The 2022 World Cup is starting in a few days in Qatar. As of this week, it is clear which players have been named for the participating nations.
A German club has made the record so far. No club has ever provided more players at the World Cup than FC Bayern Munich in the 2022 World Cup.
World Cup 2022: Bavaria made a new record
Ahead of the start of this year’s World Cup in Qatar, FC Bayern Munich set a new record. No club has ever sent more national players to the world’s biggest football tournament. In addition to the seven German World Cup drivers of Manuel Neuer, Joshua Kimmich, Jamal Musiala, Leon Goretzka, Thomas Muller, Serge Gnabry and Leroy Sane, the German champion also provides national players for seven other countries.
For example, Benjamin Pavard, Dayot Upamecano, Lucas Hernandez and Kingsley Coman will play for the world champions France. Alphonso Davies (Canada), Nouassir Mazrouei (Morocco), Matthijs de Ligt (Netherlands), Josip Stanisic (Croatia), Sadio Mane (Senegal) and Eric-Maxime Choupo Moting (Cameroon) will also be absent from Munich in the coming weeks.
World Cup 2022: Bayern replace City
With 17 other players, the German champions have replaced Manchester City and Seoul Army Club. The reigning English champions and the South Korean club had previously held this record. Both clubs released 16 professionals for the World Cup finals. This was also the case for City in 2018 and Seoul Army Club in 1954.
English clubs are also releasing 16 World Cup players again this year, as is FC Barcelona. City may be upset that they are losing their record, especially as the team’s top star Erling Haaland missed the World Cup with Norway.
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