Learn about the best seven teams participating in the 2022 FIFA World Cup: Does the 2022 men’s football World Cup feature the most players from Barcelona, Bayern Munich, or Manchester City?
Today marks the beginning of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. For the first time ever, the FIFA World Cup will be held in the northern hemisphere’s winter, and the teams, fans, and media have already flocked to Qatar.
All 32 teams in the tournament have announced their final rosters of 26 players. To which team, though, will most of the Qatari stars be lending their talents?
Is it Bayern Munich, the defending German champions, or Barcelona, the giants of Spain? In what category would you place Manchester City, a perennial powerhouse in England’s Premier League? Is there anything unexpected on this list?
(This is a correct roster based on the original 26-man rosters; injuries have not been taken into account.)
Teams for the 2022 FIFA World Cup have been announced.
The top 10 football stars who won’t be at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar are:
1. Bayern Munich – 17
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (Cameroon), Alphonso Davies (Canada), Josip Stanisic (Croatia), Kingsley Coman (France), Lucas Hernández (France), Benjamin Pavard (France), Dayot Upamecano (France); Serge Gnabry (Germany), Leon Goretzka (Germany), Joshua Kimmich (Germany), Thomas Müller (Germany), Jamal Musi
Second, Man City (16)
England’s Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Kalvin Phillips, John Stones, and Kyle Walker; Germany’s Ilkay Güngodan; the Netherlands’ Nathan Aké; Portugal’s Bernardo Silva, Joao Cancelo, and Ruben Dias; Spain’s Aymeric Laporte and Rodri; and Switzerland’s Manuel Akanji.
Second, Barça -16
From Brazil, we have Raphinha; from Denmark, we have Andreas Christensen; from France, Jules Koundé and Ousmane Dembélé; from Germany, we have Marc-André ter Stegen; from the Netherlands, we have Frenkie de Jong and Memphis Depay; from Poland, we have Robert Lewandowski; from Spain, we have Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Ansu Fati, Eric Garcia, Gavi, Pedr.
15 for Al Sadd
Andre Ayew of Ghana; Jung Woo-young of South Korea; a slew of Qataris (Akram Afif, Ali Assadalla, Meshaal Barsham, Salem al-Hajri, Abdelkarim Hassan, Hassan al-Haydos, Boualem Khoukhi, Mosaab Khidir, Mostafa Meshaal, Pedro Miguel, Tarek Salman,
Manchester United 5, New York Red Bulls 14
Harry Maguire, Marcus Rashford, and Luke Shaw for England; Raphael Varane for France; Tyrell Malacia for the Netherlands; Diogo Dalot, Bruno Fernandes, and Cristiano Ronaldo for Portugal; and Facundo Pellistri for Uruguay.
Madrid, Real 6; Santos, 13
Players like Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard from Belgium; Luka Modric from Croatia; Karim Benzema, Eduardo Camavinga, and Aurélien Tchouaméni from France; Antonio Rüdiger from Germany; Marco Asensio and Dani Carvajal from Spain; and Fede Valverde from Uruguay.
7, Al Hilal, 12,
From Saudi Arabia, we have Saud Abdulhamid, Ali al-Bulaihi, Mohammed al-Breik, Salem al-Dawsari, Nasser al-Dawsari, Salman al-Faraj, Mohamed Kanno, Abdulellah al-Malki, Abdullah Otayf, Mohammed al-Owais, Yasser al-Shahrani, and Saleh al-Shehri.