Bundesliga Players at the 2018 FIFA World Cup

FIFA 2018 World Cup kicks off Thursday in Moscow with Russia hosting Saudi Arabia.  The Bundesliga will be well-represented in the 32 team tournament, with 66 current players who are employed in Germany representing 19 nations, and another 54 players from around the world having once earned a paycheck in Germany.  Defending champions Germany have eight of their 23 national team players now playing their club football abroad as Yogi Löw, in his twelfth season leading Die Mannschaft to another world championship.

Group A (begins Thurs 6/14)

Russa – None

Saudi Arabia – None

Egypt – None

Uruguay – None

Group B (begins Friday 6/15)

Portugal –  Raphaël Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund)

Spain –  Thiago (Bayern Munich), Dani Carvajal (Bayer Leverkusen)

Morocco –  Amine Harit (Schalke), Aziz Bouhaddouz (FC St Pauli), Medhi Benatia (Bayern Munich), Younès Belhanda (Schalke)

Iran –  None, Ashkan Dejagah (Hertha Berlin, Wolfsburg)

Schalke’s Amine Harit looking to lead Morocco to WC relevance

Group C (begins Saturday 6/16)

France –  Corentin Tolisso (Bayern Munich), Benjamin Pavard (Stuttgart), Ousmane Dembele (Borussia Dortmund)

Australia –  Mathew Leckie (Hertha Berlin), Robbie Kruse (VfL Bochum), Jamie Maclaren (SV Darmstadt 98)

Peru –  None, Jefferson Farfan (Schalke), Paolo Guerrero (Hamburg, Bayern Munich)

Denmark –  Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig), Frederik Rønnow (Eintracht Frankfurt), Thomas Delaney (Borussia Dortmund), Jannik Vestergaard (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Simon Kjær (Wolfsburg), Jonas Lössl (Mainz), William Kvist (Stuttgart), Viktor Fischer (Mainz)

Denmark’s Poulsen looking forward to a big World Cup

 

Group D (begins Saturday 6/16)

Argentina –  None

Croatia –  Andrej Kramarić (Hoffenheim), Ante Rebić (Eintracht Frankfurt), Tin Jedvaj (Bayer Leverkusen), Mario Mandžukić (Wolfsburg, Bayern Munich), Ivan Perišić (Borussia Dortmund, Wolfsburg), Ivan Rakitić (Schalke), Milan Badelj (Hamburg), Vedran Ćorluka (Bayer Leverkusen), Domagoj Vida (Bayer Leverkusen)

Iceland –  Alfreð Finnbogason (FC Augsburg),  Rúrik Gíslason (SV Sandhausen), Gylfi Sigurðsson (Hoffenheim)

Nigeria –  None, Leon Balogun (Mainz)

Group E (begins Sunday 6/17)

Brazil –  None, Roberto Firmino (Hoffenheim), Geromel (1.FC Köln),  Douglas Costa (Bayern Munich), Renato Augusto (Bayer Leverkusen), Fagner (Wolfsburg)

Switzerland –  Yann Sommer (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Roman Burki (Borussia Dortmund), Yvon Mvogo (RB Leipzig), Nico Elvedi (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Manuel Akjani (Borussia Dortmund), Steven Zuber (Hoffenheim), Gelson Fernandes (Eintracht Frankfurt), Dennis Zakaria (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Breel Embolo (Schalke), Josip Drmić (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Haris Seferovic (Eintracht Frankfurt), Xherdan Shaqiri (Bayern Munich), Mario Gavranović (Schalke, Mainz)Valon Behrami (Hamburg), Fabian Schär (Hoffenheim), Ricardo Rodriguez (Wolfsburg), Johan Djourou (Hannover, Hamburg)

Costa Rica –  None

Serbia –  Miloš Veljković (Werder Bremen), Filip Kostić (Hamburg), Luka Jović (Eintracht Frankfurt)

Serbia’s Miloš Veljković just extended his contract with Werder Bremen

 

Group F (begins Sunday 6/17)

Germany –  Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Marvin Plattenhardt (Hertha BSC), Jonas Hector (1.FC Köln), Matthias Ginter (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Mats Hummels (Bayern Munich), Niklas Süle (Bayern Munich), Jérôme Boateng (Bayern Munich), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Leon Goretzka (Bayern Munich), Sebastian Rudy (Bayern Munich), Julian Brandt (Bayer Leverkusen), Timo Werner (RB Leipzig), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Thomas Müller (Bayern Munich), Mario Gomez (Stuttgart), Kevin Trapp (Eintracht Frankfurt), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Antonio Rüdiger (Stuttgart), Sami Khedira (Stuttgart),  Julian Draxler (Schalke, Wolfsburg), Toni Kroos (Bayern Munich, Bayer Leverkusen), Mesut Özil (Schalke, Werder Bremen), İlkay Gündoğan (Nürnberg, Borussia Dortmund)

Mexico – Marco Fabián (Eintracht Frankfurt), Carlos Salcedo (Eintracht Frankfurt), Javier Hernandez (Bayer Leverkusen), Andrés Guardado (Bayer Leverkusen)

Sweden –  Ludwig Augustinsson (Werder Bremen), Albin Ekdal (Hamburg), Emil Forsberg (RB Leipzig), Marcus Berg (Hamburg)

Korean Republic –  Koo Ja-Cheol (FC Augsburg), Son Heung-Min (Hamburg, Bayer Leverkusen), Park Joo-Ho (Mainz, Borussia Dortmund)

Marco Reus finally gets to rep Germany at the World Cup

Group G (begins Monday 6/18)

Belgium –  Koen Casteels (Wolfsburg), Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Michy Batshuayi (Borussia Dortmund), Kevin De Bruyne (Werder Bremen, Wolfsburg), Vincent Kompany (Hamburg), Adnan Januzaj (Borussia Dortmund)

Panama – None

Tunisia –  None

England –  None

Group H (begins Tuesday 6/19)

Poland –  Łukasz Piszczek (Borussia Dortmund), Jakub “Kuba” Błaszczykowski (Wolfsburg), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Arkadiusz Milik   (Bayer Leverkusen, FC Augsburg), Sławomir Peszko (1.FC Köln)

Senegal –  Salif Sané (Schalke), Mame Biram Diouf (Hannover)

Colombia –  James Rodriguez (Bayern Munich)

Japan –  Gōtoku Sakai (Hamburg), Shinji Kagawa (Borussia Dortmund), Makoto Hasebe (Eintracht Frankfurt), Yoshinori Mutō (Mainz), Takashi Usami (Fortuna Düsseldorf), Genki Haraguchi (Fortuna Düsseldorf), Yuya Osako (Werder Bremen), Shinji Okazaki (Stuttgart, Mainz), Hiroki Sakai (Hannover), Takashi Innui (VfL Bochum, Eintracht Frankfurt). Tomoaki Makino (1. FC Köln), Hotaru Yamaguchi  (Hannover) 

All eyes will be on Lewy as he looks to advance Poland to the knockout stage
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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.

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