World Cup squads rated at €15bn in total transfer value with England and Brazil most expensive

As reported by CIES, the football observatory, the collective value of all 32 squads travelling to Qatar for the World Cup this week is €15bn, with individual squad values ranging from €1.5bn in value down to just €23m.

England’s 26-man party leads the way with a value of €1.499bn with Jude Bellingham rated the most valuable player, in terms of potential transfer fee, at €202m. Brazil and their Real Madrid forward Vinícius Júnior are both a close second, with coach Tite’s squad valued at €1.455bn in total and Vinícius at €201m individually.

France (€1.337bn), Spain (€1.201bn), Portugal (€1.154bn) and Germany (€1.020bn) completing the top six, and are the only national squads to also pass €1bn in value at the tournament. There’s then a wide gap to the Netherlands in seventh, with Louis Van Gaal’s squad valued at €756m, and eighth place Argentina (€748m). Uruguay’s squad is valued at €590m ahead of Belgium who complete the top ten with a €562m squad value, roughly only a third the value of England’s squad.

Costa Rica’s squad, meanwhile, has the lowest value of only €23m. That’s just 1.53% of the England’s squad value.


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