Italy are second in UEFA Group G and on course for a play-off place. Click right to see which other superb players could miss out on the World Cup.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
The latest round of World Cup qualifiers take place this week and there will be a host of brilliant players battling to help their nation reach Russia 2018.
As it stands, some of the best players in the world are far from certain to appear on world football’s biggest stage, next summer.
Take a look at the XI of world class talent who could miss out, in the slideshow above.