Using the football statistical database Transfermarkt, Fair Betting Sites have been hard at work calculating which nation among the 32 teams heading for the Qatar World Cup possesses the most valuable squad.
In addition, we have categorised the number of players travelling to the Gulf nation by club and their overall worth, which will provide an insight into which domestic teams have the most to lose when it comes to potential injuries.
England Has The Most Valuable Squad Among World Cup Nations, Clocking in at over €1.2bn
Following a lengthy period of meticulous research, England emerged as the most valuable roster heading to Qatar with an overall value of just over €1.2bn.
With a squad boasting three €90m+ players, Phil Foden, Jude Bellingham and Harry Kane, the 26-man roster boarding the plane to Qatar is brimming with potential trophy-winning talent.
England’s Full 26-man Squad Valuations
- Aaron Ramsdale – €30m
- Nick Pope – €18m
- Jordan Pickford – €28m
- Ben White – €45m
- John Stones – €30m
- Harry Magurie – €30m
- Eric Dier – €30m
- Conor Coady – €18m
- Luke Shaw – €28m
- Trent Alexander-Arnold – €70m
- Kyle Walker – €15m
- Kieran Trippier – €13m
- Declan Rice – €80m
- Kalvin Phillips – €45m
- Phil Foden – €110m
- Jude Bellingham – €100m
- Conor Gallagher – €32m
- Jordan Henderson – €15m
- Bukayo Saka – €90m
- Mason Mount – €75m
- James Maddison – €55m
- Jack Grealish – €70m
- Raheem Sterling – €70m
- Marcus Rashford – €55m
- Harry Kane – €90m
- Callum Wilson – €18m
Favourites Brazil, who will be vying to add a sixth World Cup to their illustrious collection, come in at a close second with €1.1bn. Real Madrid winger Vinicius Jr is their most valuable asset with a price tag of €120m – this also places him firmly amongst the top three most expensive players in world football according to Transfermarkt.
At the other end of the spectrum, hosts Qatar sit rock-bottom when it comes to costly teams with a combined value of just €16m.
Delving deeper into the squads, France’s Kylian Mbappe, who burst onto the international scene as a budding young teenager four years ago, is the most valuable player at this year’s World Cup with a €160m valuation.
Les Bleus have the third-most valuable squad with a combined total of €1.03bn. Madrid’s summer acquisition Aurelien Tchouameni clocks in at €80m, while Barcelona duo Ousmane Dembele and Jules Kounde are both valued at €60m.
Bellingham Joint Most Valuable Teen Playing At World Cup With Pedri & Musiala, At €100m
Jude Bellingham, who looks to have secured a starting spot amongst England’s star studded 26-man squad, will be the joint-most expensive teenager at the tournament with a value of €100m.
Transfermarkt have three teenagers valued at €100m; the other two include Spain’s master technician Pedri, as well as Germany’s Jamal Musiala who has 12 goals and 10 assists for Bayern Munich this season.
Kylian Mbappe comes in as the most valuable player across the whole tournament, with a Transfermkt value of 160 million euros.
England’s Squad Valuation More Than Iran, USA & Wales Combined
England’s 26-man World Cup squad is more than x2 the value of the other countries playing in group B (€764m extra in talent value).
Group B World Cup squad values;
- England: €1,260,000,000
- USA: €274,900,000
- Wales: €160,650,000
- Iran: €60,025,000
Manchester City Has The Most to Lose at The World Cup With Over €855m Worth of Talent Going to Qatar
Premier League champions Manchester City stand to lose the most as you’d might expect, with €855m worth of players travelling with their respective nations including five squad members in England’s €1.2bn team.
Erling Haaland, who is the outright most valuable player in the world coming in at €170m, will not feature in Qatar after Norway failed to qualify. This leaves Phil Foden as their most valuable asset (€110m), while Kevin De Bruyne, Rodri and Bernardo Silva all follow closely with a valuation of €80m.
Bayern Munich Has The Most Players Going To Qatar
However, it is Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich who feature the most at this year’s World Cup with 17 players , while they also clocked in with 14 at last year’s European Championships.
Die Roten, who have the second-most valuable squad after City, will be sending nine players valued at €60m or more to the World Cup.