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."

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 – though Khedira, now at Juventus, is one of a host of UEFA Champions League stars aspiring to do something similar.

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

Juan Mata, meanwhile, can dream of completing a unique double-double; like Fernando Torres, Mata won the #UCL and EURO finals in 2012, but only the Manchester United player can look to do a #UCL-World Cup double in 2018.

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

BARCELONA
Ter Stegen (GER), Nélson Semedo (POR), Piqué (ESP), Alba (ESP), Digne (FRA), Aleix Vidal (ESP), Umtiti (FRA), Vermaelen (BEL), Rakitić (CRO), Busquets (ESP), Iniesta (ESP), Sergi Roberto (ESP), André Gomes (POR), Paulinho (BRA), Luis Suárez (URU), Messi (ARG), Dembélé (FRA), Alcácer (ESP), Mina (COL)

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)

JUVENTUS
Szczęsny (POL), Benatia (MAR), Alex Sandro (BRA), Khedira (GER), Cuadrado (COL), Douglas Costa (BRA), Matuidi (FRA), Bentancur (URU), Higuaín (ARG), Dybala (ARG), Mandžukić (CRO), Pjaca (CRO), Lichtsteiner (SUI)

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

MANCHESTER CITY
Agüero (ARG), Otamendi (ARG), De Bruyne (BEL), Kompany (BEL), Danilo (BRA), Ederson (BRA), Fernandinho (BRA), Gabriel Jesus (BRA), Delph (ENG), Sterling (ENG), Walker (ENG), Stones (ENG), David Silva (ESP), Mendy (FRA), Gündoğan (GER), Sané (GER), Bernardo Silva (POR)

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)

SEVILLA
Mercado (ARG), Bangea (ARG), Correa (ARG), Pizarro (ARG), Pareja (ARG), Murial (COL), Kjær (DEN), Ben Yedder (FRA), Corchia (FRA), N'Zonzi (FRA), Lenglet (FRA), Carriço (POR), Escudero (ESP), Navas (ESP), Nolito (ESP), Rico (ESP), Sarabia (ESP)

By national team

ARGENTINA
Messi (Barcelona), Higuaín (Juventus), Dybala (Juventus), Agüero (Man. City), Otamendi (Man. City), Fazio (Roma), Perotti (Roma), Mercado (Sevilla), Banega (Sevilla), Correa (Sevilla), Pizarro (Sevilla), Pareja (Sevilla)

AUSTRALIA

BELGIUM
Vermaelen (Barcelona), Mignolet (Liverpool), De Bruyne (Man. City), Kompany (Man. City), Nainggolan (Roma)

BRAZIL
Paulinho (Barcelona) Rafinha (Bayern), Alex Sandro (Juventus), Douglas Costa (Juventus), Firmino (Liverpool), Danilo (Man. City), Ederson (Man. City), Fernandinho (Man. City), Gabriel Jesus (Man. City), Casemiro (Real Madrid), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Alisson Becker (Roma), Bruno Peres (Roma), Gerson (Roma), Juan Jesus (Roma)

COLOMBIA
Mina (Barcelona), James Rodríguez (Bayern), Cuadrado (Juventus), Muriel (Sevilla)

COSTA RICA
Navas (Real Madrid)

CROATIA
Rakitić (Barcelona), Mandžukić (Juventus), Lovren (Liverpool), Kovačić (Real Madrid), Modrić (Real Madrid), Pjaca (Juventus)

DENMARK
Kjær (Sevilla)

EGYPT
Salah (Liverpool)

ENGLAND
Gomez (Liverpool), Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Milner (Liverpool), Henderson (Liverpool), Lallana (Liverpool), Oxlade-Chamberlain (Liverpool), Solanke (Liverpool), Clyne (Liverpool), Delph (Man. City), Sterling (Man. City), Walker (Man. City), Stones (Man. City),

FRANCE
Digne (Barcelona), Umtiti (Barcelona), Dembélé (Barcelona), Ribéry (Bayern), Tolisso (Bayern), Coman (Bayern), Matuidi (Juventus), Mendy (Man. City), Benzema (Real Madrid), Varane (Real Madrid), Defrel (Roma), Gonalons (Roma), Ben Yedder (Sevilla), Corchia (Sevilla), N'Zonzi (Sevilla), Lenglet (Sevilla)

GERMANY (holders)
Ter Stegen (Barcelona), Neuer (Bayern), Ulreich (Bayern), Süle (Bayern), Hummels (Bayern), Boateng (Bayern), Rudy (Bayern), Kimmich (Bayern), Müller (Bayern), Wagner (Bayern), Khedira (Juventus), Can (Liverpool), Gündoğan (Man. City), Sané (Man. City), Kroos (Real Madrid)

ICELAND
JAPAN
IRAN
MEXICO

MOROCCO
Benatia (Juventus), Hakimi (Real Madrid)

NIGERIA
PANAMA
PERU

POLAND
Lewandowski (Bayern), Szczęsny (Juventus)

PORTUGAL
Nélson Semedo (Barcelona), André Gomes (Barcelona), Pepe (Beşiktaş), Quaresma (Beşiktaş), Bernardo Silva (Man. City), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Carriço (Sevilla)

RUSSIA (hosts)
SAUDI ARABIA

SENEGAL
Mané (Liverpool)

SERBIA
 
Kolarov (Roma)

SOUTH KOREA

SPAIN
Piqué (Barcelona), Alba (Barcelona), Aleix Vidal (Barcelona), Busquets (Barcelona), Iniesta (Barcelona), Sergi Roberto (Barcelona), Alcácer (Barcelona), Javi Martínez (Bayern), Alcántara (Bayern), Moreno (Liverpool), David Silva (Man. City), 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), Escudero (Sevilla), Navas (Sevilla), Nolito (Sevilla), Rico (Sevilla), Sarabia (Sevilla), Bernat (Bayern)

SWEDEN

SWITZERLAND
Lichtsteiner (Juventus)

TUNISIA

URUGUAY
Luis Suárez (Barcelona), Bentancur (Juventus)

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