England players who will or may miss the 2022 World Cup
The World Cup in Qatar is already very close, the players are playing the last matches before the tournament for their clubs, and the fans are getting ready for a real football holiday. The England team is one of the favorites for the World Cup. Kirish bookmakers assume that the English will be one of the favorites for this tournament and will be able to succeed at EURO 2020 at least. However, despite the strongest selection of players that Gareth Southgate has at his disposal, we note that there are injuries in the national team that can disrupt tactical coaching preparations. We will tell you who and why will not go to the 2022 World Cup from the England national football team.
Rhys James (Chelsea)
The right-back of the London Chelsea has long been the main one not only in the club, but also in the England team. But due to an injury received by Rice in one of the Premier League matches, the football player risks missing the Qatari World Cup. Chelsea Football Club said in an official statement that it will take at least 8 weeks for the lateral to recover. If you believe this statement, then the defender will not be able to recover before the start of the tournament.
However, the football player himself does not lose heart and leaves no hope of playing football in Qatar. With the help of the media, James has already stated that he will try to do everything possible to help his team get gold medals in Qatar. As it will be in reality, only time will tell. In any case, we have two choices: rely on official information and be realistic, or believe in a miracle.
Kyle Walker (Manchester City)
The Citizens defender was injured in a duel against Manchester United when his team smashed a principled opponent with an indecent score. The injury in the groin area turned out to be serious and the player had to leave the field ahead of schedule. After the examination, it became clear that an operation would be needed, which Walker, according to the information from the official MS website, had already undergone. However, the timing of the restoration in the message of the club is not specified.
Thus, it can be assumed that there is a big threat that England’s main right-back will take part in the 2022 World Cup.
Calvin Phillips (Manchester City)
The England defensive midfielder was a real eye-catcher at UEFA EURO 2020. Prior to this tournament, many fans did not know about this talented defensive midfielder. However, at the upcoming World Cup we may not see Phillips. The thing is that the English midfielder had surgery on his shoulder. In the Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund, Calvin came on as a late substitute and suffered a recurrence of an old injury. It was for this reason that the City defender missed subsequent games in the Premier League.
During his career, the midfielder had two rather serious problems with his shoulder, therefore, probably due to the operation, the midfielder will not be included in the national team for the 2022 World Cup.
Tammy Abraham (Chelsea)
The Roma striker can also “fly” past the World Cup in Qatar. But here the situation is connected not with an injury. As reported, the coaching staff may ignore the striker’s candidacy due to unstable form this season. In 14 matches for Roma, the player scored only 2 goals.
In general, the talented striker played 11 matches for the England national team. Gareth Southgate called up the striker for the Nations League matches that took place in September, but Tammy did not even come out as a substitute. If a few weeks ago, it was possible to say with great certainty that Abraham would go to the main football championship as an England player, now there are big doubts about this.