The 32 selections for the world cup in Russia, that on June 14, start, count a total of 736 players, who in 52 different countries took office. But fewer than 124 players to earn their bread in England, that is more than one WK-ganger at six. The Belgian league delivers again sixteen players.
The top five is occupied by the five main European championships. After England follow Spain (79) Germany (67), Italy (57) France (40). In the top ten, we find Saudi Arabia and Mexico, only two non-European countries. Saudi Arabia provides 33 world cup players, among whom 23 Saudi’s. Mexico is good for 22 players, among whom only 8 Mexicans.
Belgium, with sixteen players on the twelfth place. This puts the country just for the Netherlands, that fifteen players to the world cup sends. The Chinese league only eight players. Belgium with Yannick Carrasco (Dalian Yifang) and Axel Witsel (Tianjin Quanjian) together with Nigeria, the country that has the largest number of players from China takes.
Saudi Arabia and the uk are the only two countries that their 23 players from their own league. Iceland, Nigeria, and Panama, to pick up their 23 players from thirteen countries. Sweden and Senegal to take back anyone from their own league. The 23 Red Devils come from eight different leagues.
16 players from Jupiler Pro League
From the Belgian league so sixteen players to the world cup. Anderlecht with Leander Dendoncker (Belgium), Lukasz Teodorczyk (Poland), Kara Mbodj (Senegal) and Uros Spajic (Serbia), who recently made the switch to the Russian Krasnodar, the Belgian prime contractor. If Isaac Kiese-Thelin (Waasland-Beveren) and Mahmoud “Trezeguet” Hassan (Kasimpasa) there still has to be calculated because they are still owned by Anderlecht, but this season is rented, the number of purple-and-white world cup-goers are still slightly higher. AA Gent with Lovre Kalinic (Croatia), Dylan Bronn (Tunisia) and José Luis Rodriguez (Panama) to three players and is the second Belgian team. Standard with Mehdi Carcela (Morocco) and Guillermo Ochoa (Mexico) third.
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List of players with Belgian link in the selections for the world cup in Russia:
Russia: Vladimir Gabulov (Club Brugge)
Saudi Arabia: Osama Hawsawi (Al Hilal, ex-Anderlecht)
Egypt: Mahmoud ‘Trezeguet’ Hassan (Kasimpasa, loaned by Anderlecht, ex-Mouscron)
Portugal: William Carvalho (Sporting, ex-Cercle Brugge)
Morocco: Mehdi Carcela (Standard), Mbark Boussoufa (Al-Jazira, ex-Gent and Anderlecht) and Nabil Dirar (Fenerbahçe, ex-Westerlo -Club Brugge)
Iran: Ramin Rezaeian (KV Oostende), Reza Ghoochannejhad (Heerenveen, ex-Standard and Sint-Truiden)
Australia: Mathew Ryan (Brighton, ex-Club Brugge and Genk), Danny Vukovic (Genk)
Denmark: Lukas Lerager (Girondins Bordeaux), ex-Zulte Waregem), Henrik Dalsgaard (Brentford, ex-Zulte Waregem)
Argentina: Lucas Biglia (AC Milan, ex-Anderlecht)
Croatia: Lovre Kalinic (Gent), Ivan Perisic (Inter), ex-Roeselare and Club Brugge)
Iceland: Ari Skulason (Lokeren), Sverrir Ingason (Rostov, ex-Lokeren), Alfred Finnbogason (FC Augsburg, ex-Lokeren), Ólafur Ingi Skúlason (Karabük, ex-Zulte Waregem), Birkir Bjarnasson (Aston Villa, ex-Standard)
Nigeria: Elderson Echiejile (Cercle Brugge), William Troost-Ekong (Bursaspor, ex-Gent), Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, ex-Genk)
Costa Rica: Bryan Ruiz (Sporting, ex-Gent), Randall Azofeifa (Herediano), ex-Gent), Oscar Duarte (Espanyol Barcelona, ex-Club Brugge)
Serbia: Uros Spajic (Anderlecht), Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio, ex-Genk), Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace, ex-Anderlecht), Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham, ex-Anderlecht)
Mexico: Guillermo Ochoa (Standard)
Sweden: Isaac Kiese Thelin (Waasland-Beveren)
South Korea: /
Tunisia: Dylan Bronn (Ghent), Anice Badri (Espérance Tunis, ex-Mouscron)
Panama: José Luis Rodriguez (the promises of Ghent)
Japan: Eiji Kawashima (Metz, ex-Lierse and Standard)
Colombia: Carlos Bacca (Villarreal, ex-Club Brugge) and Jose Izquierdo (Brighton, ex-Club Brugge)
Senegal: Kara Mbodji (Anderlecht), Moussa Wagué (Eupen), Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli, ex-Genk), Cheikhou Kouyaté (West Ham, ex-Anderlecht)
Poland: Lukasz Teodorczyk (Anderlecht)