Paul Rouget, Media365: published on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 11:49 a.m.
Find out the market values of the squads of the 32 World Cup teams in Qatar, according to the Football Observatory. A ranking where France is on the podium.
Whereas alleged ‘fake’ supporters are already setting the mood in Doha, the pressure continues to mount in Qatar, a few days before the start of this first winter World Cup in history, which will open on Sunday with a duel between the host country and Ecuador. Blues, who worryare not the main favorites to retain the title acquired four years ago in Russia, and it is rather Brazil and Argentina who today have the favors of the bookmakers, a trio followed by England, half- finalist of the 2018 edition and unfortunate finalist of the last Euro.
The Three Lions who are on the other hand first somewhere: in the ranking of the values of the workforce of the 32 qualified nations for this World Cup according to the Football Observatory (CIES), which devotes its latest report to this subject. Gareth Southgate’s men come first with an estimated workforce of 1.499 billion euros, ahead of Brazil (1.455 billion) and France (1.337 billion). Next come Spain (1.201 billion), Portugal (1.154 billion), Germany (1.02 billion), the Netherlands (756 million), Argentina (748 million), Uruguay (590 million ) and Belgium (562 million), which completes this Top 10. Denmark, that Frank Leboeuf sees victoryis 13th with 403 million euros.
Bellingham most expensive
At the bottom of the ranking, we find Costa Rica (23 million euros), including 4 for the Parisian porter Keylor Navas. And the player with the highest market value of this World Cup is none other than the English prodigy of Dortmund Jude Bellingham (202 million euros), ahead of the Brazilian Vinicius (201 million), while Kylian Mbappé occupies the third place with an estimated value of 185 million euros. It now remains to be seen whether the final ranking of this indecisive competition will correspond to the estimated values of the squad, and therefore whether the English will succeed in lifting the trophy for the second time in their history…