7 Milan players to take part in the 2022 World Cup: Theo and Giroud called-up by France, De Ketelaere by Belgium

Olivier Giroud celebrating during France-Austria at Stade de France on September 22, 2022. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)

Milan will have 7 representatives in the upcoming World Cup, while others missed out on being called-up.

The 2022 World Cup kicks off in Qatar in 9 days from now and the national teams who take part in the competitions have been announcing their final squads.

7 Milan players will play in the competition, which begins on November 20 and ends on December 18. In the meantime, the rest of the players will have a break and will be in Dubai from 11 to 20 December for a training camp, which will also include a number of friendly games in preparation for the second half of the season.

Theo Hernández and Olivier Giroud have been called-up by France, with the injured Mike Maignan left out by coach Didier Deschamps. Simon Kjær will lead Denmark, while Sergiño Dest will play for the United States. Fodé Ballo-Touré has been named by Senegal, and Rafael Leão has been called-up by Portugal. Charles De Ketelaere, despite not performing well for Milan since arriving in the summer, has made the cut for Belgium with Divock Origi and the injured Alexis Saelemaekers left out.

The Milan players called-up for the 2022 World Cup. (@acmilan.com)

The full squads and calendar of each team can be found below:


Squad List

Édouard Mendy (Chelsea)Kalidou Koulibaly (Chelsea)Idrissa Gueye (Everton)Sadio Mané (Bayern Munich)
Alfred Gomis (Rennes)Pape Abou Cissé (Olympiacos)Pathé Ciss (Rayo Vallecano)Boulaye Dia (Salernitana)
Seny Dieng (QPR)Fodé Ballo-Touré (Milan)Cheikhou Kouyaté (Nottingham Forest)Bamba Dieng (Marseille)
Ismail Jakobs (Monaco)Pape Gueye (Marseille)Ismaïla Sarr (Watford)
Formose Mendy (Amiens)Krépin Diatta (Monaco)Iliman Ndiaye (Sheffield United)
Abdou Diallo (RB Leipzig)Nampalys Mendy (Leicester City)Famara Diedhiou (Alanyaspor)
Youssouf Sabaly (Real Betis)Pape Matar Sarr (Tottenham)Nicolas Jackson (Villarreal)
Mamadou Loum (Reading)
Moustapha Name (Pafos)

Group Stage fixtures (Group A)

1November 21, 2022Senegal-Netherlands17:00 CETAl Thumama Stadium
2November 25, 2022Qatar-Senegal14:00 CETAl Thumama Stadium
3November 29, 2022Ecuador-Senegal16:00 CETKhalifa International Stadium

United States

Squad List

Ethan Horvath (Luton)Cameron Carter-Vickers (Celtic)Brenden Aaronson (Leeds)Jesus Ferreira (Dallas)
Sean Johnson (New York City)Sergiño Dest (Milan)Kellyn Acosta (Los Angeles)Jordan Morris (Seattle)
Matt Turner (Arsenal)Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls)Tyler Adams (Leeds)Christian Pulisic (Chelsea)
Shaq Moore (Nashville)Luca de la Torre (Celta Vigo)Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund)
Tim Ream (Fulham)Weston McKennie (Juventus)Josh Sargent (Norwich)
Antonee Robinson (Fulham)Yunus Musah (Valencia)Tim Weah (Lille)
Joe Scally (Borussia Mönchengladbach)Cristian Roldan (Seattle)Haji Wright (Antalyspor)
DeAndre Yedlin (Miami)
Walker Zimmerman (Nashville)

Group Stage fixtures (Group B)

1November 21, 2022USA-Wales20:00 CETAl Rayyan Stadium
2November 25, 2022England-USA20:00 CETAl Bayt Stadium
3November 29, 2022Iran-USA20:00 CETAl Thumama Stadium


Squad List

Alphonse Areola (West Ham)Lucas Hernández (Bayern Munich)Eduardo Camavinga (Real Madrid)Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
Hugo Lloris (Tottenham)Theo Hernández (Milan)Youssouf Fofana (Monaco)Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich)
Steve Mandanda (Rennes)Presnel Kimpembe (PSG)Mattéo Guendouzi (Marseille)Ousmane Dembélé (Barcelona)
Ibrahima Konaté (Liverpool)Adrien Rabiot (Juventus)Olivier Giroud (Milan)
Jules Koundé (Barcelona)Aurélien Tchouaméni (Real Madrid)Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid)
Benjamin Pavard (Bayern Munich)Jordan Veretout (Marseille)Kylian Mbappé (PSG)
William Saliba (Arsenal)Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig)
Dayot Upamecano (Bayern Munich)
Raphaël Varane (Manchester United)

Group Stage fixtures (Group D)

1November 22, 2022France-Australia20:00 CETAl Janoub Stadium
2November 26, 2022France-Denmark17:00 CETStadium 974
3November 30, 2022Tunisia-France16:00 CETEducation City Stadium


Squad List

* Provisional squad, 21 out of 26 players have been named so far

Kasper Schmeichel (Nice)Simon Kjær (Milan)Thomas Delaney (Sevilla)Andreas Skov Olsen (Club Bruges)
Oliver Christensen (Hertha Berlin)Joachim Andersen (Crystal Palace)Mathias Jensen (Brentford)Jesper Lindstrom (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Joakim Maehle (Atalanta)Christian Eriksen (Manchester United)Andreas Cornelius (Copenhagen)
Andreas Christensen (Barcelona)Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Tottenham)Martin Braithwaite (Espanyol)
Rasmus Kristensen (Leeds United)Kasper Dolberg (Sevilla)
Jens Stryger Larsen (Trabzonspor)Mikkel Damsgaard (Brentford)
Victor Nelsson (Galatasaray)Jonas Wind (VfL Wolfsburg)
Daniel Wass (Brondby

Group Stage fixtures (Group D)

1November 22, 2022Denmark-Tunisia14:00 CETEducation City Stadium
2November 26, 2022France-Denmark17:00 CETStadium 974
3November 30, 2022Australia-Denmark16:00 CETAl Janoub Stadium


Squad List

Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid)Toby Alderweireld (Antwerp)Leander Dendoncker (Aston Villa)Eden Hazard (Real Madrid)
Simon Mignolet (Club Brugge)Arthur Theate (Rennes)Yannick Carrasco (Atlético de Madrid)Charles De Ketelaere (Milan)
Koen Casteels (Wolfsburg)Zeno Debast (Anderlecht)Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Dortmund)Leandro Trossard (Brighton)
Jan Vertonghen (Anderlecht)Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City)Dries Mertens (Galatasaray)
Jan Vertonghen (Anderlecht)Youri Tielemans (Leicester City)Jeremy Doku (Rennes)
Timothy Castagne (Leicester City)Amadou Onana (Everton)Romelu Lukaku (Inter)
Wout Faes (Leicester City)Axel Witsel (Atlético de Madrid)Michy Batshuayi (Fenerbahçe)
Hans Vanaken (Club Brugge)Loïs Openda (Lens)

Group Stage fixtures (Group F)

1November 23, 2022Belgium-Canada20:00 CETAl Rayyan Stadium
2November 27, 2022Belgium-Morocco14:00 CETAl Thumama Stadium
3December 1, 2022Croatia-Belgium16:00 CETAl Rayyan Stadium


Squad List

Diogo Costa (Porto)João Cancelo (Manchester City)João Palhinha (Fulham)João Félix (Atlético de Madrid)
Rui Patrício (Roma)Diogo Dalot (Manchester United)Matheus Nunes (Wolves)Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)
José Sá (Wolves)Nuno Mendes (PSG)William Carvalho (Real Betis)Gonçalo Ramos (Benfica)
Rúben Dias (Manchester City)Rúben Neves (Wolves)Rafael Leão (Milan)
António Silva (Benfica)Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United)Ricardo Horta (Braga)
Pepe (Porto)João Mário (Benfica)
Raphaël Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund)Bernardo Silva (Manchester City)
Danilo Pereira (PSG)Vitinha (PSG)
Otávio (Porto)

Group Stage fixtures (Group H)

1November 24, 2022Portugal-Ghana17:00 CETStadium 974
2November 28, 2022Portugal-Uruguay20:00 CETLusail Stadium
3December 2, 2022South Korea-Portugal16:00 CETEducation City Stadium
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Hopefully CDK does good in the WC. He desperately needs a confidence boost.


Yeah. I feel bad for Mike, Tomori and Kalulu. Although I feel that’s a good opportunity to get everyone healthy and rested.
Also watch for Leao, if he shines he might be gone to real Madrid. (they always buy and overpay for whoever is the best WC player).


But there couldn’t get mbappe