Top 10 Biggest Teams Absent from the 2014 FIFA World Cup

The Top Ten
1 Sweden

I'm so sad that we won't be able to see Zlatan play in the World Cup. He is a great player and the best to not be in the World Cup.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is such a talent! Too bad we won't see him at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Zlatan played in one World Cup match, being a sub in 2002.

2 Czech Republic

At least Rosicky and Petr Cech got a chance in 2006. Great goalkeeper.

3 Paraguay

Paraguay could just be the better team that we are missing. They have much experience and, quite frankly, I see them with more talent than a select few of the qualified contenders: Australia, South Korea, Japan, and Honduras.

We will miss Paraguay. Nice team.

4 Turkey
5 Serbia
6 Ukraine

Ukraine should be number one. What the hell are countries like Turkey, Paraguay, and Serbia doing ahead of them?

My native Ukraine was so close. Well, maybe next time. It's a pity. I really wanted to see the Ukrainian team in Brazil.

Our team is very strong now. We were able to beat any opponent in the play-off. But not France.

7 Poland

Robert Lewandowski is awesome. Too bad most of the rest of the players are terrible.

8 Romania
9 Denmark
10 Republic of Ireland

Small country that competes well on the world stage in a number of sports. Would love to see Northern Ireland join the Republic for soccer, as they do in rugby. The new coach, Martin, has improved morale and vision, opening things up after Trapattoni for the better.

Four years ago, a handball denied us entry. This time we had to face Zlatan, Ozil, Muller, Gotze, Reus, and many more in qualifying. The Irish are brilliant, and the likes of Whelan, Keano, Long, and Robbie Brady will be missed at this World Cup.

Ireland will win a World Cup soon enough, but not this year or in 2018.

The Contenders
11 India

Kohli and Tendulkar would be the best midfielders in the world... once they have finished with cricket. Just watch out, soccer nations!

India should concentrate on FIFA from now on.

Dhoni won everything in cricket. Make him the captain of the Indian football team. We could win the World Cup ourselves.

12 Egypt

Egypt was so close to Brazil, but anyway, thank you, Allah. Maybe next time. Egypt, the country of pyramids and nature, deserves a chance.

13 Canada

With people coming from all over the world to live in Canada, it is only a matter of time before Canada becomes a World Cup force.

Canada has some of the world's strongest players, such as Dwayne de Rosario. They are a force to be reckoned with.

Canada was one or two points away from the next stage of qualifying.

14 Scotland
15 Wales

Wales is the biggest team that will miss the World Cup because they have players like Bale and Ramsey.

16 Afghanistan
17 Venezuela
18 South Africa

It's a pity that the South African soccer team does not have the national pride that the rugby and cricket teams have. The national soccer team needs a change of heart. - Karin from Cape Town

19 New Zealand
20 Sudan

With good teamwork, you will see them in the next World Cup, Inshallah. No joke.

21 Hungary
22 Singapore

Football-crazy country. World-class fans, but no world-class team.

23 Albania

Well, they're kind of in the World Cup. They're playing for Switzerland.

24 Thailand
25 Lebanon

I didn't know the country I was born in had a football team. Paraguay deserves to be present in the World Cup. It's a pity. It's also a pity that the Netherlands didn't win.

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