Former South African striker Benni McCarthy reveals that not being selected to represent his country at the 2010 FIFA world cup was one of the lowest moments in his football career.
After representing his country in France in 1998 and in Korea/Japan in 2002, Benni says non-selection for the global showpiece held on home soil was a low point,”It would have been unbelievable if I would have been able to play in three world cups. Unfortunately sometimes in football you have your ups and your downs, and for me this was one of my downs. It is special when you get selected for your country , it is a privelage and an honour,” said McCarthy.
McCarthy made the remarks during an interview with FIFA TV. Benni is currently the Assistant manager at Belgian side St Truiden.