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5 in-form strikers that will miss the Qatar 2022 World Cup 

Borussia Dortmund v Manchester City: Group G - UEFA Champions League
Borussia Dortmund v Manchester City: Group G - UEFA Champions League

The FIFA World Cup comes once in four years. Its considered to be the grandest stage in football for players to showcase their abilities and script their names in the history of the game.

The next edition of the quadrennial tournament is the Qatar World Cup. It is set to start on November 20 and end on December 18. Several players are in good form in the build-up to the tournament but some will miss out as their countries failed to qualify for the World Cup.

Here we will take a look at five such in-form strikers.

#5 Terem Moffi (Lorient)

Terem Moffi of Lorient - Nigeria v Mexico - International friendly 2022
Terem Moffi of Lorient - Nigeria v Mexico - International friendly 2022

He has been an asset for Lorient this season. The Nigerian forward has registered eight goals in 11 Ligue 1 games, and is currently ranked fourth on the list of top goalscorers in France Kylian Mbappe, Jonathan David and Neymar.

🇫🇷 LIGUE 1🔝 BUTEURS 1. Kylian Mbappé 🇫🇷 Paris SG | 10⚽2. Jonathan David 🇨🇦 Lille | 9⚽ (2 pen )• Neymar Jr 🇧🇷 Paris SG | 9⚽ (2 pen )4. Terem Moffi 🇳🇬 FC Lorient | 8⚽ (1 pen )5. Alexandre Lacazette 🇫🇷 Lyon | 7⚽ (1 pen )#Ligue1UberEats https://t.co/jZ3H09nYEP

His great form in front of goal has helped Lorient climb up to third spot in the rankings. He will not participate in the World Cup due to Nigeria's failure to qualify for the tournament.

Terem Moffi will resume training with Ligue 1 club, Lorient FC today after he suffered an ankle injury recently.The Super Eagles forward sprained his ankle in Lorient’s clash against Stade de Reims last week. #Ligue1 #Moffi - DAILY POSTbreakngrnews.com/2022/10/24/lig… https://t.co/c8EfY29TrC

#4 Marko Arnautović (Bologna)

Marko Arnautovic - Juventus v Bologna FC - Serie A 2022-23 campaign
Marko Arnautovic - Juventus v Bologna FC - Serie A 2022-23 campaign

Arnautovic was targeted by Manchester United as a potential signing this summer. His goal return in Italy has proven why he could have been a smart acquisition for the Red Devils on sporting merit.

He has scored seven goals in 10 games and lead the scoring charts in the domestic Italian league.

Marko Arnautovic becomes the outright leading scorer in Serie A with his seventh goal of the season. 🎯 https://t.co/tQnNxuEDLY

Austria were unable to qualify for the World Cup, which means Arnautovic will not be traveling to Qatar this winter.

GOOOALLL ARNAUTOVIC!!!Back in the starting eleven, back in the goals. Marko converts from the spot 🎯❤️💙1-0 🟡🔴 (14')#BolognaLecce #WeAreOne https://t.co/a0fldYmcq2

#3 Victor Osimhen (Napoli)

Victor Osimhen - Hellas Verona v SSC Napoli - Serie A 2022-23 campaign
Victor Osimhen - Hellas Verona v SSC Napoli - Serie A 2022-23 campaign

He is another Nigerian forward who has been in incredible form. Napoli's prized possession has scored four goals and laid down one assist in seven league games this season. He has also registered one goal in two Champions League games this season.

Victor Osimhen in October:🔥 Kill-off goal vs. Ajax🔥 Winner vs. Bologna🔥 Winner vs. RomaAssassin mode 🥷 https://t.co/uU22dxuHMB

Nigeria, who lost to Ghana in the qualifiers, will not be traveling to the World Cup.

Victor Osimhen wins it all for Napoli against Roma 👏Qatar 2022 will miss him 😵 https://t.co/Dd8jy5KUjo

#2 Ciro Immobile (Lazio)

Ciro Immobile - SS Lazio v SK Sturm Graz: Group F - UEFA Europa League 2022-23 campaign
Ciro Immobile - SS Lazio v SK Sturm Graz: Group F - UEFA Europa League 2022-23 campaign

Immobile continues to be in fine form in Italy and help Lazio win matches. He has six goals and three assists in 10 games this season. The player has also laid down two assists in four Europa League matches in the current campaign.

Serie A Gol Krallığı7 - 🇦🇹 Marko Arnautovic6 - 🇮🇹 Ciro Immobile6 - 🇷🇸 Dusan Vlahovic6 - 🇦🇷 Lautaro Martinez5 - 🇬🇪 Khvicha Kvaratskhelia5 - 🇦🇷 Paulo Dybala5 - 🇵🇹 Rafael Leao5 - 🇵🇹 Beto4 - 🇧🇷 Gabriel Strefezza4 - 🇳🇬 Victor Osimhen

Italy surprisingly failed to qualify for the World Cup, which means Immobile will not be boarding the flight to Qatar this winter.

🚨 Ciro immobile is out of action until January with a thigh injury. 🤕He will miss the… oh wait. 🇮🇹😉 (Source: @Gazzetta_it) https://t.co/trzroPWsKl

#1 Erling Haaland (Manchester City)

Ciro Immobile - Borussia Dortmund v Manchester City: Group G - UEFA Champions League 2022-23 campaign
Ciro Immobile - Borussia Dortmund v Manchester City: Group G - UEFA Champions League 2022-23 campaign

Possibly the biggest name on the list is Erling Haaland. He is in elite form at the moment and has changed the dynamics of Manchester City's playing style.

He has recorded a massive 17 goals and laid down three assists in just 11 Premier League matches. Haaland also has five goals in four Champions League matches for the defending PL champions.

He became the fastest player to score three hat-tricks in the Premier League earlier this year and will want to continue breaking scoring records this season. Haaland's national team Norway have not qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Catch our No.9 if you can! 💨This month @ErlingHaaland became the fastest player to score 3 premier league hat tricks! ⚽️⚽️⚽️@etisalatAnd | #HighSpeedMoments https://t.co/I4MqTFyAQ2

Haaland will be a big miss at the showpiece event in Qatar but on the other hand, Manchester City will have a completely rested up forward courtesy of the month-long break.

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Edited by Diptanil Roy
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