You all football maniacs the big event is approaching! FIFA World Cup 2018 is all set to come with full excitement and enthusiasm. Russia is hosting the main event from 14 June to 15 July. We all are excited to see our favorite footballers on the ground. But did you know that some of the best football players won’t play in FIFA World Cup 2018?
1) Arturo Vidal (Chile)
Arturo Vidal, the heavily tattoed midfield player from Chile who will be sorely missed at the FIFA World Cup 2018 as Chile didn’t qualify for the world cup. He is well known for his influential presence on the pitch. He has won 97 caps for Chile.
2) Leonardo Bonucci (Italy)
He is one of the best defenders in the world. Unfortunately, the Italian national team lost 0-1 on aggregate to Sweden in the qualification play-off. It means that we will not be able to see Bonucci doing what he does best at WC 2018.
3) Alexis Sanchez (Chile)
Another Chilean on the list, Alexis Sanchez will be a big miss at the World Cup in Russia.
4) Arjen Robben (Netherlands)
When the Netherlands failed to qualify for the world cup 2018, all eyes turned to Arjen Robben. Some were rightfully disappointed to see a player of such class not featuring at the World Cup.
5) Gianluigi Buffon (Italy)
The Italian shot-stopper was left in tears after the qualifying match ended, shortly after announcing his retirement from international football. He is one of the best goalkeepers in history. The 40-year-old won a record 175 caps for his country.