5 countries with the most expensive squads currently
The first international break of the 2022-23 season has begun, with sides participating in friendlies and qualifying in preparation for the forthcoming FIFA World Cup in 2022.
National team coaches have called up players from various clubs around the world in an effort to construct a group capable of completing the task at hand.
Today, we’ll look at countries that not only have a lot of skill, but also have a high market worth.
Here are the five national teams with the most valued rosters right now.
5. Germany (€818 million)
The German national team is a world footballing superpower. Die Mannschaft had four FIFA World Cup victories (1954, 1974, 1990, and 2014). They also won the European Championship three times (1972, 1980, and 1996).
However, Germany’s performance appears to have declined in recent years, as they are currently rated 11th in the FIFA rankings. They were eliminated by England in the Round of 16 at Euro 2020 after finishing last in their group at the 2018 World Cup.
Nonetheless, Hansi Flick’s team remains a formidable opponent. They are unbeaten in their last 13 games under his tutelage.
Germany’s squad is worth €818 million, thanks to players like Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, Leroy Sane, and Serge Gnabry.
4. France (€910 million)
France, the defending World Cup and UEFA Nations League champions, is presently rated fourth in the FIFA rankings. They are one of the favorites to win the World Cup in 2022.
Les Blues now feature some of the top players in the game. Kylian Mbappe is currently one of the most valuable players in world football. The forward for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) is presently valued at €160 million (as per Transfermrkt).
Aurelien Tchouameni, Christopher Nkunku, and Ousmane Dembele are among the other key players in France’s current roster. The French national team is currently worth €910 million.
3. Portugal (€938 million)
Portugal now has the third-most valuable national team in football. The Portuguese team is presently valued at over €938 million and is rated ninth in the FIFA rankings.
Portugal now has some of the biggest names and highest-valued players in football. Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, Rafeal Leao, and Jaoa Felix are among the most valuable players in the Portugal squad.
On September 24 and 27, Fernando Santos’ team will face the Czech Republic and Spain in the UEFA Nations League.
2. Brazil (€1.1 billion)
When it comes to having an abundance of skill, the Brazilian national team is unrivaled. The South American country has produced a number of highly recognized players over the years.
Brazil has one of the best squad depths among the 32 nations competing in the World Cup in Qatar.
However, it remains to be seen whether coach Tite can mobilize the variety of stars at his disposal to clinch the Selecao’s sixth world title.
Neymar, Vinicius Jr, Richarlison, Lucas Paqueta, Raphinha, and Antony are among the world’s most expensive and highly prized players.
1. England (€1.3 billion)
It’s not unexpected that the England national team is at the top of the list. The current Three Lions lineup has some of the most talented and expensive players in the game.
Declan Rice and Trent Alexander-Arnold are each worth €72 million. With €81 million each, Harry Kane, Jude Bellingham, and Phil Foden are the squad players with the highest worth (via Transfermrkt).
English players with significant worth include Raheem Sterling, Jack Grealish, Mason Mount, and Reece James.
In the ongoing UEFA Nations League, Gareth Southgate’s side will face Italy and Germany on September 23 and 26, respectively.