Alejandro Balde

A record 17 players from Barcelona will play at the tournament in Qatar. 16 players sent to Bayern and Manchester City

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Alejandro Balde

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Barcelona set the record for the most players in the World Cup. 17 players of the Catalan club were called up for the tournament in Qatar.

This became known after the replacement in the Spanish national team – the injured Valencia defender Jose Luis Gaia was replaced by 19-year-old Alejandro Balde, who has no matches for the national team yet.

Photo: Transfermarkt

Photo: Transfermarkt

In total, the Spanish national team has eight players from Barcelona – Balde, Eric Garcia, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Pedri, Gavi, Ferran Torres and Ansu Fati. Jules Kunde and Ousmane Dembele (France), Frenkie de Jong and Memphis Depay (Netherlands), Marc-Andre Ter Stegen (Germany), Ronald Araujo (Uruguay), Rafinha (Brazil) and Robert Lewandowski (Poland) will also play in Qatar.

Previously, Bayern had 17 players in the application for the national teams for the 2022 World Cup, Senegalese midfielder Sadio Mane will not be able to play in Qatar due to injury.

Manchester City will also send 16 players to Qatar. Next on the list are Al Sadd (15), Manchester United (14), Real Madrid (13), Chelsea, Atlético and Al Hilal (12 each), PSG, Tottenham , Borussia (Dortmund), Juventus and Ajax (11 each).

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