These are the major nations that have been eliminated from the FIFA World Cup this year, starting with Italy and ending with Chile.
When the FIFA World Cup 2022 gets underway in Qatar on November 20, multiple teams will be competing for the title of champion.
However, the qualifying tournaments proved to be a difficult obstacle for some well-known major names, and hence they will not be participating in the World Cup.
Here are the list of teams didn’t qualify for the World Cup in 2022
Italy | UEFA
After suffering a loss to North Macedonia in the play-off match held in Palermo, the European champion Italy will not be participating in the World Cup in 2022. It is now official that Italy will not be attending the World Cup for the second year in a row. In Qatar, Federico Chiesa, Marco Verratti, and Giorgio Chiellini will not be participating in any of the game’s major moments. the World Cup.
Sweden | UEFA
Due to Sweden’s defeat in the last play-off match against Poland, the country was unable to qualify for a spot in the World Cup for the second consecutive year. In 2018, Sweden finished in the quarterfinals in Russia. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who is now 40 years old and plays forward for AC Milan, has most certainly completed his final World Cup finals match.
Scotland | UEFA
After suffering a defeat to Ukraine by a score of 1-3 in the UEFA World Cup Qualifying playoffs, Scotland was eliminated from the competition and will not be able to compete in the event again until Qatar 2022.
Ukraine | UEFA
In the last playoff of the World Cup Qualifiers, Ukraine was defeated by Wales with a score of 0-1. As a result, Wales qualified for the FIFA World Cup for the first time since 1958.
Nigeria | CAF
Nigeria, one of the continent’s football powerhouses, was eliminated by Ghana in a surprising fashion at their own stadium. Ghana won the match. The prominent names that will not be participating in the World Cup are Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi, and Ademola Lookman, all of Leicester City, as well as Victor Osimhen, who plays for Napoli.
Algeria | CAF
Algeria, the champion of the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON), was eliminated from World Cup qualification for the second time in a row. Riyad Mahrez, who plays on the wing for Manchester City and is the captain of Algeria, will not be traveling to Qatar.
Egypt | CAF
Egypt suffered a double setback in the span of two months as a result of these events. After losing to Senegal in a penalty shootout in the AFCON final a month ago, the Pharaohs experienced the same fate against Senegal in the third round of qualifying matches. This year, Mohamed Salah will not participate in the competition that is considered to be the pinnacle of international football. Salah is widely regarded as one of the most feared forwards in world football at the time.
Colombia | CONMEBOL
Colombia was eliminated in the round of the quarterfinals in the previous two World Cups, and they did not get past the round of 16 this time around, so they did not qualify for the tournament. Several of Colombia’s most talented players, including Luis Diaz, James Rodriguez, and Davinson Sanchez, were not selected to compete in the World Cup.
Chile | CONMEBOL
Chile has now been eliminated from the World Cup for the second consecutive tournament in a row. Alexis Sanchez, the player with the most international appearances for Chile, as well as Arturo Vidal, the player with the most goals scored for Chile, will not be participating. Chile and Peru had hoped to qualify for the tournament by appealing against the eligibility of Byron Castillo, who was representing Ecuador, but their arguments were denied.
Peru | CONMEBOL
After falling to Australia in the shootout decided by penalty kicks, Peru was eliminated from contention for a spot in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
New Zealand | Oceania
The All Whites were able to advance to the intercontinental playoff by beating Solomon Islands, but they were eliminated from contention for Qatar 2022 after suffering a loss to Costa Rica, which was helped along by an early goal scored by Joel Campbell.
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