Albion in PL's top six for World Cup representatives

Who's making the journey to Qatar?

By Charlie Hanson • 16 November 2022

By Patrick Sullivan
Eight Albion players will be representing their countries at this winter's World Cup.

Eight Albion players will be representing their country at the World Cup this winter, the sixth highest number among Premier League club.

Manchester City lead the way with 16, followed by Manchester United (14), Chelsea (12), Tottenham (11) and Arsenal (10).

Three of Albion’s eight will be representing Ecuador, and Moises Caicedo, Pervis Estupinan and Jeremy Sarmiento will no doubt be looking to equal their Copa America achievement last year when they reached the quarter-finals.

Our South American representation doesn’t end there, with Alexis Mac Allister looking to help Argentina to their first World Cup since Diego Maradona inspired his country to victory in 1986. It is also the one major honour that has eluded Lionel Messi in his outstanding career.


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Mitoma: We'll showcase Japan's abilities to the world

If we head west just over 11,000 miles to Asia, Kaoru Mitoma will be representing Japan for the first time at a World Cup after his electric start to life with Albion, while Tariq Lamptey’s recent decision to represent Ghana means we will also have Albion representation in an African team.

Moving closer to home, Robert Sanchez is vying for a starting spot between the sticks for Spain as he faces competition Athletic Bilbao’s Unai Simon and Brentford’s David Raya.

Lastly, but by no means least, Leandro Trossard’s Belgium will be tipped by many to go all the way this year, given the sheer quality of Roberto Martinez’s squad.

Ecuador matches (Group A)

v Qatar – Sunday 20 November – 4pm

v Netherlands – Friday 25 November – 4pm

v Senegal – Tuesday 29 November – 3pm


Argentina matches (Group C)

v Saudi Arabia – Tuesday 22 November – 10am

v Mexico – Saturday 26 November – 7pm

v Poland – Wednesday 30 November – 7pm


Japan matches (Group E)

v Germany – Wednesday 23 November – 1pm

v Costa Rica – Sunday 27 November – 10am

v Spain – Thursday 1 December – 7pm


Spain matches (Group E)

v Costa Rica – Wednesday 23 November – 4pm

v Germany – Sunday 27 November – 7pm

v Japan – Thursday 1 December – 7pm


Belgium (Group F)

v Canada – Wednesday 23 November – 7pm

v Morocco – Sunday 27 November – 1pm

v Croatia – Thursday 1 December – 3pm


Ghana matches (Group H)

v Portugal – Thursday 24 November – 4pm

v Korea Republic – Monday 28 November – 1pm

v Uruguay – Friday 2 December – 3pm