With the amount of Real Madrid players at the World Cup, it is said that they are a big reason why some teams are winning a lot more games.
With Real Madrid being undoubtedly one of the best teams in the world, it’s not a surprise that their players are helping their countries advance through the stages of the World Cup.
How many Real Madrid players are there in the World Cup?
This year, there are a total of 15 Real Madrid players attending the World Cup to represent their countries.
This overtakes the 12 that attended the World Cup in Brazil 4 years ago.
This also means there are more countries which members of the Madrid team are playing for.
These countries include, Spain, Germany, Portugal, Croatia, France, Brazil, Morocco and Costa Rica.
Which country has the most Real Madrid players in it?
The country that has the most amount of Real Madrid players in their squad is with no surprise, Spain.
3 of Spain’s defenders belong to Real Madrid’s squad, these players are, Sergio Ramos, Nacho and Carvajal.
Real Madrid had 2 Spanish midfielders picked for the World Cup, these 2 midfielders are Asensio and Lucas Vasquez.
Sergio Ramos has made a name for himself as one of the best defensive players in the world at the moment.
He has showcased this with his ability to defend against some of the best players in the world.
Even though he may not always play fairly, he has shown the world what a quality defender he can be.
Information about Real Madrid’s players that are attending this year’s World Cup
Real Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo was picked for Portugal’s national squad.
He is undoubtedly Portugal’s most important and best player at the moment.
Cristiano Ronaldo is currently in the race for the golden boot in this year’s World Cup with his 4 goals in 2 games, behind Harry Kane’s 5.
Cristiano Ronaldo is known to be the best athletic footballer.
This is because the tests that were run on him to compare his physicality to someone much younger than him show that even though he’s 33, his physicality is like that of a 23 year old.
This means that he can still develop even more and still hasn’t reached his full potential.
French centre-back, Raphael Varane is also included in France’s 23-man squad.
A vital defender, picked in almost every game. The 25 year old starts nearly every game for France.
This is because was very talented as a youngster, picked up by Real Madrid when he was 18, he showed his worth by becoming an insanely good defender even while still at quite a young age.
The 2 Croatian midfielders that were picked from Real Madrid’s team are, Modric and Kovacic.
Modric has been playing with Real Madrid since 2012 and has been a crucial pick ever since then.
For a fee of 30 million, it’s safe to say he acted as a very good number 10 for Real Madrid.
Kovacic on the other hand has been with the club since 2015 but he hasn’t seemed to be the best signing, not even scoring a goal in 36 fixtures and only assisting 1 goal.
The 2 Brazilian players that have been picked from Real Madrid’s team are Marcelo and Casemiro.
Marcelo has been with Real Madrid ever since 2007 and has acted as their go to left back for a number of years.
He has been compared to the likes of Brazilian left back, Roberto Carlos. As one of Brazil’s legends, being compared to him is a very big achievement in his career.
The defensive midfielder, Casemiro, was bought by Real Madrid in 2013.
That same year he was sent on a season long loan to Porto to be able to get a lot of playing time and develop.
The next year, when he returned to Real Madrid, he made 35 appearances in that whole season, including matches other than matches in La Liga.
In regards to how all the Real Madrid players affect the World Cup, if we take Portugal for instance, Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick against Spain to save their chances of going through the group stages.
Undoubtedly one of the best players in the world, it’s not surprising that he has reached this level of good playing with Real Madrid.
In Spain’s case, with their large amount of Real Madrid players playing for them, it’s no surprise that they are one of the best teams in the competition at the moment.
Real Madrid right-back, Nacho, scored himself one of the best goals so far in the World Cup.
No one had expected the young right-back to pull this out of his socks and score a curling shot from outside the box.
He has also been playing well defensively and has been a good choice so far for Spain.
Real Madrid midfielder, Modric, stepped up for Croatia when they beat Argentina 3-0.
He played a big part in the game, having scored a single goal and playing well in general. This is a list of his stats from the game,
100% take-ons completed (2/2)
100% aerial duels won (3/3)
100% tackles won (2/2)
2 chances created
With all of these Real Madrid players performing for their country at the highest level, this proves that Real Madrid is indeed, one of the world’s best teams.