these 20 star players who will miss the World Cup in Qatar

these 20 star players who will miss the World Cup in Qatar

The 2022 World Cup is fast approaching, and while most of the big teams have qualified, some stars have already missed their chance to compete in football’s premier competition with their country.

A future Ballon d’Or absent?

We already know that several shocks will happen very early for this World Cup. On the program, an enticing Spain-Germany or even a promising Croatia-Belgium. The best nations in the world will participate in this World Cup in Qatar, as France which will find Denmark, Tunisia and Australia. Nevertheless, some smaller countries, with fewer stars, missed out on the World Cup ticket.

This is for example the case ofErling Haaland, one of the most prolific strikers on the planet and a candidate to win a Ballon d’Or one day, who will not have the opportunity to play his first international competition with Norway. Jan Oblak, considered one of the best goalkeepers in the world who had already missed Euro 2021 with Slovenia, will also be in front of his screen this winter.

Italy, the great absentee

Already, in 2017, it was an event. Italy, eliminated by Sweden during the play-offs of the World Cup, missed the opportunity to validate his ticket for the world in Russia. This time it’s even worse. The Squadra Azzurra, European champion, was knocked out by the modest team of North Macedonia. A thunderclap for the organizers of the 2022 World Cup who will be deprived of several big stars like Marco Verratti or Gianluigi Donnarumma.

However, there are also players whose national teams participate in the World Cup, but who will have to stay at home because of serious injuries.

Holders of the title, the French team dreams of achieving an incredible double. With the absence of all its stars, do you think the Blues have a chance of lifting the supreme Grail for the third time?