The clock started ticking for the much-awaited league, people all over the world are waiting for the first kick off. Yes, its the FIFA world cup 2018 to be held in Russia. Teams, as well as fans, have pulled their socks up for the whistle to blow. But not every time things go smoothly as expected. This season we might encounter some major and shocking miss outs.
Countries that missed out this season
USA had been ever-present since 1994, but failed to showcase in the world cup qualifiers called the hexagonal which involves six nations.
Chile fell to 6th to miss out the world cup, they started off well with an impressive 2-0 win over Brazil but lost miserably in the last four fixtures. Chile ranked 9th in the FIFA ranking and is the highest ranked team to miss out the world cup.
Cameroon has been one the most successful African team in the world cup, they have played seven World cups, one more than Nigeria and also they were the first African country to qualify world cup quarterfinals. But the qualification is pretty cruel in Africa.
yes! the only name comes first is Robin van Persie the flying dutch, this is the second consecutive time the Netherlands are missing the world cup. This is because of highly depending on their key players like Wesley Sneijder, Arjen Robben, Robin van Persie and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.
yes you read it right “Italy”, Italy missing the world cup is a big shock, the last time they missed a world cup was in 1958. They have been relying on their older players for quite a sometime which hasn’t got them much success.