Which World Cup team has the most #UCL experience?

We have totted up the quarter-finalists' combined UEFA Champions League appearances and goals. Which team has the most?

Brazil's 23 players have 738 UEFA Champions League appearances between them
Brazil's 23 players have 738 UEFA Champions League appearances between them ©AFP

Plenty of the quarter-finalists at the FIFA World Cup in Russia are familiar faces from the UEFA Champions League, but which of the eight remaining teams has the most experience in Europe's top club competition?

We totted up the 23 players in each squad's combined UEFA Champions League appearances and goals and discovered that Brazil have the most impressive top-level club pedigree of the eight sides at the finals, with quarter-finals opponents England and Sweden the least battle-hardened sides involved.

Team Combined #UCL appearances Combined #UCL goals Goals per game
Belgium 507 60 0.118
Brazil 738 115 0.156
Croatia 534 61 0.114
England 273 48 0.176
France 551 68 0.123
Russia 393 31 0.079
Sweden 157 16 0.102
Uruguay 326 64 0.196

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