After securing the Premier League title glory in the recently-concluded 2017-2018 season, Manchester City are expected to take over the World Cup 2018.
The English club has the most number of players that will feature in Russia, a total of 16, followed by the Champions League winners Real Madrid with 15.
Among the list of City players who are called to participate in the most sought-after football tournament are Ederson, Fernandinho, Danilo, Gabriel Jesus (Brazil); John Stones, Kyle Walker, Fabian Delph, Raheem Sterling (England); Nicolas Otamendi, Sergio Aguero (Argentina); Vincent Kompany, Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium); Benjamin Mendy (France); Ilkay Gundogan (Germany); Bernardo Silva (Portugal); David Silva (Spain).
Real Madrid, with 15, are expected to feature Dani Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Nacho, Isco, Marco Asensio (Spain); Marcelo, Casemiro (Brazil); Luka Modric, Mateo Kovacic (Croatia); Keylor Navas (Costa Rica); Raphael Varane (France); Toni Kroos (Germany); Achraf Hakimi (Morocco); Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal).
Barcelona have 14 players going to Russia namely Jordi Alba, Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets, Andres Iniesta (Spain); Paulinho, Philippe Coutinho (Brazil); Samuel Umtiti, Ousmane Dembele (France); Lionel Messi (Argentina); Thomas Vermaelen (Belgium); Yerry Mina (Colombia); Ivan Rakitic (Croatia); Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Germany); Luis Suarez (Uruguay).
Ligue 1 champs Paris Saint-Germain are bound to feature 12 players—Alphonse Areola, Presnel Kimpembe, Kylian Mbappe (France); Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Neymar (Brazil); Giovani Lo Celso, Angel Di Maria, (Argentina); Kevin Trapp, Julian Draxler (Germany); Thomas Meunier (Belgium); Edinson Cavani (Uruguay).
Chelsea have 12 players to send in the World Cup. Thibaut Courtois, Eden Hazard (Belgium); Gary Cahill, Ruben Loftus-Cheek (England); N’Golo Kante, Olivier Giroud (France); Willy Caballero (Argentina); Willian (Brazil); Andreas Christensen (Denmark); Antonio Rudiger (Germany); Victor Moses (Nigeria); Cesar Azpilicueta (Spain).
* Disclaimer: List is in accordance to FIFA rules and squad lists.
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