This World Cup will be without some of the games biggest stars. Injuries leading up to a World Cup is normal. After long seasons players tend to breakdown and pick up an injury at the tail end of the season, but never has a World Cup been without as many stars as this one in Brazil.
I looked at the injury list of players missing the World Cup in Brazil and decided to put a best XI forward.
Goalkeeper - Victor Valdes (Spain)
Valdes will be missing this World Cup with an anterior cruciate ligament injury that he suffered in March. He would most likelly be on the bench for Spain, but his presence would have given Spain a bit more cushion at such delicate position.