There are a number of teams with massive market values that will be featuring in the Russia World Cup which starts on June 14.
According to Swiss institute Football Observatory, the estimated transfer value for all players participating in the World Cup is a whopping 12.6 billion euros. The most expensive squad? It is France.
If someone were to buy all the 23 players in French squad, it will cost them a whopping 1,410.3 million euros. England are second on that list with a value of 1,386 million while Brazil and Spain are third and fourth with 1,269 and 965 million euros respectively. Lionel Messi’s Argentina are on fifth with a market value of 925 million euros.
Lionel Messi, with a 183 million euro market value -- the highest among the Argentines, is not the most expensive player in the market. Harry Kane (201m), Neymar(196m) and France’s Kylian Mbappe are all above the Argentine with Mbappe priced at 187 million euros.