Historic: 15 World Cup players in round of 16

Historic: 15 World Cup players in round of 16

An record 15 players from FC Barcelona have qualified for the round of 16 of the World Cup in France

All 15 FC Barcelona players who are taking part in this summer’s World Cup have advanced *ALL TIMES CET

Sandra Paños, Marta Torrejón, Andrea Pereira, María León, Leila Ouahabi, Patri Guijarro, Vicky Losada, Aitana Bonmatí, Alexia Putellas and Mariona Caldentey with Spain; Lieke Martens and Stefanie van der Gragt with Holland; Andressa Alves with Brazil; Toni Duggan with England; and Asisat Oshoala with Nigeria.

Here’s a closer look at how they have fared.


- Sandra Paños: The azulgrana goalkeeper has played all three games up to now - 270 minutes - with excellent performances.

- María León: The defender has played every minute in the World Cup, becoming one of the defensive leaders.

- Marta Torrejón: She has played 180 minutes so far in the first two matches against South Africa and Germany.

- Andrea Pereira: Has yet to play.

- Leila Ouahabi: Started and played all 90 minutes against China, the last match in the group stage.

- Patri Guijarro: The Ballon d’Or and Golden Shoe winner at the last U-20 World Cup made her first appearance in this World Cup against Germany, playing 24 minutes, plus 90 more against China, where she was incisive in front of the net.

- Vicky Losada: Started against South Africa, but was subbed out at halftime.

- Aitana Bonmatí: She replaced Losada at the half against South Africa and also saw time against Germany, coming on in minute 77.

- Alexia Putellas: Has appeared in all three games, for 190 minutes on attack and in the midfield.

- Mariona: 90 minutes in the opener, 59 against Germany and 45 against China.

Next match: United States, June 24 at 6.00pm


- Lieke Martens: MVP against New Zealand; 250 minutes played.

- Stefanie van der Gragt: The Barça defender played 90 minutes in Holland’s opener against New Zealand

Next match: Japan, June 25 at 9.00pm


- Andressa Alves: Two assists against Jamaica, 90 minutes against Australia. An injury prevented her from playing the last game of the group stage.

Next match: France, June 23 at 9.00pm


- Toni Duggan: 81 minutes against Japan in the last group stage match as England have remained unbeaten and won Group D.

Next match: Cameroon, June 23 at 5.30pm


- Asisat Oshoala: Three games played, 257 minutes, a goal versus South Korea, and MVP of that match.

Next match: Germany, June 22 at 5.30pm

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