1 Kyle Walker, John Stones and Raheem Sterling are three of the four England players who represent Manchester City The #mancity, #worldcup quarter-final squad! 🤩 What a team! pic.twitter.com/OxyfML9MPH— Manchester City (@ManCity) July 5, 2018Despite this record breaking showing from City proving just how many of the world’s best players represent the Etihad Stadium club, it is not all good news – especially for manager Guardiola.None of the players still in Russia will take part in City’s pre-season tour of the United States, as they will not report back to training until early August – just a few weeks before the start of the 2018/19 Premier League season. Manchester City have become World Cup record breakers for a second time as the competition reaches its final stages.Having sent 16 players to the tournament when it started, City, along with Real Madrid, set a record for the most players from one club playing at the World Cup. And now, with just eight teams left, City can still call 11 players their own – the highest ever total at this stage of the tournament.England and Brazil have the highest share of Man City players, with each nation selecting four of Pep Guardiola’s stars.John Stones, Kyle Walker and Raheem Sterling have been key players for the Three Lions in Russia, while Fabian Delph has played a back-up role in Gareth Southgate’s squad.The Brazil internationals contracted to City are: Ederson, Danilo, Fernandinho and Gabriel Jesus.Belgium (Vincent Kompany, Kevin De Bruyne) and France (Benjamin Mendy) take the total of Man City players in the World Cup quarter-finals to 11.Incredibly, City’s World Cup last-eight XI can be built into a pretty impressive starting line-up – one that would seriously challenge for the Premier League title!
Man City can name an entire XI of players in the World Cup quarter-finals