World Cup Absent XI: Buffon, Sanchez, Bale, Pulisic, Aubameyang to miss out

Gab Marcotti is given the floor to share his true feelings on Italy's failure to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Alexis Sanchez and Gareth Bale headline a host of big names who will be absent from next summer's World Cup after Chile and Wales failed to qualify for the tournament.

Italy were the biggest casualties from the playoffs, with a number of their stars retiring afterwards, while the U.S.'s big hope for the future, Christian Pulisic, will also miss out.

With all 32 teams now confirmed, here is an all-star XI from the players not on the plane to Russia 2018.

This team would compete well, just not at the World Cup.

GK: Gianluigi Buffon (Italy/Juventus)


16 Published By - ESPNsoccernet - 2017.11.15. 09:32
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