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Top 5 Football Stars Who Will Miss Out On The 2022 Fifa World Cup In Qatar

Author: : Niraj Kakade

Mohamed Salah

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Image Credits: Instagram/mosalah

Teams: Liverpool, Egypt

Despite being the premier league top-scorer, Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah failed to score from the spot, leading to Senegal taking Egypt’s spot for the World Cup Qualifications. The 29-year old was also blighted by fans with laser pointers during his penalty.

Erling Haaland

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Image Credits: Instagram/erling.haaland

Teams: Borussia Dortmund, Norway

Considered one of the most sought-after players in Europe, Haaland has been setting the score sheet on fire in Bundesliga. However, despite the Norwegian’s impressive 5 goal display in qualifications, he failed to secure a spot in Qatar. 

Zlatan Ibrahimovich

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Image Credits: Instagram/iamzlatanibrahimovic

Teams: AC Milan, Sweden

Earlier reports suggested that the 40-year old striker will be calling it quits from international football. However, Zlatan laid the speculations to rest when pushed for a selection for Sweden. Sadly though, the AC Milan striker could not overcome the two-goal deficit inflicted by Poland.

Gianluigi Donnarumma

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Image Credits: Instagram/gigiodonna99

Teams: Italy, PSG

Gianluigi Donnarumma was one of the many instrumental players in the Azzurri’s charge for the European cup last year. Expectations were high. However, after a shocking defeat against North Macedonia, Italy missed out on qualifying for the World Cup for the second time in a row.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

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Image Credits: Instagram/auba

Teams: FC Barcelona, Gabon

After his exit from Arsenal, Auba seems to be having the season of his life at Camp Nou. While he did replicate this form with two crucial goals in world cup qualifications, Gabon was squeezed out by Mo Salah's Egypt for the next round.