In totaalzijn this week 82 players with a country other than their homeland, traveled to Russia for the world cup.
Above: Rodrigo, Diego Costa and Hakim Ziyech. Below: William Troost-Ekong and Pepe.
Morocco tightens the crown and has by far the most ‘foreigners’ included in the selection. Seventeen of the 23 called up players are not in their own country of birth.
The netherlands ‘gives’ with Hakim Ziyech, Karim El Ahmadi, Mbark Boussoufa, Nourdin Amrabat, Sofyan Amrabat five football players. France with eight men to receive this honour. The other Moroccan players coming out of Canada (1), Belgium (1) and Spain (two).
Nigeria has William Troost-Ekong and Tyronne Ebuehi two residents of haarlem, was in the selection.
Tunisia acts in Russia with nine Frenchmen. Senegal has one less, but also has a Spaniard included. It is remarkable that also the selections Portugal (7) Switzerland and (8) a lot of players from foreign soil inns.
The Spanish coach Julen Lopetegui, who after the world cup to get started at Real Madrid, has three foreign-born players called up: Diego Costa and Rodrigo come from Brazil. Thiago Alcantara was born in Italy.
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