Who is on for a #UCL/World Cup double in 2018?

Germany's Sami Khedira followed up UEFA Champions League success with Real Madrid in 2014 with a taste of FIFA World Cup glory the same summer. Who can do the same in 2018?

Sami Khedira with the trophy after Germany's 2014 World Cup final win
Sami Khedira with the trophy after Germany's 2014 World Cup final win ©Getty Images

Having played as Real Madrid won the 2014 UEFA Champions League, Sami Khedira had a bittersweet experience with Germany a few weeks later, pulling up injured during the warm-up before his country's FIFA World Cup final win against Argentina.

"I hurt my calf during the warm-up; I could have tried to play, but I had to put my team first," he said afterwards. "The moment I realised I wouldn't play was the most devastating of my career."

Ronaldo completes his #UCL-EURO double
Ronaldo completes his #UCL-EURO double©Getty Images

That slice of bad luck ensured that only eight players can still claim to have been on winning sides in European Cup and World Cup finals in the same summer.

European Cup-World Cup double winners

1974 : Sepp Maier, Paul Breitner, Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck, Franz Beckenbauer, Gerd Müller, Uli Hoeness (Bayern München & West Germany)
1998 : Christian Karembeu (Real Madrid & France)
2002 : Roberto Carlos (Real Madrid & Brazil)

European Cup-EURO double winners

Juan Mata and Fernando Torres aglow in 2012
Juan Mata and Fernando Torres aglow in 2012©Getty Images

1964 : Luis Suárez (Internazionale & Spain)
1988 :
Hans van Breukelen, Ronald Koeman, Berry van Aerle, Gerald Vanenburg (PSV & Netherlands)
2012 : Fernando Torres, Juan Mata (Chelsea & Spain)
2016 : Cristiano Ronaldo, Pepe (Real Madrid & Portugal)

A handful more endured bittersweet Khedira-like experiences. Wim Kieft lifted the 1988 European Cup with PSV Eindhoven but did not make it off the bench with the Netherlands in the 1988 UEFA European Championship final. Real Madrid's Nicolas Anelka met the same fate with France in 2000, while team-mate Christian Karembeu fared slightly worse – he was an unused squad member in the finals of both the 2000 UEFA Champions League and UEFA EURO 2000 (though he had been on the pitch to win both the UEFA Champions League and the 1998 World Cup two summers before).

Who can win a European Cup-World Cup double this summer?

By club

BAYERN
Neuer (GER), Ulreich (GER), Süle (GER), Hummels (GER), Javi Martínez (ESP), Rafinha (BRA), Boateng (GER), Rudy (GER), Alcántara (ESP), Ribéry (FRA), James Rodríguez (COL), Tolisso (FRA), Kimmich (GER), Lewandowski (POL), Müller (GER), Wagner (GER)

LIVERPOOL
Mignolet (BEL), Lovren (CRO), Gomez (ENG), Flanagan (ENG), Alexander-Arnold (ENG), Milner (ENG), Henderson (ENG), Lallana (ENG), Moreno (ESP), Can (GER), Firmino (BRA), Salah (EGY), Mané (SEN), Solanke (ENG), Clyne (ENG)

REAL MADRID
Casemiro (BRA), Marcelo (BRA), Kovačić (CRO), Modrić (CRO), Navas (CRC), Benzema (FRA), Varane (FRA), Kroos (GER), Hakimi (MAR), Cristiano Ronaldo (POR), Asensio (ESP), Carvajal (ESP), Ceballos (ESP),  Isco (ESP), Llorente (ESP), Mayoral (ESP), Nacho (ESP), Ramos (ESP), Vázquez (ESP)

ROMA
Fazio (ARG), Perotti (ARG), Nainggolan (BEL), Alisson Becker (BRA), Bruno Peres (BRA), Gerson (BRA), Juan Jesus (BRA), Defrel (FRA), Gonalons (FRA), Abdullahi (NGA), Kolarov (SRB)

By national team

ARGENTINA
Fazio (Roma), Perotti (Roma)

AUSTRALIA

BELGIUM
Mignolet (Liverpool), Nainggolan (Roma)

BRAZIL
Rafinha (Bayern), Firmino (Liverpool), Casemiro (Real Madrid), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Alisson Becker (Roma), Bruno Peres (Roma), Gerson (Roma), Juan Jesus (Roma)

COLOMBIA
James Rodríguez (Bayern)

COSTA RICA
Navas (Real Madrid)

CROATIA
Lovren (Liverpool), Kovačić (Real Madrid), Modrić (Real Madrid)

DENMARK

EGYPT
Salah (Liverpool)

ENGLAND
Gomez (Liverpool), Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Milner (Liverpool), Henderson (Liverpool), Lallana (Liverpool), Solanke (Liverpool), Clyne (Liverpool)

FRANCE
Ribéry (Bayern), Tolisso (Bayern), Coman (Bayern), Benzema (Real Madrid), Varane (Real Madrid), Defrel (Roma), Gonalons (Roma)

GERMANY (holders)
Neuer (Bayern), Ulreich (Bayern), Süle (Bayern), Hummels (Bayern), Boateng (Bayern), Rudy (Bayern), Kimmich (Bayern), Müller (Bayern), Wagner (Bayern), Can (Liverpool), Kroos (Real Madrid)

ICELAND
JAPAN
IRAN
MEXICO

MOROCCO
Hakimi (Real Madrid)

NIGERIA
PANAMA
PERU

POLAND
Lewandowski (Bayern)

PORTUGAL
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)

RUSSIA (hosts)
SAUDI ARABIA

SENEGAL
Mané (Liverpool)

SERBIA
Kolarov (Roma)

SOUTH KOREA

SPAIN
Bernat (Bayern), Javi Martínez (Bayern), Alcántara (Bayern), Moreno (Liverpool), Asensio (Real Madrid), Carvajal (Real Madrid), Ceballos (Real Madrid),  Isco (Real Madrid), Llorente (Real Madrid), Mayoral (Real Madrid), Nacho (Real Madrid), Ramos (Real Madrid), Vázquez (Real Madrid)

SWEDEN
SWITZERLAND
TUNISIA
URUGUAY

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