2018 World Cup: Five biggest teams that miss out in Russia, The ongoing final phase of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers has thrown up a lot of surprises and shocks, leaving some conutries with joy and others with sorrow.
Vida and Rubben announce their retirement from international football as they are unable to qualify to Russia 2018 World Cup. the biggest teams like United state of America, Holland, Chile, Cameroon and Ghana missed the Russia 2018 World Cup.
The South American nation has a long and intriguing history in the FIFA World Cup games. Chile made its debut in the games in 1930. The Chilean team withdrew from two subsequent editions of the game in 1934 and 1938 only to come back in 1950. The team’s best result was in 1962 when it finished in the third place. Big player like Vida and Alex Sanchez will not be in 2018 World Cup after loss to Brazil in the last World Cup qualify match.
Netherlands’ national football team players (top L-R) midfielder Jordy Clasie, defender Gregory van der Wiel, defender Ron Vlaar, midfielder Kevin Strootman, defender Bruno Martins Indi, goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen, (bottom L-R) forward Quincy Promes, forward Jean-Paul Boetius, forward Robin van Persie, defender Daley Blind and midfielder Wesley Sneijder pose for a group picture before a friendly football match between France and Netherlands at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis near Paris on March 5, 2014 ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup football tournament.
3. The United States of America
The United States reached the quarter-finals of the 2002 World Cup, where they lost to Germany. Another notable result came during the 2009 Confederations Cup, where they eliminated top-ranked Spain in the semi-finals before losing to Brazil in the final, their only appearance in a FIFA men’s competition final.
the african champion fail to qualify to world cup Russia 2018, Their best result came in 1990, during their second World Cup appearance. The African team was stopped in the quarter-final by England who only edged them out by a narrow 3-2 win.
Ghana was knocked out of the game by Uruguay with a 4-2 scoreline in a game that ended on penalties. The team couldn’t improve on the results four years later in Brazil. It is such a shame they would not be getting the opportunity again in Russia 2018