It is a highlight for most players to play in a major tournament, but for some there is the heartbreak of missing out for one reason or another.
As an example, Tottenham winger Andros Townsend is likely to miss out due to lack of playing time, though he could always collect some betting promo codes at playerx.co.uk and have a flutter on who he believes will win the competition.
Another player set to miss out is Arsenal’s French international Mathieu Debuchy , who plies his trade with Arsenal, same reason as Townsend, he is not getting the game time in.
Then there is Karim Benzema of Real Madrid, he will miss out because he is suspended, not for footballing reasons, but for allegedly attempting to blackmail his international team mate Mathieu Valbuena, over a sex tape.
One thing is for sure, whoever does miss the competition will be able to sit back like the rest of us and open up a beer, get in a curry and watch the games on TV.