The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be here soon. The opening game of the new quadrennial tournament is just three months away. The World Cup is football’s most important event. Every player dreams of representing their country at the tournament.
Only the best teams around the globe have been invited to the World Cup. Some top teams, such as Italy, Colombia and Sweden, Chile, Nigeria, will not be able to participate in the World Cup.
After their national teams failed to qualify, a few of the biggest football stars, including Erling Haaland and Mohamed Salah, Marco Verratti, David Alaba, and many others, won’t be playing at the 2022 World Cup.
It is likely that the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar will be the last time we see many of today’s greatest footballers on the biggest stage. Let’s now take a look at five of the most prominent footballers who will be competing in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Edinson Cavani (Uruguay)
Edinson Cvani is one the most outstanding strikers his generation. In 129 games, the Uruguay international has provided 17 assists and 56 goals for his country. Cavani is well-known for his head ability and clinical finishing, but he is also known for his fighting spirit and never-say-die attitude.
Cavani is now 35 years old and the 2022 FIFA Soccer World Cup will be his last. Cavani, who was released by Manchester United earlier in the summer after his contract expired, is now a free agent. He is now in his 30s but can still be a formidable presence in the last third of his day.
He’ll be looking to finish on a high note at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
#9 Luis Suarez (Uruguay)
Cavani’s strike partner Luis Suarez, is also a modern-day great. Suarez, who is 35 years old now, is currently working for Uruguayan outfit Nacional. He is one the most skilled attackers of modern times and has terrorized European defenders during his prime.
Suarez has reached his peak years and his form has been declining in recent seasons. The 2022 FIFA World Cup will likely be El Pistolero’slast.
#8 Angel Di Maria (Argentina)
Angel Di Maria was one of Argentina’s most prominent players over the past decade. It is widely believed that his absence from the team due to injury was one of the reasons Argentina lost to Germany in the 2014 FIFA World Cup final.
Di Maria scored La Albiceleste’swinning goal during the final of the 2021 Copa America. The 34-year old joined Juventus as a free agent this summer. He is not at his peak, but he is still a great footballer.
He is not likely to be available when the 2026 edition arrives.
#7 Marco Reus (Germany)
Marco Reus has been undoubtedly one the most talented attackers his generation. Due to injuries, his participation in the German national soccer team was limited. In his career, he has only played 48 games for Die Mannschaft. He scored 15 goals and provided 14 assists.
Reus has only played three games at the World Cup, and Reus will be hoping that this time he will be available for more. The 33-year old could be playing his last game at the quadrennial tournament.