2006 FIFA World Cup squads

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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.

Group A[edit]

Costa Rica[edit]

Head coach: Brazil Alexandre Guimarães

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Álvaro Mesén (1972-12-24)24 December 1972 (aged 33) 38 Costa Rica Herediano
2 2DF Jervis Drummond (1976-09-08)8 September 1976 (aged 29) 56 Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa
3 2DF Luis Marín (c) (1974-08-10)10 August 1974 (aged 31) 120 Costa Rica Alajuelense
4 2DF Michael Umaña (1982-07-16)16 July 1982 (aged 23) 18 Costa Rica Brujas
5 2DF Gilberto Martínez (1979-10-01)1 October 1979 (aged 26) 57 Italy Brescia
6 3MF Danny Fonseca (1979-11-07)7 November 1979 (aged 26) 22 Costa Rica Cartaginés
7 3MF Christian Bolaños (1984-05-17)17 May 1984 (aged 22) 16 Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa
8 3MF Mauricio Solís (1972-12-13)13 December 1972 (aged 33) 107 Guatemala CSD Comunicaciones
9 4FW Paulo Wanchope (1976-07-31)31 July 1976 (aged 29) 69 Costa Rica Herediano
10 3MF Walter Centeno (1974-10-06)6 October 1974 (aged 31) 93 Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa
11 4FW Rónald Gómez (1975-01-21)21 January 1975 (aged 31) 80 Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa
12 2DF Leonardo González (1980-11-21)21 November 1980 (aged 25) 36 Costa Rica Herediano
13 4FW Kurt Bernard (1977-08-08)8 August 1977 (aged 28) 3 Costa Rica Puntarenas
14 3MF Randall Azofeifa (1984-12-30)30 December 1984 (aged 21) 5 Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa
15 2DF Harold Wallace (1975-09-07)7 September 1975 (aged 30) 78 Costa Rica Alajuelense
16 3MF Carlos Hernández (1982-04-09)9 April 1982 (aged 24) 17 Costa Rica Alajuelense
17 2DF Gabriel Badilla (1984-06-30)30 June 1984 (aged 21) 7 Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa
18 1GK José Porras (1970-11-08)8 November 1970 (aged 35) 16 Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa
19 4FW Álvaro Saborío (1982-03-25)25 March 1982 (aged 24) 23 Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa
20 3MF Douglas Sequeira (1977-08-23)23 August 1977 (aged 28) 29 United States Real Salt Lake
21 4FW Victor Núñez (1980-04-15)15 April 1980 (aged 26) 3 Costa Rica Cartaginés
22 2DF Michael Rodríguez (1981-12-30)30 December 1981 (aged 24) 3 Costa Rica Alajuelense
23 1GK Wardy Alfaro (1977-12-31)31 December 1977 (aged 28) 2 Costa Rica Alajuelense

Ecuador[edit]

Head coach: Colombia Luis Fernando Suárez

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Edwin Villafuerte (1979-03-12)12 March 1979 (aged 27) 15 Ecuador Deportivo Quito
2 2DF Jorge Guagua (1981-09-28)28 September 1981 (aged 24) 18 Ecuador El Nacional
3 2DF Iván Hurtado (c) (1974-08-16)16 August 1974 (aged 31) 130 Qatar Al-Arabi
4 2DF Ulises de la Cruz (1974-02-08)8 February 1974 (aged 32) 84 England Aston Villa
5 2DF José Luis Perlaza (1981-10-06)6 October 1981 (aged 24) 3 Ecuador Olmedo
6 3MF Patricio Urrutia (1977-10-15)15 October 1977 (aged 28) 6 Ecuador LDU Quito
7 3MF Christian Lara (1980-04-27)27 April 1980 (aged 26) 19 Ecuador El Nacional
8 3MF Edison Méndez (1979-03-16)16 March 1979 (aged 27) 64 Ecuador LDU Quito
9 4FW Félix Borja (1983-04-02)2 April 1983 (aged 23) 6 Ecuador El Nacional [2]
10 4FW Iván Kaviedes (1977-10-24)24 October 1977 (aged 28) 44 Argentina Argentinos Juniors
11 4FW Agustín Delgado (1974-12-23)23 December 1974 (aged 31) 68 Ecuador LDU Quito
12 1GK Cristian Mora (1979-08-26)26 August 1979 (aged 26) 8 Ecuador LDU Quito
13 2DF Paul Ambrosi (1980-10-14)14 October 1980 (aged 25) 24 Ecuador LDU Quito
14 3MF Segundo Castillo (1982-05-15)15 May 1982 (aged 24) 11 Ecuador El Nacional
15 3MF Marlon Ayoví (1971-08-27)27 August 1971 (aged 34) 74 Ecuador Deportivo Quito
16 3MF Antonio Valencia (1985-08-04)4 August 1985 (aged 20) 17 Spain Recreativo [3]
17 2DF Giovanny Espinoza (1977-04-12)12 April 1977 (aged 29) 56 Ecuador LDU Quito
18 2DF Néicer Reasco (1977-07-23)23 July 1977 (aged 28) 31 Ecuador LDU Quito [4]
19 3MF Luis Saritama (1983-10-20)20 October 1983 (aged 22) 15 Ecuador Deportivo Quito
20 3MF Edwin Tenorio (1976-06-16)16 June 1976 (aged 29) 68 Ecuador Barcelona
21 4FW Carlos Tenorio (1979-05-14)14 May 1979 (aged 27) 29 Qatar Al-Sadd
22 1GK Damián Lanza (1982-04-10)10 April 1982 (aged 24) 5 Ecuador Aucas
23 4FW Christian Benítez (1986-05-01)1 May 1986 (aged 20) 5 Ecuador El Nacional

Germany[edit]

Head coach: Jürgen Klinsmann

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Jens Lehmann (1969-11-10)10 November 1969 (aged 36) 32 England Arsenal
2 2DF Marcell Jansen (1985-11-04)4 November 1985 (aged 20) 7 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
3 2DF Arne Friedrich (1979-05-29)29 May 1979 (aged 27) 36 Germany Hertha BSC
4 2DF Robert Huth (1984-08-18)18 August 1984 (aged 21) 16 England Chelsea
5 3MF Sebastian Kehl (1980-02-13)13 February 1980 (aged 26) 27 Germany Borussia Dortmund
6 2DF Jens Nowotny (1974-01-11)11 January 1974 (aged 32) 46 Germany Bayer Leverkusen
7 3MF Bastian Schweinsteiger (1984-08-01)1 August 1984 (aged 21) 28 Germany Bayern Munich
8 3MF Torsten Frings (1976-11-22)22 November 1976 (aged 29) 52 Germany Werder Bremen
9 4FW Mike Hanke (1983-11-05)5 November 1983 (aged 22) 6 Germany Wolfsburg
10 4FW Oliver Neuville (1973-05-01)1 May 1973 (aged 33) 55 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
11 4FW Miroslav Klose (1978-06-09)9 June 1978 (aged 28) 55 Germany Werder Bremen
12 1GK Oliver Kahn (1969-06-15)15 June 1969 (aged 36) 85 Germany Bayern Munich
13 3MF Michael Ballack (c) (1976-09-26)26 September 1976 (aged 29) 65 Germany Bayern Munich [5]
14 4FW Gerald Asamoah (1978-10-03)3 October 1978 (aged 27) 40 Germany Schalke 04
15 3MF Thomas Hitzlsperger (1982-04-05)5 April 1982 (aged 24) 15 Germany Stuttgart
16 2DF Philipp Lahm (1983-11-11)11 November 1983 (aged 22) 18 Germany Bayern Munich
17 2DF Per Mertesacker (1984-09-29)29 September 1984 (aged 21) 23 Germany Hannover 96
18 3MF Tim Borowski (1980-05-02)2 May 1980 (aged 26) 20 Germany Werder Bremen
19 3MF Bernd Schneider (1973-11-17)17 November 1973 (aged 32) 64 Germany Bayer Leverkusen
20 4FW Lukas Podolski (1985-06-04)4 June 1985 (aged 21) 25 Germany Köln [6]
21 2DF Christoph Metzelder (1980-11-05)5 November 1980 (aged 25) 22 Germany Borussia Dortmund
22 3MF David Odonkor (1984-02-21)21 February 1984 (aged 22) 1 Germany Borussia Dortmund
23 1GK Timo Hildebrand (1979-04-05)5 April 1979 (aged 27) 3 Germany Stuttgart

Poland[edit]

Head coach: Paweł Janas

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Artur Boruc (1980-02-20)20 February 1980 (aged 26) 17 Scotland Celtic
2 2DF Mariusz Jop (1978-08-03)3 August 1978 (aged 27) 12 Russia FC Moscow
3 2DF Seweryn Gancarczyk (1981-11-22)22 November 1981 (aged 24) 2 Ukraine Metalist Kharkiv
4 2DF Marcin Baszczyński (1977-06-07)7 June 1977 (aged 29) 32 Poland Wisła Kraków
5 4FW Kamil Kosowski (1977-08-30)30 August 1977 (aged 28) 45 Germany Kaiserslautern [7]
6 2DF Jacek Bąk (c) (1973-03-24)24 March 1973 (aged 33) 72 Qatar Al-Rayyan [8]
7 3MF Radosław Sobolewski (1976-12-13)13 December 1976 (aged 29) 19 Poland Wisła Kraków
8 3MF Jacek Krzynówek (1976-05-15)15 May 1976 (aged 30) 58 Germany Bayer Leverkusen [9]
9 4FW Maciej Żurawski (1976-09-12)12 September 1976 (aged 29) 50 Scotland Celtic
10 3MF Mirosław Szymkowiak (1976-11-12)12 November 1976 (aged 29) 29 Turkey Trabzonspor
11 4FW Grzegorz Rasiak (1979-01-12)12 January 1979 (aged 27) 30 England Tottenham Hotspur [10]
12 1GK Tomasz Kuszczak (1982-03-23)23 March 1982 (aged 24) 4 England West Bromwich Albion
13 3MF Sebastian Mila (1982-07-10)10 July 1982 (aged 23) 27 Austria Austria Wien
14 2DF Michał Żewłakow (1976-04-22)22 April 1976 (aged 30) 56 Belgium Anderlecht [11]
15 4FW Euzebiusz Smolarek (1981-01-09)9 January 1981 (aged 25) 13 Germany Borussia Dortmund
16 3MF Arkadiusz Radomski (1977-06-27)27 June 1977 (aged 28) 20 Austria Austria Vienna
17 3MF Dariusz Dudka (1983-12-09)9 December 1983 (aged 22) 7 Poland Wisła Kraków
18 2DF Mariusz Lewandowski (1979-05-18)18 May 1979 (aged 27) 25 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
19 2DF Bartosz Bosacki (1975-12-20)20 December 1975 (aged 30) 11 Poland Lech Poznań [12]
20 3MF Piotr Giza (1980-02-28)28 February 1980 (aged 26) 4 Poland Cracovia
21 4FW Ireneusz Jeleń (1981-04-09)9 April 1981 (aged 25) 9 Poland Wisła Płock
22 1GK Łukasz Fabiański (1985-04-18)18 April 1985 (aged 21) 2 Poland Legia Warszawa
23 4FW Paweł Brożek (1983-04-21)21 April 1983 (aged 23) 4 Poland Wisła Kraków

Group B[edit]

England[edit]

Head coach: Sweden Sven-Göran Eriksson

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Paul Robinson (1979-10-15)15 October 1979 (aged 26) 21 England Tottenham Hotspur
2 2DF Gary Neville (1975-02-18)18 February 1975 (aged 31) 79 England Manchester United
3 2DF Ashley Cole (1980-12-20)20 December 1980 (aged 25) 46 England Arsenal
4 3MF Steven Gerrard (1980-05-30)30 May 1980 (aged 26) 42 England Liverpool
5 2DF Rio Ferdinand (1978-11-07)7 November 1978 (aged 27) 47 England Manchester United
6 2DF John Terry (1980-12-07)7 December 1980 (aged 25) 24 England Chelsea
7 3MF David Beckham (c) (1975-05-02)2 May 1975 (aged 31) 89 Spain Real Madrid
8 3MF Frank Lampard (1978-06-20)20 June 1978 (aged 27) 40 England Chelsea
9 4FW Wayne Rooney (1985-10-24)24 October 1985 (aged 20) 29 England Manchester United
10 4FW Michael Owen (1979-12-14)14 December 1979 (aged 26) 77 England Newcastle United
11 3MF Joe Cole (1981-11-08)8 November 1981 (aged 24) 32 England Chelsea
12 2DF Sol Campbell (1974-09-18)18 September 1974 (aged 31) 68 England Arsenal
13 1GK David James (1970-08-01)1 August 1970 (aged 35) 34 England Manchester City
14 2DF Wayne Bridge (1980-08-05)5 August 1980 (aged 25) 23 England Chelsea [13]
15 2DF Jamie Carragher (1978-01-28)28 January 1978 (aged 28) 25 England Liverpool
16 3MF Owen Hargreaves (1981-01-20)20 January 1981 (aged 25) 30 Germany Bayern Munich
17 3MF Jermaine Jenas (1983-02-18)18 February 1983 (aged 23) 15 England Tottenham Hotspur
18 3MF Michael Carrick (1981-07-28)28 July 1981 (aged 24) 6 England Tottenham Hotspur
19 3MF Aaron Lennon (1987-04-16)16 April 1987 (aged 19) 1 England Tottenham Hotspur
20 3MF Stewart Downing (1984-07-22)22 July 1984 (aged 21) 2 England Middlesbrough
21 4FW Peter Crouch (1981-01-30)30 January 1981 (aged 25) 7 England Liverpool
22 1GK Scott Carson (1985-09-03)3 September 1985 (aged 20) 0 England Liverpool [14]
23 4FW Theo Walcott (1989-03-16)16 March 1989 (aged 17) 1 England Arsenal

Paraguay[edit]

Head coach: Uruguay Aníbal Ruiz

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Justo Villar (1977-06-30)30 June 1977 (aged 28) 39 Argentina Newell's Old Boys
2 2DF Jorge Núñez (1978-01-22)22 January 1978 (aged 28) 15 Argentina Estudiantes de La Plata
3 2DF Delio Toledo (1974-02-10)10 February 1974 (aged 32) 30 Spain Real Zaragoza
4 2DF Carlos Gamarra (c) (1971-02-17)17 February 1971 (aged 35) 106 Brazil Palmeiras
5 2DF Julio César Cáceres (1979-10-05)5 October 1979 (aged 26) 32 Argentina River Plate
6 3MF Carlos Bonet (1977-10-02)2 October 1977 (aged 28) 29 Paraguay Libertad
7 4FW Salvador Cabañas (1980-08-05)5 August 1980 (aged 25) 15 Mexico Jaguares[15]
8 3MF Edgar Barreto (1984-07-15)15 July 1984 (aged 21) 15 Netherlands NEC
9 4FW Roque Santa Cruz (1981-08-16)16 August 1981 (aged 24) 42 Germany Bayern Munich
10 3MF Roberto Acuña (1972-03-25)25 March 1972 (aged 34) 93 Spain Deportivo La Coruña
11 3MF Diego Gavilán (1980-03-01)1 March 1980 (aged 26) 39 Argentina Newell's Old Boys
12 1GK Derlis Gómez (1972-11-12)12 November 1972 (aged 33) 5 Paraguay Sportivo Luqueño
13 3MF Carlos Paredes (1976-07-16)16 July 1976 (aged 29) 68 Italy Reggina [16]
14 2DF Paulo da Silva (1980-02-01)1 February 1980 (aged 26) 33 Mexico Toluca
15 2DF Julio César Manzur (1981-06-22)22 June 1981 (aged 24) 13 Brazil Santos
16 3MF Cristian Riveros (1982-10-16)16 October 1982 (aged 23) 9 Paraguay Libertad
17 3MF José Montiel (1988-03-19)19 March 1988 (aged 18) 6 Paraguay Olimpia
18 4FW Nelson Valdez (1983-11-28)28 November 1983 (aged 22) 11 Germany Werder Bremen[17]
19 3MF Julio dos Santos (1983-05-05)5 May 1983 (aged 23) 17 Germany Bayern Munich
20 4FW Dante López (1983-08-16)16 August 1983 (aged 22) 7 Italy Genoa
21 2DF Denis Caniza (1974-08-29)29 August 1974 (aged 31) 74 Mexico Cruz Azul [18]
22 1GK Aldo Bobadilla (1976-04-20)20 April 1976 (aged 30) 5 Paraguay Libertad
23 4FW Nelson Cuevas (1980-01-10)10 January 1980 (aged 26) 35 Mexico Pachuca

Sweden[edit]

Head coach: Lars Lagerbäck

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Andreas Isaksson (1981-10-03)3 October 1981 (aged 24) 39 France Rennes
2 2DF Mikael Nilsson (1978-06-24)24 June 1978 (aged 27) 27 Greece Panathinaikos
3 2DF Olof Mellberg (c) (1977-09-03)3 September 1977 (aged 28) 64 England Aston Villa
4 2DF Teddy Lucic (1973-04-15)15 April 1973 (aged 33) 81 Sweden Häcken
5 2DF Erik Edman (1978-11-11)11 November 1978 (aged 27) 37 France Rennes
6 3MF Tobias Linderoth (1979-04-21)21 April 1979 (aged 27) 58 Denmark Copenhagen
7 3MF Niclas Alexandersson (1971-12-29)29 December 1971 (aged 34) 87 Sweden Göteborg
8 3MF Anders Svensson (1976-07-17)17 July 1976 (aged 29) 66 Sweden Elfsborg
9 3MF Fredrik Ljungberg (1977-04-16)16 April 1977 (aged 29) 57 England Arsenal
10 4FW Zlatan Ibrahimović (1981-10-03)3 October 1981 (aged 24) 38 Italy Juventus
11 4FW Henrik Larsson (1971-09-20)20 September 1971 (aged 34) 89 Spain Barcelona[19]
12 1GK John Alvbåge (1982-08-10)10 August 1982 (aged 23) 2 Denmark Viborg
13 2DF Petter Hansson (1976-12-14)14 December 1976 (aged 29) 13 Netherlands Heerenveen
14 2DF Fredrik Stenman (1983-06-02)2 June 1983 (aged 23) 1 Germany Bayer Leverkusen
15 2DF Karl Svensson (1984-03-21)21 March 1984 (aged 22) 1 Sweden Göteborg[20]
16 3MF Kim Källström (1982-08-24)24 August 1982 (aged 23) 34 France Rennes[21]
17 4FW Johan Elmander (1981-05-27)27 May 1981 (aged 25) 18 Denmark Brøndby
18 3MF Mattias Jonson (1974-01-16)16 January 1974 (aged 32) 53 Sweden Djurgården
19 3MF Daniel Andersson (1977-08-28)28 August 1977 (aged 28) 47 Sweden Malmö
20 4FW Marcus Allbäck (1973-07-05)5 July 1973 (aged 32) 56 Denmark Copenhagen
21 3MF Christian Wilhelmsson (1979-12-08)8 December 1979 (aged 26) 29 Belgium Anderlecht
22 4FW Markus Rosenberg (1982-09-27)27 September 1982 (aged 23) 8 Netherlands Ajax
23 1GK Rami Shaaban (1975-06-30)30 June 1975 (aged 30) 1 Norway Fredrikstad

Trinidad and Tobago[edit]

Head coach: Netherlands Leo Beenhakker

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Shaka Hislop (1969-02-22)22 February 1969 (aged 37) 24 England West Ham United [22]
2 2DF Ian Cox (1971-03-25)25 March 1971 (aged 35) 16 England Gillingham
3 2DF Avery John (1975-06-18)18 June 1975 (aged 30) 57 United States New England Revolution
4 2DF Marvin Andrews (1975-12-22)22 December 1975 (aged 30) 98 Scotland Rangers
5 2DF Brent Sancho (1977-03-13)13 March 1977 (aged 29) 40 England Gillingham
6 2DF Dennis Lawrence (1974-08-01)1 August 1974 (aged 31) 63 Wales Wrexham [23]
7 3MF Chris Birchall (1984-05-05)5 May 1984 (aged 22) 19 England Port Vale
8 2DF Cyd Gray (1973-11-21)21 November 1973 (aged 32) 39 Trinidad and Tobago San Juan Jabloteh
9 3MF Aurtis Whitley (1977-05-01)1 May 1977 (aged 29) 24 Trinidad and Tobago San Juan Jabloteh
10 3MF Russell Latapy (1968-08-08)8 August 1968 (aged 37) 66 Scotland Falkirk
11 3MF Carlos Edwards (1978-10-24)24 October 1978 (aged 27) 51 England Luton Town
12 4FW Collin Samuel (1981-08-27)27 August 1981 (aged 24) 18 Scotland Dundee United
13 4FW Cornell Glen (1980-10-21)21 October 1980 (aged 25) 35 United States LA Galaxy
14 4FW Stern John (1976-10-30)30 October 1976 (aged 29) 95 England Coventry City
15 4FW Kenwyne Jones (1984-10-05)5 October 1984 (aged 21) 29 England Southampton
16 3MF Evans Wise (1973-11-23)23 November 1973 (aged 32) 16 Germany Waldhof Mannheim
17 2DF David Atiba Charles (1977-08-29)29 August 1977 (aged 28) 19 Trinidad and Tobago W Connection
18 3MF Densill Theobald (1982-06-27)27 June 1982 (aged 23) 38 Scotland Falkirk
19 4FW Dwight Yorke (c) (1971-11-03)3 November 1971 (aged 34) 54 Australia Sydney FC
20 4FW Jason Scotland (1979-02-18)18 February 1979 (aged 27) 25 Scotland St. Johnstone
21 1GK Kelvin Jack (1976-04-29)29 April 1976 (aged 30) 32 Scotland Dundee
22 1GK Clayton Ince (1972-07-12)12 July 1972 (aged 33) 63 England Coventry City
23 3MF Anthony Wolfe (1983-12-23)23 December 1983 (aged 22) 4 Trinidad and Tobago San Juan Jabloteh

Group C[edit]

Argentina[edit]

Head coach: José Pekerman

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Roberto Abbondanzieri (1972-08-19)19 August 1972 (aged 33) 22 Argentina Boca Juniors
2 2DF Roberto Ayala (1973-04-14)14 April 1973 (aged 33) 100 Spain Valencia
3 2DF Juan Pablo Sorín (c) (1976-05-05)5 May 1976 (aged 30) 71 Spain Villarreal
4 2DF Fabricio Coloccini (1982-01-22)22 January 1982 (aged 24) 23 Spain Deportivo La Coruña
5 3MF Esteban Cambiasso (1980-08-18)18 August 1980 (aged 25) 22 Italy Internazionale
6 2DF Gabriel Heinze (1978-04-19)19 April 1978 (aged 28) 29 England Manchester United
7 4FW Javier Saviola (1981-12-11)11 December 1981 (aged 24) 31 Spain Barcelona [24]
8 3MF Javier Mascherano (1984-06-08)8 June 1984 (aged 22) 15 Brazil Corinthians
9 4FW Hernán Crespo (1975-07-05)5 July 1975 (aged 30) 55 England Chelsea
10 3MF Juan Román Riquelme (1978-06-24)24 June 1978 (aged 27) 31 Spain Villarreal
11 4FW Carlos Tevez (1984-02-05)5 February 1984 (aged 22) 21 Brazil Corinthians
12 1GK Leo Franco (1977-05-29)29 May 1977 (aged 29) 3 Spain Atlético Madrid
13 2DF Lionel Scaloni (1978-05-16)16 May 1978 (aged 28) 6 Spain Deportivo La Coruña [25]
14 4FW Rodrigo Palacio (1982-02-05)5 February 1982 (aged 24) 2 Argentina Boca Juniors
15 2DF Gabriel Milito (1980-09-07)7 September 1980 (aged 25) 15 Spain Real Zaragoza
16 3MF Pablo Aimar (1979-11-03)3 November 1979 (aged 26) 40 Spain Valencia
17 2DF Leandro Cufré (1978-05-09)9 May 1978 (aged 28) 2 Italy Roma
18 3MF Maxi Rodríguez (1981-01-02)2 January 1981 (aged 25) 13 Spain Atlético Madrid
19 4FW Lionel Messi (1987-06-24)24 June 1987 (aged 18) 7 Spain Barcelona
20 4FW Julio Cruz (1974-10-10)10 October 1974 (aged 31) 15 Italy Internazionale
21 2DF Nicolás Burdisso (1981-04-12)12 April 1981 (aged 25) 8 Italy Internazionale
22 3MF Lucho González (1981-01-19)19 January 1981 (aged 25) 27 Portugal Porto
23 1GK Óscar Ustari (1986-07-03)3 July 1986 (aged 19) 0 Argentina Independiente

Côte d'Ivoire[edit]

Head coach: France Henri Michel

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Jean-Jacques Tizié (1972-09-07)7 September 1972 (aged 33) 24 Tunisia Espérance
2 3MF Kanga Akalé (1981-03-07)7 March 1981 (aged 25) 22 France Auxerre
3 2DF Arthur Boka (1983-04-02)2 April 1983 (aged 23) 23 France Strasbourg
4 2DF Kolo Touré (1981-03-19)19 March 1981 (aged 25) 42 England Arsenal
5 3MF Didier Zokora (1980-12-14)14 December 1980 (aged 25) 38 France Saint-Étienne
6 2DF Blaise Kouassi (1974-02-02)2 February 1974 (aged 32) 36 France Troyes
7 3MF Emerse Faé (1984-01-24)24 January 1984 (aged 22) 14 France Nantes
8 4FW Bonaventure Kalou (1978-01-12)12 January 1978 (aged 28) 49 France Paris Saint-Germain
9 4FW Arouna Koné (1983-11-11)11 November 1983 (aged 22) 17 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven
10 3MF Gilles Yapi Yapo (1982-01-13)13 January 1982 (aged 24) 26 Switzerland Young Boys
11 4FW Didier Drogba (c) (1978-03-11)11 March 1978 (aged 28) 32 England Chelsea
12 2DF Abdoulaye Méïté (1980-10-06)6 October 1980 (aged 25) 18 France Marseille
13 2DF Marco Zoro (1983-12-27)27 December 1983 (aged 22) 13 Italy Messina
14 4FW Bakari Koné (1981-09-17)17 September 1981 (aged 24) 16 France Nice
15 4FW Aruna Dindane (1980-11-26)26 November 1980 (aged 25) 34 France Lens
16 1GK Gérard Gnanhouan (1979-02-12)12 February 1979 (aged 27) 6 France Montpellier
17 2DF Cyril Domoraud (1971-07-22)22 July 1971 (aged 34) 50 France Créteil
18 3MF Abdul Kader Keïta (1981-08-06)6 August 1981 (aged 24) 26 France Lille
19 3MF Yaya Touré (1983-03-13)13 March 1983 (aged 23) 14 Greece Olympiacos
20 2DF Guy Demel (1981-06-13)13 June 1981 (aged 24) 7 Germany Hamburg
21 2DF Emmanuel Eboué (1983-06-04)4 June 1983 (aged 23) 11 England Arsenal
22 3MF Romaric (1983-06-04)4 June 1983 (aged 23) 8 France Le Mans
23 1GK Boubacar Barry (1979-12-20)20 December 1979 (aged 26) 6 Belgium Beveren

Netherlands[edit]

Head coach: Marco van Basten

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Edwin van der Sar (c) (1970-10-29)29 October 1970 (aged 35) 109 England Manchester United
2 2DF Kew Jaliens (1978-09-15)15 September 1978 (aged 27) 1 Netherlands AZ
3 2DF Khalid Boulahrouz (1981-12-28)28 December 1981 (aged 24) 11 Germany Hamburg
4 2DF Joris Mathijsen (1980-04-05)5 April 1980 (aged 26) 8 Netherlands AZ
5 2DF Giovanni van Bronckhorst (1975-02-05)5 February 1975 (aged 31) 57 Spain Barcelona
6 3MF Denny Landzaat (1976-05-06)6 May 1976 (aged 30) 23 Netherlands AZ
7 4FW Dirk Kuyt (1980-07-22)22 July 1980 (aged 25) 19 Netherlands Feyenoord
8 3MF Phillip Cocu (1970-10-29)29 October 1970 (aged 35) 97 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven
9 4FW Ruud van Nistelrooy (1976-07-01)1 July 1976 (aged 29) 51 England Manchester United
10 3MF Rafael van der Vaart (1983-02-11)11 February 1983 (aged 23) 35 Germany Hamburg
11 3MF Arjen Robben (1984-01-23)23 January 1984 (aged 22) 20 England Chelsea
12 2DF Jan Kromkamp (1980-08-17)17 August 1980 (aged 25) 11 England Liverpool
13 2DF André Ooijer (1974-07-11)11 July 1974 (aged 31) 19 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven
14 2DF John Heitinga (1983-11-15)15 November 1983 (aged 22) 18 Netherlands Ajax
15 2DF Tim de Cler (1978-11-08)8 November 1978 (aged 27) 3 Netherlands AZ
16 3MF Hedwiges Maduro (1985-02-13)13 February 1985 (aged 21) 11 Netherlands Ajax
17 4FW Robin van Persie (1983-08-06)6 August 1983 (aged 22) 10 England Arsenal
18 3MF Mark van Bommel (1977-04-22)22 April 1977 (aged 29) 37 Spain Barcelona
19 4FW Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink (1978-11-07)7 November 1978 (aged 27) 7 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven
20 3MF Wesley Sneijder (1984-06-09)9 June 1984 (aged 22) 23 Netherlands Ajax
21 4FW Ryan Babel (1986-12-19)19 December 1986 (aged 19) 6 Netherlands Ajax
22 1GK Henk Timmer (1971-12-03)3 December 1971 (aged 34) 2 Netherlands AZ
23 1GK Maarten Stekelenburg (1982-09-22)22 September 1982 (aged 23) 2 Netherlands Ajax

Serbia and Montenegro[edit]

Head coach: Ilija Petković

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Dragoslav Jevrić (1974-07-08)8 July 1974 (aged 31) 40 Turkey Ankaraspor
2 3MF Ivan Ergić (1981-01-21)21 January 1981 (aged 25) 1 Switzerland Basel
3 2DF Ivica Dragutinović (1975-11-13)13 November 1975 (aged 30) 26 Spain Sevilla
4 3MF Igor Duljaj (1979-10-29)29 October 1979 (aged 26) 37 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
5 2DF Nemanja Vidić (1981-10-21)21 October 1981 (aged 24) 20 England Manchester United
6 2DF Goran Gavrančić (1978-08-02)2 August 1978 (aged 27) 25 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
7 3MF Ognjen Koroman (1978-09-19)19 September 1978 (aged 27) 25 England Portsmouth
8 4FW Mateja Kežman (1979-04-12)12 April 1979 (aged 27) 47 Spain Atlético Madrid
9 4FW Savo Milošević (c) (1973-09-02)2 September 1973 (aged 32) 98 Spain Osasuna
10 3MF Dejan Stanković (1978-09-11)11 September 1978 (aged 27) 58 Italy Internazionale
11 3MF Predrag Đorđević (1972-08-04)4 August 1972 (aged 33) 34 Greece Olympiacos
12 1GK Oliver Kovačević (1974-12-29)29 December 1974 (aged 31) 3 Bulgaria CSKA Sofia
13 2DF Dušan Basta (1984-08-18)18 August 1984 (aged 21) 2 Serbia Red Star Belgrade
14 2DF Nenad Đorđević (1979-08-07)7 August 1979 (aged 26) 15 Serbia Partizan
15 2DF Milan Dudić (1979-11-01)1 November 1979 (aged 26) 11 Serbia Red Star Belgrade
16 2DF Dušan Petković[26][27] (1974-06-13)13 June 1974 (aged 31) 12 Serbia OFK Beograd
17 3MF Albert Nađ (1974-10-29)29 October 1974 (aged 31) 42 Serbia Partizan
18 3MF Zvonimir Vukić (1979-07-19)19 July 1979 (aged 26) 25 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk [28]
19 4FW Nikola Žigić (1980-09-25)25 September 1980 (aged 25) 11 Serbia Red Star Belgrade
20 2DF Mladen Krstajić (1974-03-04)4 March 1974 (aged 32) 45 Germany Schalke 04
21 4FW Danijel Ljuboja (1978-09-04)4 September 1978 (aged 27) 15 France Paris Saint-Germain [29]
22 3MF Saša Ilić (1977-12-30)30 December 1977 (aged 28) 32 Turkey Galatasaray
23 1GK Vladimir Stojković (1983-07-28)28 July 1983 (aged 22) 0 Serbia Red Star Belgrade[30]

Group D[edit]

Angola[edit]

Head coach: Luís Oliveira Gonçalves

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK João Ricardo (1970-01-07)7 January 1970 (aged 36) 26 Portugal Moreirense [31]
2 2DF Marco Airosa (1984-08-06)6 August 1984 (aged 21) 2 Portugal Barreirense
3 2DF Jamba (1977-07-10)10 July 1977 (aged 28) 35 Angola Aviação
4 2DF Lebo Lebo (1977-05-29)29 May 1977 (aged 29) 15 Angola Petro Atletico
5 2DF Kali (1978-10-11)11 October 1978 (aged 27) 21 Portugal Barreirense
6 3MF Miloy (1981-05-27)27 May 1981 (aged 25) 11 Angola InterClube
7 3MF Figueiredo (1972-11-28)28 November 1972 (aged 33) 22 Portugal Varzim
8 3MF André (1978-05-14)14 May 1978 (aged 28) 33 Kuwait Al-Salmiya
9 4FW Mantorras (1982-03-18)18 March 1982 (aged 24) 11 Portugal Benfica
10 4FW Akwá (c) (1977-05-30)30 May 1977 (aged 29) 77 Qatar Al-Wakra [32]
11 4FW Mateus (1984-06-19)19 June 1984 (aged 21) 4 Portugal Gil Vicente
12 1GK Lamá (1981-02-01)1 February 1981 (aged 25) 9 Angola Petro Atletico
13 3MF Édson (1980-02-03)3 February 1980 (aged 26) 7 Portugal Paços de Ferreira
14 3MF Mendonça (1982-10-09)9 October 1982 (aged 23) 34 Portugal Varzim
15 2DF Rui Marques (1977-09-03)3 September 1977 (aged 28) 1 England Leeds United [33]
16 4FW Flávio (1979-12-20)20 December 1979 (aged 26) 46 Egypt Al-Ahly
17 3MF Zé Kalanga (1983-10-12)12 October 1983 (aged 22) 23 Angola Petro Atletico
18 4FW Love (1979-03-14)14 March 1979 (aged 27) 35 Angola Aviação
19 4FW Titi Buengo (1980-02-11)11 February 1980 (aged 26) 2 France Clermont Foot
20 2DF Locó (1984-12-25)25 December 1984 (aged 21) 11 Angola Primeiro Agosto
21 2DF Delgado (1979-11-01)1 November 1979 (aged 26) 17 Angola Petro Atletico
22 1GK Mário (1985-06-01)1 June 1985 (aged 21) 1 Angola InterClube
23 2DF Marco Abreu (1974-12-08)8 December 1974 (aged 31) 3 Portugal Portimonense

Iran[edit]

Head coach: Croatia Branko Ivanković

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Ebrahim Mirzapour (1978-09-16)16 September 1978 (aged 27) 64 Iran Foolad
2 3MF Mehdi Mahdavikia (1977-07-24)24 July 1977 (aged 28) 89 Germany Hamburg
3 2DF Sohrab Bakhtiarizadeh (1972-09-11)11 September 1972 (aged 33) 31 Iran Saba Battery
4 2DF Yahya Golmohammadi (1971-03-16)16 March 1971 (aged 35) 69 Iran Saba Battery
5 2DF Rahman Rezaei (1975-02-20)20 February 1975 (aged 31) 43 Italy Messina
6 3MF Javad Nekounam (1980-09-07)7 September 1980 (aged 25) 71 United Arab Emirates Al-Sharjah [34]
7 3MF Ferydoon Zandi (1979-04-26)26 April 1979 (aged 27) 10 Germany Kaiserslautern
8 3MF Ali Karimi (1978-11-08)8 November 1978 (aged 27) 90 Germany Bayern Munich
9 4FW Vahid Hashemian (1976-07-21)21 July 1976 (aged 29) 28 Germany Hannover 96
10 4FW Ali Daei (c) (1969-03-21)21 March 1969 (aged 37) 147 Iran Saba Battery
11 4FW Rasoul Khatibi (1978-09-22)22 September 1978 (aged 27) 12 Iran Sepahan
12 1GK Hassan Roudbarian (1978-07-06)6 July 1978 (aged 27) 3 Iran Pas
13 2DF Hossein Kaebi (1985-09-23)23 September 1985 (aged 20) 44 Iran Foolad
14 3MF Andranik Teymourian (1983-03-06)6 March 1983 (aged 23) 7 Iran Abu Moslem
15 4FW Arash Borhani (1983-09-14)14 September 1983 (aged 22) 20 Iran Pas
16 4FW Reza Enayati (1976-09-23)23 September 1976 (aged 29) 15 Iran Esteghlal
17 4FW Javad Kazemian (1981-04-23)23 April 1981 (aged 25) 25 Iran Persepolis
18 3MF Moharram Navidkia (1982-11-01)1 November 1982 (aged 23) 24 Germany Bochum
19 2DF Amir Hossein Sadeghi (1981-09-06)6 September 1981 (aged 24) 1 Iran Esteghlal
20 2DF Mohammad Nosrati (1982-01-10)10 January 1982 (aged 24) 44 Iran Pas
21 3MF Mehrzad Madanchi (1985-01-10)10 January 1985 (aged 21) 6 Iran Persepolis
22 1GK Vahid Talebloo (1982-05-26)26 May 1982 (aged 24) 1 Iran Esteghlal
23 3MF Masoud Shojaei (1984-06-09)9 June 1984 (aged 22) 3 Iran Saipa

Mexico[edit]

Head coach: Argentina Ricardo Lavolpe

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Oswaldo Sánchez (1973-09-21)21 September 1973 (aged 32) 70 Mexico Guadalajara
2 2DF Claudio Suárez (1968-12-17)17 December 1968 (aged 37) 178 United States Chivas USA
3 2DF Carlos Salcido (1980-04-02)2 April 1980 (aged 26) 32 Mexico Guadalajara [35]
4 2DF Rafael Márquez (c) (1979-02-13)13 February 1979 (aged 27) 65 Spain Barcelona
5 2DF Ricardo Osorio (1980-03-30)30 March 1980 (aged 26) 39 Mexico Cruz Azul [36]
6 3MF Gerardo Torrado (1979-04-30)30 April 1979 (aged 27) 56 Mexico Cruz Azul
7 3MF Sinha (1976-05-23)23 May 1976 (aged 30) 32 Mexico Toluca
8 3MF Pável Pardo (1976-07-26)26 July 1976 (aged 29) 125 Mexico América [37]
9 4FW Jared Borgetti (1973-08-14)14 August 1973 (aged 32) 75 England Bolton Wanderers [38]
10 4FW Guillermo Franco (1976-11-03)3 November 1976 (aged 29) 7 Spain Villarreal
11 3MF Ramón Morales (1975-10-10)10 October 1975 (aged 30) 46 Mexico Guadalajara
12 1GK José de Jesús Corona (1981-01-26)26 January 1981 (aged 25) 6 Mexico UAG
13 1GK Guillermo Ochoa (1985-07-13)13 July 1985 (aged 20) 1 Mexico América
14 2DF Gonzalo Pineda (1982-10-19)19 October 1982 (aged 23) 30 Mexico Guadalajara
15 2DF José Antonio Castro (1980-08-11)11 August 1980 (aged 25) 12 Mexico América
16 2DF Mario Méndez (1979-06-01)1 June 1979 (aged 27) 32 Mexico Monterrey
17 4FW Francisco Fonseca (1979-10-02)2 October 1979 (aged 26) 29 Mexico Cruz Azul [39]
18 3MF Andrés Guardado (1986-09-28)28 September 1986 (aged 19) 7 Mexico Atlas
19 4FW Omar Bravo (1980-03-04)4 March 1980 (aged 26) 33 Mexico Guadalajara
20 3MF Rafael García (1974-08-14)14 August 1974 (aged 31) 52 Mexico Atlas
21 3MF Jesús Arellano (1973-05-08)8 May 1973 (aged 33) 69 Mexico Monterrey
22 2DF Francisco Javier Rodríguez (1981-10-20)20 October 1981 (aged 24) 32 Mexico Guadalajara
23 3MF Luis Ernesto Pérez (1981-01-12)12 January 1981 (aged 25) 52 Mexico Monterrey

Portugal[edit]

Head coach: Brazil Luiz Felipe Scolari

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Ricardo (1976-02-11)11 February 1976 (aged 30) 49 Portugal Sporting CP
2 2DF Paulo Ferreira (1979-01-18)18 January 1979 (aged 27) 30 England Chelsea
3 2DF Marco Caneira (1979-02-09)9 February 1979 (aged 27) 14 Spain Valencia [40]
4 2DF Ricardo Costa (1981-05-16)16 May 1981 (aged 25) 3 Portugal Porto
5 2DF Fernando Meira (1978-06-05)5 June 1978 (aged 28) 30 Germany Stuttgart
6 3MF Costinha (1974-12-01)1 December 1974 (aged 31) 44 Russia Dynamo Moscow [41]
7 3MF Luís Figo (c) (1972-11-04)4 November 1972 (aged 33) 120 Italy Internazionale
8 3MF Petit (1976-09-25)25 September 1976 (aged 29) 36 Portugal Benfica
9 4FW Pauleta (1973-04-28)28 April 1973 (aged 33) 82 France Paris Saint-Germain
10 3MF Hugo Viana (1983-01-15)15 January 1983 (aged 23) 21 Spain Valencia
11 4FW Simão (1979-10-31)31 October 1979 (aged 26) 43 Portugal Benfica
12 1GK Quim (1975-11-13)13 November 1975 (aged 30) 24 Portugal Benfica
13 2DF Miguel (1980-01-04)4 January 1980 (aged 26) 28 Spain Valencia
14 2DF Nuno Valente (1974-09-12)12 September 1974 (aged 31) 23 England Everton
15 4FW Luís Boa Morte (1977-08-04)4 August 1977 (aged 28) 24 England Fulham
16 2DF Ricardo Carvalho (1978-05-18)18 May 1978 (aged 28) 24 England Chelsea
17 4FW Cristiano Ronaldo (1985-02-05)5 February 1985 (aged 21) 32 England Manchester United
18 3MF Maniche (1977-11-11)11 November 1977 (aged 28) 31 Russia Dynamo Moscow [42]
19 3MF Tiago (1981-05-03)3 May 1981 (aged 25) 22 France Lyon
20 3MF Deco (1977-08-27)27 August 1977 (aged 28) 35 Spain Barcelona
21 4FW Nuno Gomes (1976-07-05)5 July 1976 (aged 29) 53 Portugal Benfica
22 1GK Paulo Santos (1972-12-11)11 December 1972 (aged 33) 1 Portugal Braga
23 4FW Hélder Postiga (1982-08-02)2 August 1982 (aged 23) 24 Portugal Porto [43]

Group E[edit]

Czech Republic[edit]

Head coach: Karel Brückner

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Petr Čech (1982-05-20)20 May 1982 (aged 24) 41 England Chelsea
2 2DF Zdeněk Grygera (1980-05-14)14 May 1980 (aged 26) 41 Netherlands Ajax
3 2DF Pavel Mareš (1976-01-18)18 January 1976 (aged 30) 10 Russia Zenit St. Petersburg
4 3MF Tomáš Galásek (c) (1973-01-15)15 January 1973 (aged 33) 49 Netherlands Ajax [44]
5 2DF Radoslav Kováč (1979-11-11)11 November 1979 (aged 26) 6 Russia Spartak Moscow
6 2DF Marek Jankulovski (1977-05-09)9 May 1977 (aged 29) 48 Italy Milan
7 3MF Libor Sionko (1977-02-01)1 February 1977 (aged 29) 17 Austria Austria Wien [45]
8 3MF Karel Poborský (1972-03-30)30 March 1972 (aged 34) 115 Czech Republic Dynamo České Budějovice
9 4FW Jan Koller (1973-03-30)30 March 1973 (aged 33) 68 Germany Borussia Dortmund [46]
10 3MF Tomáš Rosický (1980-10-04)4 October 1980 (aged 25) 54 Germany Borussia Dortmund [47]
11 3MF Pavel Nedvěd (1972-08-30)30 August 1972 (aged 33) 87 Italy Juventus
12 4FW Vratislav Lokvenc (1973-09-27)27 September 1973 (aged 32) 72 Austria Red Bull Salzburg
13 2DF Martin Jiránek (1979-05-25)25 May 1979 (aged 27) 24 Russia Spartak Moscow
14 3MF David Jarolím (1979-05-17)17 May 1979 (aged 27) 3 Germany Hamburg
15 4FW Milan Baroš (1981-10-28)28 October 1981 (aged 24) 49 England Aston Villa
16 1GK Jaromír Blažek (1972-12-29)29 December 1972 (aged 33) 11 Czech Republic Sparta Prague
17 4FW Jiří Štajner (1976-05-27)27 May 1976 (aged 30) 21 Germany Hannover 96
18 4FW Marek Heinz (1977-08-04)4 August 1977 (aged 28) 28 Turkey Galatasaray
19 3MF Jan Polák (1981-03-14)14 March 1981 (aged 25) 18 Germany Nuremberg
20 3MF Jaroslav Plašil (1982-01-05)5 January 1982 (aged 24) 14 France AS Monaco
21 2DF Tomáš Ujfaluši (1978-03-24)24 March 1978 (aged 28) 48 Italy Fiorentina
22 2DF David Rozehnal (1980-07-05)5 July 1980 (aged 25) 22 France Paris Saint-Germain
23 1GK Antonín Kinský (1975-05-31)31 May 1975 (aged 31) 5 Russia Saturn Ramenskoye

Ghana[edit]

Head coach: Serbia Ratomir Dujković

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Sammy Adjei (1980-09-01)1 September 1980 (aged 25) 31 Israel F.C. Ashdod
2 3MF Hans Sarpei (1976-06-28)28 June 1976 (aged 29) 7 Germany Wolfsburg
3 4FW Asamoah Gyan (1985-11-22)22 November 1985 (aged 20) 13 Italy Udinese [48]
4 2DF Samuel Kuffour (1976-09-03)3 September 1976 (aged 29) 58 Italy Roma
5 2DF John Mensah (1982-11-29)29 November 1982 (aged 23) 33 France Rennes
6 2DF Emmanuel Pappoe (1981-03-03)3 March 1981 (aged 25) 27 Israel Hapoel Kfar Saba
7 2DF Illiasu Shilla (1982-10-26)26 October 1982 (aged 23) 2 Ghana Asante Kotoko
8 3MF Michael Essien (1982-12-03)3 December 1982 (aged 23) 17 England Chelsea
9 3MF Derek Boateng (1983-05-02)2 May 1983 (aged 23) 11 Sweden AIK
10 3MF Stephen Appiah (c) (1980-12-24)24 December 1980 (aged 25) 42 Turkey Fenerbahçe
11 3MF Sulley Muntari (1984-08-27)27 August 1984 (aged 21) 16 Italy Udinese
12 4FW Alex Tachie-Mensah (1977-02-15)15 February 1977 (aged 29) 5 Switzerland St. Gallen
13 2DF Habib Mohamed (1983-12-10)10 December 1983 (aged 22) 1 Ghana King Faisal Babes
14 4FW Matthew Amoah (1980-10-24)24 October 1980 (aged 25) 16 Germany Borussia Dortmund
15 3MF John Paintsil (1981-06-15)15 June 1981 (aged 24) 21 Israel Hapoel Tel Aviv
16 1GK George Owu (1982-06-17)17 June 1982 (aged 23) 6 Ghana Ashanti Gold
17 2DF Daniel Quaye (1980-12-25)25 December 1980 (aged 25) 7 Ghana Hearts of Oak
18 2DF Eric Addo (1978-11-12)12 November 1978 (aged 27) 6 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven
19 4FW Razak Pimpong (1982-12-30)30 December 1982 (aged 23) 4 Denmark Copenhagen
20 4FW Otto Addo (1975-06-09)9 June 1975 (aged 31) 13 Germany Mainz 05
21 2DF Issah Ahmed (1982-05-24)24 May 1982 (aged 24) 10 Denmark Randers
22 1GK Richard Kingson (1978-06-13)13 June 1978 (aged 27) 33 Turkey Ankaraspor
23 3MF Haminu Dramani (1986-04-01)1 April 1986 (aged 20) 7 Serbia Red Star Belgrade [49]

Italy[edit]

Head coach: Marcello Lippi

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Gianluigi Buffon (1978-01-28)28 January 1978 (aged 28) 60 Italy Juventus
2 2DF Cristian Zaccardo (1981-12-21)21 December 1981 (aged 24) 12 Italy Palermo
3 2DF Fabio Grosso (1977-11-28)28 November 1977 (aged 28) 17 Italy Palermo [50]
4 3MF Daniele De Rossi (1983-07-24)24 July 1983 (aged 22) 17 Italy Roma
5 2DF Fabio Cannavaro (c) (1973-09-13)13 September 1973 (aged 32) 93 Italy Juventus
6 2DF Andrea Barzagli (1981-05-08)8 May 1981 (aged 25) 8 Italy Palermo
7 4FW Alessandro Del Piero (1974-11-09)9 November 1974 (aged 31) 74 Italy Juventus
8 3MF Gennaro Gattuso (1978-01-09)9 January 1978 (aged 28) 43 Italy Milan
9 4FW Luca Toni (1977-05-26)26 May 1977 (aged 29) 18 Italy Fiorentina
10 4FW Francesco Totti (1976-09-27)27 September 1976 (aged 29) 51 Italy Roma
11 4FW Alberto Gilardino (1982-07-05)5 July 1982 (aged 23) 15 Italy Milan
12 1GK Angelo Peruzzi (1970-02-16)16 February 1970 (aged 36) 31 Italy Lazio
13 2DF Alessandro Nesta (1976-03-19)19 March 1976 (aged 30) 74 Italy Milan
14 1GK Marco Amelia (1982-04-02)2 April 1982 (aged 24) 1 Italy Livorno
15 4FW Vincenzo Iaquinta (1979-11-21)21 November 1979 (aged 26) 12 Italy Udinese
16 3MF Mauro Camoranesi (1976-10-04)4 October 1976 (aged 29) 21 Italy Juventus
17 3MF Simone Barone (1978-04-30)30 April 1978 (aged 28) 13 Italy Palermo
18 4FW Filippo Inzaghi (1973-08-09)9 August 1973 (aged 32) 49 Italy Milan
19 2DF Gianluca Zambrotta (1977-02-19)19 February 1977 (aged 29) 52 Italy Juventus
20 3MF Simone Perrotta (1977-09-17)17 September 1977 (aged 28) 24 Italy Roma
21 3MF Andrea Pirlo (1979-05-19)19 May 1979 (aged 27) 24 Italy Milan
22 2DF Massimo Oddo (1976-06-14)14 June 1976 (aged 29) 20 Italy Lazio
23 2DF Marco Materazzi (1973-08-19)19 August 1973 (aged 32) 28 Italy Internazionale

United States[edit]

Head coach: Bruce Arena

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

Group F[edit]

Australia[edit]

Head coach: Netherlands Guus Hiddink

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Mark Schwarzer (1972-10-06)6 October 1972 (aged 33) 37 England Middlesbrough
2 2DF Lucas Neill (1978-03-09)9 March 1978 (aged 28) 25 England Blackburn Rovers
3 2DF Craig Moore (1975-12-12)12 December 1975 (aged 30) 33 England Newcastle United
4 3MF Tim Cahill (1979-12-06)6 December 1979 (aged 26) 16 England Everton
5 3MF Jason Čulina (1980-08-05)5 August 1980 (aged 25) 13 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven
6 2DF Tony Popovic (1973-07-04)4 July 1973 (aged 32) 56 England Crystal Palace [54]
7 2DF Brett Emerton (1979-02-22)22 February 1979 (aged 27) 48 England Blackburn Rovers
8 3MF Josip Skoko (1975-12-10)10 December 1975 (aged 30) 46 England Wigan Athletic [55]
9 4FW Mark Viduka (c) (1975-10-09)9 October 1975 (aged 30) 33 England Middlesbrough
10 4FW Harry Kewell (1978-09-22)22 September 1978 (aged 27) 20 England Liverpool
11 2DF Stan Lazaridis (1972-08-16)16 August 1972 (aged 33) 59 England Birmingham City [56]
12 1GK Ante Čović (1975-06-13)13 June 1975 (aged 30) 1 Sweden Hammarby
13 3MF Vincenzo Grella (1979-10-05)5 October 1979 (aged 26) 17 Italy Parma
14 3MF Scott Chipperfield (1975-12-30)30 December 1975 (aged 30) 46 Switzerland Basel
15 4FW John Aloisi (1976-02-05)5 February 1976 (aged 30) 41 Spain Alavés
16 2DF Michael Beauchamp (1981-03-08)8 March 1981 (aged 25) 2 Australia Central Coast Mariners [57]
17 4FW Archie Thompson (1978-10-23)23 October 1978 (aged 27) 20 Australia Melbourne Victory [58]
18 1GK Željko Kalac (1972-12-16)16 December 1972 (aged 33) 52 Italy Milan
19 4FW Joshua Kennedy (1982-08-20)20 August 1982 (aged 23) 1 Germany Dynamo Dresden [59]
20 2DF Luke Wilkshire (1981-10-02)2 October 1981 (aged 24) 8 England Bristol City
21 3MF Mile Sterjovski (1979-05-27)27 May 1979 (aged 27) 22 Switzerland Basel
22 2DF Mark Milligan (1985-08-04)4 August 1985 (aged 20) 1 Australia Sydney FC
23 3MF Mark Bresciano (1980-02-11)11 February 1980 (aged 26) 24 Italy Parma

Brazil[edit]

Head coach: Carlos Alberto Parreira

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Dida (1973-10-07)7 October 1973 (aged 32) 86 Italy Milan
2 2DF Cafu (c) (1970-06-07)7 June 1970 (aged 36) 138 Italy Milan
3 2DF Lúcio (1978-05-08)8 May 1978 (aged 28) 50 Germany Bayern Munich
4 2DF Juan (1979-02-01)1 February 1979 (aged 27) 38 Germany Bayer Leverkusen
5 3MF Emerson (1976-04-04)4 April 1976 (aged 30) 70 Italy Juventus
6 2DF Roberto Carlos (1973-04-10)10 April 1973 (aged 33) 121 Spain Real Madrid
7 4FW Adriano (1982-02-17)17 February 1982 (aged 24) 32 Italy Internazionale
8 3MF Kaká (1982-04-22)22 April 1982 (aged 24) 38 Italy Milan
9 4FW Ronaldo (1976-09-22)22 September 1976 (aged 29) 92 Spain Real Madrid
10 3MF Ronaldinho (1980-03-21)21 March 1980 (aged 26) 63 Spain Barcelona
11 3MF Zé Roberto (1974-07-06)6 July 1974 (aged 31) 79 Germany Bayern Munich [60]
12 1GK Rogério Ceni (1973-01-22)22 January 1973 (aged 33) 15 Brazil São Paulo
13 2DF Cicinho (1980-06-24)24 June 1980 (aged 25) 10 Spain Real Madrid
14 2DF Luisão (1981-02-13)13 February 1981 (aged 25) 19 Portugal Benfica
15 2DF Cris (1977-06-03)3 June 1977 (aged 29) 16 France Lyon
16 2DF Gilberto (1976-04-25)25 April 1976 (aged 30) 9 Germany Hertha BSC
17 3MF Gilberto Silva (1976-10-07)7 October 1976 (aged 29) 36 England Arsenal
18 3MF Mineiro (1975-08-02)2 August 1975 (aged 30) 2 Brazil São Paulo [61]
19 3MF Juninho (1975-01-30)30 January 1975 (aged 31) 37 France Lyon
20 3MF Ricardinho (1976-05-23)23 May 1976 (aged 30) 19 Brazil Corinthians
21 4FW Fred (1983-10-03)3 October 1983 (aged 22) 3 France Lyon
22 1GK Júlio César (1979-09-03)3 September 1979 (aged 26) 11 Italy Internazionale
23 4FW Robinho (1984-01-25)25 January 1984 (aged 22) 23 Spain Real Madrid

Croatia[edit]

Head coach: Zlatko Kranjčar

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Stipe Pletikosa (1979-01-08)8 January 1979 (aged 27) 50 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk [62]
2 3MF Darijo Srna (1982-05-01)1 May 1982 (aged 24) 36 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
3 2DF Josip Šimunić (1978-02-18)18 February 1978 (aged 28) 42 Germany Hertha BSC
4 2DF Robert Kovač (1974-04-06)6 April 1974 (aged 32) 56 Italy Juventus
5 2DF Igor Tudor (1978-04-16)16 April 1978 (aged 28) 52 Italy Juventus [63]
6 3MF Jurica Vranješ (1980-01-30)30 January 1980 (aged 26) 24 Germany Werder Bremen
7 2DF Dario Šimić (1975-11-12)12 November 1975 (aged 30) 80 Italy Milan
8 3MF Marko Babić (1981-01-28)28 January 1981 (aged 25) 33 Germany Bayer Leverkusen
9 4FW Dado Pršo (1974-11-05)5 November 1974 (aged 31) 29 Scotland Rangers
10 3MF Niko Kovač (c) (1971-10-15)15 October 1971 (aged 34) 58 Germany Hertha BSC[64]
11 2DF Mario Tokić (1975-06-23)23 June 1975 (aged 30) 28 Austria Austria Wien
12 1GK Joey Didulica (1977-10-14)14 October 1977 (aged 28) 4 Austria Austria Wien
13 2DF Stjepan Tomas (1976-03-06)6 March 1976 (aged 30) 48 Turkey Galatasaray
14 3MF Luka Modrić (1985-09-09)9 September 1985 (aged 20) 5 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
15 3MF Ivan Leko (1978-02-07)7 February 1978 (aged 28) 13 Belgium Club Brugge
16 3MF Jerko Leko (1980-04-09)9 April 1980 (aged 26) 36 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv [65]
17 4FW Ivan Klasnić (1980-01-29)29 January 1980 (aged 26) 20 Germany Werder Bremen
18 4FW Ivica Olić (1979-09-14)14 September 1979 (aged 26) 36 Russia CSKA Moscow
19 3MF Niko Kranjčar (1984-08-13)13 August 1984 (aged 21) 21 Croatia Hajduk Split
20 3MF Anthony Šerić (1979-01-15)15 January 1979 (aged 27) 14 Greece Panathinaikos
21 4FW Boško Balaban (1978-10-15)15 October 1978 (aged 27) 27 Belgium Club Brugge
22 4FW Ivan Bošnjak (1979-02-06)6 February 1979 (aged 27) 13 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb[66]
23 1GK Tomislav Butina (1974-03-30)30 March 1974 (aged 32) 28 Belgium Club Brugge

Japan[edit]

Head coach: Brazil Zico

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Seigo Narazaki (1976-04-15)15 April 1976 (aged 30) 50 Japan Nagoya Grampus Eight
2 2DF Teruyuki Moniwa (1981-09-08)8 September 1981 (aged 24) 8 Japan FC Tokyo
3 2DF Yūichi Komano (1981-07-25)25 July 1981 (aged 24) 8 Japan Sanfrecce Hiroshima
4 3MF Yasuhito Endo (1980-01-28)28 January 1980 (aged 26) 40 Japan Gamba Osaka
5 2DF Tsuneyasu Miyamoto (c) (1977-02-07)7 February 1977 (aged 29) 69 Japan Gamba Osaka
6 2DF Kōji Nakata (1979-07-09)9 July 1979 (aged 26) 55 Switzerland Basel
7 3MF Hidetoshi Nakata (1977-01-22)22 January 1977 (aged 29) 74 Italy Fiorentina [67]
8 3MF Mitsuo Ogasawara (1979-04-05)5 April 1979 (aged 27) 51 Japan Kashima Antlers
9 4FW Naohiro Takahara (1979-06-04)4 June 1979 (aged 27) 41 Germany Hamburg [68]
10 3MF Shunsuke Nakamura (1978-06-24)24 June 1978 (aged 27) 60 Scotland Celtic
11 4FW Seiichiro Maki (1980-08-07)7 August 1980 (aged 25) 10 Japan JEF United
12 1GK Yoichi Doi (1973-07-25)25 July 1973 (aged 32) 4 Japan FC Tokyo
13 4FW Atsushi Yanagisawa (1977-05-27)27 May 1977 (aged 29) 56 Japan Kashima Antlers
14 2DF Alex (1977-07-20)20 July 1977 (aged 28) 72 Japan Urawa Red Diamonds
15 3MF Takashi Fukunishi (1976-09-01)1 September 1976 (aged 29) 62 Japan Júbilo Iwata
16 4FW Masashi Oguro (1980-05-04)4 May 1980 (aged 26) 18 France Grenoble
17 3MF Junichi Inamoto (1979-09-18)18 September 1979 (aged 26) 63 England West Bromwich Albion
18 3MF Shinji Ono (1979-09-27)27 September 1979 (aged 26) 54 Japan Urawa Red Diamonds
19 2DF Keisuke Tsuboi (1979-09-16)16 September 1979 (aged 26) 33 Japan Urawa Red Diamonds
20 4FW Keiji Tamada (1980-04-11)11 April 1980 (aged 26) 39 Japan Nagoya Grampus Eight
21 2DF Akira Kaji (1980-01-13)13 January 1980 (aged 26) 43 Japan Gamba Osaka
22 2DF Yuji Nakazawa (1978-02-25)25 February 1978 (aged 28) 50 Japan Yokohama F. Marinos
23 1GK Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (1975-08-15)15 August 1975 (aged 30) 89 Japan Júbilo Iwata

Group G[edit]

France[edit]

Head coach: Raymond Domenech

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Mickaël Landreau (1979-05-14)14 May 1979 (aged 27) 3 France Nantes [69]
2 2DF Jean-Alain Boumsong (1979-12-14)14 December 1979 (aged 26) 19 England Newcastle United
3 2DF Éric Abidal (1979-09-11)11 September 1979 (aged 26) 8 France Lyon
4 3MF Patrick Vieira (1976-06-23)23 June 1976 (aged 29) 87 Italy Juventus
5 2DF William Gallas (1977-08-17)17 August 1977 (aged 28) 40 England Chelsea
6 3MF Claude Makélélé (1973-02-18)18 February 1973 (aged 33) 43 England Chelsea
7 3MF Florent Malouda (1980-06-13)13 June 1980 (aged 25) 13 France Lyon
8 3MF Vikash Dhorasoo (1973-10-10)10 October 1973 (aged 32) 16 France Paris Saint-Germain
9 4FW Sidney Govou (1979-07-27)27 July 1979 (aged 26) 19 France Lyon[70]
10 3MF Zinedine Zidane (c) (1972-06-23)23 June 1972 (aged 33) 102 Spain Real Madrid[71]
11 4FW Sylvain Wiltord (1974-05-10)10 May 1974 (aged 32) 80 France Lyon
12 4FW Thierry Henry (1977-08-17)17 August 1977 (aged 28) 78 England Arsenal
13 2DF Mikaël Silvestre (1977-08-09)9 August 1977 (aged 28) 39 England Manchester United
14 4FW Louis Saha (1978-08-08)8 August 1978 (aged 27) 9 England Manchester United
15 2DF Lilian Thuram (1972-01-01)1 January 1972 (aged 34) 114 Italy Juventus
16 1GK Fabien Barthez (1971-06-28)28 June 1971 (aged 34) 80 France Marseille [72]
17 2DF Gaël Givet (1981-10-09)9 October 1981 (aged 24) 11 France AS Monaco
18 3MF Alou Diarra (1981-07-15)15 July 1981 (aged 24) 9 France Lens
19 2DF Willy Sagnol (1977-03-18)18 March 1977 (aged 29) 38 Germany Bayern Munich
20 4FW David Trézéguet (1977-10-15)15 October 1977 (aged 28) 63 Italy Juventus
21 2DF Pascal Chimbonda (1979-02-21)21 February 1979 (aged 27) 1 England Wigan Athletic
22 3MF Franck Ribéry (1983-04-07)7 April 1983 (aged 23) 3 France Marseille
23 1GK Grégory Coupet (1972-12-31)31 December 1972 (aged 33) 18 France Lyon

Korea Republic[edit]

Head coach: Netherlands Dick Advocaat

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Lee Woon-Jae (c) (1973-04-26)26 April 1973 (aged 33) 97 South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings
2 2DF Kim Young-Chul (1976-06-30)30 June 1976 (aged 29) 12 South Korea Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
3 2DF Kim Dong-Jin (1982-01-29)29 January 1982 (aged 24) 34 South Korea FC Seoul
4 2DF Choi Jin-Cheul (1971-03-26)26 March 1971 (aged 35) 62 South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
5 3MF Kim Nam-Il (1977-03-14)14 March 1977 (aged 29) 66 South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings
6 2DF Kim Jin-Kyu (1985-02-16)16 February 1985 (aged 21) 23 Japan Júbilo Iwata
7 3MF Park Ji-Sung (1981-02-25)25 February 1981 (aged 25) 60 England Manchester United
8 3MF Kim Do-Heon (1982-07-14)14 July 1982 (aged 23) 75 South Korea Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
9 4FW Ahn Jung-Hwan (1976-01-27)27 January 1976 (aged 30) 61 Germany MSV Duisburg
10 4FW Park Chu-Young (1985-07-10)10 July 1985 (aged 20) 18 South Korea FC Seoul
11 4FW Seol Ki-Hyeon (1979-01-08)8 January 1979 (aged 27) 67 England Wolverhampton Wanderers
12 2DF Lee Young-Pyo (1977-04-23)23 April 1977 (aged 29) 85 England Tottenham Hotspur
13 3MF Lee Eul-Yong (1975-09-08)8 September 1975 (aged 30) 47 Turkey Trabzonspor
14 4FW Lee Chun-Soo (1981-07-09)9 July 1981 (aged 24) 62 South Korea Ulsan Hyundai Horangi
15 3MF Baek Ji-Hoon (1985-02-28)28 February 1985 (aged 21) 12 South Korea FC Seoul
16 4FW Chung Kyung-Ho (1980-05-22)22 May 1980 (aged 26) 40 South Korea Gwangju Sangmu Phoenix
17 3MF Lee Ho (1984-12-22)22 December 1984 (aged 21) 11 South Korea Ulsan Hyundai Horangi
18 2DF Kim Sang-Sik (1976-12-17)17 December 1976 (aged 29) 42 South Korea Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
19 4FW Cho Jae-Jin (1981-07-09)9 July 1981 (aged 24) 21 Japan Shimizu S-Pulse
20 1GK Kim Yong-Dae (1979-10-11)11 October 1979 (aged 26) 15 South Korea Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
21 1GK Kim Young-Kwang (1983-06-28)28 June 1983 (aged 22) 6 South Korea Chunnam Dragons
22 2DF Song Chong-Gug (1979-02-20)20 February 1979 (aged 27) 51 South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings
23 2DF Cho Won-Hee (1983-04-17)17 April 1983 (aged 23) 13 South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings

Switzerland[edit]

Head coach: Köbi Kuhn

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Pascal Zuberbühler (1971-01-08)8 January 1971 (aged 35) 40 Switzerland Basel
2 3MF Johan Djourou (1987-01-18)18 January 1987 (aged 19) 2 England Arsenal
3 2DF Ludovic Magnin (1979-04-20)20 April 1979 (aged 27) 30 Germany Stuttgart
4 2DF Philippe Senderos (1985-02-14)14 February 1985 (aged 21) 12 England Arsenal
5 3MF Xavier Margairaz (1984-01-17)17 January 1984 (aged 22) 3 Switzerland Zürich
6 3MF Johann Vogel (c) (1977-03-08)8 March 1977 (aged 29) 85 Italy Milan
7 3MF Ricardo Cabanas (1979-01-17)17 January 1979 (aged 27) 37 Germany Köln
8 2DF Raphaël Wicky (1977-04-26)26 April 1977 (aged 29) 67 Germany Hamburg
9 4FW Alexander Frei (1979-07-15)15 July 1979 (aged 26) 45 France Rennes [73]
10 4FW Daniel Gygax (1981-08-28)28 August 1981 (aged 24) 22 France Lille
11 4FW Marco Streller (1981-06-18)18 June 1981 (aged 24) 10 Germany Köln
12 1GK Diego Benaglio (1983-07-08)8 July 1983 (aged 22) 1 Portugal Nacional
13 2DF Stéphane Grichting (1979-03-30)30 March 1979 (aged 27) 6 France Auxerre
14 3MF David Degen (1983-02-15)15 February 1983 (aged 23) 3 Switzerland Basel [74]
15 3MF Blerim Džemaili (1986-04-12)12 April 1986 (aged 20) 3 Switzerland Zürich
16 3MF Tranquillo Barnetta (1985-05-22)22 May 1985 (aged 21) 13 Germany Bayer Leverkusen
17 2DF Christoph Spycher (1978-03-30)30 March 1978 (aged 28) 21 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt
18 4FW Mauro Lustrinelli (1976-02-26)26 February 1976 (aged 30) 5 Czech Republic Sparta Prague
19 3MF Valon Behrami (1985-04-19)19 April 1985 (aged 21) 6 Italy Lazio
20 2DF Patrick Müller (1976-12-17)17 December 1976 (aged 29) 64 France Lyon
21 1GK Fabio Coltorti (1980-12-03)3 December 1980 (aged 25) 2 Switzerland Grasshopper
22 4FW Hakan Yakın (1977-02-22)22 February 1977 (aged 29) 46 Switzerland Young Boys [75]
23 2DF Philipp Degen (1983-02-15)15 February 1983 (aged 23) 15 Germany Borussia Dortmund

Togo[edit]

Head coach: Germany Otto Pfister[76]

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Ouro-Nimini Tchagnirou (1977-12-31)31 December 1977 (aged 28) 9 Mali Djoliba
2 2DF Daré Nibombé (1980-06-16)16 June 1980 (aged 25) 16 Belgium Mons
3 2DF Jean-Paul Abalo (c) (1975-06-26)26 June 1975 (aged 30) 65 Cyprus APOEL
4 4FW Emmanuel Adebayor (1984-02-16)16 February 1984 (aged 22) 29 England Arsenal
5 2DF Massamasso Tchangai (1978-08-08)8 August 1978 (aged 27) 34 Italy Benevento
6 3MF Yao Aziawonou (1979-11-30)30 November 1979 (aged 26) 32 Switzerland Young Boys
7 4FW Moustapha Salifou (1983-06-01)1 June 1983 (aged 23) 34 France Brest
8 3MF Kuami Agboh (1977-12-28)28 December 1977 (aged 28) 4 Belgium Beveren
9 3MF Thomas Dossevi (1979-03-06)6 March 1979 (aged 27) 10 France Valenciennes
10 3MF Mamam Cherif Touré (1981-01-13)13 January 1981 (aged 25) 39 France Metz
11 4FW Robert Malm (1973-08-21)21 August 1973 (aged 32) 1 France Brest
12 2DF Éric Akoto (1980-07-20)20 July 1980 (aged 25) 32 Austria Admira Wacker[77]
13 2DF Richmond Forson (1980-05-23)23 May 1980 (aged 26) 8 France Poiré
14 3MF Adékambi Olufadé (1980-01-07)7 January 1980 (aged 26) 24 Qatar Al-Siliyah
15 3MF Alaixys Romao (1984-01-18)18 January 1984 (aged 22) 11 France Louhans-Cuiseaux
16 1GK Kossi Agassa (1978-07-02)2 July 1978 (aged 27) 49 France Metz
17 4FW Mohamed Kader (1979-04-08)8 April 1979 (aged 27) 46 France Guingamp
18 3MF Yao Junior Sènaya (1984-04-19)19 April 1984 (aged 22) 16 Switzerland YF Juventus
19 2DF Ludovic Assemoassa (1980-09-18)18 September 1980 (aged 25) 5 Spain Ciudad de Murcia
20 4FW Affo Erassa (1983-02-19)19 February 1983 (aged 23) 6 France Moulins
21 3MF Franck Atsou (1978-08-01)1 August 1978 (aged 27) 13 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal [78]
22 1GK Kodjovi Obilale (1984-10-08)8 October 1984 (aged 21) 0 Togo Étoile Filante
23 2DF Assimiou Touré (1988-01-01)1 January 1988 (aged 18) 1 Germany Bayer Leverkusen

Group H[edit]

Saudi Arabia[edit]

Head coach: Brazil Marcos Paquetá

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Mohamed Al-Deayea (1972-08-02)2 August 1972 (aged 33) 175 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
2 2DF Ahmed Dokhi Al-Dosari (1976-10-25)25 October 1976 (aged 29) 68 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad
3 2DF Redha Tukar (1975-11-29)29 November 1975 (aged 30) 37 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad
4 2DF Hamad Al-Montashari (1982-06-22)22 June 1982 (aged 23) 32 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad
5 2DF Naif Al-Qadi (1979-04-03)3 April 1979 (aged 27) 28 Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli
6 3MF Omar Al-Ghamdi (1979-04-11)11 April 1979 (aged 27) 38 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
7 3MF Mohammed Ameen (1980-04-29)29 April 1980 (aged 26) 16 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad
8 3MF Mohammed Noor (1978-02-26)26 February 1978 (aged 28) 63 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad
9 4FW Sami Al-Jaber (c) (1972-12-11)11 December 1972 (aged 33) 160 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
10 3MF Mohammad Al-Shalhoub (1980-12-08)8 December 1980 (aged 25) 48 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
11 4FW Saad Al-Harthi (1984-02-03)3 February 1984 (aged 22) 15 Saudi Arabia Al-Nasr
12 2DF Abdulaziz Khathran (1973-07-31)31 July 1973 (aged 32) 19 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
13 2DF Hussein Sulaimani (1977-01-21)21 January 1977 (aged 29) 97 Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli
14 3MF Saud Khariri (1980-07-08)8 July 1980 (aged 25) 34 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad
15 2DF Ahmed Al-Bahri (1980-09-18)18 September 1980 (aged 25) 11 Saudi Arabia Al-Ettifaq
16 3MF Khaled Aziz (1981-07-14)14 July 1981 (aged 24) 14 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
17 2DF Mohammad Al-Bishi (1987-05-03)3 May 1987 (aged 19) 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli
18 3MF Nawaf Al-Temyat (1976-06-28)28 June 1976 (aged 29) 56 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
19 2DF Mohammad Massad (1983-02-17)17 February 1983 (aged 23) 5 Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli
20 4FW Yasser Al-Qahtani (1982-10-10)10 October 1982 (aged 23) 45 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
21 1GK Mabrouk Zaid (1979-02-11)11 February 1979 (aged 27) 33 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad
22 1GK Mohammad Khouja (1982-03-15)15 March 1982 (aged 24) 8 Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab
23 4FW Malek Mouath (1981-08-10)10 August 1981 (aged 24) 5 Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli

Spain[edit]

Head coach: Luis Aragonés

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Iker Casillas (1981-05-20)20 May 1981 (aged 25) 58 Spain Real Madrid
2 2DF Míchel Salgado (1975-10-22)22 October 1975 (aged 30) 50 Spain Real Madrid
3 2DF Mariano Pernía (1977-05-04)4 May 1977 (aged 29) 1 Spain Getafe [79]
4 2DF Carlos Marchena (1979-07-31)31 July 1979 (aged 26) 27 Spain Valencia
5 2DF Carles Puyol (1978-04-13)13 April 1978 (aged 28) 47 Spain Barcelona
6 3MF David Albelda (1977-09-01)1 September 1977 (aged 28) 33 Spain Valencia
7 4FW Raúl (c) (1977-06-27)27 June 1977 (aged 28) 95 Spain Real Madrid
8 3MF Xavi (1980-01-25)25 January 1980 (aged 26) 36 Spain Barcelona
9 4FW Fernando Torres (1984-03-20)20 March 1984 (aged 22) 30 Spain Atlético Madrid
10 3MF José Antonio Reyes (1983-09-01)1 September 1983 (aged 22) 19 England Arsenal
11 3MF Luis García (1978-06-24)24 June 1978 (aged 27) 10 England Liverpool
12 2DF Antonio López (1981-09-13)13 September 1981 (aged 24) 8 Spain Atlético Madrid
13 3MF Andrés Iniesta (1984-05-11)11 May 1984 (aged 22) 3 Spain Barcelona
14 3MF Xabi Alonso (1981-11-25)25 November 1981 (aged 24) 26 England Liverpool
15 2DF Sergio Ramos (1986-03-30)30 March 1986 (aged 20) 11 Spain Real Madrid
16 3MF Marcos Senna (1976-07-17)17 July 1976 (aged 29) 3 Spain Villarreal
17 3MF Joaquín (1981-07-21)21 July 1981 (aged 24) 38 Spain Real Betis
18 3MF Cesc Fàbregas (1987-05-04)4 May 1987 (aged 19) 4 England Arsenal
19 1GK Santiago Cañizares (1969-12-18)18 December 1969 (aged 36) 45 Spain Valencia
20 2DF Juanito (1976-07-23)23 July 1976 (aged 29) 15 Spain Real Betis
21 4FW David Villa (1981-12-03)3 December 1981 (aged 24) 8 Spain Valencia
22 2DF Pablo (1981-08-03)3 August 1981 (aged 24) 11 Spain Atlético Madrid
23 1GK Pepe Reina (1982-08-31)31 August 1982 (aged 23) 3 England Liverpool

Tunisia[edit]

Head coach: France Roger Lemerre

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Ali Boumnijel (1966-04-13)13 April 1966 (aged 40) 48 Tunisia Club Africain
2 2DF Karim Essediri (1979-07-29)29 July 1979 (aged 26) 7 Norway Rosenborg
3 2DF Karim Haggui (1984-01-21)21 January 1984 (aged 22) 26 France Strasbourg
4 2DF Alaeddine Yahia (1981-09-26)26 September 1981 (aged 24) 13 France Saint-Étienne
5 4FW Ziad Jaziri (1978-07-12)12 July 1978 (aged 27) 61 France Troyes
6 2DF Hatem Trabelsi (1977-01-25)25 January 1977 (aged 29) 56 Netherlands Ajax
7 4FW Haykel Guemamdia (1981-12-22)22 December 1981 (aged 24) 13 France Strasbourg [80]
8 3MF Mehdi Nafti (1978-11-28)28 November 1978 (aged 27) 29 England Birmingham City
9 4FW Yassine Chikhaoui (1986-09-02)2 September 1986 (aged 19) 1 Tunisia Étoile du Sahel
10 3MF Kaies Ghodhbane (1976-01-07)7 January 1976 (aged 30) 89 Turkey Konyaspor
11 4FW Francileudo Santos (1979-03-20)20 March 1979 (aged 27) 28 France Toulouse
12 3MF Jawhar Mnari (1976-11-08)8 November 1976 (aged 29) 37 Germany Nuremberg
13 3MF Riadh Bouazizi (c) (1973-04-08)8 April 1973 (aged 33) 85 Turkey Kayseri Erciyesspor
14 3MF Adel Chedli (1976-09-16)16 September 1976 (aged 29) 38 Germany Nuremberg
15 2DF Radhi Jaïdi (1975-08-30)30 August 1975 (aged 30) 89 England Bolton Wanderers
16 1GK Adel Nefzi (1974-03-16)16 March 1974 (aged 32) 0 Tunisia Monastir
17 4FW Chaouki Ben Saada (1984-07-01)1 July 1984 (aged 21) 11 France Bastia [81]
18 2DF David Jemmali (1974-12-13)13 December 1974 (aged 31) 2 France Bordeaux
19 2DF Anis Ayari (1982-02-16)16 February 1982 (aged 24) 24 Turkey Samsunspor
20 3MF Hamed Namouchi (1984-01-12)12 January 1984 (aged 22) 14 Scotland Rangers
21 2DF Karim Saidi (1983-03-24)24 March 1983 (aged 23) 15 Netherlands Feyenoord[82]
22 1GK Hamdi Kasraoui (1983-01-18)18 January 1983 (aged 23) 6 Tunisia Espérance de Tunis
23 3MF Sofiane Melliti (1978-08-18)18 August 1978 (aged 27) 14 Turkey Gaziantepspor

Ukraine[edit]

Head coach: Oleg Blokhin

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Oleksandr Shovkovskyi (1975-01-02)2 January 1975 (aged 31) 68 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
2 2DF Andriy Nesmachnyi (1979-02-28)28 February 1979 (aged 27) 49 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
3 2DF Oleksandr Yatsenko (1985-02-24)24 February 1985 (aged 21) 1 Ukraine Kharkiv [83]
4 3MF Anatoliy Tymoshchuk (1979-03-30)30 March 1979 (aged 27) 55 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
5 2DF Volodymyr Yezerskyi (1976-11-15)15 November 1976 (aged 29) 24 Ukraine Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
6 2DF Andriy Rusol (1983-01-16)16 January 1983 (aged 23) 23 Ukraine Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
7 4FW Andriy Shevchenko (c) (1976-09-29)29 September 1976 (aged 29) 64 Italy Milan [84]
8 3MF Oleh Shelayev (1976-11-05)5 November 1976 (aged 29) 19 Ukraine Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
9 3MF Oleh Husyev (1983-04-25)25 April 1983 (aged 23) 25 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
10 4FW Andriy Voronin (1979-07-21)21 July 1979 (aged 26) 32 Germany Bayer Leverkusen
11 4FW Serhiy Rebrov (1974-06-03)3 June 1974 (aged 32) 70 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
12 1GK Andriy Pyatov (1984-06-28)28 June 1984 (aged 21) 1 Ukraine Vorskla Poltava
13 2DF Dmytro Chyhrynskyi (1986-11-07)7 November 1986 (aged 19) 0 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
14 3MF Andriy Husin (1972-12-11)11 December 1972 (aged 33) 64 Russia Krylia Sovetov
15 4FW Artem Milevskyi (1985-01-12)12 January 1985 (aged 21) 0 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
16 4FW Andriy Vorobey (1978-11-29)29 November 1978 (aged 27) 53 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
17 2DF Vladyslav Vashchuk (1975-01-02)2 January 1975 (aged 31) 58 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
18 3MF Serhiy Nazarenko (1980-02-16)16 February 1980 (aged 26) 15 Ukraine Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
19 3MF Maksym Kalynychenko (1979-01-26)26 January 1979 (aged 27) 21 Russia Spartak Moscow
20 4FW Oleksiy Byelik (1981-02-15)15 February 1981 (aged 25) 15 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
21 3MF Ruslan Rotan (1981-10-29)29 October 1981 (aged 24) 19 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
22 2DF Vyacheslav Sviderskyi (1979-01-01)1 January 1979 (aged 27) 6 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk [85]
23 1GK Bohdan Shust (1986-03-04)4 March 1986 (aged 20) 2 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
3 2DF Vyacheslav Shevchuk (1979-05-13)13 May 1979 (aged 27) 16 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk

Player representation by league[edit]

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 squads for Italy and Saudi Arabia were made up entirely of players from their respective domestic leagues. The Côte d'Ivoire squad was made up entirely of players employed by overseas clubs, and 22 out of the 23 players were registered 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. In total, domestic leagues from 48 different countries had players at the 2006 World Cup.

Player representation by club[edit]

As of 14 June 2006.

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

Players Clubs
15 England Arsenal
14 England Chelsea
13 Italy Milan, Italy Juventus
12 England Manchester United
11 Spain Barcelona, Germany Bayern Munich, Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
10 Spain Real Madrid, France Lyon
9 England Liverpool, Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal, Netherlands Ajax, Germany Bayer Leverkusen, Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv, Spain Valencia
8 Germany Borussia Dortmund, Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa, Italy Internazionale, Netherlands PSV Eindhoven, Germany Hamburg
7 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad, Ecuador LDU Quito
6 Portugal Benfica, Spain Atlético Madrid, Mexico Guadalajara, Switzerland Basel, Germany Werder Bremen
5 Costa Rica 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[edit]

  1. ^ "2006 FIFA World Cup Germany – Teams". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 24 May 2006. 
  2. ^ Borja joined Olympiacos after the tournament. "Olympiacos sign Ecuador striker". UEFA. Union of European Football Associations. 1 May 2006. Retrieved 18 June 2006. 
  3. ^ Valencia was on loan to Recreativo Huelva in the run up to the tournament. "Luis Valencia". Official FIFA World Cup website. Archived from the original on 18 June 2006. Retrieved 18 June 2006. 
  4. ^ Reasco has agreed to join São Paulo after the tournament. "Neicer Reasco". Official FIFA World Cup website. Archived from the original on 18 June 2006. Retrieved 18 June 2006. 
  5. ^ Ballack has agreed to join Chelsea when his contract with Bayern Munich expires on 1 July. "Ballack cheered by Chelsea challenge". UEFA. Union of European Football Associations. 15 May 2006. Archived from the original on 26 May 2006. Retrieved 18 June 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. Union of European Football Associations. 1 June 2006. Archived from the original on 26 June 2006. Retrieved 18 June 2006. 
  7. ^ Kosowski was on loan to Southampton in the run-up to the tournament. He became a free agent after the tournament. "Kosowski wants last farewell". football.co.uk. 25 April 2006. Archived from the original on 12 May 2006. Retrieved 18 June 2006. 
  8. ^ Bak became a free agent after the tournament.
  9. ^ Krzynówek joined Wolfsburg after the tournament. "Leverkusen capture Swiss starlet". UEFA. Union of European Football Associations. 16 May 2006. Retrieved 21 June 2006. 
  10. ^ Rasiak has spent the run-up of the World Cup on loan to Southampton, and joined the club permanently after the tournament "Poland looking to add extra polish". UEFA. Union of European Football Associations. 2 May 2006. Archived from the original on 26 May 2006. Retrieved 21 June 2006. 
  11. ^ Żewłakow joined Olympiacos after the tournament. "Iuliano returns to Italy". UEFA. Union of European Football Associations. 30 January 2006. Retrieved 21 June 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. 8 June 2006. Archived from the original on 28 June 2006. Retrieved 21 June 2006. 
  13. ^ Bridge was on loan to Fulham in the run up to the tournament. "Nélson fit for Mersey mission". UEFA. Union of European Football Associations. 2 March 2006. Archived from the original on 25 May 2006. Retrieved 21 June 2006. 
  14. ^ Carson has spent the run-up of the tournament on loan to Sheffield Wednesday. "Scott Carson, Liverpool". The Football Association official website. Archived from the original on 9 July 2008. Retrieved 21 June 2006. 
  15. ^ Salvador Cabañas joined Club América after the tournament. "América returns to Houston". Houston Chronicle. 8 June 2006. Retrieved 21 June 2006. 
  16. ^ Carlos Paredes joined Sporting CP after the tournament.
  17. ^ Nelson Valdez joined Borussia Dortmund after the tournament. "Valdez delighted with Dortmund move". UEFA. Union of European Football Associations. 30 May 2006. Archived from the original on 3 July 2006. Retrieved 21 June 2006. 
  18. ^ Denis Caniza joined Atlas after the tournament.
  19. ^ Larsson has a pre-contract agreement with Helsingborg, and joined them after the tournament. "Larsson looks to bow out in style". UEFA. Union of European Football Associations. 16 May 2006. Archived from the original on 10 July 2006. Retrieved 21 June 2006. 
  20. ^ Svensson has agreed to join Rangers after the tournament. "Rangers move delights Svensson". UEFA. Union of European Football Associations. 26 May 2006. Retrieved 21 June 2006. 
  21. ^ Källström has agreed to join Lyon after the tournament. "Lyon land Swede Källström". UEFA. Union of European Football Associations. 27 May 2006. Retrieved 21 June 2006. 
  22. ^ Hislop joined Dallas FC after the tournament.
  23. ^ Wrexham are a team from Wales and under the jurisdiction of the Football Association of Wales, but who play in the 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". UEFA.com (Union of European Football Associations). 6 June 2006. Retrieved 28 April 2011. "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 joined Stuttgart permanently after the tournament.
  30. ^ Stojković has agreed to join Nantes after the tournament.
  31. ^ João Ricardo became a free agent after the tournament
  32. ^ Akwá became a free agent after the tournament
  33. ^ Marques has spent the run-up of the World Cup on loan to Hull City
  34. ^ Nekounam joined Osasuna after the tournament.
  35. ^ Salcido joined PSV Eindhoven after the tournament.
  36. ^ Osorio joined Stuttgart after the tournament.
  37. ^ Pardo joined Stuttgart after the tournament.
  38. ^ Borgetti joined Al Ittihad after the tournament.
  39. ^ Fonseca joined Benfica after the tournament.
  40. ^ Caneira spent the run-up to the tournament on loan to Sporting CP
  41. ^ Costinha joined Atlético Madrid after the tournament.
  42. ^ Maniche 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 joined Nuremberg after the tournament.
  45. ^ Sionko joined Rangers on a Bosman transfer after the tournament.
  46. ^ Koller joined AS Monaco after the tournament.
  47. ^ Rosický joined Arsenal after the tournament.
  48. ^ Asamoah has spent the run up to the tournament on loan to Modena.
  49. ^ Dramani joined Gençlerbirliği after the tournament.
  50. ^ Grosso joined Internazionale after the tournament.
  51. ^ Howard spent the 2006–07 season on loan to Everton.
  52. ^ Albright was called up after an injury to Frankie Hejduk.
  53. ^ Berhalter, who joined 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 joined 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 Eindhoven.
  59. ^ Kennedy has agreed to join Nuremberg after the tournament.
  60. ^ Zé Roberto became 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 joined Red Bull Salzburg after the tournament.
  65. ^ Jerko Leko joined AS Monaco after the tournament.
  66. ^ Ivan Bošnjak joined 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 retired from football after the tournament.
  72. ^ Barthez became a free agent after the tournament.
  73. ^ Frei joined Borussia Dortmund after the tournament.
  74. ^ David Degen joined Borussia Mönchengladbach after the tournament.
  75. ^ Yakin was called up after an injury to Johan Vonlanthen.
  76. ^ "Confusion over Pfister comeback". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 12 June 2006. Archived from the original on 11 May 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2011.  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 joined 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 players Serhiy Fedorov and Vyacheslav Shevchuk.
  84. ^ Shevchenko joined Chelsea after the tournament.
  85. ^ Sviderskyi was on loan to Arsenal Kyiv in the run-up to the World Cup.