This is a tough question to answer, as football players, like population, keeps growing in number. But FIFA estimates that there are 265 million male and female players - around 4% of the World Population - actively involved in football.
There was one player Nickolas anelka of France.
England sent 23 players in their squad to South Africa for the 2010 World Cup.
Many players have been sent off in many FIFA World Cup tournaments.
Since 2004, FIFA have proposed a shortlist of 35 players eligible for the World Player of the Year trophy.
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There are 32 countries playing in the 2010 FIFA world cup.