Eight Manchester City first-team players will be absent from the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Pep Guardiola is set to retain a small number of his first-team squad over the course of the next month, with those not competing in Qatar potentially going to be involved in a warm-weather training camp in Abu Dhabi following a period of leave.
As the start of the competition looms, here is a list of Manchester City first-team players who won’t be competing in Qatar over the next month.
Stefan Ortega (GER)
Scott Carson (ENG)
Sergio Gomez (SPA)
Rico Lewis (ENG)
Josh Wilson-Esbrand (ENG)
Cole Palmer (ENG)
Riyad Mahrez (ALG)
Erling Haaland (NOR)
Zack Steffen, who is currently on-loan at Middlesbrough in the Sky Bet Championship, was left out of the US roster for the tournament.
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