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Nine Bayern Munich players make World Cup semifinals

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Bayern Munich sends the most players to the World Cup semifinals

Martin Rose

The 2014 World Cup is down to it's final four teams with Brazil, Germany, Argentina, and the Netherlands winning their quarterfinal contests. Bayern Munich will have the most players representing them in the semifinals with nine.

Player Country
Dante Brazil
Arjen Robben Netherlands
Manuel Neuer Germany
Bastian Schweinsteiger Germany
Thomas Müller Germany
Philipp Lahm Germany
Toni Kroos Germany
Mario Götze Germany
Jerome Boateng Germany

Including Netherlands head coach Louis Van Gaal, the club is also well represented with former players.

Player Country Current Team
Miroslav Klose Germany Lazio
Lukas Podolski Germany Arsenal
Mats Hummels Germany Borussia Dortmund
Luiz Gustavo Brazil Wolfsburg
Martin Demichelis Argentina Manchester City

Bayern players have had a very successful World Cup to date. Eight players have received Man of the Match awards which is the most of any team: Xherdan Shaqiri (twice), Müller (twice), Robben (twice), Mario Mandzukic, and Götze. Bayern players have also combined to score more goals than players of any other team with fourteen: Müller (four), Robben (three), Shaqiri (three), Mandzukic (two), Götze, and Julian Green.

We're guaranteed that Bayern will be represented by at least one player in the World Cup Final, and it could be as many as eight if Germany meet the Netherlands.