England’s World Cup Squad Beat Brazil, France, and Spain to Be Named Most Valuable Team at Tournament in Qatar

England’s World Cup Squad Beat Brazil, France, and Spain to Be Named Most Valuable Team at Tournament in Qatar

Byron Pillay
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:17 PM
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  • Jude Bellingham will go into the World Cup tournament as the top-valued player competing in Qatar
  • England are viewed as the top-valued team at the World Cup, beating France, Argentina and even Brazil
  • The English World Cup squad are valued at £1.31 billion, 65 times more than the Costa Rican team

If squad value counted for anything, England would win the World Cup title without kicking a ball.

The Three Lions go into the tournament in Qatar with the highest squad value of all 32 teams competing.

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Jude Bellingham has been named as the top-valued player at the upcoming World Cup, while England were named the top-valued team. Image: Marco Canoniero
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Sky Sports reported that a study by the CIES Football Observatory found that England’s estimated combined price tag was £1.31 billion.

This ranks them above Brazil (£1.27bn), France (£1.17bn), and even Spain (£1.05bn). Argentina, who are also favourites to take home the title, are only valued at £516.7 million.

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And the lowest-valued team?

Costa Rica's squad is valued as the lowest among all the nations competing. Their 26 players cost £20.1 million. England are 65 times more valuable than the Costa Rican outfit.

Who is the most valuable player?

The English team can also boast of having the most valued player at the tournament. The study found that Jude Bellingham, valued at £176.9m, beat the likes of Brazil’s Vinicius Jr and France’s Kylian Mbappe. Vini Jr is valued at £176 million, while Mbappe is only valued at £162 million. Bellingham is only 19 years old.

A lot of eyes will be on Bellingham at the tournament, as his future at Borussia Dortmund remains unclear. The player is wanted by numerous big-name clubs, including Real Madrid and Liverpool. As reported by Marca, Dortmund is already preparing for life without the English youngster next season.

Erling Haaland and Jude Bellingham are among the stars included in the world's most valuable team totaling €1.1 billion

The 2022 FIFA World Cup will see some of football’s most valuable players try to help their countries to international glory, Sports Brief reported.

The tournament will also give youngsters a chance to play against some of the best stars on the planet - and make a name for themselves in the process.

Transfermarket has released the world’s most valuable team. These are the most valuable players in the world in their respective positions in a 4-3-3 formation.

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Byron Pillay
Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.