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Can you match the footballer to the World Cup team?

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Tom Victor

How well do you really know your World Cup players? Show off your knowledge by matching the players to the countries they’ll be representing in Russia

The World Cup is finally upon us, which means weeks of excitement and the opportunity to watch some of the world’s best players away from the restraints of club football.

It’s fine to leave some things unknown going into a tournament like this, but if you want to put your knowledge to the test, here’s your chance.

All you have to do is match these 20 international players to the countries they’ll be representing in Russia this summer.

Good luck!

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A nice easy one to begin with – Liverpool forward Salah is the highest scorer in the Egyptian squad

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Mohamed Salah


The Chelsea goalkeeper will hope to start for Argentina in the absence of injured first-choice Sergio Romero

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Willy Caballero

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The Iceland captain, who helped stun England at Euro 2016 will return to the Premier League next season with Cardiff City

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Aron Gunnarsson

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Another Premier League player, Liverpool defender Lovren fled the Bosnian war as a child and plays for Croatia, the land of his parents

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Dejan Lovren

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The Arsenal winger represented England at youth level, but declared for Nigeria, for whom his uncle Jay-Jay Okocha played at three World Cups.

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Alex Iwobi

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The former Chelsea man made the standby list for Brazil’s 2014 World Cup squad, but has gone one better this time.

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Filipe Luis

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The Sunderland player missed out on the 2014 World Cup with a broken leg, but is back for the 2018 edition as Costa Rica look to repeat their heroics.

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Bryan Oviedo

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The Chelsea defender was just 21 when Germany won the World Cup in 2014, and missed out on that squad, but he’s now more established at international level

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Antonio Rüdiger

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The Crystal Palace midfielder scored 10 Premier League goals last season, and will hope to get one or two more for Serbia this summer

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Luka Milivojević

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The midfielder plays his club football in England with QPR, and this will be his second World Cup with Australia

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Massimo Luongo

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The Belgian winger, now playing in China, is one of a handful of players to score in a Champions League final and an international tournament in the same year

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Yannick Ferreira Carrasco

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The former Liverpool defender, now at Sporting CP, came on for Uruguay against England at the 2014 World Cup

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Sebastián Coates

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The Villarreal man is one of several Saudi players to move to Spanish clubs ahead of the World Cup

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Salem Al-Dawsari

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The former Bolton striker was born in Brazil, but made his Spain debut in 2014 and has kept Álvaro Morata out of this year’s World Cup squad

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Rodrigo Moreno

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The Celta Vigo forward was born in Uganda but moved to Denmark as a child, and scored his first international goal this year

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Pione Sisto

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The former Barcelona and Tottenham youngster has more than 100 Mexico caps, and is joined in the World Cup squad by his brother Jonathan

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Giovani dos Santos

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The Brazil-born defender has played in Russia since 2012, and changed his international allegiances in 2017

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Mário Fernandes

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The Atlético Madrid player has spent his whole career in Spain, but is a French international.

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Lucas Hernández

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The Peruvian utility man now plays his club football in the United States, having left Swedish club Malmö in 2017

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Yoshimar Yotún

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A tricky one, this – Carcela-González actually played twice for Belgium earlier in his career, but now represents Morocco, the country of his mother

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Mehdi Carcela-González

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