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.