The Football Observatory published this Wednesday the ranking of the 32 nations qualified for the World Cup 2022 in Qatar, according to the market value of each workforce.
First place goes to Gareth Southgate’s England. According to the CIES study, the Three Lions are worth 1.499 billion euros. Brazil (1.455 billion euros) and France (1.337 billion euros) complete the podium of a ranking which sees three other countries exceed the symbolic bar of one billion euros: Spain (1.201 billion euros ), Portugal (1.154 billion euros) and Germany (1.020 billion euros). The Top 10 is completed by the Netherlands (756 million euros), Argentina (748 million euros), Uruguay (590 million euros) and Belgium (562 million euros).
The last three places are occupied by Australia (38 million euros), the first opponent of the Blues in group D, Qatar (29 million euros), organizing country, and Costa Rica (23 million euros), led by Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Keylor Navas.
#FIFA World Cup 🏆 teams ranked according to estimated transfer value of players selected as per @CIES_Football algorithm 📊
🥇 England 🏴 €1,499m
🥈 Brazil 🇧🇷 €1,455m
🥉 France 🇫🇷 €1,337m
Top valued player for all teams 👉 https://t.co/px5SLyEhTQ pic.twitter.com/BzzgvQul9C
— CIES Football Obs (@CIES_Football) November 16, 2022