There are still 23 representatives of Italian leagues involved in the World Cup, with England being the only country with no players from Serie A or Serie B.
The Round of 16 ended tonight, with Portugal beating Switzerland 6-1. Rafael Leao and Rui Patricio’s national team will face Morocco in the quarter-finals on Saturday.
The Africans, led by Fiorentina‘s Sofyan Amrabat and Sampdoria’s Abdelhamid Sabiri beat Spain on penalties today. Bari striker Walid Cheddira (Serie B) is also part of the Morocco national team in Qatar.
Argentina, Croatia and the Netherlands are the teams with the most Serie A representatives in the quarter-finals with four each.
France, Brazil and Morocco follow them with three each, while Portugal have two.
England have no Serie A representatives in their team as the Three Lions coach Gareth Southgate snubbed Roma stars Chris Smalling and Tammy Abraham and Milan centre-back Fiakyo Tomori who was one of the best defenders in the Peninsula last season.
When are the World Cup quarter-finals played?
Croatia vs. Brazil – Friday, December 9, 15.00 GMT
Netherlands vs. Argentina – Friday, December 9, 19.00 GMT
Morocco vs. Portugal – Saturday, December 10, 15.00 GMT
England vs. France – Saturday, December 10, 19.00 GMT
Who are the Serie A players still involved in the World Cup?
Argentina – Paredes, Di Maria (Juventus), Lautaro (Inter), Dybala (Roma)
Brazil – Danilo, Bremer, Alex Sandro (Juventus)
France – Theo, Giroud (Milan), Rabiot (Juventus)
Morocco – Amrabat (Fiorentina) Cheddira (Bari, Serie B) Sabiri (Sampdoria)
Portugal – Rafael Leao (Milan), Rui Patricio (Roma)