The 2022 Qatar World Cup is approaching and with it the illusion of 32 countries to retain the most coveted trophy in football.
Major teams will be present in a new World Cup, which unfortunately will not have the Colombian team present, after the painful elimination in the South American qualifiers for the national team.
But also important international football figures could not be part of the football party most prominent in the world.
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This Friday, the draw for the group stage of the Qatar 2022 World Cup will be held, which you can enjoy on the RCN channel screen from 10:30
Selections and category players will not be part of this draw and here we review the most important names that will see the World Cup from their television.
Absence from Qatar 2022
The most important on this side of the world: Colombia
The tricolor team lost the opportunity to play their third trophy in a row and with it a team that has been an outstanding entertainment star in recent issues. Figures like Luis Díaz, the most important, will not be able to play the world championship. On top of that, name players in international football like Duván Zapata and James Rodríguez will not be there either.
But perhaps the most unexpected absence will be that of Italy, selection that will miss its second World Cup in a row, because with the help of Macedonia, the Italian team was eliminated from the chances to play the play-off rounds.
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players like Marco Verrati, Federico Chiesa, Nicolo Barella and Gianluigi Donnarummaare perhaps the most prominent names that will not be in the 2022 edition.
In continuity with the stars who did not qualify for the biggest football festival with their national teams, names like those of the Africans appear Riyad Mahrez, figure of Algeria and Mohamed Salah, star of Liverpool, who missed a penalty goal in Egypt’s last series against Senegal to be eliminated.
In Europe, big name stars are rounding off the field of players who will surely be missed by fans attending Qatar 2022.
Erling Halaand, One of the jewels of current football, he was out of any possibility of going to Qatar since mid-November 2021, when his team, Norway, could not defeat Latvia or the Netherlands in the last group day of European qualification.
In addition to the Borussia Dortmund footballer, one of the players with the most followers in the world as he is Zlatan Ibrahimovic he will also not be in the world championship. Sweden reached the World Cup after Sweden eliminated the Czech Republic in the semi-finals of the European play-offs, but lost the ticket after losing 2-0 to Poland in the final.
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Qualified teams for the Qatar 2022 World Cup
Twenty-nine of the 32 venues for the Qatar World Cup (November 21-December 18) already have an owner. In addition to the host country (ex officio classified), 28 places have already been determined: 12 in Europe, 5 in Africa, 4 in South America, 3 in North and Central America, and 4 in Asia.
- Africa Zone (CAF): Cameroon, Ghana, Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia
- South America Zone (Conmebol): Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Ecuador
- North and Central American Zone (Concacaf): Canada, Mexico, United States
- Asia Zone (AFC): Qatar (host country), Iran, South Korea, Japan, Saudi Arabia
- Europe Zone (UEFA): Denmark, Germany, France, Belgium, Croatia, Spain, Serbia, England, Switzerland, Holland, Portugal, Poland
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