If Mo Salah does miss out on Russia, he wouldn’t be the first notable World Cup absentee. Here are few other big names to have had their tournament hopes dashed by injury.
Stanislav Cherchesov’s men haven’t fared much better in recent friendlies, with home losses to France, Brazil and Argentina punctuated by a 3-3 draw with Spain.
Radja Nainggolan’s impressive stats for AS Roma in both Serie A and Champions League this season bears testimony to the fact that he deserves a place in Roberto Martinez’s Belgium squad for the 2018 World Cup, in Russia.
Roma superstar Radja Nainggolan spoke his heart out in an interview with Belgian media outlet HLN after Belgium head coach Roberto Martinez axed him from the provisional squad for the FIFA World Cup 2018, in Russia this summer.
Strikers Paulo Dybala, Gonzalo Higuain and Sergio Aguero were Monday named alongside Lionel Messi in Argentina’s squad for the World Cup in Russia.
Belgium boss Roberto Martinez and has announced his 28-man provisional Belgium squad for the upcoming 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Morocco coach Herve Renard has named the 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia next month.
Roberto Mancini, 53, the new coach of Italy which missed FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia, has pledged to bring the Azzurri back to top.
Panama have announced their 35-man preliminary squad for the 2018 World Cup. The provisional squad includes six players with more than 100 caps, including Gabriel Gomez, Blas Perez, Luis Tejeda, and Roman Torres.
Poland coach Adam Nawalka has announced a wide-ranging 35-man provisional squad of ahead of World Cup Russia 2018, which also four uncapped players.
Russia have revealed a 28-man provisional squad for the 2018 World Cup.
Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke is looking forward to helping the club lift European title when they play Olympique Marseilles in the Europa League final in Lyon on Wednesday night.