The qualifying period for the 2018 World Cup in Russia is coming to end and there are some star players who are in serious danger of missing out on the prestigious tournament.

The World Cup is the biggest stage of football and you expect to see the biggest names of the game on show, but there could be some well-known players who won’t step foot on the pitch in Russia in the summer.

Here are some of the top players who are at risk of missing out on the tournament due to some pretty poor qualifying performances so far.

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