Anthony Lee - Nov 10 , 2022

Why is the Italian Squad Absent from the 2022 World Cup?

As the 2022 FIFA World Cup inches closer, countries are preparing to make their final push for qualification. One of those countries is Italy, who will be looking to make a return to the World Cup after missing out on the 2018 edition. Italy has a long and storied history in the World Cup, having won the tournament four times. They will be looking to add a fifth star to their jerseys when they take the field in Qatar in 2022.

 The Italians have been drawn into a tough qualifying group, which includes reigning European champions Portugal and World Cup runners-up Belgium. However, with a squad that includes the likes of Gianluigi Buffon, Giorgio Chiellini, and Leonardo Bonucci, Italy will be confident of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup.

Why Italy is Missing from the 2022 World Cup?

In a stunning turn of events, Italy has failed to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. This is the first time in 60 years that the Italian national team will not be competing in the world's most prestigious soccer tournament. So, what went wrong? There are a number of factors that contributed to Italy's demise. First and foremost, the Italian team has been in decline for several years now. They haven't won a major international tournament since 2006, and their performance in recent World Cups has been lackluster at best. Secondly, the Italian league (Serie A) is not as strong as it once was. In the past, Serie A was one of the top leagues in Europe, but it has fallen behind leagues like the English Premier League and Spanish La Liga in recent years. This means that there are fewer top-quality players coming out of Italy these days.

Other Countries to Miss the 2022 World Cup

Norway Squad

Norway has failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup. This is the first time since 1938 that the country will not be represented at the world's biggest soccer tournament. The Norwegian team had high hopes of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup, but they were ultimately undone by poor performances in key matches. In particular, they failed to get results against Portugal and Sweden, two of their main rivals for a spot in the tournament. This is a huge disappointment for Norwegian soccer fans, who were looking forward to cheering on their team in Qatar next year. It remains to be seen how the team will bounce back from this setback, but one thing is for sure: they will have to work hard to regain the support of their fans

Paraguay Squad

The 2022 FIFA World Cup was awarded to Qatar, leaving Paraguay and other South American countries vying for a spot in the tournament. Despite its strong showing in CONMEBOL qualifying, Paraguay will not be making an appearance in the 2022 World Cup. This is a huge disappointment for Paraguayan fans, who were hoping to see their team compete on the world stage. The country has a rich footballing history, and many of its players have gone on to have successful careers at top clubs around the world. Sadly, it looks like Paraguay will have to wait until at least 2026 for another chance to qualify for the World Cup. In the meantime, they will continue to support their team and hope that they can one day bring home the coveted trophy.

Algeria Squad

In what was considered a huge upset, Algeria failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup. This is the first time in Africa's history that they will not be represented at the tournament. Algeria had been one of the favorites to not only qualify for the tournament, but to also make a deep run. Their loss to Zimbabwe in the final qualification match was a shock to everyone. This is a devastating blow for Algerian football and its fans. The team will have to regroup and try to figure out what went wrong. It will be a long road back to the top for them.

Sweden Squad

The 2022 World Cup is set to take place in Qatar, but several countries have already pulled out of the running to host the event. Sweden is one of those countries. There are several reasons for Sweden's withdrawal from the race to host the 2022 World Cup. First, Qatar's human rights record is abysmal. There have been reports of forced labor and even deaths among the migrant workers who are building the infrastructure for the World Cup. Second, it's simply too hot to play football in Qatar in the summer months. Temperatures can reach up to 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit). That would be far too dangerous for both players and fans alike. Finally, there are concerns that Qatar may not be able to deliver on its promises.

Anthony Lee

freelance writer

Written by: Anthony Lee
Anthony Lee is a freelance writer who works as a sales clerk in an eyewear boutique, and her seven years of experience allows her to select the right eyewear for her customers at a glance. Knowing the whole process of eyewear production, she also has a unique perspective on eyewear fashion. She is passionate about fashion accessories and life. She likes to match a variety of eyewear with various styles of clothing.

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