These teams have the most representation in the final four of the Qatar tournament
There will be no one to cheer for at the FIFA World Cup 2022 if you are not a fan of France, Croatia, Morocco, or Argentina.
This is when club allegiances come into play; supporters will be hoping for a player from their club to carry the trophy home to ease the agony of their favourite nation’s early exit. The clubs with the most players in the World Cup semi-finals are listed below.
Wydad (3 players)
Wydad, the defending winners in the Botola Pro League, completes the list of teams with three players in the World Cup semifinals.
Ahmed Tagnaouti, a backup goalie, hasn’t played, but Yahia Attiyat Allah was outstanding in the victory over Portugal, putting up Youssef En-Nesyri for the game-winning goal. Yahya Jabrane has only logged 13 minutes of action thus far.
- Ahmed Reda Tagnaouti (Morocco)
- Yahia Attiyat Allah (Morocco)
- Yahya Jabrane (Morocco)
Juventus (3 players)
Even if Juventus are not quite as strong as they were four or five years ago, the club still has its share of A-listers.
A World Cup success for Leandro Paredes and Angel Di Maria of Argentina would go a long way toward winning over the hearts and minds of Juve fans, while Adrien Rabiot has stepped up as a vital player for France due to injuries to the team’s other midfielders.
- Leandro Paredes (Argentina)
- Angel Di Maria (Argentina)
- Adrien Rabiot (France)
Tottenham Hotspur (3 players)
Another team with a player guaranteed entry into the World Cup final is Tottenham.
Ivan Perisic and Croatia’s other strikers will need to be stopped by the defender Cristian Romero, while Hugo Lloris excelled in France‘s victory against England in the quarterfinals.
- Cristian Romero (Argentina)
- Ivan Perisic (Croatia)
- Hugo Lloris (France)
Paris Saint-Germain (3 players)
Although it is commonly known that Kylian Mbappe and Achraf Hakimi are close friends at Paris Saint-Germain, the two will now compete for a spot in Qatar’s championship match.
Mbappe even joked that “I will have to destroy my friend”, to which Hakimi responded: “I’m going to smash him.”
Assuming Argentina defeats Croatia in the second semifinal, Lionel Messi will expect to face one of his colleagues in the national title game.
- Lionel Messi (Argentina)
- Kylian Mbappe (France)
- Achraf Hakimi (Morocco)
Dinamo Zagreb (4 players)
Four players from Dinamo Zagreb‘s roster have contributed to Croatia reaching the semi-finals for the second year in a row.
Dominik Livakovic has made a name for himself with his stellar goaltending, while Bruno Petkovic scored a game-tying goal in the shootout win over Brazil. Josip Sutalo, the starting central defender, has yet to play, and Mislav Orsic has seen reduced playing time.
- Dominik Livakovic (Croatia)
- Mislav Orsic (Croatia)
- Bruno Petkovic (Croatia)
- Josip Sutalo (Croatia)
Real Madrid (4 players)
Despite Real Madrid‘s propensity for acquiring international superstars, the club may not be well represented in the final game of the World Cup in Qatar.
This year’s winner of the Ballon d’Or Luka Modric will count on his fellow midfielders to be at their best once more if Croatia has any hope of beating Argentina, while the young duo of Eduardo Camavinga and Aurelien Tchouameni will face off against the Atlas Lions.
We have Karim Benzema in the tally, despite the fact that he is currently nursing an injury.
- Luka Modric (Croatia)
- Karim Benzema (France)
- Eduardo Camavinga (France)
- Aurelien Tchouameni (France)
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Sevilla (5 players)
Fans of Sevilla FC will be overjoyed if either Argentina or Morocco make it to the World Cup final, as that will guarantee a World Cup champion from their club.
Morocco’s Bono, the team’s goalkeeper, has been outstanding in Qatar, and Youssef En-Nesyri has had a successful World Cup campaign thus far, scoring twice.
Marcos Acuna, Papu Gomez, and Gonzalo Montiel, all of Argentina’s Sevilla squad, are hoping to help the Albiceleste win their first World Cup since 1986.
- Marcos Acuna (Argentina)
- Papu Gomez (Argentina)
- Gonzalo Montiel (Argentina)
- Bono (Morocco)
- Youssef En-Nesyri (Morocco)
Atletico Madrid (5 players)
It’s no wonder that there’s a strong Albiceleste vibe at Estadio Metropolitano, given the similarities between the Atletico Madrid and Argentina squads because Diego Simeone trusts his country’s blood for his management success.
Argentina has Angel Correa, Nahuel Molina, and Rodrigo De Paul, and France’s 2018 World Cup hero Antoine Griezmann is back in Madrid after briefly playing for Barcelona. Ivo Grbic, a backup goalkeeper from Croatia, is the finishing touch.
- Angel Correa (Argentina)
- Nahuel Molina (Argentina)
- Rodrigo De Paul (Argentina)
- Ivo Grbic (Croatia)
- Antoine Griezmann (France)
Bayern Munich (6 players)
Six players from Bayern Munich are on teams that have made it to the World Cup semi-finals. This is the most of any team.
Three of the four semifinalists are from the Bundesliga. Four of their six players are on the French team: Kingsley Coman, Lucas Hernandez, Benjamin Pavard, and Dayot Upamecano. There is also Josip Stanisic from Croatia and Noussair Mazraoui from Morocco, but no one from Argentina.
No matter what happens in the semis, at least one Bayern player will be in the final.
- Josip Stanisic (Croatia)
- Kingsley Coman (France)
- Lucas Hernandez (France)
- Benjamin Pavard (France)
- Dayot Upamecano (France)
- Noussair Mazraoui (Morocco)
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