We put collectively a listing of gamers who will likely be absent from the World Cup after failing to qualify.
The 20 Greatest Gamers Who Didn’t Qualify For The World Cup
There will likely be some unimaginable expertise absent from the 2018 World Cup, we listing among the greatest names under. Is there anybody you suppose we’ve got missed?
Gianluigi Buffon, Andrea Barzagli, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini (Italy)
Little question Italy have been the largest shock to not qualify for the 2018 World Cup. Lacking their first finals since 1958, the four-time winners will most likely say goodbye to the legendary Buffon earlier than the following World Cup. Moreover, at 36, and 33 respectively, it might properly have been Andrea Barzagli, and Giorgio Chiellini’s final likelihood on the World Cup too. Bonucci at 30 might have another try inside him. 4 immensely passionate gamers, their absence will likely be absolutely missed in Russia, attributable to their playoff loss to Sweden.
Jan Oblak (Slovenia)
Slovenian shot-stopper Oblak has slowly turned himself into the most effective goalkeepers in Europe with Atletico Madrid, and but his Slovenia facet may solely handle 4 wins from ten video games throughout qualification.
Virgil Van Dijk (Holland)
Liverpool’s massive centre again, Van Dijk, may also be absent attributable to Holland’s poor qualifying performances. They tied Sweden on factors throughout the Group stage however their poor objective distinction price them a playoff alternative.
David Alaba (Austria)
Austria’s finest participant, Alaba is commonly left with an excessive amount of to do for his nationwide group. Because of this, they didn’t get close to qualification, coming fourth of their qualifying group.
Naby Keita (Guinea)
Guinea got here backside of their qualifying group, which means we gained’t be seeing the dynamic box-to-box midfielder on the largest stage. He will likely be taking his abilities to England quickly although after securing a transfer from RB Leipzig to Liverpool.
Marco Verratti (Italy)
One other extraordinarily passionate Italian, Verratti, at solely 25, will get one other shot on the World Cup in his profession. His playmaking capability is commonly stunning to look at so Italy’s failed marketing campaign is disappointing.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Armenia)
When on his sport, Mkhitaryan is elegant to look at however his profession has stalled in England. They bought completely destroyed in opposition to Poland within the group levels too, dropping 6-1 at their house floor.
Wilfried Zaha (Ivory Coast)
Arguably the perfect participant within the Premier League exterior the six massive groups, Zaha is a tough winger whose tempo would have absolutely brought on lots of issues in Russia.
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Christian Pulisic (USA)
Pulisic is slowly changing into a star for Borussia Dortmund and will properly be the primary American celebrity to achieve European membership soccer. With solely three wins from ten video games throughout qualification, he couldn’t will his United States group to get to Russia.
Marek Hamsik (Slovakia)
Captain for membership (Napoli) and nation, Hamsik is a dynamic midfielder who just lately overtook Diego Maradona to turn into Napoli’s all-time high scorer with 116 targets. Slovakia got here second to England throughout the group stage and did not safe a playoff spot.
Riyad Mahrez (Algeria)
When on his sport, Mahrez could be potent in entrance of objective and creating probabilities for others. However throughout the third spherical of qualifying in Africa, Algeria did not win one sport from six makes an attempt.
Arturo Vidal, Alexis Sanchez (Chile)
Chile have been one other group to shock everybody by not qualifying. Winner of the earlier two Copa Americas, Chile narrowly missed out on qualification attributable to Peru‘s superior objective distinction. Because of this we gained’t be seeing the extraordinarily proficient pair of Alexis Sanchez or Arturo Vidal in Russia.
Miralem Pjanic, Edin Dzeko (Bosnia & Herzegovina)
Pjanic is on the coronary heart of a superb Juventus facet and has typically been in comparison with Andrea Pirlo. Dzeko has re-invented his profession at AS Roma within the Serie A. Each are high quality gamers who play for a Bosnia facet that struggled all through qualification and finally got here up quick.
Gareth Bale (Wales)
Suffering from damage, Gareth Bale has not been at his electrical finest for some time now for each membership and nation. Each are paying the worth too, with Actual Madrid flagging in La Liga and Wales failing to qualify for the World Cup.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon)
But to seek out his kind for Arsenal, Aubameyang could be extremely lethal in entrance of objective when on kind.His gabon facet did not qualify after a Three-Zero defeat to Morocco, which he subsequently blamed on dodgy orange juice.
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