Alexis Sanchez and Gareth Bale headline a bunch of massive names who will likely be absent from subsequent summer season’s World Cup after Chile and Wales didn’t qualify for the event.
Different stars, corresponding to Croatia and Madrid playmaker Luka Modric and Denmark and Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen are nonetheless ready to e-book their place in Russia subsequent yr through the playoffs, with will likely be held subsequent month,
However right here is an all-star XI from the gamers undoubtedly not on the airplane to Russia.
GK: Jan Oblak (Slovenia/Atletico Madrid)
Voted the most effective goalkeeper in La Liga for the previous two years, the 24-year-old’s hopes of showing at a maiden World Cup have been dashed after Slovenia have been unable to progress from the qualifying group gained by England.
RB: Antonio Valencia (Ecuador/Manchester United)
A string of constant performances at right-back led to Valencia being named Gamers’ Participant of the 12 months at Outdated Trafford final season however the 32-year-old couldn’t encourage Ecuador to what would have been his third World Cup.
CB: Virgil van Dijk (Netherlands/Southampton)
Van Dijk has made no secret of his need to go away St Mary’s however, if he’s nonetheless there subsequent June, he’ll miss the chance to showcase his skills on the most important stage following Netherlands’ third-placed end in UEFA qualifying Group A.
CB: Gary Medel (Chile/Besiktas)
The previous Sevilla and Inter Milan man wears his coronary heart on his sleeve and is an influential determine for his nation, however was unable to make them qualification as they missed out on the 4 computerized locations and have been edged out of the playoff spot by Peru.
LB: David Alaba (Austria/Bayern Munich)
A winner of six Bundesliga titles and the Champions League, Alaba’s worldwide profession has been much less illustrious with Austria’s abysmal Euro 2016 marketing campaign his solely expertise of a significant event.
CM: Naby Keita (Guinea/RB Leipzig)
The Liverpool-bound midfielder will likely be contemporary when he arrives at Anfield subsequent summer season after Guinea couldn’t qualify from a bunch containing Tunisia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Libya.
CM: Arturo Vidal (Chile/Bayern Munich)
The midfielder, who starred within the final two World Cups, was suspended for Chile’s closing qualifier towards Brazil and watched on powerless from Munich as his crew have been eradicated.
LW: Gareth Bale (Wales/Actual Madrid)
It has been a constructive few years for Wales however the Euro 2016 semifinalists have been pipped to a playoff spot by the Republic of Eire, which means Bale’s look forward to a primary World Cup goes on.
AM: Christian Pulisic (United States/Borussia Dortmund)
One of many world’s brightest younger skills must wait at the very least one other 4 years to make his mark on the most important stage of all after the U.S. failed to achieve the World Cup finals for the primary time since 1986.
RW: Alexis Sanchez (Chile/Arsenal)
Chile suffered last-minute heartbreak as they have been pushed out of a playoff place when Peru equalised towards Colombia, which means the Arsenal star is not going to be sprinting up the flanks for La Roja in Russia.
ST: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon/Borussia Dortmund)
Gabon have by no means certified for the World Cup and the African nation’s scarcity of top-class gamers means gifted ahead Aubameyang might by no means have the chance to play at one.
Jasper Cillessen (Netherlands/Barcelona)
Daley Blind (Netherlands/Manchester United)
Miralem Pjanic (Bosnia and Herzegovina/Juventus)
Marek Hamsik (Slovakia/Napoli)
Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Armenia/Manchester United)
Arjen Robben (Netherlands/Bayern Munich)
Riyad Mahrez (Algeria/Leicester)
Edin Dzeko (Bosnia and Herzegovina/Roma)