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Ronaldinho amongst stars left off World Cup rosters

Ronaldinho was left out of Brazil’s initial World Cup squad, Francesco Totti and Luca Toni were missing from Italy’s squad, Argentina coach Diego Maradona left out Esteban Cambiasso and Javier Zanetti, and Jamie Carragher came out of retirement for England as coaches announced their provisional rosters Tuesday.

The coaches of the 32 teams headed for next month’s championship in South Africa faced a FIFA deadline, and the lists include some walking wounded who hope to be fit for the tournament, some unexpected inclusions, and some big names who missed out.

One of those is American forward Charlie Davies, who was sidelined after an Oct. 13 auto accident, then made a furious effort at a comeback.

“Thank you all for your continued support and words of encouragement,” he wrote on Twitter. “It was a very sad day for me, as well, but now focused for next season!”

While Tuesday’s announcement of the players invited to training camp was tough for him, it was a day of unexpected highs for Edson Buddle and Herculez Gomez, a pair of veteran forwards selected for the team. At the start of the year, they were such afterthoughts they weren’t even listed in the 2010 U.S. media guide.

The same for Alejandro Bedoya, a 23-year-old midfielder who didn’t make his international debut until January.

“It’s kind of like a dream,” Gomez said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. “I’ll leave Saturday. I really don’t know what to expect.”

Still, they haven’t quite made the World Cup just yet. U.S. coach Bob Bradley must cut seven players to reach the 23-man limit by June 1, the day the team arrives in South Africa.

Davies was badly hurt in an Oct. 13 accident in Virginia, when he broke curfew ahead of the final U.S. World Cup qualifier. Originally forecast to be out a year, he has made it back to training with his French club Sochaux but has yet to play in any games.

While teammates and fans were pulling for the popular 23-year-old, U.S. coach Bob Bradley said Sochaux would not give Davies medical clearance to report to the national team.

“Given that status and our own evaluation of his progress, we feel it is in Charlie’s best interest to continue his rehabilitation and focus on getting fully prepared to resume his professional and international career,” Bradley said.

Davies, a passenger in the car, sustained a broken and dislocated left elbow, along with a broken right femur, tibia and fibula, in the crash. He also broke his nose, forehead and eye socket and was left with a ruptured bladder and bleeding on the brain.

Two other U.S. products made rosters of foreign teams.

New Jersey’s Giuseppe Rossi was selected for defending champion Italy. Rossi, a 23-year forward for Villarreal in Spain, was born in Teaneck and went to Clifton High School. He was eligible to play for both Italy and the United States and opted to play for the Azzurri instead of the Americans.

“Check out Italy’s 30 pre selected players to go to SA. They just got out!! Let me know what u think,” Rossi wrote on Twitter, where his page says: “Been around the world ... hometown is always NJ.”

Neven Subotic, a defender who grew up in Salt Lake City and played for U.S. youth national teams, was picked for Serbia’s preliminary roster. The 21-year-old plays for Borussia Dortmund in Germany.

Ronaldinho, Adriano and Neymar were omitted from Brazil coach Dunga’s initial 23-man list. They could be among the seven more players to be announced later by Dunga, but would only be on standby in case of injuries. The coach stuck with most of the players who helped Brazil win last year’s Confederations Cup and finish atop South American qualifying.

“These players are winners,” Dunga said. “There is no doubt that they are prepared to help Brazil reach its goal. They are ready to give their best for the country.

“Ronaldinho’s quality and capacity as a player is indisputable. I have to make a decision based on what happens on the field.”

Karim Benzema was a surprise omission from France’s provisional squad. Coach Raymond Domenech said it was because of his form on the field rather than allegations of involvement in an under-age sex scandal with an escort.

“To me this is not a concern,” said Domenech, who also left out veteran midfielder Patrick Vieira but selected off-form striker Thierry Henry. “I’m only thinking about football and about what the players want to give on the pitch.”

There was no room for veteran defender Zanetti in coach Maradona’s provisional squad for the tournament, however. Zanetti, captain of Champions League finalist Inter Milan, and club teammate Cambiasso both missed the cut. Real Madrid midfielder Fernando Gago also was left out.

Only nine players have been in previous World Cups: Walter Samuel, Gabriel Heinze, Nicolas Burdisso, Fabricio Coloccini, Javier Mascherano, Maxi Rodriguez, Messi, Carlos Tevez and Juan Sebastian Veron.

Maradona seems to be betting increasingly on players on clubs in Argentina and a bit less on Europe-based players, who have made up the bulk of recent World Cup squads.

Ruud van Nistelrooy, 34, was not on the Netherlands squad despite having recovered from a knee injury.

There was speculation Totti might also come out of international retirement to help Italy defend the World Cup. When Marcello Lippi’s squad was announced, there was no sign of his name, nor that of Toni, despite seven strikers being picked.

Because the final 23 must come from these provisional lists, that means no chance for Totti or Toni to be in South Africa unless there is a serious injury to one of the other squad members.

Spain’s Xavi Hernandez, Cesc Fabregas and Fernando Torres are also carrying injuries but were picked with the deadline for the final squad being three weeks away.

Eighteen members of the Spain squad that impressively took the 2008 European Championship are on this one, too.

Carragher quit England’s national team three years ago, complaining he could never get a start under coach Steve McClaren. But the 32-year-old Liverpool defender was on the 30-man squad announced by Fabio Capello.

Capello included Gareth Barry even though the Manchester City midfielder is sidelined for three weeks with ankle ligament damage. He will miss England’s friendlies against Mexico and Japan and the squad’s two pre-World Cup training camps in Austria.

With defenders Ledley King and Rio Ferdinand dealing with persistent injury problems, Capello decided to bring back Carragher.

Switzerland selected its final squad of 23 three weeks early and has included 18-year-old Xherdan Shaqiria, who has only 45 minutes international experience. The FC Basel midfielder made his club debut in July and had his first taste of international soccer against Uruguay in a friendly on March 3.

Ivory Coast coach Sven-Goran Eriksson has a largely European-based squad that features Didier Drogba, whose 29 goals helped Chelsea win the Premier League.

But the former England and Mexico coach said Tuesday he didn’t want his team to rely too heavily on Drogba’s goals.

“It’s not enough to hope Drogba will go out and score some goals,” Eriksson said. “If we don’t play as a team, we cannot be impressive. Quality isn’t enough in football, you need to work together.”


Full World Cup rosters:

GROUP A

France

• Goalkeepers: Cedric Carrasso (Bordeaux), Mickael Landreau (Lille), Hugo Lloris (Lyon), Steve Mandanda (Marseille)



• Defenders: Eric Abidal (Barcelona, Spain), Gael Clichy (Arsenal, England), Patrice Evra (Manchester United, England), Rod Fanni (Rennes), William Gallas (Arsenal, England), Marc Planus (Bordeaux), Adil Rami (Lille), Anthony Reveillere (Lyon), Bacary Sagna (Arsenal, England), Sebastien Squillaci (Sevilla, Spain)



• Midfielders: Abou Diaby (Arsenal, England), Alou Diarra (Bordeaux), Lassana Diarra (Real Madrid, Spain), Yoann Gourcuff (Bordeaux), Yann M'Vila (Rennes), Florent Malouda (Chelsea, England), Jeremy Toulalan (Lyon)



• Forwards: Nicolas Anelka (Chelsea, England), Hatem Ben Arfa (Marseille), Jimmy Briand (Rennes), Djibril Cisse (Panathinaikos, Greece), Andre-Pierre Gignac (Toulouse), Sidney Govou (Lyon), Thierry Henry (Barcelona, Spain), Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich, Germany), Mathieu Valbuena (Marseille)

Mexico

• Goalkeepers: Luis Michel (Chivas), Guillermo Ochoa (America), Oscar Perez (Jaguares)



• Defenders: Paul Aguilar (Pachuca), Efrain Juarez (Pumas), Jonny Magallon (Chivas), Rafael Marquez (Barcelona, Spain), Hector Moreno (AZ Alkmaar, Netherlands), Ricardo Osorio (Stuttgart, Germany), Carlos Salcido (PSV Eindhoven, Netherlands), Francisco Rodriguez (PSV Eindhoven, Netherlands), Jorge Torres (Atlas), Juan Carlos Valenzuela (America)



• Midfielders: Adrian Aldrete (Morelia), Pablo Barrera (Pumas), Israel Castro (Pumas), Jonathan Dos Santos (Barcelona, Spain), Andres Guardado (Deportivo La Coruna, Spain), Gerardo Torrado (Cruz Azul)



• Forwards: Adolfo Bautista (Chivas), Cuauhtemoc Blanco (Veracruz), Giovani Dos Santos (Galatasaray, Turkey), Guillermo Franco (West Ham, England), Javier Hernandez (Chivas), Alberto Medina (Chivas), Carlos Vela (Arsenal, England)

South Africa

• Goalkeepers: Rowen Fernandez (Arminia Bielefeld, Germany), Moeneeb Josephs (Orlando Pirates), Itumeleng Khune (Kaizer Chiefs), Shu-Aib Walters (Maritzburg United)



• Defenders: Matthew Booth (Mamelodi Sundowns), Siboniso Gaxa (Mamelodi Sundowns), Bongani Khumalo (Supersport United), Innocent Mdledle (Mamelodi Sundowns), Tsepo Masilela (Maccabi Haifa, Israel), Aaron Mokoena (Portsmouth, England), Bryce Moon (PAOK, Greece), Anele Ngcongca (Racing Genk, Belgium), Siyabonga Sangweni (Golden Arrows), Lucas Thwala (Orlando Pirates)



• Midfielders: Franklin Cale (Mamelodi Sundowns), Kagisho Dikgacoi (Fulham, England), Lance Davids (Ajax Cape Town), Andile Jali (Orlando Pirates), Thanduyise Khuboni (Golden Arrows), Reneilwe Letsholonyane (Kaizer Chiefs), Teko Modise (Orlando Pirates), Surprise Moriri (Mamelodi Sundowns), Steven Pienaar (Everton, England), Siphiwe Tshabalala (Kaizer Chiefs), Macbeth Sibaya (Rubin Kazan, Russia)



• Forwards: Benni McCarthy (West Ham, England), Katlego Mphela (Mamelodi Sundowns), Siyabonga Nomvete (Moroka Swallows), Bernard Parker (Twente, Netherlands)



Uruguay

• Goalkeepers: Juan Castillo (Deportivo Cali, Colombia), Fernando Muslera (Lazio, Italy), Martin Silva (Defensor Sporting)



• Defenders: Martin Caceres (Juventus, Italy), Jorge Fucile (Porto, Portugal), Diego Godin (Villarreal, Spain), Diego Lugano (Fenerbahce, Turkey), Maximiliano Pereira (Benfica, Portugal), Andres Scotti (Colo Colo), Mauricio Victorino (Universidad de Chile)



• Midfielders: Sebastian Eguren (AIK Stockholm, Sweden), Alvaro Fernandez (Universidad de Chile), Walter Gargano (Napoli, Italy), Alvaro Gonzalez (Nacional), Ignacio Gonzalez (Valencia, Spain), Nicolas Lodeiro (Ajax, Netherlands), Alvaro Pereira (Porto, Portugal), Diego Perez (Monaco, France), Egidio Arevalo Rios (Penarol), Jorge Rodriguez (River Plate, Argentina)



• Forwards: Sebastian Abreu (Botafogo, Brazil), Edinson Cavani (Palermo, Italy), Sebastian Fernandez (Banfield, Argentina), Diego Forlan (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Jorge Martinez (Catania, Italy), Luis Suarez (Ajax, Netherlands)

GROUP B

Argentina

• Goalkeepers: Mariano Andujar (Catania, Italy), Diego Pozo (Colon), Sergio Romero (AZ Alkmaar, Netherlands)



• Defenders: Nicolas Burdisso (AS Roma, Italy), Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle, England), Martin Demichelis (Bayern Munich, Germany), Ariel Garce (Colon), Gabriel Heinze (Marseille, France), Juan Insaurralde (Newell's Old Boys), Nicolas Otamendi (Velez Sarsfield), Clemente Rodriguez (Estudiantes), Walter Samuel (Inter Milan, Italy)



• Midfielders: Sebastian Blanco (Lanus), Mario Bolatti (Fiorentina, Italy), Jesus Datolo (Olimpiakos, Greece), Angel Di Maria (Benfica, Portugal), Jonas Gutierrez (Newcastle, England), Javier Mascherano (Liverpool, England), Juan Mercier (Argentinos), Javier Pastore (Palermo, Italy), Maxi Rodriguez (Liverpool, England), Jose Sosa (Estudiantes), Juan Sebastian Veron (Estudiantes)



• Forwards: Sergio Aguero (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Gonzalo Higuain (Real Madrid, Spain), Ezequiel Lavezzi (Napoli, Italy), Lionel Messi (Barcelona, Spain), Diego Milito (Inter Milan, Italy), Martin Palermo (Boca Juniors), Carlos Tevez (Manchester City, England)

Greece

• Goalkeepers: Costas Chalkias (PAOK), Michalis Sifakis (Aris), Alexandros Tzorvas (Panathinaikos)



• Defenders: Giorgos Galitsios (Olympiakos), Sotiris Kyrgiakos (Liverpool, England), Stelios Malezas (PAOK), Costas Manolas (AEK Athens), Stergos Marinos (Panathinaikos), Vangelis Moras (Bologna, Italy), Avraam Papadopoulos (Olympiakos), Sokratis Papastathopoulos (Genoa, Italy), Giourkas Seitaridis (Panathinaikos), Nikos Spiropoulos (Panathinaikos), Vassilis Torosidis (Olympiakos), Giorgos Tzavelas (Panionios), Loukas Vintra (Panathinaikos)



• Midfielders: Lazaros Christodoulopoulos (Panathinaikos), Giorgos Karagounis (Panathinaikos), Costas Katsouranis (Panathinaikos), Grigoris Makos (AEK Athens), Sotiris Ninis (Panathinaikos), Christos Patsatzoglou (Omonia, Cyprus), Thanassis Prittas (Aris), Alexandros Tziolis (Siena, Italy)



• Strikers: Georgios Samaras (Glasgow Celtic, Scotland), Angelos Charisteas (Nuremberg, Germany), Pantelis Kapetanos (Steaua Bucharest, Romania), Fanis Gekas (Hertha Berlin, Germany), Dimitris Salpingidis (Panathinaikos), Costas Mitroglou (Olympiakos)

Nigeria

• Goalkeepers: Dele Ayenugba (Beni Yehuda, Israel), Dele Bassey Akpan (Bayelsa United), Austine Ejide (Hapoel Petah Tikva, Israel), Vincent Enyeama (Hapoel Tel Aviv, Israel)



• Defenders: Ayodele Adeleye (Sparta Rotterdam, Netherlands), Rabiu Afolabi (Salzburg, Austria), Onyekachi Apam (Nice, France), Elderson Echiejile (Rennes, France), Chidi Odiah (CSKA Moscow, Russia), Daniel Shittu (Bolton, England), Peter Suswan (Lobi Stars), Taye Taiwo (Marseille, France), Joseph Yobo (Everton, England)



• Midfielders: Dickson Etuhu (Fulham, England), Lukman Haruna (Monaco, France), Sani Kaita (Alaniya, Russia), John Obi Mikel (Chelsea, England), Peter Osaze (Lokomotiv Moscow, Russia), Kalu Uche (Almeria, Spain), Ayila Yussuf (Dynamo Kiev, Ukraine)



• Forwards: Yakubu Aiyegbeni (Everton, England), Victor Anichebe (Everton, England), Ideye Brown (Sochaux, France), Nwankwo Kanu (Portsmouth, England), Obafemi Martins (Wolfsburg, Germany), Chinedu Obasi (Hoffenheim, Germany), Victor Obinna (Malaga, Spain), Ikechukwu Uche (Zaragoza, Spain), John Utaka (Portsmouth, England), Peter Utaka (Odense, Denmark)

South Korea

• Goalkeepers: Jung Sung-ryong (Seongnam), Kim Young-kwang (Ulsan), Lee Woon-jae (Suwon)



• Defenders: Cha Doo-ri (Freiburg, Germany), Cho Won-hee (Wigan, England), Cho Yong-hyung (Jeju), Hwang Jae-won (Pohang), Kang Min-soo (Suwon), Kim Dong-jin (Ulsan), Kim Hyung-il (Pohang), Kwak Tae-hwi (Kyoto, Japan), Lee Jung-soo (Kashima Antlers, Japan), Lee Young-pyo (Al Hilal, Saudi Arabia), Oh Beom-seok (Ulsan)



• Midfielders: Ki Sung-yong (Glasgow Celtic, Scotland), Kim Bo-kyung (Oita, Japan), Kim Nam-il (Tom Tomsk, Russia), Koo Ja-cheol (Jeju), Kim Jae-sung (Pohang), Kim Jung-woo (Gwangju), Kim Chi-woo (Seoul), Lee Chung-yong (Bolton, England), Park Ji-sung (Manchester United, England), Shin Hung-min (Pohang)



• Forwards: Ahn Jung-hwan (Dalian Shide, China), Lee Dong-guk (Jeonbuk), Lee Keun-ho (Jubilo Iwata, Japan), Lee Seung-ryul (Seoul), Park Ju-young (Monaco, France), Yeom Ki-hun (Suwon)

GROUP C

Algeria

• Goalkeepers: Fawzi Chaouchi (ES Setif), Lounes Gaouaoui (ASO Chlef), M'bohi Rais Ouhed (Slava Sofia, Bulgaria), Mohamed Liamine Zemamouche (MC Alger)



• Defenders: Habib Belaid (Boulogne, France), Nadir Belhadj (Portsmouth, England), Madjid Bougherra (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland), Rafik Halliche (Nacional Madeira, Portugal), Abdelkader Laifaoui (ES Setif), Carl Medjani (AC Ajaccio, France), Djamel Mesbah (Lecce, Italy) Anther Yahia (Bochum, Germany)



• Midfielders: Djamel Abdoun (Nantes, France), Riad Boudebouz (Sochaux, France), Adlane Guedioura (Wolverhampton, England), Fouad Kadir (Valenciennes, France), Medhi Lacen (Racing Santander, Spain), Yazid Mansouri (Lorient, France), Karim Matmour (Moenchengladbach, Germany), Mourad Meghni (Lazio, Italy), Hassen Yebda (Portsmouth, England), Karim Ziani (Wolfsburg, Germany)



• Forwards: Rafik Djebbour (AEK Athens, Greece), Abdelkader Ghezzal (Siena, Italy), Rafik Saifi (Istres, France)

England

• Goalkeepers: Robert Green (West Ham), Joe Hart (Manchester City), David James (Portsmouth)



• Defenders: Leighton Baines (Everton), Jamie Carragher (Liverpool), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Michael Dawson (Tottenham). Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Ledley King (Tottenham), John Terry (Chelsea), Matthew Upson (West Ham), Stephen Warnock (Aston Villa)



• Midfielders: Gareth Barry (Manchester City), Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Joe Cole (Chelsea), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Tom Huddlestone (Tottenham), Adam Johnson (Manchester City), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), Aaron Lennon (Tottenham), James Milner (Aston Villa), Scott Parker (West Ham), Theo Walcott (Arsenal), Shaun Wright-Phillips (Manchester City)



• Forwards: Darren Bent (Sunderland), Peter Crouch (Tottenham), Jermain Defoe (Tottenham), Emile Heskey (Aston Villa), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)

Slovenia

• Goalkeepers: Jasmin Handanovic (Mantova, Italy), Samir Handanovic (Udinese, Italy), Jan Koprivec (Gallipoli, Turkey), Aleksander Seliga (Sparta Rotterdam, Netherlands)



• Defenders: Miso Brecko (Cologne, Germany), Bostjan Cesar (Grenoble, France), Elvedin Dzinic (Maribor), Suad Filekovic (Maribor), Branko Ilic (Lokomotiv Moscow, Russia), Bojan Jokic (Chievo Verona, Italy), Dejan Kelhar (Cercle Brugge, Belgium), Aleksandar Rajcevic (Koper), Matej Mavric-Rozic (Koblenz, Germany), Marko Suler (Ghent, Belgium)



• Midfielders: Valter Birsa (Auxerre, France), Andraz Kirm (Wisla Krakow, Poland), Andrej Komac (Maccabi Tel-Aviv, Israel), Robert Koren (West Bromwich Albion, England), Rene Krhin (Inter Milan, Italy), Darjan Matic (Rapid Bucharest, Romania), Aleksander Radosavljevic (Larissa, Greece), Mirnes Sisic (Giannina, Greece), Dalibor Stevanovic (Vitesse Arnhem, Netherlands), Dare Vrsic (Koper)



• Forwards: Miran Burgic (AIK, Sweden), Zlatko Dedic (Bochum, Germany), Zlatan Ljubijankic (Ghent, Belgium), Tim Matavz (Groningen, Netherlands), Milivoje Novakovic (Cologne, Germany), Nejc Pecnik (Nacional Funchal)

United States

• Goalkeepers: Brad Guzan (Aston Villa, England), Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton, England), Tim Howard (Everton, England)



• Defenders: Carlos Bocanegra (Rennes, France), Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover, Germany), Jay DeMerit (Watford, England), Clarence Goodson (IK Start, Norway), Chad Marshall (Columbus), Oguchi Onyewu (AC Milan, Italy), Heath Pearce (Dallas), Jonathan Spector (West Ham, England)



• Midfielders: DaMarcus Beasley (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland), Alejandro Bedoya (Orebro, Sweden), Michael Bradley (Borussia Moenchengladbach, Germany), Ricardo Clark (Eintracht Frankfurt, Germany), Clint Dempsey (Fulham, England), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles), Maurice Edu (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland), Benny Feilhaber (AGF Aarhus, Denmark), Stuart Holden (Bolton, England), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA), Robbie Rogers (Columbus), Jose Torres (Pachuca, Mexico)



• Forwards: Jozy Altidore (Hull, England), Edson Buddle (Los Angeles), Brian Ching (Houston), Robbie Findley (Salt Lake), Herculez Gomez (Puebla, Mexico), Eddie Johnson (Aris, Greece)

GROUP D

Australia

• Goalkeepers: Adam Federici (Reading, England), Brad Jones (Middlesbrough, England), Eugene Galekovic (Adelaide United), Mark Schwarzer (Fulham, England)



• Defenders: Michael Beauchamp (Al-Jazira, United Arab Emirates), David Carney (Twente, Netherlands), Scott Chipperfield (Basel, Switzerland), Shane Lowry (Aston Villa, England), Mark Milligan (JEF United, Japan), Craig Moore (no club), Lucas Neill (Galatasaray, Turkey), Jade North (Tromso, Norway), Luke Wilkshire (Dinamo Moscow, Russia), Rhys Williams (Middlesbrough, England)



• Midfielders: Mark Bresciano (Palermo, Italy), Tim Cahill (Everton, England), Nicky Carle (Crystal Palace, England), Jason Culina (Gold Coast), Brett Emerton (Blackburn Rovers, England), Richard Garcia (Hull, England), Vince Grella (Blackburn Rovers, England), James Holland (Alkmaar, Netherlands), Brett Holman (Alkmaar, Netherlands), Mile Jedinak (Antalyaspor Kulubu, Turkey), Tommy Oar (Utrecht, Netherlands), Carl Valeri (Sassuolo, Italy)



• Forwards: Josh Kennedy (Nagoya Grampus, Japan), Harry Kewell (Galatasaray, Turkey), Scott McDonald (Middlesbrough, England), Nikita Rukavytsya (Twente, Netherlands), Dario Vidosic (Nuremberg, Germany)

Germany

• Goalkeepers: Joerg Butt (Bayern Munich), Manuel Neuer (Schalke), Tim Wiese (Werder Bremen)



• Defenders: Dennis Aogo (Hamburg), Holger Badstuber (Bayern Munich), Andreas Beck (Hoffenheim), Jerome Boateng (Hamburg), Arne Friedrich (Hertha Berlin), Marcell Jansen (Hamburg), Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich), Per Mertesacker (Werder Bremen), Serdar Tasci (Stuttgart), Heiko Westermann (Schalke)



• Midfielders: Michael Ballack (Chelsea, England), Sami Khedira (Stuttgart), Toni Kroos (Bayer Leverkusen), Marko Marin (Werder Bremen), Mesut Oezil (Werder Bremen), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich), Christian Traesch (Stuttgart), Piotr Trochowski (Hamburg)



• Forwards: Cacau (Stuttgart), Mario Gomez (Bayern Munich), Stefan Kiessling (Bayer Leverkusen), Miroslav Klose (Bayern Munich), Thomas Mueller (Bayern Munich), Lukas Podolski (Cologne)

Ghana

• Goalkeepers: Stephen Adams (Aduana Stars), Daniel Agyei (Liberty Professional)s, Stephen Aholu (Heart of Lions), Richard Kingston (Wigan, England)



• Defenders: Eric Addo (Roda, Netherlands), Lee Addy (Bechem Chelsea), Rahim Ayew (Zamalek, Egypt), Samuel Inkoom (Basel, Switzerland), Jonathan Mensah (Granada, Spain), John Mensah (Sunderland, England), John Paintsil (Fulham, England), Hans Adu Sarpei (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany), Isaac Vorsah (Hoffenheim, Germany)



• Midfielders: Quincy Owusu Abeyie (Al Sadd, Qatar), Anthony Annan (Rosenborg, Norway), Stephen Appiah (Bologna, Italy), Kwadwo Asamoah (Udinese, Italy), Dede Ayew (Arles-Avignon, France), Agyemang Badu (Udinese, Italy), Derek Boateng (Getafe, Spain), Kevin-Prince Boateng (Portsmouth, England), Haminu Draman (Lokomotiv Moscow, Russia), Michael Essien (Chelsea, England), Bernard Kumordzie (Panionios, Greece), Laryea Kingston (Heart of Midlothian, Scotland), Sulley Muntari (Inter Milan, Italy)



• Forwards: Dominic Adiyiah (AC Milan, Italy), Matthew Amoah (NAC Breda, Netherlands) Asamoah Gyan (Rennes, France), Prince Tagoe (Hoffenheim, Germany)

Serbia

• Goalkeepers: Zeljko Brkic (Vojvodina), Andjelko Djuricic (Leiria, Portugal), Bojan Isailovic (Cukaricki Belgrade), Vladimir Stojkovic (Wigan, England)



• Defense: Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea, England), Aleksandar Kolarov (Lazio, Italy), Aleksandar Lukovic (Udinese, Italy), Ivan Obradovic (Zaragoza, Spain), Antonio Rukavina (1860 Munich, Germany), Neven Subotic (Borussia Dortmund, Germany), Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United, England)



• Midfield: Milan Jovanovic (Standard Liege, Belgium), Gojko Kacar (Hertha Berlin, Germany), Milos Krasic (CSKA Moscow, Russia), Zdravko Kuzmanovic (Stuttgart, Germany), Nemanja Matic (Chelsea, England), Nenad Milijas (Wolverhampton, England), Milos Ninkovic (Dynamo Kiev, Ukraine), Radosav Petrovic (Partizan Belgrade), Dejan Stankovic (Inter Milan, Italy), Miralem Sulejmani (Ajax, Netherlands), Zoran Tosic (Cologne, Germany)



• Forwards: Danko Lazovic (Zenit St. Petersburg, Russia), Dejan Lekic (Red Star Belgrade), Dragan Mrdja (Vojvodina), Marko Pantelic (Ajax, Netherlands), Nikola Zigich (Valencia, Spain)

GROUP E

Cameroon

• Goalkeepers: Guy Roland Ndy Assembe (Valenciennes, France), Idriss Carlos Kameni (Espanyol, Spain), Hamidou Souleymanou (Kayserispor, Turkey), Amour Patrick Tignyemb (Bloemfontein Celtic, South Africa)



• Defenders: Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Tottenham, England), Sebastien Bassong (Tottenham, England), Gaetan Bong (Valenciennes, France), Makadji Boukar (Al Nahdha, Oman), Aurelien Chedjou (Lille, France), Stephane Mbia (Marseille, France), Jean Patrick Abouna Ndzana (Astres de Douala), Geremi Njitap (Ankaragucu, Turkey), Nicolas Nkoulou (Monaco, France), Rigobert Song (Trabzonspur, Turkey)



• Midfielders: Jean II Makoun (Lyon, France), Georges Mandjeck (Kaiserslautern, Germany), Joel Matip (Schalke, Germany), Patrick Mevoungou (Canon Yaounde), Marcel Ndjeng (Augsburg, Germany), Landry Nguemo (Glasgow Celtic, Scotland), Alex Song (Arsenal, England), Enoh Eyong Tarkang (Ajax, Netherlands)



• Forwards: Vincent Aboubakar (Coton Sport), Eric Choupo-Moting (Nuremberg, Germany), Achille Emana (Betis, Spain), Samuel Eto'o (Inter Milan, Italy), Mohamadou Idrissou (Freiburg, Germany), Rostand Dorge Kouemaha (Club Brugge, Belgium), Achille Webo (Mallorca, Spain), Jacques Zoua (Basel, Switzerland)

Denmark

• Goalkeepers: Stephan Andersen (Brondby), Kim Christensen (IFK Goteborg), Jesper Christiansen (Copenhagen), Thomas Sorensen, (Stoke, England)



• Defense: Daniel Agger (Liverpool, England), Lars Jacobsen (Blackburn, England), William Kvist Jorgensen (Copenhagen), Simon Kjaer (Palermo, Italy), Per Kroldrup (Fiorentina, Italy), Patrick Mtiliga (Malaga, Spain), Simon Busk Poulsen (AZ Alkmaar, Netherlands)



• Midfielders: Mikkel Beckmann (Randers), Thomas Enevoldsen (Groningen, Netherlands), Christian D. Eriksen (Ajax, Netherlands), Jesper Gronkjaer (Copenhagen), Daniel Jensen (Werder Bremen, Germany), Martin Jorgensen (Aarhus), Thomas Kahlenberg (Wolfsburg, Germany), Michael Krohn-Dehli (Brondby), Christian Poulsen (Juventus, Italy), Jakob Poulsen (Aarhus), Dennis Rommedahl (Ajax, Netherlands), Michael Silberbauer (Utrecht, Netherlands)



• Forwards: Nicklas Bendtner (Arsenal, England), Jon Dahl Tomasson (Feyenoord, Netherlands), Soren Larsen (Duisburg, Germany)• On standby: Anders Moller Christensen (Odense), Leon Jessen (Midtjylland), Morten Rasmussen (Glasgow Celtic, Scotland), Mikkel Thygesen (Midtjylland)

Japan

• Goalkeepers: Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (Jubilo Iwata), Eiji Kawashima (Kawasaki Frontale), Seigo Narazaki (Nagoya Grampus)



• Defenders: Daiki Iwamasa (Kashima Antlers), Yuichi Komano (Jubilo Iwata), Yasuyuki Konno (Tokyo), Yuto Nagatomo (Tokyo), Marcus Tulio Tanaka (Nagoya Grampus), Atsuto Uchida (Kashima Antlers)



• Midfielders: Yuki Abe (Urawa Reds), Yasuhito Endo (Gamba Osaka), Makoto Hasebe (Wolfsburg, Germany), Keisuke Honda (CSKA Moscow, Russia), Junichi Inamoto (Kawasaki Frontale), Daisuke Matsui (Grenoble, France), Kengo Nakamura (Kawasaki Frontale), Shunsuke Nakamura (Yokohama F Marinos)



• Forwards: Takayuki Morimoto (Catania, Italy), Shinji Okazaki (Shimizu S-Pulse), Yoshito Okubo (Vissel Kobe), Keiji Tamada (Nagoya Grampus), Kishi Yano (Albirex Niigata)

Netherlands

• Goalkeepers: Sander Boschker (Twente), Maarten Stekelenburg (Ajax), Michel Vorm (Utrecht)



• Defenders: Vurnon Anita (Ajax), Khalid Boulahrouz (Stuttgart, Germany), Edson Braafheid (Glasgow Celtic, Scotland), John Heitinga (Everton, England), Joris Mathijsen (Hamburg, Germany), Andre Ooijer (PSV Eindhoven), Giovanni van Bronckhorst (Feyenoord), Gregory van der Wiel (Ajax), Ron Vlaar (Feyenoord)



• Midfielders: Ibrahim Afellay (PSV Eindhoven), Otman Bakkal (PSV Eindhoven), Wout Brama (Twente), Nigel de Jong (Manchester City, England), Demy de Zeeuw (Ajax), Orlando Engelaar (PSV Eindhoven), David Mendes da Silva (AZ Alkmaar), Stijn Schaars (AZ Alkmaar), Wesley Sneijder (Inter Milan, Italy), Mark van Bommel (Bayern Munich, Germany), Rafael van der Vaart (Real Madrid, Spain)



• Forwards: Ryan Babel (Liverpool, England), Eljero Elia (Hamburg, Germany), Klaas Jan Huntelaar (AC Milan, Italy), Dirk Kuyt (Liverpool, England), Jeremain Lens (AZ Alkmaar), Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich, Germany), Robin van Persie (Arsenal, England)

GROUP F

Italy

• Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Morgan De Sanctis (Napoli), Federico Marchetti (Cagliari), Salvatore Sirigu (Palermo)



• Defenders: Salvatore Bocchetti (Genoa), Leonardo Bonucci (Bari), Fabio Cannavaro (Juventus), Mattia Cassani (Palermo), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Domenico Criscito (Genoa), Fabio Grosso (Juventus), Christian Maggio (Napoli), Gianluca Zambrotta (AC Milan)



• Midfielders: Mauro Camoranesi (Juventus), Antonio Candreva (Juventus), Andrea Cossu (Cagliari), Daniele De Rossi (AS Roma), Gennaro Gattuso (AC Milan), Claudio Marchisio (Juventus), Riccardo Montolivo (Fiorentina), Angelo Palombo (Sampdoria), Simone Pepe (Udinese), Andrea Pirlo (AC Milan)



• Forwards: Marco Borriello (AC Milan), Antonio Di Natale (Udinese), Alberto Gilardino (Fiorentina), Vincenzo Iaquinta (Juventus), Giampaolo Pazzini (Sampdoria), Fabio Quagliarella (Napoli), Giuseppe Rossi (Villarreal, Spain)

Paraguay

• Goalkeepers: Diego Barreto (Cerro Porteno), Aldo Bobadilla (Independiente Medellin, Colombia), Justo Villar (Valladolid, Spain)



• Defenders: Antolin Alcaraz (Club Brugge, Belgium), Carlos Bonet (Olimpia, Paraguay), Julio Cesar Caceres (Atletico Mineiro, Brazil), Denis Caniza (Leon, Mexico), Paulo Da Silva (Sunderland, England), Julio Manzur (Olimpia, Paraguay), Claudio Morel (Boca Juniors, Argentina), Aureliano Torres (San Lorenzo, Argentina), Dario Veron (Pumas UNAM, Mexico)



• Midfielders: Sergio Aquino (Libertad), Edgar Barreto (Atalanta, Italy), Marcos Caceres (Racing Club, Argentina), Victor Caceres (Libertad), Marcelo Estigarribia (Newell's Old Boys, Argentina), Eduardo Ledesma (Lanus, Argentina), Nestor Ortigoza (Argentinos Juniors, Argentina), Cristian Riveros (Cruz Azul, Mexico), Jonathan Santana (Wolfsburg, Germany) Enrique Vera (Liga de Quito, Ecuador)



• Forwards: Jorge Achucarro (Newell's Old Boys, Argentina), Lucas Barrios (Borussia Dortmund, Germany), Edgar Benitez (Pachuca, Mexico), Oscar Cardozo (Benfica, Lisbon), Rodolfo Gamarra (Libertad), Osvaldo Martinez (Monterrey, Mexico), Roque Santa Cruz (Manchester City, England), Nelson Haedo Valdez (Borussia Dortmund, Germany)

New Zealand

• Goalkeepers: James Bannatyne (Team Wellington), Glen Moss (Melbourne Victory), Mark Paston (Wellington Phoenix)



• Defenders: Andy Boyens (New York Red Bulls, United States), Tony Lochhead (Wellington Phoenix), Ryan Nelsen (Blackburn Rovers, England), Winston Reid (Midtjylland, Denmark), Ben Sigmund (Wellington Phoenix), Tommy Smith (Ipswich, England), Ivan Vicelich (Auckland City)



• Midfielders: Andy Barron (Team Wellington), Leo Bertos (Wellington Phoenix), Jeremy Brockie (Newcastle Jets), Tim Brown (Wellington Phoenix), Jeremy Christie (Tampa Bay, United States), Aaron Clapham (Canterbury United), Simon Elliott (no club), Michael McGlinchey (Motherwell, Scotland), David Mulligan (no club)



• Forwards: Rory Fallon (Plymouth, England). Chris Killen (Middlesbrough, England), Shane Smeltz (Gold Coast United), Chris Wood (West Bromwich Albion, England)

Slovakia

• Goalkeepers: Lubos Kamenar (Nantes, Italy), Dusan Kuciak (Vaslui, Romania), Jan Mucha (Legia Warsaw, Poland), Dusan Pernis (Dundee United, Scotland)



• Defenders: Marek Cech (West Bromwich Albion, England), Jan Durica (Hannover, Germany), Tomas Lubocan (Zenit St. Petersburg, Russia), Lubomir Michalik (Leeds, England), Peter Pekarik (Wolfsburg, Germany), Martin Petras (Cesena, Italy), Kornel Salate (Slovan Bratislava), Martin Skrtel (Liverpool, England), Radoslav Zabavnik (Mainz, Germany)



• Midfielders: Marek Hamsik (Napoli, Italy), Miroslav Karhan (Mainz, Germany), Kamil Kopunek (Spartak Trnava), Jan Kozak (Timisoara, Romania), Juraj Kucka (Sparta Prague), Mario Pecalka (Zilina), Marek Sapara (Ankaragucu, Turkey), Stanislav Sestak (Bochum, Germany), Miroslav Stoch (Chelsea, England), Zdeno Strba (Xanthi, Greece), Dusan Svento (Salzburg, Austria), Vladimir Weiss (Manchester City, England)



• Forwards: Martin Jakubko (FC Moscow, Russia), Erik Jendrisek (Schalke, Germany), Filip Holosko (Besiktas, Turkey), Robert Vittek (Ankaragucu, Turkey)

GROUP G

Brazil

• Goalkeepers: Julio Cesar (Inter Milan, Italy), Doni (AS Roma, Italy), Heurelho Gomes (Tottenham, England)



• Defenders: Daniel Alves (Barcelona, Spain), Juan (AS Roma, Italy), Maicon (Inter Milan, Italy), Michel Bastos (Lyon, France), Gilberto (Cruzeiro), Lucio (Inter Milan, Italy), Luisao (Benfica, Portugal), Thiago Silva (AC Milan, Italy)



• Midfielders: Elano (Galatasaray, Turkey), Felipe Melo (Juventus, Brazil), Gilberto Silva (Panathinaikos, Greece), Josue (Wolfsburg, Germany), Julio Baptista (AS Roma, Italy), Kaka (Real Madrid, Spain), Kleberson (Flamengo), Ramires (Benfica, Portugal)



• Forwards: Grafite (Wolfsburg, Germany), Luis Fabiano (Sevilla, Spain), Nilmar (Villarreal, Spain), Robinho (Santos)

Ivory Coast

• Goalkeepers: Vincent Angban (ASEC Mimosas), Boubacar Barry (KSC Lokeren, Belgium), Daniel Yeboah (ASEC Mimosas), Aristide Zogbo (Maccabi Netanya, Israel)



• Defenders: Benjamin Angoua (Valenciennes, France), Soulemayne Bamba (Hibernian), Arthur Boka (Stuttgart, Germany), Guy Demel (Hamburg, Germany), Emmanuel Eboue (Arsenal, England), Steve Gohouri (Wigan, England), Abdoulaye Meite (West Bromwich Albion, England), Siaka Tiene (Valenciennes, France), Kolo Toure (Manchester City, England)



• Midfielders: Kanga Akale (Lens, France), Emerse Fae (Nice, France), Emmanuel Kone (Cluj, Romania), Koffi Romaric N'Dri (Sevilla, Spain), Cheick Tiote (Twente, Netherlands), Yaya Toure (Barcelona, Spain), Gilles Yapi Yapo (Young Boys, Switzerland), Didier Zokora (Sevilla, Spain)



• Forwards: Aruna Dindane (Portsmouth, England), Seydou Doumbia (CSKA Moscow, Russia), Didier Drogba (Chelsea, England), Salomon Kalou (Chelsea, England), Abdul Keita (Galatasaray, Turkey), Bakari Kone (Marseille, France), Gervinho (Lille, France), Jean-Jacques Gosso Gosso (Monaco, France), Lacina Traore (Cluj, Romania)

North Korea

• Not available

Portugal

• Goalkeepers: Beto (Porto), Daniel Fernandes (Iraklis, Greece), Eduardo (Braga)



• Defenders: Bruno Alves (Porto), Miguel Brito (Valencia, Spain), Ricardo Carvalho (Chelsea, England), Fabio Coentrao (Benfica), Duda (Malaga, Spain), Paulo Ferreira (Chelsea, England), Pepe (Real Madrid, Spain), Ricardo Costa (Lille, France), Rolando (Porto), Ze Castro (Deportivo La Coruna, Spain)



• Midfielders: Deco (Chelsea, England), Raul Meireles (Porto), Pedro Mendes (Sporting Lisbon), Miguel Veloso (Sporting Lisbon), Tiago (Atletico Madrid, Spain)



• Forwards: Hugo Almeida (Werder Bremen, Germany), Liedson (Sporting Lisbon), Nani (Manchester United, England), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid, Spain), Simao Sabrosa (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Danny (Zenit St. Petersburg, Russia)

GROUP H

Chile

• Not available

Honduras

• Goalkeepers: Ricardo Canales (Motagua), Donis Escober (Olimpia), Noel Valladares (Olimpia)



• Defenders: Victor Bernardez (Anderlecht, Belgium), Osman Chavez (Platense, Argentina), Maynor Figueroa (Wigan, England), Oscar Garcia (Olimpia), Emilio Izaguirre (Motagua), Sergio Mendoza (Motagua), Johnny Palacios (Olimpia), Mauricio Sabillon (Hangzhou Lucheng, China)



• Midfielders: Edgard Alvarez (Bari, Italy), Julio Cesar de Leon (Torino, Italy), Roger Espinoza (Kansas City, United States), Amado Guevara (Motagua), Ramon Nunez (Olimpia), Wilson Palacios (Tottenham, England), Hendry Thomas (Wigan, England), Danilo Turcios (Olimpia)



• Forwards: Walter Martinez (Marathon), Carlos Pavon (Real Espana), David Suazo (Genoa, Italy), Georgie Welcome (Motagua)

Spain

• Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), David De Gea (Atletico de Madrid), Diego Lopez (Villareal), Pepe Reina (Liverpool, England), Victor Valdes (Barcelona)



• Defenders: Raul Albiol (Real Madrid), Alvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid), Cesar Azpilicueta (Osasuna), Joan Capdevila (Villarreal), Carlos Marchena (Valencia), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Carles Puyol (Barcelona), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)



• Midfielders: Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid), Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Cesc Fabregas (Arsenal, England), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Javier Martinez (Athletic Bilbao), Marcos Senna (Villarreal), David Silva (Valencia), Xavi Hernandez (Barcelona)



• Forwards: Santiago Cazorla (Villarreal), Jesus Navas (Sevilla), Juan Manuel Mata (Valencia), Pedro Rodriguez (Barcelona), Daniel Guiza (Fenerbache, Turkey), Fernando Llorente (Athletic Bilbao), Alvaro Negredo (Sevilla), Fernando Torres (Liverpool, England), David Villa (Valencia)

Switzerland

• Goalkeepers: Diego Benaglio (Wolfsburg, Germany), Johnny Leoni (Zurich), Marco Woelfli (Young Boys)



• Defenders: Mario Eggimann (Hannover, Germany), Stephan Lichtsteiner (Lazio, Italy), Stephane Grichting (Auxerre, France), Philippe Senderos (Arsenal, England), Christoph Spycher (Eintracht Frankfurt, Germany), Steve Von Bergen (Hertha Berlin, Germany), Reto Ziegler (Sampdoria, Italy)



• Midfielders: Tranquillo Barnetta (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany), Valon Behrami (West Ham, England), Gelson Fernandes (Saint-Etienne, France), Benjamin Huggel (Basel), Gokhan Inler (Udinese, Italy), Marco Padalino (Sampdoria, Italy), Pirmin Schwegler (Eintracht Frankfurt, Germany), Xherdan Shaqiri (Basel)



• Forwards: Eren Derdiyok (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany), Alex Frei (Basel), Blaise Nkufo (Twente, Netherlands), Marco Streller (Basel), Hakan Yakin (Lucerne)

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