Which club has the most players in the World Cup final?

Antoine Griezmann is one of Atletico Madrid's representatives
Antoine Griezmann is one of Atletico Madrid's representatives / Richard Sellers/GettyImages

France and Argentina will do battle to become world champions on Sunday 18 December. Two sides that were labelled by many as favourites to win the 2022 Qatar World Cup have made it all the way to the final, despite some fascinating upsets along the way.

A lot of clubs who have been keeping a close eye on proceedings will know now how many of their stars have picked up an injury and who have produced some superb form that could prove crucial when club football starts up again.

For teams with players in the final or the third-placed play-off, though, there is one more game to wince through hoping that your star wins the ultimate prize, without getting an injury.

Here are the teams with the most players in the two squads that will compete in the final at the Lusail Iconic Stadium.

Atletico Madrid

Funnily enough, despite their very disappointing form so far this season, it is Atletico Madrid that has the joint-most players potentially taking part in the World Cup final with four.

As has been the case for many years, Atletico have a strong Argentinian contingent working under Diego Simeone and three are in the Albiceleste squad. They then have Antoine Griezmann doing all he can to help his French team win the World Cup again.

  • Angel Correa (Argentina)
  • Nahuel Molina (Argentina)
  • Rodrigo de Paul (Argentina)
  • Antoine Griezmann (France)

Bayern Munich

The other team with four players taking part in the World Cup final is Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, although you won't find any Argentinian flags in that dressing room.

They have got four French players, although there is a chance that only one or two of them will start the game. Dayot Upamecano will likely start, and perhaps Benjamin Pavard too, but Kingsley Coman may come off the bench and Lucas Hernandez is injured.

  • Kingsley Coman (France)
  • Benjamin Pavard (France)
  • Dayot Upamecano (France)
  • Lucas Hernandez (France)

Real Madrid

Real Madrid are one of three teams to have three players in the final of the World Cup, and it is a club that would be doing something wrong if it wasn't towards the top of this list.

Much like Bayern Munich, it is an all-French affair for Los Blancos. They have no Argentinian players at the tournament but they do have two of the most talented midfielders in the world in Aurelien Tchouameni, who is expected to start, and Eduardo Camavinga. There is also Karim Benzema but he had to leave the tournament early through injury.

  • Eduardo Camavinga (France)
  • Aurelien Tchouameni (France)
  • Karim Benzema (France)


Juventus may be having a pretty wretched season both on and off the field, but some of their players have been very impressive at the World Cup.

There is a 2-1 split in favour of Argentina for the Bianconeri, as Angel Di Maria and Leandro Paredes will have a role to play for the Albiceleste. Adrien Rabiot has been very impressive in this World Cup and he is Juve's French representative.

  • Leandro Paredes (Argentina)
  • Angel Di Maria (Argentina)
  • Adrien Rabiot (France)


It is impressive for Sevilla to have had a strong World Cup contingent right up to the final, and much like Atletico Madrid, it is down to the strong Argentinian contingent that the squad has always possessed.

Whilst they may not be key players in the team, Sevilla have got Gonzalo Montiel, Marcos Acuna and Alejandro Gomez in their ranks. All three will likely play some role in the final against France.

  • Gonzalo Montiel (Argentina)
  • Marcos Acuna (Argentina)
  • 'Papu' Gomez (Argentina)

PSG, Tottenham and Man Utd

The three teams that have got two representatives are Paris Saint-Germain, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United. The Parisians have got a player on each team, and they are the headliners. Kylian Mbappe for France, and Lionel Messi for Argentina.

For Spurs, they also have a player on each side as they have France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and Argentina defender Cristiano Romero.

  • Cristian Romero (Argentina)
  • Hugo Lloris (France)

Similarly to Spurs, United have got a player in each defence as their favoured centre-back partnership come up against each other. Raphael Varane will marshall the French defence while Lisandro Martinez does all he can to contain the French attack.

  • Raphael Varane (France)
  • Lisandro Martinez (Argentina)