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Premier League clubs ruled the World Cup

With almost a month gone after the world cup here is a look back at the most successful leagues and clubs in numbers of players left for the final stages of the event.  
It was interesting to see that the Premier League accounted for a strong proportion of the players left at the latter stages of the tournament.
Indeed, English clubs contributed decent numbers in terms of talent available for selection heading into the semifinals.
Comfortably out in front were Tottenham, who still had an impressive nine representatives at the World Cup in Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Danny Rose, Keiran Trippier, Eric Dier, Jan Verthonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Mousa Dembele and Hugo Lloris.
Manchester United and Chelsea bolstered the Premier League contingent with seven players apiece, including stars like Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba, Eden Hazard, Jesse Lingard  and Thibaut Courtois.
The breakdown of the players of top teams from Europe’s top five football leagues left after the quarter finals was as follows:
Spurs: 9
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Chelsea: 7
Liverpool: 4
Barcelona: 4
PSG: 4
Juventus: 3
Real Madrid: 3
Leicester: 2
Arsenal:1
Liverpool offered England duo Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold, Croatia defender Dejan Lovren, and Simon Mignolet, although he didn’t make any appearance for Belgium.
Three of Barcelona's four remaining players at this stage faced each other in the first semi -- Ousmane Dembele and Samuel Umtiti with France, Thomas Vermaelen with Belgium -- while Ivan Rakitic pulled the strings for Croatia against England.
While PSG still had four players at the tournament, only two -- Kylian Mbappe and Thomas Meunier -- were regular starters and the latter was suspended for the semifinals.
Juventus and Real Madrid offered three players each with stars such as Mario Mandzukic, Blaise Matuidi, Luka Modric and Raphael Varane numbered among them.
And last but by no means least, in Danny Welbeck, Arsenal had as many players left in Russia as the likes of Hoffenheim, HNK Rijeka and Dalian Yifang.

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