Which athletes will miss the FIFA 2022 World Cup due to injury?

Which athletes will miss the FIFA 2022 World Cup due to injury?

Owing to the congestion of this remarkable season, some players may likely miss the FIFA 2022 World Cup due to injuries.

For athletes worrying about recovering from injuries in time for the event, FIFA 2022 World Cup may be the most challenging one ever.

Numerous celebrities have already been ruled out of Qatar, while a number of elite athletes must wait anxiously for their health.

It is not brand-new. The anxious few weeks leading up to an international tournament are now a football cliché, but because domestic football is set to end only a week before the World Cup starts, this period is more nerve-wracking than usual.

The squad member restriction for FIFA 2022 World Cup teams has been increased to 26.

Everyone is going through a weird moment. Unfortunately, with time running out to prepare for Qatar, the emphasis is shifting to 2026, which is bad news for an ever-growing list.

Here is a complete list of all those who are either certain to miss the FIFA 2022 World Cup or who are uncertain about their level of fitness for the event.

There are a number of notable casualties who are expected to miss the tournament in Qatar; Sadio Mané, who had a tendon injury during Bayern Munich’s game against Werder Bremen, is possibly the biggest of them all.

Timo Werner is also expected to be out, as is 2018 World Cup finalist Paul Pogba, who underwent knee surgery as a result of problems that plagued his Juventus comeback. N’Golo Kante, who injured his ankle against Tottenham in August, won’t be ready in time. While Wales and Bournemouth star David Brooks, who targeted the World Cup after being diagnosed with stage two Hodgkin lymphoma last year, has suffered injury setbacks on his road to recovery and will heartbreakingly miss out, Diogo Jota suffered a tournament-ending injury against Manchester City in the Premier League.

In the England camp, Chelsea full-backs Reece James and Ben Chilwell have both been ruled out of the tournament. James had previously indicated(opens in new tab) he was fighting to get fit for the tournament – but now appears to have lost that race.

Mexico’s Football team squad and preview for the FIFA 2022 World Cup

Player Nation Club Injury Potential return
Giovani Lo Celso Argentina Villarreal Thigh Unknown
Alexis Saelemaekers Belgium AC Milan Knee Unknown
Diego Carlos Brazil Aston Villa Calf Unknown
Maxime Crepeau Canada Los Angeles FC Shin Unknown
Scott Kennedy Canada Jahn Regensburg Shoulder Unknown
Joao Rojas Ecuador Monterrey Knee Unknown
Ben Chilwell England Chelsea Thigh Unknown
Emile Smith Rowe England Arsenal Groin 26/12/2022
James Justin England Leicester City Knee Unknown
Kyle Walker-Peters England Southampton Thigh 26/12/2022
Reece James England Chelsea Knee Unknown
Tino Livramento England Southampton Knee 01/01/2023
Mike Maignan France AC Milan Calf 01/01/2023
N’Golo Kante France Chelsea Thigh 18/02/2023
Paul Pogba France Juventus Knee Unknown
Raphael Varane France Manchester United Thigh Unknown
Wesley Fofana France Chelsea Knee Unknown
Timo Werner Germany RB Leipzig Ankle Unknown


Stephan Ambrosius Ghana Karlsruher Thigh Unknown
Yuta Nakayama Japan Huddersfield Town Ankle Unknown
Tarik Tissoudali Morocco Gent Knee Unknown
Georginio Wijnaldum Netherlands Roma Shin 12/01/2023
Jakub Moder Poland Brighton & Hove Albion Knee 25/02/2023
Diego Jota Portugal Liverpool Calf Unknown
Ricardo Pereira Portugal Leicester City Calf 21/01/2023
Abdullah Al-Ahrak Qatar Al-Duhail Knee Unknown
Bouna Sarr Senegal Bayern Munich Knee Unknown
Keita Balde Senegal Spartak Moscow Anti-doping violation 05/12/2022
Moussa Niakhate Senegal Nottingham Forest Thigh Unknown
Sadio Mané Senegal Bayern Munich Knee Unknown
Jesus Corona Sevilla Mexico Ankle Unknown
Gerard Pique Spain Barcelona Retirement
Kepa Arrizabalaga Spain Chelsea Ankle 26/12/2022
Chris Richards United States Crystal Palace Thigh Unknown
Luca de la Torre United States Celta Vigo Groin Unknown
Miles Robinson United States Atlanta United Ankle Unknown
Mauro Arambarri Uruguay Getafe Ankle Unknown


David Brooks Wales Bournemouth Thigh 26/12/2022
Rhys Norrington-Davies Wales Sheffield United Thigh Unknown
Tom Lawrence Wales Rangers Knee Unknown


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