Barcelona’s Mes un Club- more than just a club-slogan has been proven severally, but will be stamped yet again when 32 nations head out for the Fifa World Cup in Russia. The Catalans will be the only team with a player featuring in each of the eight groups during the summer tournament.
In Group A, Luis Suarez will be representing Uruguay. The striker has had controversial moments in the world cup, from the match-defining handball against Ghana in 2010 to the ban-earning bite on Giorgio Chiellini in 2014.
In group B, Iniesta would have been the ultimate Spain man having scored the only goal in the 2010 final, but Barca also have Gerrard Pique, Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets in Julen Lopetgui’s squad.
Ousmane Dembele and Samuel Umtiti will feature for France in Group c.
Club legend Lionel Messi will have his last shot at the only elusive football trophy when he represents Argentina in group D, which will also have Ivan Rakitic turning out for Croatia.
Group E will have January signing Phillipe Coutinho representing Brazil together with fellow forward Paulinho.
Marc Andre Ter-Stergen will be Germany’s second-choice keeper as they feature in group F, but the shot-stopper is more than capable of guarding the sticks if called upon.
Thomas Vermaelen will be in the Belgium defence in Group G, having made 20 appearances in Brelonas season that saw them lose just once in the league.
Yerry Mina, a little known January signing, will play a big part in establishing this club records when he features in Colombia’s defence in Group H.