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ENGLISH football has been confirmed as the World Cup’s most-represented domestic set-up.

Fifa have confirmed the full squad lists for the tournament, with every nation except Iran taking up their full allocation of 26 players.

And 160 of the 831 players selected across the 32 teams ply their trade in England or Wales.

Prem sides are set to be decimated over the next six weeks.

Manchester City have the most players heading to Qatar – with 16 of their stars having been selected.

In fact, of their starting XI that took on Brentford on Saturday, only Erling Haaland will NOT be at the tournament.



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Of City’s 16, Kyle Walker, John Stones, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish and Kalvin Phillips are in Gareth Southgate’s England squad.

The next most represented Prem side is Manchester United – with 14 Red Devils heading to the Middle East.

They include wantaway Cristiano Ronaldo, following his explosive interview with The Sun’s Piers Morgan – as well as his Portugal team-mates Bruno Fernandes and Diogo Dalot.

While Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw and Marcus Rashford are in the Three Lions set-up.


Chelsea are next up with 12, although it would have been even more had Ben Chilwell or Reece James been fit.

The duo would have joined club mates Mason Mount, Raheem Sterling and Conor Gallagher in the England set-up.

Tottenham have 11 stars at the tournament, including captains of England and South Korea respectively Harry Kane and Son Heung-min – as well as France skipper Hugo Lloris – victorious last time out in 2018.


Kane will be joined in the Three Lions squad by Eric Dier – while Richarlison and Cristian Romero will fancy their chances with Brazil and Argentina respectively.


Arsenal have 10 players going to Qatar, including England trio Aaron Ramsdale, Bukayo Saka and Ben White.

Gabriel Jesus and Gabriel Martinelli will team up with club rival Richarlison for Brazil – while William Saliba will have a good shot at glory with France.

Surprisingly Brighton are next with eight call-ups – including impressive Japanese winger Kaoru Mitoma.

Leandro Trossard will be in action for Belgium, while Alexis Mac Allister is in the Argentina squad alongside Lionel Messi and Co.

Prem players picked for World Cup

Arsenal: Gabriel Jesus, Gabriel Martinelli (Brazil), Aaron Ramsdale, Bukayo Saka, Ben White (England), William Saliba (France), Thomas Partey (Ghana), Takehiro Tomiyasu (Japan), Granit Xhaka (Switzerland), Matt Turner (USA)

Aston Villa: Emiliano Martinez (Argentina), Leander Dendoncker (Belgium), Jan Bednarek, Matty Cash (Poland)

Bournemouth: Chris Mepham, Kieffer Moore (Wales)

Brentford: Bryan Mbeumo (Cameroon), Mathias Jensen, Mikkel Damsgaard, Christian Norgaard (Denmark), Saman Ghoddos (Iran), David Raya (Spain)

Brighton: Alexis Mac Allister (Argentina), Leandro Trossard (Belgium), Moises Caicedo, Pervis Estupinan, Jeremy Sarmiento (Ecuador), Tariq Lamptey (Ghana), Kaoru Mitoma (Japan), Robert Sanchez (Spain)

Chelsea: Thiago Silva (Brazil), Mateo Kovacic (Croatia), Mason Mount, Raheem Sterling, Conor Gallagher (England), Kai Havertz (Germany), Hakim Ziyech (Morocco), Edouard Mendy, Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal), Cesar Azpilicueta (Spain), Denis Zakaria (Switzerland), Christian Pulisic (USA)

Crystal Palace: Joachim Andersen (Denmark), Jordan Ayew (Ghana)

Everton: Amadou Onana (Belgium), Jordan Pickford, Conor Coady (England), Idrissa Gueye (Senegal)

Fulham: Joao Palhinha (Portugal), Aleksandar Mitrovic (Serbia), Antonee Robinson, Tim Ream (USA), Harry Wilson, Dan James (Wales)

Leicester: Youri Tielemans, Timothy Castagne, Wout Faes (Belgium), James Maddison (England), Daniel Amartey (Ghana), Nampalys Mendy (Senegal), Danny Ward (Wales)

Leeds: Rasmus Kristensen (Denmark), Brenden Aaronson, Tyler Adams (USA)

Liverpool: Alisson, Fabinho (Brazil), Jordan Henderson, Trent Alexander-Arnold (England), Ibrahima Konate (France), Virgil Van Dijk (Netherlands), Darwin Nunez (Uruguay)

Man City: Julian Alvarez (Argentina), Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium), Ederson (Brazil), Kyle Walker, John Stones, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Kalvin Phillips (England), Ilkay Gundogan (Germany), Nathan Ake (Netherlands), Joao Cancelo, Ruben Dias, Bernardo Silva (Portugal), Rodri, Aymeric Laporte (Spain), Manuel Akanji (Switzerland)

Man United: Lisandro Martinez (Argentina), Casemiro, Fred, Antony (Brazil), Christian Eriksen (Denmark), Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Marcus Rashford (England), Raphael Varane (France), Tyrell Malacia (Netherlands), Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, Diogo Dalot (Portugal), Facundo Pellistri (Uruguay)

Newcastle: Bruno Guimaraes (Brazil), Nick Pope, Kieran Trippier, Callum Wilson (England), Fabian Schar (Switzerland)

Nottingam Forest: Brandon Aguilera (Costa Rica), Cheikhou Kouyate (Senegal), Remo Freuler (Switzerland), Wayne Hennessey, Neco Williams, Brennan Johnson (Wales)

Southampton: Armel Bella-Kotchap (Germany), Mohammed Salisu (Ghana)

Tottenham: Cristian Romero (Argentina), Richarlison (Brazil), Ivan Perisic (Croatia), Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (Denmark), Harry Kane, Eric Dier (England), Hugo Lloris (France), Pape Matar Sarr (Senegal), Son Heung-min (South Korea), Rodrigo Bentancur (Uruguay), Ben Davies (Wales)

West Ham: Lucas Paqueta (Brazil), Declan Rice (England), Alphonse Areola (France), Thilo Kehrer (Germany), Nayef Aguerd (Morocco)

Wolves: Raul Jimenez (Mexico), Ruben Neves, Matheus Nunes, Jose Sa (Portugal), Hwang Hee-chan (South Korea)

Liverpool have seven call ups including England stars Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold – while Darwin Nunez will be an intriguing proposition for Uruguay.

Leicester also have seven – headlined by England’s James Maddison but also including Wales’ Danny Ward and Belgium trio Youri Tielemans, Wout Faes and Timothy Castagne.

Fulham will be represented by six players in Qatar: Welsh duo Dan James and Harry Wilson, USA double act Tim Ream and Antonee Robinson – as well as Portugal’s Joao Palhinha and Serbia’s Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Brentford also have six call-ups, with half of them playing for Denmark in the shape of fit again Christian Norgaard, Mikkel Damsgaard and Mathias Jensen.

Saman Ghoddos will play for Iran, Bryan Mbeumo for Cameroon and David Raya for Spain.

Nottingham Forest possess Wales trio Wayne Hennessey, Brennan Johnson and Neco Williams – as well as Swiss ace Remo Freuler, Senegal’s Cheikhou Kouyate and teenager Brandon Aguilera of Costa Rica.

Newcastle have England trio Nick Pope, Kieran Tripper and Callum Wilson, as well as Brazil’s Bruno Guimaraes and Switzerland’s Fabian Schar.

While West Ham have Declan Rice representing England, Alphonse Areola in the France squad, Lucas Paqueta with Brazil, Nayef Aguerd of Morocco and Thilo Kehrer of Germany.

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Wolves unsurprisingly have a contingent in the Portugal squad – with Jose Sa, Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves being called up – while Hwang Hee-chan will play for South Korea and Raul Jimenez has been deemed fit enough to play for Mexico.

Half of Aston Villa’s four call-ups are in the Poland squad in the shape of Matty Cash and Jan Bednarek, while Leander Dendoncker is with Belgium and Emi Martinez with Argentina.

Everton have England duo Jordan Pickford and Conor Coady, along with Belgium’s Amadou Onana and Senegal’s Idrissa Gueye.

While Leeds have USA double act Tyler Adams and Brenden Aaronson – along with Denmark’s Rasmus Kristensen.

Welsh pair Chris Mepham and Kieffer Moore are Bournemouth’s only World Cup-bound players – while Crystal Palace will be represented by Denmark’s Joachim Andersen and Ghana’s Jordan Ayew.

Rounding off the Prem list is Southampton, who have Germany starlet Armel Bella-Kotchap and Ghana’s Mohammed Salisu.

After the Premier League, the next most represented league system is that of Spain, with 85 players selected for the World Cup, followed by Germany on 81, Italy with 73 and France boasting 59.

In total, 43 national leagues have an interest in the tournament.

Iran, who only selected 25 players, chose their squad from a tournament-high of clubs in 14 countries, while both Saudi Arabia and hosts Qatar have chosen entirely from their home league.

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Jude Bellingham is the only non-Premier League player in England’s squad.

By contrast, the Three Lions’ potential last 16 opponents Senegal have players in England, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Cyprus and Turkey – but none in the African country itself.