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Spainís La Liga Outnumbers UK Premier League Players at Moscow World Cup Final

MOSCOW Ė The outcome by Thursday of the Russia 2018 World Cup Quarterfinal stage after the victories of the French and Croatian squads and the defeat of Belgium and England has driven the Spanish La Liga to overtake the United Kingdomís Premier League as the national league with the most players at this weekendís Moscow World Cup final.

Prior to the quarterfinal stage, the UK Premier League and Londonís Tottenham had the most players lined up.

The tables have now turned and it is La Liga in the lead and six European teams featuring three players each: Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, PSG, Monaco, and Marseille.

The quarterfinalís score has left French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris as the sole representative of the team managed by Argentine Mauricio Pochettino, who also had Belgiumís Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen and midfielder Mousa Dembele, and Englandís Danny Rose, Kieran Trippier, Eric Dier, Dele Alli and Harry Kane, the World Cupís top scorer with six goals.

The Premier now stands in fourth place and left with six players in all, lagging behind La Liga which has 10, Franceís Ligue 1 with nine and Italyís Serie A with seven players, respectively.

At the final match, Barcelona FC will have Frenchmen Samuel Umtiti and Ousmane Dembele along with Croatian Ivan Rakitic; Real Madrid with Frenchman Raphael Varane and Croatians Luka Modric and Mateo Kovacic; Madridís Atletico will watch Lucas Hernandez and Antoine Griezmann, with their ďBleusĒ kit on.

Thomas Lemar, the Monaco player has already signed with Madridís red and white striped team, and the red and white chequered, Sime Vrsaljko.

The Sevilla FC will also have midfielder Steven Nzonzi present at the final.

The Moscow Final World Cup (France-Croatia) match player breakdown by team and National soccer league is as follows:

SPAIN (10):

Barcelona (3): Samuel Umtiti, Ousmane Dembele, Ivan Rakitic

Real Madrid (3): Raphael Varane, Mateo Kovacic, Luka Modric

Atletico Madrid (3): Lucas Hernandez, Antoine Griezmann, (Thomas Lemar), Sime Vsaljko

Sevilla (1): Steven Nzonzi

FRANCE (9)

Paris Saint Germain (3): Alphonse Areola, Presnel Kimpembe, Kylian Mbappe

Monaco (3): Djibril Sidibe, Thomas Lemar, Danijel Subasic

Marsella (3): Steve Mandanda, Adil Rami, Florian Thauvin

ITALY (7)

Juventus (2): Blaise Matuidi, Mario Mandzukic

Inter (2): Marcelo Brozovic, Ivan Perisic

Sampdoria (1): Ivan Strinic

Fiorentina (1): Milan Badelj

Milan (1): Nikola Kalinic

ENGLAND (6):

Chelsea (2): Ngolo Kante, Olivier Giroud,

Tottenham (1): Hugo Lloris.

Manchester City (1): Benjamin Mendy

Manchester United (1): Paul Pogba

Liverpool (1): Dejan Lovren

GERMANY (6):

Bayern Munich (1): Corentin Tolisso

Stuttgart (1): Benjamin Pavard

Bayer Leverkusen (1): Tin Jedvaj

Hoffenheim (1): Andrej Kramaric

Eintracht Frankfurt (1): Ante Rebic

Schalke (1): Marko Pjaca

CROATIA (2)

Dinamo Zagreb (1): Dominik Livakovic

Rijeka (1): Filip Bradaric

BELGIUM (1)

Gante (1): Lovre Kalinic

RUSSIA (1):

Lokomotiv Moscow (1): Vedran Corluka

AUSTRIA (1)

RB Salzburg (1): Duje Caleta-Car

TURKEY (1)

Besiktas (1): Domagoj Vida

UKRAINE (1)

Dynamo Kiev (1): Josip Pivaric

 

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