The 2022 Fifa World Cup gets underway in Qatar with a Group A opener between the host nation and Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium on November 20.
However, a number of star players will be missing in action during an exciting month of action.
For instance, Manchester City forward Erling Haaland will not take part after Norway failed to qualify. In Africa, five nations will represent the continent led by African champions Senegal, Cameroon, Ghana, Morocco and Tunisia. Nigeria were among the nations who missed out after losing a ticket to rivals Ghana.
GOAL profiles the best forwards who will watch the tournament from home.