The World Cup will begin on Sunday with a “poster” between Qatar and Ecuador. At this World Cup, we will find five current Olympians, two Olympians on loan with an option to buy and thirteen former Marseilles.
Olympians to watch in Qatar
Cameroon (5): By pandouetnbu (OM), Nkoulou (Aris Salonika, GRE), Ntcham (Swansea, ENG), Zambo Anguissa (Naples, ITA), Nkoudou (Besiktas, TUR)
France (4) : Guendouzi (ABOUT), Veretout (OM), Mandanda (Rennes), Lilina (Arsenal, ANG)
Senegal (3): Dieng (ABOUT), Gueye (OM), Mendy (Chelsea, ANG)
Japon (2) : Sakai (Urawa Reds, JAP), Nagatomo (Tokyo, JAP)
Ghana (2): A.Ayew (Al-Sadd, QAT), J.Ayew (Crystal Palace, ANG)
Serbia (1): Radonjic (Turin, ITA)
Poland (1) : Owned by (Juventus, ITA)
Spain (1) : Azpilicueta (Chelsea, ANG)
Belgium (1): Batshuayi (Fenrbahçe, TUR)
The first to take action will be the Senegalese Pape Gueye, Bamba Dieng and Edouard Mendy on Monday. They will have a lot to do as they will face the Netherlands at 5 p.m.