African football stars who will miss the 2022 World Cup

The World Cup in Qatar will start very soon. At the most prestigious football championship among the national teams, there will be many star players, but also a number of TOP football players will not be able to take part in the tournament. Many gambling fans choose their favorites and make bets at bookmakers. Let’s talk about the most famous players in Africa, who will be forced to watch the 2022 World Cup from the sidelines.

Mohammed Salah (Egypt)

The Egyptian national team could not get into the final part of the World Cup, as well as its leader, Liverpool striker Mohammed Salah. Egypt in head-to-head meetings lost in the struggle for access to the World Cup team of Senegal. Both games were completed with the same score 1:0 and it came to a penalty shootout, where the Senegalese were more accurate (3:1). This is by far the biggest loss for African football, because Mohamed Salah is in great shape, is one of the best players in the world and is traditionally one of the top scorers in the Premier League.

Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City)

Like the Egyptians, the Algerian national team failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup. The Algerians competed against Cameroon in their relegation matches. Algeria won the first match with a score of 1:0, but lost the return match 1:2 following the results of extra halves. Thus, Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez will also miss the World Cup.

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Interestingly, Mohammed Salah and Riyad Mahrez will still go to Qatar, but not as footballers. Premier League stars become experts on beIN Sports.

Frank Kessier (Ivory Coast)

In the decisive match for reaching the playoffs, the Ivory Coast team lost to Cameroon. The Ivorians had an excellent chance of reaching the play-offs, it was enough for the national team not to lose their head-to-head match against Cameroon. However, the Lyon striker had other plans for this. The only goal in the meeting was scored by Carl Toko-Ekambi and Côte d’Ivoire was left behind, as well as their leader, Barcelona midfielder Frank Kessier. However, later the player was seriously injured for his club, which will not allow him to enter the field until the end of the calendar year.

Nicolas Pepe (Ivory Coast)

A similar situation. Despite the fact that the London Arsenal striker practically does not get into the squad for his club, Nicolas Pepe is a very talented player, the leader of the national team, who could decorate the World Cup with his game.

Sebastian Allais (Ivory Coast)

Continuing the theme of the Côte d’Ivoire national team, one cannot fail to mention the newly minted striker of Borussia Dortmund Sebastian Alle. Recall that a 28-year-old Ivorian was diagnosed with a testicular tumor, as a result of which the football player needed an operation with a long recovery. The striker’s transfer cost Borussia 31 million euros. It remains to wish Sebastian good health and a speedy return to the field.

Nabi Keita (Guinea)

Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita of Guinea failed to qualify for the World Cup. In their group, the Guineans took only the final 3rd place.

Islam Slimani (Algeria)

The top scorer in the qualifying round in the African zone, Islam Slimani, will also not go to the 2022 World Cup. The striker of the French “Brest” was able to score 7 goals in 6 matches of the qualifying stage and won the award for the best “sniper”, but this did not help the Algerians to get into the final stage of the World Cup.

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