2018 World Cup Russia: These four eminent teams will not be seen in FIFA

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1. Netherlands – The country which carried ‘total football’ to the world will not be competing in this 2018 FIFA World Cup after an adverse qualifying crusade, where they finished third against Sweden. Netherland’s early exit forced 33-year-old conjuring forward, Arjen Robben to draw curtains on his 14-year international career.

2. USA – The country have been qualified for every World Cup since 1990, abstained from finals this time around following a bleak qualifying campaign under Coach Bruce Arena. USA needed either a win or even a draw in their final qualifying game against Trinidad and Tobago, but they went down 2-1 instead eliciting Bruce Arena to step down as coach of the national side.

3. Italy – Four-time winners Italy finished second behind Spain in their qualification group and smashed out of the FIFA World Cup after breaking down to score against Sweden over two legs of the playoffs, going down 1-0 on accumulation. Their untimely exit augured an feckless end to the career of keeper Gianluigi Buffon and Daniele De Rossi.

4. Chile – Governing Copa America Champions undergo through a heavy 3-0 defeat to Brazil on the final day of the qualifiers which saw them move from third to sixth position all in the duration of just 90 minutes. After winning two Copa America titles in 2015 and 2016, Chile even finished runners-up to Germany at the Confederation Cup 2017. However, we won’t see the talented Chile stars such as Alexis Sanchez and Arturo Vidal feature in 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

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