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England’s top tier will be the most represented competition in this summer’s FIFA World Cup Eden Hazard, Ramires and Oscar are among 17 Chelsea players going to the World Cup Manchester City are one of a host of BPL clubs with at least 10 Brazil-bound players Southampton teenager Luke Shaw joins Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard in England’s squadThe Barclays Premier League will be leading the way in terms of representation when the FIFA 2014 World Cup starts this month in Brazil. A total of 110 players at present contracted to Barclays Premier League clubs have been named in the final 23-man squads of the 32 competing nations.

Chelsea are the Barclays Premier League club with the most players in Brazil, with 17 selected. Manchester United are next with 14 players in the squads, followed by Arsenal (13), Liverpool (12) and Manchester City (10). Burnley and West Ham United are the two Barclays Premier League clubs who do not have players there. England are, naturally, the team with the highest number of Barclays Premier League players in their squad, 22 out of the 23 players. The overseas squad with the most Barclays Premier League players is Belgium, for whom more than half of the 23-man roster ply their trade in England. Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany and Chelsea forward Eden Hazard are among 12 players from the Barclays Premier League representing “The Red Devils”. France, with 10 Barclays Premier League players are the next best represented nation, followed by defending FIFA World Cup champions Spain and hosots Brazil, with seven players each. Barclays Premier League players selected for FIFA 2014 World Cup *players included are those registered to BPL clubs until 30 June, 2014, even if they are to be released or are or have been on loan this season. Correct as of 6 June.

Arsenal Thomas Vermaelen (Belgium), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jack Wilshere (both England),Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny, Bacary Sagna (all France), Per Mertesacker, Mesut Ozil, Lukas Podolski (all Germany), Santi Cazorla (Spain), Johan Djourou (Switzerland),Joel Campbell (Costa Rica), Chu Young Park (South Korea) Aston Villa Ron Vlaar (Netherlands), Brad Guzan (United States) Chelsea Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois, Romelu Lukaku (all Belgium), David Luiz, Oscar,Ramires, Willian (all Brazil), Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon), Gary Cahill, Frank Lampard(both England), Andre Schurrle (Germany), John Obi Mikel, Victor Moses, Kenneth Omeruo (all Nigeria), Cesar Azpilicueta, Fernando Torres (both Spain), Christian Atsu(Ghana) Crystal Palace Mile Jedinak (Australia) Everton Kevin Mirallas (Belgium), Leighton Baines, Ross Barkley, Phil Jagielka (all England),Tim Howard (United States) Hull City Nikica Jelavic (Croatia), Maynor Figueroa (Honduras) Leicester City Riyad Mahrez (Algeria) Liverpool Simon Mignolet (Belgium), Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson, Glen Johnson, Raheem Sterling, Daniel Sturridge, Rickie Lambert (all England), Mamadou Sakho (France),Kolo Toure (Ivory Coast), Luis Suarez, Sebastian Coates (both Uruguay), Pepe Reina(Spain) Manchester City Sergio Aguero, Martin Demichelis, Pablo Zabaleta (all Argentina), Vincent Kompany(Belgium), Edin Dzeko (Bosnia & Herzegovina), Fernandinho (Brazil), Joe Hart, James Milner (both England), Yaya Toure (Ivory Coast), David Silva (Spain) Manchester United Marouane Fellaini, Adnan Januzaj (both Belgium), Antonio Valencia (Ecuador), Phil Jones, Wayne Rooney, Chris Smalling, Danny Welbeck (all England), Patrice Evra(France), Shinji Kagawa (Japan), Javier Hernandez (Mexico), Robin van Persie(Netherlands), Nani (Portugal), David de Gea, Juan Mata (both Spain) Newcastle United Mathieu Debuchy, Moussa Sissoko (both France), Cheick Tiote (Ivory Coast), Tim Krul(Netherlands), Shola Ameobi (Nigeria) Queens Park Rangers Suk Young-Yun (South Korea), Loic Remy (France), Stephane Mbia (Cameroon), Julio Cesar (Brazil) Southampton Dejan Lovren (Croatia), Adam Lallana, Luke Shaw (both England), Maya Yoshida(Japan), Gaston Ramirez (Uruguay), Morgan Schneiderlin (France)

Stoke City Asmir Begovic (Bosnia & Herzegovina), Wilson Palacios (Honduras), Peter Odemwingie(Nigeria), Geoff Cameron (United States) Sunderland Jozy Altidore (United States)

Swansea City Wilfried Bony (Ivory Coast), Michel Vorm, Jonathan de Guzman (both Netherlands),Sung Yueng-Ki (South Korea) Tottenham Hotspur Nabil Bentaleb (Algeria), Nacer Chadli, Mousa Dembele, Jan Vertonghen (all Belgium),Paulinho (Brazil), Hugo Lloris (France), Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Cameroon) West Bromwich Albion Ben Foster (England), Diego Lugano (Uruguay) Number of BPL players at FIFA World Cup by Country

COUNTRY COUNTRY COUNTRY Algeria2Ecuador1Netherlands5 Argentina3England22Nigeria5 Australia1France10Portugal1 Belgium12Germany4South Korea3 Bosnia & H2Ghana1Spain7 Brazil7Honduras2Switzerland1 Cameroon3Ivory Coast4Uruguay4 Costa Rica1Japan2USA4 Croatia2Mexico1 

Number of players at FIFA World Cup by BPL team

TEAM TEAM TEAM TEAM
Arsenal13Everton5Man Utd14Stoke4
Aston Villa2Hull2Newcastle5Sunderland1
Burnley0Leicester1QPR4Swansea4
Chelsea17Liverpool12Southampton6West Brom2
Crystal Palace1Man City10Spurs7West Ham0
Courtesy: Barclays Premier League official website

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