Gnabry, Neuer, Müller, Goretzka, Kimmich

The FC Bayern players called up for the World Cup

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An absolute highlight awaits us at the end of the year, with numerous FC Bayern players participating in the Football World Cup with their national teams. provides you with an overview of which FCB players have been nominated and when they'll be in action.

Germany: Neuer, Kimmich, Gnabry, Goretzka, Sané, Müller, Musiala

Thomas Müller Germany
Experienced leader: Thomas Müller is now heading into his fourth World Cup.

With seven players, FC Bayern constitutes the largest block in the senior Germany squad. Captain Manuel Neuer, midfielders Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka, as well as forwards Serge Gnabry, Leroy Sané, Thomas Müller and Jamal Musiala have been named in the 26-man squad by national coach Hansi Flick. After their disappointing performance at the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia, the four-time winners are looking to bounce back and challenge for the trophy at this year's tournament. Before it actually gets underway, the German national team will play a friendly against Oman on 16 November, before the DFB squad really gets down to business a week later: In Group E, Neuer and Co. will first face Japan on Wednesday, 23 November, at 14:00 CET. Four days later (27 November, 20:00 CET), the second group match awaits them against possibly their strongest group opponents, Spain. Finally, Flick's side will face Costa Rica on 1 December (20:00 CET).

France: Upamecano, Pavard, Coman and Hernández

Benjamin Pavard France.
Benjamin and his French teammates start the tournament as reigning world champions.

Reigning world champions France have named the Bayern quartet of Dayot Upamecano, Benjamin Pavard, Kingsley Coman and Lucas Hernández in their 26-man squad. The Équipe Tricolore, who are looking to win the World Cup for a third time following 1998 and 2018, will face Australia at the start of the group stage (22 November, 20:00 CET). Didier Deschamps' team will then take on Denmark (26 November, 17:00 CET), against whom the Grande Nation have already lost twice this year. France's final group game will be against Tunisia on 30 November (16:00 CET).

Netherlands: de Ligt

Matthijs de Ligt has been called up by Netherlands boss Louis van Gaal.

After missing out on the last World Cup in Russia, the Netherlands are back looking to go one better than their three runners-up finishes in 2022. Former Bayern coach and current national team boss Louis van Gaal has included defender Matthijs de Ligt in his quest for that goal. The Dutch begin their campaign against Senegal on 21 November before taking on Ecuador (25 November) and hosts Qatar (29 November).

Canada: Davies

Canada Davies
Davies helped Canada to qualify for the World Cup for only the second time in their history.

For only the second time and the first time since 1986, Canada will be involved in the finals of a World Cup. The team, starring 'Roadrunner' Alphonso Davies, begin their campaign against Group F favourites Belgium (23 November, 20:00 CET). The North Americans then meet Croatia on 27 November (17:00 CET) before finishing the group stage against Morocco on 1 December (16:00 CET).

Croatia: Stanišić

Josip Stanišić Croatia
Josip Stanišić will make his World Cup debut with the Croatia national team.

In the "Bayern Group", the Croatian national team, which also includes Bayern defender Josip Stanišić, will face Morocco, Canada and Belgium. At Doha's Khalifa International Stadium, the 2018 runners-up will first take on Morocco (23 November, 11:00 CET) before they meet Canada (27 November, 17:00 CET) on Matchday 2. Stanišić and Co. will play their final match of the group stage on 1 December (16:00 CET) against 2018 World Cup semi-finalists Belgium.

Morocco: Mazraoui

Mazraoui Morocco
Noussair Mazraoui will face Croatia, Belgium and Canada in the group stage.

Noussair Mazraoui will turn out for Morocco at the World Cup. It'll be their sixth appearance at a finals tournament, and they'll start the tournament with a game against Croatia (23 November, 11:00 CET). On Matchday 2, the Bayern defender will then face the world number two side Belgium in a showdown (27 November, 14:00 CET), before wrapping up the group stage with a clash against Canada (01 December, 14:00 CET). 

Cameroon: Choupo-Moting

Choupo-Moting, Cameroon
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is also aiming to cause a stir at the World Cup.

Bayern's man of the moment, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, will start his campaign alongside his Cameroon teammates in Group G. Choupo will first play Switzerland at 11:00 CET on Thursday 24 November. Four days later, Cameroon will face Serbia (28 November, 11:00 CET) before the final group match on 2 December (20:00 CET) against five-time winners and joint favourites Brazil.

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While the men are away, the FC Bayern Women will play their UEFA Women's Champions League group match against Barcelona at the Allianz Arena on 7 December. Ticket information here:

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