Ahead of the world’s most important football tournament, the sport’s most famous players have already started arriving in Qatar.
There are always numerous elite players who are not selected to compete in the championship round of a major event for a variety of reasons, including international retirement, injuries, or their nation’s failure to qualify. This is true for every major competition. A list of such players who have made a difference for their country and created an impact is provided below; nevertheless, they will not be participating in the Qatar World Cup 2022 due to terrible circumstances.
Tenth Tammy Abraham
It comes as a surprise that the striker for Roma, who once played for Chelsea, was not selected for the very strong England side. With 17 goals scored in Serie A during the previous season, he established a new record for the most goals scored in a single season by an Englishman. On the other hand, in contrast to his previous colleague at Chelsea, Fikayo Tomori, he has not been able to replicate the goals he scored for Chelsea for his new side A.S. Roma, where he has scored just four goals in all competitions. Gareth, the manager of England’s national team, provided the following justification for the decision: “Tammy’s had a terrible run of scoring form at the wrong moment.” According to what he said at a news conference, “the form might wind up being more crucial for events like the World Cup.”
Ninth Fikayo Tomori
The player, who won the Seria A title with AC Milan the previous season, will be disappointed to learn that Gareth Southgate did not choose him for the England team that was released last Thursday. Despite the outstanding fact that Tomori had made the most tackles by an English defender since the conclusion of the previous season, Maguire, Coady, Ben White, and Eric Dier, among others, were selected ahead of him for the team. Tomori’s position wasn’t assured. He developed a deadly relationship with the French defender Pierre Kalulu in the heart of the defense for the Italian giants during the previous season. They ended up having the finest defense in Seria A, which led to AC Milan finally winning the league championship after an absence of 11 years. However, he was unable to maintain the amazing form he has shown throughout the previous season, which may have caused him to lose his spot on England’s World Cup roster.
Eight N’Golo Kante
N’Golo Kante who won the World Cup in 2018 with his native France and is currently the midfield Dynamo for Chelsea, will be sorely missed by his country due to the crucial performances he delivered for both club and country, as well as the fact that he helped Chelsea win the Premier League and the Champions League, amongst other trophies. His presence and enthusiasm would have made a significant difference in Les Blues’ effort to defend their World Cup title, and it will be sorely missed by everyone involved with the team. Another name to add to the list of Chelsea players who will not be competing in the World Cup in 2022.
Seventh Reece James
After suffering a terrible knee injury while competing for Chelsea and England on October 11 against AC Milan in a group-stage match, the player will not be able to take part in the main event in Qatar. He is among the important names who will be absent from the competition. Many supporters of England have expressed their hope that Reece James will be well enough to play in England’s first match against Iran, which will take place at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha on November 21. The England manager said that there were “too many unknowns” in the Chelsea star’s rehabilitation and made the decision not to choose James because of the limited recovery time between the injury and the commencement of the World Cup.
Sixth Diogo Jota
The striker for Liverpool and Portugal is a notable player who will not be participating in the World Cup in Qatar. Jota, who has scored 10 goals in 29 appearances for Portugal and was thought to form a fearsome forward line consisting of legend Cristiano Ronaldo, Bernardo Silva of Manchester City, and Bruno Fernandes of Manchester United, is a major blow to Fernando Santos’s men. Jota has scored 10 goals in his international career. During Liverpool’s 1-0 victory against reigning Premier League champions Manchester City on October 16, the player who plays for Liverpool sustained a significant calf injury and had to be carried off the field on a stretcher. The injury occurred deep into stoppage time. After further investigation, Manager Jurgen Klopp determined that the forward would not be available. The news is really not good, and it seems like he will be absent from the World Cup, Klopp stated. “I’ve got a very major tear in my calf muscle, and the healing process has just begun.” That sums up everything, in a nutshell.”
Fifth Thiago Alcantara
The exquisite Spanish midfielder was one of the few great Spanish footballers who did not get a call-up to the La Roja group coached by Manager Luis Enrique. Enrique is responsible for selecting the players for Spain’s national team. Thiago was an essential part of the Spain team that competed in the Euros in 2020; his last match came in July 2021, a semifinal match versus Italy. The creative talent and ability to make plays that the former star of Barcelona and Bayern Munich had will be sorely missed by the side that won the World Championship in 2010, especially when they face defensive low-block clubs in the latter rounds of the game. However, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will be relieved to see his midfield maestro receive some much-needed relaxation during the frantic World Cup time. Jurgen Klopp will be counting on his player to launch the second half of the season for his club after Qatar.
Fourth Sergio Ramos
Many people who aren’t fans of either side could be taken aback by the decision to leave out a player who has earned 180 caps for his country, making him the player with the most appearances in the history of the Spanish national team. Nevertheless, Luis Enrique, the manager, has already decided on the option. Lucho made the executive decision to stick with his tried and true staff, which included Eric Garcia, Pau Torres, and Aymeric Laporte. They each played a significant role in Spain’s run to the semifinals of the Euro 2020 tournament.
The three-time European Champion and one-time champion of the World Cup is enjoying a productive season with his club team, Paris Saint-Germain. He has extensively appeared with club captain Marquinhos in defense, guiding them top of Ligue 1. It’s possible that the legendary player from Spain may feel cheated out of the opportunity to compete in his sixth World Cup. However, considering his age and the fact that the previous year he spent at PSG was riddled with ailments, it is possible that he is hoping to extend his sparkling club career by leading PSG to victory in the Champions League. Lucho has included him on the roster of players who are still unavailable for the megaevent despite the fact that he has World Cup 2022 hopes.
Third Timo Werner
The former Chelsea striker is enjoying a redemption season back in the Bundesliga after signing a four-year agreement to rejoin his old club, RB Leipzig, in the summer. He had previously played for the club during his time at Chelsea. In a total of nine matches, he has been responsible for five goals and five assists for his club team. In recent years, he has been an integral part of the German national squad, which has been coached by Hansi Flick. However, he will not be participating in the World Cup since he tore a ligament in his left ankle while playing for Shakhtar Donestk in the Champions League, and this injury disqualifies him from the tournament. The 26-year-old forward has played 55 times for Germany in international competitions and has scored 24 goals for his country. During the qualification round, he scored five times.
In response to his absence, the manager from Germany said, “This news is really terrible. My heart goes out to Timo on a personal level because I know how much he wanted to participate in the World Cup. However, the absence of Timo is a significant setback, particularly for the team. We hope that he makes a full recovery in a short amount of time.
Two Erling Haaland
The Norwegian sensation who is now leading the Premier League in scoring has already established himself as one of the best players in English football. In the 13 games he has played for his club since joining for Manchester City, he has 18 goals and 3 assists to his name. In addition to that, he is well on his way to shattering the all-time record of 32 goals scored in a single season. It is now owned by Mohamed Salah of Liverpool, and it was established in the 2017–18 season. It would be crucial for Pep Guardiola’s team’s future success if they could count on him to be healthy and available for the remainder of the season after the World Cup.
One Mohamed Salah
The Egyptian legend and Adidas Global athlete will not be participating in the World Cup in Qatar and exhibiting his abilities there. Egypt could not make it through to the next round after suffering a defeat on penalties at the hands of Sadio Mane’s Senegal side, who won 3-1. During the previous campaign in the Premier League, he scored the most goals and was the most influential playmaker. In the end, Salah was victorious in both the Carabao Cup and the FA Cup. It is possible that Mohamed Salah will be the player whose absence from the World Cup in 2022 generates the greatest discussion.