Barcelona break amazing FIFA World Cup record

Barcelona breaking international records too

Barcelona had a fantastic season in La Liga and lost just one match throughout the 38 game campaign.

After winning the title, Barcelona have gone on to break another brilliant record.

The Catalan giants have become the first club ever to have at least one player in every group at the World Cup.

Group A

Luis Suarez of Uruguay and Giorgio Chiellini of Italy react after a clash during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Italy and Uruguay at Estadio das Dunas on June 24, 2014 in Natal, Brazil.

Barcelona will have one player representing them in Group A and that will be their star striker Luis Suarez.

The former Liverpool forward has a history of shocking the world. In 2010, Suarez denied Ghana a place in the semi finals of the World Cup when he saved a shot with his hands in the dying seconds of the match. In 2014, Suarez bit Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini (pictured above).

Group B

VALENCIA, SPAIN – NOVEMBER 26: Andres Iniesta of FC Barcelona competes for the ball with Geoffrey Kondogbia (L) and Martin Montoya of Valencia CF during the La Liga match between Valencia and Barcelona at Mestalla stadium on November 26, 2017 in Valencia, Spain.

Andres Iniesta may have played his last game for Barcelona but he won’t be the only man in Group B from La Blaugrana. Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets have all been named in the Spain squad alongside the man who scored the winning goal in 2010.

Group C

BARCELONA, SPAIN – SEPTEMBER 09: Ousmane Dembele of Barcelona looks on after the La Liga match between Barcelona and Espanyol at Camp Nou on September 9, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.

Ousmane Dembele and Samuel Umtiti have been named in France’s squad for this summer’s World Cup.

Dembele was named in the squad ahead of Alexandre Lacazette and Anthony Martial and therefore has a lot to prove.

Group D

Lionel Messi of Argentina looks on during the Brazil Global Tour match between Brazil and Argentina at Melbourne Cricket Ground on June 9, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia.

Barcelona have two players competing in Group D.

Ivan Rakitic will represent Croatia for the fifth time at an international tournament, his second World Cup.

Lionel Messi’s Argentina are also in Group D and the 30 year old knows that this could be his last chance to get his hands on the most desired trophy in football.

Group E

BARCELONA, SPAIN – JANUARY 08: New Barcelona signing Philippe Coutinho is unveiled at Camp Nou on January 8, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. The Brazilian player signed from Liverpool, has agreed a deal with the Catalan club until 2023 season.

Barcelona have two players in the Brazil squad. Philippe Coutinho and Paulinho will both feature for the 5 time World Champions this summer in Russia.

Coutinho has finally settled into the Barcelona team and he is ready to light up the eyes of the nation once again.

Group F

BARCELONA, SPAIN – OCTOBER 18: Marc-Andre ter Stegen of FC Barcelona looks on during the UEFA Champions League group D match between FC Barcelona and Olympiakos Piraeus at Camp Nou on October 18, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.

Barca have just one player in Group F and that is their goalkeeper, Marc Andre Ter-Stegen. The German stopper may not be his country’s first choice in Russia but he certainly deserves to be especially considering Manuel Neuer hasn’t played for over 6 months.

Group G

BRUGGE, BELGIUM – NOVEMBER 14: Thomas Vermaelen of Belgium looks on during the international friendly match between Belgium and Japan held at Jan Breydel Stadium on November 14, 2017 in Brugge, Belgium.

The only Barcelona player in group G is former Arsenal captain, Thomas Vermaelen.
The Belgian defender featured 20 times for Barca this season and played an important role in Barca’s unbeaten run as he took the place of the often injured Samuel Umtiti.

Group H

Yerry Mina of FC Barcelona plays the ball during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Getafe at Camp Nou on February 11, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain.

And the man who completes the list is Yerry Mina.

Barcelona signed the Colombian defender during the January transfer window and he makes sure that Barcelona have a player in every single group this summer.