After 60 years, Italy will not be part of the coming World Cup. Not only did they lose the ticket, but also some of their long-serving players immediately retired from the international duties. This made us go back and see a line-up of players missing out on the World Cup 2018.
Gianluigi Buffon won the FIFA Best Goalkeeper award and was named the goalkeeper in the FIFAPro World XI. The most capped Italian footballer retires from Italy duty after losing a ticket to THE World Cup 2018.
Antonio Valencia is doing all he can to make Manchester United stand on the top of English Premier League. But lifting the Ecuador national team up to Russia couldn’t work despite his effort.
Having proved himself in the last European competition, Bonucci is the only player of the 11 making his first appearance in the FIFAPro World 11. But unfortunately, he is not going to show up in the World Cup 2018.
The Manchester United star will miss out on the World Cup 2018 as Morocco knocked Ivory Coast out. Bailly was the first player signed by their new manager José Mourinho. Joining Premier League side Manchester United for a reported fee of £30 million.
Alaba is a very versatile player. Bayern Munich defender David Alaba will not participate in the 2018 World Cup to take place in Russia. His national team, Austria was eliminated in the group stage.
Ramsey mainly plays as a box-to-box midfielder. He plays for an English Club Arsenal and Wales national team. Wales forgot all about 2018 Russia journey after losing to the Ireland Republic.
Chile was third knowing a win would guarantee their place in the World Cup. Unfortunately, Brazil had no pity, beating them 3-0 to erase their illusions. A competition without Vidal may seem, in one way or another, quiet peaceful.
Having won their group in the 2014 qualifying campaign, Bosnia and Herzegovina have missed out on the chance to reach their second World Cup finals. With over 70 caps, the Juventus star, Pjanic wouldn’t help out.
Wales went into the final game of Group D knowing that anything but a defeat would have guaranteed them at least a World Cup play-off place.
Alex Sanchez is a pure threat to the opponents. When it comes to the international level, Chile still stands as a threat especially when it’s during Copa America final. But their winning spirit failed to book their tickets to Russia next year.
If we had to choose the best African striker today, it would be Aubameyang. But his national team, Gabon, have scored just three goals in seven qualifying games. Aubameyaang will not be playing in the 2018 World Cup.