The club season is almost over and the International games are coming close this summer. From the EURO16 to the World Cup qualifiers, there are plenty on national events happening in football this summer.

The squads for various teams are already announced and once again, there have been a number of players who have not made the cut. Representing the country is every players dream but there are some players who are good enough to dawn their national colors but have often been over-looked for various reasons.

While some are just unlucky, omission of certain players is still baffling. So lets take a look at 5 players we are surprised were not called on for International duty up to date:

  1. Mark Noble (West Ham United):

The back bone of the Hammers, and their skipper Mark Noble has been astonishingly consistent over the years for the London franchise. He is a mid-field power horse who loves to close down the opposition and never allows them any time on the ball. He is also smart in possession and often finds the right ball to release pressure on his team. He has more than 300 Premier League appearances and has more experience than most other mid-fielders in the current England squad. It is quite astonishing as to what-else the 28-year old has to do to get a call up from his country.

  1. Ander Herrera (Manchester Untied):

The attacking mid-fielder seems to have the extra drive to take his team forward in difficult circumstances and has the uncanny ability to score important goal for his club. However competing with the likes of Isco, Thiago, Sergi Roberto, Cesc Fabregas, Koke and Juan Mata for a couple of places in Spain’s national squad can never be easy. But his performances at Atletico Madrid and now at Manchester United at-least deserve a national team call up and with 278 club appearances at senior level, he also has the experience needed to handle a spot in the national team.

  1. Hector Bellerin (Arsenal):

At just 20-years of age, Arsenal’s pacey winger Hector Bellerin already has more than a 100 club caps at senior level to his name. He has been a solid presence at the back for the Gunners this season and has fantastic talent and ability for a young player. His explosive pace and crossing abilities might add a bit of mettle to Spain’s national squad but the 20-year old is yet to be named in his country’s senior squad. Though he has loads of time on his side, one has to wonder what else he has to do to get into the national squad.

  1. Alex Teixeira (Jiangsu Suning):

The Brazilian attacker who has scored 102 goals in 250 club appearances has been highly unlucky to have not represented his nation in the sport. He one of the most expensive Brazilian transfers in history he is still yet to be called up to the national side and has made just seven appearances at youth level. However, playing in an un-recognized league in Asia will not help his chances and at 26-years, he does not have a lot of time left to make a break through into Brazil’s national squad.

  1. Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United):

In the middle of a wonderful season, the 26-year old will be wondering what he needs to do to get a place in the England national squad. He is a versatile defender who has the experience of 293 games under his belt. He is a solid defender who sticks to his task and is also capable of helping his team at the other end. Danny Rose and Ryan Bertrand were selected above the 26-year old who will now be thinking that he is unfortunate to have not been called upon for his nation.


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