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This article lists the confirmed national football squads for the 2006 FIFA World Cup tournament held in Germany, between 9 June and 9 July 2006. Before announcing their final squad, several teams named a provisional squad of 23 to 33 players, but each country's final squad of 23 players had to be submitted by 15 May 2006. Replacement of injured players was permitted until 24 hours before the team's first world cup game. Players marked (c) were named as captain for their national squad. Number of caps counts until the start of the World Cup, including all pre-tournament friendlies. Club information is that used by FIFA.[1] Players for whom this information changed during or in the run up to the tournament are indicated by footnotes.

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Group A

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Costa Rica Costa Rica

Head coach: Alexandre Guimarães

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 GK Álvaro Mesén 24 December 1972 (aged 33) 38 Costa Rica Herediano
2 DF Jervis Drummond 8 September 1976 (aged 29) 56 Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa
3 DF Luis Marín (c) 10 August 1974 (aged 31) 120 Costa Rica Alajuelense
4 DF Michael Umaña 16 July 1982 (aged 23) 18 Costa Rica Brujas
5 DF Gilberto Martínez 1 October 1979 (aged 26) 57 Italy Brescia
6 MF Danny Fonseca 7 November 1979 (aged 26) 22 Costa Rica Cartaginés
7 MF Christian Bolaños 17 May 1984 (aged 22) 16 Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa
8 MF Mauricio Solís 13 December 1972 (aged 33) 107 Guatemala CSD Comunicaciones
9 FW Paulo Wanchope 31 July 1976 (aged 29) 69 Costa Rica Herediano
10 MF Walter Centeno 6 October 1974 (aged 31) 93 Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa
11 FW Rónald Gómez 21 January 1975 (aged 31) 80 Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa
12 DF Leonardo González 21 November 1980 (aged 25) 36 Costa Rica Herediano
13 FW Kurt Bernard 8 August 1977 (aged 28) 3 Costa Rica Puntarenas
14 MF Randall Azofeifa 30 December 1984 (aged 21) 5 Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa
15 DF Harold Wallace 7 September 1975 (aged 30) 78 Costa Rica Alajuelense
16 MF Carlos Hernández 9 April 1982 (aged 24) 17 Costa Rica Alajuelense
17 DF Gabriel Badilla 30 June 1984 (aged 21) 7 Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa
18 GK José Porras 8 November 1970 (aged 35) 16 Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa
19 FW Álvaro Saborío 25 March 1982 (aged 24) 23 Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa
20 MF Douglas Sequeira 23 August 1977 (aged 28) 29 United States Real Salt Lake
21 FW Victor Núñez 15 April 1980 (aged 26) 3 Costa Rica Cartaginés
22 DF Michael Rodríguez 30 December 1981 (aged 24) 3 Costa Rica Alajuelense
23 GK Wardy Alfaro 31 December 1977 (aged 28) 2 Costa Rica Alajuelense

Ecuador Ecuador

Head coach: Colombia Luis Fernando Suárez

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 GK Edwin Villafuerte 12 March 1979 (aged 27) 15 Ecuador Deportivo Quito
2 DF Jorge Guagua 28 September 1981 (aged 24) 18 Ecuador El Nacional
3 DF Iván Hurtado (c) 16 August 1974 (aged 31) 130 Qatar Al-Arabi
4 DF Ulises de la Cruz 8 February 1974 (aged 32) 84 England Aston Villa
5 DF José Luis Perlaza 6 October 1981 (aged 24) 3 Ecuador Olmedo
6 MF Patricio Urrutia 15 October 1977 (aged 28) 6 Ecuador LDU Quito
7 MF Christian Lara 27 April 1980 (aged 26) 19 Ecuador El Nacional
8 MF Edison Méndez 16 March 1979 (aged 27) 64 Ecuador LDU Quito
9 FW Félix Borja 2 April 1983 (aged 23) 6 Ecuador El Nacional [2]
10 FW Iván Kaviedes 24 October 1977 (aged 28) 44 Argentina Argentinos Juniors
11 FW Agustín Delgado 23 December 1974 (aged 31) 68 Ecuador LDU Quito
12 GK Cristian Mora 26 August 1979 (aged 26) 8 Ecuador LDU Quito
13 DF Paul Ambrosi 14 October 1980 (aged 25) 24 Ecuador LDU Quito
14 MF Segundo Castillo 15 May 1982 (aged 24) 11 Ecuador El Nacional
15 MF Marlon Ayoví 27 August 1971 (aged 34) 74 Ecuador Deportivo Quito
16 MF Antonio Valencia 4 August 1985 (aged 20) 17 Spain Villarreal [3]
17 DF Giovanny Espinoza 12 April 1977 (aged 29) 56 Ecuador LDU Quito
18 DF Néicer Reasco 23 July 1977 (aged 28) 31 Ecuador LDU Quito [4]
19 MF Luis Saritama 20 October 1983 (aged 22) 15 Ecuador Deportivo Quito
20 MF Edwin Tenorio 16 June 1976 (aged 29) 68 Ecuador Barcelona
21 FW Carlos Tenorio 14 May 1979 (aged 27) 29 Qatar Al-Sadd
22 GK Damián Lanza 10 April 1982 (aged 24) 5 Ecuador Aucas
23 FW Christian Benítez 1 May 1986 (aged 20) 5 Ecuador El Nacional

Germany Germany

Head coach: Jürgen Klinsmann

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 GK Jens Lehmann 10 November 1969 (aged 36) 32 England Arsenal
2 DF Marcell Jansen 4 November 1985 (aged 20) 7 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
3 DF Arne Friedrich 29 May 1979 (aged 27) 36 Germany Hertha Berlin
4 DF Robert Huth 18 August 1984 (aged 21) 16 England Chelsea
5 MF Sebastian Kehl 13 February 1980 (aged 26) 27 Germany Borussia Dortmund
6 DF Jens Nowotny 11 January 1974 (aged 32) 46 Germany Bayer Leverkusen
7 MF Bastian Schweinsteiger 1 August 1984 (aged 21) 28 Germany Bayern Munich
8 MF Torsten Frings 22 November 1976 (aged 29) 52 Germany Werder Bremen
9 FW Mike Hanke 5 November 1983 (aged 22) 6 Germany Wolfsburg
10 FW Oliver Neuville 1 May 1973 (aged 33) 55 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
11 FW Miroslav Klose 9 June 1978 (aged 28) 55 Germany Werder Bremen
12 GK Oliver Kahn 15 June 1969 (aged 36) 85 Germany Bayern Munich
13 MF Michael Ballack (c) 26 September 1976 (aged 29) 65 Germany Bayern Munich [5]
14 FW Gerald Asamoah 3 October 1978 (aged 27) 40 Germany Schalke 04
15 MF Thomas Hitzlsperger 5 April 1982 (aged 24) 15 Germany Stuttgart
16 DF Philipp Lahm 11 November 1983 (aged 22) 18 Germany Bayern Munich
17 DF Per Mertesacker 29 September 1984 (aged 21) 23 Germany Hannover 96
18 MF Tim Borowski 2 May 1980 (aged 26) 20 Germany Werder Bremen
19 MF Bernd Schneider 17 November 1973 (aged 32) 64 Germany Bayer Leverkusen
20 FW Lukas Podolski 4 June 1985 (aged 21) 25 Germany Köln [6]
21 DF Christoph Metzelder 5 November 1980 (aged 25) 22 Germany Borussia Dortmund
22 MF David Odonkor 21 February 1984 (aged 22) 1 Germany Borussia Dortmund
23 GK Timo Hildebrand 5 April 1979 (aged 27) 3 Germany Stuttgart

Poland Poland

Head coach: Paweł Janas

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 GK Artur Boruc 20 February 1980 (aged 26) 17 Scotland Celtic
2 DF Mariusz Jop 3 August 1978 (aged 27) 12 Russia FC Moscow
3 DF Seweryn Gancarczyk 22 November 1981 (aged 24) 2 Ukraine Metalist Kharkiv
4 DF Marcin Baszczyński 7 June 1977 (aged 29) 32 Poland Wisła Kraków
5 MF Kamil Kosowski 30 August 1977 (aged 28) 45 Germany Kaiserslautern [7]
6 DF Jacek Bąk (c) 24 March 1973 (aged 33) 72 Qatar Al-Rayyan [8]
7 MF Radosław Sobolewski 13 December 1976 (aged 29) 19 Poland Wisła Kraków
8 MF Jacek Krzynówek 15 May 1976 (aged 30) 58 Germany Bayer Leverkusen [9]
9 FW Maciej Żurawski 12 September 1976 (aged 29) 50 Scotland Celtic
10 MF Mirosław Szymkowiak 12 November 1976 (aged 29) 29 Turkey Trabzonspor
11 FW Grzegorz Rasiak 12 January 1979 (aged 27) 30 England Tottenham Hotspur [10]
12 GK Tomasz Kuszczak 23 March 1982 (aged 24) 4 England West Bromwich Albion
13 MF Sebastian Mila 10 July 1982 (aged 23) 27 Austria Austria Wien
14 DF Michał Żewłakow 22 April 1976 (aged 30) 56 Belgium Anderlecht [11]
15 MF Euzebiusz Smolarek 9 January 1981 (aged 25) 13 Germany Borussia Dortmund
16 MF Arkadiusz Radomski 27 June 1977 (aged 28) 20 Austria Austria Vienna
17 DF Dariusz Dudka 9 December 1983 (aged 22) 7 Poland Wisła Kraków
18 DF Mariusz Lewandowski 18 May 1979 (aged 27) 25 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
19 DF Bartosz Bosacki 20 December 1975 (aged 30) 11 Poland Lech Poznań [12]
20 MF Piotr Giza 28 February 1980 (aged 26) 4 Poland Cracovia Kraków
21 FW Ireneusz Jeleń 9 April 1981 (aged 25) 9 Poland Wisła Płock
22 GK Łukasz Fabiański 18 April 1985 (aged 21) 2 Poland Legia Warszawa
23 FW Paweł Brożek 21 April 1983 (aged 23) 4 Poland Wisła Kraków

Group B

England England

Head coach: Sweden Sven-Göran Eriksson

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 GK Paul Robinson 15 October 1979 (aged 26) 21 England Tottenham Hotspur
2 DF Gary Neville 18 February 1975 (aged 31) 79 England Manchester United
3 DF Ashley Cole 20 December 1980 (aged 25) 46 England Arsenal
4 MF Steven Gerrard 30 May 1980 (aged 26) 42 England Liverpool
5 DF Rio Ferdinand 7 November 1978 (aged 27) 47 England Manchester United
6 DF John Terry 7 December 1980 (aged 25) 24 England Chelsea
7 MF David Beckham (c) 2 May 1975 (aged 31) 89 Spain Real Madrid
8 MF Frank Lampard 20 June 1978 (aged 27) 40 England Chelsea
9 FW Wayne Rooney 24 October 1985 (aged 20) 29 England Manchester United
10 FW Michael Owen 14 December 1979 (aged 26) 77 England Newcastle United
11 MF Joe Cole 8 November 1981 (aged 24) 32 England Chelsea
12 DF Sol Campbell 18 September 1974 (aged 31) 68 England Arsenal
13 GK David James 1 August 1970 (aged 35) 34 England Manchester City
14 DF Wayne Bridge 5 August 1980 (aged 25) 23 England Chelsea [13]
15 DF Jamie Carragher 28 January 1978 (aged 28) 25 England Liverpool
16 MF Owen Hargreaves 20 January 1981 (aged 25) 30 Germany Bayern Munich
17 MF Jermaine Jenas 18 February 1983 (aged 23) 15 England Tottenham Hotspur
18 MF Michael Carrick 28 July 1981 (aged 24) 6 England Tottenham Hotspur
19 MF Aaron Lennon 16 April 1987 (aged 19) 1 England Tottenham Hotspur
20 MF Stewart Downing 22 July 1984 (aged 21) 2 England Middlesbrough
21 FW Peter Crouch 30 January 1981 (aged 25) 7 England Liverpool
22 GK Scott Carson 3 September 1985 (aged 20) 0 England Liverpool [14]
23 FW Theo Walcott 16 March 1989 (aged 17) 1 England Arsenal

Paraguay Paraguay

Head coach: Uruguay Aníbal Ruiz

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 GK Justo Villar 30 June 1977 (aged 28) 39 Argentina Newell's Old Boys
2 DF Jorge Núñez 22 January 1978 (aged 28) 15 Argentina Estudiantes La Plata
3 DF Delio Toledo 10 February 1974 (aged 32) 30 Spain Real Zaragoza
4 DF Carlos Gamarra (c) 17 February 1971 (aged 35) 106 Brazil Palmeiras
5 DF Julio César Cáceres 5 October 1979 (aged 26) 32 Argentina River Plate
6 MF Carlos Bonet 2 October 1977 (aged 28) 29 Paraguay Libertad
7 FW Salvador Cabañas 5 August 1980 (aged 25) 15 Mexico Jaguares[15]
8 MF Edgar Barreto 15 July 1984 (aged 21) 15 Netherlands NEC
9 FW Roque Santa Cruz 16 August 1981 (aged 24) 42 Germany Bayern Munich
10 MF Roberto Acuña 25 March 1972 (aged 34) 93 Spain Deportivo La Coruña
11 MF Diego Gavilán 1 March 1980 (aged 26) 39 Argentina Newell's Old Boys
12 GK Derlis Gómez 12 November 1972 (aged 33) 5 Paraguay Sportivo Luqueño
13 MF Carlos Paredes 16 July 1976 (aged 29) 68 Italy Reggina [16]
14 DF Paulo da Silva 1 February 1980 (aged 26) 33 Mexico Toluca
15 DF Julio César Manzur 22 June 1981 (aged 24) 13 Brazil Santos
16 MF Cristian Riveros 16 October 1982 (aged 23) 9 Paraguay Libertad
17 MF José Montiel 19 March 1988 (aged 18) 6 Paraguay Olimpia Asunción
18 FW Nelson Haedo Valdez 28 November 1983 (aged 22) 11 Germany Werder Bremen[17]
19 MF Julio dos Santos 5 May 1983 (aged 23) 17 Germany Bayern Munich
20 FW Dante López 16 August 1983 (aged 22) 7 Italy Genoa
21 DF Denis Caniza 29 August 1974 (aged 31) 74 Mexico Cruz Azul [18]
22 GK Aldo Bobadilla 20 April 1976 (aged 30) 5 Paraguay Libertad
23 FW Nelson Cuevas 10 January 1980 (aged 26) 35 Mexico Pachuca

Sweden Sweden

Head coach: Lars Lagerbäck

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 GK Andreas Isaksson 3 October 1981 (aged 24) 39 France Rennes
2 DF Mikael Nilsson 24 June 1978 (aged 27) 27 Greece Panathinaikos
3 DF Olof Mellberg (c) 3 September 1977 (aged 28) 64 England Aston Villa
4 DF Teddy Lucic 15 April 1973 (aged 33) 81 Sweden Häcken
5 DF Erik Edman 11 November 1978 (aged 27) 37 France Rennes
6 MF Tobias Linderoth 21 April 1979 (aged 27) 58 Denmark Copenhagen
7 MF Niclas Alexandersson 29 December 1971 (aged 34) 87 Sweden Göteborg
8 MF Anders Svensson 17 July 1976 (aged 29) 66 Sweden Elfsborg
9 MF Fredrik Ljungberg 16 April 1977 (aged 29) 57 England Arsenal
10 FW Zlatan Ibrahimović 3 October 1981 (aged 24) 38 Italy Juventus
11 FW Henrik Larsson 20 September 1971 (aged 34) 89 Spain Barcelona[19]
12 GK John Alvbåge 10 August 1982 (aged 23) 2 Denmark Viborg
13 DF Petter Hansson 14 December 1976 (aged 29) 13 Netherlands Heerenveen
14 DF Fredrik Stenman 2 June 1983 (aged 23) 1 Germany Bayer Leverkusen
15 DF Karl Svensson 21 March 1984 (aged 22) 1 Sweden Göteborg[20]
16 MF Kim Källström 24 August 1982 (aged 23) 34 France Rennes[21]
17 FW Johan Elmander 27 May 1981 (aged 25) 18 Denmark Brøndby
18 MF Mattias Jonson 16 January 1974 (aged 32) 53 Sweden Djurgården
19 MF Daniel Andersson 28 August 1977 (aged 28) 47 Sweden Malmö
20 FW Marcus Allbäck 5 July 1973 (aged 32) 56 Denmark Copenhagen
21 MF Christian Wilhelmsson 8 December 1979 (aged 26) 29 Belgium Anderlecht
22 FW Markus Rosenberg 27 September 1982 (aged 23) 8 Netherlands Ajax
23 GK Rami Shaaban 30 June 1975 (aged 30) 1 Norway Fredrikstad

Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago

Head coach: Netherlands Leo Beenhakker

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 GK Shaka Hislop 22 February 1969 (aged 37) 24 England West Ham United [22]
2 DF Ian Cox 25 March 1971 (aged 35) 16 England Gillingham
3 DF Avery John 18 June 1975 (aged 30) 57 United States New England Revolution
4 DF Marvin Andrews 22 December 1975 (aged 30) 98 Scotland Rangers
5 DF Brent Sancho 13 March 1977 (aged 29) 40 England Gillingham
6 DF Dennis Lawrence 1 August 1974 (aged 31) 63 Wales Wrexham [23]
7 MF Chris Birchall 5 May 1984 (aged 22) 19 England Port Vale
8 DF Cyd Gray 21 November 1973 (aged 32) 39 Trinidad and Tobago San Juan Jabloteh
9 MF Aurtis Whitley 1 May 1977 (aged 29) 24 Trinidad and Tobago San Juan Jabloteh
10 MF Russell Latapy 8 August 1968 (aged 37) 66 Scotland Falkirk
11 MF Carlos Edwards 24 October 1978 (aged 27) 51 England Luton Town
12 FW Collin Samuel 27 August 1981 (aged 24) 18 Scotland Dundee United
13 FW Cornell Glen 21 October 1980 (aged 25) 35 United States LA Galaxy
14 FW Stern John 30 October 1976 (aged 29) 95 England Coventry City
15 FW Kenwyne Jones 5 October 1984 (aged 21) 29 England Southampton
16 MF Evans Wise 23 November 1973 (aged 32) 16 Germany Waldhof Mannheim
17 DF David Atiba Charles 29 August 1977 (aged 28) 19 Trinidad and Tobago W Connection
18 MF Densill Theobald 27 June 1982 (aged 23) 38 Scotland Falkirk
19 FW Dwight Yorke (c) 3 November 1971 (aged 34) 54 Australia Sydney FC
20 FW Jason Scotland 18 February 1979 (aged 27) 25 Scotland St. Johnstone
21 GK Kelvin Jack 29 April 1976 (aged 30) 32 Scotland Dundee
22 GK Clayton Ince 12 July 1972 (aged 33) 63 England Coventry City
23 MF Anthony Wolfe 23 December 1983 (aged 22) 4 Trinidad and Tobago San Juan Jabloteh

Group C

Argentina Argentina

Head coach: José Pekerman

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 GK Roberto Abbondanzieri 19 August 1972 (aged 33) 22 Argentina Boca Juniors
2 DF Roberto Ayala 14 April 1973 (aged 33) 100 Spain Valencia
3 DF Juan Pablo Sorín (c) 5 May 1976 (aged 30) 71 Spain Villarreal
4 DF Fabricio Coloccini 22 January 1982 (aged 24) 23 Spain Deportivo La Coruña
5 MF Esteban Cambiasso 18 August 1980 (aged 25) 22 Italy Internazionale
6 DF Gabriel Heinze 19 April 1978 (aged 28) 29 England Manchester United
7 FW Javier Saviola 11 December 1981 (aged 24) 31 Spain Barcelona [24]
8 MF Javier Mascherano 8 June 1984 (aged 22) 15 Brazil Corinthians
9 FW Hernán Crespo 5 July 1975 (aged 30) 55 England Chelsea
10 MF Juan Román Riquelme 24 June 1978 (aged 27) 31 Spain Villarreal
11 FW Carlos Tévez 5 February 1984 (aged 22) 21 Brazil Corinthians
12 GK Leo Franco 29 May 1977 (aged 29) 3 Spain Atlético Madrid
13 DF Lionel Scaloni 16 May 1978 (aged 28) 6 Spain Deportivo La Coruña [25]
14 FW Rodrigo Palacio 5 February 1982 (aged 24) 2 Argentina Boca Juniors
15 DF Gabriel Milito 7 September 1980 (aged 25) 15 Spain Real Zaragoza
16 MF Pablo Aimar 3 November 1979 (aged 26) 40 Spain Valencia
17 DF Leandro Cufré 9 May 1978 (aged 28) 2 Italy Roma
18 MF Maxi Rodríguez 2 January 1981 (aged 25) 13 Spain Atlético Madrid
19 FW Lionel Messi 24 June 1987 (aged 18) 7 Spain Barcelona
20 FW Julio Cruz 10 October 1974 (aged 31) 15 Italy Internazionale
21 DF Nicolás Burdisso 12 April 1981 (aged 25) 8 Italy Internazionale
22 MF Lucho González 19 January 1981 (aged 25) 27 Portugal Porto
23 GK Oscar Ustari 3 July 1986 (aged 19) 0 Argentina Independiente

Côte d'Ivoire Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

Head coach: France Henri Michel

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 GK Jean-Jacques Tizié 7 September 1972 (aged 33) 24 Tunisia Espérance
2 MF Kanga Akalé 7 March 1981 (aged 25) 22 France Auxerre
3 DF Arthur Boka 2 April 1983 (aged 23) 23 France Strasbourg
4 DF Kolo Touré 19 March 1981 (aged 25) 42 England Arsenal
5 MF Didier Zokora 14 December 1980 (aged 25) 38 France Saint-Étienne
6 DF Blaise Kouassi 2 February 1974 (aged 32) 36 France Troyes
7 MF Emerse Faé 24 January 1984 (aged 22) 14 France Nantes
8 MF Bonaventure Kalou 12 January 1978 (aged 28) 49 France Paris Saint-Germain
9 FW Arouna Koné 11 November 1983 (aged 22) 17 Netherlands PSV
10 MF Gilles Yapi Yapo 13 January 1982 (aged 24) 26 Switzerland Young Boys
11 FW Didier Drogba (c) 11 March 1978 (aged 28) 32 England Chelsea
12 DF Abdoulaye Méïté 6 October 1980 (aged 25) 18 France Marseille
13 DF Marco Zoro 27 December 1983 (aged 22) 13 Italy Messina
14 FW Bakari Koné 17 September 1981 (aged 24) 16 France Nice
15 FW Aruna Dindane 26 November 1980 (aged 25) 34 France Lens
16 GK Gérard Gnanhouan 12 December 1979 (aged 26) 6 France Montpellier
17 DF Cyril Domoraud 22 July 1971 (aged 34) 50 France Créteil
18 MF Abdul Kader Keïta 6 August 1981 (aged 24) 26 France Lille
19 MF Yaya Touré 13 March 1983 (aged 23) 14 Greece Olympiacos
20 MF Guy Demel 13 June 1981 (aged 24) 7 Germany Hamburg
21 DF Emmanuel Eboué 4 June 1983 (aged 23) 11 England Arsenal
22 MF Koffi Ndri Romaric 4 June 1983 (aged 23) 8 France Le Mans
23 GK Boubacar Barry 20 December 1979 (aged 26) 6 Belgium Beveren

Netherlands Netherlands

Head coach: Marco van Basten

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 GK Edwin van der Sar (c) 29 October 1970 (aged 35) 109 England Manchester United
2 DF Kew Jaliens 15 September 1978 (aged 27) 1 Netherlands AZ
3 DF Khalid Boulahrouz 28 December 1981 (aged 24) 11 Germany Hamburg
4 DF Joris Mathijsen 5 April 1980 (aged 26) 8 Netherlands AZ
5 DF Giovanni van Bronckhorst 5 February 1975 (aged 31) 57 Spain Barcelona
6 MF Denny Landzaat 6 May 1976 (aged 30) 23 Netherlands AZ
7 FW Dirk Kuyt 22 July 1980 (aged 25) 19 Netherlands Feyenoord
8 MF Phillip Cocu 29 October 1970 (aged 35) 97 Netherlands PSV
9 FW Ruud van Nistelrooy 1 July 1976 (aged 29) 51 England Manchester United
10 MF Rafael van der Vaart 11 February 1983 (aged 23) 35 Germany Hamburg
11 MF Arjen Robben 23 January 1984 (aged 22) 20 England Chelsea
12 DF Jan Kromkamp 17 August 1980 (aged 25) 11 England Liverpool
13 DF André Ooijer 11 July 1974 (aged 31) 19 Netherlands PSV
14 DF John Heitinga 15 November 1983 (aged 22) 18 Netherlands Ajax
15 DF Tim de Cler 8 November 1978 (aged 27) 3 Netherlands AZ
16 MF Hedwiges Maduro 13 February 1985 (aged 21) 11 Netherlands Ajax
17 FW Robin van Persie 6 August 1983 (aged 22) 10 England Arsenal
18 MF Mark van Bommel 22 April 1977 (aged 29) 37 Spain Barcelona
19 FW Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink 7 November 1978 (aged 27) 7 Netherlands PSV
20 MF Wesley Sneijder 9 June 1984 (aged 22) 23 Netherlands Ajax
21 FW Ryan Babel 19 December 1986 (aged 19) 6 Netherlands Ajax
22 GK Henk Timmer 3 December 1971 (aged 34) 2 Netherlands AZ
23 GK Maarten Stekelenburg 22 September 1982 (aged 23) 2 Netherlands Ajax

Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Head coach: Ilija Petković

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 GK Dragoslav Jevrić 8 July 1974 (aged 31) 40 Turkey Ankaraspor
2 MF Ivan Ergić 21 January 1981 (aged 25) 1 Switzerland Basel
3 DF Ivica Dragutinović 13 November 1975 (aged 30) 26 Spain Sevilla
4 MF Igor Duljaj 29 October 1979 (aged 26) 37 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
5 DF Nemanja Vidić 21 October 1981 (aged 24) 20 England Manchester United
6 DF Goran Gavrančić 2 August 1978 (aged 27) 25 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
7 MF Ognjen Koroman 19 September 1978 (aged 27) 25 England Portsmouth
8 FW Mateja Kežman 12 April 1979 (aged 27) 47 Spain Atlético Madrid
9 FW Savo Milošević (c) 2 September 1973 (aged 32) 98 Spain Osasuna
10 MF Dejan Stanković 11 September 1978 (aged 27) 58 Italy Internazionale
11 MF Predrag Đorđević 4 August 1972 (aged 33) 34 Greece Olympiacos
12 GK Oliver Kovačević 29 December 1974 (aged 31) 3 Bulgaria CSKA Sofia
13 DF Dušan Basta 18 August 1984 (aged 21) 2 Serbia Red Star Belgrade
14 DF Nenad Đorđević 7 August 1979 (aged 26) 15 Serbia Partizan
15 DF Milan Dudić 1 November 1979 (aged 26) 11 Serbia Red Star Belgrade
16 DF Dušan Petković[26][27] 13 June 1974 (aged 31) 12 Serbia OFK Beograd
17 MF Albert Nađ 29 October 1974 (aged 31) 42 Serbia Partizan
18 MF Zvonimir Vukić 19 July 1979 (aged 26) 25 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk [28]
19 FW Nikola Žigić 25 September 1980 (aged 25) 11 Serbia Red Star Belgrade
20 DF Mladen Krstajić 4 March 1974 (aged 32) 45 Germany Schalke 04
21 FW Danijel Ljuboja 4 September 1978 (aged 27) 15 France Paris Saint-Germain [29]
22 MF Saša Ilić 30 December 1977 (aged 28) 32 Turkey Galatasaray
23 GK Vladimir Stojković 28 July 1983 (aged 22) 0 Serbia Red Star Belgrade[30]

Group D

Angola Angola

Head coach: Luís Oliveira Gonçalves

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 GK João Ricardo 7 January 1970 (aged 36) 26 Portugal Moreirense [31]
2 DF Marco Airosa 6 August 1984 (aged 21) 2 Portugal Barreirense
3 DF Jamba 10 July 1977 (aged 28) 35 Angola Aviação
4 DF Lebo Lebo 29 May 1977 (aged 29) 15 Angola Petro Atletico
5 DF Kali 11 October 1978 (aged 27) 21 Portugal Barreirense
6 MF Miloy 27 May 1981 (aged 25) 11 Angola InterClube
7 MF Figueiredo 28 November 1972 (aged 33) 22 Portugal Varzim
8 MF André 14 May 1978 (aged 28) 33 Kuwait Al-Salmiya
9 FW Mantorras 18 March 1982 (aged 24) 11 Portugal Benfica
10 FW Akwá (c) 30 May 1977 (aged 29) 77 Qatar Al-Wakra [32]
11 FW Mateus 19 June 1984 (aged 21) 4 Portugal Gil Vicente
12 GK Lamá 1 February 1981 (aged 25) 9 Angola Petro Atletico
13 MF Édson 3 February 1980 (aged 26) 7 Portugal Paços de Ferreira
14 MF Mendonça 9 October 1982 (aged 23) 34 Portugal Varzim
15 DF Rui Marques 3 September 1977 (aged 28) 1 England Leeds United [33]
16 FW Flávio 20 December 1979 (aged 26) 46 Egypt Al-Ahly
17 MF Zé Kalanga 12 October 1983 (aged 22) 23 Angola Petro Atletico
18 FW Love 14 March 1979 (aged 27) 35 Angola Aviação
19 FW Titi Buengo 11 February 1980 (aged 26) 2 France Clermont Foot
20 DF Locó 25 December 1984 (aged 21) 11 Angola Primeiro Agosto
21 DF Delgado 1 November 1972 (aged 33) 17 Angola Petro Atletico
22 GK Mário 1 June 1985 (aged 21) 1 Angola InterClube
23 DF Marco Abreu 8 December 1974 (aged 31) 3 Portugal Portimonense

Iran Iran

Head coach: Croatia Branko Ivanković

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 GK Ebrahim Mirzapour 16 September 1978 (aged 27) 64 Iran Foolad
2 MF Mehdi Mahdavikia 24 July 1977 (aged 28) 89 Germany Hamburg
3 DF Sohrab Bakhtiarizadeh 11 September 1972 (aged 33) 31 Iran Saba Battery
4 DF Yahya Golmohammadi 16 March 1971 (aged 35) 69 Iran Saba Battery
5 DF Rahman Rezaei 20 February 1975 (aged 31) 43 Italy Messina
6 MF Javad Nekounam 7 September 1980 (aged 25) 71 United Arab Emirates Al-Sharjah [34]
7 MF Ferydoon Zandi 26 April 1979 (aged 27) 10 Germany Kaiserslautern
8 MF Ali Karimi 8 November 1978 (aged 27) 90 Germany Bayern Munich
9 FW Vahid Hashemian 21 July 1976 (aged 29) 28 Germany Hannover 96
10 FW Ali Daei (c) 21 March 1969 (aged 37) 147 Iran Saba Battery
11 FW Rasoul Khatibi 22 September 1978 (aged 27) 12 Iran Sepahan
12 GK Hassan Roudbarian 6 July 1978 (aged 27) 3 Iran Pas
13 DF Hossein Kaebi 23 September 1985 (aged 20) 44 Iran Foolad
14 MF Andranik Teymourian 6 March 1983 (aged 23) 7 Iran Abu Moslem
15 FW Arash Borhani 14 September 1983 (aged 22) 20 Iran Pas
16 FW Reza Enayati 23 September 1976 (aged 29) 15 Iran Esteghlal
17 FW Javad Kazemian 23 April 1981 (aged 25) 25 Iran Persepolis
18 MF Moharram Navidkia 1 November 1982 (aged 23) 24 Germany Bochum
19 DF Amir Hossein Sadeghi 6 September 1981 (aged 24) 1 Iran Esteghlal
20 DF Mohammad Nosrati 10 January 1982 (aged 24) 44 Iran Pas
21 MF Mehrzad Madanchi 10 January 1985 (aged 21) 6 Iran Persepolis
22 GK Vahid Talebloo 26 May 1982 (aged 24) 1 Iran Esteghlal
23 MF Masoud Shojaei 9 June 1984 (aged 22) 3 Iran Saipa

Mexico Mexico

Head coach: Argentina Ricardo Lavolpe

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 GK Oswaldo Sánchez 21 September 1973 (aged 32) 70 Mexico Guadalajara
2 DF Claudio Suárez 17 December 1968 (aged 37) 178 United States Chivas USA
3 DF Carlos Salcido 2 April 1980 (aged 26) 32 Mexico Guadalajara [35]
4 DF Rafael Márquez (c) 13 February 1979 (aged 27) 65 Spain Barcelona
5 DF Ricardo Osorio 30 March 1980 (aged 26) 39 Mexico Cruz Azul [36]
6 MF Gerardo Torrado 30 April 1979 (aged 27) 56 Mexico Cruz Azul
7 MF Sinha 23 May 1976 (aged 30) 32 Mexico Toluca
8 MF Pável Pardo 26 July 1976 (aged 29) 125 Mexico América [37]
9 FW Jared Borgetti 14 August 1973 (aged 32) 75 England Bolton Wanderers [38]
10 FW Guillermo Franco 3 November 1976 (aged 29) 7 Spain Villarreal
11 MF Ramón Morales 10 October 1975 (aged 30) 46 Mexico Guadalajara
12 GK José de Jesús Corona 26 January 1981 (aged 25) 6 Mexico U.A.G.
13 GK Guillermo Ochoa 13 July 1985 (aged 20) 1 Mexico América
14 DF Gonzalo Pineda 19 October 1982 (aged 23) 30 Mexico Guadalajara
15 DF José Antonio Castro 11 August 1980 (aged 25) 12 Mexico América
16 DF Mario Méndez 1 June 1979 (aged 27) 32 Mexico Monterrey
17 FW Francisco Fonseca 2 October 1979 (aged 26) 29 Mexico Cruz Azul [39]
18 MF Andrés Guardado 28 September 1986 (aged 19) 7 Mexico Atlas
19 FW Omar Bravo 4 March 1980 (aged 26) 33 Mexico Guadalajara
20 MF Rafael García 14 August 1974 (aged 31) 52 Mexico Atlas
21 MF Jesús Arellano 8 May 1973 (aged 33) 69 Mexico Monterrey
22 DF Francisco Javier Rodríguez 20 October 1981 (aged 24) 32 Mexico Guadalajara
23 MF Luis Ernesto Pérez 12 January 1981 (aged 25) 52 Mexico Monterrey

Portugal Portugal

Head coach: Brazil Luiz Felipe Scolari

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 GK Ricardo 11 February 1976 (aged 30) 49 Portugal Sporting CP
2 DF Paulo Ferreira 18 January 1979 (aged 27) 30 England Chelsea
3 DF Marco Caneira 9 February 1979 (aged 27) 14 Spain Valencia [40]
4 DF Ricardo Costa 16 May 1981 (aged 25) 3 Portugal Porto
5 DF Fernando Meira 5 June 1978 (aged 28) 30 Germany Stuttgart
6 MF Costinha 1 December 1974 (aged 31) 44 Russia Dynamo Moscow [41]
7 MF Luís Figo (c) 4 November 1972 (aged 33) 120 Italy Internazionale
8 MF Petit 25 September 1976 (aged 29) 36 Portugal Benfica
9 FW Pauleta 28 April 1973 (aged 33) 82 France Paris Saint-Germain
10 MF Hugo Viana 15 January 1983 (aged 23) 21 Spain Valencia
11 MF Simão 31 October 1979 (aged 26) 43 Portugal Benfica
12 GK Quim 13 November 1975 (aged 30) 24 Portugal Benfica
13 DF Miguel 4 January 1980 (aged 26) 28 Spain Valencia
14 DF Nuno Valente 12 September 1974 (aged 31) 23 England Everton
15 FW Luís Boa Morte 4 August 1977 (aged 28) 24 England Fulham
16 DF Ricardo Carvalho 18 May 1978 (aged 28) 24 England Chelsea
17 MF Cristiano Ronaldo 5 February 1985 (aged 21) 32 England Manchester United
18 MF Maniche 11 November 1977 (aged 28) 31 Russia Dynamo Moscow [42]
19 MF Tiago 3 May 1981 (aged 25) 22 France Lyon
20 MF Deco 27 August 1977 (aged 28) 35 Spain Barcelona
21 FW Nuno Gomes 5 July 1976 (aged 29) 53 Portugal Benfica
22 GK Paulo Santos 11 December 1972 (aged 33) 1 Portugal Braga
23 FW Hélder Postiga 2 August 1982 (aged 23) 24 Portugal Porto [43]

Group E

Czech Republic Czech Republic

Head coach: Karel Brückner

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 GK Petr Čech 20 May 1982 (aged 24) 41 England Chelsea
2 DF Zdeněk Grygera 14 May 1980 (aged 26) 41 Netherlands Ajax
3 DF Pavel Mareš 18 January 1976 (aged 30) 10 Russia Zenit St. Petersburg
4 MF Tomáš Galásek (c) 15 January 1973 (aged 33) 49 Netherlands Ajax [44]
5 DF Radoslav Kováč 11 November 1979 (aged 26) 6 Russia Spartak Moscow
6 DF Marek Jankulovski 9 May 1977 (aged 29) 48 Italy Milan
7 MF Libor Sionko 1 February 1977 (aged 29) 17 Austria Austria Wien [45]
8 MF Karel Poborský 30 March 1972 (aged 34) 115 Czech Republic Dynamo České Budějovice
9 FW Jan Koller 30 March 1973 (aged 33) 68 Germany Borussia Dortmund [46]
10 MF Tomáš Rosický 4 October 1980 (aged 25) 54 Germany Borussia Dortmund [47]
11 MF Pavel Nedvěd 30 August 1972 (aged 33) 87 Italy Juventus
12 FW Vratislav Lokvenc 27 September 1973 (aged 32) 72 Austria Red Bull Salzburg
13 DF Martin Jiránek 25 May 1979 (aged 27) 24 Russia Spartak Moscow
14 MF David Jarolím 17 May 1979 (aged 27) 3 Germany Hamburg
15 FW Milan Baroš 28 October 1981 (aged 24) 49 England Aston Villa
16 GK Jaromír Blažek 29 December 1972 (aged 33) 11 Czech Republic Sparta Prague
17 FW Jiří Štajner 27 May 1976 (aged 30) 21 Germany Hannover 96
18 FW Marek Heinz 4 August 1977 (aged 28) 28 Turkey Galatasaray
19 MF Jan Polák 14 March 1981 (aged 25) 18 Germany Nuremberg
20 MF Jaroslav Plašil 5 January 1982 (aged 24) 14 France Monaco
21 DF Tomáš Ujfaluši 24 March 1978 (aged 28) 48 Italy Fiorentina
22 DF David Rozehnal 5 July 1980 (aged 25) 22 France Paris Saint-Germain
23 GK Antonín Kinský 31 May 1975 (aged 31) 5 Russia Saturn Ramenskoye

Ghana Ghana

Head coach: Serbia Ratomir Dujković

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 GK Sammy Adjei 1 September 1980 (aged 25) 31 Israel Ashdod
2 DF Hans Sarpei 28 June 1976 (aged 29) 7 Germany Wolfsburg
3 FW Asamoah Gyan 22 November 1985 (aged 20) 13 Italy Udinese [48]
4 DF Samuel Kuffour 3 September 1976 (aged 29) 58 Italy Roma
5 DF John Mensah (vc) 29 November 1982 (aged 23) 33 France Rennes
6 DF Emmanuel Pappoe 3 March 1981 (aged 25) 27 Israel Hapoel Kfar Saba
7 DF Illiasu Shilla 26 October 1982 (aged 23) 2 Ghana Asante Kotoko
8 MF Michael Essien 3 December 1982 (aged 23) 17 England Chelsea
9 MF Derek Boateng 2 May 1983 (aged 23) 11 Sweden AIK
10 MF Stephen Appiah (c) 24 December 1980 (aged 25) 42 Turkey Fenerbahçe
11 MF Sulley Muntari 27 August 1984 (aged 21) 16 Italy Udinese
12 FW Alex Tachie-Mensah 15 February 1977 (aged 29) 5 Switzerland St. Gallen
13 DF Habib Mohamed 10 December 1983 (aged 22) 1 Ghana King Faisal Babes
14 FW Matthew Amoah 24 October 1980 (aged 25) 16 Germany Borussia Dortmund
15 DF John Paintsil 15 June 1981 (aged 24) 21 Israel Hapoel Tel Aviv
16 GK George Owu 17 June 1982 (aged 23) 6 Ghana Ashanti Gold
17 DF Daniel Quaye 25 December 1980 (aged 25) 7 Ghana Hearts of Oak
18 MF Eric Addo 12 November 1978 (aged 27) 6 Netherlands PSV
19 FW Razak Pimpong 30 December 1982 (aged 23) 4 Denmark Copenhagen
20 MF Otto Addo 9 June 1975 (aged 31) 13 Germany Mainz 05
21 DF Issah Ahmed 24 May 1982 (aged 24) 10 Denmark Randers
22 GK Richard Kingston 13 July 1975 (aged 30) 33 Turkey Ankaraspor
23 MF Haminu Dramani 1 April 1986 (aged 20) 7 Serbia Red Star Belgrade [49]

Italy Italy

Head coach: Marcello Lippi

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 GK Gianluigi Buffon 28 January 1978 (aged 28) 60 Italy Juventus
2 DF Cristian Zaccardo 21 December 1981 (aged 24) 12 Italy Palermo
3 DF Fabio Grosso 28 November 1977 (aged 28) 17 Italy Palermo [50]
4 MF Daniele De Rossi 24 July 1983 (aged 22) 17 Italy Roma
5 DF Fabio Cannavaro (c) 13 September 1973 (aged 32) 93 Italy Juventus
6 DF Andrea Barzagli 8 May 1981 (aged 25) 8 Italy Palermo
7 FW Alessandro Del Piero 9 November 1974 (aged 31) 74 Italy Juventus
8 MF Gennaro Gattuso 9 January 1978 (aged 28) 43 Italy Milan
9 FW Luca Toni 26 May 1977 (aged 29) 18 Italy Fiorentina
10 FW Francesco Totti 27 September 1976 (aged 29) 51 Italy Roma
11 FW Alberto Gilardino 5 July 1982 (aged 23) 15 Italy Milan
12 GK Angelo Peruzzi 16 February 1970 (aged 36) 31 Italy Lazio
13 DF Alessandro Nesta 19 March 1976 (aged 30) 74 Italy Milan
14 GK Marco Amelia 2 April 1982 (aged 24) 1 Italy Livorno
15 FW Vincenzo Iaquinta 29 November 1979 (aged 26) 12 Italy Udinese
16 MF Mauro Camoranesi 4 October 1976 (aged 29) 21 Italy Juventus
17 MF Simone Barone 30 April 1978 (aged 28) 13 Italy Palermo
18 FW Filippo Inzaghi 9 August 1973 (aged 32) 49 Italy Milan
19 DF Gianluca Zambrotta 19 February 1977 (aged 29) 52 Italy Juventus
20 MF Simone Perrotta 17 September 1977 (aged 28) 24 Italy Roma
21 MF Andrea Pirlo 19 May 1979 (aged 27) 24 Italy Milan
22 DF Massimo Oddo 14 June 1976 (aged 29) 20 Italy Lazio
23 DF Marco Materazzi 19 August 1973 (aged 32) 28 Italy Internazionale

United States United States

Head coach: Bruce Arena

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 GK Tim Howard 6 March 1979(1979-03-06) (age 27) 16 England Manchester United [51]
2 DF Chris Albright 14 January 1979(1979-01-14) (age 27) 20 United States LA Galaxy [52]
3 DF Carlos Bocanegra 25 May 1979(1979-05-25) (age 27) 40 England Fulham
4 MF Pablo Mastroeni 26 August 1976(1976-08-26) (age 29) 48 United States Colorado Rapids
5 MF John O'Brien 29 August 1977(1977-08-29) (age 28) 31 United States Chivas USA
6 DF Steve Cherundolo 19 February 1979(1979-02-19) (age 27) 35 Germany Hannover 96
7 MF Eddie Lewis 17 May 1974(1974-05-17) (age 32) 69 England Leeds United
8 MF Clint Dempsey 9 March 1983(1983-03-09) (age 23) 21 United States New England Revolution
9 FW Eddie Johnson 31 March 1984(1984-03-31) (age 22) 18 United States Kansas City Wizards
10 MF Claudio Reyna (c) 20 July 1973(1973-07-20) (age 32) 109 England Manchester City
11 FW Brian Ching 24 May 1978(1978-05-24) (age 28) 20 United States Houston Dynamo
12 DF Gregg Berhalter 1 August 1973(1973-08-01) (age 32) 44 Germany Energie Cottbus [53]
13 DF Jimmy Conrad 12 February 1977(1977-02-12) (age 29) 15 United States Kansas City Wizards
14 MF Ben Olsen 3 May 1977(1977-05-03) (age 29) 34 United States D.C. United
15 MF Bobby Convey 27 May 1983(1983-05-27) (age 23) 39 England Reading
16 FW Josh Wolff 25 February 1977(1977-02-25) (age 29) 47 United States Kansas City Wizards
17 MF DaMarcus Beasley 24 May 1982(1982-05-24) (age 24) 58 Netherlands PSV
18 GK Kasey Keller 29 November 1969(1969-11-29) (age 36) 93 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
19 GK Marcus Hahnemann 15 June 1972(1972-06-15) (age 33) 6 England Reading
20 FW Brian McBride 19 June 1972(1972-06-19) (age 33) 92 England Fulham
21 FW Landon Donovan 4 March 1982(1982-03-04) (age 24) 81 United States LA Galaxy
22 DF Oguchi Onyewu 13 May 1982(1982-05-13) (age 24) 14 Belgium Standard Liège
23 DF Eddie Pope 24 December 1973(1973-12-24) (age 32) 80 United States Real Salt Lake

Group F

Australia Australia

Head coach: Netherlands Guus Hiddink

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 GK Mark Schwarzer 6 October 1972 (aged 33) 37 England Middlesbrough
2 DF Lucas Neill 9 March 1978 (aged 28) 25 England Blackburn Rovers
3 DF Craig Moore 12 December 1975 (aged 30) 33 England Newcastle United
4 MF Tim Cahill 6 December 1979 (aged 26) 16 England Everton
5 MF Jason Čulina 5 August 1980 (aged 25) 13 Netherlands PSV
6 DF Tony Popovic 4 July 1973 (aged 32) 56 England Crystal Palace [54]
7 MF Brett Emerton 22 February 1979 (aged 27) 48 England Blackburn Rovers
8 MF Josip Skoko 10 December 1975 (aged 30) 46 England Wigan Athletic [55]
9 FW Mark Viduka (c) 9 October 1975 (aged 30) 33 England Middlesbrough
10 FW Harry Kewell 22 September 1978 (aged 27) 20 England Liverpool
11 MF Stan Lazaridis 16 August 1972 (aged 33) 59 England Birmingham [56]
12 GK Ante Čović 13 June 1975 (aged 30) 1 Sweden Hammarby
13 MF Vincenzo Grella 5 October 1979 (aged 26) 17 Italy Parma
14 MF Scott Chipperfield 30 December 1975 (aged 30) 46 Switzerland Basel
15 FW John Aloisi 5 February 1976 (aged 30) 41 Spain Alavés
16 DF Michael Beauchamp 8 March 1981 (aged 25) 2 Australia Central Coast Mariners [57]
17 FW Archie Thompson 23 October 1978 (aged 27) 20 Australia Melbourne Victory [58]
18 GK Željko Kalac 16 December 1972 (aged 33) 52 Italy Milan
19 FW Joshua Kennedy 20 August 1982 (aged 23) 1 Germany Dynamo Dresden [59]
20 MF Luke Wilkshire 2 October 1981 (aged 24) 8 England Bristol City
21 MF Mile Sterjovski 27 May 1979 (aged 27) 22 Switzerland Basel
22 DF Mark Milligan 4 August 1985 (aged 20) 1 Australia Sydney FC
23 MF Mark Bresciano 11 February 1980 (aged 26) 24 Italy Parma

Brazil Brazil

Head coach: Carlos Alberto Parreira

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 GK Dida 7 October 1973 (aged 32) 86 Italy Milan
2 DF Cafu (c) 7 June 1970 (aged 36) 138 Italy Milan
3 DF Lúcio 8 May 1978 (aged 28) 50 Germany Bayern Munich
4 DF Juan 1 February 1979 (aged 27) 38 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen
5 MF Emerson 4 April 1976 (aged 30) 70 Italy Juventus
6 DF Roberto Carlos 10 April 1973 (aged 33) 121 Spain Real Madrid
7 FW Adriano 17 February 1982 (aged 24) 32 Italy Internazionale
8 MF Kaká 22 April 1982 (aged 24) 38 Italy Milan
9 FW Ronaldo 22 September 1976 (aged 29) 92 Spain Real Madrid
10 MF Ronaldinho 21 March 1980 (aged 26) 63 Spain Barcelona
11 MF Zé Roberto 6 July 1974 (aged 31) 79 Germany Bayern Munich [60]
12 GK Rogério Ceni 22 January 1973 (aged 33) 15 Brazil São Paulo
13 DF Cicinho 24 June 1980 (aged 25) 10 Spain Real Madrid
14 DF Luisão 13 February 1981 (aged 25) 19 Portugal Benfica
15 DF Cris 3 June 1977 (aged 29) 16 France Lyon
16 DF Gilberto 25 April 1976 (aged 30) 9 Germany Hertha Berlin
17 MF Gilberto Silva 7 October 1976 (aged 29) 36 England Arsenal
18 MF Mineiro 2 August 1975 (aged 30) 2 Brazil São Paulo [61]
19 MF Juninho 30 January 1975 (aged 31) 37 France Lyon
20 MF Ricardinho 23 May 1976 (aged 30) 19 Brazil Corinthians
21 FW Fred 3 October 1983 (aged 22) 3 France Lyon
22 GK Júlio César 3 September 1979 (aged 26) 11 Italy Internazionale
23 FW Robinho 25 January 1984 (aged 22) 23 Spain Real Madrid

Croatia Croatia

Head coach: Zlatko Kranjčar

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 GK Stipe Pletikosa 8 January 1979 (aged 27) 50 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk [62]
2 MF Darijo Srna 1 May 1982 (aged 24) 36 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
3 DF Josip Šimunić 18 February 1978 (aged 28) 42 Germany Hertha Berlin
4 DF Robert Kovač 6 April 1974 (aged 32) 56 Italy Juventus
5 DF Igor Tudor 16 April 1978 (aged 28) 52 Italy Juventus [63]
6 MF Jurica Vranješ 30 January 1980 (aged 26) 24 Germany Werder Bremen
7 DF Dario Šimić 12 November 1975 (aged 30) 80 Italy Milan
8 MF Marko Babić 28 January 1981 (aged 25) 33 Germany Bayer Leverkusen
9 FW Dado Pršo 5 November 1974 (aged 31) 29 Scotland Rangers
10 MF Niko Kovač (c) 15 October 1971 (aged 34) 58 Germany Hertha Berlin[64]
11 DF Mario Tokić 23 June 1975 (aged 30) 28 Austria Austria Wien
12 GK Joey Didulica 14 October 1977 (aged 28) 4 Austria Austria Wien
13 DF Stjepan Tomas 6 March 1976 (aged 30) 48 Turkey Galatasaray
14 MF Luka Modrić 9 September 1985 (aged 20) 5 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
15 MF Ivan Leko 7 February 1978 (aged 28) 13 Belgium Club Brugge
16 MF Jerko Leko 9 April 1980 (aged 26) 36 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv[65]
17 FW Ivan Klasnić 29 January 1980 (aged 26) 20 Germany Werder Bremen
18 FW Ivica Olić 14 September 1979 (aged 26) 36 Russia CSKA Moscow
19 MF Niko Kranjčar 13 August 1984 (aged 21) 21 Croatia Hajduk Split
20 MF Anthony Šerić 15 January 1979 (aged 27) 14 Greece Panathinaikos
21 FW Boško Balaban 15 October 1978 (aged 27) 27 Belgium Club Brugge
22 FW Ivan Bošnjak 6 February 1979 (aged 27) 13 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb[66]
23 GK Tomislav Butina 30 March 1974 (aged 32) 28 Belgium Club Brugge

Japan Japan

Head coach: Brazil Zico

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 GK Seigo Narazaki 15 April 1976 (aged 30) 50 Japan Nagoya Grampus Eight
2 DF Teruyuki Moniwa 8 September 1981 (aged 24) 8 Japan FC Tokyo
3 DF Yūichi Komano 25 July 1981 (aged 24) 8 Japan Sanfrecce Hiroshima
4 MF Yasuhito Endo 28 January 1980 (aged 26) 40 Japan Gamba Osaka
5 DF Tsuneyasu Miyamoto 7 February 1977 (aged 29) 69 Japan Gamba Osaka
6 DF Kōji Nakata 9 July 1979 (aged 26) 55 Switzerland Basel
7 MF Hidetoshi Nakata (c) 22 January 1977 (aged 29) 74 Italy Fiorentina [67]
8 MF Mitsuo Ogasawara 5 April 1979 (aged 27) 51 Japan Kashima Antlers
9 FW Naohiro Takahara 4 June 1979 (aged 27) 41 Germany Hamburg [68]
10 MF Shunsuke Nakamura 24 June 1978 (aged 27) 60 Scotland Celtic
11 FW Seiichiro Maki 7 August 1980 (aged 25) 10 Japan JEF United
12 GK Yoichi Doi 25 July 1973 (aged 32) 4 Japan FC Tokyo
13 FW Atsushi Yanagisawa 27 May 1977 (aged 29) 56 Japan Kashima Antlers
14 DF Alex 20 July 1977 (aged 28) 72 Japan Urawa Red Diamonds
15 MF Takashi Fukunishi 1 September 1976 (aged 29) 62 Japan Júbilo Iwata
16 FW Masashi Oguro 4 May 1980 (aged 26) 18 France Grenoble
17 MF Junichi Inamoto 18 September 1979 (aged 26) 63 England West Brom
18 MF Shinji Ono 27 September 1979 (aged 26) 54 Japan Urawa Red Diamonds
19 DF Keisuke Tsuboi 16 September 1979 (aged 26) 33 Japan Urawa Red Diamonds
20 FW Keiji Tamada 11 April 1980 (aged 26) 39 Japan Nagoya Grampus Eight
21 DF Akira Kaji 13 January 1980 (aged 26) 43 Japan Gamba Osaka
22 DF Yuji Nakazawa 25 February 1978 (aged 28) 50 Japan Yokohama F. Marinos
23 GK Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi 15 August 1975 (aged 30) 89 Japan Júbilo Iwata

Group G

France France

Head coach: Raymond Domenech

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 GK Mickaël Landreau 14 May 1979 (aged 27) 3 France Nantes [69]
2 DF Jean-Alain Boumsong 14 December 1979 (aged 26) 19 England Newcastle United
3 DF Éric Abidal 11 July 1979 (aged 26) 8 France Lyon
4 MF Patrick Vieira 23 June 1976 (aged 29) 87 Italy Juventus
5 DF William Gallas 17 August 1977 (aged 28) 40 England Chelsea
6 MF Claude Makelele 18 February 1973 (aged 33) 43 England Chelsea
7 MF Florent Malouda 13 June 1980 (aged 25) 13 France Lyon
8 MF Vikash Dhorasoo 10 October 1973 (aged 32) 16 France Paris Saint-Germain
9 FW Sidney Govou 27 July 1979 (aged 26) 19 France Lyon[70]
10 MF Zinedine Zidane (c) 23 June 1972 (aged 33) 102 Spain Real Madrid[71]
11 FW Sylvain Wiltord 10 May 1974 (aged 32) 80 France Lyon
12 FW Thierry Henry 17 August 1977 (aged 28) 78 England Arsenal
13 DF Mikaël Silvestre 9 August 1977 (aged 28) 39 England Manchester United
14 FW Louis Saha 8 August 1978 (aged 27) 9 England Manchester United
15 DF Lilian Thuram 1 January 1972 (aged 34) 114 Italy Juventus
16 GK Fabien Barthez 28 June 1971 (aged 34) 80 France Marseille [72]
17 DF Gaël Givet 9 October 1981 (aged 24) 11 France Monaco
18 MF Alou Diarra 15 July 1981 (aged 24) 9 France Lens
19 DF Willy Sagnol 18 March 1977 (aged 29) 38 Germany Bayern Munich
20 FW David Trezeguet 15 October 1977 (aged 28) 63 Italy Juventus
21 DF Pascal Chimbonda 21 February 1979 (aged 27) 1 England Wigan Athletic
22 MF Franck Ribéry 1 April 1983 (aged 23) 3 France Marseille
23 GK Grégory Coupet 31 December 1972 (aged 33) 18 France Lyon

 Korea Republic

Head coach: Netherlands Dick Advocaat

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 GK Lee Woon-Jae (c) 26 April 1973 (aged 33) 97 South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings
2 DF Kim Young-Chul 30 June 1976 (aged 29) 12 South Korea Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
3 DF Kim Dong-Jin 29 January 1982 (aged 24) 34 South Korea FC Seoul
4 DF Choi Jin-Cheul 26 March 1971 (aged 35) 62 South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
5 MF Kim Nam-Il 14 March 1977 (aged 29) 66 South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings
6 DF Kim Jin-Kyu 16 February 1985 (aged 21) 23 Japan Júbilo Iwata
7 MF Park Ji-Sung 25 February 1981 (aged 25) 60 England Manchester United
8 MF Kim Do-Heon 14 July 1982 (aged 23) 32 South Korea Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
9 FW Ahn Jung-Hwan 27 January 1976 (aged 30) 61 Germany MSV Duisburg
10 FW Park Chu-Young 10 July 1985 (aged 20) 18 South Korea FC Seoul
11 FW Seol Ki-Hyeon 8 January 1979 (aged 27) 67 England Wolverhampton Wanderers
12 DF Lee Young-Pyo 23 April 1977 (aged 29) 85 England Tottenham Hotspur
13 MF Lee Eul-Yong 23 April 1977 (aged 29) 47 Turkey Trabzonspor
14 FW Lee Chun-Soo 9 July 1981 (aged 24) 62 South Korea Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i
15 MF Baek Ji-Hoon 28 February 1985 (aged 21) 12 South Korea FC Seoul
16 FW Chung Kyung-Ho 22 May 1980 (aged 26) 40 South Korea Gwangju Sangmu Phoenix
17 MF Lee Ho 22 December 1984 (aged 21) 11 South Korea Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i
18 MF Kim Sang-Sik 17 December 1976 (aged 29) 42 South Korea Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
19 FW Cho Jae-Jin 9 July 1981 (aged 24) 21 Japan Shimizu S-Pulse
20 GK Kim Yong-Dae 11 October 1979 (aged 26) 15 South Korea Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
21 GK Kim Young-Kwang 28 June 1983 (aged 22) 6 South Korea Chunnam Dragons
22 DF Song Chong-Gug 20 February 1979 (aged 27) 51 South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings
23 DF Cho Won-Hee 17 April 1983 (aged 23) 13 South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings

Switzerland Switzerland

Head coach: Köbi Kuhn

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 GK Pascal Zuberbühler 8 January 1971 (aged 35) 40 Switzerland Basel
2 DF Johan Djourou 18 January 1987 (aged 19) 2 England Arsenal
3 DF Ludovic Magnin 20 April 1979 (aged 27) 30 Germany Stuttgart
4 DF Philippe Senderos 14 February 1985 (aged 21) 12 England Arsenal
5 MF Xavier Margairaz 17 January 1984 (aged 22) 3 Switzerland Zürich
6 MF Johann Vogel (c) 8 March 1977 (aged 29) 85 Italy Milan
7 MF Ricardo Cabanas 17 January 1979 (aged 27) 37 Germany Köln
8 MF Raphaël Wicky 26 April 1977 (aged 29) 67 Germany Hamburg
9 FW Alexander Frei 15 July 1979 (aged 26) 45 France Rennes [73]
10 MF Daniel Gygax 28 August 1981 (aged 24) 22 France Lille
11 FW Marco Streller 18 June 1981 (aged 24) 10 Germany Köln
12 GK Diego Benaglio 8 July 1983 (aged 22) 1 Portugal Nacional
13 DF Stéphane Grichting 30 March 1979 (aged 27) 6 France Auxerre
14 MF David Degen 15 February 1983 (aged 23) 3 Switzerland Basel [74]
15 MF Blerim Džemaili 12 April 1986 (aged 20) 3 Switzerland Zürich
16 MF Tranquillo Barnetta 22 May 1985 (aged 21) 13 Germany Bayer Leverkusen
17 DF Christoph Spycher 30 March 1978 (aged 28) 21 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt
18 FW Mauro Lustrinelli 26 February 1976 (aged 30) 5 Czech Republic Sparta Prague
19 MF Valon Behrami 19 April 1985 (aged 21) 6 Italy Lazio
20 DF Patrick Müller 17 December 1976 (aged 29) 64 France Lyon
21 GK Fabio Coltorti 3 December 1980 (aged 25) 2 Switzerland Grasshopper
22 MF Hakan Yakın 22 February 1977 (aged 29) 46 Switzerland Young Boys [75]
23 DF Philipp Degen 15 February 1983 (aged 23) 15 Germany Borussia Dortmund

Togo Togo

Head coach: Germany Otto Pfister[76]

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 GK Ouro-Nimini Tchagnirou 31 December 1977 (aged 28) 9 Mali Djoliba
2 DF Daré Nibombé 16 June 1980 (aged 25) 16 Belgium Mons
3 DF Jean-Paul Abalo (c) 26 June 1975 (aged 30) 65 Cyprus APOEL
4 FW Emmanuel Adebayor 16 February 1984 (aged 22) 29 England Arsenal
5 DF Massamasso Tchangai 8 August 1978 (aged 27) 34 Italy Benevento
6 MF Yao Aziawonou 30 November 1979 (aged 26) 32 Switzerland Young Boys
7 FW Moustapha Salifou 1 June 1983 (aged 23) 34 France Brest
8 MF Kuami Agboh 28 December 1977 (aged 28) 4 Belgium Beveren
9 MF Thomas Dossevi 6 March 1979 (aged 27) 10 France Valenciennes
10 MF Mamam Cherif Touré 13 January 1981 (aged 25) 39 France Metz
11 FW Robert Malm 21 August 1973 (aged 32) 1 France Brest
12 DF Éric Akoto 20 July 1980 (aged 25) 32 Austria Admira Wacker[77]
13 FW Richmond Forson 23 May 1980 (aged 26) 8 France Poiré
14 MF Adékambi Olufadé 7 January 1980 (aged 26) 24 Qatar Al-Siliyah
15 MF Alaixys Romao 18 January 1984 (aged 22) 11 France Louhans-Cuiseaux
16 GK Kossi Agassa 2 July 1978 (aged 27) 49 France Metz
17 FW Mohamed Kader 8 April 1979 (aged 27) 46 France Guingamp
18 MF Yao Junior Sènaya 19 April 1984 (aged 22) 16 Switzerland YF Juventus
19 DF Ludovic Assemoassa 18 September 1980 (aged 25) 5 Spain Ciudad de Murcia
20 DF Affo Erassa 19 February 1983 (aged 23) 6 France Moulins
21 MF Franck Atsou 1 August 1978 (aged 27) 13 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal [78]
22 GK Kodjovi Obilale 8 October 1984 (aged 21) 0 Togo Etoile Filante
23 DF Assimiou Touré 1 January 1988 (aged 18) 1 Germany Bayer Leverkusen

Group H

Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Head coach: Brazil Marcos Paquetá

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 GK Mohamed Al-Deayea 2 August 1972 (aged 33) 181 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
2 DF Ahmed Dokhi Al-Dosari 25 October 1976 (aged 29) 68 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad
3 DF Redha Tukar 29 November 1975 (aged 30) 37 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad
4 DF Hamad Al-Montashari 22 June 1982 (aged 23) 32 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad
5 DF Naif Al-Qadi 3 April 1979 (aged 27) 28 Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli
6 MF Omar Al-Ghamdi 11 April 1979 (aged 27) 38 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
7 MF Mohammed Ameen 29 April 1980 (aged 26) 16 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad
8 MF Mohammed Noor 26 February 1978 (aged 28) 63 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad
9 FW Sami Al-Jaber (c) 11 December 1972 (aged 33) 160 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
10 MF Mohammad Al-Shalhoub 8 December 1980 (aged 25) 48 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
11 FW Saad Al-Harthi 3 February 1984 (aged 22) 15 Saudi Arabia Al-Nasr
12 DF Abdulaziz Khathran 31 July 1973 (aged 32) 19 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
13 DF Hussein Sulaimani 21 January 1977 (aged 29) 97 Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli
14 MF Saud Khariri 8 July 1980 (aged 25) 34 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad
15 DF Ahmed Al-Bahri 18 September 1980 (aged 25) 11 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittifaq
16 MF Khaled Aziz 14 July 1981 (aged 24) 14 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
17 DF Mohammad Al-Bishi 3 May 1987 (aged 19) 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli
18 MF Nawaf Al-Temyat 28 June 1976 (aged 29) 56 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
19 DF Mohammad Massad 17 February 1983 (aged 23) 5 Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli
20 FW Yasser Al-Qahtani 10 October 1982 (aged 23) 45 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
21 GK Mabrouk Zaid 11 February 1979 (aged 27) 33 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad
22 GK Mohammad Khouja 15 March 1982 (aged 24) 8 Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab
23 FW Malek Mouath 10 August 1981 (aged 24) 5 Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli

Spain Spain

Head coach: Luis Aragonés

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 GK Iker Casillas 20 May 1981 (aged 25) 58 Spain Real Madrid
2 DF Míchel Salgado 22 October 1975 (aged 30) 50 Spain Real Madrid
3 DF Mariano Pernía 4 May 1977 (aged 29) 1 Spain Getafe [79]
4 DF Carlos Marchena 31 July 1979 (aged 26) 27 Spain Valencia
5 DF Carles Puyol 13 April 1978 (aged 28) 47 Spain Barcelona
6 MF David Albelda 1 September 1977 (aged 28) 33 Spain Valencia
7 FW Raúl (c) 27 June 1977 (aged 28) 95 Spain Real Madrid
8 MF Xavi 25 January 1980 (aged 26) 36 Spain Barcelona
9 FW Fernando Torres 20 March 1984 (aged 22) 30 Spain Atlético Madrid
10 FW José Antonio Reyes 1 September 1983 (aged 22) 19 England Arsenal
11 MF Luis García 24 June 1978 (aged 27) 10 England Liverpool
12 DF Antonio López 13 September 1981 (aged 24) 8 Spain Atlético Madrid
13 MF Andrés Iniesta 11 May 1984 (aged 22) 3 Spain Barcelona
14 MF Xabi Alonso 25 November 1981 (aged 24) 26 England Liverpool
15 DF Sergio Ramos 30 March 1986 (aged 20) 11 Spain Real Madrid
16 MF Marcos Senna 17 July 1976 (aged 29) 3 Spain Villarreal
17 MF Joaquín 21 July 1981 (aged 24) 38 Spain Real Betis
18 MF Cesc Fàbregas 4 May 1987 (aged 19) 4 England Arsenal
19 GK Santiago Cañizares 18 December 1969 (aged 36) 45 Spain Valencia
20 DF Juanito 23 July 1976 (aged 29) 15 Spain Real Betis
21 FW David Villa 3 December 1981 (aged 24) 8 Spain Valencia
22 DF Pablo 3 August 1981 (aged 24) 11 Spain Atlético Madrid
23 GK José Manuel Reina 31 August 1982 (aged 23) 3 England Liverpool

Tunisia Tunisia

Head coach: France Roger Lemerre

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 GK Ali Boumnijel 13 April 1966 (aged 40) 48 Tunisia Club Africain
2 FW Karim Essediri 29 July 1979 (aged 26) 7 Norway Rosenborg
3 DF Karim Haggui 21 January 1984 (aged 22) 26 France Strasbourg
4 DF Alaeddine Yahia 26 September 1981 (aged 24) 13 France Saint-Étienne
5 FW Ziad Jaziri 12 July 1978 (aged 27) 61 France Troyes
6 DF Hatem Trabelsi 25 January 1977 (aged 29) 56 Netherlands Ajax
7 FW Haykel Guemamdia 22 December 1981 (aged 24) 13 France Strasbourg [80]
8 MF Mehdi Nafti 28 November 1978 (aged 27) 29 England Birmingham City
9 FW Yassine Chikhaoui 2 September 1986 (aged 19) 1 Tunisia Étoile du Sahel
10 MF Kaies Ghodhbane 7 January 1976 (aged 30) 89 Turkey Konyaspor
11 FW Francileudo Santos 20 March 1979 (aged 27) 28 France Toulouse
12 MF Jawhar Mnari 8 November 1976 (aged 29) 37 Germany Nuremberg
13 MF Riadh Bouazizi (c) 8 April 1973 (aged 33) 85 Turkey Kayseri Erciyesspor
14 MF Adel Chedli 16 September 1976 (aged 29) 38 Germany Nuremberg
15 DF Radhi Jaïdi 30 August 1975 (aged 30) 89 England Bolton Wanderers
16 GK Adel Nefzi 16 March 1974 (aged 32) 0 Tunisia Monastir
17 FW Chaouki Ben Saada 1 July 1984 (aged 21) 11 France Bastia [81]
18 DF David Jemmali 13 December 1974 (aged 31) 2 France Bordeaux
19 DF Anis Ayari 16 February 1982 (aged 24) 24 Turkey Samsunspor
20 MF Hamed Namouchi 12 January 1984 (aged 22) 14 Scotland Rangers
21 DF Karim Saidi 24 March 1983 (aged 23) 15 Netherlands Feyenoord[82]
22 GK Hamdi Kasraoui 18 January 1983 (aged 23) 6 Tunisia Espérance de Tunis
23 MF Sofiane Melliti 18 August 1978 (aged 27) 14 Turkey Gaziantepspor

Ukraine Ukraine

Head coach: Oleg Blokhin

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 GK Oleksandr Shovkovskiy 2 January 1975 (aged 31) 68 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
2 DF Andriy Nesmachniy 28 February 1979 (aged 27) 49 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
3 DF Oleksandr Yatsenko 24 February 1985 (aged 21) 1 Ukraine Kharkiv [83]
4 MF Anatoliy Tymoschuk 30 March 1979 (aged 27) 55 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
5 DF Volodymyr Yezerskiy 15 November 1976 (aged 29) 24 Ukraine Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
6 DF Andriy Rusol 16 January 1983 (aged 23) 23 Ukraine Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
7 FW Andriy Shevchenko (c) 29 September 1976 (aged 29) 64 Italy A.C. Milan [84]
8 MF Oleh Shelayev 5 November 1976 (aged 29) 19 Ukraine Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
9 MF Oleh Husyev 25 April 1983 (aged 23) 25 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
10 FW Andriy Voronin 21 July 1979 (aged 26) 32 Germany Bayer Leverkusen
11 FW Serhiy Rebrov 6 March 1974 (aged 32) 70 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
12 GK Andriy Pyatov 28 June 1984 (aged 21) 1 Ukraine Vorskla Poltava
13 DF Dmytro Chygrynskiy 7 November 1986 (aged 19) 0 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
14 MF Andriy Husin 11 December 1972 (aged 33) 64 Russia Krylya Sovetov
15 FW Artem Milevskiy 12 January 1985 (aged 21) 0 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
16 FW Andriy Vorobey 29 November 1978 (aged 27) 53 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
17 DF Vladyslav Vashchuk 2 January 1975 (aged 31) 58 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
18 MF Serhiy Nazarenko 16 February 1980 (aged 26) 15 Ukraine Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
19 MF Maksym Kalynychenko 26 January 1979 (aged 27) 21 Russia Spartak Moscow
20 FW Oleksiy Byelik 15 February 1981 (aged 25) 15 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
21 MF Ruslan Rotan 29 October 1981 (aged 24) 19 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
22 DF Vyacheslav Sviderskiy 1 January 1979 (aged 27) 6 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk [85]
23 GK Bohdan Shust 4 March 1986 (aged 20) 2 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk

Player representation by league

Country Players Percentage Outside national squad
Total 736
England 102 13.86% 81
Germany 74 10.05% 54
Italy 60 8.15% 37
France 58 7.89% 45
Spain 52 7.07% 35
Ukraine 25 3.40% 8
Netherlands 25 3.40% 11
Saudi Arabia 24 3.26% 1
Mexico 23 3.125% 4
Portugal 20 2.72% 12
Costa Rica 20 2.72% 0
Others 253 34.38%

The Italian and Saudi Arabian squads were made up entirely of players from the respective countries' domestic leagues. The Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) squad was made up entirely of players employed by overseas clubs (in fact, only one of their players is employed on the African continent; the other 22 all play in Europe). Although Turkey, Scotland, and Russia failed to qualify for the finals, their domestic leagues were represented by 12, 11, and 10 players respectively: altogether, there were 48 national leagues who had players in the tournament.

Player representation by club

As of 2006-06-14.

Finalised clubs' listing as per FIFA, excluding players on standby and loans.

Players Clubs
15 England Arsenal
14 England Chelsea
13 Italy Milan
12 Italy Juventus, England Manchester United
11 Spain Barcelona, Germany Bayern Munich
10 Spain Real Madrid, France Lyon
9 England Liverpool, Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal, Netherlands Ajax, Germany Bayer Leverkusen, Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv,
8 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk, Germany Borussia Dortmund, Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa, Italy Internazionale, Netherlands PSV Eindhoven, Germany Hamburger SV, Spain Valencia
7 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad, Ecuador LDU Quito
6 Portugal Benfica, Spain Atlético Madrid, Mexico Guadalajara, Switzerland Basel, Germany Werder Bremen
5 Costa Rica LD Alajuelense, Netherlands AZ, France Rennes, France Paris Saint-Germain, Italy Roma, Germany Stuttgart, Scotland Rangers, England Tottenham Hotspur, Ecuador El Nacional, Serbia Red Star Belgrade

Footnotes

  1. ^ "FIFA World Cup". Official FIFA World Cup website. http://fifaworldcup.yahoo.com/06/en/w/team/index.html. Retrieved 24 May 2006. 
  2. ^ Borja will join Olympiacos after the tournament. "Olympiacos sign Ecuador striker". uefa.com. May 1, 2006. http://www.uefa.com/footballeurope/news/Kind=2/newsId=417936.html. Retrieved June 18, 2006. 
  3. ^ Valencia was on loan to Recreativo Huelva in the run up to the tournament. "Luis Valencia". Official FIFA World Cup website. http://fifaworldcup.yahoo.com/06/en/w/player/202544_VALENCIA_Luis.html. Retrieved June 18, 2006. 
  4. ^ Reasco has agreed to join São Paulo after the tournament. "Neicer Reasco". Official FIFA World Cup website. http://fifaworldcup.yahoo.com/06/en/w/player/178841_REASCO_Neicer.html. Retrieved June 18, 2006. 
  5. ^ Ballack has agreed to join Chelsea when his contract with Bayern Munich expires on July 1. "Ballack cheered by Chelsea challenge". uefa.com. May 15, 2006. http://www.uefa.com/footballeurope/news/Kind=2/newsId=421515.html. Retrieved June 18, 2006. 
  6. ^ FC Köln chairman Wolfgang Overath has confirmed that Podolski will play for Bayern Munich in the upcoming season. "Podolski ready to join Bayern". uefa.com. June 1, 2006. http://www.uefa.com/footballeurope/news/Kind=2/newsId=426637.html. Retrieved June 18, 2006. 
  7. ^ Kosowski was on loan to Southampton in the run-up to the tournament. He will become a free agent after the tournament. "Kosowski wants last farewell". football.co.uk. April 25, 2006. http://www.football.co.uk/southampton/kosowski_wants_last_farewell_226556.shtml. Retrieved June 18, 2006. 
  8. ^ Bak will become a free agent after the tournament.
  9. ^ Krzynówek will join Wolfsburg after the tournament. "Leverkusen capture Swiss starlet". uefa.com. May 16, 2006. http://www.uefa.com/footballeurope/news/Kind=2/newsId=422041.html. Retrieved June 21, 2006. 
  10. ^ Rasiak has spent the run-up of the World Cup on loan to Southampton, and will join the club permanently after the tournament "Poland looking to add extra polish". uefa.com. May 2, 2006. http://www.uefa.com/competitions/WorldCup/news/Kind=1/newsId=418166.html. Retrieved June 21, 2006. 
  11. ^ Żewłakow will join Olympiacos after the tournament. "Iuliano returns to Italy". uefa.com. January 30, 2006. http://www.uefa.com/footballeurope/news/Kind=2/newsId=390051.html. Retrieved June 21, 2006. 
  12. ^ Bosacki was called up after Damian Gorawski sustained an injury and had to withdraw from the squad "Injuries spell late squad changes". Official FIFA World Cup website. June 8, 2006. http://fifaworldcup.yahoo.com/06/en/060608/1/76z7.html. Retrieved June 21, 2006. 
  13. ^ Bridge was on loan to Fulham in the run up to the tournament. "Nélson fit for Mersey mission". uefa.com. March 2, 2006. http://www.uefa.com/footballeurope/news/Kind=2/newsId=400057.html. Retrieved June 21, 2006. 
  14. ^ Carson has spent the run-up of the tournament on loan to Sheffield Wednesday. "Scott Carson, Liverpool". The Football Association official website. http://www.thefa.com/England/SeniorTeam/Players/Postings/2005/05/ScottCarson_profile.htm. Retrieved June 21, 2006. 
  15. ^ Salvador Cabañas will join C.F. América after the tournament. "América returns to Houston". Chron.com. June 8, 2006. http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/soc/3949034.html. Retrieved June 21, 2006. 
  16. ^ Carlos Paredes will join Sporting CP after the tournament.
  17. ^ Nelson Valdez will join Borussia Dortmund after the tournament. "Valdez delighted with Dortmund move". uefa.com. May 30, 2006. http://www.uefa.com/footballeurope/news/Kind=2/newsId=426109.html. Retrieved June 21, 2006. 
  18. ^ Denis Caniza will join Atlas after the tournament.
  19. ^ Larsson has a pre-contract agreement with Helsingborg, and will join them after the tournament. "Larsson looks to bow out in style". uefa.com. May 16, 2006. http://www.uefa.com/competitions/UCL/news/Kind=1/newsId=421803.html. Retrieved June 21, 2006. 
  20. ^ Svensson has agreed to join Rangers after the tournament. "Rangers move delights Svensson". uefa.com. May 26, 2006. http://www.uefa.com/footballeurope/news/Kind=2/newsId=425155.html. Retrieved June 21, 2006. 
  21. ^ Källström has agreed to join Lyon after the tournament. "Lyon land Swede Källström". uefa.com. May 27, 2006. http://www.uefa.com/footballeurope/news/Kind=2/newsId=425196.html. Retrieved June 21, 2006. 
  22. ^ Hislop will join Dallas FC after the tournamen.
  23. ^ Wrexham are a team from  Wales and under the jurisdiction of the Football Association of Wales, but who play in the England English football league system.
  24. ^ Saviola was on loan to Sevilla in the run-up to the tournament
  25. ^ Scaloni was on loan to West Ham United in the run-up to the tournament
  26. ^ "Petković quits in World Cup row". June 6, 2006. http://www.uefa.com/competitions/WorldCup/news/Kind=1/newsId=427827.html. "Dušan Petković has withdrawn from Serbia and Montenegro's FIFA World Cup squad following accusations he was only called up due to nepotism. The 31-year-old OFK Beograd defender was drafted in as a replacement for injured striker Mirko Vučinić by coach Ilija Petković, who is also the player's father. However, he did not fly to Germany with the squad, saying 'The pressure was too much for me, my father and my team-mates.'" 
  27. ^ Since Petković quit, Serbia and Montenegro national team is the only 2006 World Cup team to have only 22 players on the squad.
  28. ^ Vukić has spent the run up to the tournament on loan to Partizan
  29. ^ Ljuboja has spent the run up to the tournament on loan to Stuttgart, and will join Stuttgart permanently after the tournament.
  30. ^ Stojković has agreed to join Nantes after the tournament.
  31. ^ João Ricardo will become a free agent after the tournament
  32. ^ Akwá will become a free agent after the tournament
  33. ^ Marques has spent the run-up of the World Cup on loan to Hull City
  34. ^ Nekounam will join Osasuna after the tournament.
  35. ^ Salcido will join PSV after the tournament.
  36. ^ Osorio will join Stuttgart after the tournament.
  37. ^ Pardo will join Stuttgart after the tournament.
  38. ^ Borgetti will join Al Ittihad after the tournament.
  39. ^ Fonseca will join Benfica after the tournament.
  40. ^ Caneira has spent the run up to the tournament on loan to Sporting CP
  41. ^ Costinha will join Atlético Madrid after the tournament.
  42. ^ Maniche has spent the run up to the tournament on loan to Chelsea
  43. ^ Postiga has spent the run up to the tournament on loan to Saint-Étienne.
  44. ^ Galasek will join Nuremberg after the tournament.
  45. ^ Sionko will join Rangers on a Bosman transfer after the tournament.
  46. ^ Koller will join Monaco after the tournament.
  47. ^ Rosický will join Arsenal after the tournament.
  48. ^ Asamoah has spent the run up to the tournament on loan to Modena.
  49. ^ Dramani will join Gençlerbirliği after the tournament.
  50. ^ Grosso will join Internazionale after the tournament.
  51. ^ Howard will spend the 06/07 season on loan to Everton.
  52. ^ Albright was called up after an injury to Frankie Hejduk.
  53. ^ Berhalter, who will join 1860 Munich after the World Cup, was called up after an injury to Cory Gibbs.
  54. ^ Popovic's Crystal Palace contract expires after the tournament, and his future will be decided between the end Australia's tournament and the expiry date.
  55. ^ Skoko has spent the run-up of the tournament on loan to Stoke City.
  56. ^ Lazaridis will join Perth Glory after the tournament.
  57. ^ Beauchamp has agreed to join Nuremberg after the tournament.
  58. ^ Thompson has spent the run-up of the tournament on loan to PSV.
  59. ^ Kennedy has agreed to join Nuremberg after the tournament.
  60. ^ Zé Roberto will become a free agent after the tournament
  61. ^ Mineiro was called up after an injury to Edmílson
  62. ^ Pletikosa was on loan to Hajduk Split in the run-up to the tournament
  63. ^ Tudor was on loan to Siena in the run-up to the tournament
  64. ^ Niko Kovač will join Red Bull Salzburg after the tournament.
  65. ^ Jerko Leko will join Monaco after the tournament.
  66. ^ Ivan Bošnjak will join K.R.C. Genk after the tournament.
  67. ^ Nakata was on loan to Bolton Wanderers in the run-up to the tournament.
  68. ^ Takahara has agreed to join Frankfurt after the World Cup.
  69. ^ Landreau has agreed to join Paris Saint-Germain after the tournament.
  70. ^ Govou was called up as a replacement for the injured Djibril Cissé.
  71. ^ Zidane will retire from football after the tournament.
  72. ^ Barthez will become a free agent after the tournament.
  73. ^ Frei will join Borussia Dortmund after the tournament.
  74. ^ David Degen will join Borussia Mönchengladbach after the tournament.
  75. ^ Yakin was called up after an injury to Johan Vonlanthen.
  76. ^ "Confusion over Pfister comeback". BBC News. June 12, 2006. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/world_cup_2006/teams/togo/5072730.stm.  Disputes over the Togo players' pay bonuses caused Pfister to walk out after Togo's first match, but he returned before their second match.
  77. ^ Akoto have not played for Admira Wacker since the end of 2005 due to a contract dispute, and spent the run up to the tournament training with Austrian club Schwechat.
  78. ^ Franck Atsou replaced Karim Guede
  79. ^ Asier Del Horno was originally named in the squad, but sustained an ankle injury in the build-up to the tournament. Pernía will join Atlético Madrid after the tournament.
  80. ^ Mehdi Meriah was originally named in the squad but sustained an injury in the week leading up to the tournament. He was replaced by Guemamdia.
  81. ^ Issam Jomaa was originally named in the squad but sustained an injury prior to the tournament. He was replaced by Ben Saada.
  82. ^ Karim Saidi has spent the run up to the tournament on loan to Lecce
  83. ^ Yatsenko was called up as a replacement for the injured Serhiy Fedorov.
  84. ^ Shevchenko will join Chelsea after the tournament.
  85. ^ Svydersky was on loan to Arsenal Kyiv in the run-up to the World Cup.

References


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