The Premier League sits at the top of the ranking of the most represented championships in the big 8 of the World Cup. Ahead of La Liga, Serie A and Ligue 1.
With 62 players still present in Qatar, under contract with 14 of its clubs, the English Premier League is the most represented national championship among the eight quarter-finalists of the World Cup-2022, played on Friday and Saturday.
Despite the surprise elimination of Spain in 1/8 against Morocco, La Liga (30 players in 8 clubs) comes second in the best represented championships.
If Italy did not manage to qualify for the Qatari World Cup, its championship, Serie A, ranks third with 23 players playing in 9 different clubs.
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This is followed by Ligue 1 (18 players, 8 clubs), well helped by Paris SG, the Bundesliga (17 players, 8 clubs) and the Dutch championship (11 players, 3 clubs), where many Dutch internationals play.
At club level, it is the two Manchester, City and United, which have the highest contingent of players present in Qatar with 11 players each. Paris Saint-Germain and Ajax Amsterdam (7 players) follow in third position.
Ranking of the best represented championships at the quarter-final stage:
1. Premier League (ENG): 62 players (14 clubs)
2. Liga (ESP): 30 players (8 clubs)
3. Serie A (ITA): 23 players (9 clubs)
4. Ligue 1 (FRA): 18 players (8 clubs)
5. Bundesliga (GER): 17 players (8 clubs)
6. Eredivisie (NED): 11 players (3 clubs)
7. Liga Portugal (POR): 9 players (3 clubs)
Ranking of the best represented clubs at the quarter-final stage:
1. Manchester City (ENG), 11 players: Aké (NED), Foden, Grealish, Phillips, Stones, Walker (ENG), Álvarez (ARG), Ederson (BRA), Cancelo, Dias, Silva (POR)
Manchester United, 11 players: Malacia (NED), Fernandes, Dalot (POR), Casemiro, Fred, Antony (BRA), Varane (FRA), Rashford, Shaw, Maguire (ENG), Martínez (ARG)
3. PSG (FRA), 7 players: Messi (ARG), Mbappé (FRA), Hakimi (MAR), Marquinhos, Neymar (BRA), Danilo, Vitinha (POR)
Ajax Amsterdam (NED), 7 players: Pasveer, Timber, Bergwijn, Gerghuis, Klaassen, Blind, Taylor (NED)
5. Juventus (ITA), 6 players: Danilo, Alex Sandro, Bremer (BRA), Rabiot (FRA), Paredes, Di Maria (ARG)
Bayern Munich (GER), 6 players: De Ligt (NED), Pavard, Upamecano, Coman (FRA), Stanisic (CRO), Mazraoui (MAR)
Tottenham (ENG), 6 players: Dier, Kane (ENG), Romero (ARG), Lloris (FRA), Perisic (CRO), Richarlison (BRA)
Liverpool (ENG), 6 players: Van Dijk (NED), Alexander-Arnold, Henderson (ENG), Konaté (FRA), Becker, Fabinho (BRA)
Chelsea (ENG), 6 players: Mount, Gallagher, Sterling (ENG), Kovacic (CRO), Ziyech (MAR), Silva (BRA)
Real Madrid (ESP), 6 players: Tchouaméni, Camavinga (FRA), Modric (CRO), Militao, Vinícius Junior, Rodrygo (BRA)
Atlético de Madrid (ESP), 6 players: Griezmann (FRA), Molina, De Paul, Correa (ARG), Grbic (CRO), Félix (POR)
11. Sevilla FC (ESP), 5 players: Montiel, Acuna, Gomez (ARG), Bounou, En-Nesyri (MAR)
FC Barcelona (ESP), 5 players: Depay, F. de Jong (NED), Raphinha (BRA), Koundé, Dembélé (FRA)
Arsenal, 5 players: Martinelli (BRA), Saliba (FRA), Saka, Ramsdale, White (ENG)
Inter (ITA), 5 players: De Vrij, Dumfries (NED), Martínez, Correa (ARG), Brozovic (CRO)
Benfica (POR), 5 players: Otamendi, Fernandez (ARG), Silva, Mário, Ramos (POR)
Note: Chelsea striker Raheem Sterling, who was rushed back to England due to a burglary at his home, has returned to Qatar and boosted his club from 5 to 6 reps and the Premier League from 61 to 62 players still present at the World Cup.