FIFA World Cup 2022 is taking place in Qatar. This time, the tournament is taking place in winter season. The top countries around the globe participate in this biggest international football tournament. Every footballer dreams of representing his nation at the World Cup. The fans are watching this World Cup as they want to see their favorite player playing. But unfortunately, a few of the top players at the moment are not playing in the World Cup in Qatar. Real Madrid defender David Alaba is the one of those popular names who are missing from FIFA World Cup 2022. He is one of the best defenders at present but still he is not playing in the biggest football tournament. The fans are confused and want to know as to why David Alaba is not playing in the World Cup 2022 at Qatar?
Why is David Alaba not playing at Qatar World Cup 2022?
David Alaba is not playing in the Qatar World Cup because his country Austria failed to qualify for the tournament. It usually happens that some most famous players failed to take part in the World Cup because they represent small countries who do not have the potential to qualify for the World Cup. Norway finished fourth in Group F of FIFA World Cup European Qualifiers 2022/23. They able to secure just five wins out of ten matches.
David Alaba has been excellent at club level after helping his team to league titles and Champions Leagues. However, his stint with his country is not impressive after he failed to prevent Austria from losing to Wales in their UEFA playoff semi-final.
It is quite unfortunate for Austria to miss the World Cup as they are currently the 34th ranked team on Fifa’s World Ranking but due to the fixed quotas for each continent, they failed to qualify.
The last appearance of Austria at the FIFA World Cup came in 1988. Since then, the country has been unable to qualify.