World Cup 2018: Most expensive XI playing in Russia, featuring Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo and Paul Pogba
Mbappe, Ronaldo and Neymar all feature in the team
A host of the world’s top stars are set to descend on the 2018 World Cup in Russia this month.
Neymar, the man who currently holds the world record transfer fee with his astonishing £198m move to PSG last summer, leads the way.
The Brazilian will be looking to earn redemption for his nation following their 7-1 home humiliation at the hands of Germany in 2014.
However, many of the world’s most expensive stars won’t be at the tournament.
Wales and Netherlands have both failed to qualify, ruling out Gareth Bale and Virgil van Dijk, while Aymeric Laporte and David Luiz have both been left out of their countries’ 23-man squads.
So here, talkSPORT.com looks at the most expensive XI of footballers who are going to the 2018 World Cup.
Ederson, Brazil (Benfica to Manchester City – £35m)
Benjamin Mendy, France (Monaco to Manchester City – £52m)
John Stones, England (Everton to Manchester City – £48m)
Kyle Walker, England (Tottenham to Manchester City – £50m)
Neymar, Brazil (Barcelona to PSG – £198m)
Philippe Coutinho, Brazil (Liverpool to Barcelona – £142m)
Paul Pogba, France (Juventus to Manchester United – £89m)
James Rodriguez, Colombia (Monaco to Real Madrid – £63m)
Kylian Mbappe, France (Monaco to PSG – £166m)
Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal (Manchester United to Real Madrid – £80m)
Ousmane Dembele, France (Borussia Dortmund to Barcelona – £97m)
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