What Big Teams are Not in the World Cup this Year?
There were quite a few shocks in World Cup qualifying this year. Possibly in the biggest surprise of all, Italy and the Netherlands failed to qualify for Russia. They are joined (or we should say not joined) by Bosnia, which means no Roma star Edin Dzeko, Chile the team of Alexis Sanchez, Gareth Bale and his Wales team and the United States.
Ireland misses out as does Northern Ireland. Shockingly, Ghana will not be in Russia with their wonderful fans and free flowing football.
You can image the amount of press these stories generated around the world where soccer is a national obsession.
Fuori tutti means everybody out! And Fine means that this is the end, especially for world class goal keeper Bufon.
Did your country make the World Cup? If not, who will you support in Russia?
Cheers, Team Toffee
Check out the articles below for opinions on why certain teams didn't make it to Russia in 2018.