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Top Stars Missing 2018 FIFA World Cup XI

Top Stars Missing The 2018 FIFA World Cup XI

By Kurt Buckerfield - Oct 11, 2017 07:15 PM @KurtLaduma

With many international stars learning their fate this week, here is a starting XI of players set to miss the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia!

Tired of reading? Click through the gallery above to see the Daily Star’s team of players who will not be in Russia next year.

Atletico Madrid and Slovenia goalkeeper Jan Oblak is arguably the best goalkeeper set to miss the tournament in Russia, while the Daily Star chose Antonio Valencia at right back after Ecuador failed in their bid to qualify.

Centre back Virgil van Dijk will miss the World Cup following the Netherlands' disappointing qualifying campaign, as will Chile's Gary Medel, who was selected as the second central defender.

David Alaba was chosen at left back as Austria failed to qualify for football's biggest event, while Guinea's Naby Keita and Chile's Arturo Vidal were the two central midfielders selected.

Gareth Bale is at right wing in the set-up after Wales' heartbreak on Tuesday night, while Chile's Alexis Sanchez is behind the striker and Netherlands' Arjen Robben is on the left side of attack.

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The Daily Star chose Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang up front as he is arguably the highest-profile forward to miss out on the World Cup next year after Gabon failed to qualify.

Are you disappointed to see these players missing out on next year's World Cup? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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Matt93 Joined: 07 Apr 2015
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Matt93 Oct 13, 2017 11:55 AM
Holland have become another england....chockers
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Matt93 Oct 13, 2017 11:54 AM
Chile
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AyohBucs Oct 13, 2017 11:36 AM
4.4M.. Per Year ryt..?
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Khosification Amu86 Oct 12, 2017 01:44 PM
Dont count Khune in pls, He is an attaker behind the strikers and He is going to Russia
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Faysal Oct 12, 2017 12:13 PM
Add rati
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skumaro #Khosination Oct 12, 2017 08:22 AM
I don't mind for other countries I'm feeling sorry that Chile didn't make it as long as my Brazil "WOW" I adore that country so much when it comes to football. In each & every World Cup I'm supporting them , team Neymar,Jesus,Countinho,Paulinh o,Marcelo etc man, the Samba boys I really love Brazil shame I won't lie but I so wish my lovely country can qualify because I love my country more than Brazil if the boys qualify ,if it's S.A vs Brazil it's South Africa all the way because I'm proudly South African & proudly Kaizer Chiefs fan . #Khosination
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jujunation4lyf Oct 12, 2017 06:34 AM
No news ,try again
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Hloni'mayeng2 Oct 12, 2017 01:25 AM
The Netherlands is done 4... no competition thr
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Ruud-Krol-Reloaded Oct 12, 2017 01:21 AM
Absolutely no news here.
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Sydney Hlox Oct 11, 2017 11:32 PM
Unlucky GB11
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clemz7 Oct 11, 2017 11:21 PM
Not at all as long King Messi is there,
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tinashenengomasha Oct 11, 2017 10:18 PM
that line_up can kil mst of the teams
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T33K@Y Oct 11, 2017 09:15 PM
Eish its sad 2 see such players not goin 2 Russia....
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musah005 Oct 11, 2017 08:16 PM
Its a pity Chile won't be there, I will definitely miss their fighting spirit,especially the warrior(Vidal)
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Ashlezo wa Lesele Oct 11, 2017 08:04 PM
Henrikh Mkhitaryan
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PeddieBoy Oct 11, 2017 08:02 PM
Sub Dino Dlovu (sa),tokelo rantie,(sa)
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Myaka weliPhefeni Oct 11, 2017 07:50 PM
Its luk lyk cld be a boring world cup

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