Iconic Footballers To Miss 2022 World Cup Tournament
This year world cup tournament starting with the hosting country Qatar against Ecuador on Sunday, which dates 20th of November 2022, seems to be a notable one with number of star football players missing the tournament and Qatar’s religious related rule that shun drinking of alcohols (bear) at the tournament. Although they are much more of young rising star footballers to be welcomed to this tournament; while some debut, others return. However, with the famous players we expect to be on the pitch to make the tournament more pleasuring to watch been necessarily ruled out due to some not qualified and others been injured makes it a concern for many. Nevertheless, we still have the GOATS on the pitch (Messi and Ronaldo) though this might mark their last world cup.
The list below shows the number of football players that will be absent in 2022 world cup with the reason, the club they belong to and the country they are expected to play for.
|Roberto Firmino||Not selected||Liverpool||Brazil|
|Sadio Mane||Injury||Bayern Munich||Senegal|
|Erling Haaland||Country not qualified||Manchester City||Norway|
|Timo Werner||Injury||RB Leipzig||Germany|
|Christopher Nkunku||Injury||RB Leipzig||France|
|Georgino Wijnaldum||Injury||Bayern Munich||France|
|Lo Celso||Injury||Villarreal CF||Argentina|
|Alphonso Davies||Injury||Bayern Munich||Canada|
|Marco Verratti||Country not qualified||Bayern Munich||Italy|
|Gianluigi Donnarumma||Country not qualified||Bayern Munich||Italy|
|Luiz Diaz||Country not qualified||Liverpool||Colombia|
|Martin Odegaard||Country not qualified||Arsenal||Norway|
Although the Senegal iconic football player Sadio Mane won’t be playing at Qatar due to injury even though FIFA hope his home land spiritual leaders could heal him or quicken his recovery from the injury before world cup as reported by goal.com. However, Mane will still make appearances at Qatar.
Is this the last world cup for the GOATS? This could undoubtedly be the last world cup for Messi and Ronaldo since their ages might hinder their appearance in the next world cup. Although Neymar Jr is younger than both Ronaldo and Messi, he already hinted this could be his last world cup tournament.