Like play like play, it’s finally around the corner. There are are only two months to go until National team coaches give their final player lists for the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers matches and from the latest squad lists it suggests that some big names we all know may in fact miss out.
Chances are Brazil could go without David Luiz to the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers matches come June, who has since lost his place in the Chelsea team and also Danilo at Manchester City. There is also a question mark over Neymar with his injury. I mean it was bad enough he missed PSG second leg against Madrid but if he doesn’t pull through back to super form within the next 2 months, well…we all know what’s going to happen. We haven’t forgotten so soon what Germany did to Brazil last World cup when Neymar had an injury (again?) and could feature.
Another team tipped to win the FIFA World cup is Germany and there is uncertainty over the injury for Manuel Neuer. Of the outfield players, Gotze, Reus and Weigl are also not certain of travelling. Would they be defending their title this time around? I guess there’s only one way to find out.
There are a significant number of players that could be missing from the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers. In the last squad for the World cup, its important to remember that Dybala was not included as was Icardi while others left out were Pastore and Rulli.
There is always lots of expectation in England ahead of the World Cup. Missing have been Cahill and Sturridge from the last squad as well as Kane but that was due to injury.
The European Champions have a clearly defined side led by Cristiano Ronaldo but rumours reaching us say he may not be accompanied by Nani, Eder, Pepe or Renato Sanches.
The team that eliminated Italy in the play-offs could go to the World Cup without Ibrahimovic. The Manchester United player said in the past that he would not be involved more with the national team but then later said he would like to say good bye at a World Cup. The decision is likely to be his.
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Now over to you.
Who do you think will as a matter of fact miss the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers match starting June this year?