Qatar 2022: There will be 16 Catalans in the World Cup, a new club record | Video

FC Barcelona will have 16 of their first team players at the 2022 Qatar World Cupwhich begins on Sunday, November 20, a historical record within the club by surpassing the 14 World Cup players of the previous appointment of Russia 2018.

After the latest announcements of the calls from the different countries that will be in the Qatari World Cup, Barsa raises the number of players with whom it will be represented to 16. An absolute record for the Blaugrana entity.

The country that has the most blaugranas in its squad is Spain, with seven. the selector, Luis Enrique Martinez, former coach of Barsa, quoted Eric Garcia, Jordi Alba, Ferran Torres, Ansu Fati, Sergio Busquets, Pedri and Gavi.

Busquets, who is attending his fourth World Cup date, was at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, conquered by Spain. Then, too, the culé team sent seven of its players to the ‘Roja’; Valdés, Puyol, Piqué, Busquets, Xavi, Pedro and Iniesta.

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The combinations of France and of Holland they have respectively two Blaugrana players in their ranks. The ‘bleus’ take to the central defender Jules Koundé and to the extreme Ousmane Dembelewhile the ‘oranje’ will have Frankie de Jong and the now injured Memphis Depay.

The other selected blaugranas are: Marc-André ter Stegen for Germany, Ronald Araujo for Uruguay, Andreas Christensen for Denmark, Robert Lewandowski for Poland and raphinha for Brazil.

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Previously, the highest number of FC Barcelona players in a World Cup was in Russia 2018, with 14 members of the squad, followed by the World Cup France 1998, South Africa 2010 and Brazil 2014, with thirteen Blaugranas in each edition.

(With information from Europe Press)