The 2014 World Cup squads were confirmed on Monday.
England, including both the Premier League and Championship are providing the most players in this year’s tournament.
A total of 119 of the 736 players selected for Brazil 2014 play their football in England. Italian football provides the next highest amount of players, with 82 participants in this year’s World Cup playing their football in Italy last season.
The top ten nations providing players are as follows:
It is worth noting that Swansea City and Cardiff City are included in England as they play in the English football league system. The same goes for Toronto FC, a Canadian-based football team that play in the USA’s Major League Soccer.
Turkey (26) provides the most players amongst nations who didn’t qualify for the tournament.
Colombia’s only player to play in England last season was Pablo Armero who played the second half of the season on loan at West Ham before returning to his parent club, Napoli in Italy’s Serie A.
Both Bryan Ruiz and Joel Campbell of Costa Rica are owned by English clubs but both were loaned out abroad last season.
There are no players in Italy or Switzerland’s 23-men squads that currently play in England. There are also no English-based players in the Russia squad. Fabio Capello’s Russia are the only nation to have called up all 23 players from their own country.