ENGLAND boast the only £1BILLION squad at the World Cup.
That’s according to Transfermarkt, with the Three Lions boasting some of the most valuable stars in the world including Phil Foden and Jude Bellingham.
Those two alone are worth a combined £186million, with England‘s squad valued at £1.2bn overall.
Unsurprisingly, World Cup favourites Brazil rank second with a squad valued a little under £1bn.
Reigning champions France round off the top three while Uruguay are somewhat of a surprise inclusion in the top ten.
SunSport has taken a look at the top ten most valuable squads at the World Cup.
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1. England – £1.2bn
Gareth Southgate’s young squad possesses nine players with a market value of more than £60m.
Captain Harry Kane and Bukayo Saka are the next most highly valued squad members after Foden and Bellingham with both boasting a £78m price tag.
Declan Rice rounds off the top five with a £70m rating, though West Ham have demanded £150m to let him leave.Phil Foden and Jude Bellingham are England’s most valuable players[/caption]
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2. Brazil – £966m
There is a lot of excitement about the Brazilians and for good reason given the quality of their side, particularly in attack.
Neymar is the most expensive signing of all time and now has a market value of £66m.
However that puts him behind Real Madrid duo Rodrygo and Vinicius Jr, with the latter worth a staggering £105m.Vinicius jr now has a higher value than Neymar[/caption]
3. France – £788m
Les Bleus are missing high-profile players like Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante but still rank third thanks to possessing £140m-rated Kylian Mbappe.
The striker boasts the highest value of any player at the tournament due to £150m-rated Erling Haaland’s absence.
Other big names include Chelsea-bound Christopher Nkunku, Aurelien Tchouameni and Arsenal centre-back William Salbia, whose stock is certainly on the rise.Kylian Mbappe is France’s star man[/caption]
4. Portugal – £728m
Portugul icon Pepe is the oldest player in the squad and has a value of just £880,000 – a stark contrast to £74m-valued Rafael Leao.
Gone are the days of Cristiano Ronaldo being the most expensive player in the squad with AC Milan star Leao taking his crown.
Ronaldo is the 17th-most highly-valued member of the squad – ranking behind Manchester United team-mates Diogo Dalot and Bruno Fernandes, who incredibly snubbed the superstar when the squad met up on Monday.Cristiano Ronaldo is no longer Portugal’s most valuable player[/caption]
5. Spain – £712m
Spain rank just behind rivals Portugal as Luis Enrique looks to build on reaching the Euro 2020 semi-final.
A blend of youth and experience could prove very effective with Barcelona wonderkids Pedri, Gavi and Ansu Fati looking to establish themselves on the international stage.
That trio are three of the top five most expensive players in the squad with £87m-rated Pedri top, followed by Gavi who is valued at £78m.
6. Germany – £635m
Germany also possess a wonderkid who could set the World Cup alight – Jamal Musiala.
The Bayern Munich midfielder boasts a value of £87m which is unmatched by any of his German team-mates.
Four more Bayern stars make up the rest of the top six most expensive players, which also includes Chelsea star Kai Havertz, worth £61m.Germany also boast a wonderkid in Jamal Musiala[/caption]
7. Argentina – £554m
Argentina have seven players worth less than £10m including Angel Di Maria but still have a squad valued way over £500m.
A 35-year-old Lionel Messi is valued at £43m with only Tottenham’s Christian Romero and striker Lautaro Martinez supposedly worth more than the PSG superstar.
But there is no more important figure for Argentina than captain Messi, who will hope to inspire his team on and off the pitch just as he did in Argentina’s Copa America win last year.Lionel Messi is hoping to inspire Argentina on and off the pitch[/caption]
8. Belgium – £477m
Belgium’s golden generation is coming to an end but they still boast expensive top talent such as Kevin De Bruyne and Thibaut Courtois.
They rank as the most expensive and second most expensive players in the squad with respective values of £70m and £61m, while Romelu Lukaku was signed for £98m by Chelsea last year.Kevin De Bruyne will be key for Belgium[/caption]
9. Netherlands – £416m
The Netherlands have the least expensive player of all the top ten countries in £220,000-rated goalkeeper Remko Pasveer.
But they do boast young and highly-rated forward Cody Gakpo, who has been linked with a transfer to United.
Frenkie de Jong was also wanted by the Red Devils in the summer but neither player is the most valuable in the Holland squad – that honour goes to Matthijs de Ligt who joined Bayern Munich for £68m in the summer.Mattijs de Ligt is the second most valuable centre-back in the world, per Transfermarkt[/caption]
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10. Uruguay – £368m
Real Madrid star Federico Valverde is one of the most in-form players heading to the tournament and one of the most highly rated too with a value of £87m.
He is followed by £61m-valued Liverpool star Darwin Nunez with Barcelona centre-back Ronald Araujo also helping to bump up Uruguay into the top ten.Liverpool star Darwin Nunez is one of Uruguay’s most valuable players[/caption]