Some of the biggest football players in the world, including Messi and Ronaldo, will compete for top honours.

Several star athletes will be watching from their homes because their nations didn't make it.

The top five footballers missing the championship game in Qatar are listed below.

The Manchester City striker was unable to help Norway qualify for the World Cup. They were defeated by Turkey and the Netherlands.

Erling Haaland (Norway)

In the final round of qualification against Senegal, the Egypt captain missed a key penalty, ending his team's hopes of qualifying for the World Cup.

Mohamed Salah (Egypt)

The Real Madrid defender's nation's World Cup ambitions were dashed when Wales defeated them 2-1 in the playoffs.

David Alaba (Austria)

The Manchester City winger failed to lead his country past Cameroon in the World Cup qualifying matches after leading Algeria to African victory in 2019.

Riyad Mahrez (Algeria)

The renowned Swedish striker came out of international retirement

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden)

as World Cup qualification drew near, but regrettably, Sweden lost to Poland in the playoffs.

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Steph Curry scored 50 points for the 11th time in his NBA career.