11 of the players who didn’t (terrible).

In every major race, the refrain is generally the same. Despite the gathering of stars on the turf, other big names are absent. They are not qualified, forgotten by their coaches or injured at the worst possible times, so they are not among the participants. This 2022 World Cup in Qatar is clearly no exception to the rule. In particular, since this year, the 11 absentees seem particularly proud! Here are 11 players selected by our colleagues from RTBF to fit the 4-3-3. by Anthony Hick.

Goalkeeper: Jan Oblak, not qualified

Between the Poles, we could choose Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, who did not participate in the 2022 World Cup.

This time we preferred the plebiscite Jan Oblak. Because the Slovenian has been one of the best goalkeepers in the world for years. Unfortunately for him, the disqualification for major tournaments remains unchanged: Slovenia is not collectively prepared enough to hope to qualify.

Slovenes took 4th place behind Croatia, Russia and Slovakia. It is not enough to hope for the 1st world championship since 2010.

At 29, Oblak will have to wait a little longer before discovering the World Cup. And slowly we tell ourselves that the clock is ticking.

Left-back: Ben Chilwell, injured

England and its sides, The Long Way of the Cross. While potentially leaving to start in the left lane in Qatar, Ben Chilwell In early November, he suffered a muscle injury in the Champions League.

A physical breakdown at the worst possible time has ruled the Chelsea player out of the World Cup and left a gaping hole on the English left-back. When he doesn’t want it, he doesn’t want it for Chilwell, who has already been sidelined for months after suffering a partial cruciate ligament tear last year.

It remains to be seen who will replace Sutgate. Perhaps Trent Alexander-Arnold has a real chance to shine there, not necessarily in the coach’s small files. Unless he’s relying on the unflappable Luke Shaw or Kyle Walker … he’s settled in on the left.

Left centre-back: Milan Skriniar, not qualified

60 million. is the market value of Milan Skriniar, today he stands as one of the most highly rated central defenders in the world. 60 million euros and a former World Cup… in front of the TV.

Because as Jan Oblak With Slovenia, Skriniar failed to lead Slovakia to the World Championship. With 14 points, the Slovaks are indeed in the 3rd place in their group… a point difference with Slovenia.

There isn’t enough room to hope to run into one of the two prized selection sesame seeds.

At the same time, let’s remember that the “golden era” of Slovakia is still not far from the team led by a great team in 2010. Marek HamsikThey got out of a group that included Italy and only narrowly lost against eventual finalists Holland (2-1).

Right centre-back: Leonardo Bonucci, not eligible

We needed an Italian, finally we made a choice Leonardo Bonucci. He is a 35-year stainless defender, a faithful among the faithful in selection.

Injuring his calf, he did not participate in the almost historic performance against North Macedonia in the playoffs.

A final World Cup dream to close the chapter from the top of the 118 selection National team in beauty.

In the end, nothing will happen. Italy, who surprised everyone with the little finger of the Macedonians, remains in the dock.

Therefore, international football is probably saying goodbye to Mr. Leonardo Bonucci at the same time.

Leonardo Bonucci during the friendly match between Albania and Italy in Tirana on November 16.

Right-back: Rhys James is injured

England and its Curse of the Wings, Part Two. Bright in attack, solid and diligent in defensive tasks, Reece James now considered one of the most complete defenders in the world.

But like Ben Chilwell, he will miss the Qatar match. Blame it on the knee injury he picked up against AC Milan in early October.

If James was initially optimistic about going back in time, he should have given up on the race against time already lost.

A blow to the Three Lions, who will surely console themselves by saying they have two boys Kieran Trippier Where Kyle Walker To replace a Chelsea player.

Defensive midfielder: N’Golo Kante, injured

Reigning world champions France have been sidelined by injuries in recent weeks. Especially as it affects key positions and valuable players.

N’Golo Kante clearly belongs to this category. The charter cornerstone of Didier Deschamps’ system in the French team, he will not travel to Qatar.

The Frenchman, who has been sidelined by injuries for a very long time, has indeed opted for an operation that will keep him off the pitch for at least four months.

Therefore, without his pit bull, the French team will show itself in the World Cup. And it inevitably leaves its mark, especially when another Frenchman, so important, is injured…

Midfielder: Paul Pogba, injured

Paul Pogba, because he really is, he will not be on the trip to Qatar. A damaging double absence that leaves an obvious void in the French midfield.

As for Kante, Pogba’s injury is not new. It is evident that he has not yet made his debut in “Juventus” this season. He finally decided to abdicate after a new injury at the end of October.

Paul Pogba lost the World Cup against Ivory Coast on 25 March 2022 against France.  He has a knee injury.

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An orphan of Kante and Pogba, France therefore start with more of a midfield light and even considered by some to be understocked. Now it remains to prove that Tchouameni, Rabiot and other Veretouts have the qualities to make the Kante-Pogba tandem forget. No small task…

Midfielder: Georginio Wijnaldum, injured

Another badly wounded, but completely under radar fire, Georginio Wijnaldum. Perhaps it’s down to the abundance of Dutch talent or his more reserved profile, but the fact remains that the former Liverpool player will not feature at the Qatar World Cup either.

A long official absence since Wijnaldum seriously injured his tibia during the first training session with AS Roma at the end of August. Batavian, who disappeared from the radar for many weeks, reappeared on Instagram at the end of September and explained that this injury, which ruined all the chances of the World Cup, had a strong effect on him emotionally.

He is now aiming to return in February 2023.

Left winger: Riyad Mahrez, not eligible

After injuries in midfield, give way to incompetents in attack. He was to be the star of an Algeria galvanized by renewed ambition. Finally, Riyad Mahrezlike all Fennecs, it will not participate in the 2022 World Cup.

The Algerians, who topped their qualifying groups, were indeed knocked out of the play-off after the tension and extra time of a storming Cameroon match. A huge disappointment for the entire country, which already finds itself playing drunk in Qatar.

At the age of 31, Mahrez (76 games, 26 goals) will not play a second World Cup for his country, eight years after playing 72 minutes against Belgium.

Right winger: Mo Salah, not eligible

Another living legend of the African continent, another great participant of the 2022 World Cup: Mo Salah. Like Algeria and Mahrez, the Egyptian could not bring his national team to Qatar. His friend’s painful defeat at the end of the play-off stage against Senegal is also to blame. Sadio Mane.

In two thrilling matches, the two teams eventually settled on penalties, with Senegal winning with a narrow header. Hence, a huge disappointment for Egypt, who are looking to qualify for the second consecutive World Cup after 2018.

Salah, the author of a sinusoidal start to the season with Liverpool (14 matches, 6 goals, 3 assists), will therefore watch the 2022 edition at home.

Advanced UFO: Erling Haaland, not qualified

Here’s another one who’s suffering quite a bit from the level of his national team at the moment. In full levitation since arriving at Manchester City, Erling Haaland Qatar is one of the superstars of world football who will not participate in the high crowd.

In the long-running competition, Norway finished the qualifying groups in only 3rd place with 18 points, only 3 points behind Turkey, and finished 2nd. Therefore, the Scandinavians have not played a single World Cup since 1998.

An anomaly that Cyborg Haaland will surely take care to erase during the next selection windows.

Honorable mentions: Kimpembe, Werner, Jorginho,…

Here are our 11 players. But they certainly want more than not to participate in this WC-2022. Here is a list of other stars we can mention, obviously not exhaustive:

Timo Werner, Giovanni lo celso Diogo Jota, Patrick chic, David Alaba, Jorginho, Luis Diaz, Juan Cuadrado, Victor Osimhen, Presnel Kimpembe…

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