The coaches of the national teams participating in the 2022 World Cup announced the lists of players who will defend the colors of their country in the World Cup in Qatar, and it was remarkable the absence of big names for players active in the five major leagues in the world.
The coach of the “Rooster” team, Didier Deschamps, has excluded goalkeeper Mike Minnan from the squad announced to participate in the World Cup in Qatar.
Deschamps did not call well-known names in the European leagues, including Real Madrid’s left-back Ferland Mendy and Wissam Ben Yedder, Monaco player, Marcus Thuram, Parma player, Moussa Diaby, Bayern Leverkusen player, and Randal Kolo Mwany, who is active in the German club Eintracht Frankfurt.
The “roosters” will play their first match in the global wedding on November 22 against Australia in Group D, which also includes Denmark and Tunisia.
The Brazilian national team, one of the candidates for the World Cup in Qatar, entered a squad that knew the absence of Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino from the squad, which is the most prominent surprise in the list announced by coach Tite.
The latter preferred to use Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus, who was absent from the last camp of the national team, while Philippe Coutinho will also be absent from the team crowned with five World Cups (the record).
The Seleção will start its campaign in the Qatar World Cup on the 24th of this month against Serbia in the Group G competition, which also includes Switzerland and Cameroon.
Dortmund’s central defender Mats Hummels will be among the most prominent absentees from the German squad after being left out by coach Hansi Flick. The same applies to the Real Madrid midfielder and one of the former “Manchaft” stars, Toni Kroos.
Germany will start its matches in Qatar against Japan on the 23rd of this month, in the fifth group competition, which also includes Spain and Costa Rica.
The Spanish national team, which won the title for the first time in its history, in 2010, will try to win its second title in Qatar, but in the absence of a number of its stars, most notably Sergio Ramos, the center of the defense of Paris Saint-Germain and formerly Real Madrid.
The list of “Matador” announced by coach Luis Enrique on Friday included 26 players, but the name of goalkeeper David de Gea did not appear in it as well.
The list also did not include the name of the Parisian “PSJ” player, Fabian Ruiz, and the midfielder for the English club, Liverpool, Thiago Alcantara.
The list of absentees from the final list in Enrique’s squad also included Inigo Martins (Athletic Bilbao), Marcos Alonso (Barcelona) in defense, and Borja Iglesias, Real Betis striker.
The England national team list is also devoid of several prominent names, the most important of which is Tammy Abraham, the Roma striker.
The “Three Lions” coach justified not calling Abraham as “going through a bad period at the wrong time”.
And on Thursday, it was reported that coach Gareth Southgate would not summon James Madison, who has presented high levels in the Leicester City shirt since the beginning of the current season, but the list published in the evening (Thursday) witnessed his name being inserted into the attacking line.
England will start their campaign in Qatar by facing Iran on November 21, before playing against the United States and then Wales in the second group.