Top 10 Players to Miss Qatar 2022 World Cup.
According to FIFA, twenty-seven (27) countries will be participating in this year 2022 FIFA World Cup, which will be hosted in Qatar between November and December 2022.
The teams that would be claiming the remaining five spots are yet to be determined. This is due to the fact that there are still some playoff matches yet to be played.
The list below contains the top 10 players to missed this year Qatar 2022 World Cup.
Top 10 Players to Missed Qatar 2022 World Cup
1. Jorginho Luiz Frello ( Chelsea & Italy )
Jorginho and Italy was a part of the process, and in the first round of the playoffs, they faced North Macedonia. The Italians lost, knocking them out of the World Cup qualification process and out of the tournament altogether. This will be Italy’s second year in a row World Cup absence, following their absence in 2018.
2. Mohammad Salah ( Liverpool & Egypt)
Mohamed Salah and Egypt, held back for 120 minutes by a talented Senegal squad and fervent fans holding laser pointers, lost a penalty shootout Tuesday and failed to qualify for the 2022 men’s World Cup.
3. Victor Osimen ( Napoli & Nigeria)
Victor Osimhen, the Super Eagles’ striker, says he is sad and perplexed after the team was unable to get a ticket to the Qatar 2022 World Cup later this year.
After a goalless draw at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi last Friday, the Eagles needed a win against Ghana to qualify for the World Cup, but they could only manage a 1-1 draw, allowing the Black Stars to qualify for the global football showpiece on the away goal rule.
4. Erling Haaland ( Borussia Dortmund & Norway)
The Borussia Dortmund striker, who was born just a few days after the end of Euro 2000, scored five goals for Norway in six World Cup qualifiers.
However, owing to injury, he missed Norway’s final four World Cup qualifiers, in which they only earned five points out of a potential 12.
Haaland has become one of the most wanted players in the world, but he will have to wait for an opportunity to show off his abilities at a World Cup.
5. Zlatan Ibrahimovic ( AC Milan & Norway)
The Sweden international was unable to qualify for the 2022 World Cup, which would have been his third in his career.
6. Gianluigi Donnarumma ( PSG & Italy)
Donnarumma saved two penalties against England last summer and was awarded Player of the Tournament as Italy won Euro 2020.
But the 23-year-old was a bystander for taly’s World Cup playoff semi-final against North Macedonia, but he was criticized for failing to stop Aleksandar Trajkovski’s late winner.
7. Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus & Italy)
After Italy’s shocking 1-0 loss to North Macedonia, Giorgio Chiellini was practically at a loss for words, saying he was “crushed” by his country’s inability to qualify for a second consecutive World Cup.
It’s simple to see why. Later this year, the experienced center-back will turn 38. Chiellini may have played a key role in Italy’s dramatic Euro 2020 triumph, but he will never again get the opportunity to play on the game’s biggest stage.
8. David Alaba (Real Madrid & Austria)
Alaba is widely considered as one of Austria’s greatest players, and he was hoped to lead his country to their first World Cup since 1998.
Despite placing fourth in Group F, they advanced to the play-off semi-finals owing to their Nations League performances, and were drawn against Gareth Bale’s Wales.
9. Martin Odegaard ( Arsenal & Norway)
In 2021, the 23-year-old was named captain of Norway, with the goal of helping his country qualify for a major international tournament for the first time since Euro 2000.
However, after finishing third in Group G behind the Netherlands and Turkey, Stale Solbakken’s team will have to watch from home.
10. Luis Diaz (Liverpool & Colombia)
Tottenham’s interest in Luis Diaz pushed Jurgen Klopp and his team into action, and Liverpool supporters quickly saw why: the Colombian international is a very rare talent who has settled in swiftly at Anfield.
Unfortunately, we won’t be able to see the hardworking and talented winger in action in Qatar.
Others to Miss Qatar 2022 World Cup includes: Leonardo Bonucci, Vladimir Coufal, Marco Verratti, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Wilfred Ndidi, Emmanuel Dennis, Ahmed Musa, Odion Ighalo etc.