There is nothing quite looking at the ability of the world’s elite footballing nations to leave behind top-class players to dampen the enthusiasm of some England fans ahead of a major tournament.
Spain’s star-studded defensive options mean that Hector Bellerin has been left at home in favour of Real Madrid’s Dani Carvajal and Chelsea’s Cesar Azpilicueta for this summer’s World Cup in Russia as they go in pursuit of a second win in three iterations.
Carvajal’s injury problems may actually give Bellerin a second bite at the cherry in tournament terms but as it stands, he will be watching the action unfold on BBC and ITV like the rest of us.
So we put the decision to you on whether the Spaniard should have taken the Arsenal flier, 23, to the summer showpiece and it was nearly as tight as you can get.
As it turned out, 53 per cent of Gunners fans backed the call to leave him at home, as you can see below…