World Cup 2022: Top 7 Most Expensive Squads Heading to Qatar

World Cup 2022: Top 7 Most Expensive Squads Heading to Qatar

Fred Kennedy
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:16 PM
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  • Football fans will be treated to a spectacle during the upcoming 2022 World Cup in Qatar, featuring some of the world's best footballers
  • While the top players are spread across different teams, some countries naturally will head into the tournament with some of the most expensive players
  • England and France have been identified as countries that boast the most valuable squads heading into the 2022 edition of the tourney

The 2022 World Cup will be headlined by some of the world's finest footballers once the competition kicks off on Sunday, November 20.

The spectacle will feature top football talent plying their trade in the most prestigious leagues, including the English Premier League, the Serie A, La Liga, and the French Ligue 1.

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France's players lift the FIFA World Cup trophy after the Russia 2018 World Cup final against Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium. Photo by Jewel Samad.
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With 32 teams participating in the competition, some teams will naturally arrive with incredibly valuable squads.

According to Marca, England will go to Qatar with the world's most valuable squad.

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Data on players' market value crunched from Transfermarkt shows the Three Lions have multiple players valued at 80 million euros or more.

Tottenham Hotspur ace Harry Kane, Phil Foden and Bukayo Saka are some of England's most valuable players.

France are the other team heading to the World Cup with an expensive team, with the squad featuring some of the best talents in the world, including Kylian Mbappe, Christopher Nkunku, and Kingsley Coman.

Qatar: 7 most expensive squads

  1. England - 1.35 billion euros
  2. France - 1.1385 billion
  3. Brazil - 1.064 billion
  4. Spain - 1.031 billion
  5. Germany - 1.0205 billion
  6. Portugal - 938.5 million
  7. Argentina - 764.5 million

Eto'o makes World Cup prediction

Sports Brief earlier reported on Cameroon legend Samuel Eto'o predicting that the Indomitable Lions will win the World Cup in Qatar.

The two-time treble winner with Barcelona and Inter Milan said his country, Cameroon, will beat Morocco in the tournament's final.

No African has ever won the global tournament, with only European and South American teams lifting the trophy.

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Fred Kennedy has a Bachelor's degree in journalism (Daystar University), currently working as a Sports Editor. He has more than five years of experience in digital journalism.