Clyne, Daniel Sturridge meaning game time was sparse and a place in the squad was unlikely. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain looked certain to go to Russia until a knee injury picked up in the champions league semi final first leg against Roma, at Anfield. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's world cup dreams were dashed in the champions league semi final tie against Roma after he picked up a knee injury Credit: Jan Kruger - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images/UEFA Germany GK: Bernd Leno (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) LB: Marcel Schmelzer (Borussia Dortmund) CB: Jonathon Tah (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) CB: Benedikt Howedes (Schalke 04/Juventus F.C.) RB: Benjamin Henrichs (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) LM: Leroy Sane (Manchester City FC) CM: Emre Can (Liverpool FC) CM: Mario Gotze (Borussia Dortmund) RM: Karim Bellarabi (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) ST: Sandro Wagner (FC Bayern Munich) ST: Nils Peterson (SC Freiburg) Germany and Joachim Löw have an abundance of talent to choose from, however, the choice to leave out Manchester City star Leroy Sane is possibly the most controversial selection decision of all of the World Cup squads. Sane has been a crucial part of Pep Guardiola's record breaking title winning side, with 10 goals and 15 assists in 27 league appearances. Bayer Leverkusen pair Jonathon Tah and Bernd Leno have been impressive this season in the Bundesliga, however this proved to be not enough due to Germany's great depth of talent in their positions. Mario Gotze and Nils Peterson, were also hopeful of making it to Russia, but Joachim Löw believed they were not needed. Mario Goetze scored the goal that won the 2014 world cup for Germany, but there was no place for him, in this year's squad Credit: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images/Getty Images France GK: Stéphane Ruffier (AS Saint-Étienne) LB: Layvin Kurzawa (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.) CB: Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal FC) CB: Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City FC) RB: Sébastien Corchia (Sevilla FC ) LM: Anthony Martial (Manchester United FC) CM: Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.) CM: Steven N'Zonzi (Sevilla FC) RM: Dimitri Payet (Olympique de Marseille) ST: Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal FC) ST: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid C.F.) Long term France manager, Didier Deschamps has had possibly the biggest abundance of players to choose from since getting the job in 2012. Unfortunately for him, that means many difficult decisions had to be made in order to whittle his squad down to just 23. Laurent Koscielny was likely to have been picked, before getting injured in the Europa League semi final. Luckily for France, centre back is not a position where they are short staffed, explaining the exclusion of Aymeric Laporte. Adrien Rabiot had a good season for Paris Saint-Germain, only to be picked for the standby list, leading him to withdraw from selection completely. The signing of Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United really put an end to Anthony Martial's season, finding himself on the subs bench and out of contention for the France squad. Striker Alexandre Lacazette hit impressive form for Arsenal towards the end of the season, but it was too little, too late to make the French squad. Home-based players | World Cup 2018 squads Spain GK: Sergio Asenjo (Villareal CF) LB: Marcos Alonso (Chelsea FC) CB: Javi Martinez (FC Bayern Munich) CB: Marc Bartra (Real Betis) RB: Hector Bellerin (Arsenal FC) LM: Pedro (Chelsea FC) CM: Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea FC) CM: Daniel Parejo (Valencia CF) RM: José Callejón (S.S.C. Napoli) AM: Juan Mata (Manchester United FC) ST: Alvaro Morata (Chelsea FC) After a disappointing World Cup in 2014 and an only slightly less awful Euro's in 2016, Spain should be looking to get back their previous form in this summer's competition. They certainly have the depth in most positions, with players such as Marcos Alonso, Cesc Fabregas and Juan Mata missing out. Hector Bellerin has had a disappointing campaign, but would have still been hopeful of securing a space on the plane. Alvaro Morata's season was more than disappointing after his big money move to Chelsea last summer, leaving him unable to compete with Diego Costa and Rodrigo for a place. Of Chelsea's Spanish contingent, only Cesar Azpilicueta made the final 23. Cesc Fabregas (right), Alvaro Morata (centre right), Marcos Alonso (centre left) and Pedro (left) were not selected Credit: Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge/Reuters Brazil GK: Neto (Valencia CF) LB: Alex Sandro (Juventus F.C.) CB: David Luiz (Chelsea FC) CB: Naldo (Schalke 04) RB: Dani Alves (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.) LM: Malcom (FC Girondins de Bordeaux) CM: Luiz Gustavo (Olympique de Marseille) CM: Fabinho (Liverpool FC) CM: Allan (S.S.C. Napoli) RM: Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur FC) ST: Jonas Oliveira (S.L. Benfica) Brazil will be aiming to make people forget about their disappointing 2014 World Cup, when they crashed out with a 7-1 loss to Germany. One player they may regret not taking is Alex Sandro, the Juventus left back, who is considered one of the best in the world in his position. David Luiz looked likely to earn a place in the squad until he fell out with Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, and as a result was benched for the rest of the season. Comfortably top goalscorer in Portugal, Jonas Oliveira would have thought his chances of going to the World Cup were pretty good. However it wasn't meant to be, possibly due to the standard of opposition he plays against for his club, but most likely due to the competition in his position, with Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino fighting it out to lead the line for Brazil. Other notable absentees include Dani Alves, a regular in most recent Brazil squads, as well as Malcom and Allan, who both showed great form for their respective clubs. World Cup whatsapp promo Other notable mentions: Joe Hart (Manchester City FC/West Ham FC & England), Radja Naingolan (AS Roma & Belgium), Mauco Icardi (Inter Milan & Argentina), Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace FC & Belgium), Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur FC & Argentina), Ander Herrera (Manchester United FC & Spain), Shkodran Mutafi (Arsenal FC & Germany), Kingsley Coman (FC Bayern Munich & France) World Cup 2018 | The best of the Telegraph's coverage
World Cup 2018 absentees: An XI of each of the top sides
England GK: Tom Heaton (Burnley FC) LB: Ryan Bertrand (Southampton FC) CB: Chris Smalling (Manchester United FC) CB: James Tarkowski (Burnley FC) RB: Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool FC) LM: Adam Lallana (Liverpool FC) CM: Jack Wilshere (Arsenal FC) CM: Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle United FC) RM: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Liverpool FC) ST: Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool FC) ST: Jemain Defoe (Bournemouth FC) Gareth Southgate made some bold decisions when choosing his squad for the 2018 World Cup. Leaving out former number 1 goalkeeper Joe Hart and fan favourites Jack Wilshere and Adam Lallana were among some of his most controversial picks. Jonjo Shelvey has had a great second half of the season for Newcastle United, leaving him hopeful of selection. One breakthrough star this year has been Burnley's James Tarkowski, a pivotal player at the back in his team's 7th place finish. Ryan Bertrand is unfortunate to not earn a place on the plane, possibly a result of being a consistent player in a disappointing Southampton side. Injury has been a massive blow for Tom Heaton, Adam Lallana, Nathaniel Clyne, Daniel Sturridge meaning game time was sparse and a place in the squad was unlikely. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain looked certain to go to Russia until a knee injury picked up in the champions league semi final first leg against Roma, at Anfield. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's world cup dreams were dashed in the champions league semi final tie against Roma after he picked up a knee injury Credit: Jan Kruger - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images/UEFA Germany GK: Bernd Leno (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) LB: Marcel Schmelzer (Borussia Dortmund) CB: Jonathon Tah (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) CB: Benedikt Howedes (Schalke 04/Juventus F.C.) RB: Benjamin Henrichs (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) LM: Leroy Sane (Manchester City FC) CM: Emre Can (Liverpool FC) CM: Mario Gotze (Borussia Dortmund) RM: Karim Bellarabi (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) ST: Sandro Wagner (FC Bayern Munich) ST: Nils Peterson (SC Freiburg) Germany and Joachim Löw have an abundance of talent to choose from, however, the choice to leave out Manchester City star Leroy Sane is possibly the most controversial selection decision of all of the World Cup squads. Sane has been a crucial part of Pep Guardiola's record breaking title winning side, with 10 goals and 15 assists in 27 league appearances. Bayer Leverkusen pair Jonathon Tah and Bernd Leno have been impressive this season in the Bundesliga, however this proved to be not enough due to Germany's great depth of talent in their positions. Mario Gotze and Nils Peterson, were also hopeful of making it to Russia, but Joachim Löw believed they were not needed. Mario Goetze scored the goal that won the 2014 world cup for Germany, but there was no place for him, in this year's squad Credit: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images/Getty Images France GK: Stéphane Ruffier (AS Saint-Étienne) LB: Layvin Kurzawa (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.) CB: Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal FC) CB: Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City FC) RB: Sébastien Corchia (Sevilla FC ) LM: Anthony Martial (Manchester United FC) CM: Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.) CM: Steven N'Zonzi (Sevilla FC) RM: Dimitri Payet (Olympique de Marseille) ST: Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal FC) ST: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid C.F.) Long term France manager, Didier Deschamps has had possibly the biggest abundance of players to choose from since getting the job in 2012. Unfortunately for him, that means many difficult decisions had to be made in order to whittle his squad down to just 23. Laurent Koscielny was likely to have been picked, before getting injured in the Europa League semi final. Luckily for France, centre back is not a position where they are short staffed, explaining the exclusion of Aymeric Laporte. Adrien Rabiot had a good season for Paris Saint-Germain, only to be picked for the standby list, leading him to withdraw from selection completely. The signing of Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United really put an end to Anthony Martial's season, finding himself on the subs bench and out of contention for the France squad. Striker Alexandre Lacazette hit impressive form for Arsenal towards the end of the season, but it was too little, too late to make the French squad. Home-based players | World Cup 2018 squads Spain GK: Sergio Asenjo (Villareal CF) LB: Marcos Alonso (Chelsea FC) CB: Javi Martinez (FC Bayern Munich) CB: Marc Bartra (Real Betis) RB: Hector Bellerin (Arsenal FC) LM: Pedro (Chelsea FC) CM: Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea FC) CM: Daniel Parejo (Valencia CF) RM: José Callejón (S.S.C. Napoli) AM: Juan Mata (Manchester United FC) ST: Alvaro Morata (Chelsea FC) After a disappointing World Cup in 2014 and an only slightly less awful Euro's in 2016, Spain should be looking to get back their previous form in this summer's competition. They certainly have the depth in most positions, with players such as Marcos Alonso, Cesc Fabregas and Juan Mata missing out. Hector Bellerin has had a disappointing campaign, but would have still been hopeful of securing a space on the plane. Alvaro Morata's season was more than disappointing after his big money move to Chelsea last summer, leaving him unable to compete with Diego Costa and Rodrigo for a place. Of Chelsea's Spanish contingent, only Cesar Azpilicueta made the final 23. Cesc Fabregas (right), Alvaro Morata (centre right), Marcos Alonso (centre left) and Pedro (left) were not selected Credit: Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge/Reuters Brazil GK: Neto (Valencia CF) LB: Alex Sandro (Juventus F.C.) CB: David Luiz (Chelsea FC) CB: Naldo (Schalke 04) RB: Dani Alves (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.) LM: Malcom (FC Girondins de Bordeaux) CM: Luiz Gustavo (Olympique de Marseille) CM: Fabinho (Liverpool FC) CM: Allan (S.S.C. Napoli) RM: Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur FC) ST: Jonas Oliveira (S.L. Benfica) Brazil will be aiming to make people forget about their disappointing 2014 World Cup, when they crashed out with a 7-1 loss to Germany. One player they may regret not taking is Alex Sandro, the Juventus left back, who is considered one of the best in the world in his position. David Luiz looked likely to earn a place in the squad until he fell out with Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, and as a result was benched for the rest of the season. Comfortably top goalscorer in Portugal, Jonas Oliveira would have thought his chances of going to the World Cup were pretty good. However it wasn't meant to be, possibly due to the standard of opposition he plays against for his club, but most likely due to the competition in his position, with Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino fighting it out to lead the line for Brazil. Other notable absentees include Dani Alves, a regular in most recent Brazil squads, as well as Malcom and Allan, who both showed great form for their respective clubs. World Cup whatsapp promo Other notable mentions: Joe Hart (Manchester City FC/West Ham FC & England), Radja Naingolan (AS Roma & Belgium), Mauco Icardi (Inter Milan & Argentina), Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace FC & Belgium), Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur FC & Argentina), Ander Herrera (Manchester United FC & Spain), Shkodran Mutafi (Arsenal FC & Germany), Kingsley Coman (FC Bayern Munich & France) World Cup 2018 | The best of the Telegraph's coverage
England GK: Tom Heaton (Burnley FC) LB: Ryan Bertrand (Southampton FC) CB: Chris Smalling (Manchester United FC) CB: James Tarkowski (Burnley FC) RB: Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool FC) LM: Adam Lallana (Liverpool FC) CM: Jack Wilshere (Arsenal FC) CM: Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle United FC) RM: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Liverpool FC) ST: Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool FC) ST: Jemain Defoe (Bournemouth FC) Gareth Southgate made some bold decisions when choosing his squad for the 2018 World Cup. Leaving out former number 1 goalkeeper Joe Hart and fan favourites Jack Wilshere and Adam Lallana were among some of his most controversial picks. Jonjo Shelvey has had a great second half of the season for Newcastle United, leaving him hopeful of selection. One breakthrough star this year has been Burnley's James Tarkowski, a pivotal player at the back in his team's 7th place finish. Ryan Bertrand is unfortunate to not earn a place on the plane, possibly a result of being a consistent player in a disappointing Southampton side. Injury has been a massive blow for Tom Heaton, Adam Lallana, Nathaniel Clyne, Daniel Sturridge meaning game time was sparse and a place in the squad was unlikely. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain looked certain to go to Russia until a knee injury picked up in the champions league semi final first leg against Roma, at Anfield. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's world cup dreams were dashed in the champions league semi final tie against Roma after he picked up a knee injury Credit: Jan Kruger - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images/UEFA Germany GK: Bernd Leno (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) LB: Marcel Schmelzer (Borussia Dortmund) CB: Jonathon Tah (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) CB: Benedikt Howedes (Schalke 04/Juventus F.C.) RB: Benjamin Henrichs (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) LM: Leroy Sane (Manchester City FC) CM: Emre Can (Liverpool FC) CM: Mario Gotze (Borussia Dortmund) RM: Karim Bellarabi (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) ST: Sandro Wagner (FC Bayern Munich) ST: Nils Peterson (SC Freiburg) Germany and Joachim Löw have an abundance of talent to choose from, however, the choice to leave out Manchester City star Leroy Sane is possibly the most controversial selection decision of all of the World Cup squads. Sane has been a crucial part of Pep Guardiola's record breaking title winning side, with 10 goals and 15 assists in 27 league appearances. Bayer Leverkusen pair Jonathon Tah and Bernd Leno have been impressive this season in the Bundesliga, however this proved to be not enough due to Germany's great depth of talent in their positions. Mario Gotze and Nils Peterson, were also hopeful of making it to Russia, but Joachim Löw believed they were not needed. Mario Goetze scored the goal that won the 2014 world cup for Germany, but there was no place for him, in this year's squad Credit: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images/Getty Images France GK: Stéphane Ruffier (AS Saint-Étienne) LB: Layvin Kurzawa (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.) CB: Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal FC) CB: Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City FC) RB: Sébastien Corchia (Sevilla FC ) LM: Anthony Martial (Manchester United FC) CM: Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.) CM: Steven N'Zonzi (Sevilla FC) RM: Dimitri Payet (Olympique de Marseille) ST: Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal FC) ST: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid C.F.) Long term France manager, Didier Deschamps has had possibly the biggest abundance of players to choose from since getting the job in 2012. Unfortunately for him, that means many difficult decisions had to be made in order to whittle his squad down to just 23. Laurent Koscielny was likely to have been picked, before getting injured in the Europa League semi final. Luckily for France, centre back is not a position where they are short staffed, explaining the exclusion of Aymeric Laporte. Adrien Rabiot had a good season for Paris Saint-Germain, only to be picked for the standby list, leading him to withdraw from selection completely. The signing of Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United really put an end to Anthony Martial's season, finding himself on the subs bench and out of contention for the France squad. Striker Alexandre Lacazette hit impressive form for Arsenal towards the end of the season, but it was too little, too late to make the French squad. Home-based players | World Cup 2018 squads Spain GK: Sergio Asenjo (Villareal CF) LB: Marcos Alonso (Chelsea FC) CB: Javi Martinez (FC Bayern Munich) CB: Marc Bartra (Real Betis) RB: Hector Bellerin (Arsenal FC) LM: Pedro (Chelsea FC) CM: Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea FC) CM: Daniel Parejo (Valencia CF) RM: José Callejón (S.S.C. Napoli) AM: Juan Mata (Manchester United FC) ST: Alvaro Morata (Chelsea FC) After a disappointing World Cup in 2014 and an only slightly less awful Euro's in 2016, Spain should be looking to get back their previous form in this summer's competition. They certainly have the depth in most positions, with players such as Marcos Alonso, Cesc Fabregas and Juan Mata missing out. Hector Bellerin has had a disappointing campaign, but would have still been hopeful of securing a space on the plane. Alvaro Morata's season was more than disappointing after his big money move to Chelsea last summer, leaving him unable to compete with Diego Costa and Rodrigo for a place. Of Chelsea's Spanish contingent, only Cesar Azpilicueta made the final 23. Cesc Fabregas (right), Alvaro Morata (centre right), Marcos Alonso (centre left) and Pedro (left) were not selected Credit: Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge/Reuters Brazil GK: Neto (Valencia CF) LB: Alex Sandro (Juventus F.C.) CB: David Luiz (Chelsea FC) CB: Naldo (Schalke 04) RB: Dani Alves (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.) LM: Malcom (FC Girondins de Bordeaux) CM: Luiz Gustavo (Olympique de Marseille) CM: Fabinho (Liverpool FC) CM: Allan (S.S.C. Napoli) RM: Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur FC) ST: Jonas Oliveira (S.L. Benfica) Brazil will be aiming to make people forget about their disappointing 2014 World Cup, when they crashed out with a 7-1 loss to Germany. One player they may regret not taking is Alex Sandro, the Juventus left back, who is considered one of the best in the world in his position. David Luiz looked likely to earn a place in the squad until he fell out with Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, and as a result was benched for the rest of the season. Comfortably top goalscorer in Portugal, Jonas Oliveira would have thought his chances of going to the World Cup were pretty good. However it wasn't meant to be, possibly due to the standard of opposition he plays against for his club, but most likely due to the competition in his position, with Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino fighting it out to lead the line for Brazil. Other notable absentees include Dani Alves, a regular in most recent Brazil squads, as well as Malcom and Allan, who both showed great form for their respective clubs. World Cup whatsapp promo Other notable mentions: Joe Hart (Manchester City FC/West Ham FC & England), Radja Naingolan (AS Roma & Belgium), Mauco Icardi (Inter Milan & Argentina), Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace FC & Belgium), Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur FC & Argentina), Ander Herrera (Manchester United FC & Spain), Shkodran Mutafi (Arsenal FC & Germany), Kingsley Coman (FC Bayern Munich & France) World Cup 2018 | The best of the Telegraph's coverage
World Cup 2018 absentees: An XI of each of the top sides
England GK: Tom Heaton (Burnley FC) LB: Ryan Bertrand (Southampton FC) CB: Chris Smalling (Manchester United FC) CB: James Tarkowski (Burnley FC) RB: Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool FC) LM: Adam Lallana (Liverpool FC) CM: Jack Wilshere (Arsenal FC) CM: Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle United FC) RM: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Liverpool FC) ST: Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool FC) ST: Jemain Defoe (Bournemouth FC) Gareth Southgate made some bold decisions when choosing his squad for the 2018 World Cup. Leaving out former number 1 goalkeeper Joe Hart and fan favourites Jack Wilshere and Adam Lallana were among some of his most controversial picks. Jonjo Shelvey has had a great second half of the season for Newcastle United, leaving him hopeful of selection. One breakthrough star this year has been Burnley's James Tarkowski, a pivotal player at the back in his team's 7th place finish. Ryan Bertrand is unfortunate to not earn a place on the plane, possibly a result of being a consistent player in a disappointing Southampton side. Injury has been a massive blow for Tom Heaton, Adam Lallana, Nathaniel Clyne, Daniel Sturridge meaning game time was sparse and a place in the squad was unlikely. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain looked certain to go to Russia until a knee injury picked up in the champions league semi final first leg against Roma, at Anfield. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's world cup dreams were dashed in the champions league semi final tie against Roma after he picked up a knee injury Credit: Jan Kruger - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images/UEFA Germany GK: Bernd Leno (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) LB: Marcel Schmelzer (Borussia Dortmund) CB: Jonathon Tah (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) CB: Benedikt Howedes (Schalke 04/Juventus F.C.) RB: Benjamin Henrichs (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) LM: Leroy Sane (Manchester City FC) CM: Emre Can (Liverpool FC) CM: Mario Gotze (Borussia Dortmund) RM: Karim Bellarabi (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) ST: Sandro Wagner (FC Bayern Munich) ST: Nils Peterson (SC Freiburg) Germany and Joachim Löw have an abundance of talent to choose from, however, the choice to leave out Manchester City star Leroy Sane is possibly the most controversial selection decision of all of the World Cup squads. Sane has been a crucial part of Pep Guardiola's record breaking title winning side, with 10 goals and 15 assists in 27 league appearances. Bayer Leverkusen pair Jonathon Tah and Bernd Leno have been impressive this season in the Bundesliga, however this proved to be not enough due to Germany's great depth of talent in their positions. Mario Gotze and Nils Peterson, were also hopeful of making it to Russia, but Joachim Löw believed they were not needed. Mario Goetze scored the goal that won the 2014 world cup for Germany, but there was no place for him, in this year's squad Credit: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images/Getty Images France GK: Stéphane Ruffier (AS Saint-Étienne) LB: Layvin Kurzawa (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.) CB: Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal FC) CB: Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City FC) RB: Sébastien Corchia (Sevilla FC ) LM: Anthony Martial (Manchester United FC) CM: Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.) CM: Steven N'Zonzi (Sevilla FC) RM: Dimitri Payet (Olympique de Marseille) ST: Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal FC) ST: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid C.F.) Long term France manager, Didier Deschamps has had possibly the biggest abundance of players to choose from since getting the job in 2012. Unfortunately for him, that means many difficult decisions had to be made in order to whittle his squad down to just 23. Laurent Koscielny was likely to have been picked, before getting injured in the Europa League semi final. Luckily for France, centre back is not a position where they are short staffed, explaining the exclusion of Aymeric Laporte. Adrien Rabiot had a good season for Paris Saint-Germain, only to be picked for the standby list, leading him to withdraw from selection completely. The signing of Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United really put an end to Anthony Martial's season, finding himself on the subs bench and out of contention for the France squad. Striker Alexandre Lacazette hit impressive form for Arsenal towards the end of the season, but it was too little, too late to make the French squad. Home-based players | World Cup 2018 squads Spain GK: Sergio Asenjo (Villareal CF) LB: Marcos Alonso (Chelsea FC) CB: Javi Martinez (FC Bayern Munich) CB: Marc Bartra (Real Betis) RB: Hector Bellerin (Arsenal FC) LM: Pedro (Chelsea FC) CM: Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea FC) CM: Daniel Parejo (Valencia CF) RM: José Callejón (S.S.C. Napoli) AM: Juan Mata (Manchester United FC) ST: Alvaro Morata (Chelsea FC) After a disappointing World Cup in 2014 and an only slightly less awful Euro's in 2016, Spain should be looking to get back their previous form in this summer's competition. They certainly have the depth in most positions, with players such as Marcos Alonso, Cesc Fabregas and Juan Mata missing out. Hector Bellerin has had a disappointing campaign, but would have still been hopeful of securing a space on the plane. Alvaro Morata's season was more than disappointing after his big money move to Chelsea last summer, leaving him unable to compete with Diego Costa and Rodrigo for a place. Of Chelsea's Spanish contingent, only Cesar Azpilicueta made the final 23. Cesc Fabregas (right), Alvaro Morata (centre right), Marcos Alonso (centre left) and Pedro (left) were not selected Credit: Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge/Reuters Brazil GK: Neto (Valencia CF) LB: Alex Sandro (Juventus F.C.) CB: David Luiz (Chelsea FC) CB: Naldo (Schalke 04) RB: Dani Alves (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.) LM: Malcom (FC Girondins de Bordeaux) CM: Luiz Gustavo (Olympique de Marseille) CM: Fabinho (Liverpool FC) CM: Allan (S.S.C. Napoli) RM: Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur FC) ST: Jonas Oliveira (S.L. Benfica) Brazil will be aiming to make people forget about their disappointing 2014 World Cup, when they crashed out with a 7-1 loss to Germany. One player they may regret not taking is Alex Sandro, the Juventus left back, who is considered one of the best in the world in his position. David Luiz looked likely to earn a place in the squad until he fell out with Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, and as a result was benched for the rest of the season. Comfortably top goalscorer in Portugal, Jonas Oliveira would have thought his chances of going to the World Cup were pretty good. However it wasn't meant to be, possibly due to the standard of opposition he plays against for his club, but most likely due to the competition in his position, with Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino fighting it out to lead the line for Brazil. Other notable absentees include Dani Alves, a regular in most recent Brazil squads, as well as Malcom and Allan, who both showed great form for their respective clubs. World Cup whatsapp promo Other notable mentions: Joe Hart (Manchester City FC/West Ham FC & England), Radja Naingolan (AS Roma & Belgium), Mauco Icardi (Inter Milan & Argentina), Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace FC & Belgium), Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur FC & Argentina), Ander Herrera (Manchester United FC & Spain), Shkodran Mutafi (Arsenal FC & Germany), Kingsley Coman (FC Bayern Munich & France) World Cup 2018 | The best of the Telegraph's coverage
Barcelona players celebrate their qualification for the final match after the Spanish 'Copa del Rey' (King's cup) second leg semi-final football match between Valencia CF and FC Barcelona at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia (AFP Photo/JOSE JORDAN )
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Barcelona players celebrate their qualification for the final match after the Spanish 'Copa del Rey' (King's cup) second leg semi-final football match between Valencia CF and FC Barcelona at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia (AFP Photo/JOSE JORDAN )
Real Madrid's midfielder Toni Kroos (L) celebrates a goal with Real Madrid's forward Cristiano Ronaldo during the Spanish league football match against Valencia CF January 27, 2018
Real Madrid's midfielder Toni Kroos (L) celebrates a goal with Real Madrid's forward Cristiano Ronaldo during the Spanish league football match against Valencia CF January 27, 2018
Real Madrid's midfielder Toni Kroos (L) celebrates a goal with Real Madrid's forward Cristiano Ronaldo during the Spanish league football match against Valencia CF January 27, 2018
Real Madrid's midfielder Toni Kroos (L) celebrates a goal with Real Madrid's forward Cristiano Ronaldo during the Spanish league football match against Valencia CF January 27, 2018 (AFP Photo/JOSE JORDAN )
Real Madrid's midfielder Toni Kroos (L) celebrates a goal with Real Madrid's forward Cristiano Ronaldo during the Spanish league football match against Valencia CF January 27, 2018
Real Madrid's midfielder Toni Kroos (L) celebrates a goal with Real Madrid's forward Cristiano Ronaldo during the Spanish league football match against Valencia CF January 27, 2018 (AFP Photo/JOSE JORDAN )
Football - FC Cologne v Valencia CF - Colonia Cup Pre Season Friendly Tournament - RheinEnergie Stadium, Cologne, Germany - 2/8/15. Valencia assistant coach Phil Neville before the game. Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Peter Cziborra
FC Cologne v Valencia CF - Colonia Cup Pre Season Friendly Tournament
Football - FC Cologne v Valencia CF - Colonia Cup Pre Season Friendly Tournament - RheinEnergie Stadium, Cologne, Germany - 2/8/15. Valencia assistant coach Phil Neville before the game. Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Peter Cziborra
Valencia defender Jose Luis Gaya Pena controls the ball during the Spanish league football match Getafe CF vs Valencia CF at the Col. Alfonso Perez stadium in Getafe, Spain (AFP Photo/JAVIER SORIANO)
Heads will ball
Valencia defender Jose Luis Gaya Pena controls the ball during the Spanish league football match Getafe CF vs Valencia CF at the Col. Alfonso Perez stadium in Getafe, Spain (AFP Photo/JAVIER SORIANO)
Valencia defender Jose Luis Gaya Pena reacts after missing a goal opportunity during the Spanish league football match Getafe CF vs Valencia CF at the Col. Alfonso Perez stadium in Getafe, Spain on December 3, 2017
Valencia defender Jose Luis Gaya Pena reacts after missing a goal opportunity during the Spanish league football match Getafe CF vs Valencia CF at the Col. Alfonso Perez stadium in Getafe, Spain on December 3, 2017
Valencia defender Jose Luis Gaya Pena reacts after missing a goal opportunity during the Spanish league football match Getafe CF vs Valencia CF at the Col. Alfonso Perez stadium in Getafe, Spain on December 3, 2017
Valencia defender Jose Luis Gaya Pena reacts after missing a goal opportunity during the Spanish league football match Getafe CF vs Valencia CF at the Col. Alfonso Perez stadium in Getafe, Spain on December 3, 2017 (AFP Photo/JAVIER SORIANO)
Valencia defender Jose Luis Gaya Pena reacts after missing a goal opportunity during the Spanish league football match Getafe CF vs Valencia CF at the Col. Alfonso Perez stadium in Getafe, Spain on December 3, 2017
Valencia defender Jose Luis Gaya Pena reacts after missing a goal opportunity during the Spanish league football match Getafe CF vs Valencia CF at the Col. Alfonso Perez stadium in Getafe, Spain on December 3, 2017 (AFP Photo/JAVIER SORIANO)
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi complains during a match against Valencia CF in Valencia on November 26, 2017 (AFP Photo/JOSE JORDAN)
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi complains during a match against Valencia CF in Valencia on November 26, 2017
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi complains during a match against Valencia CF in Valencia on November 26, 2017 (AFP Photo/JOSE JORDAN)
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi complains during a match against Valencia CF in Valencia on November 26, 2017
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi complains during a match against Valencia CF in Valencia on November 26, 2017
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi complains during a match against Valencia CF in Valencia on November 26, 2017
MADRID, SPAIN - AUGUST 27: Marco Asensio of Real Madrid CF celebrates after scoring his teamÕs 1st goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Valencia CF at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on August 27, 2017 in Madrid, Spain . (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
Real Madrid v Valencia - La Liga
MADRID, SPAIN - AUGUST 27: Marco Asensio of Real Madrid CF celebrates after scoring his teamÕs 1st goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Valencia CF at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on August 27, 2017 in Madrid, Spain . (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - AUGUST 27: Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcelo of Real Madrid CF hold up the UEFA Super Cup (right) and LaLiga title for 2016/2017 before the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Valencia CF at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on August 27, 2017 in Madrid, Spain . (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
Real Madrid v Valencia - La Liga
MADRID, SPAIN - AUGUST 27: Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcelo of Real Madrid CF hold up the UEFA Super Cup (right) and LaLiga title for 2016/2017 before the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Valencia CF at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on August 27, 2017 in Madrid, Spain . (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - AUGUST 27: Karim Benzema of Real Madrid CF battles for the ball against Ruben Vezo of Valencia CFduring the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Valencia CF at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on August 27, 2017 in Madrid, Spain . (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
Real Madrid v Valencia - La Liga
MADRID, SPAIN - AUGUST 27: Karim Benzema of Real Madrid CF battles for the ball against Ruben Vezo of Valencia CFduring the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Valencia CF at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on August 27, 2017 in Madrid, Spain . (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 29: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrares after scoring Real's opeing goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Valencia CF at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 29, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
Real Madrid CF v Valencia CF - La Liga
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 29: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrares after scoring Real's opeing goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Valencia CF at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 29, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
Valencia's forward Simone Zaza jumps to kick the ball during the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs Sevilla FC at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on April 16, 2017 (AFP Photo/JOSE JORDAN)
Valencia's forward Simone Zaza jumps to kick the ball during the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs Sevilla FC at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on April 16, 2017
Valencia's forward Simone Zaza jumps to kick the ball during the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs Sevilla FC at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on April 16, 2017 (AFP Photo/JOSE JORDAN)
Valencia's forward Simone Zaza jumps to kick the ball during the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs Sevilla FC at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on April 16, 2017
Valencia's forward Simone Zaza jumps to kick the ball during the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs Sevilla FC at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on April 16, 2017
Valencia's forward Simone Zaza jumps to kick the ball during the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs Sevilla FC at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on April 16, 2017
Atletico Madrid's forward Antoine Griezmann (R) vies with Valencia's goalkeeper Diego Alves during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Valencia CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on March 5, 2017 (AFP Photo/JAVIER SORIANO)
Atletico Madrid's forward Antoine Griezmann (R) vies with Valencia's goalkeeper Diego Alves during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Valencia CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on March 5, 2017
Atletico Madrid's forward Antoine Griezmann (R) vies with Valencia's goalkeeper Diego Alves during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Valencia CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on March 5, 2017 (AFP Photo/JAVIER SORIANO)
Atletico Madrid's forward Antoine Griezmann (R) vies with Valencia's goalkeeper Diego Alves during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Valencia CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on March 5, 2017
Atletico Madrid's forward Antoine Griezmann (R) vies with Valencia's goalkeeper Diego Alves during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Valencia CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on March 5, 2017
Atletico Madrid's forward Antoine Griezmann (R) vies with Valencia's goalkeeper Diego Alves during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Valencia CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on March 5, 2017
Valencia's forward Simone Zaza (L) vies with Atletico Madrid's Croatian defender Sime Vrsaljko during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Valencia CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on March 5, 2017
Valencia's forward Simone Zaza (L) vies with Atletico Madrid's Croatian defender Sime Vrsaljko during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Valencia CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on March 5, 2017
Valencia's forward Simone Zaza (L) vies with Atletico Madrid's Croatian defender Sime Vrsaljko during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Valencia CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on March 5, 2017
Valencia's forward Simone Zaza (L) vies with Atletico Madrid's Croatian defender Sime Vrsaljko during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Valencia CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on March 5, 2017 (AFP Photo/JAVIER SORIANO)
Valencia's forward Simone Zaza (L) vies with Atletico Madrid's Croatian defender Sime Vrsaljko during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Valencia CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on March 5, 2017
Valencia's forward Simone Zaza (L) vies with Atletico Madrid's Croatian defender Sime Vrsaljko during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Valencia CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on March 5, 2017 (AFP Photo/JAVIER SORIANO)
Atletico Madrid's forward Antoine Griezmann celebrates a goal during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Valencia CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on March 5, 2017 (AFP Photo/JAVIER SORIANO)
Atletico Madrid's forward Antoine Griezmann celebrates a goal during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Valencia CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on March 5, 2017
Atletico Madrid's forward Antoine Griezmann celebrates a goal during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Valencia CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on March 5, 2017 (AFP Photo/JAVIER SORIANO)
Atletico Madrid's forward Antoine Griezmann celebrates a goal during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Valencia CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on March 5, 2017
Atletico Madrid's forward Antoine Griezmann celebrates a goal during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Valencia CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on March 5, 2017
Atletico Madrid's forward Antoine Griezmann celebrates a goal during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Valencia CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on March 5, 2017
Real Zaragoza's coach Manolo Jimenez reacts during the Spanish league football match between Valencia CF and Real Zaragoza at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on March 21, 2012
Real Zaragoza's coach Manolo Jimenez reacts during the Spanish league football match between Valencia CF and Real Zaragoza at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on March 21, 2012
Real Zaragoza's coach Manolo Jimenez reacts during the Spanish league football match between Valencia CF and Real Zaragoza at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on March 21, 2012
Real Zaragoza's coach Manolo Jimenez reacts during the Spanish league football match between Valencia CF and Real Zaragoza at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on March 21, 2012 (AFP Photo/JOSE JORDAN)
Real Zaragoza's coach Manolo Jimenez reacts during the Spanish league football match between Valencia CF and Real Zaragoza at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on March 21, 2012
Real Zaragoza's coach Manolo Jimenez reacts during the Spanish league football match between Valencia CF and Real Zaragoza at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on March 21, 2012 (AFP Photo/JOSE JORDAN)
A sad decline: Relegation fears real for imploding Valencia CF
A sad decline: Relegation fears real for imploding Valencia CF
A sad decline: Relegation fears real for imploding Valencia CF
A sad decline: Relegation fears real for imploding Valencia CF
A sad decline: Relegation fears real for imploding Valencia CF
A sad decline: Relegation fears real for imploding Valencia CF
A sad decline: Relegation fears real for imploding Valencia CF
A sad decline: Relegation fears real for imploding Valencia CF
A sad decline: Relegation fears real for imploding Valencia CF
A sad decline: Relegation fears real for imploding Valencia CF
A sad decline: Relegation fears real for imploding Valencia CF
A sad decline: Relegation fears real for imploding Valencia CF
A sad decline: Relegation fears real for imploding Valencia CF
A sad decline: Relegation fears real for imploding Valencia CF
A sad decline: Relegation fears real for imploding Valencia CF
A sad decline: Relegation fears real for imploding Valencia CF
A sad decline: Relegation fears real for imploding Valencia CF
A sad decline: Relegation fears real for imploding Valencia CF
A sad decline: Relegation fears real for imploding Valencia CF
A sad decline: Relegation fears real for imploding Valencia CF
A sad decline: Relegation fears real for imploding Valencia CF
A sad decline: Relegation fears real for imploding Valencia CF
A sad decline: Relegation fears real for imploding Valencia CF
A sad decline: Relegation fears real for imploding Valencia CF
A sad decline: Relegation fears real for imploding Valencia CF
A sad decline: Relegation fears real for imploding Valencia CF
A sad decline: Relegation fears real for imploding Valencia CF
LEGANES, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 29: CD Leganes (R) and Valencia CF players hold a minute of silence for the victims of the plane carrying Brazilian Chapecoense football team which crashed earlier killing 75 people before the the Copa del Rey Round of 32 match between CD Leganes and Valencia CF at Estadio Municipal de Butarque on November 29, 2016 in Leganes, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
CD Leganes v Valencia CF - Copa del Rey Round of 32
LEGANES, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 29: CD Leganes (R) and Valencia CF players hold a minute of silence for the victims of the plane carrying Brazilian Chapecoense football team which crashed earlier killing 75 people before the the Copa del Rey Round of 32 match between CD Leganes and Valencia CF at Estadio Municipal de Butarque on November 29, 2016 in Leganes, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
LEGANES, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 29: CD Leganes (R) and Valencia CF players hold a minute of silence for the victims of the plane carrying Brazilian Chapecoense football team which crashed earlier killing 75 people before the the Copa del Rey Round of 32 match between CD Leganes and Valencia CF at Estadio Municipal de Butarque on November 29, 2016 in Leganes, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
CD Leganes v Valencia CF - Copa del Rey Round of 32
LEGANES, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 29: CD Leganes (R) and Valencia CF players hold a minute of silence for the victims of the plane carrying Brazilian Chapecoense football team which crashed earlier killing 75 people before the the Copa del Rey Round of 32 match between CD Leganes and Valencia CF at Estadio Municipal de Butarque on November 29, 2016 in Leganes, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
Sevilla's Argentinian defender Nicolas Pareja (C) celebrates a goal during the Spanish league football match against Valencia CF November 26, 2016 (AFP Photo/Cristina Quicler)
Sevilla's Argentinian defender Nicolas Pareja (C) celebrates a goal during the Spanish league football match against Valencia CF November 26, 2016
Sevilla's Argentinian defender Nicolas Pareja (C) celebrates a goal during the Spanish league football match against Valencia CF November 26, 2016 (AFP Photo/Cristina Quicler)
Sevilla's Argentinian defender Nicolas Pareja (C) celebrates a goal during the Spanish league football match against Valencia CF November 26, 2016
Sevilla's Argentinian defender Nicolas Pareja (C) celebrates a goal during the Spanish league football match against Valencia CF November 26, 2016
Sevilla's Argentinian defender Nicolas Pareja (C) celebrates a goal during the Spanish league football match against Valencia CF November 26, 2016
Football - FC Cologne v Valencia CF - Colonia Cup Pre Season Friendly Tournament - RheinEnergie Stadium, Cologne, Germany - 2/8/15 Phil Neville before the game Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Peter Cziborra Livepic
FC Cologne v Valencia CF - Colonia Cup Pre Season Friendly Tournament
Football - FC Cologne v Valencia CF - Colonia Cup Pre Season Friendly Tournament - RheinEnergie Stadium, Cologne, Germany - 2/8/15 Phil Neville before the game Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Peter Cziborra Livepic
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (R) argues with Valencia's suporters during the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs FC Barcelona at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on October 22, 2016 (AFP Photo/Jose Jordan)
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (R) argues with Valencia's suporters during the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs FC Barcelona at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on October 22, 2016
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (R) argues with Valencia's suporters during the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs FC Barcelona at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on October 22, 2016 (AFP Photo/Jose Jordan)
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (R) argues with Valencia's suporters during the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs FC Barcelona at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on October 22, 2016
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (R) argues with Valencia's suporters during the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs FC Barcelona at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on October 22, 2016
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (R) argues with Valencia's suporters during the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs FC Barcelona at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on October 22, 2016
Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar (R) shouts at Valencia's suporters after they throw an object at teammates during the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs FC Barcelona at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on October 22, 2016 (AFP Photo/Jose Jordan)
Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar (R) shouts at Valencia's suporters after they throw an object at teammates during the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs FC Barcelona at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on October 22, 2016
Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar (R) shouts at Valencia's suporters after they throw an object at teammates during the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs FC Barcelona at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on October 22, 2016 (AFP Photo/Jose Jordan)
Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar (R) shouts at Valencia's suporters after they throw an object at teammates during the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs FC Barcelona at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on October 22, 2016
Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar (R) shouts at Valencia's suporters after they throw an object at teammates during the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs FC Barcelona at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on October 22, 2016
Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar (R) shouts at Valencia's suporters after they throw an object at teammates during the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs FC Barcelona at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on October 22, 2016
Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs FC Barcelona at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on October 22, 2016 (AFP Photo/Jose Jordan)
Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs FC Barcelona at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on October 22, 2016
Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs FC Barcelona at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on October 22, 2016 (AFP Photo/Jose Jordan)
Valencia's midfielder Dani Parejo (L) vies with Barcelona's midfielder Andres Iniesta during the Spanish league football match between Valencia CF and FC Barcelona at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on October 22, 2016 (AFP Photo/Jose Jordan)
Valencia's midfielder Dani Parejo (L) vies with Barcelona's midfielder Andres Iniesta during the Spanish league football match between Valencia CF and FC Barcelona at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on October 22, 2016
Valencia's midfielder Dani Parejo (L) vies with Barcelona's midfielder Andres Iniesta during the Spanish league football match between Valencia CF and FC Barcelona at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on October 22, 2016 (AFP Photo/Jose Jordan)
Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs FC Barcelona at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on October 22, 2016
Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs FC Barcelona at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on October 22, 2016
Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs FC Barcelona at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on October 22, 2016
Real Madrid's forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs Valencia CF at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on May 8, 2016 (AFP Photo/Javier Soriano)
Real Madrid's forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs Valencia CF at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on May 8, 2016
Real Madrid's forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs Valencia CF at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on May 8, 2016 (AFP Photo/Javier Soriano)
Real Madrid's forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs Valencia CF at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on May 8, 2016
Real Madrid's forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs Valencia CF at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on May 8, 2016
Real Madrid's forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs Valencia CF at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on May 8, 2016
Valencia assistant coach Phil Neville before the game Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Peter Cziborra Livepic
FC Cologne v Valencia CF - Colonia Cup Pre Season Friendly Tournament
Valencia assistant coach Phil Neville before the game Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Peter Cziborra Livepic
Football - FC Cologne v Valencia CF - Colonia Cup Pre Season Friendly Tournament - RheinEnergie Stadium, Cologne, Germany - 2/8/15 Valencia assistant coach Phil Neville before the game Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Peter Cziborra Livepic/files
FC Cologne v Valencia CF - Colonia Cup Pre Season Friendly Tournament
Football - FC Cologne v Valencia CF - Colonia Cup Pre Season Friendly Tournament - RheinEnergie Stadium, Cologne, Germany - 2/8/15 Valencia assistant coach Phil Neville before the game Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Peter Cziborra Livepic/files
A team of Singapore parliamentarians took on players from Valencia CF in an exhibition match for the Football With A Heart charity event held at the National Stadium on 21 May. The event drew over 3,000 participants, including players and supporters, with over 220 matches played across the day. With support from 42 corporate sponsors, FWAH 2016 pulled in over $500,000 and will announce the final amount raised on 3 June.
Singapore parliamentarians vs Valencia CF players
A team of Singapore parliamentarians took on players from Valencia CF in an exhibition match for the Football With A Heart charity event held at the National Stadium on 21 May. The event drew over 3,000 participants, including players and supporters, with over 220 matches played across the day. With support from 42 corporate sponsors, FWAH 2016 pulled in over $500,000 and will announce the final amount raised on 3 June.
A team of Singapore parliamentarians took on players from Valencia CF in an exhibition match for the Football With A Heart charity event held at the National Stadium on 21 May. The event drew over 3,000 participants, including players and supporters, with over 220 matches played across the day. With support from 42 corporate sponsors, FWAH 2016 pulled in over $500,000 and will announce the final amount raised on 3 June.
Singapore parliamentarians vs Valencia CF players
A team of Singapore parliamentarians took on players from Valencia CF in an exhibition match for the Football With A Heart charity event held at the National Stadium on 21 May. The event drew over 3,000 participants, including players and supporters, with over 220 matches played across the day. With support from 42 corporate sponsors, FWAH 2016 pulled in over $500,000 and will announce the final amount raised on 3 June.
A team of Singapore parliamentarians took on players from Valencia CF in an exhibition match for the Football With A Heart charity event held at the National Stadium on 21 May. The event drew over 3,000 participants, including players and supporters, with over 220 matches played across the day. With support from 42 corporate sponsors, FWAH 2016 pulled in over $500,000 and will announce the final amount raised on 3 June.
Singapore parliamentarians vs Valencia CF players
A team of Singapore parliamentarians took on players from Valencia CF in an exhibition match for the Football With A Heart charity event held at the National Stadium on 21 May. The event drew over 3,000 participants, including players and supporters, with over 220 matches played across the day. With support from 42 corporate sponsors, FWAH 2016 pulled in over $500,000 and will announce the final amount raised on 3 June.
A team of Singapore parliamentarians took on players from Valencia CF in an exhibition match for the Football With A Heart charity event held at the National Stadium on 21 May. The event drew over 3,000 participants, including players and supporters, with over 220 matches played across the day. With support from 42 corporate sponsors, FWAH 2016 pulled in over $500,000 and will announce the final amount raised on 3 June.
Singapore parliamentarians vs Valencia CF players
A team of Singapore parliamentarians took on players from Valencia CF in an exhibition match for the Football With A Heart charity event held at the National Stadium on 21 May. The event drew over 3,000 participants, including players and supporters, with over 220 matches played across the day. With support from 42 corporate sponsors, FWAH 2016 pulled in over $500,000 and will announce the final amount raised on 3 June.
JDT players will have a chance to train and learn from one of the top Spanish clubs, Valencia CF.
JDT and Spanish giants Valencia CF to conduct joint-training sessions
JDT players will have a chance to train and learn from one of the top Spanish clubs, Valencia CF.
Real Madrid's coach Zinedine Zidane gestures during the Spanish league match Real Madrid CF vs Valencia CF in Madrid on May 8, 2016
Real Madrid's coach Zinedine Zidane gestures during the Spanish league match Real Madrid CF vs Valencia CF in Madrid on May 8, 2016
Real Madrid's coach Zinedine Zidane gestures during the Spanish league match Real Madrid CF vs Valencia CF in Madrid on May 8, 2016
Real Madrid's coach Zinedine Zidane gestures during the Spanish league match Real Madrid CF vs Valencia CF in Madrid on May 8, 2016 (AFP Photo/Javier Soriano)
Real Madrid's coach Zinedine Zidane gestures during the Spanish league match Real Madrid CF vs Valencia CF in Madrid on May 8, 2016
Real Madrid's coach Zinedine Zidane gestures during the Spanish league match Real Madrid CF vs Valencia CF in Madrid on May 8, 2016 (AFP Photo/Javier Soriano)
Villarreal's forward Adrian Lopez celebrates his second goal during the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs Villarreal CF at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on May 1, 2016
Villarreal's forward Adrian Lopez celebrates his second goal during the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs Villarreal CF at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on May 1, 2016
Villarreal's forward Adrian Lopez celebrates his second goal during the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs Villarreal CF at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on May 1, 2016
Athletic Bilbao's players celebrate at the end of the UEFA Europa League round of 16 second leg football match between Valencia CF vs Athletic Club de Bilbao at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on March 17, 2016 (AFP Photo/Jose Jordan)
Athletic Bilbao's players celebrate at the end of the UEFA Europa League round of 16 second leg football match between Valencia CF vs Athletic Club de Bilbao at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on March 17, 2016
Athletic Bilbao's players celebrate at the end of the UEFA Europa League round of 16 second leg football match between Valencia CF vs Athletic Club de Bilbao at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on March 17, 2016 (AFP Photo/Jose Jordan)
Valencia's Danilo, front, is challenged by SK Rapid Vienna's Thomas Petsos during the Europa League soccer match between SK Rapid Vienna and Valencia CF in Vienna, Austria, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
3 English sides and 4 Spanish reach last 16 of Europa League
Valencia's Danilo, front, is challenged by SK Rapid Vienna's Thomas Petsos during the Europa League soccer match between SK Rapid Vienna and Valencia CF in Vienna, Austria, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
Valencia's forward Alvaro Negredo (R) celebrates a goal with teammate forward Santi Mina during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 first leg football match Valencia CF vs SK Rapid Wien in Valencia on February 18, 2016
Valencia's forward Alvaro Negredo (R) celebrates a goal with teammate forward Santi Mina during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 first leg football match Valencia CF vs SK Rapid Wien in Valencia on February 18, 2016
Valencia's forward Alvaro Negredo (R) celebrates a goal with teammate forward Santi Mina during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 first leg football match Valencia CF vs SK Rapid Wien in Valencia on February 18, 2016
Valencia's forward Alvaro Negredo (R) celebrates a goal with teammate forward Santi Mina during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 first leg football match Valencia CF vs SK Rapid Wien in Valencia on February 18, 2016 (AFP Photo/Biel Alino)
Valencia's forward Alvaro Negredo (R) celebrates a goal with teammate forward Santi Mina during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 first leg football match Valencia CF vs SK Rapid Wien in Valencia on February 18, 2016
Valencia's forward Alvaro Negredo (R) celebrates a goal with teammate forward Santi Mina during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 first leg football match Valencia CF vs SK Rapid Wien in Valencia on February 18, 2016 (AFP Photo/Biel Alino)
Barcelona's forward Lionel Messi celebrates a goal during the Spanish Copa del Rey football match FC Barcelona vs Valencia CF at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on February 3, 2016 (AFP Photo/Lluis Gene)
Barcelona's forward Lionel Messi celebrates a goal during the Spanish Copa del Rey football match FC Barcelona vs Valencia CF at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on February 3, 2016
Barcelona's forward Lionel Messi celebrates a goal during the Spanish Copa del Rey football match FC Barcelona vs Valencia CF at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on February 3, 2016 (AFP Photo/Lluis Gene)
Barcelona's forward Lionel Messi celebrates a goal during the Spanish Copa del Rey football match FC Barcelona vs Valencia CF at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on February 3, 2016
Barcelona's forward Lionel Messi celebrates a goal during the Spanish Copa del Rey football match FC Barcelona vs Valencia CF at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on February 3, 2016
Barcelona's forward Lionel Messi celebrates a goal during the Spanish Copa del Rey football match FC Barcelona vs Valencia CF at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on February 3, 2016
Barcelona's forward Luis Suarez celebrates a goal during the Spanish Copa del Rey (King's Cup) football match FC Barcelona vs Valencia CF at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on February 3, 2016
Barcelona's forward Luis Suarez celebrates a goal during the Spanish Copa del Rey (King's Cup) football match FC Barcelona vs Valencia CF at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on February 3, 2016
Barcelona's forward Luis Suarez celebrates a goal during the Spanish Copa del Rey (King's Cup) football match FC Barcelona vs Valencia CF at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on February 3, 2016
Barcelona's forward Luis Suarez celebrates a goal during the Spanish Copa del Rey (King's Cup) football match FC Barcelona vs Valencia CF at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on February 3, 2016 (AFP Photo/Lluis Gene)
Barcelona's forward Luis Suarez celebrates a goal during the Spanish Copa del Rey (King's Cup) football match FC Barcelona vs Valencia CF at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on February 3, 2016
Barcelona's forward Luis Suarez celebrates a goal during the Spanish Copa del Rey (King's Cup) football match FC Barcelona vs Valencia CF at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on February 3, 2016 (AFP Photo/Lluis Gene)
Valencia's coach Gary Neville looks on before the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs Real Madrid CF at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on January 3, 2016 (AFP Photo/Jose Jordan)
Valencia's coach Gary Neville looks on before the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs Real Madrid CF at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on January 3, 2016
Valencia's coach Gary Neville looks on before the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs Real Madrid CF at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on January 3, 2016 (AFP Photo/Jose Jordan)
Valencia's coach Gary Neville looks on before the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs Real Madrid CF at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on January 3, 2016
Valencia's coach Gary Neville looks on before the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs Real Madrid CF at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on January 3, 2016
Valencia's coach Gary Neville looks on before the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs Real Madrid CF at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on January 3, 2016
Valencia's British coach Gary Neville waits on the sideline before the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs Real Madrid CF at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on January 3, 2016. AFP PHOTO/ JOSE JORDAN (AFP Photo/JOSE JORDAN)
Football - Negredo hat-trick eases Valencia towards Cup quarters
Valencia's British coach Gary Neville waits on the sideline before the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs Real Madrid CF at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on January 3, 2016. AFP PHOTO/ JOSE JORDAN (AFP Photo/JOSE JORDAN)
Valencia's coach Gary Neville looks on during a press conference at the Valencia's Sport City in Valencia on December 8, 2015, on the eve of the UEFA Champions League match Valencia CF vs Lyon (AFP Photo/Jose Jordan)
Valencia's coach Gary Neville looks on during a press conference at the Valencia's Sport City in Valencia on December 8, 2015, on the eve of the UEFA Champions League match Valencia CF vs Lyon
Valencia's coach Gary Neville looks on during a press conference at the Valencia's Sport City in Valencia on December 8, 2015, on the eve of the UEFA Champions League match Valencia CF vs Lyon (AFP Photo/Jose Jordan)
Valencia's coach Gary Neville looks on during a press conference at the Valencia's Sport City in Valencia on December 8, 2015, on the eve of the UEFA Champions League match Valencia CF vs Lyon
Valencia's coach Gary Neville looks on during a press conference at the Valencia's Sport City in Valencia on December 8, 2015, on the eve of the UEFA Champions League match Valencia CF vs Lyon
Valencia's coach Gary Neville looks on during a press conference at the Valencia's Sport City in Valencia on December 8, 2015, on the eve of the UEFA Champions League match Valencia CF vs Lyon
Gent's headcoach Hein Vanhaezebrouck, right, celebrates with Gent's Renato Neto after they won the Champions League Group H soccer match against Valencia CF at the Ghelamco Arena in Ghent, Belgium, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
Gent beats Valencia 1-0 to stay alive in Champions League
Gent's headcoach Hein Vanhaezebrouck, right, celebrates with Gent's Renato Neto after they won the Champions League Group H soccer match against Valencia CF at the Ghelamco Arena in Ghent, Belgium, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
Gent's Danijel Milicevic, right, celebrates with teammate Nana Asare after they won the Champions League Group H soccer match against Valencia CF at the Ghelamco Arena in Ghent, Belgium, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
Gent beats Valencia 1-0 to stay alive in Champions League
Gent's Danijel Milicevic, right, celebrates with teammate Nana Asare after they won the Champions League Group H soccer match against Valencia CF at the Ghelamco Arena in Ghent, Belgium, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
Gent's Brecht Dejaegere, left, challenges Valencia's Antonio Barragan during the Champions League Group H soccer match between KAA Gent and Valencia CF at the Ghelamco Arena in Ghent, Belgium, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
Gent beats Valencia 1-0 to stay alive in Champions League
Gent's Brecht Dejaegere, left, challenges Valencia's Antonio Barragan during the Champions League Group H soccer match between KAA Gent and Valencia CF at the Ghelamco Arena in Ghent, Belgium, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
Gent's Laurent Depoitre, center, challenges Valencia's Jose Gaya, right, and Aderlan Santos during the Champions League Group H soccer match between KAA Gent and Valencia CF at the Ghelamco Arena in Ghent, Belgium, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
Gent beats Valencia 1-0 to stay alive in Champions League
Gent's Laurent Depoitre, center, challenges Valencia's Jose Gaya, right, and Aderlan Santos during the Champions League Group H soccer match between KAA Gent and Valencia CF at the Ghelamco Arena in Ghent, Belgium, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
Valencia's Antonio Barragan, left, challenges Gent's Brecht Dejaegere during the Champions League Group H soccer match between KAA Gent and Valencia CF at the Ghelamco Arena in Ghent, Belgium, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
Gent beats Valencia 1-0 to stay alive in Champions League
Valencia's Antonio Barragan, left, challenges Gent's Brecht Dejaegere during the Champions League Group H soccer match between KAA Gent and Valencia CF at the Ghelamco Arena in Ghent, Belgium, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
Espanyol's players celebrate after winning the Spanish league football match RCD Espanyol vs Valencia CF at the Power8 stadium in Cornella de Llobregat on September 22, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ JOSEP LAGO (AFP/Archivos | Josep Lago)
Los jugadores del Espanyol celebran una victoria liguera sobre el Valencia, el 22 de septiembre de 2015 en el estadio Power8 de Cornellá de Llobregat, en Cataluña
Espanyol's players celebrate after winning the Spanish league football match RCD Espanyol vs Valencia CF at the Power8 stadium in Cornella de Llobregat on September 22, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ JOSEP LAGO (AFP/Archivos | Josep Lago)
Espanyol's players celebrate after winning the Spanish league football match RCD Espanyol vs Valencia CF at the Power8 stadium in Cornella de Llobregat on September 22, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ JOSEP LAGO (AFP/Archivos | Josep Lago)
Los jugadores del Espanyol celebran una victoria liguera sobre el Valencia, el 22 de septiembre de 2015 en el estadio Power8 de Cornellá de Llobregat, en Cataluña
Espanyol's players celebrate after winning the Spanish league football match RCD Espanyol vs Valencia CF at the Power8 stadium in Cornella de Llobregat on September 22, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ JOSEP LAGO (AFP/Archivos | Josep Lago)
Valencia's Brazilian forward Rodrigo Moreno walks at the end of the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs RC Deportivo de La Coruna at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on August 30, 2015. AFP PHOTO / BIEL ALINO (AFP/Archivos | Biel Alino)
El delantero brasileño Rodrigo Moreno, del Valencia, al finalizar un partido liguero en el estadio Mestalla, en Valencia, el 30 de agosto de 2015
Valencia's Brazilian forward Rodrigo Moreno walks at the end of the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs RC Deportivo de La Coruna at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on August 30, 2015. AFP PHOTO / BIEL ALINO (AFP/Archivos | Biel Alino)
Valencia's Brazilian forward Rodrigo Moreno walks at the end of the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs RC Deportivo de La Coruna at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on August 30, 2015. AFP PHOTO / BIEL ALINO (AFP/Archivos | Biel Alino)
El delantero brasileño Rodrigo Moreno, del Valencia, al finalizar un partido liguero en el estadio Mestalla, en Valencia, el 30 de agosto de 2015
Valencia's Brazilian forward Rodrigo Moreno walks at the end of the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs RC Deportivo de La Coruna at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on August 30, 2015. AFP PHOTO / BIEL ALINO (AFP/Archivos | Biel Alino)
Valencia's Brazilian Forward Rodrigo Moreno (L) celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League playoff football match between Valencia CF vs AS Monaco FC at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on August 19, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ BIEL ALINO (AFP Photo/Biel Alino)
Valencia's Rodrigo Moreno, pictured on August 19, 2014, tore a knee ligament
Valencia's Brazilian Forward Rodrigo Moreno (L) celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League playoff football match between Valencia CF vs AS Monaco FC at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on August 19, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ BIEL ALINO (AFP Photo/Biel Alino)
Valencia's Brazilian Forward Rodrigo Moreno (L) celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League playoff football match between Valencia CF vs AS Monaco FC at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on August 19, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ BIEL ALINO
Valencia's Rodrigo Moreno, pictured on August 19, 2014, tore a knee ligament
Valencia's Brazilian Forward Rodrigo Moreno (L) celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League playoff football match between Valencia CF vs AS Monaco FC at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on August 19, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ BIEL ALINO
Valencia's defender Jose Gaya celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League group H football match Valencia CF vs KAA Gent at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on October 20, 2015
Valencia's defender Jose Gaya celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League group H football match Valencia CF vs KAA Gent at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on October 20, 2015
Valencia's defender Jose Gaya celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League group H football match Valencia CF vs KAA Gent at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on October 20, 2015
Valencia's defender Jose Gaya celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League group H football match Valencia CF vs KAA Gent at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on October 20, 2015 (AFP Photo/Jose Jordan)
Valencia's defender Jose Gaya celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League group H football match Valencia CF vs KAA Gent at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on October 20, 2015
Valencia's defender Jose Gaya celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League group H football match Valencia CF vs KAA Gent at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on October 20, 2015 (AFP Photo/Jose Jordan)
Gent's Serbian defender Stefan Mitrovic (L) vies with Valencia's forward Paco Alcacer during the UEFA Champions League group H football match Valencia CF vs KAA Gent at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on October 20, 2015 (AFP Photo/Jose Jordan)
Gent's Serbian defender Stefan Mitrovic (L) vies with Valencia's forward Paco Alcacer during the UEFA Champions League group H football match Valencia CF vs KAA Gent at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on October 20, 2015
Gent's Serbian defender Stefan Mitrovic (L) vies with Valencia's forward Paco Alcacer during the UEFA Champions League group H football match Valencia CF vs KAA Gent at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on October 20, 2015 (AFP Photo/Jose Jordan)
Gent's Serbian defender Stefan Mitrovic (L) vies with Valencia's forward Paco Alcacer during the UEFA Champions League group H football match Valencia CF vs KAA Gent at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on October 20, 2015
Gent's Serbian defender Stefan Mitrovic (L) vies with Valencia's forward Paco Alcacer during the UEFA Champions League group H football match Valencia CF vs KAA Gent at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on October 20, 2015
Gent's Serbian defender Stefan Mitrovic (L) vies with Valencia's forward Paco Alcacer during the UEFA Champions League group H football match Valencia CF vs KAA Gent at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on October 20, 2015
Singaporean businessman and owner of Valencia CF Peter Lim (top C) attends the UEFA Champions League playoff football match between Valencia CF vs AS Monaco FC at the Mestalla Stadium in Valencia on August 19, 2014
Singaporean businessman and owner of Valencia CF Peter Lim (top C) attends the UEFA Champions League playoff football match between Valencia CF vs AS Monaco FC at the Mestalla Stadium in Valencia on August 19, 2014
Singaporean businessman and owner of Valencia CF Peter Lim (top C) attends the UEFA Champions League playoff football match between Valencia CF vs AS Monaco FC at the Mestalla Stadium in Valencia on August 19, 2014
Valencia's German defender Shkodran Mustafi celebrates his goal during the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs Granada CF at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on September 25, 2015
Valencia's German defender Shkodran Mustafi celebrates his goal during the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs Granada CF at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on September 25, 2015
Valencia's German defender Shkodran Mustafi celebrates his goal during the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs Granada CF at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on September 25, 2015
Valencia's German defender Shkodran Mustafi celebrates his goal during the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs Granada CF at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on September 25, 2015 (AFP Photo/Jose Jordan)
Valencia's German defender Shkodran Mustafi celebrates his goal during the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs Granada CF at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on September 25, 2015
Valencia's German defender Shkodran Mustafi celebrates his goal during the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs Granada CF at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on September 25, 2015 (AFP Photo/Jose Jordan)
Zenit's coach Andre Villas-Boas (C) celebrates their victoy after the UEFA Champions League group H football match Valencia CF vs FC Zenit at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on September 16, 2015 (AFP Photo/Jose Jordan)
Zenit's coach Andre Villas-Boas (C) celebrates their victoy after the UEFA Champions League group H football match Valencia CF vs FC Zenit at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on September 16, 2015
Zenit's coach Andre Villas-Boas (C) celebrates their victoy after the UEFA Champions League group H football match Valencia CF vs FC Zenit at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on September 16, 2015 (AFP Photo/Jose Jordan)
Zenit's coach Andre Villas-Boas (C) celebrates their victoy after the UEFA Champions League group H football match Valencia CF vs FC Zenit at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on September 16, 2015
Zenit's coach Andre Villas-Boas (C) celebrates their victoy after the UEFA Champions League group H football match Valencia CF vs FC Zenit at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on September 16, 2015
Zenit's coach Andre Villas-Boas (C) celebrates their victoy after the UEFA Champions League group H football match Valencia CF vs FC Zenit at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on September 16, 2015
Monaco players pose prior to the UEFA Champions League playoff football match between AS Monaco FC vs Valencia CF, at the Louis II Stadium, in Monaco, on August 25, 2015
Monaco players pose prior to the UEFA Champions League playoff football match between AS Monaco FC vs Valencia CF, at the Louis II Stadium, in Monaco, on August 25, 2015
Monaco players pose prior to the UEFA Champions League playoff football match between AS Monaco FC vs Valencia CF, at the Louis II Stadium, in Monaco, on August 25, 2015
Monaco players pose prior to the UEFA Champions League playoff football match between AS Monaco FC vs Valencia CF, at the Louis II Stadium, in Monaco, on August 25, 2015 (AFP Photo/Jean Christophe Magnenet)
Monaco players pose prior to the UEFA Champions League playoff football match between AS Monaco FC vs Valencia CF, at the Louis II Stadium, in Monaco, on August 25, 2015
Monaco players pose prior to the UEFA Champions League playoff football match between AS Monaco FC vs Valencia CF, at the Louis II Stadium, in Monaco, on August 25, 2015 (AFP Photo/Jean Christophe Magnenet)
Monaco's Croatian goalkeeper Danijel Subasic catches the ball during the UEFA Champions League playoff football match between AS Monaco FC vs Valencia CF, at the Louis II Stadium, in Monaco, on August 25, 2015
Monaco's Croatian goalkeeper Danijel Subasic catches the ball during the UEFA Champions League playoff football match between AS Monaco FC vs Valencia CF, at the Louis II Stadium, in Monaco, on August 25, 2015
Monaco's Croatian goalkeeper Danijel Subasic catches the ball during the UEFA Champions League playoff football match between AS Monaco FC vs Valencia CF, at the Louis II Stadium, in Monaco, on August 25, 2015
Monaco's Croatian goalkeeper Danijel Subasic catches the ball during the UEFA Champions League playoff football match between AS Monaco FC vs Valencia CF, at the Louis II Stadium, in Monaco, on August 25, 2015 (AFP Photo/Jean Christophe Magnenet)
Monaco's Croatian goalkeeper Danijel Subasic catches the ball during the UEFA Champions League playoff football match between AS Monaco FC vs Valencia CF, at the Louis II Stadium, in Monaco, on August 25, 2015
Monaco's Croatian goalkeeper Danijel Subasic catches the ball during the UEFA Champions League playoff football match between AS Monaco FC vs Valencia CF, at the Louis II Stadium, in Monaco, on August 25, 2015 (AFP Photo/Jean Christophe Magnenet)
Monaco's Portuguese defender Ricardo Carvalho heads the ball during the UEFA Champions League playoff football match between AS Monaco FC vs Valencia CF, at the Louis II Stadium, in Monaco, on August 25, 2015 (AFP Photo/Jean Christophe Magnenet)
Monaco's Portuguese defender Ricardo Carvalho heads the ball during the UEFA Champions League playoff football match between AS Monaco FC vs Valencia CF, at the Louis II Stadium, in Monaco, on August 25, 2015
Monaco's Portuguese defender Ricardo Carvalho heads the ball during the UEFA Champions League playoff football match between AS Monaco FC vs Valencia CF, at the Louis II Stadium, in Monaco, on August 25, 2015 (AFP Photo/Jean Christophe Magnenet)
Valencia's forward Paco Alcacer kicks the ball during the UEFA Champions League playoff football match between AS Monaco FC vs Valencia CF, at the Louis II Stadium, in Monaco, on August 25, 2015 (AFP Photo/Jean Christophe Magnenet)
Valencia's forward Paco Alcacer kicks the ball during the UEFA Champions League playoff football match between AS Monaco FC vs Valencia CF, at the Louis II Stadium, in Monaco, on August 25, 2015
Valencia's forward Paco Alcacer kicks the ball during the UEFA Champions League playoff football match between AS Monaco FC vs Valencia CF, at the Louis II Stadium, in Monaco, on August 25, 2015 (AFP Photo/Jean Christophe Magnenet)
Monaco's Portuguese defender Ricardo Carvalho heads the ball during the UEFA Champions League playoff football match between AS Monaco FC vs Valencia CF, at the Louis II Stadium, in Monaco, on August 25, 2015
Monaco's Portuguese defender Ricardo Carvalho heads the ball during the UEFA Champions League playoff football match between AS Monaco FC vs Valencia CF, at the Louis II Stadium, in Monaco, on August 25, 2015
Monaco's Portuguese defender Ricardo Carvalho heads the ball during the UEFA Champions League playoff football match between AS Monaco FC vs Valencia CF, at the Louis II Stadium, in Monaco, on August 25, 2015

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