Eight Stars Who Could Be Snubbed A Place At Russia 2018
Eight Stars Who Could Be Snubbed A Place At The 2018 FIFA World Cup
With 77 days to go until the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, time is starting to run out for some players who still want to catch the eye of their international managers. Here are eight stars who are in danger of missing out on the tournament.
Click through the gallery above to see eight players who could be snubbed for their national team's Russia 2018 squad, according to the Daily Star.
All the players mentioned have either just returned from a long injury spell or are failing to impress their managers with their performances at club level.
On-loan Bayern Munich star Renato Sanches is a perfect example of a player who is struggling for form and is likely to miss the World Cup. The 20-year-old is currently playing his football at loan club Swansea City, but is not making the impact he would have liked, which cost him a place in the recent Portugal squad.
The highly talented Marco Reus is another star who may miss out on travelling to Russia as his place in the Germany squad is not quite cemented. The winger has just come back from a cruciate ligament injury he picked up back in May, and although he has put in some decent performances for Borussia Dortmund since, he faces some tough competition to reclaim his spot in the national team.
Chelsea defender David Luiz has not only lost his place in the Blues' first team this season, he has also been dropped by the Brazil national team. The 30-year-old has reportedly fallen out with club boss Antonio Conte in recent months, which initially cost him his place in the club's starting XI, and when he did return for a game or two, he then picked up an injury and has been out of the team ever since.
Others who could also miss out on their national team's squads for Russia 2018, according to the Daily Star, are Christian Benteke, Shkodran Mustafi, Alvaro Morata, Alexander Kokorin and Karim Benzema.
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