Squad Facts

2014 World Cup Squad Facts

The 2014 World Cup gets underway in Brazil on Thursday 12th June as the hosts take on Croatia in Sao Paolo. Each of the 32 teams represented at the World Cup have a 23 man squad to choose from. We have the full squads available on each of the dedicated team pages on the World Cup Betting Directory, but we've listed some of the fun facts from those squads assembled below.

Nations Represented By Domestic Clubs

Football is a global game and only one of the nations competing in the 2014 World Cup can boast a squad of 23 players who all play their domestic football in that country. All 23 of Russia's squad ply their trade in Russia. England's squad is comprised of 22 players who play in the Premier League, with just Frazer Forster playing abroad for Celtic. Italy just have three players who play outside of Serie A, all three of which are playing in France with Paris St Germain.

None of the teams have all 23 squad members playing outside of their own domestic leagues, although the Ivory Coast, Uruguay, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Ghana have just one representative playing domestically in their squad. Sebastian Coates has been playing for Nacional in Uruguay but is on loan from Liverpool.

Group AGroup BGroup CGroup D
Brazil4/23Australia6/23Colombia3/23Costa Rica9/23
Cameroon2/23Chile5/23Greece9/23England22/23
Croatia3/23Netherlands10/23Ivory Coast1/23Italy20/23
Mexico15/23Spain15/23Japan11/23Uruguay1/23
Group EGroup FGroup GGroup H
Ecuador9/23Argentina3/23Germany16/23Algeria2/23
France8/23Bosnia1/23Ghana1/23Belgium3/23
Honduras11/23Iran14/23Portugal8/23Russia23/23
Switzerland7/23Nigeria4/23United States9/23South Korea6/23

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World Cup Players By League

The English leagues have the most players represented at the World Cup with 110, ahead of Italian with 83, Germany with 77 and Spain 65.

CountryPlayers
England110
Italy83
Germany77
Spain65
France45
Russia34
Turkey26
Mexico24
Portugal22
United States22
Netherlands20

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World Cup Player Representation By Club

Bayern Munich and Manchester United are the most represented by players at the 2014 World Cup with 14 apiece. Bayern had 15 players in Brazil until Franck Ribery was ruled out through injury shortly before the finals. The top 16 clubs are listed below:

ClubPlayers
Bayern Munich14
Manchester United14
Barcelona13
Chelsea12
Juventus12
Napoli12
Real Madrid12
Arsenal10
Liverpool10
Manchester City10
Paris Saint-Germain10
Atletico Madrid9
Porto9
Inter Milan8
AC Milan8
Zenit St Petersburg8

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Breakdown Of Players By British Clubs

As of the last game of the 2013/14 season, the following players are represented by British based football clubs at the 2014 World Cup:

Arsenal (10)Man Utd (14)
Santi CazorlaSpainJavier HernandezMexico
Jack WilshereEnglandRobin van PersieNetherlands
Alex Oxlade-ChamberlainEnglandDavid de GeaSpain
Olivier GiroudFranceJuan MataSpain
Bacary SagnaFranceShinji KagawaJapan
Laurent KoscielnyFranceWayne RooneyEngland
Mezut OzilGermanyDanny WelbeckEngland
Per MertesackerGermanyChris SmallingEngland
Lukas PodolskiGermanyPhil JonesEngland
Thomas VermaelenBelgiumAntonio ValenciaEcuador
Aston Villa (2)Patrice EvraFrance
Ron VlaarNetherlandsNaniPortugal
Brad GuzanUnited StatesMarouane FellainiBelgium
Bolton Wanderers (1)Adnan JanuzajBelgium
Lee Chun-yongSouth KoreaMiddlesbrough (2)
Cardiff City (2)Kenneth OmeruoNigeria
Gary MedelChileAlbert AdomahGhana
Kim Bo-kyungSouth KoreaNewcastle (6)
Celtic (4)Tim KrulNetherlands
Giorgos SamarasGreeceCheick TioteIvory Coast
Fraser ForsterEnglandMatthew DebuchyFrance
Emilio IzaguirreHondurasMammadou SissokoFrance
Efe AmbroseNigeriaLoic RemyFrance
Charlton (1)Shola AmeobiNigeria
Reza GhoochannejhadIranNorwich (2)
Chelsea (12)Leroy FerNetherlands
David LuizBrazilJoseph YoboNigeria
OscarBrazilNottingham Forest (1)
RamiresBrazilGonzalo JaraChile
WillianBrazilPreston North End (1)
Samuel Eto'oCameroonBailey WrightAustralia
Fernando TorresSpainQPR (2)
Cesar AzpilicuetaSpainBenoit Assou EkottoCameroon
Gary CahillEnglandYun Suk-youngSouth Korea
Frank LampardEnglandSouthampton (7)
Jon Obi MikelNigeriaDejan LovrenCroatia
Andre SchurrleGermanyYoshidaJapan
Edin HazardBelgiumRickie LambertEngland
Crystal Palace (1)Adam LallanaEngland
Mile JedinakAustraliaLuke ShawEngland
Everton (6)Gaston RamirezUruguay
Leighton BainesEnglandMorgan SchneiderlinFrance
Phil JagielkaEnglandStoke City (4)
Ross BarkleyEnglandPeter OdemwingieNigeria
Tim HowardUnited StatesWilson PalaciosHonduras
Romelu LukakuBelgiumAsmir BegovicBosnia
Kevin MirallesBelgiumGeoff CameronUnited States
Fulham (3)Sunderland (2)
Kostas MitroglouGreeceJozy AltidoreUnited States
Giorgos KaragounisGreeceKi Sung-yeungSouth Korea
Ashkan DejagahIranSwansea City (3)
Hull City (2)Jonathan De GuzmanNetherlands
Nikica JelavicCroatiaMichel VormNetherlands
Maynor FigueroaHondurasWilfried BonyIvory Coast
Leicester City (1)Swindon (1)
Riyad MahrezAlgeriaMassimo LuonguAustralia
Liverpool (10)Tottenham Hotspur (6)
Kolo ToureIvory CoastPaulinhoBrazil
Glen JohnsonEnglandHugo LlorisFrance
Steven GerrardEnglandNabil BentalebAlgeria
Daniel SturridgeEnglandJan VertonghenBelgium
Jordan HendersonEnglandMoussa DembeleBelgium
Raheem SterlingEnglandNacer ChadliBelgium
Luis SuarezUruguayWatford (2)
Mamadou SakhoFranceEssaid BelkalemAlgeria
Victor MosesNigeriaPark Chu-youngSouth Korea
Simon MignoletBelgiumWest Brom (2)
Man City (10)Ben FosterEngland
FernandinhoBrazilDiego LuganoUruguay
David SilvaSpainWigan (3)
Yaya ToureIvory CoastJean BeausejourChile
Joe HartEnglandJuan Carlos GarciaHonduras
James MilnerEnglandRoger EspinozaHonduras
Pablo ZabaletaArgentina
Martin DemichelisArgentina
Sergio AgueroArgentina
Edin DzekoBosnia
Vincent KompanyBelgium

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Winners Poll /
Who will win the 2018 World Cup?
Germany
16%
Argentina
11%
Brazil
14%
Spain
3%
France
5%
Belgium
6%
Italy
4%
Netherlands
3%
England
6%
Portugal
8%
Colombia
3%
Other
20%
Total Votes: 221
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