Why Germany, not Brazil, have the most valuable squad at the World Cup
Brazil may have the most expensive squad at the World Cup in terms on transfers, but the hosts are nearly £200m down on rivals Germany when it comes to the value of their players.
Lloyds of London have put together a table to show the total insurance value of all 32 squads at this summers showpiece which kicks off this evening.
And Germany, one of the favourites for the tournament, come out well on top, ahead of current World champions Spain and hosts Brazil, with the latter even behind England.
Unsurprisingly, World Cup minnows Costa Rica, Iran and Honduras prop up the table.
But more of an eye-opener is the position of Uruguay, who come in 15th behind the likes of Cameroon, Russia and Ghana, despite boasting the likes of Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani in their squad.