Euro 2012 files: Notable absentees
Euro 2012 kicks-off in just a matter of days and in anticipation The Independent is running down the key factors and people to keep an eye on in Poland and Ukraine this summer.
From the best free-kick takers to blasts from the past, to the best youngsters on show, we'll have it all covered before things kick-off in Warsaw.
Here, we bring you the players who will not be taking part at Euro 2012 for various reasons.
Click HERE or click 'VIEW GALLERY' above to launch our guide.
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