England news: Three Lions squad worth £350m more than Spain

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It has been revealed that England men’s team is the most expensive in the world and is the only side that is worth over £1billion.

Gareth Southgate couldn’t lead the Three Lions into a second-place finish last summer at Euro 2020, and they lost to Italy in penalties. However, the trophy winners have failed to qualify for this year’s World Cup, having lost 1-0 to North Macedonia in a dramatic play-off earlier this week.

One Football has now revealed that England’s side are worth £1.02bn overall, and that certainly confirms that they have every chance in the World Cup in Qatar this winter. This huge figure includes top talent like Declan Rice, Phil Foden and Harry Kane.

The quality of depth in the Three Lions team has improved markedly over the past few years and players like Jude Bellingham, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Bukayo Saka will all be valued at, presumably, over the £60million mark at the very minimum.

France are the second most valuable national team in Europe (£816m), with Italy (£728.6m) and Germany (£687.4m) making up the top four. Surprisingly, Spain are only the fifth most expensive with their team amassing a worth of just £664.9m.

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Brazil is the most expensive country outside of Europe. The World Cup 2022 favourites have an estimated worth of £751m, significantly more than the price of the second-most expensive South American side Argentina (£484m).

Recent Africa Cup of Nations winners Senegal have been ruled the most expensive side in Africa (£279m), with Liverpool’s Sadio Mane and Watford’s Ismaila Sarr expected to be a significant chunk of that pricing. In Asia, South Korea have been named the highest valued side with a total value of £109m.

It is still to be seen which country will prove their worth at the World Cup, or if any valuations change in 2023 after the tournament ends. England will be hopeful that they can do better in the tournament but will face a more difficult road to achieving the value.