Bundesliga Players at the World Cup in Brazil

The final rosters for the 32 World Cup teams were announced today.  82 current or future Bundesliga players (ie Ciro Immobile, just signed by BvB from Torino) will be involved in the tournament, which kicks off on June 12.  Only eight of the nations involved will feature a club without current Bundesliga influence.

As expected, Jogi Löw’s Germany squad feature the most German-based players, with 17 Bundesliga players, while Switzerland rank second in BuLi influence, with ten players.  National teams with at least three German club players on their rosters include Holland (3), Australia (3), the Ivory Coast (4), Japan (7), Bosnia and Herzegovina (7), the USA (4), Belgium (3) and South Korea (5).

Fourteen Bayern Munich players will feature in Brazil, along with a dozen from Borussia Dortmund, seven from Schalke and seven from Wolfsburg .  Also, five players who featured in Bundesliga 2 this past season made their final national team rosters.

Group A

Cameroon – Joel Matip (Schalke), Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (Mainz)

Croatia  –       Mario Mandzukic (Bayern Munich), Ivica Olic (Wolfsburg), Ivan Perišić (Wolfsburg)

Mexico  –       Andres Guardado (Bayer Leverkusen)

Brazil  –          Dante  (Bayern Munich), Luiz Gustavo (Wolfsburg)

Group B

Chile  –             none

Netherlands – Paul Verhaegh (Augsburg),  Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Schalke), Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich)

Australia  –     Mitchell Langerak (Dortmund), Ben Halloran (Fortuna Düsseldorf), Matthew Leckie (FSV Frankfurt)

Spain  –           Javi Martinez (Bayern Munich)

Group C

Colombia  –  Adrian Ramos (Hertha Berlin/Borussia Dortmund)

Greece  –       Sokratis Papastathopoulos (Borussia Dortmund)

Ivory Coast –  Arthur Boka (Stuttgart), Constant Djakpa (Eintracht Frankfurt), Didier Ya Konan (Hannover), Mathis Bolly (Fortuna Düsseldorf)

Japan   –      Astuto Uchida (Schalke), Gōtoku Sakai (Stuttgart), Hiroki Sakai (Hannover), Makoto Hasebe (Eintracht Frankfurt), Hiroshi Kiyotake (Nürnberg), Shinji Okazaki (Mainz), Yuya Osako (1860 Munich, FC Koln)

Group D

Italy   –   Ciro Immobile (Torino/Borussia Dortmund)

Costa Rica –   Júnior Díaz (Mainz)

Uruguay  –      none

England  –       not even

Group E

Switzerland –  Diego Benaglio (Wolfsburg), Ricardo Rodriguez (Wolfsburg), Johan Djourou (HSV), Tranquillo Barnetta (Eintracht Frankfurt), Granit Xhaka (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Valentin Stocker (Hertha Berlin), Gelson Fernandes (Freiburg), Xherdan Shaqiri (Bayern Munich), Admir Mehmedi (Freiburg), Josip Drmić (Nürnberg/Bayer Leverkusen)

Ecuador  –      Carlos Gruezo (Stuttgart)

France   –        Franck Ribéry (Bayern Munich)

Honduras –    none

Group F

Argentina –    none

Bosnia and Herzegovina – Jasmin Fejzić (VfR Aalen), Ermin Bičakčić (Eintracht Braunschweig/Hoffenheim), Emir Spahić (Bayer Leverkusen), Sead Kolašinac (Schalke), Mensur Mujdža (Freiburg), Sejad Salihović (Hoffenheim), Vedad Ibišević (Stuttgart)

Iran   –          Daniel Davari (Eintracht Braunschweig/Grasshopper)

Nigeria  –     none

Group G

Germany –   Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Ron-Robert Zieler (Hannover), Roman Wiedenfeller (Borussia Dortmund), Kevin Großkreutz (Borusia Dortmund), Benedikt Höwedes (Schalke), Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund), Erik Durm (Borussia Dortmund), Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich), Jérôme Boateng (Bayern Munich), Matthias Ginter (Freiburg), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich), Thomas Müller (Bayern Munich), Julian Draxler (Schalke), Toni Kroos (Bayern Munich), Mario Götze (Bayern Munich), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Christoph Kramer (Borussia Mönchengladbach)

Ghana  –      Kevin-Prince Boateng (Schalke), Afriyie Acquah (Hoffenheim)

Portugal –     Vieirinha (Wolfsburg)

USA  –          John Anthony Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim/Gladbach), Timothy Chandler (Nürnberg), Julian Green (Bayern Munich)

Group H

Belgium –    Koen Casteels (Hoffenheim), Daniel van Buyten (Bayern Munich), Kevin De Bruyne (Wolfsburg)

Russia  –        none

Algeria  –       none

South Korea – Hong Jeong-ho (Augsburg), Park Joo-Ho (Mainz), Koo Ja-cheol  (Mainz), Son Heung-Min (Bayer Leverkuisen), Ji Dong-Won (Augsburg/Borussia Dortmund)

The following two tabs change content below.

Gerry Wittmann

Gerry is the founder of the Bundesliga Fanatic. Besides loving German football, he also enjoys the NBA, collecting jerseys and LPs, his pets and wishes he had more time for fishing, bicycling and learning the bass guitar.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.