32 teams will battle for the ultimate glory of reigning world football. FIFA World Cup is no doubt the grand stage and biggest prize in football. Teams will head towards Qatar with their possible best squads. Well, here we will take a look at the most expensive squads which means the squad values or worths of each World Cup side participating in Qatar. Let’s see which countries do have the richest squad values in the FIFA World Cup 2022. Just to clarify, the chart will be the summation of a national team’s squad members’ total market values. Top 10 Most Valuable Footballers in the World 2022-23.
FIFA World Cup Most Expensive Squads 2022
Here is the full chart of the combined squad values of every team participating in the 2022 Qatar World Cup.
|Country and Rank||Group and Confederations||Squad Values/Worth|
|England (1st)||Group – B, UEFA||€1.32 Billion Euros|
|France (2nd)||Group – D, UEFA||€1.08 Billion Euros|
|Brazil (3rd)||Group – G, CONMEBOL||€1.01 Billion Euros|
|Germany (4th)||Group – E, UEFA||€836.5 Million Euros|
|Portugal (5th)||Group – H, UEFA||€765 Million Euros|
|Spain (6th)||Group – E, UEFA||€740 Million Euros|
|Argentina (7th)||Group – C, CONMEBOL||€617 Million Euros|
|Netherlands (8th)||Group – A, UEFA||€498.4 Million Euros|
|Uruguay (9th)||Group – H, CONMEBOL||€395.5 Million Euros|
|Serbia (10th)||Group – G, UEFA||€371 Million Euros|
|Croatia (11th)||Group – F, UEFA||€359.4 Million Euros|
|Belgium (12th)||Group – F, UEFA||€338 Million Euros|
|Senegal (13th)||Group – A, CAF||€307.6 Million Euros|
|Poland (14th)||Group – C, UEFA||€301.6 Million Euros|
|Denmark (15th)||Group – D, UEFA||€279.4 Million Euros|
|Switzerland (16th)||Group – G, UEFA||€255.2 Million Euros|
|Morocco (17th)||Group – F, CAF||€239.55 Million Euros|
|USA (18th)||Group – B, CONCACAF||€211.65 Million Euros|
|Canada (19th)||Group – F, CONCACAF||€176.2 Million Euros|
|Wales (20th)||Group – B, UEFA||€139.8 Million Euros|
|South Korea (21st)||Group – H, AFC||€131.28 Million Euros|
|Japan (22nd)||Group – E, AFC||€123.75 Million Euros|
|Cameroon (23rd)||Group – G, CAF||€117.05 Million Euros|
|Ghana (24th)||Group – H, CAF||€99.6 Million Euros|
|Ecuador (25th)||Group – A, CONMEBOL||€97.15 Million Euros|
|Mexico (26th)||Group – C, CONMEBOL||€91.8 Million Euros|
|Iran (27th)||Group – B, AFC||€73.15 Million Euros|
|Australia (28th)||Group – D, AFC||€50.38 Million Euros|
|Tunisia (29th)||Group – D, CAF||€37.85 Million Euros|
|Saudi Arabia (30th)||Group – C, AFC||€29.38 Million Euros|
|Qatar (31st)||Group – A, Host/AFC||€19.2 Million Euros|
|Costa Rica (32nd)||Group – E, CONCACAF||€17.65 Million Euros|
Which Country has the Most Expensive Football/Soccer Team?
England has not won the World Cup since 1966, their only victory in history. The Three Lions often had a huge tag pinned on their backs but could never prove their true worth on the field. But Gareth Southgate’s arrival has truly changed the scenarios. You may hate this man, but he has guided the England national football team to the Russia World Cup semifinal and to the UEFA Euro 2020 final. Although they failed to win on both occasions their runs in those competitions show how much improvement they have had. With such recent scenarios drawn, the Lions will be heading towards Qatar to make the impossible “Possible”. By the way, the Three Lions have once again failed as they are out from the quarter finals.
Regardless of the outcome of the competition, England’s national football team is currently the answer to your question, “Which national team is worth the most?” Yes, it’s because the FA-authorized soccer side stands at the top of the chart with a total squad value of 1.32 Billion Euros! In fact, England has a 240 more expensive squad than the 2nd-placed France side! Oh, that’s some stats for sure. English fans might be happy seeing such a chart but still, their players have to perform on the field to bring the WC back home. Indeed, the 3 Lions have to perform till the very very end. The most valuable players on the England team are Harry Kane, Phil Foden, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Declan Rice, as well as Jude Bellingham. So, the Three Lions not only have the most high profile domestic league but also has the most expensive squad.
Which Country will be the Highest Value for the 2022 FIFA World Cup?
As you know the answer is England, now let’s see the top 10 national teams with the highest squad values.
With a surprising 371 million squad value Serbia ranks 10th and they stand ahead of the likes of Croatia and Belgium. Their key squad members are Dusan Vlahovic, F Kostic, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, and Aleksandr Mitrovic. But they have perhaps failed to show their caliber in Qatar.
Uruguay is one of the 3 non-European sides to feature in the top 10. The winners of the inaugural edition of the FIFA WC do have a 395.5 million euros-worthy squad. The likes of Darwin Nunez, Fede Valverde, Jose Gimenez, and Ronald Araujo are the reasons behind such big numbers.
The Flying Dutchmen will be one of the hot contenders for the world title in Qatar. No doubt this Dutch side has every capability to go far in the Middle East. Their current squad value reads 498.4 million euros just one and a half million short of 500 million. Netherlands’ most expensive roasters are Matthijs De Ligt, Frenkie, De Jong, Virgil Van Dijk, Arnaut Danjuma, and Memphis Depay.
Leo Messi’s one last chance to win the World Cup and the full Argentine squad is way too much desperate to let their legendary teammate go off with the biggest prize. This highly potential Argentina squad is worth as much as €617 Million Euros. The key names in the squads who have higher values are Lautaro Martinez, Leo Messi, Cristian Romero, Angel Correa, and Rodrigo De Paul.
Luis Enrique taking a young squad to Qatar for sure. The squad members might be young but pretty much experienced. They have already participated in the UEFA Euro 2020 and also featured in the UNL final. Hence Enrique is expected to rely on his young guns. By the way, the successors of Casillas, Xavi, Iniesta, and Puyol have a combined worth of 740 million euros. The most valuable Spanish players are Rodri, Pedri, Mikel Oyarzabal, Ansuman Fati, and Gavi.
Portugal had a long way to cross before booking their tickets for Qatar. But they are a very very formidable side and obviously, this Portuguese side is not dependent on Cristiano Ronaldo. In fact, Ronaldo, the 37-years-old expectedly out of their top 5 valuable players list. The Portuguese top 5 in terms of market values are Burno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva, Ruben Dias, Rafael Leao, and Joao Felix.
The 2014 champions had a disappointing run in Russia but they have bounced back under Hansi Flick. Although their current side isn’t as much strength as their 2014 squad it’s still fearsome enough. The German squad is worth 836.5 million and the key names in terms of value are Joshua Kimmich, Florian Wirtz, Kai Havertz, Jamal Musiala, and Serge Gnabry.
The 5-times world champions have the most valuable squad among any non-European nation. They will go on mission Hexa with a squad worth of 1.01 Billion euros. Vinicius Jr, Neymar, Marquinhos, Fabinho, and Eder Militao are the most valuable players for the Celecaos.
The defending champions definitely got the most fearsome squad in the Qatar World Cup as well. With a whopping 1.08 Billion squad worth, you can guess how deadly this French side can be for any opposition. Mbappe, Nkuknku, Coman, Diaby, and Kounde are their most expensive stars at the moment. FIFA World Cup Ticket Prices 2022.
Top 10 Most Expensive Squads in the 2022 FIFA World Cup:
Here is the list of the top 10 most expensive squads in the 2022 FIFA World Cup with the most expensive players for each country.
|Country||Most Valuable Squad Members|
|England||Harry Kane, Phil Foden, Declan Rice, Jude Bellingham|
|France||Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann, Kingsley Coman, Moussa Diaby, Jules Kounde|
|Brazil||Vinicius Jr, Neymar, Marquinhos, Fabinho, Eder Militao|
|Germany||Joshua Kimmich, Florian Wirtz, Kai Havertz, Jamal Musiala, Serge Gnabry|
|Portugal||Burno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva, Ruben Dias, Rafael Leao, Joao Felix|
|Spain||Rodri, Pedri, Mikel Oyarzabal, Ansuman Fati, Gavi|
|Argentina||Lautaro Martinez, Leo Messi, Cristian Romero, Angel Correa, Rodrigo De Paul|
|Netherlands||Matthijs De Ligt, Frenkie, De Jong, Virgil Van Dijk, Arnaut Danjuma, Memphis Depay|
|Uruguay||Fede Valverde, Darwin Nunez, Jose Gimenez, Ronald Araujo, Rodrigo Bentancur|
|Serbia||Dusan Vlahovic, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Filip Kostic, Aleksandr Mitrovic, Nikola Milenkovic|
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