One star will not be at next summer's tournament as Portugal face Sweden in the play-offs - but who would you rather see at the competition?
Wednesday night’s Champions League action went a long way to highlight why next summer’s World Cup will be a sadder place without either Cristiano Ronaldo or Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Sweden take on Portugal in a World Cup play-off showdown in November, meaning one of the world's greatest players will definitely be missing in Brazil next year.
Ibrahimovic dazzled for Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday evening as Laurent Blanc’s men ran out 5-0 winners over Anderlecht with the 32-year-old scoring four goals - his third, a stunning 30-yard half-volley, being a candidate for the best strike in the competition this season.
Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo’s double helped Real Madrid edge past Juventus, although the Portugal international’s theatrics contributed to Giorgio Chiellini’s dismissal in the second half.