Joe Hart should have started for England at the 2010 World Cup, but could only watch on as the calamitous pairing of Robert Green and David James threw away (literally) any small hope of the Three Lions impressing in South Africa.
A fixture in the team since the post-World Cup era, Hart is not just the superior choice but the only choice for Roy Hodgson.
Not literally of course, but England's paucity is especially evident in their choice of goalkeepers.
Following the World Cup, Green was part of the relegated West Ham United team, James signed for Bristol City and Paul Robinson and Ben Foster retired.
Scott Carson, he of Croatia infamy, has slipped out of the mainstream to play for Bursaspor in Turkey.
John Ruddy has emerged as a contender for the two berths behind Hart (Uefa and Fifa rules dictate three goalkeepers must be selected for the 23-man squad) after a solid season between the sticks for Norwich City.
The former Everton reserve has impressed for the Canaries and boasts the Premier League game-time several English keepers don't.
Foster may be tempted to end his international exile now Hodgson is in charge. The ex-Manchester United goalie has played under the 64-year-old with West Brom this season on-loan from Birmingham.
Robinson meanwhile has been valiant at times for Blackburn this season but his career has declined since a nervy showing at the 2006 World Cup finals.
Hodgson's position is unenviable as it is picking two stoppers, so who would you pick as his second choice?