Defined the 32 countries that will play the World Cup Qatar 2022 after the victories of Australia and Costa Rica in the respective playoffs, the list of eligible players to build each of the campuses was completed. Although reaching a World Cup or not does not depend exclusively on a footballer but on the performance of the team that he is part of, of the 100 most sought after on the planet According to the latest report from the Football Observatory of the International Center for Sports Studies (CIES), there are 17 that will not play it because their nations did not qualify. The remaining 83 can do so and will depend on whether they are called by their selectors.
The emblematic cases are those of Erling Haaland and Luis Díaz, third and eighth, respectively, on the list of the best valued on the planet. The recent addition of Manchester City could not get their Norway into Qatar 2022 because they placed third in Group G of the European Qualifiers behind the Netherlands and Turkey. The Colombian, who moved from Porto to Liverpool in the middle of the season, was one of the few who saved his clothes in the coffee team in the meager qualifying stage of South America, in which he finished sixth.
Italy’s failure to qualify for the World Cup – it lost the playoff against North Macedonia – left out seven of the hundred athletes with the highest market price: Nicolo Barella (Inter), Gianluigi Donnarumma (PSG), Manuel Locatelli (Youth), Alessandro Bastoni (Inter), Sandro Tonali (Milan), Federico Chiesa (Juventus) and Lorenzo Pellegrini (Rome). Nor will it be David Alaba because Austria finished fourth in zone F of the UEFA classification with a poor job that, once again, took out the current Real Madrid defender.
The Football Observatory of the International Center for Sports Studies (CIES) compiles the list of most valued players with an exclusive algorithm of the group of researchers in which they take into account, among other variables, The transfers, the extent of the athletes’ links with the clubs, age, progression in their careers, position (a striker is worth more than a goalkeeper or defender) and their performances in each of the disputed championships, with teams and national teams.