Man City really are taking the p**s now.
Not content with breaking pretty much every Premier League record available to them, they’re now writing their name into the history books of international football.
Not accounting for any possible last-minute injuries, City will have 17 players at this summer’s World Cup.
The English Champions will set a new record for a single club at the tournament in the process, breaking Arsenal’s tally of 15 in 2006.
Real Madrid are set to have 16 representatives at this summer’s tournament, putting them second in the record books.
And it’s a former Los Blancos player who has given City the edge over the Champions League finalists.
An injury to Dani Alves meant Brazil called up Danilo, who wasn’t guaranteed a place prior to the PSG right-back’s setback.
Ederson, Fernandinho and Gabriel Jesus make it four City representatives in Tite’s star-studded squad.
Gareth Southgate wisely opted to select the City quartet of Kyle Walker, John Stones, Raheem Sterling and Fabian Delph.
The latter being something of a surprise call-up, given how few minutes he’s played as a midfielder in recent times.
Kevin De Bruyne and Vincent Kompany will be hoping to make life miserable for their English club team-mates when Belgium meet the Three Lions in the group stage.
While Ilkay Gundogan and Leroy Sane will attempt to retain Germany’s crown.
Nicolas Otamendi and Sergio Aguero have the pleasure of calling Lionel Messi a team-mate on the grandest stage of them all.
Finally, Bernardo Silva, David Silva and Benjamin Mendy will represent Portugal, Spain and France respectively.
It makes sense that a team who reached 100 points for the first time in English top-flight football would be well represented at a subsequent international tournament.
Still, impressive nonetheless.
Dream Team World Cup has landed!
The greatest show on Earth just got that bit more exciting.
That’s because the Dream Team World Cup game is coming ahead of this summer’s tournament.
Dream Team World Cup
- Completely free to enter
- £50m budget and 20 transfers throughout the tournament
- £175k total prizepot (for UK players only)
- PRE-REGISTER FOR DREAM TEAM WORLD CUP NOW
The game officially launches on June 1 – but you can pre-register for the game now.
If you’re an existing Dream Team customer the World Cup game now appears in the app or you can enter here, but if you’re not follow these simple steps:
- Download the Dream Team app
- Create an account
- Click on the World Cup banner below in the app and follow the pre-registration instructions
From Russia with a whole lot of love.