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Premier League players involved in 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying in January international window

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Premier League players involved in 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying in January international window

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The January international window is known to be the critical time for World Cup qualification, and it’s no different this cycle as teams can secure a place in Qatar for the 2022 World Cup.

As a result, many of the Premier League’s top players have already flown off to join national sides, with 2022 World Cup places on the line.

In this window, only three of the five confederations have active qualifying matches for the current World Cup – Asia (CAF), North America (CONCACAF) and South America (CONMEBOL). The three confederations use a round robin type qualification table. There are six matches left in CONCACAF qualifying, which equates to three matches per window by March, while AFC and CONMEBOL both have four matches to play, or two per window.

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Two confederations do not see the qualifying matches for the World Cup taking place in this window: Africa (CAF) and Europe (UEFA). CAF are currently hosting the Africa Cup of Nations and will not reach their final round of World Cup qualifying matches until the March international window. UEFA have already confirmed 10 of their 13 places, and the others will be decided during the March international window by three mini knockout stages.

Which Premier League players have been called up for World Cup qualification?

With only CONMEBOL, CONCACAF and AFC in World Cup qualifying action this international break, here are the players from each team who have left after being named to an international roster this window.

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Manchester United have the most, thanks in part to a pair of Brazilians, while Aston Villa, Brighton, Liverpool, Man City and Tottenham all have three players. Burnley, Crystal Palace, Leicester City, Norwich City and Southampton have no players participating in World Cup qualifying in this international window.


Player Position Country Region
Gabrielle CC Brazil CONMEBOL


Player Position Country Region
Emiliano Buendia MCA Argentina CONMEBOL
Philippe Coutinho MCA Brazil CONMEBOL
Emiliano Martinez GC Argentina CONMEBOL


Player Position Country Region
Saman Ghoddos MCA Iran FCA
Ethan Pinnock CC Jamaica CONCACAF

Brighton and Hove Albion

Player Position Country Region
Steven Alzate CM Colombia CONMEBOL
Moises Caciedo CM Ecuador CONMEBOL
Alexis MacAllister MCA Argentina CONMEBOL


Player Position Country Region
Christian Pulisic MCA United States CONCACAF
Thiago Silva CC Brazil CONMEBOL


Player Position Country Region
Yerry Mina CC Colombia CONMEBOL
Solomon Rondon ST Venezuela CONMEBOL

Leeds United

Player Position Country Region
Raphinha ST Brazil CONMEBOL


Player Position Country Region
Alisson GC Brazil CONMEBOL
Roberto Firmino ST Brazil CONMEBOL
Takumi Minamino L.W. Japan FCA

Manchester City

Player Position Country Region
Ederson GC Brazil CONMEBOL
Gabriel Jesus ST Brazil CONMEBOL
Zack Steffen GC United States CONCACAF

Manchester United

Player Position Country Region
Edinson Cavani ST Uruguay CONMEBOL
Zidane Iqbal CM Iran FCA
Alex Telles KG Brazil CONMEBOL


Player Position Country Region
Miguel Almiron MCA Paraguay CONMEBOL

Tottenham Hotspur

Player Position Country Region
Emerson RB Brazil CONMEBOL
Giovani Lo Celso CM Argentina CONMEBOL
davinson sanchez CC Colombia CONMEBOL


Player Position Country Region
Yaser Asprila CM Colombia CONMEBOL

West Ham

Player Position Country Region
Michael Antonio F.W. Jamaica CONCACAF


Player Position Country Region
Raul Jimenez ST Mexico CONCACAF

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