8 Italian Serie A Players among the 2018 FIFA World Cup Semifinals

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The 2018 FIFA World Cup Semifinals will be a top battle between the last 4 teams playing the Semifinals, France vs Belgium and Croatia vs England.  I am so happy to see many of our Italian Serie A players participating with their respective national teams and wish them the best.   There are 3 teams in the Semifinals including a total of 8 Serie A players among their 23-man called up squads, only England not having Serie A players.  Check it out…..

Italian Serie A players called up among the 23-man World Cup squads in the Semifinals
  • Croatia National team:  6 Italian Serie A players: Sampdoria defender Ivan Strinic, Fiorentina midfielder Milan Badelj, Inter midfielder Marcelo Brozovic, Juventus forward Mario Mandzukic, Inter forward Ivan Perisic, and AC Milan forward Nikola Kalinic.
  • Belgium National team: 1 Italian Serie A player Napoli forward Dries Mertens.
  • France National team: 1 Italian Serie A player Juventus midfielder Blaise Matuidi.
  • England National team: No Italian Serie A players.
 2018 FIFA World Cup Semifinals
  • France vs Belgium, Tuesday July 10
  • Croatia vs England, Wednesday July 11