Welcome to Part Three of our World Cup 2022 Preview which will look at Groups E and F in particular, as well as a look at some of the top players from each team as well as a list of some of the top world stars that are going to be missing out on the tournament this year either through injury or because their nation did not qualify, or they are likely not to be selected by their manager.

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We know that this World Cup is going to be graced with a whole host of star players from all over the globe, but there are a few that will be sat at home unable to participate either due to injury, or their national team not qualifying.

We’ll begin with a look at some of the key players to each in each group followed by a list of top players who will be watching the events unfold at home.

Star Players At World Cup 2022

Group A

  • Qatar – Abdelkarim Hassan, Tarek Salman, Boualem Khoukhi, Abdulaziz Hatem, Hassan Al-Haydos, Almoez Ali
  • Ecuador – Pervis Estupinan, Piero Hincapie, Moises Caicedo, Carlos Gruezo, Enner Valencia, Romario Ibarra
  • Senegal – Kalidou Koulibaly, Eduoard Mendy, Sadio Mane, Ismaila Sarr, Bamba Dieng, Papa Gueye, Krepin Diatta, Idrissa Gueye, Cheikou Kouyate, Nampalys Mendy, Fodo Ballo-Toure
  • Netherlands – Jasper Cillesen, Stefan de Vrij, Virgil van Dijk, Matthijs de Ligt, Jurrien Timber, Frenkie De Jong, Ryan Gravenberch, Memphis Depay, Steven Bergwijn, Cody Gakpo, Arnau Danjuma

Group B

  • EnglandHarry Kane, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Raheem Sterling, Mason Mount, Jude Bellingham, Kieran Trippier, Declan Rice, Ben Chilwell, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Bukayo Saka, Kyle Walker
  • Wales – Gareth Bale, Daniel James, Aaron Ramsey, Harry Wilson, Neco Williams, Kieffer Moore, Ben Davies
  • Iran – Serdar Azmoun, Mehdi Taremi, Alreza Jahanbahksh, Mehdi Ghayedi
  • United States – Christian Pulisic, Giovanni Reyna, Sergino Dest, Brenden Aaronson, Weston McKennie, Ricardo Pepi, Matt Turner, Tyler Adams, Zack Steffen

Group C

  • ArgentinaLionel Messi, Angel Di Maria, Lautaro Martinez, Paulo Dybala, Nicolo Tagliafico, Cristian Romero, Lisandro Martinez, Emiliano Martinez, Rodrigo De Paul, Giovani Lo Celso, Enzo Fernandez, Leandro Paredes
  • Saudi Arabia – Salem Al-Dawsari, Salman Al-Faraj, Saleh Al-Shehri
  • Mexico – Raul Jimenez, Hirving Lozano, Guillermo Ochoa, Diego Lainez, Santiago Gimenez, Andres Guardardo, Edson Alvarez
  • Poland – Robert Lewandowski, Kamil Glik, Arkadiusz Milik, Piotr Zielinski, Wojciech Szczesny, Matty Cash, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Krzyzstof Piatek, Jan Bednarek

Group D

  • FranceKylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba, Karim Benzema, Hugo Lloris, Aurelien Tchuimeni, Ousmane Dembele, Raphael Varane, Christopher NKunku, Eduardo Camavinga, Benjamin Pavard, Lucas Hernandez, Olivier Giroud
  • Australia – Tom Rogic, Mat Ryan, Aaron Mooy, Daniel Arzani, Awer Mabil, Ajdin Hrustic
  • Denmark – Christian Eriksen, Kasper Schmeichel, Simon Kjaer, Andreas Christensen, Kaspar Dollberg, Mikkel Damsgaard, Martin Braithwaite, Thomas Delaney, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Joakim Maehle
  • Tunisia – Hannibal Mejbri, Wahbi Khazri, Youssef Msakni

Group E

  • Spain – Gavi, Pedri, Ansu Fati, Sergio Busquets, Jose Gaya, Jordi Alba, Koke, Marco Asensio, Ferran Torres, Rodri, Pablo Sarabia, Nico Williams, Alvaro Morata,
  • Costa Rica – Oscar Duarte, Bryan Oviedo, Francisco Calvo, Celso Borges, Bryan Ruiz, Jewison Bennette, Johan Venegas, Joel Campbell
  • Germany – Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, Robin Gosens, Matthias Ginter, Joshua Kimmich, Kai Havertz, Jamal Musiala, Ilkay Gundogan, Timo Werner, Serge Gnabry, Thomas Muller, Leroy Sane, Antonio Rudiger, Florian Wirtz, Leon Goretzka, Karim Adeyemi
  • Japan – Takefusa Kubo, Takumi Minamino, Daichi Kamada, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Kyogo Furuhashi, Ritsu Doan, Yuto Nagatomo, Hiroki Ito, Wataru Endo

Group F

  • Belgium – Thibaut Courtois, Roby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Thomas Meunier, Axel Witsel, Kevin De Bruyne, Youri Tielemans, Yannick Carrasco, Leandro Trossard, Timothy Castagne, Eden Hazard, Thorgen Hazard, Michy Batshuayi, Dries Mertens, Romelu Lukaku, Jeremy Doku
  • Canada – Cyle Larin, Jonathan David, Alphonso Davies, Richie Laryea, Samuel Piette, Lavas Cavallini, Liam Millar
  • Morocco – Nayef Aguerd, Adel Taarabt, Sofiane Boufal, Youssef En-Nesyri, Hakim Ziyech, Sofyan Amrabat, Younes Belhanda,Achraf Hakimi, Noussair Mazraoui
  • Croatia – Dejan Lovren, Luka Modric, Mateo Kovacic, Marcelo Brozovic, Ivan Perisic, Mario Pasalic, Andrej Kramaric, Mislav Orsic, Josko Gvardiol, Domagoj Vida

Group G

  • Brazil Neymar, Vinicius Jnr, Raphinha, Roberto Firmino, Marquinhos, Fabinho, Lucas Paqueta, Thiago Silva, Richarlison, Pedro, Antony, Gabriel Jesus, Roger Ibanez, Casemiro, Alisson, Ederson, Rodrygo, Alex Telles, Gabriel Barbosa, Eder Militao, Fred, Bruno Guimaraes
  • Serbia – Dusan Vlahovic, Sergeij Milinkovic-Savic, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Dusan Tadic, Filip Kostic, Luka Jovic, Ivan Ilic, Predrag Rajkovic, Nemanja Radonjic,
  • Switzerland – Xherdan Shaqiri, Granit Xhaka, Yann Sommer, Manuel Akanji, Breel Embolo, Haris Seferovic, Ricardo Rodriguez, Remo Freuler, Denis Zakaria, Fabian Schar, Kevin Mbabu
  • Cameroon – Andre Onana, Nicolas Nkoulou, Collins Fai, Pierre Kunde, Moumi Ngamaleu, Vincent Aboubakar, Karl Toko Ekambi, Bryan Mbeumo

Group H

  • Portugal – Cristiano Ronaldo, Ruben Dias, Joao Cancelo, Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes, Fabio Trincao, Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho, Jose Sa, Andre Gomez, Rafael Leao, Diogo Dalot, Otavio, Joao Felix, Renato Sanches, Nuno Mendes, Vitinha
  • Ghana – Andre Ayew, Jordan Ayew, Tariq Lamptey, Mohammed Salisu, Joseph Aidoo, Daniel Amartey, Elisha Owusu, Mohammed Kudus
  • Uruguay – Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani, Darwin Nunez, Rodrigo Betancur, Jon Gimenez, Federico Valverde, Giorgian de Arrascaeta, Diego Godin, Facundo Pellestri, Fernando Muslera,Guillermo Varela
  • South Korea – Son Hyeong-min, Kim Min-jae, Hwang Hee-chan, Lee Kang-in, Jeong Woo-jeong, Hwang Ui-jo, Lee Jae-sung

Teams And Players Who Will Not Be Playing At The Qatar 2022 World Cup

There are a number of players who will not be participating in the World Cup Finals this winter, including some of the biggest names in World Football. Let’s take a look at some of those talented individuals and teams that won’t be at the finals in a few week’s time.

Teams Missing Out

  • Italy
  • Colombia
  • Chile
  • Sweden
  • Peru
  • Egypt
  • Ivory Coast
  • Nigeria
  • Turkey
  • Austria
  • Scotland
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Norway
  • Czech Republic
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Paraguay
  • Jamaica
  • Algeria

Players Missing The World Cup 2022

  • Mohamed Salah (Egypt)
  • Erling Haaland (Norway)
  • Alexis Sanchez (Chile)
  • Jan Oblak (Slovakia)
  • Diego Jota (Portugal) – injured
  • Riyad Mahrez (Algeria)
  • Andy Robertson (Scotland)
  • Martin Odegaard (Norway)
  • Luis Diaz (Colombia) – injured
  • Naby Keita (Guinea) – injured
  • Wilfred Zaha (Ivory Coast)
  • Dejan Kulusevski (Sweden)
  • Jorginho (Italy)
  • Joel Matip (Cameroon)
  • Alexander Isak (Sweden)
  • Kalvin Phillips (England) – injured
  • Reece James (England) – injured
  • Ben Chilwell (England) – Injured
  • Pedro Neto (Portugal) – injured
  • Ricardo Pereira (Portugal) – injured
  • N’Golo Kante (France) – injured
  • Mike Maignan (France) – injured
  • Arthur Melo (Brazil) – injured
  • Ronald Araujo (Uruguay) – injured
  • Georgingo Wijnaldum (Netherlands) – injured
  • Jakub Moder (Poland) – injured
  • Bouna Sarr (Senegal) – injured
  • Alexis Saelemaekers (Belgium) – injured
  • David de Gea – Not Selected by Spain

So while it is sad that so many talented stars will be absent, there are still plenty of outstanding talents set to play in the tournament, so we will continue our preview of the group stages now moving on with the teams in Groups E and F.

World Cup Group Stage Preview – Groups E and F

Group E

  • Spain
  • Costa Rica
  • Germany
  • Japan

Group E Fixtures

23rd Nov – Germany v Japan – Khalifa International

23rd Nov – Spain v Costa Rica – Al Thumama

27th Nov – Japan v Costa Rica – Ahmad bin Ali

27th Nov – Spain v Germany – Al Bayt

1st Dec – Japan v Spain – Khalifa International

1st Dec – Costa Rica v Germany – Al Bayt

Predicted Results

  • 23rd Nov – Germany v Japan – Khalifa International – Germany win
  • 23rd Nov – Spain v Costa Rica – Al Thumama – Spain win
  • 27th Nov – Japan v Costa Rica – Ahmad bin Ali – Japan win
  • 27th Nov – Spain v Germany – Al Bayt – Spain win
  • 1st Dec – Japan v Spain – Khalifa International – Spain win
  • 1st Dec – Costa Rica v Germany – Al Bayt – Germany win

Final Standings Prediction

Group E – 1st Spain, 2nd Germany, 3rd Japan, 4th Costa Rica

Players To Watch

Spain – Gavi (Mid), Ferran Torres (Mid/Att), Pedri (Mid)

Costa Rica – Keylor Navas (Gk), Jewison Bennette (Mid), Joel Campbell (Att)

Germany – Joshua Kimmich (Mid), Serge Gnabry (Att), Jamal Musiala (Mid)

Japan – Takumi Minamino (Mid), Kyogo Furuhashi (Att), Ritsu Doan (Mid)

Group F

  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Morocco
  • Croatia

Group F Fixtures

23rd Nov – Morocco v Croatia – Al Bayt

23rd Nov – Belgium v Canada – Ahmad bin Ali

27th Nov – Belgium v Morocco – Al Thumama

27th Nov – Croatia v Canada – Khalifa International

1st Dec – Croatia v Belgium – Ahmad bin Ali

1st Dec – Canada v Morocco – Al Thumama

Predicted Results

  • 23rd Nov – Morocco v Croatia – Al Bayt – Croatia win
  • 23rd Nov – Belgium v Canada – Ahmad bin Ali – Belgium win
  • 27th Nov – Belgium v Morocco – Al Thumama – Belgium win
  • 27th Nov – Croatia v Canada – Khalifa International – Croatia win
  • 1st Dec – Croatia v Belgium – Ahmad bin Ali – Belgium win
  • 1st Dec – Canada v Morocco – Al Thumama – Draw

Final Standings Prediction

Group F – 1st Belgium, 2nd Croatia, 3rd Morocco, 4th Canada

Players To Watch

Belgium – Kevin De Bruyne (Mid), Eden Hazard (Mid), Romelu Lukaku (Att)

Canada – Cyle Larin (Att), Jonathan David (Att), Alphonso Davies (Def)

Morocco – Sofiane Boufal (Mid), Hakim Ziyech (Att), Noussair Mazraoui (Def)

Croatia – Luka Modric (Mid), Ivan Perisic (Mid), Josko Gvardiol (Def)