The World Cup 2018 in Russia will feature a 75% of the total players from the European football clubs.
The biggest sporting spectacle, FIFA World Cup 2018 is about to start in less than 100 hours. The world is heading to Russia to witness the best football teams and players in the world who will compete for the coveted FIFA World Cup trophy. According to a research 736 best players from all across the world, representing 32 different nationalities will compete in Russia. But surprisingly, 544 of those are contracted by the European leagues. Yes, 544 of 736 players play in Europe in the various professional leagues.
A total of 544 out of 736 come from Europe, 82 players play for various Asian clubs, 54 from North / Central American and Caribbean clubs. Though Brazil has won the world cup record 5 times, South America also has teams like former champions Argentina – still, the contribution from the region is just 35 players. 25 players ply their trades for the African clubs.
This clearly underlines the strength of European Soccer and its flourishing football leagues structures. This is also a testament to financial muscle of Europe in the soccer world.
Now comes the question, which football league in the world is most represented at FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia. Without any surprise, it is the world’s most lucrative and the most well-marketed league, the Premier League. As many as 124 of the 736 players in World Cup Russia represent various clubs in England. La-Liga with 81 players will be the second most represented league at FIFA World Cup 2018.
Which club contributes the most number of players in FIFA World Cup 2018 this year ??
It is the current year’s EPL champions Manchester City. The champion club will have 16 players in Russia representing various nations. Second on the list is Real Madrid with 15 players. Barcelona is at number 3 with 14 players. Neymar’s PSG with 12 players along with Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea with the same number is at number 4 in the list. Asian clubs Al Hilal, AL Ahli with 9 players will be the most represented Asian clubs in Russia World Cup 2018.
The above stats clearly state the financial power of the European leagues and also whichever team wins in Russia, the celebrations for few European clubs and their fans are 100% guaranteed.