The 55 Ligue 1 players at the 2022 World Cup

Ligue 1 gives way to the World Cup this winter. But the elite of French football will nevertheless be at the heart of all attention in Qatar with 55 players from the French championship who will be present in the Middle East with the aim of lifting the trophy. Only Ajaccio does not have any player who participates in the 2022 World Cup.


Gideon Mensah with the Ghana jersey / PHILL MAGAKOE/GettyImages

Gideon Mensah (Ghana)

Ashraf Dari

Achraf Dari against Saudi Arabia / Matthew Ashton – AMA/GettyImages

Achraf Dari (Morocco)

Montassar Talbi

Montassar Talbi against Brazil in a friendly / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

Montassar Talbi (Tunisia)


Jean-Charles Castelletto is the only Nantes player at the World Cup / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Jean-Charles Castelletto (Cameroon)

Junya Ito

Junya Ito after a goal against Oman / Adil Al Naimi/GettyImages

Junya Ito (Japan)


Zakaria Aboukhlal has been international with the Atlas Lions since 2020 / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/GettyImages

Zakaria Aboukhlal (Morocco)

Ike Ugbo

Ike Ugbo and Canada will be underdogs in the competition / Soccrates Images/GettyImages

Ike Ugbo (Canada)
Jackson Porozo (Ecuador)

Alexander Djiku

Alexander Djiku won with the Ghanaian selection / Jean Catuffe/GettyImages

Alexander Djiku (Ghana)
Eiji Kawashima (Japan)

Wahbi Khazri

Wahbi Khazri is Tunisia’s strongman / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

Wahbi Khazri (Tunisia)
Jonas Omlin (Switzerland)

Sofiane Boufal

Sofiane Boufal playing her first World Cup / Fran Santiago/GettyImages

Sofiane Boufal, Azzedine Ounahi (Morocco)

Mateusz Wieteska

Mateusz Wieteska has just one cap for Poland / PressFocus/MB Media/GettyImages

Alidu Seidu (Ghana)
Mateusz Wieteska (Poland)

Kasper Schmeichel

Kasper Schmeichel with the surprising Danish team / Stuart Franklin/GettyImages

Kasper Schmeichel (Denmark)
Aaron Ramsey (Wales)

jonathan david

Jonathan David is Canada’s offensive leader / Matthew Ashton – AMA/GettyImages

Jonathan David (Canada)
Timothy Weah (USA)


Karl Toko-Ekambi during CAN 2021 / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Karl Toko-Ekambi (Cameroon)
Nicolas Tagliafico (Argentina)

Openda Laws

Lois Openda is the current Belgian top scorer in the 5 major leagues / Sylvain Lefevre/GettyImages

Salis Abdul Samed (Ghana)
Lois Openda (Belgium)
Przemyslaw Frankowski (Poland)

Matteo Guendouzi

Matteo Guendouzi has 6 caps for the French National Team / John Berry/GettyImages

Mattéo Guendouzi, Jordan Veretout (France)
Pape Gueye, Bamba Dieng (Senegal)
Simon Ngapandouetnbu (Cameroon)

Youssouf Fofana

Youssouf Fofana aspires to a starting place during the World Cup / James Williamson – AMA/GettyImages

Youssouf Fofana, Axel Disasi (France)
Ismail Jakobs, Krepin Diatta (Senegal)
Breel Embolo (Switzerland)
Takumi Minamino (Japan)

Lovro Majer

Lovro Majer is Croatia’s revelation / Matthew Ashton – AMA/GettyImages

Jeremy Doku, Arthur Theate (Belgium)
Steve Mandanda (France)
Joe Rodon (Wales)
Alfred Gomis (Senegal)
Lovro Majer (Croatia)
Christopher Wooh (Cameroon)
Kamaldeen Sulemana (Ghana)

Neymar Jr.

Neymar dreams of winning the World Cup / Michael Reaves/GettyImages

Nuno Mendes, Vitinha, Danilo Pereira (Portugal)
Marquinhos, Neymar (Brazil)
Carlos Soler, Pablo Sarabia (Spain)
Kylian Mbappe (France)
Lionel Messi (Argentina)
Achraf Hakimi (Morocco)
Keylor Navas (Costa Rica)

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