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Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 Players in World Cup Squads: 2014

See below a list of all the players plying their trade in Ligue 1 or Ligue 2 to have made their country’s World Cup Squad, be it provisional or confirmed. 

Algeria: (30-man Provisional Squad)

Carl Medjani (Valenciennes/AS Monaco)

Mehdi Mostefa (AC Ajaccio)

Ryad Boudebouz (SC Bastia)

Foued Kadir (Rennes/Marseille)

Aissa Mandi (Stade de Reims)

Belgium: (24-man Provisional Squad)

Divock Origi (Lille)


Thiago Silva (PSG)

Maxwell (PSG)

Cameroon: (28-man Provisional Squad)

Guy N’dy Assembe (EA Guingamp/AS Nancy Lorraine)

Nicolas N’Koulou (Marseille)

Henri Bedimo (Lyon)

Jean Armel Kana-Biyik (Rennes)

Jean II Makoun (Rennes)

Landry NGuemo (Bordeaux)

Vincent Aboubakar (Lorient)

Benjamin Moukandjo (AS Nancy Lorraine)

Edgar Salli (RC Lens/AS Monaco)

Ghana: (26-man Provisional Squad)

Jonathan Mensah (Evian TG)

John Boye (Rennes)

Andre Ayew (Marseille)

Jordan Ayew (Marseille)

Majeed Waris (Valenciennes)

Italy: (31-man Provisional Squad)

Salvatore Sirigu (PSG)

Thiago Motta (PSG)

Marco Verratti (PSG)

Ivory Coast (28-man Provisional Squad)

Serge Aurier (Toulouse)

Brice Dja Djedje (Marseille)

Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro (Toulouse)

Benjamin Angoua (Valenciennes)

Ismael Diomande (St Étienne)

Max Gradel (St Étienne)

Lacina Traoré (AS Monaco)

Salomon Kalou (Lille)


Guillermo Ochoa (AC Ajaccio)

Nigeria: (30-man Provisional Squad) 

Vincent Enyeama (Lille)

Elderson Echiejile (AS Monaco)

Sunday Mba (CA Bastia)

United States of America (30-man Provisional Squad)

Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes)


Edinson Cavani (PSG)

Note: This list will be updated upon the release or update of any of the relevant World Cup squads. 

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