5 Star Players Who Won't Participate in the 2022 World Cup

49erssports.com - The 2022 World Cup will be held in Qatar soon. Unfortunately, there are some great players who will only be spectators when the 2022 World Cup rolls around.

A total of 32 of the world's top teams will compete in the 2022 World Cup. However, not all of the world's top footballers can appear in the competition because their national teams failed to qualify for the finals.

A number of the world's top national teams have failed to advance to the 2022 World Cup finals, such as Italy, Colombia, and many others.

This has made a number of football stars in Europe recently forced to watch their team-mates at club level compete in the 2022 World Cup on the screen.

Here are the five most valuable players in the world who had to surrender to watch the 2022 World Cup on screen:

5. Victor Osimhen (Nigeria/Napoli) - 65 Million Euros

Victor Osimhen is one of the most promising young strikers in Europe at the moment. Nigeria has many great players but failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup.

Osimhen's posture and speed could actually be Nigeria's mainstay in Qatar, but unfortunately he will only watch the World Cup as a supporter.

Osimhen has scored two goals and provided an assist in five games for Napoli in the Italian Serie A this season. It has a market value of 65 million euros and is considered one of Nigeria's brightest prospects.

4. Nicolo Barella (Italy/Inter Milan) - 70 Million Euros

Nicolo Barella is considered to be one of the best midfielders of his generation. The failure of the Italian national team to qualify for the 2022 World Cup means that not enough great stars will be in action in Qatar 2022.

The defending Euro champions lost to North Macedonia in the Play-off semifinals. Barella is currently at the peak of his form, it's a shame it can't be witnessed at the 2022 World Cup.

In eight appearances in all competitions for Inter Milan so far, the 25-year-old has scored two goals and provided two assists. Its value reaches 70 million euros.

3. Luis Diaz (Colombia/Liverpool) - 75 Million Euro

Luis Diaz has proven himself to be a very inspiring Liverpool signing. The Colombian left winger has captured the hearts of fans with the chivalrous mentality and hunger he has shown since joining the Premier League giants.

Luis Diaz is a winger with extraordinary skills and is able to control the ball well. Unfortunately, Diaz will not take part in the 2022 World Cup.

Colombia failed to qualify for Qatar after only finishing sixth in the South American zone 2022 World Cup Qualifiers.

In his nine appearances in all competitions for Liverpool so far, Luis Diaz has scored four goals. It has a market value of 75 million euros.

2. Mohamed Salah (Egypt/Liverpool) - 90 Million Euros

Mohamed Salah is one of the great and admired footballers in the world. The Liverpool forward also put in an outstanding performance in the 2021/2022 season and shared the Premier League Golden Boot award with Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-min.

However, Mohamed Salah's form declined after the turn of the year and he failed to lead Egypt to qualify for the 2022 World Cup. Egypt lost to Senegal on penalties in the final qualifying match.

Mohamed Salah has not been able to reach his best performance level like the end of 2021 this season. However, he has performed quite well with Liverpool so far.

In nine games in all competitions with Liverpool, Salah has scored four goals and provided three assists.

1. Erling Haaland (Norway/Man City) - 150 Million Euros

Man City striker, Erling Haaland, is considered to be the best player in his current form. The Norwegian caused a stir in the Premier League with his decision to join Man City last summer in a deal worth 60 million euros.

However, Erling Haaland will not be at the 2022 World Cup after Norway failed to qualify for the finals. The young Norwegian striker was very unfortunate to fail to act in Qatar, even though he has world-class skills when he acts on the field.

In the 10 matches he played with Man City in all competitions this season, Erling Haaland has scored 14 goals and provided one assist. 

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