Confirmed: The 18 Manchester City players who could play at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar

The Premier League will take a break midway through the 2022/2023 campaign, as players from 32 different nations travel to the Middle East to take part in the highly anticipated FIFA World Cup.

Four years after Russia and controversially taking place in winter due to high temperatures in Qatar, domestic league football will come to a halt between November and December in England and across Europe.

The competition is due to start at Al Bayt Stadium on Monday, November 21 and will end at Lusail Stadium in Doha on Sunday, December 18.

29 of the 32 teams that will take part in the tournament this winter have already been confirmed, with European heavyweights such as France, Germany, Portugal, Spain, England and Belgium all qualified.

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European championship holders Italy have failed to qualify for the World Cup once again, although South American giants Brazil and Argentina will be in action in Qatar.

The United States and Canada also recently qualified alongside Cameroon, Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia and Ghana.

A maximum of 18 Manchester City players will take part in the World Cup final in Qatar, and ahead of Friday’s group stage draw, here are all the members of Pep Guardiola’s squad you can expect to see represent their country this winter!


Oleksandr Zinchenko could captain Ukraine at the World Cup later this year, although they would need to beat Scotland and Wales in the summer to secure their place at the tournament later this year.

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