RANKED: Here's how much every team at the 2018 World Cup is worth

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  • Around £9 billion ($12 billion) worth of players will be on show at this year's World Cup in Russia.
  • The world's top three players - Neymar, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo - are worth more than the nine least valuable teams combined.
  • Scroll down to see how much each squad is worth, from lowest to highest.


In football, cash is king, and while the World Cup is a welcome break for most of us from the ludicrous transfer fees and ever rising price of replica shirts, there's still an awful lot of money involved.

But which team at this summer's World Cup, which starts on Thursday in Moscow, is worth the most money in the market?

Using data from football data site Transfermarkt, analysts at Dutch bank ING have calculated that around £9 billion ($12 billion) will be on show at the tournament, with Spain being the most valuable team - it's worth more than £900 million ($1.2 billion).

Big European and South American sides dominate the upper echelons of player worth, while minnows like Panama and Saudi Arabia dwell at the bottom end of the charts.

In fact, the world's top three players - Neymar, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo - are worth more than the nine least valuable teams combined, ING calculated.

"Some say the football market is highly inflated - and it's certainly astonishing to see the significant increase in team values from the last World Cup," Ian Bright, a senior economist at ING said. "But whether you truly get value for money is a question that only fans can answer."

Check out how much every squad at the World Cup is worth below.

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32. Panama

32. Panama

Squad value: £8.7 million ($11.7 million)

31. Saudi Arabia

31. Saudi Arabia

Squad value: £15.1 million ($20.2 million)

30. Peru

30. Peru

Squad value: £32.6 million ($43.6 million)

29. Costa Rica

29. Costa Rica

Squad value: £37.02 million ($49.5 million)

28. Iran

28. Iran

Squad value: £37.4 million ($50 million)

27. Australia

27. Australia

Squad value: £43.6 million ($58.4 million)

26. Tunisia

26. Tunisia

Squad value: £46.2 million ($61.8 million)

25. Japan

25. Japan

Squad value: £61.5 million ($82.3 million)

24. Iceland

24. Iceland

Squad value: £65.1 million ($87.1 million)

23. South Korea

23. South Korea

Squad value: £74.2 million ($96.9 million)

22. Sweden

22. Sweden

Squad value: £103.4 million ($138.4 million)

21. Russia

21. Russia

Squad value: £104.6 million ($140 million)

20. Morocco

20. Morocco

Squad value: £105.5 million ($141.2 million)

19. Nigeria

19. Nigeria

Squad value: £115.1 million ($154 million)

18. Mexico

18. Mexico

Squad value: £129.4 million ($173.2 million)

17. Egypt

17. Egypt

Squad value: £172.9 million ($231.4 million)

16. Switzerland

16. Switzerland

Squad value: £187.1 million ($250.4 million)

15. Serbia

15. Serbia

Squad value: £211.2 million ($282.6 million)

14. Denmark

14. Denmark

Squad value: £223.6 million ($299.2 million)

13. Colombia

13. Colombia

Squad value: £223.8 million ($299.5 million)

12. Poland

12. Poland

Squad value: £230.3 million ($308.2 million)

11. Senegal

11. Senegal

Squad value: £247.8 million ($331.6 million)

10. Croatia

10. Croatia

Squad value: £302.5 million ($405 million)

Most valuable player: Ivan Rakitic - £44 million ($59 million)

9. Uruguay

9. Uruguay

Squad value: £323.4 million ($432.8 million)

Most valuable player: Luis Suarez - £61.5 million ($82.3 million)

8. Portugal

8. Portugal

Squad value: £411.04 million ($550 million)

Most valuable player: Cristiano Ronaldo - £87.9 million ($117.7 million)

7. Argentina

7. Argentina

Squad value: £614.2 million ($822 million)

Most valuable player: Lionel Messi - £158.2 million ($211.7 million)

6. Belgium

6. Belgium

Squad value: £660.9 million ($884.6 million)

Most valuable player: Kevin De Bruyne - £131.9 million ($176.5 million)

5. England

5. England

Squad value: £769.1 million ($1.02 billion)

Most valuable player: Harry Kane - £131.9 million ($176.7 million)

4. Germany

4. Germany

Squad value: £771.8 million ($1.03 billion)

Most valuable player: Toni Kroos - £70.3 million ($94.1 billion)

3. Brazil

3. Brazil

Squad value: £808.01 million ($1.08 billion)

Most valuable player: Neymar - £158.2 million ($212 million)

2. France

2. France

Squad value: £907.7 million ($1.215 billion)

Most valuable player: Kylian Mbappe - £105.5 million ($141 million)

1. Spain

1. Spain

Squad value: £910.8 million ($1.21 billion)

Most valuable player: Sergio Busquets - £70.3 million ($94 million)

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