Enjoying within the World Cup might be the dream of each footballer and the head of their profession.
Some, like Pele, not solely participated within the event greater than as soon as, but additionally went on to carry the trophy on a number of events.
However some prime footballers finish their careers with out making it to the event.
A few of these assist their staff qualify and are adequate to be within the squad, however then miss the flight resulting from an unlucky harm.
Listed here are 10 prime footballers who’re lacking out on World Cup 2022 resulting from harm, with a particular point out for France’s Karim Benzema who bought dominated out a day earlier than the beginning of the World Cup.
Paul Pogba (France)Maybe the largest identify on the listing, Paul Pogba – a World Cup and Euro winner with France, worldwide star, and most significantly, important member of the French staff – is not going to be out there this time as they give the impression of being to defend their title in Qatar. Pogba underwent surgical procedure in September for a knee harm and won’t get well in time as France open their title defence on November 22 towards Australia.
Sadio Mane (Senegal)Senegal’s star ahead Sadio Mane was on the roster for Qatar however needed to be withdrawn two days earlier than the event’s opening match on Sunday. Mane suffered a leg harm whereas enjoying for his membership Bayern Munich earlier this month. The information didn’t go down effectively with the Senegalese followers as their hopes for the success of the Teranga Tigers lay on Mane’s shoulders. Senegal play their first match towards the Netherlands on November 21.
Marcus Reus (Germany)Marcus Reus has had his share of unhealthy luck in terms of the World Cup. The 33-year-old missed the 2014 version resulting from harm, and his staff went on to carry the trophy. Reus was set to make a comeback after harm and be a part of Hansi Flick’s German aspect for the 2022 World Cup, just for him to irritate the harm on his ankle and be dominated out but once more.
Diogo Jota (Portugal)One among Portugal’s most important males in assault, Diogo Jota would have been among the many first names in his staff’s beginning XI throughout their World Cup marketing campaign. However Jota suffered a calf harm representing his membership Liverpool throughout a league match in October. Whereas Jota didn’t require surgical procedure, the rehabilitation interval from his harm can be lengthy sufficient to maintain him out of the World Cup. Pundits have put down Portugal among the many favourites for the event and lacking Jota might have a giant impact on their probabilities.
Amine Harit (Morocco)Most of Amine Harit’s Moroccan teammates had already landed in Qatar when he sustained an harm that might put him out of the World Cup. The Marseille ahead suffered a knee harm in his final membership sport earlier than heading out for Doha. The 25-year-old was carried off on a stretcher. The pictures broke Moroccan hearts. Native media retailers have been flooded with messages of help from his teammates, and Harit will reportedly journey to Qatar to help his staff in the course of the event.
Arthur Melo (Brazil)In a kind of incidents when a participant will get injured with out even being concerned in a match, the Brazilian midfielder injured his left thigh whereas coaching at his membership Liverpool. The harm occurred in October and can hold Melo out of the World Cup. The 22-year-old confirmed his despair in an Instagram submit: “It comes just at a time when, after huge effort and lots of hard work, I was ready to establish myself in my new team and determined to fight for my dream of playing at the World Cup.”
N’Golo Kante (France)France coach Didier Deschamps could have an N’Golo Kante-sized gap in his midfield when the staff takes to the pitch towards Australia of their event opener. The varied midfield maestro suffered a severe hamstring harm final month, which has dominated him out till January. The 33-year-old was a key cog within the French midfield when the Les Blues gained their second World Cup 4 years in the past. He was France’s man of the match in a few of the video games throughout their run to the event and has since been a daily identify on the staff sheet.
Yuta Nakayama (Japan)Along with a protracted listing of forwards and midfielders who’ve knocked themselves out of the World Cup, Japan’s Yuta Nakayama is a kind of working in defence.
The 25-year-old suffered an Achilles harm whereas enjoying for his English membership Huddersfield City earlier this month. Nakayama has earned 17 caps with Japan and was in coach Hajime Moriyasu’s Qatar-bound squad till he bought injured earlier this month.
Jojo Wallacott (Ghana)Ghana’s staff can anticipate finding loads of help in Qatar once they open their World Cup marketing campaign towards Portugal on November 24. Nevertheless, they are going to be lacking the defensive capabilities of their goalkeeper Jojo Wallacott who has been dominated out of the event with a finger harm. Wallacott performs membership soccer at Charlton Athletic in England, and was unnoticed of the 26-man squad lower than every week earlier than the beginning of the World Cup.
Giovani Lo Celso (Argentina)
Argentina are among the many favourites to carry the trophy in Qatar, and never simply due to a sure Lionel Messi. The 2014 finalists have a strong listing of gamers of their squad, and a Copa America title to their identify. One of the essential figures of that title win, nonetheless, can be lacking in motion in Qatar.