With Qatar FIFA World Cup set to kick off on November 20, many major key players are almost confirmed out of the competition.
Here are some players who will miss the World Cup due to injuries:
Sadio Mane (Senegal) – Senegal’s Teranga Lions landed in Doha on Monday for the FIFA World Cup without their ever-dependable Sadio Mane who is nursing injuries from a Bundesliga game for Bayern Munich against Werder Bremen last Tuesday.
N’Golo Kante (France) – France’s midfield enforcer N’Golo Kante has been ruled out of the Qatar World Cup after his hamstring injury relapsed. The 31-year-old Chelsea player last played in August against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.
Paul Pogba (France) – The French midfielder will miss the world cup due to a knee surgery that prevented him from playing since his switch back to Juventus in August. He returned to training recently but he picked up another injury, which confirms his absence in Qatar.
Ben Chilwell (England) – Left-back Ben Chilwell pulled up with a hamstring injury during added time in Chelsea’s Champions League win over Dinamo Zagreb, which rules him out of the World Cup.
Timo Werner (Germany) – Germany forward Timo Werner will not be able to play at the World Cup after he tore an ankle ligament in RB Leipzig’s Champions League match against Shakhtar Donetsk.
Diogo Jota (Portugal) – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed that Portuguese forward Diogo Jota will miss the Qatar World Cup with a ‘serious calf muscle issue’ sustained during the Red’s 1-0 win against Manchester City.
Reece James (England) – England’s right-back, Reece James injured his knee during a Champions League clash against AC Milan. Newly-appointed Chelsea manager Graham Potter had revealed that the 22-year-old will be in a knee brace for a month.
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