When Man City players are in action at the World Cup - fixture dates, times & TV channels

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There will only be one day of the group stages in Qatar when a Manchester City star doesn’t play.

Manchester City have as good a chance as any club on the planet, of seeing a member of their squad crowned a world champion next month in Qatar.

In fact, Pep Guardiola’s side contains players from eight of the nine favourites to win the 2022 World Cup, while they also have one representative from Switzerland, the country ranked 15th most likely to emerge victorious by the bookies. Barcelona are only club in world football who can boast more players at the tournament than City’s 16. They have 17, the same number as Bayern Munich before Sadio Mane’s unfortunate injury and withdrawal, while Manchester United and Al-Sadd also have 16 players in Qatar.

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City’s star men will represent the following nations at the World Cup: Netherlands (Nathan Ake), England (John Stones, Kyle Walker, Kalvin Phillips, Jack Grealish, Phil Foden), Argentina (Julian Alvarez), Spain (Aymeric Laporte, Rodri), Germany (Ilkay Gundogan), Belgium (Kevin De Bruyne), Brazil (Ederson), Switzerland (Manuel Akanji), Portugal (Ruben Dias, Joao Cancelo, Bernardo Silva). Of the favourites for the competition, France are the only country not to have a player from Guardiola’s ranks.

The plethora of City stars in Qatar means they will be in regular action over the next few weeks, despite the break in club football. Excluding the opening day of the tournament, which sees Qatar face Ecuador, at least one City player will be on TV over the group stages, which run from Sunday 20 November to Friday 2 December.

On two occasions - Spain vs Germany and Brazil vs Switzerland - City players will also face each other on the opposite team. Below, we’ve listed every single group-stage game involving a member of Guardiola’s squad, as well as the time and TV channel of the match…

Monday 21 November

England vs Iran - 1pm, BBC (Stones, Walker, Phillips, Grealish, Foden)

Senegal vs Netherlands - 4pm, ITV (Ake)

Tuesday 22 November

Argentina vs Saudi Arabia - 10am, ITV (Alvarez)

Wednesday 23 November

Germany vs Japan - 1pm, ITV (Gundogan)

Spain vs Costa Rica - 4pm, ITV (Laporte, Rodri)

Belgium vs Canada - 7pm, BBC (De Bruyne)

Thursday 24 November

Switzerland vs Cameroon - 10am, ITV (Akanji)

Portugal vs Ghana - 4pm ITV (Dias, Cancelo, Silva)

Brazil vs Serbia - 7pm, BBC (Ederson)

Can Foden lead England to gory? Credit: Getty.Can Foden lead England to gory? Credit: Getty.
Can Foden lead England to gory? Credit: Getty. | AFP via Getty Images

Friday 25 November

Netherlands vs Ecuador - 4pm, ITV (Ake)

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England vs USA - 7pm, ITV (Stones, Walker, Phillips, Grealish, Foden)

Saturday 26 November

Argentina vs Mexico - 7pm, ITV (Alvarez)

Sunday 27 November

Belgium vs Morocco - 1pm, BBC (De Bruyne)

Spain vs Germany - 7pm, BBC (Laporte, Rodri/Gundogan)

Monday 28 November

Brazil vs Switzerland - 4pm, ITV (Ederson/Akanji)

Portugal vs Uruguay - 7pm, ITV (Dias, Cancelo, Silva)

Portugal are among the favourites for the tournament. Credit: Getty.Portugal are among the favourites for the tournament. Credit: Getty.
Portugal are among the favourites for the tournament. Credit: Getty. | Getty Images

Tuesday 29 November

Netherlands vs Qatar - 3pm, ITV (Ake)

Wales vs England - 7pm, BBC (Stones, Walker, Phillips, Grealish, Foden)

Wednesday 30 November

Poland vs Argentina - 7pm, BBC (Alvarez)

Thursday 1 December

Croatia vs Belgium - 4pm, BBC (De Bruyne)

Japan vs Spain - 7pm, ITV (Laporte, Rodri)

Costa Rica vs Germany - 7pm, ITV (Gundogan)

Friday 2 December

South Korea vs Portugal - 4pm, BBC (Dias, Cancelo, Silva)

Serbia vs Switzerland - 7pm, ITV (Akanji)

Cameroon vs Brazil - 7pm, ITV (Ederson)

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