Teams that missed out on a spot at FIFA World Cup 2022

Teams that missed out on a spot at FIFA World Cup 2022

Counting 38 days to the FIFA World Cup 2022, are you excited about it?

This year, there are in total of eight teams that couldn’t make it to the FIFA World Cup 2022, and even before the first kick of the ball at the Qatar, fans who have not been following the tournament qualifiers will be in for a shock.

Some other big teams from Europe, South America, and Africa will also watch the tournament from home.

Let’s take a look who will not be on the plane to Qatar in November:

1. Italy

Italy failed to secure a spot after a 92nd minute loss to North Macedonia in their playoff semifinal in March. However, they won just once and were held to four draws. A second-place finish behind Switzerland took them to the playoffs where they failed to score and found themselves missing out on the World Cup for the second consecutive time.

2. Columbia

Colombia was one of the favorites to secure a spot at the FIFA World Cup 2022. The South American side finished sixth in the CONMEBOL qualifiers, a point behind Peru who took the playoff spot after the top four teams earned automatic qualification.

3. Sweden

The 2018 quarter-finalists’ journey to Qatar was derailed when they lost three of their six matches in the second leg of qualifiers last year. They ended up second in their group behind Spain and were pitted against Poland in the playoffs.

4. Chile

They won only one of their last four qualification matches for Qatar 2022. Chile then sought to have Ecuador disqualified by arguing that Ecuador’s Byron Castillo was Colombian and ineligible to represent Ecuador.

5. Nigeria

Nigeria’s dreams of playing in front of a large expat Nigerian population were dashed when they drew both their playoff legs against Ghana. The second leg of the tie saw Ghana qualify for Qatar on the basis of an away goal.

6. Russia

The only politically forced expulsion from the 2022 World Cup is Russia. FIFA announced the team’s expulsion from all competitions following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine earlier this year.

7. Egypt

With a World Cup taking place in the Middle East, Mohamed Salah leading the team and a big expat population in Qatar, Egypt would have been relishing their chances of qualifying for the 2022 event.

However, their biggest star Salah missed his penalty along with two others when Egypt drew against Senegal in the playoff.

8. Algeria

It was one of the most dramatic finishes of the World Cup qualifiers, and one that stunned the world. Algeria was on the verge of making it to Qatar 2022 after scoring a late extra-time winner over Cameroon in their playoff tie.

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