Just over eight months from 2022 The FIFA World Cup, which takes place in Qatar from 21 November to 18 December 2022, we now know the names of 27 of the 32 nations participating in the competition. By imitation, more stars in world football will not be there. We make the list.
Haaland, Verratti, Oblak …
Where there is most chaos is definitely in the Europe zone. The surprising elimination of the reigning European champions Italy by Northern Macedonia will leave players like Marco Verratti, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Chelsea midfielder Jorginho at home. We could, of course, mention the entire Nazionale team, which consists only of very large players.
How not to mention either the one who panics in the counters of the Bundesliga? Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland failed to qualify his country, Norway, for the World Cup. The Scandinavian country finished third in Group G after the Netherlands and Turkey. Similarly, Jan Oblak, the last bastion of Atlético de Madrid and Slovenia, will not tread on Qatar’s lawns. Like Real Madrid defender David Alaba, eliminated with the Austrian selection. Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic lost his duel against Robert Lewandowski and will leave the Pole the honor of the World Cup.
Gareth Bale has to wait …
Due to the Russian invasion, the meeting between Scotland and Ukraine apparently could not take place. It has been postponed until June. The winner will play his qualification against Wales of Gareth Bale, who may therefore also miss Qatar.
Haller, Aubameyang …
With only five countries qualifying for the World Cup in the Africa zone, many football stars remain on the floor. Initially Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, back on the front of the stage with FC Barcelona. His country, Gabon, finished second in qualifying group F after Egypt. The Pharaohs of Mohammad Salahwill also not be in Qatar after their elimination of Senegal.
Sebastien Haller and Nicholas Pepe, star players from Ivory Coast, who offered a very good opposition to the French team on Friday, can say the same. Elephants finished second in their group after Cameroon. Indomitable lions who achieved their qualification in a completely crazy end to the match against Algeria. The teammates from Riyadh Mahrez thought they had won their qualification by equalizing in the 118th minute of play. It was without counting on the state of mind of the Cameroonians who went in search of victory in the 124th minute of play … The Manchester City player will therefore not watch, he no, the World Cup.
In South America, the stars are almost all to meet
Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay, nations where most South American stars like Neymar, Suarez and Messi develop, will participate well in the World Cup.
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Opposite to, Arturo Vidal and Chile, already badly embarked before this last day, will not see Qatar. Like Colombia James Rodriguez ahead of Peru, who occupy 5th place with a chance to watch the World Cup next December.