Six Rangers men could go to Qatar. Here’s who they are

Six Rangers men could go to Qatar. Here’s who they are
This photograph taken on October 7, 2022 shows the FIFA World Cup trophy displayed during the FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour, in Paris. - The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be held from November 20 to December 18, 2022, in Doha. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

With a little brewing hype and possibility of star man Antonio Colak getting a massive call up for Croatia at this year’s world cup, Ibrox Noise takes you through all the other possible members of our squad who could be making their way to Qatar to represent their countries:

James Sands:

While he may currently not be first choice in Rangers’ defence, Gregg Berhalter rates Sands highly and may value his flexibility. Sands has a few caps already for Uncle Sam and may well find himself in the Middle East next month.

Borna Barisic:

His place in the NT is not assured yet, and there is no stronger position for his country than the left side of defence. Josko Gvardiol, Borna Sosa, Domagoj Bradarić and our Borna all vie for those two slots. He more than likely will get the call but we’ll see.

Scott Arfield:

Has hinted he may come out of retirement, and he’d be a pretty surefire call up if he chooses to do so – he was a highly-rated member of the Canucks’ side even if he doesn’t have a tonne of caps.

Malik Tillman:

Got a big call up recently for Berhalter’s side and may well see himself as being in with a chance of adding to his fledgling international career. May need to up his Rangers form big time at Ibrox to be in with a slim chance but it’s always a chance.

Rabbi Matondo:

Ok, he’s not got going too well at Rangers so far, but he does have a dozen or so caps for Robert Page’s men, and the NT boss knows him well. He got a call up recently but wasn’t used at all, not even for the bench, so that wasn’t the best sign! We’ll see.

Missing out:

Tom Lawrence will miss out through injury, he’d have been a stick on to go, but that’s the only other contender. Ianis Hagi’s Romania, Filip Helander’s Sweden, Glen Kamara’s Finland, Ryan Jack’s Scotland, Fashion Sakala’s Zambia, Steven Davis’ Northern Ireland, Ridvan Yilmaz’ Turkey, Alfredo Morelos’ Colombia, and Kemar Roofe’s Jamaica all failed to get to Qatar in a world cup’s who’s who of who’s NOT there (Italy, we’re looking at you) rather than who is.

And there you go. Six potential players going to Qatar (including Colak), it’s not exactly overwhelming if we’re honest, and few of them are even remotely assured of the call.

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