Mohammad Salah went into the 2018 World Cup carrying a shoulder injury and wasn't at his best as the Egyptians exited at the group stage. However this year he will not be part of the FIFA World Cup after his missed penalty against Senegal cost the country a place in the mega event.
Norway last played in the World Cup in 1998 and Erling Haaland had led his country to the brink of ending its lengthy wait. However, Norway lost to the Netherlands in their final qualifying match and finished third in the group.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic came out of international retirement in early 2021 with the aim of playing at the European Championship. He missed the tournament due to injury and was hoping to play in hi final World Cup in Qatar.
After winning the Euro 2020 title, Italy was expected to qualify for FIFA World Cup. However, a shocking loss to North Macedonia in the play-off meant Gianluigi Donnarumma will not be playing the biggest football event in Qatar.
Riyad Maharez won't be at the World Cup after Algeria failed to qualify. Despite winning 1-0 in the first leg against Cameroon, Algeria was eliminated after losing 2-1 in the second leg after extra time.
David Alaba dreams of playing in the FIFA World Cup was crushed after Austria suffered a 2-1 defeat to Gareth Bale-inspired Wales in the playoffs.
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