Top 10 Real Madrid Players Who Will Not Feature at the World Cup

Top 10 Real Madrid Players Who Will Not Feature at the World Cup

Isaac Darko
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:16 PM
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  • Real Madrid could have as many as over 15 players featuring in the upcoming World Cup in Qatar
  • But some big names who play for the Los Blancos will sit back and watch the tournament on their screens
  • The World Cup will begin officially on November 20th and end on 18th December across 8 stadia in the country

As many as 15 Real Madrid players will be part of their respective national teams during the international break for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

This month's World Cup has left Carlo Ancelotti without half of his squad - lots of Los Blancos stars are guaranteed a place in the World Cup.

The tournament is set to kick off officially on November 20, with the vast majority of the squad looking forward to the event in the Middle East.

Real Madrid, 2022 World Cup, Qatar, Toni Kroos, Ferland Mendy, David Alaba
Ten some big stars of Real Madrid will sit back and watch the 2022 World Cup on their screens. Photos by Mateo Villalba/ Diego Souto
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Brazil duo Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo Goes, France trio Karim Benzema, Edurado Camavinga and Aurelin Tchouameni, alongside Croatia captain Luka Modric are some of the top names from Real Madrid who will feature at the World Cup.

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Real Madrid players missing World Cup

One big name that was expected to be named In France's 26-man squad but was left out was Ferland Mendy. Les Bleus coach Didier Deschamps opted for Bayern Munich's Lucas Hernandez and AC Milan defender Theo Hernandez over Mendy at left back role.

Spanish players Nacho, Ceballos, Odrozola, Vallejo and Lucas Vazaquez are deemed not good enough for Spain’s 55-man preliminary list.

Unfortunately, David Alaba sits out of this year's edition as his country, Austria failed to qualify for the Mundial, while Toni Kroos will not represent Germany after he retired from international duty after the 2020 European Cup.

The Real Madrid stars to miss World Cup

1. Lunin

2. David Alaba

3. Nacho

4. Odriozola

5. Vallejo

6. Lucas Vazquez

7. Dani Ceballos

8. Ferland Mendy

9. Toni Kroos

10. Mariano Diaz

A look at the 8 stadia set to host the World Cup

Sports Brief had earlier reported that eight venues would play host to the 64 matches to be played during the 2022 edition of the World Cup in Qatar.

The tournament is set to kick off officially on November 20, with hosts curtain-raising the campaign against Ecuador.

all eight stadiums where the action will take place are ready, despite previous fears about the possibility of the venues not being ready in time. Construction of the facilities is understood to have started back in November 2015 in readiness for the prestigious tournament.

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Isaac Darko is a La Liga, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga editor at Sports Brief with a Degree in Journalism and Communications from Ghana Institute of Journalism (2010)