EPL features more players in Russia 2018

The EPL has more players featuring in the World Cup in Russia more than any other league, with 136 players out of the 736 at the tournament.

The Belgium squad that pipped England 1-0 in their last game in Group G Thursday, has no fewer than 11 EPL players.

English clubs have also shown a liking for Brazilians. 7 Brazil players play their trade in England along 7 Senegalese, 7 Danes and 6 Argentines.

Overall, 113 of the 736 players at the tournament in Russia play in the English leagues, rising to 136 if you include Gareth Southgate’s 23-man squad.

Spain has 58 foreign players at the tournament in its leagues, followed by Italy on 54, Germany 50 and France 37.

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