Barcelona having an amazing season in La Liga and had only one loss match throughout their 38 games. After taking the tittle, they have another record to bag. Having at least one player in every group at the World Cup the Catalan Giants has through one record on the World Cup history the is quite brilliant and unintentional.
In Group A they have one player who is the star striker of Barcelona Luis Suarez, the former Liverpool forward shocked the World Cup audience in 2010, Suarez denied Ghana to move forward in the semifinals of the World Cup, and in 2014 Suarez defeated Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini. (Click the link for more news and updates on World Cup Matches)
Having to play for Barcelona on his last game Andres Iniesta the one had the final goal and winning shot in 2010, together with Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets have all been named in the Spain squad from the Group B.
Ousmane Dembele and Samuel Umiti will represent France’s squad for the World Cup this summer, Dembele being officially named ahead of other players must prove a lot in the upcoming matches.
Ivan Rakitic will be on the side of Croatia for his second World Cup and his fifth time at an international tournament competing against Lionel Messi who will be representing Argentina and occurring on the mind of the 30-year-old that this would be the last chance for him to have the trophy in his hands, in conclusion Barcelona have to players opposing in Group D.
Philippe Couthinho and Paulinho in the Brazil squad making it two players from Barcelona, both will feature for the 5-time World Champions this summer in Russia. Finally settled into Barcelona team Coutinho is ready to amaze his country and nation to have a wonderful performance in his future games.
The goalkeeper Marc Andre Ter-Stegen of Barcelona will be playing in group F for Russia. The German stot-stopper may not be Russia’s first choice, but he deserves the spot given the fact that Manuel Neuer has not been in football field for over 6 months.
Being a former captain of the Arsenal Thomas Varmaelen has a reputation and he is the only player in group G for Barcelona. Having featured many times for Barcelona this season he is quite a reliable player given that he was the one who took over during the injury of Samuel Umiti and able to set in Barca’s unbeaten run.
Final in the list is Yerry Mina, Barcelona signed the Colombian defender last Junary during the transfer wndow and he complements to make Barcelona to have player in each group in the World Cup this summer.
Having said that they will have players in every group its quite interesting if we see them all in the higher rankings to show that the Barcelona Squad has some dominance over the World Cup 2018, but all in all this will be a season we look forward to having entertaining games.
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