The FIFA World Cup 2022 has been incredibly successful so far despite the conclusion of only the first round of games. The mega event in Qatar has seen some huge upsets in the form of 3rd-ranked Argentina’s defeat against 51st-ranked Saudi Arabia and Japan’s sensational win over footballing giants Germany.
A small team beating a bigger one is the beauty of the FIFA World Cup and this is why it is the most-watched sporting event in the world. The players are so much motivated that the rankings of teams don’t matter much and the team that plays well on that particular day wins.
Even the squad value of the teams have no significance at the World Cup proven by shocking results so far. To have an idea of how teams fare on the financial front, let’s look at the squad value of the five top teams at FIFA World Cup 2022.
5. Portugal (INR 9,751 Crores)
Featuring legendary footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal have the fifth most valuable squad at the FIFA World Cup. Valued at INR 9,751 Crore the European team is heading into the World Cup with hopes of winning it for Ronaldo as this will be his last such event.
The most expensive players in the squad are Joao Felix, Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva and Rafael Leao.