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Here’s how much every team at the 2018 World Cup is worth

In football, cash is king, and while the World Cup is a welcome break for most of us from the ludicrous transfer fees and ever rising price of replica shirts, there’s still an awful lot of money involved. But which team at this summer’s World Cup, which starts on Thursday in Moscow, is worth the most money in the market?

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Using data from football data site Transfermarkt, analysts at Dutch bank ING have calculated that around £9 billion ($12 billion) will be on show at the tournament, with Spain being the most valuable team – it’s worth more than £900 million ($1.2 billion). Big European and South American sides dominate the upper echelons of player worth, while minnows like Panama and Saudi Arabia dwell at the bottom end of the charts.

In fact, the world’s top three players – Neymar, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo – are worth more than the nine least valuable teams combined, ING calculated. “Some say the football market is highly inflated – and it’s certainly astonishing to see the significant increase in team values from the last World Cup,” Ian Bright, a senior economist at ING said. “But whether you truly get value for money is a question that only fans can answer.”

Check out how much every squad at the World Cup is worth below.

32. Panama

Squad value: £8.7 million ($11.7 million)

31. Saudi Arabia

Saudi ArabiaSquad value: £15.1 million ($20.2 million)

30. Peru

Peru

Squad value: £32.6 million ($43.6 million)

29. Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Squad value: £37.02 million ($49.5 million)

28. Iran

Iran

Squad value: £37.4 million ($50 million)

27. Australia

Australia

Squad value: £43.6 million ($58.4 million)

26. Tunisia

Tunisia

Squad value: £46.2 million ($61.8 million)

25. Japan

Japan

Squad value: £61.5 million ($82.3 million)

24. Iceland

Iceland

Squad value: £65.1 million ($87.1 million)

23. South Korea

South Korea

22. Sweden

Sweden

Squad value: £103.4 million ($138.4 million)

21. Russia

Russia

Squad value: £104.6 million ($140 million)

20. Morocco

Morocco

Squad value: £105.5 million ($141.2 million)

19. Nigeria

Nigeria

Squad value: £115.1 million ($154 million)

18. Mexico

Mexico

Squad value: £129.4 million ($173.2 million)

17. Egypt

Egypt

Squad value: £172.9 million ($231.4 million)

16. Switzerland

Switzerland

Squad value: £187.1 million ($250.4 million)

15. Serbia

Serbia

Squad value: £211.2 million ($282.6 million)

14. Denmark

Denmark

Squad value: £223.6 million ($299.2 million)

13. Colombia

Colombia

Squad value: £223.8 million ($299.5 million)

12. Poland

Poland

Squad value: £230.3 million ($308.2 million)

11. Senegal

Senegal

Squad value: £247.8 million ($331.6 million)

10. Croatia

Croatia

Squad value: £302.5 million ($405 million) Most valuable player: Ivan Rakitic – £44 million ($59 million)

9. Uruguay

Uruguay

Squad value: £323.4 million ($432.8 million) Most valuable player: Luis Suarez – £61.5 million ($82.3 million)

8. Portugal

Portugal

Squad value: £411.04 million ($550 million) Most valuable player: Cristiano Ronaldo – £87.9 million ($117.7 million)

7. Argentina

Argentina

Squad value: £614.2 million ($822 million) Most valuable player: Lionel Messi – £158.2 million ($211.7 million)

6. Belgium

Belgium

Squad value: £660.9 million ($884.6 million) Most valuable player: Kevin De Bruyne – £131.9 million ($176.5 million)

5. England

England

Squad value: £769.1 million ($1.02 billion) Most valuable player: Harry Kane – £131.9 million ($176.7 million)

4. Germany

Germany

Squad value: £771.8 million ($1.03 billion) Most valuable player: Toni Kroos – £70.3 million ($94.1 billion)

3. Brazil

Brazil

Squad value: £808.01 million ($1.08 billion) Most valuable player: Neymar – £158.2 million ($212 million)

2. France

France

Squad value: £907.7 million ($1.215 billion) Most valuable player: Kylian Mbappe – £105.5 million ($141 million)

1. Spain

Spain

Squad value: £910.8 million ($1.21 billion) Most valuable player: Sergio Busquets – £70.3 million ($94 million)