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The ideal 11 of South American soccer players who do not go to the World Cup

The World Cup starts in less than a month, and this selection made with the absent South American soccer players in Qatar could compete at a high level.

Wuilker Farinez, Arturo Vidal, Luis Diaz

Photos: IG-wuilkerfarinez98, IG-kingarturo23oficial, IG-luisdiaz19_

latinAmerican Post | Santiago Gómez Hernández

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Leer en español: El 11 ideal de los futbolistas sudamericanos que no van al mundial

The World Cup is starting, and 32 teams will compete to win the long-awaited title. As representatives of CONMEBOL, there are 4 teams: Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and Ecuador. All quite competitive and even favorites to win the world cup.

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However, among those selected eliminated in South America, there are 6 countries with a lot of talent and great figures that will miss the World Cup. Surely, a selection of the best players from these teams would be competitive enough for a World Cup.

In what position would you think it would be in the maximum competition?

Wuilker Farinez

The Venezuelan goalkeeper for France's Lens is one of the promises of South American football. Since being runner-up in the 2017 U-20 World Cup, he has left great performances in Venezuelan, Colombian, and today French soccer. He has a great future and I'm sure he'll have better chances of leading his team to a senior World Cup in the future.

John William Square

Idol in the Colombian national team and Juventus in Turin. Its multifunctionality gives it an enviable characteristic for many in its position. He has performed as a right-back and as a winger.

Gustavo Gomez

One of the most feared and respected defenders in South America. Two-time Libertadores champion with Palmeiras, he is a key piece for the Paraguayan team.

Davinson Sanchez

He is the most expensive South American central defender of those who will not participate in Qatar 2022. He has a price of 28 million euros and is a key piece in the defense of the Colombia team, which is absent from the World Cup with a solid defense, but a forward without a goal.

Miguel Trauco

One of the left-backs with the longest career in South American football. It was a key piece for the two-color playoff classification, which later lost against New Zealand. Today he is a key player in the San José Earthquakes of the MLS and the Peruvian national team.

Wilmar Barrios

The defensive midfielder of Zenit Russia is one of the most outstanding pivot midfielders in the qualifiers. Since his time at Boca Juniors, he has shown the high level he has and has continued to show in the Russian premier league. The seventh most costly in the entire CONMEBOL (in his position).

Arturo Vidal

The Chilean legend is still showing his quality and skills. The current Flamengo midfielder is one of the key players in La Roja. Surely, this would have been his last World Cup, and his experience and tenacity would be essential to achieve important goals in Qatar.

Miguel Almiron

The 28-year-old Paraguayan is having a dream season. He is one of the most important players in Newcastle and a figure in the English team. With a valuable step in Cerro Porteño, Lanús, and Atlanta United. Today he is one of the figures of Latin American and world football.

Luis Diaz

The Colombian is today, the 7th most expensive player in the entire continent. His high level at Liverpool and the Colombian national team makes him one of the players with the greatest potential on the entire planet. His 75 million dollars, according to Transfermarkt, show his talent and quality.

Marcelo Moreno Martins

Top scorer in the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers. With 10 goals, he demonstrated his effectiveness and lethality in opposing goals. The greatest idol of the Andean national team and one of the most respected strikers in the entire continent. With better numbers than Lionel Messi or Neymar, it will be a shame if he can't lead his country to a World Cup at some point.

In addition, it would have a luxury bench, with names such as James Rodríguez, Alexis Sánchez, Pedro Gallese, Claudio Bravo, David Ospina, Guillermo Maripán, Yangel Herrera, Gianluca Lapadula, Ben Brereton, Rafael Santos Borré, Luis Sinisterra, and Marcos López.

Do you think this team of absent stars could compete for a place in the knockout stages of the World Cup? In what position do you think this team would be?