11 English based players who have played in a World Cup final, including Southampton and Charlton players

Palacio, Rojo and Aguero Argentina

Players from Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal also feature.

Brazil 2014 - Germany v Argentina

Mesut Ozil – Arsenal

Started the World Cup victory against Argentina but came off in the final minute of extra time for …

Per Mertesacker – Arsenal

... his Arsenal team-mate who featured for the last time for his country. He retired from international duty after the tournament.

Sergio Aguero – Manchester City

One of three City players to play for the losing side. The striker, battling injury, came on at half-time.

Pablo Zabaleta – Manchester City

Played all 120 minutes of a painful loss.

Martin Demichelis – Manchester City

Also featured for the entire game, in a defence that also contained…

Marcos Rojo – Manchester United

… a future Manchester United player.

Rojo switched for Old Trafford from Sporting Lisbon after the tournament. Angel Di Maria, who made a similar switch, was injured and missed out on the final.

South Africa 2010 - Spain v The Netherlands

Eljero Elia – Southampton

Currently on loan with the Saints from Werder Bremen he entered the loss to Spain in the 71st minute, replacing Dirk Kuyt.

Robin Van Persie – Manchester United

Played the whole 120 minutes of the 1-0 loss to Spain.

Jesus Navas – Manchester City

He was a Sevilla player back then who had just got over his debilitating homesickness. Lucky he did, because he ended up lifting the trophy.

Cesc Fabregas – Chelsea

Returned to England in the summer and should add the Premier League medal to a World Cup winners medal in the coming weeks.

Germany 2006 - Italy v France

Alou Diarra – Charlton Athletic

The former West Ham flop came on for a struggling Patrick Vieira early in the second half.

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