In the World Cup, which will be held in less than a month, there will be many of the best players on the planet, but some names will be missed
The days and expectations are on course for next June 14, the date on which the curtain will be raised and the "Telstar" will be set in motion during the World Cup in Russia in 2018. However, despite the fact that football will be present at the event, there will be some important names that for various reasons will see from their homes the prestigious universal appointment. That makes us think that Russia 2018 can be a World without stars, because names like Gianluigi Buffon, Arturo Vidal, Alexis Sanchez, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paolo Guerrero, Dani Alves, Gareth Bale or Arjen Robben will not be present. But, to what extent can the presence of these figures not negatively impact? Next, a brief review of what six of these names mean for their countries and football culture.
1. Gian Luiggi Buffon
Just finished the World Cup eliminator and Italy was outside Russia, there was a name that resounded strongly in the ears of the football world because of the pain that generates its low; and it is none other than the giant Azzurri goalkeeper Gian Luiggi Buffon, what most sadness generates in all the fans is that not only can not be in his fifth consecutive cup, but also because of his long age, he must sign his retirement without power say goodbye playing with your national team in the best competition.
2. Alexis Sánchez and Arturo Vidal
For the Latin American people there is a national team that will undoubtedly be missed in the world event, and it is of course the Chilean national team with its banners Alexis Sánchez and Arturo Vidal. The red could not in the final rallies of the tie of Conmebol and despite being a two-time champion of America, will not be in Russia.
The planet football will miss the passion and talent of Alexis and Arturo, a key that for anyone is a secret that had all the energy to attend the event. In addition, like Buffon, by their ages, after 30 years, perhaps this edition of 2018, will be the last chanche they could have to shine in a World Championship.
Despite the fact that the Brazilian team of Tité looks like one of the great favorites to crown the World Cup in Russia, from this moment he will have to reinvent his right-wing zone and look for a new side to face the match, since Dani Alves, one of the best players today, referring to the canarinha and injured last week with the PSG, is already confirmed as a sensitive low in the face of the event.
4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
The case of the absence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic yes that ends up being one of the most unusual and regrettable for this 2018, because nothing has to do with the fact that his team does not go much less that the Swedish star is injured.
What happens is that Ibra in an act of rebellion and without thinking that Sweden could reach the World Cup, resigned after the dispute of the last European Championship in France. After that, with the amazement of the planet football and especially the controversial goalscorer, the team managed to reinvent itself, get out of the pit of bad results and ended up getting its qualification to Russia. The player bowed his head and tried to return to the team, but the Swedish coach Janne Andersson decided that, as he was not in the moments where they needed him most to qualify, they would not require it for the final contest that is about to start.
5. Paolo Guerrero
And the last confirmed loss, which has the people of Peru and Latin America in tears, is the definitive absence of the World Cup from striker Paolo Guerrero. Without further argument, FIFA, through the Court of Arbitration for Sport TAS and by appeal of the World Anti-Doping Agency WADA, decided to leave the player outside the event, sanctioning him with 14 months further away from the courts.
The most unusual thing about this case is that FIFA, which had already decided to let the striker back to the sport after six months of suspension, threw back his determination when barely a month to roll the ball, destroying the morale not only of Paolo and the other members of the selection, but also all the Peruvian fans, which must mourn the loss of his beloved gunner, who for now completes the list of stars that will not shine in Russia.
Latin American Post | Freddy González
Translated from "Mundial Rusia 2018: ¿un torneo carente de estrellas? Esta 5 figuras no estarán en la máxima cita"