World Cup

Players who will miss the World Cup through injury

Sean Walsh
Paul Pogba and Ronald Araujo are highly unlikely to go to the World Cup
Paul Pogba and Ronald Araujo are highly unlikely to go to the World Cup / James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images, Alex Caparros/Getty Images
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Injuries are one of the worst parts of football, and no player wants to miss a World Cup due to one.

Sadly, there will always be stars big and small who just aren't fit enough to head to these showpiece tournaments.

Here's who will miss the 2022 World Cup with injury and whose tournaments are in jeopardy.


1. Qatar

Definitely out: N/A

Doubts: N/A

Currently injured: N/A

2. Ecuador

Definitely out: Joao Rojas

Doubts: N/A

Currently injured: Robert Aboleda, Jeremy Sarmiento, Moises Caicedo

3. Netherlands

Definitely out: Georginio Wijnaldum

Doubts: N/A

Currently injured: Donny van de Beek

4. Senegal

Definitely out: Bouna Sarr

Doubts: N/A

Currently injured: Youssouf Sabaly, Famara Diedhiou, Ismaila Sarr, Boulaye Dia

5. England

Kalvin Phillips
Phillips could miss the World Cup / James Gill - Danehouse/GettyImages

Definitely out: Emile Smith Rowe

Doubts: Kalvin Phillips, Kyle Walker

Currently injured: Jordan Pickford, John Stones, Harry Maguire

6. Iran

Definitely out: N/A

Doubts: Allahyar Sayyadmanesh

Currently injured: Majid Hosseini

7. United States

Definitely out: N/A

Doubts: Miles Robinson

Currently injured: Antonee Robinson, Cristian Roldan, Tim Weah

8. Wales

Definitely out: N/A

Doubts: N/A

Currently injured: Aaron Ramsey, Joe Allen, Harry Wilson, Ben Davies

9. Argentina

Definitely out: N/A

Doubts: Paulo Dybala

Currently injured: Juan Musso, Juan Foyth, Lucas Martinez Quarta, Exequiel Palacios

10. Saudi Arabia

Definitely out: N/A

Doubts: N/A

Currently injured: N/A

11. Mexico

Definitely out: N/A

Doubts: Jesus Corona

Currently injured: Erick Aguirre, Jorge Sanchez, Hector Herrera, Luis Romo, Rogelio Funes Mori, Raul Jimenez

12. Poland

Definitely out: Jakub Moder

Doubts: N/A

Currently injured: Jan Bednarek, Arkadiusz Reca

13. France

Paul Pogba
Paul Pogba is a serious doubt / James Williamson - AMA/GettyImages

Definitely out: Boubacar Kamara

Doubts: Paul Pogba, Wesley Fofana

Currently injured: Mike Maignan, Jules Kounde, Lucas Digne, Theo Hernandez, Lucas Hernandez, Presnel Kimpembe, Ibrahima Konate, Adrien Rabiot, N'Golo Kante, Kingsley Coman, Raphael Varane

14. Denmark

Definitely out: N/A

Doubts: N/A

Currently injured: Christian Norgaard, Robert Skov, Rasmus Kristensen, Jesper Lindstrom, Andreas Cornelius, Joachim Andersen

15. Australia

Definitely out: N/A

Doubts: Kye Rowles

Currently injured: N/A

16. Tunisia

Definitely out: N/A

Doubts: N/A

Currently injured: N/A

17. Spain

Definitely out: N/A

Doubts: N/A

Currently injured: Aymeric Laporte, Thiago, Ansu Fati, Rodrigo

18. Germany

Marco Reus
Marco Reus could miss another World Cup / Soccrates Images/GettyImages

Definitely out: N/A

Doubts: Marco Reus, Florian Wirtz

Currently injured: Manuel Neuer, Antonio Rudiger, Leon Goretzka, Julian Brandt, Lukas Nmecha

19. Costa Rica

Definitely out: N/A

Doubts: N/A

Currently injured: N/A

20. Japan

Definitely out: N/A

Doubts: Ko Itakura, Takuma Asano

Currently injured: Eiji Kawashima, Shuichi Gonda, Takehiro Tomiyasu

21. Belgium

Definitely out: N/A

Doubts: N/A

Currently injured: Romelu Lukaku

22. Canada

Definitely out: N/A

Doubts: N/A

Currently injured: Doneil Henry, Atiba Hutchinson, Tajon Buchanan

23. Morocco

Definitely out: Tarik Tissoudali

Doubts: Nayef Aguerd

Currently injured: Bono, Adam Masina, Sofyan Amrabat

24. Croatia

Definitely out: N/A

Doubts: N/A

Currently injured: Martin Erlic, Marcelo Brozovic

25. Brazil

Definitely out: Guilherme Arana

Doubts: N/A

Currently injured: Alex Sandro, Bruno Guimaraes

26. Serbia

Definitely out: N/A

Doubts: N/A

Currently injured: Aleksandar Mitrovic

27. Switzerland

Definitely out: N/A

Doubts: N/A

Currently injured: Eray Comert, Noah Okafor

28. Cameroon

Definitely out: N/A

Doubts: N/A

Currently injured: Kevin Soni

29. Portugal

Definitely out: Pedro Neto, Ricardo Pereira

Doubts: N/A

Currently injured: Raphael Guerreiro, Pepe, Joao Felix

30. Ghana

Definitely out: N/A

Doubts: N/A

Currently injured: Thomas Partey, Joseph Paintsil, Benjamin Tetteh

31. South Korea

Definitely out: N/A

Doubts: N/A

Currently injured: Jo Hyeon-woo, Cho Gue-sung

32. Uruguay

Definitely out: Ronald Araujo

Doubts: N/A

Currently injured: Guillermo De Amores, Diego Godin, Jose Gimenez, Emanuel Gularte, Facundo Pellistri

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