Top players we won’t see in qatar world cup 2022

Top Players we won’t see at the biggest event in football THE FIFA WORLD CUP 2022

All below mentioned players play’s an integral part in their respective nations. only 18 days to go to kick of the fifa world cup 2022, The FIFA World Cup is the biggest and the most glorious competition in football. This world cup is the 22nd Edition and hold a lot of significance. For some players it’s the start of there bright football career and for some its there last world cup. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will appear in their 5 world cup at Qatar and it might very well be their last. Despite being among the greatest players of all time neither messi or Ronaldo have been able to lift the world cup.

It will be end of beautiful era for many Iconic footballers Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Luis Suarez, Lewandowski, Pepe, Sergio Busquets and many more. There are some players who will miss out of World cup 2022 in Qatar due to injuries.

N’golo Kante (France)

N’golo Kante
N’golo Kante (Source : Gettyimages)

He doesn’t contribute much when it comes to goals and assists but runs the midfield alone. Kante is a different type of player. Kante is an engine for France team. With his seamless stamina , Kante performed well at the 2018 World Cup. He featured in all seven matches for France at the World Cup. N’golo even started in the final against Croatia with France winning 4-2. France will certainly suffer from the loss of a vital player like Kante.

Raphael Varane (France)

Raphael Varane
Raphael Varane (Source : Gettyimages)

Raphael Varane suffered an injury while playing against Chelsea in EPL, France will definitely suffer defensively.

Paulo Dybala (Argentina)

Paulo Dybala
Paulo Dybala(Source : Gettyimages)

After a return in form and consistency, Dybala was set to partner up with Angel Di Maria and Lionel Messi at the World Cup. The AS Roma forward suffered a very ‘bad’ injury according to club manager Jose Mourinho during the Serie A tie against Lecce, Dybala is ruled out for 4-8 weeks. However, Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni has not ruled him out entirely.

Pedro Neto (Portugal)

Pedro Neto
Pedro Neto (Source : Gettyimages)

Neto was set to feature in his first ever World Cup. However, he suffered an injury in the first half of a fixture against West Ham. Neto had suffered an ankle injury and will require surgery. Wolves issued a statement ruling out the 22-year-old.

Alexander Isak (Sweden)

Alexander Isak
Alexander Isak (Source : Gettyimages)

Newcastle manager Eddie Howe has confirmed that Isak suffered a thigh injury on international duty. The injury has ruled him out for the next two months.

Diogo Jota (Portugal)

Diogo Jota
Diogo Jota (Source : Gettyimages)

The forward suffered a serious calf injury which has ruled him out of the Qatar World Cup.

Diogo Jota was set to feature in his first ever World Cup. Moreover he was set to play a prominent role for Portugal alongside the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Bernardo Silva and others. As of now, the recovery process has begun but Diogo Jota is out for both Liverpool and Portugal until the year end.

Reece James (England)

Reece James
Reece James (Source : Gettyimages)

Every footballer has a dream of representing their country in the World Cup. Reece James turned that dream into reality. However, a knee injury has ruled him out. The surgeon then revealed to him that he cannot play for two months. With the World Cup just one month away, James is devastated but has not given up. England manager Gareth Southgate has sent his squad list to FIFA but has not revealed anything to the public. With Kyle Walker also potentially out, England will miss out on two crucial right-backs.

Paul Pogba (France)

Paul Pogba
Paul Pogba (Source : Gettyimages)

Pogba is yet to make any appearance in the 2022-23 season for Juventus. The French star was ruled out of action due to a knee injury. But was expected to be back in time to make the World Cup squad for France. But Pogba picked up another hamstring injury during his injury rehab and is now set to miss the 2022 Qatar World Cup.

Erling Haaland (Norway)

Erling Haaland
Erling Haaland (Source : Gettyimages)

Erling Haaland (Norway) made his international debut at the age of 19, and has scored 21 goals in 23 matches. However, Haaland, arguably the world’s current best young striker, could only score five goals during the World Cup qualifiers. The Manchester City player has been in sensational form this season, becoming the fastest player (nine games) to score 15 goals in the English Premier League. The 22-year-old has time on his side and will have plenty of opportunities to make up for missing out in 2022.

Mohamed Salah (Egypt)

Mohamed Salah
Mohamed Salah (Source : Gettyimages)

I might be in Qatar during the World Cup, Egypt’s Mohamed Salah told a television channel back in August. However, one of the biggest stars of the football world will not be on the pitch during the Middle East’s first World Cup as his country failed to qualify for the tournament.


David Alaba (Austria)

David Alaba
David Alaba(Source : Gettyimages)

Austria’s best footballer over the past decade, the former Bayern Munich defender has not played a World Cup as his country has not qualified for the tournament since 1998.

Riyad Mahrez – (Algeria)

Riyad Mahrez
Riyad Mahrez (Source : Gettyimages)

The France-born winger was part of Algeria’s 2014 World Cup squad but made little impact. His team failed to qualify for the 2018 edition but were on the verge of making it to Qatar until a late Cameroon goal knocked them out in extra time of their playoff tie.

Algeria’s absence in Qatar could bring an end to Mahrez’s hopes of playing another World Cup as he will be 35 in four years.

Martin Odegaard (Norway)

Martin Odegaard
Martin Odegaard(Source : Gettyimages)

Odegaard has been regarded as one of the best young talents and it was no surprise that he broke the record for the youngest debutant for Norway’s senior side at the age of 15. The midfielder has been praised for his vision with the ball at his feet, his precision with set pieces and ability to create space. However, his leadership and talent were not enough to see his side through to the World Cup. Norway finished third in their group of world cup qualifiers.

Gianluigi Donnarumma (Italy)

Gianluigi Donnarumma
Gianluigi Donnarumma (Source : Gettyimages)

Just as Buffon’s career was ending, Donnarumma began establishing himself as a worthy successor. He replaced Buffon in a match in 2016, becoming the youngest goalkeeper to play for Italy at the age of 17 years. Donnarumma was named the UEFA Player of the Tournament in the Euro 2020 championship (played in 2021) for his crucial role in helping Italy win the trophy.

Italy’s failure to qualify for yet another World Cup means that Donnarumma will have to wait at least another four years before making his World Cup debut.

Franck Kessie (Ivory Coast)

Franck Kessie
Franck Kessie (Source : Gettyimages)

Ivory Coast’s qualification for the 2022 World Cup was on the line until their last match against Cameroon. A win or draw would have landed the Elephants in Qatar, but they were unable to score and a 21st-minute goal confirmed Cameroon’s qualification and brought heartache for Kessie and his team.

Luis Diaz (Colombia)

Luis Diaz
Luis Diaz(Source : Gettyimages)

One of the biggest stars, and the joint leading goal-scorer of the 2021 Copa America, Luis Diaz has swiftly become the poster boy of Colombian football. However, Diaz will not be able to put his talent on display in Qatar as Colombia failed to qualify for Qatar 2022 after finishing sixth in the CONMEBOL standings.  Diaz will have to wait another four years to see if he can live his dream.

Marco Verratti (Italy)

Marco Verratti
Marco Verratti (Source : Gettyimages)

Marco Verratti has been considered one of the best midfielders in the world since he was named the best player of the Italian second division in 2011-12.  Verratti made his international debut for Italy at the age of 20, but injuries and Italy’s poor performance in the 2014 World Cup and Euro 2016 kept him away from top international action.

Verratti was the main cog in Roberto Mancini’s midfield for Italy’s triumphant run at Euro 2020, where he finished with 93 percent passing accuracy. Italy’s shock defeat at the hands of North Macedonia will keep Verratti and co away from Qatar.

Victor Osimhen (Nigeria)

Victor Osimhen
Victor Osimhen (Source : Gettyimages)

Victor Osimhen is a promising young striker from Nigeria, a Golden Boot winner at the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2015, and the leader of Napoli’s attack in Serie A. The 23-year-old from Lagos has quickly established himself among the top strikers in Italian football, scoring 30 goals in 68 appearances for the club since 2020. Nigeria’s failure to qualify for the 2022 World Cup will deny Osimhen the opportunity to put his talent on display at the biggest football event. However, with age on his side, the young striker will surely have a chance of playing at another World Cup should his side qualify.

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