30 players who represented the Sky Bet English Soccer League at the World Cup.
From 19 different clubs, a total of 26 players from the Championship traveled to Qatar, while there were also two from League One and two from League Two.
Of those 30, 18 were given the chance to add their caps by their national managers, while Ilias the Chairman of QPR and Anass Zaroury of Burnley remain in the Middle East, Morocco booked a final date with Portugal after the last 16 matches. the best win against Spain, even though he never played.
Here, we see how each player fared in the competition…
History of Middlesbrough Riley McGree he started all four of Australia’s matches in Qatar, as Graham Arnold’s side reached the last 16, where they were knocked out by Argentina. The 24-year-old midfielder assisted Mathew Leckie’s winner against Denmark in the group stage and turned in the man of the match performance at the Al Janoub Stadium.
Meanwhile, the Stoke defender Harry Souttar he played every minute of the Socceroos’ campaign and was a rock at the back in Tunisia’s 1-0 win over Denmark.
In Sunderland Bailey Wright he made one appearance, coming on as a 74th minute substitute for McGree in the win over Denmark.
Swansea is Olivier Ntcham he only made one appearance during the Indomitable Lions season in Qatar. The 26-year-old – who only made his debut for the national team in September – replaced Pierre Kunde after 68 minutes of Cameroon’s famous win over Brazil.
Reading material Junior Hoilett appeared in all three games for Canada in their first World Cup since Mexico ’86. The 32-year-old had 1.67 shots per 90 and 2.22 chances created per 90, but was unable to score or assist as John Herdman’s men finished bottom of Group F, despite their best efforts.
Sunderland stars Jewison Bennette he made three appearances in his first World Cup. The 18-year-old started Costa Rica’s opener against Spain but, understandably, stepped up during the humbling 7-0 rout, before the experienced Bryan Ruiz replaced him after 61 minutes. Bennette appeared as a second-half substitute against Japan and Germany, but they could not make their impact.
Reading for Chelsea loan Father Rahman he played all of Ghana’s victories against Portugal and Uruguay and came on as a late substitute for Gideon Mensah in a thrilling 3-2 win against South Korea.
City of Bristol Antoine Semenyomeanwhile, he came on as a substitute in the 89th minute of Portugal’s early defeat and was introduced after 72 minutes against Uruguay, making him fourth and fifth for his country.
Morocco reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup for the first time with their shock win over Spain, meaning QPR won. Ilias Chair and Burnley Anas Zaroury only two Sky Bet EFL players remain in Qatar. No one appeared on the scene yet, however.
Leading up to the World Cup, Birmingham’s Krystian Bielik he had played just once for Poland since November 2019, but was included in Czeslaw Michniewcz’s squad for the tournament at the start of the Blues’ season, following his summer move from Derby.
The 24-year-old started against Saudi Arabia and Argentina in Qatar, came on as a substitute against France and Mexico, and finished the tournament with a success rate of 87%.
Watford to Ismail Sarr he was one of Senegal’s best performers on the way to the last 16. Playing in his second World Cup at the age of just 24, Sarr started four matches for his country, earning his first penalty in a 2-1 win over Ecuador. and he missed the chance to give Senegal the lead against England when he fired the ball over the crossbar.
It’s Sheffield United Indian Education he continued his rapid rise from non-League to international level in just three years with three appearances for Qatar. The 22-year-old registered an assist when he set up Bamba Dieng in a 3-1 win over Qatar and played the first half against England.
QPR player Seny Dieng and Reading’s Porto loanee Mamadou Loum it didn’t appear.
Birmingham’s Hannibal Mejbri – on loan at Manchester United – could have learned a lot from his World Cup campaign in Qatar, as he doesn’t turn 20 until January and most of Tunisia’s squad is made up of players aged 27 and over.
Head coach Jalel Kadri introduced him after 80 minutes of the opening game against Denmark, captain Youssef Msakni made way for the youngster, but these were his only minutes in the game all season.
Goalkeeper of Luton Ethan Horvath he did not come off the bench in Qatar, with Arsenal’s Matt Turner retaining the No.1 shirt in each of the USA’s four games in the tournament.
Norwich’s Josh Sargent it appeared, however. He started against Wales and Iran and managed at least 80 minutes both times and came on as a late substitute in the draw with England in the middle.
He was able to create only one chance and attempt three shots in his three appearances, making the expected goals of 0.37 and the number of assists of 0.09, but he was unable to compete with the Netherlands in the last 16 after he injured his groin against Iran. .
Almost half of the Wales squad is made up of players who ply their trade in the Sky Bet EFL – and five of them received international caps at the first World Cup in 64 years, which ended early in the group stages.
Burnley back right Connor Roberts he played every minute of Wales’ opening 1-1 draw with the USA and was replaced by Brennan Johnson after 57 minutes of the 2-0 defeat to Iran in the second group game. Rob Page left the 27-year-old on the bench for the game against England, but was forced to bring him on after 36 minutes when Neco Williams was injured.
Hamstring problem means Joe Allen he had not featured for Swansea since September 17, but was called up in the 77th minute of the defeat to Iran and was given a chance to play against England, where he finished in the 81st minute.
Meanwhile, Portsmouth midfielder Joe Morrell he appeared twice as a second-half substitute against the USA and England, Cardiff’s Rubin Colwill came on as an 81st minute substitute in England’s loss to Huddersfield’s Sister Thomas it was brought on after 89 minutes for coming on late against the USA.
The remaining seven EFL players – Adam Davies (Sheffield Utd), Ben Branch (Swansea), Tom Lockyer (Luton), Chris Gunter (AFC Wimbledon), Matthew Smith (MK Dons), Jonny Williams (Swindon), Mark Harris (Cardiff) – did not reach the pitch.