England is the most important team for the Qatar World Cup 2022 with a transfer value of around $1.54bn, a study has revealed.
England have a crucial squad for the Qatar World Cup 2022, with midfielder Jude Bellingham topping a list of more than 800 players in terms of transfer, a survey has found.
According to Swiss research group CIES Football Observatory, England’s 26-man squad is worth less than 1.5 billion euros ($1.54bn) in transfer fees, with the 19-year-old Bellingham worth 202 million euros ($207.4m).
The Borussia Dortmund star extended his reputation as one of the world’s best young players with a superb goal in England’s 6-2 win over Iran in their World Cup opener on Monday.
Here’s how some of the biggest soccer teams compare in the World Cup:
Brazil is second on the list after England with a transfer fee of 1.45 billion euros ($1.49bn), and Real Madrid forward Vinicius Junior was the most valuable player at 200 million euros ($205m).
France was third with a transfer value of 1.34 billion ($1.38bn) in their group. Paris St Germain (PSG) player Kylian Mbappe was their top player, with a price tag of 185 million euros ($190m).
The top three were followed by Spain at 1.2 billion euros ($1.23bn), Portugal at 1.15 billion euros ($1.18bn) and Germany at 1.02 billion euros ($1.05bn).
The CIES Football Observatory has put the total value of all teams at the World Cup 2022 at 15 billion euros ($15.4bn) based on a statistical method involving more than 2,000 transactions of players transferred from clubs in the five major European leagues during this period. July 2012 to November 2021.
In terms of value, the England team also topped the list of World Cup teams with a value of 3.17 billion pounds ($3.76bn), according to an analysis by Lloyd’s of London and supported by the Center for Economics and Business Research.
England beat France at 2.66 billion pounds ($3.15bn) and Brazil at 2.56 billion pounds ($3.04bn) to take the top spot.
Lloyd’s said that the assessment of the cost of insurance includes various metrics such as salary, support, age and location in the field.
Bellingham was rated the most uninsured player, followed by Mbappe and Vinicius Jr.
Lloyd’s model is based on the belief that the quality of a team can be measured by evaluating factors such as player salaries, revenue from endorsements, and age, since the value of a team is a good indicator of its ability on the field.