Valencia represented In Brazil

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Valencian football and the World Cup (Credit: raulalbiol33.com)

An impressive 12 Valencian natives and club players are representing the region in Brazil, this month, for the 2014 Fifa World Cup.

Two players in the Spanish squad are Valencian born and bred, and 10 players in 9 other national sides play for Valencian clubs.

Valencia CF tops the list with 5 players from the city's top club at the championships, playing for Switzerland, Portugal and Algeria.

Valencia CF has sent 5 players to Rio

Next on the list is Levante UD, the city's other La Liga club, with a player in the Greek team and another playing for Costa Rica. Also sending two team members is Villarreal CF, from Castellon, north of Valencia city, with both their representatives in the Mexican team.

And not to be forgotten from the south of the Valencian region is Elche CF, with a player in the Colombian cup squad.

Full List of Valencian World Cup Players

SPAIN

Juanfran Torres, born in Crevillent, Alicante,
Valencia

Raúl Albiol, born in Vilamarxant, Valencia

COLOMBIA

Carlos Sánchez, plays for Elche CF

SWITZERLAND

Philippe Senderos, plays for Valencia CF

CHILE

Eduardo Vargas, plays for Valencia CF

PORTUGAL

Ricardo Costa, plays for Valencia CF

João Pereira, plays for Valencia CF

GREECE

Loukas Vyntra, plays for Levante UD

MEXICO

Giovani dos Santos, plays for Villarreal CF

Javier Aquino, plays for Villarreal CF

COSTA RICA

Keylor Navas, plays for Levante UD

ALGERIA

Sofiane Feghouli, plays for Valencia CF