Top players snubbed from the World Cup squads

From left: Sergio Ramos, Roberto Firmino and Thiago Alcantara

Top players snubbed from the World Cup squads

Fabian Simiyu 07:26 - 14.11.2022

Sergio Ramos and Thiago Alcantara are among the top players who have been dropped from the World Cup squads.

The 2022 World Cup which will be held in Qatar is a few days away and the following are top players who have been snubbed from representing their countries in the tournament.

Sergio Ramos

Sergio Ramos has been snubbed by Luis Enrique who is the current manager of the Spanish national team. Ramos expressed his desire to play for Spain in Qatar but that won't happen.

Sergio Ramos of Paris Saint-Germain FC during the UEFA Champions League Group H, football match between Juventus Fc and Paris Saint Germain on November 2, 2022.

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Ramos is currently in France as he is contracted to PSG where he plays as a defender. He has what it takes that managers do look for in defenders and it is a pity that the Spanish citizens won't see his last dance. 

Thiago Alcantara

Thiago Alcantara is a world-class midfielder who will miss this year's World Cup in Spain just like Serio Ramos who is his country mate.

Thiago Alcantara of Liverpool drives the ball on November 12, 2022.

Alcantara plays for Spain and Enrique could have omitted him from the squad after picking up a series of injuries while at Liverpool in the Premier League this season.

Roberto Firmino

Roberto Firmino is another Liverpool star who will be watching the World Cup in the comfort of his home after being omitted from Brazil national Squad.

Roberto Firmino of Liverpool in action on November 12, 2022.

Firmino plays as a forward for both Liverpool and Brazil and his slot was taken up by Gabriel Jesus who plays for Arsenal. From the look of things, Firmino could have played his last World Cup in 2018.

David De Gea

David De Gea is another top player who has been dropped from the Spanish national team for the 2022 World Cup set to be played in Qatar.

David De Gea applauds the fans after the UEFA Europa League match between Manchester vs Sheriff Tiraspol at Old Trafford on October 27, 2022.

De Gea is among the highly-rated goalkeepers in the world and Enrique hasn't given any reasons as to why he dropped the Red Devil's stopper.

Fikayo Tomori

Fikayo Tomori has broken all barriers to become one of the best young defenders in the world but unfortunately, he will miss the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Fikayo Tomori of AC Milan celebrates after scoring a goal during the Serie A football match between Milan and Fiorentina at San Siro Stadium on November 13, 2022.

Harry Maguire was picked ahead of him hence raising queries on the criteria that was used by Gareth Southgate to select the squad.

Ivan Toney

Ivan Toney's dream of representing England in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar died the moment Gareth Southgate named his squad for the tournament.

Ivan Toney celebrates after scoring for Brentford on November 12, 2022.

Toney plays for Brentford as a forward and he has been playing good football recently and it doesn't add up as to why Southgate snubbed him.