With the qualifying play-offs for the 2022 World Cup just around the corner, some big players are at risk of missing out on the sport’s biggest event. Countries like Portugal, Italy and Sweden may not qualify for the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar, meaning players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Ibrahimovich and Jorginho could all be forced to watch the World Cup at home. FIFA World Cup Fans can buy Football World Cup Tickets from our website.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Jan Oblak his Slovenian team hasn't done enough to qualify for the World Cup
Jan Oblak his Slovenian team hasn’t done enough to qualify for the World Cup

However, we have seen some brilliant players who are sure to miss something. These are our best XI players, unfortunately, they are not going to Qatar.

The best players who will definitely miss the 2022 World Cup


Jan Oblak his Slovenian team hasn’t done enough to qualify for the World Cup and may have been one of the best goalkeepers in La Liga for nearly a period.

Slovenia finished fourth in their qualifying group, negating Oblak’s hopes of playing in Qatar.


We are in the golden age of right-backs and luckily most of them are still in the argument for the chance to go to Qatar.

Inappropriately, Tottenham’s Matt Doherty will not be attending this World Cup as his Irish side fail to make the top two of the group, behind Serbia and Portugal.

Doherty has been great for Tottenham lately but has failed to impress on the world stage.

CB: Milan Skriniar

Milan Skriniar is the Serie A champion and a key player for Inter. However, his Slovakian team did not make it through the group stage of the UEFA qualification.

Slovakia finished third in the same group as Jan Oblak’s Slovenia, which also failed to progress.

CB: Edmond Tapsoba

Bayer Leverkusen star Edmond Tapsoba has been moving goal for some of Europe’s massive clubs in last years. Though, the young central defender is not going to Qatar.

His Burkina Faso team followed Algeria in their qualifying group.

LB: Kostas Tsimikas

Kostas Tsimikas has been outstanding this season when he was invited by Jurgen Klopp to represent Liverpool, but he will not be attending the World Cup.

Greece may have been Euro 2004 winners, those glorious days seem like a distant memory. A qualifying group including Spain and Sweden is too difficult for Greece.

CM: Franck Kessie

Franck Kessie appears to be Barcelona but he is not Qatar as his Ivorian side failed to beat Cameroon in the qualifying group.

Ivory Coast has become a mainstay of the World Cup in recent years, but the Elephants will not be attending this World Cup.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Martin Odegaard the game comes too early for the Scandanavian side
Martin Odegaard the game comes too early for the Scandanavian side

CM: Martin Odegaard

Norway is approaching a golden generation, but the game comes too early for the Scandanavian side.

Norway is closing in on Turkey and the Netherlands in UEFA’s Group G, but their lead is small, meaning Odegaard will have to stay home this winter.

CM: Naby Keita

Another Liverpool player shattered our team’s dreams in the form of Naby Keita.

Guinea has never been to the World Cup and while Keita may be the best player they’ve produced, he still can’t take them through the African qualifiers.

RW: Nicolas Pepe

Second Arsenal player to get our team in trouble at the World Cup. The £72million player will have to keep in touch with teammate Martin Odegaard this winter as his Ivorian side fail to qualify.

ST: Erling Haaland

There is no doubt that Haaland is the biggest player to miss this World Cup. He will now be at least 25 years old to compete in the World Cup.

The striker is currently one of the best in Europe. But he can’t help Norway through a very difficult group either.

LW: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Aubameyang is experiencing a revival in Barcelona but may never get the chance to play in the World Cup.

In 2026, the Gabon striker will be almost 37 years old. For an attacker so reliant on speed. There’s a good chance he won’t be playing at the highest level at that age.

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