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Pakistan Observer pakobserver.net 24 Nov, 2022 17:00 am

From Benzema to Delaney: a list of players missing the FIFA World Cup

From Benzema to Delaney: a list of players missing the FIFA World Cup
The injuries continued to rule the 2022 World Cup with several players missing the tournament after knocks before and during the competition

Thomas Delaney became the latest member of the infamous “missing the World Cup due to injury” club joining several other players who are not in p due to injury-related absences.The timing of the World Cup, which is taking place in the middle of the club competition cycle, raised safety concerns among the players well before the tournament kicked off with many big names now officially missing the biggest footballing spectacle as a result.GEORGINIO WIJNALDUM (NETHERLANDS) Wijnaldum fractured his leg in August playing for AS Roma which ruled him out of the World Cup.The Liverpool forward is missing the World Cup due to a calf injury sustained in their victory over Manchester City but should be back for the latter half of the season.

Real Sociedad’s Oyarzabal ruptured his ACL during training in March and was unable to recover in time to make Spain’s World Cup squad.He also missed the 2014 World Cup after getting injured on the eve of Germany’s departure for Brazil, where they won the title.

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