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2006 FIFA World Cup squads

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

Costa Rica

Head coach: Alexandre Guimarães

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Álvaro Mesén (1972-12-24)24 December 1972 (aged 33) 38 23x15px Herediano
2 2DF Jervis Drummond (1976-09-08)8 September 1976 (aged 29) 56 23x15px Saprissa
3 2DF Luis Marín (c) (1974-08-10)10 August 1974 (aged 31) 120 23x15px Alajuelense
4 2DF Michael Umaña (1982-07-16)16 July 1982 (aged 23) 18 23x15px Brujas
5 2DF Gilberto Martínez (1979-10-01)1 October 1979 (aged 26) 57 23x15px Brescia
6 3MF Danny Fonseca (1979-11-07)7 November 1979 (aged 26) 22 23x15px Cartaginés
7 3MF Christian Bolaños (1984-05-17)17 May 1984 (aged 22) 16 23x15px Saprissa
8 3MF Mauricio Solís (1972-12-13)13 December 1972 (aged 33) 107 23x15px CSD Comunicaciones
9 4FW Paulo Wanchope (1976-07-31)31 July 1976 (aged 29) 69 23x15px Herediano
10 3MF Walter Centeno (1974-10-06)6 October 1974 (aged 31) 93 23x15px Saprissa
11 4FW Rónald Gómez (1975-01-24)24 January 1975 (aged 31) 80 23x15px Saprissa
12 2DF Leonardo González (1980-11-21)21 November 1980 (aged 25) 36 23x15px Herediano
13 4FW Kurt Bernard (1977-08-08)8 August 1977 (aged 28) 3 23x15px Puntarenas
14 3MF Randall Azofeifa (1984-12-30)30 December 1984 (aged 21) 5 23x15px Saprissa
15 2DF Harold Wallace (1975-09-07)7 September 1975 (aged 30) 78 23x15px Alajuelense
16 3MF Carlos Hernández (1982-04-09)9 April 1982 (aged 24) 17 23x15px Alajuelense
17 2DF Gabriel Badilla (1984-06-30)30 June 1984 (aged 21) 7 23x15px Saprissa
18 1GK José Porras (1970-11-08)8 November 1970 (aged 35) 16 23x15px Saprissa
19 4FW Álvaro Saborío (1982-03-25)25 March 1982 (aged 24) 23 23x15px Saprissa
20 3MF Douglas Sequeira (1977-08-23)23 August 1977 (aged 28) 29 23x15px Real Salt Lake
21 4FW Victor Núñez (1980-04-15)15 April 1980 (aged 26) 3 23x15px Cartaginés
22 2DF Michael Rodríguez (1981-12-30)30 December 1981 (aged 24) 3 23x15px Alajuelense
23 1GK Wardy Alfaro (1977-12-31)31 December 1977 (aged 28) 2 23x15px Alajuelense

Ecuador

Head coach: 23x15px Luis Fernando Suárez

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Edwin Villafuerte (1979-03-12)12 March 1979 (aged 27) 15 23x15px Deportivo Quito
2 2DF Jorge Guagua (1981-09-28)28 September 1981 (aged 24) 18 23x15px El Nacional
3 2DF Iván Hurtado (c) (1974-08-16)16 August 1974 (aged 31) 130 23x15px Al-Arabi
4 2DF Ulises de la Cruz (1974-02-08)8 February 1974 (aged 32) 84 23x15px Aston Villa
5 2DF José Luis Perlaza (1981-10-06)6 October 1981 (aged 24) 3 23x15px Olmedo
6 3MF Patricio Urrutia (1977-10-15)15 October 1977 (aged 28) 6 23x15px LDU Quito
7 3MF Christian Lara (1980-04-27)27 April 1980 (aged 26) 19 23x15px El Nacional
8 3MF Edison Méndez (1979-03-16)16 March 1979 (aged 27) 64 23x15px LDU Quito
9 4FW Félix Borja (1983-04-02)2 April 1983 (aged 23) 6 23x15px El Nacional [2]
10 4FW Iván Kaviedes (1977-10-24)24 October 1977 (aged 28) 44 23x15px Argentinos Juniors
11 4FW Agustín Delgado (1974-12-23)23 December 1974 (aged 31) 68 23x15px LDU Quito
12 1GK Cristian Mora (1979-08-26)26 August 1979 (aged 26) 8 23x15px LDU Quito
13 2DF Paul Ambrosi (1980-10-14)14 October 1980 (aged 25) 24 23x15px LDU Quito
14 3MF Segundo Castillo (1982-05-15)15 May 1982 (aged 24) 11 23x15px El Nacional [3]
15 3MF Marlon Ayoví (1971-08-27)27 August 1971 (aged 34) 74 23x15px Deportivo Quito
16 3MF Antonio Valencia (1985-08-04)4 August 1985 (aged 20) 17 23x15px Recreativo [4]
17 2DF Giovanny Espinoza (1977-04-12)12 April 1977 (aged 29) 56 23x15px LDU Quito
18 2DF Néicer Reasco (1977-07-23)23 July 1977 (aged 28) 31 23x15px LDU Quito [5]
19 3MF Luis Saritama (1983-10-20)20 October 1983 (aged 22) 15 23x15px Deportivo Quito
20 3MF Edwin Tenorio (1976-06-16)16 June 1976 (aged 29) 68 23x15px Barcelona
21 4FW Carlos Tenorio (1979-05-14)14 May 1979 (aged 27) 29 23x15px Al-Sadd
22 1GK Damián Lanza (1982-04-10)10 April 1982 (aged 24) 5 23x15px Aucas
23 4FW Christian Benítez (1986-05-01)1 May 1986 (aged 20) 5 23x15px El Nacional

Germany

Head coach: Jürgen Klinsmann

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Jens Lehmann (1969-11-10)10 November 1969 (aged 36) 32 23x15px Arsenal
2 2DF Marcell Jansen (1985-11-04)4 November 1985 (aged 20) 7 23x15px Borussia Mönchengladbach
3 2DF Arne Friedrich (1979-05-29)29 May 1979 (aged 27) 36 23x15px Hertha BSC
4 2DF Robert Huth (1984-08-18)18 August 1984 (aged 21) 16 23x15px Chelsea
5 3MF Sebastian Kehl (1980-02-13)13 February 1980 (aged 26) 27 23x15px Borussia Dortmund
6 2DF Jens Nowotny (1974-01-11)11 January 1974 (aged 32) 46 23x15px Bayer Leverkusen
7 3MF Bastian Schweinsteiger (1984-08-01)1 August 1984 (aged 21) 28 23x15px Bayern Munich
8 3MF Torsten Frings (1976-11-22)22 November 1976 (aged 29) 52 23x15px Werder Bremen
9 4FW Mike Hanke (1983-11-05)5 November 1983 (aged 22) 6 23x15px VfL Wolfsburg
10 4FW Oliver Neuville (1973-05-01)1 May 1973 (aged 33) 55 23x15px Borussia Mönchengladbach
11 4FW Miroslav Klose (1978-06-09)9 June 1978 (aged 28) 55 23x15px Werder Bremen
12 1GK Oliver Kahn (1969-06-15)15 June 1969 (aged 36) 85 23x15px Bayern Munich
13 3MF Michael Ballack (c) (1976-09-26)26 September 1976 (aged 29) 65 23x15px Bayern Munich [6]
14 4FW Gerald Asamoah (1978-10-03)3 October 1978 (aged 27) 40 23x15px Schalke 04
15 3MF Thomas Hitzlsperger (1982-04-05)5 April 1982 (aged 24) 15 23x15px VfB Stuttgart
16 2DF Philipp Lahm (1983-11-11)11 November 1983 (aged 22) 18 23x15px Bayern Munich
17 2DF Per Mertesacker (1984-09-29)29 September 1984 (aged 21) 23 23x15px Hannover 96
18 3MF Tim Borowski (1980-05-02)2 May 1980 (aged 26) 20 23x15px Werder Bremen
19 3MF Bernd Schneider (1973-11-17)17 November 1973 (aged 32) 64 23x15px Bayer Leverkusen
20 4FW Lukas Podolski (1985-06-04)4 June 1985 (aged 21) 25 23x15px 1. FC Köln [7]
21 2DF Christoph Metzelder (1980-11-05)5 November 1980 (aged 25) 22 23x15px Borussia Dortmund
22 3MF David Odonkor (1984-02-21)21 February 1984 (aged 22) 1 23x15px Borussia Dortmund
23 1GK Timo Hildebrand (1979-04-05)5 April 1979 (aged 27) 3 23x15px VfB Stuttgart

Poland

Head coach: Paweł Janas

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Artur Boruc (1980-02-20)20 February 1980 (aged 26) 17 23x15px Celtic
2 2DF Mariusz Jop (1978-08-03)3 August 1978 (aged 27) 12 23x15px FC Moscow
3 2DF Seweryn Gancarczyk (1981-11-22)22 November 1981 (aged 24) 2 23x15px Metalist Kharkiv
4 2DF Marcin Baszczyński (1977-06-07)7 June 1977 (aged 29) 32 23x15px Wisła Kraków
5 4FW Kamil Kosowski (1977-08-30)30 August 1977 (aged 28) 45 23x15px 1. FC Kaiserslautern [8]
6 2DF Jacek Bąk (c) (1973-03-24)24 March 1973 (aged 33) 72 23x15px Al-Rayyan [9]
7 3MF Radosław Sobolewski (1976-12-13)13 December 1976 (aged 29) 19 23x15px Wisła Kraków
8 3MF Jacek Krzynówek (1976-05-15)15 May 1976 (aged 30) 58 23x15px Bayer Leverkusen [10]
9 4FW Maciej Żurawski (1976-09-12)12 September 1976 (aged 29) 50 23x15px Celtic
10 3MF Mirosław Szymkowiak (1976-11-12)12 November 1976 (aged 29) 29 23x15px Trabzonspor
11 4FW Grzegorz Rasiak (1979-01-12)12 January 1979 (aged 27) 30 23x15px Tottenham Hotspur [11]
12 1GK Tomasz Kuszczak (1982-03-23)23 March 1982 (aged 24) 4 23x15px West Bromwich Albion
13 3MF Sebastian Mila (1982-07-10)10 July 1982 (aged 23) 27 23x15px Austria Wien
14 2DF Michał Żewłakow (1976-04-22)22 April 1976 (aged 30) 56 23x15px Anderlecht [12]
15 4FW Euzebiusz Smolarek (1981-01-09)9 January 1981 (aged 25) 13 23x15px Borussia Dortmund
16 3MF Arkadiusz Radomski (1977-06-27)27 June 1977 (aged 28) 20 23x15px Austria Vienna
17 3MF Dariusz Dudka (1983-12-09)9 December 1983 (aged 22) 7 23x15px Wisła Kraków
18 2DF Mariusz Lewandowski (1979-05-18)18 May 1979 (aged 27) 25 23x15px Shakhtar Donetsk
19 2DF Bartosz Bosacki (1975-12-20)20 December 1975 (aged 30) 11 23x15px Lech Poznań [13]
20 3MF Piotr Giza (1980-02-28)28 February 1980 (aged 26) 4 23x15px Cracovia
21 4FW Ireneusz Jeleń (1981-04-09)9 April 1981 (aged 25) 9 23x15px Wisła Płock
22 1GK Łukasz Fabiański (1985-04-18)18 April 1985 (aged 21) 2 23x15px Legia Warszawa
23 4FW Paweł Brożek (1983-04-21)21 April 1983 (aged 23) 4 23x15px Wisła Kraków

Group B

England

Head coach: 23x15px Sven-Göran Eriksson

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Paul Robinson (1979-10-15)15 October 1979 (aged 26) 21 23x15px Tottenham Hotspur
2 2DF Gary Neville (1975-02-18)18 February 1975 (aged 31) 79 23x15px Manchester United
3 2DF Ashley Cole (1980-12-20)20 December 1980 (aged 25) 46 23x15px Arsenal
4 3MF Steven Gerrard (1980-05-30)30 May 1980 (aged 26) 42 23x15px Liverpool
5 2DF Rio Ferdinand (1978-11-07)7 November 1978 (aged 27) 47 23x15px Manchester United
6 2DF John Terry (1980-12-07)7 December 1980 (aged 25) 24 23x15px Chelsea
7 3MF David Beckham (c) (1975-05-02)2 May 1975 (aged 31) 89 23x15px Real Madrid
8 3MF Frank Lampard (1978-06-20)20 June 1978 (aged 27) 40 23x15px Chelsea
9 4FW Wayne Rooney (1985-10-24)24 October 1985 (aged 20) 29 23x15px Manchester United
10 4FW Michael Owen (1979-12-14)14 December 1979 (aged 26) 77 23x15px Newcastle United
11 3MF Joe Cole (1981-11-08)8 November 1981 (aged 24) 32 23x15px Chelsea
12 2DF Sol Campbell (1974-09-18)18 September 1974 (aged 31) 68 23x15px Arsenal
13 1GK David James (1970-08-01)1 August 1970 (aged 35) 34 23x15px Manchester City
14 2DF Wayne Bridge (1980-08-05)5 August 1980 (aged 25) 23 23x15px Chelsea [14]
15 2DF Jamie Carragher (1978-01-28)28 January 1978 (aged 28) 25 23x15px Liverpool
16 3MF Owen Hargreaves (1981-01-20)20 January 1981 (aged 25) 30 23x15px Bayern Munich
17 3MF Jermaine Jenas (1983-02-18)18 February 1983 (aged 23) 15 23x15px Tottenham Hotspur
18 3MF Michael Carrick (1981-07-28)28 July 1981 (aged 24) 6 23x15px Tottenham Hotspur
19 3MF Aaron Lennon (1987-04-16)16 April 1987 (aged 19) 1 23x15px Tottenham Hotspur
20 3MF Stewart Downing (1984-07-22)22 July 1984 (aged 21) 2 23x15px Middlesbrough
21 4FW Peter Crouch (1981-01-30)30 January 1981 (aged 25) 7 23x15px Liverpool
22 1GK Scott Carson (1985-09-03)3 September 1985 (aged 20) 0 23x15px Liverpool [15]
23 4FW Theo Walcott (1989-03-16)16 March 1989 (aged 17) 1 23x15px Arsenal

Paraguay

Head coach: 23x15px Aníbal Ruiz

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Justo Villar (1977-06-30)30 June 1977 (aged 28) 39 23x15px Newell's Old Boys
2 2DF Jorge Núñez (1978-01-22)22 January 1978 (aged 28) 15 23x15px Estudiantes de La Plata
3 2DF Delio Toledo (1974-02-10)10 February 1974 (aged 32) 30 23x15px Real Zaragoza
4 2DF Carlos Gamarra (c) (1971-02-17)17 February 1971 (aged 35) 106 23x15px Palmeiras
5 2DF Julio César Cáceres (1979-10-05)5 October 1979 (aged 26) 32 23x15px River Plate
6 3MF Carlos Bonet (1977-10-02)2 October 1977 (aged 28) 29 23x15px Libertad
7 4FW Salvador Cabañas (1980-08-05)5 August 1980 (aged 25) 15 23x15px Jaguares[16]
8 3MF Edgar Barreto (1984-07-15)15 July 1984 (aged 21) 15 23x15px NEC
9 4FW Roque Santa Cruz (1981-08-16)16 August 1981 (aged 24) 42 23x15px Bayern Munich
10 3MF Roberto Acuña (1972-03-25)25 March 1972 (aged 34) 93 23x15px Deportivo La Coruña
11 3MF Diego Gavilán (1980-03-01)1 March 1980 (aged 26) 39 23x15px Newell's Old Boys
12 1GK Derlis Gómez (1972-11-12)12 November 1972 (aged 33) 5 23x15px Sportivo Luqueño
13 3MF Carlos Paredes (1976-07-16)16 July 1976 (aged 29) 68 23x15px Reggina [17]
14 2DF Paulo da Silva (1980-02-01)1 February 1980 (aged 26) 33 23x15px Toluca
15 2DF Julio César Manzur (1981-06-22)22 June 1981 (aged 24) 13 23x15px Santos
16 3MF Cristian Riveros (1982-10-16)16 October 1982 (aged 23) 9 23x15px Libertad
17 3MF José Montiel (1988-03-19)19 March 1988 (aged 18) 6 23x15px Olimpia
18 4FW Nelson Valdez (1983-11-28)28 November 1983 (aged 22) 11 23x15px Werder Bremen[18]
19 3MF Julio dos Santos (1983-05-05)5 May 1983 (aged 23) 17 23x15px Bayern Munich
20 4FW Dante López (1983-08-16)16 August 1983 (aged 22) 7 23x15px Genoa
21 2DF Denis Caniza (1974-08-29)29 August 1974 (aged 31) 74 23x15px Cruz Azul [19]
22 1GK Aldo Bobadilla (1976-04-20)20 April 1976 (aged 30) 5 23x15px Libertad
23 4FW Nelson Cuevas (1980-01-10)10 January 1980 (aged 26) 35 23x15px Pachuca

Sweden

Head coach: Lars Lagerbäck

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Andreas Isaksson (1981-10-03)3 October 1981 (aged 24) 39 23x15px Rennes
2 2DF Mikael Nilsson (1978-06-24)24 June 1978 (aged 27) 27 23x15px Panathinaikos
3 2DF Olof Mellberg (c) (1977-09-03)3 September 1977 (aged 28) 64 23x15px Aston Villa
4 2DF Teddy Lucic (1973-04-15)15 April 1973 (aged 33) 81 23x15px Häcken
5 2DF Erik Edman (1978-11-11)11 November 1978 (aged 27) 37 23x15px Rennes
6 3MF Tobias Linderoth (1979-04-21)21 April 1979 (aged 27) 58 23x15px Copenhagen
7 3MF Niclas Alexandersson (1971-12-29)29 December 1971 (aged 34) 87 23x15px Göteborg
8 3MF Anders Svensson (1976-07-17)17 July 1976 (aged 29) 66 23x15px Elfsborg
9 3MF Fredrik Ljungberg (1977-04-16)16 April 1977 (aged 29) 57 23x15px Arsenal
10 4FW Zlatan Ibrahimović (1981-10-03)3 October 1981 (aged 24) 38 23x15px Juventus
11 4FW Henrik Larsson (1971-09-20)20 September 1971 (aged 34) 89 23x15px Barcelona[20]
12 1GK John Alvbåge (1982-08-10)10 August 1982 (aged 23) 2 23x15px Viborg
13 2DF Petter Hansson (1976-12-14)14 December 1976 (aged 29) 13 23x15px Heerenveen
14 2DF Fredrik Stenman (1983-06-02)2 June 1983 (aged 23) 1 23x15px Bayer Leverkusen
15 2DF Karl Svensson (1984-03-21)21 March 1984 (aged 22) 1 23x15px Göteborg[21]
16 3MF Kim Källström (1982-08-24)24 August 1982 (aged 23) 34 23x15px Rennes[22]
17 4FW Johan Elmander (1981-05-27)27 May 1981 (aged 25) 18 23x15px Brøndby [23]
18 3MF Mattias Jonson (1974-01-16)16 January 1974 (aged 32) 53 23x15px Djurgården
19 3MF Daniel Andersson (1977-08-28)28 August 1977 (aged 28) 47 23x15px Malmö
20 4FW Marcus Allbäck (1973-07-05)5 July 1973 (aged 32) 56 23x15px Copenhagen
21 3MF Christian Wilhelmsson (1979-12-08)8 December 1979 (aged 26) 29 23x15px Anderlecht
22 4FW Markus Rosenberg (1982-09-27)27 September 1982 (aged 23) 8 23x15px Ajax
23 1GK Rami Shaaban (1975-06-30)30 June 1975 (aged 30) 1 23x15px Fredrikstad

Trinidad and Tobago

Head coach: 23x15px Leo Beenhakker

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Shaka Hislop (1969-02-22)22 February 1969 (aged 37) 24 23x15px West Ham United [24]
2 2DF Ian Cox (1971-03-25)25 March 1971 (aged 35) 16 23x15px Gillingham
3 2DF Avery John (1975-06-18)18 June 1975 (aged 30) 57 23x15px New England Revolution
4 2DF Marvin Andrews (1975-12-22)22 December 1975 (aged 30) 98 23x15px Rangers
5 2DF Brent Sancho (1977-03-13)13 March 1977 (aged 29) 40 23x15px Gillingham
6 2DF Dennis Lawrence (1974-08-01)1 August 1974 (aged 31) 63 23x15px Wrexham [25]
7 3MF Chris Birchall (1984-05-05)5 May 1984 (aged 22) 19 23x15px Port Vale
8 2DF Cyd Gray (1973-11-21)21 November 1973 (aged 32) 39 23x15px San Juan Jabloteh
9 3MF Aurtis Whitley (1977-05-01)1 May 1977 (aged 29) 24 23x15px San Juan Jabloteh
10 3MF Russell Latapy (1968-08-08)8 August 1968 (aged 37) 66 23x15px Falkirk
11 3MF Carlos Edwards (1978-10-24)24 October 1978 (aged 27) 51 23x15px Luton Town
12 4FW Collin Samuel (1981-08-27)27 August 1981 (aged 24) 18 23x15px Dundee United
13 4FW Cornell Glen (1980-10-21)21 October 1980 (aged 25) 35 23x15px LA Galaxy
14 4FW Stern John (1976-10-30)30 October 1976 (aged 29) 95 23x15px Coventry City
15 4FW Kenwyne Jones (1984-10-05)5 October 1984 (aged 21) 29 23x15px Southampton
16 3MF Evans Wise (1973-11-23)23 November 1973 (aged 32) 16 23x15px Waldhof Mannheim
17 2DF David Atiba Charles (1977-08-29)29 August 1977 (aged 28) 19 23x15px W Connection
18 3MF Densill Theobald (1982-06-27)27 June 1982 (aged 23) 38 23x15px Falkirk
19 4FW Dwight Yorke (c) (1971-11-03)3 November 1971 (aged 34) 54 23x15px Sydney FC
20 4FW Jason Scotland (1979-02-18)18 February 1979 (aged 27) 25 23x15px St. Johnstone
21 1GK Kelvin Jack (1976-04-29)29 April 1976 (aged 30) 32 23x15px Dundee
22 1GK Clayton Ince (1972-07-12)12 July 1972 (aged 33) 63 23x15px Coventry City
23 3MF Anthony Wolfe (1983-12-23)23 December 1983 (aged 22) 4 23x15px San Juan Jabloteh

Group C

Argentina

Head coach: José Pekerman

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Roberto Abbondanzieri (1972-08-19)19 August 1972 (aged 33) 22 23x15px Boca Juniors
2 2DF Roberto Ayala (1973-04-14)14 April 1973 (aged 33) 100 23x15px Valencia
3 2DF Juan Pablo Sorín (c) (1976-05-05)5 May 1976 (aged 30) 71 23x15px Villarreal
4 2DF Fabricio Coloccini (1982-01-22)22 January 1982 (aged 24) 23 23x15px Deportivo La Coruña
5 3MF Esteban Cambiasso (1980-08-18)18 August 1980 (aged 25) 22 23x15px Internazionale
6 2DF Gabriel Heinze (1978-04-19)19 April 1978 (aged 28) 29 23x15px Manchester United
7 4FW Javier Saviola (1981-12-11)11 December 1981 (aged 24) 31 23x15px Barcelona [26]
8 3MF Javier Mascherano (1984-06-08)8 June 1984 (aged 22) 15 23x15px Corinthians
9 4FW Hernán Crespo (1975-07-05)5 July 1975 (aged 30) 55 23x15px Chelsea
10 3MF Juan Román Riquelme (1978-06-24)24 June 1978 (aged 27) 31 23x15px Villarreal
11 4FW Carlos Tevez (1984-02-05)5 February 1984 (aged 22) 21 23x15px Corinthians
12 1GK Leo Franco (1977-05-29)29 May 1977 (aged 29) 3 23x15px Atlético Madrid
13 2DF Lionel Scaloni (1978-05-16)16 May 1978 (aged 28) 6 23x15px Deportivo La Coruña [27]
14 4FW Rodrigo Palacio (1982-02-05)5 February 1982 (aged 24) 2 23x15px Boca Juniors
15 2DF Gabriel Milito (1980-09-07)7 September 1980 (aged 25) 15 23x15px Real Zaragoza
16 3MF Pablo Aimar (1979-11-03)3 November 1979 (aged 26) 40 23x15px Valencia
17 2DF Leandro Cufré (1978-05-09)9 May 1978 (aged 28) 2 23x15px Roma
18 3MF Maxi Rodríguez (1981-01-02)2 January 1981 (aged 25) 13 23x15px Atlético Madrid
19 4FW Lionel Messi (1987-06-24)24 June 1987 (aged 18) 7 23x15px Barcelona
20 4FW Julio Cruz (1974-10-10)10 October 1974 (aged 31) 15 23x15px Internazionale
21 2DF Nicolás Burdisso (1981-04-12)12 April 1981 (aged 25) 8 23x15px Internazionale
22 3MF Lucho González (1981-01-19)19 January 1981 (aged 25) 27 23x15px Porto
23 1GK Óscar Ustari (1986-07-03)3 July 1986 (aged 19) 0 23x15px Independiente

Ivory Coast

Head coach: 23x15px Henri Michel

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Jean-Jacques Tizié (1972-09-07)7 September 1972 (aged 33) 24 23x15px Espérance
2 3MF Kanga Akalé (1981-03-07)7 March 1981 (aged 25) 22 23x15px Auxerre
3 2DF Arthur Boka (1983-04-02)2 April 1983 (aged 23) 23 23x15px Strasbourg
4 2DF Kolo Touré (1981-03-19)19 March 1981 (aged 25) 42 23x15px Arsenal
5 3MF Didier Zokora (1980-12-14)14 December 1980 (aged 25) 38 23x15px Saint-Étienne
6 2DF Blaise Kouassi (1974-02-02)2 February 1974 (aged 32) 36 23x15px Troyes
7 3MF Emerse Faé (1984-01-24)24 January 1984 (aged 22) 14 23x15px Nantes
8 4FW Bonaventure Kalou (1978-01-12)12 January 1978 (aged 28) 49 23x15px Paris Saint-Germain
9 4FW Arouna Koné (1983-11-11)11 November 1983 (aged 22) 17 23x15px PSV Eindhoven
10 3MF Gilles Yapi Yapo (1982-01-13)13 January 1982 (aged 24) 26 23x16px Young Boys
11 4FW Didier Drogba (c) (1978-03-11)11 March 1978 (aged 28) 32 23x15px Chelsea
12 2DF Abdoulaye Méïté (1980-10-06)6 October 1980 (aged 25) 18 23x15px Marseille
13 2DF Marco Zoro (1983-12-27)27 December 1983 (aged 22) 13 23x15px Messina
14 4FW Bakari Koné (1981-09-17)17 September 1981 (aged 24) 16 23x15px Nice
15 4FW Aruna Dindane (1980-11-26)26 November 1980 (aged 25) 34 23x15px Lens
16 1GK Gérard Gnanhouan (1979-02-12)12 February 1979 (aged 27) 6 23x15px Montpellier
17 2DF Cyril Domoraud (1971-07-22)22 July 1971 (aged 34) 50 23x15px Créteil
18 3MF Abdul Kader Keïta (1981-08-06)6 August 1981 (aged 24) 26 23x15px Lille
19 3MF Yaya Touré (1983-03-13)13 March 1983 (aged 23) 14 23x15px Olympiacos
20 2DF Guy Demel (1981-06-13)13 June 1981 (aged 24) 7 23x15px Hamburger SV
21 2DF Emmanuel Eboué (1983-06-04)4 June 1983 (aged 23) 11 23x15px Arsenal
22 3MF Romaric (1983-06-04)4 June 1983 (aged 23) 8 23x15px Le Mans
23 1GK Boubacar Barry (1979-12-30)30 December 1979 (aged 26) 6 23x15px Beveren

Netherlands

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 23x15px Manchester United
2 2DF Kew Jaliens (1978-09-15)15 September 1978 (aged 27) 1 23x15px AZ
3 2DF Khalid Boulahrouz (1981-12-28)28 December 1981 (aged 24) 11 23x15px Hamburger SV
4 2DF Joris Mathijsen (1980-04-05)5 April 1980 (aged 26) 8 23x15px AZ
5 2DF Giovanni van Bronckhorst (1975-02-05)5 February 1975 (aged 31) 57 23x15px Barcelona
6 3MF Denny Landzaat (1976-05-06)6 May 1976 (aged 30) 23 23x15px AZ
7 4FW Dirk Kuyt (1980-07-22)22 July 1980 (aged 25) 19 23x15px Feyenoord
8 3MF Phillip Cocu (1970-10-29)29 October 1970 (aged 35) 97 23x15px PSV Eindhoven
9 4FW Ruud van Nistelrooy (1976-07-01)1 July 1976 (aged 29) 51 23x15px Manchester United
10 3MF Rafael van der Vaart (1983-02-11)11 February 1983 (aged 23) 35 23x15px Hamburger SV
11 3MF Arjen Robben (1984-01-23)23 January 1984 (aged 22) 20 23x15px Chelsea
12 2DF Jan Kromkamp (1980-08-17)17 August 1980 (aged 25) 11 23x15px Liverpool
13 2DF André Ooijer (1974-07-11)11 July 1974 (aged 31) 19 23x15px PSV Eindhoven
14 2DF John Heitinga (1983-11-15)15 November 1983 (aged 22) 18 23x15px Ajax
15 2DF Tim de Cler (1978-11-08)8 November 1978 (aged 27) 3 23x15px AZ
16 3MF Hedwiges Maduro (1985-02-13)13 February 1985 (aged 21) 11 23x15px Ajax
17 4FW Robin van Persie (1983-08-06)6 August 1983 (aged 22) 10 23x15px Arsenal
18 3MF Mark van Bommel (1977-04-22)22 April 1977 (aged 29) 37 23x15px Barcelona
19 4FW Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink (1978-11-07)7 November 1978 (aged 27) 7 23x15px PSV Eindhoven
20 3MF Wesley Sneijder (1984-06-09)9 June 1984 (aged 22) 23 23x15px Ajax
21 4FW Ryan Babel (1986-12-19)19 December 1986 (aged 19) 6 23x15px Ajax
22 1GK Henk Timmer (1971-12-03)3 December 1971 (aged 34) 2 23x15px AZ
23 1GK Maarten Stekelenburg (1982-09-22)22 September 1982 (aged 23) 2 23x15px Ajax

Serbia and Montenegro

Head coach: Ilija Petković

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Dragoslav Jevrić (1974-07-08)8 July 1974 (aged 31) 40 23x15px Ankaraspor
2 3MF Ivan Ergić (1981-01-21)21 January 1981 (aged 25) 1 23x16px Basel
3 2DF Ivica Dragutinović (1975-11-13)13 November 1975 (aged 30) 26 23x15px Sevilla
4 3MF Igor Duljaj (1979-10-29)29 October 1979 (aged 26) 37 23x15px Shakhtar Donetsk
5 2DF Nemanja Vidić (1981-10-21)21 October 1981 (aged 24) 20 23x15px Manchester United
6 2DF Goran Gavrančić (1978-08-02)2 August 1978 (aged 27) 25 23x15px Dynamo Kyiv
7 3MF Ognjen Koroman (1978-09-19)19 September 1978 (aged 27) 25 23x15px Portsmouth
8 4FW Mateja Kežman (1979-04-12)12 April 1979 (aged 27) 47 23x15px Atlético Madrid
9 4FW Savo Milošević (c) (1973-09-02)2 September 1973 (aged 32) 98 23x15px Osasuna
10 3MF Dejan Stanković (1978-09-11)11 September 1978 (aged 27) 58 23x15px Internazionale
11 3MF Predrag Đorđević (1972-08-04)4 August 1972 (aged 33) 34 23x15px Olympiacos
12 1GK Oliver Kovačević (1974-12-29)29 December 1974 (aged 31) 3 23x15px CSKA Sofia
13 2DF Dušan Basta (1984-08-18)18 August 1984 (aged 21) 2 23x15px Red Star Belgrade
14 2DF Nenad Đorđević (1979-08-07)7 August 1979 (aged 26) 15 23x15px Partizan Belgrade
15 2DF Milan Dudić (1979-11-01)1 November 1979 (aged 26) 11 23x15px Red Star Belgrade
16 2DF Dušan Petković[28][29] (1974-06-13)13 June 1974 (aged 31) 12 23x15px OFK Belgrade
17 3MF Albert Nađ (1974-10-29)29 October 1974 (aged 31) 42 23x15px Partizan Belgrade
18 3MF Zvonimir Vukić (1979-07-19)19 July 1979 (aged 26) 25 23x15px Shakhtar Donetsk [30]
19 4FW Nikola Žigić (1980-09-25)25 September 1980 (aged 25) 11 23x15px Red Star Belgrade
20 2DF Mladen Krstajić (1974-03-04)4 March 1974 (aged 32) 45 23x15px Schalke 04
21 4FW Danijel Ljuboja (1978-09-04)4 September 1978 (aged 27) 15 23x15px Paris Saint-Germain [31]
22 3MF Saša Ilić (1977-12-30)30 December 1977 (aged 28) 32 23x15px Galatasaray
23 1GK Vladimir Stojković (1983-07-28)28 July 1983 (aged 22) 0 23x15px Red Star Belgrade[32]

Group D

Angola

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 23x15px Moreirense [33]
2 2DF Marco Airosa (1984-08-06)6 August 1984 (aged 21) 2 23x15px Barreirense
3 2DF Jamba (1977-07-10)10 July 1977 (aged 28) 35 23x15px Aviação
4 2DF Lebo Lebo (1977-05-29)29 May 1977 (aged 29) 15 23x15px Petro Atletico
5 2DF Kali (1978-10-11)11 October 1978 (aged 27) 21 23x15px Barreirense
6 3MF Miloy (1981-05-27)27 May 1981 (aged 25) 11 23x15px InterClube
7 3MF Figueiredo (1972-11-28)28 November 1972 (aged 33) 22 23x15px Varzim
8 3MF André (1978-05-14)14 May 1978 (aged 28) 33
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Kuwait Al-Salmiya
9 4FW Mantorras (1982-03-18)18 March 1982 (aged 24) 11 23x15px Benfica
10 4FW Akwá (c) (1977-05-30)30 May 1977 (aged 29) 77 23x15px Al-Wakra [34]
11 4FW Mateus (1984-06-19)19 June 1984 (aged 21) 4 23x15px Gil Vicente
12 1GK Lamá (1981-02-01)1 February 1981 (aged 25) 9 23x15px Petro Atletico
13 3MF Édson (1980-02-03)3 February 1980 (aged 26) 7 23x15px Paços de Ferreira
14 3MF Mendonça (1982-10-09)9 October 1982 (aged 23) 34 23x15px Varzim
15 2DF Rui Marques (1977-09-03)3 September 1977 (aged 28) 1 23x15px Leeds United [35]
16 4FW Flávio (1979-12-20)20 December 1979 (aged 26) 46 23x15px Al-Ahly
17 3MF Zé Kalanga (1983-10-12)12 October 1983 (aged 22) 23 23x15px Petro Atletico
18 4FW Love (1979-03-14)14 March 1979 (aged 27) 35 23x15px Aviação
19 4FW Titi Buengo (1980-02-11)11 February 1980 (aged 26) 2 23x15px Clermont Foot
20 2DF Locó (1984-12-25)25 December 1984 (aged 21) 11 23x15px Primeiro Agosto
21 2DF Delgado (1979-11-01)1 November 1979 (aged 26) 17 23x15px Petro Atletico
22 1GK Mário (1985-06-01)1 June 1985 (aged 21) 1 23x15px InterClube
23 2DF Marco Abreu (1974-12-08)8 December 1974 (aged 31) 3 23x15px Portimonense

Iran

Head coach: 23x15px Branko Ivanković

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Ebrahim Mirzapour (1978-09-16)16 September 1978 (aged 27) 64 Template:Country data IRN Foolad
2 3MF Mehdi Mahdavikia (1977-07-24)24 July 1977 (aged 28) 89 23x15px Hamburger SV
3 2DF Sohrab Bakhtiarizadeh (1972-09-11)11 September 1972 (aged 33) 31 Template:Country data IRN Saba Battery
4 2DF Yahya Golmohammadi (1971-03-16)16 March 1971 (aged 35) 69 Template:Country data IRN Saba Battery
5 2DF Rahman Rezaei (1975-02-20)20 February 1975 (aged 31) 43 23x15px Messina
6 3MF Javad Nekounam (1980-09-07)7 September 1980 (aged 25) 71 23x15px Al-Sharjah [36]
7 3MF Ferydoon Zandi (1979-04-26)26 April 1979 (aged 27) 10 23x15px 1. FC Kaiserslautern
8 3MF Ali Karimi (1978-11-08)8 November 1978 (aged 27) 90 23x15px Bayern Munich
9 4FW Vahid Hashemian (1976-07-21)21 July 1976 (aged 29) 28 23x15px Hannover 96
10 4FW Ali Daei (c) (1969-03-21)21 March 1969 (aged 37) 147 Template:Country data IRN Saba Battery
11 4FW Rasoul Khatibi (1978-09-22)22 September 1978 (aged 27) 12 Template:Country data IRN Sepahan
12 1GK Hassan Roudbarian (1978-07-06)6 July 1978 (aged 27) 3 Template:Country data IRN Pas
13 2DF Hossein Kaebi (1985-09-23)23 September 1985 (aged 20) 44 Template:Country data IRN Foolad
14 3MF Andranik Teymourian (1983-03-06)6 March 1983 (aged 23) 7 Template:Country data IRN Abu Moslem
15 4FW Arash Borhani (1983-09-14)14 September 1983 (aged 22) 20 Template:Country data IRN Pas
16 4FW Reza Enayati (1976-09-23)23 September 1976 (aged 29) 15 Template:Country data IRN Esteghlal
17 4FW Javad Kazemian (1981-04-23)23 April 1981 (aged 25) 25 Template:Country data IRN Persepolis
18 3MF Moharram Navidkia (1982-11-01)1 November 1982 (aged 23) 24 23x15px VfL Bochum
19 2DF Amir Hossein Sadeghi (1981-09-06)6 September 1981 (aged 24) 1 Template:Country data IRN Esteghlal
20 2DF Mohammad Nosrati (1982-01-10)10 January 1982 (aged 24) 44 Template:Country data IRN Pas
21 3MF Mehrzad Madanchi (1985-01-10)10 January 1985 (aged 21) 6 Template:Country data IRN Persepolis
22 1GK Vahid Talebloo (1982-05-26)26 May 1982 (aged 24) 1 Template:Country data IRN Esteghlal
23 3MF Masoud Shojaei (1984-06-09)9 June 1984 (aged 22) 3 Template:Country data IRN Saipa

Mexico

Head coach: 23x15px Ricardo Lavolpe

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Oswaldo Sánchez (1973-09-21)21 September 1973 (aged 32) 70 23x15px Guadalajara
2 2DF Claudio Suárez (1968-12-17)17 December 1968 (aged 37) 178 23x15px Chivas USA
3 2DF Carlos Salcido (1980-04-02)2 April 1980 (aged 26) 32 23x15px Guadalajara [37]
4 2DF Rafael Márquez (c) (1979-02-13)13 February 1979 (aged 27) 65 23x15px Barcelona
5 2DF Ricardo Osorio (1980-03-30)30 March 1980 (aged 26) 39 23x15px Cruz Azul [38]
6 3MF Gerardo Torrado (1979-04-30)30 April 1979 (aged 27) 56 23x15px Cruz Azul
7 3MF Sinha (1976-05-23)23 May 1976 (aged 30) 32 23x15px Toluca
8 3MF Pável Pardo (1976-07-26)26 July 1976 (aged 29) 125 23x15px América [39]
9 4FW Jared Borgetti (1973-08-14)14 August 1973 (aged 32) 75 23x15px Bolton Wanderers [40]
10 4FW Guillermo Franco (1976-11-03)3 November 1976 (aged 29) 7 23x15px Villarreal
11 3MF Ramón Morales (1975-10-10)10 October 1975 (aged 30) 46 23x15px Guadalajara
12 1GK José de Jesús Corona (1981-01-26)26 January 1981 (aged 25) 6 23x15px UAG
13 1GK Guillermo Ochoa (1985-07-13)13 July 1985 (aged 20) 1 23x15px América
14 2DF Gonzalo Pineda (1982-10-19)19 October 1982 (aged 23) 30 23x15px Guadalajara
15 2DF José Antonio Castro (1980-08-11)11 August 1980 (aged 25) 12 23x15px América
16 2DF Mario Méndez (1979-06-01)1 June 1979 (aged 27) 32 23x15px Monterrey
17 4FW Francisco Fonseca (1979-10-02)2 October 1979 (aged 26) 29 23x15px Cruz Azul [41]
18 3MF Andrés Guardado (1986-09-28)28 September 1986 (aged 19) 7 23x15px Atlas
19 4FW Omar Bravo (1980-03-04)4 March 1980 (aged 26) 33 23x15px Guadalajara
20 3MF Rafael García (1974-08-14)14 August 1974 (aged 31) 52 23x15px Atlas
21 3MF Jesús Arellano (1973-05-08)8 May 1973 (aged 33) 69 23x15px Monterrey
22 2DF Francisco Javier Rodríguez (1981-10-20)20 October 1981 (aged 24) 32 23x15px Guadalajara
23 3MF Luis Ernesto Pérez (1981-01-12)12 January 1981 (aged 25) 52 23x15px Monterrey

Portugal

Head coach: 23x15px Luiz Felipe Scolari

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Ricardo (1976-02-11)11 February 1976 (aged 30) 49 23x15px Sporting CP
2 2DF Paulo Ferreira (1979-01-18)18 January 1979 (aged 27) 30 23x15px Chelsea
3 2DF Marco Caneira (1979-02-09)9 February 1979 (aged 27) 14 23x15px Valencia [42]
4 2DF Ricardo Costa (1981-05-16)16 May 1981 (aged 25) 3 23x15px Porto
5 2DF Fernando Meira (1978-06-05)5 June 1978 (aged 28) 30 23x15px VfB Stuttgart
6 3MF Costinha (1974-12-01)1 December 1974 (aged 31) 44 23x15px Dynamo Moscow [43]
7 3MF Luís Figo (c) (1972-11-04)4 November 1972 (aged 33) 120 23x15px Internazionale
8 3MF Petit (1976-09-25)25 September 1976 (aged 29) 36 23x15px Benfica
9 4FW Pauleta (1973-04-28)28 April 1973 (aged 33) 82 23x15px Paris Saint-Germain
10 3MF Hugo Viana (1983-01-15)15 January 1983 (aged 23) 21 23x15px Valencia
11 4FW Simão (1979-10-31)31 October 1979 (aged 26) 43 23x15px Benfica
12 1GK Quim (1975-11-13)13 November 1975 (aged 30) 24 23x15px Benfica
13 2DF Miguel (1980-01-04)4 January 1980 (aged 26) 28 23x15px Valencia
14 2DF Nuno Valente (1974-09-12)12 September 1974 (aged 31) 23 23x15px Everton
15 4FW Luís Boa Morte (1977-08-04)4 August 1977 (aged 28) 24 23x15px Fulham
16 2DF Ricardo Carvalho (1978-05-18)18 May 1978 (aged 28) 24 23x15px Chelsea
17 4FW Cristiano Ronaldo (1985-02-05)5 February 1985 (aged 21) 32 23x15px Manchester United
18 3MF Maniche (1977-11-11)11 November 1977 (aged 28) 31 23x15px Dynamo Moscow [44]
19 3MF Tiago (1981-05-02)2 May 1981 (aged 25) 22 23x15px Lyon
20 3MF Deco (1977-08-27)27 August 1977 (aged 28) 35 23x15px Barcelona
21 4FW Nuno Gomes (1976-07-05)5 July 1976 (aged 29) 53 23x15px Benfica
22 1GK Paulo Santos (1972-12-11)11 December 1972 (aged 33) 1 23x15px Braga
23 4FW Hélder Postiga (1982-08-02)2 August 1982 (aged 23) 24 23x15px Porto [45]

Group E

Czech Republic

Head coach: Karel Brückner

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Petr Čech (1982-05-20)20 May 1982 (aged 24) 41 23x15px Chelsea
2 2DF Zdeněk Grygera (1980-05-14)14 May 1980 (aged 26) 41 23x15px Ajax
3 2DF Pavel Mareš (1976-01-18)18 January 1976 (aged 30) 10 23x15px Zenit St. Petersburg
4 3MF Tomáš Galásek (c) (1973-01-15)15 January 1973 (aged 33) 49 23x15px Ajax [46]
5 2DF Radoslav Kováč (1979-11-11)11 November 1979 (aged 26) 6 23x15px Spartak Moscow
6 2DF Marek Jankulovski (1977-05-09)9 May 1977 (aged 29) 48 23x15px Milan
7 3MF Libor Sionko (1977-02-01)1 February 1977 (aged 29) 17 23x15px Austria Wien [47]
8 3MF Karel Poborský (1972-03-30)30 March 1972 (aged 34) 115 23x15px Dynamo České Budějovice
9 4FW Jan Koller (1973-03-30)30 March 1973 (aged 33) 68 23x15px Borussia Dortmund [48]
10 3MF Tomáš Rosický (1980-10-04)4 October 1980 (aged 25) 54 23x15px Borussia Dortmund [49]
11 3MF Pavel Nedvěd (1972-08-30)30 August 1972 (aged 33) 87 23x15px Juventus
12 4FW Vratislav Lokvenc (1973-09-27)27 September 1973 (aged 32) 72 23x15px Red Bull Salzburg
13 2DF Martin Jiránek (1979-05-25)25 May 1979 (aged 27) 24 23x15px Spartak Moscow
14 3MF David Jarolím (1979-05-17)17 May 1979 (aged 27) 3 23x15px Hamburger SV
15 4FW Milan Baroš (1981-10-28)28 October 1981 (aged 24) 49 23x15px Aston Villa
16 1GK Jaromír Blažek (1972-12-29)29 December 1972 (aged 33) 11 23x15px Sparta Prague
17 4FW Jiří Štajner (1976-05-27)27 May 1976 (aged 30) 21 23x15px Hannover 96
18 4FW Marek Heinz (1977-08-04)4 August 1977 (aged 28) 28 23x15px Galatasaray
19 3MF Jan Polák (1981-03-14)14 March 1981 (aged 25) 18 23x15px 1. FC Nürnberg
20 3MF Jaroslav Plašil (1982-01-05)5 January 1982 (aged 24) 14 23x15px AS Monaco
21 2DF Tomáš Ujfaluši (1978-03-24)24 March 1978 (aged 28) 48 23x15px Fiorentina
22 2DF David Rozehnal (1980-07-05)5 July 1980 (aged 25) 22 23x15px Paris Saint-Germain
23 1GK Antonín Kinský (1975-05-31)31 May 1975 (aged 31) 5 23x15px Saturn Ramenskoye

Ghana

Head coach: 23x15px Ratomir Dujković

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Sammy Adjei (1980-09-01)1 September 1980 (aged 25) 31 Template:Country data ISR Ashdod
2 3MF Hans Sarpei (1976-06-28)28 June 1976 (aged 29) 7 23x15px VfL Wolfsburg
3 4FW Asamoah Gyan (1985-11-22)22 November 1985 (aged 20) 13 23x15px Udinese [50]
4 2DF Samuel Kuffour (1976-09-03)3 September 1976 (aged 29) 58 23x15px Roma
5 2DF John Mensah (1982-11-29)29 November 1982 (aged 23) 33 23x15px Rennes
6 2DF Emmanuel Pappoe (1981-03-03)3 March 1981 (aged 25) 27 Template:Country data ISR Hapoel Kfar Saba
7 2DF Illiasu Shilla (1982-10-26)26 October 1982 (aged 23) 2 23x15px Asante Kotoko
8 3MF Michael Essien (1982-12-03)3 December 1982 (aged 23) 17 23x15px Chelsea
9 3MF Derek Boateng (1983-05-02)2 May 1983 (aged 23) 11 23x15px AIK
10 3MF Stephen Appiah (c) (1980-12-24)24 December 1980 (aged 25) 42 23x15px Fenerbahçe
11 3MF Sulley Muntari (1984-08-27)27 August 1984 (aged 21) 16 23x15px Udinese
12 4FW Alex Tachie-Mensah (1977-02-15)15 February 1977 (aged 29) 5 23x16px St. Gallen
13 2DF Habib Mohamed (1983-12-10)10 December 1983 (aged 22) 1 23x15px King Faisal Babes
14 4FW Matthew Amoah (1980-10-24)24 October 1980 (aged 25) 16 23x15px Borussia Dortmund
15 3MF John Paintsil (1981-06-15)15 June 1981 (aged 24) 21 Template:Country data ISR Hapoel Tel Aviv
16 1GK George Owu (1982-06-17)17 June 1982 (aged 23) 6 23x15px Ashanti Gold
17 2DF Daniel Quaye (1980-12-25)25 December 1980 (aged 25) 7 23x15px Hearts of Oak
18 2DF Eric Addo (1978-11-12)12 November 1978 (aged 27) 6 23x15px PSV Eindhoven
19 4FW Razak Pimpong (1982-12-30)30 December 1982 (aged 23) 4 23x15px Copenhagen
20 4FW Otto Addo (1975-06-09)9 June 1975 (aged 31) 13 23x15px Mainz 05
21 2DF Issah Ahmed (1982-05-24)24 May 1982 (aged 24) 10 23x15px Randers
22 1GK Richard Kingson (1978-06-13)13 June 1978 (aged 27) 33 23x15px Ankaraspor
23 3MF Haminu Draman (1986-04-01)1 April 1986 (aged 20) 7 23x15px Red Star Belgrade [51]

Italy

Head coach: Marcello Lippi

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Gianluigi Buffon (1978-01-28)28 January 1978 (aged 28) 60 23x15px Juventus
2 2DF Cristian Zaccardo (1981-12-21)21 December 1981 (aged 24) 12 23x15px Palermo
3 2DF Fabio Grosso (1977-11-28)28 November 1977 (aged 28) 17 23x15px Palermo [52]
4 3MF Daniele De Rossi (1983-07-24)24 July 1983 (aged 22) 17 23x15px Roma
5 2DF Fabio Cannavaro (c) (1973-09-13)13 September 1973 (aged 32) 93 23x15px Juventus
6 2DF Andrea Barzagli (1981-05-08)8 May 1981 (aged 25) 8 23x15px Palermo
7 4FW Alessandro Del Piero (1974-11-09)9 November 1974 (aged 31) 74 23x15px Juventus
8 3MF Gennaro Gattuso (1978-01-09)9 January 1978 (aged 28) 43 23x15px Milan
9 4FW Luca Toni (1977-05-26)26 May 1977 (aged 29) 18 23x15px Fiorentina
10 4FW Francesco Totti (1976-09-27)27 September 1976 (aged 29) 51 23x15px Roma
11 4FW Alberto Gilardino (1982-07-05)5 July 1982 (aged 23) 15 23x15px Milan
12 1GK Angelo Peruzzi (1970-02-16)16 February 1970 (aged 36) 31 23x15px Lazio
13 2DF Alessandro Nesta (1976-03-19)19 March 1976 (aged 30) 74 23x15px Milan
14 1GK Marco Amelia (1982-04-02)2 April 1982 (aged 24) 1 23x15px Livorno
15 4FW Vincenzo Iaquinta (1979-11-21)21 November 1979 (aged 26) 12 23x15px Udinese
16 3MF Mauro Camoranesi (1976-10-04)4 October 1976 (aged 29) 21 23x15px Juventus
17 3MF Simone Barone (1978-04-30)30 April 1978 (aged 28) 13 23x15px Palermo
18 4FW Filippo Inzaghi (1973-08-09)9 August 1973 (aged 32) 49 23x15px Milan
19 2DF Gianluca Zambrotta (1977-02-19)19 February 1977 (aged 29) 52 23x15px Juventus
20 3MF Simone Perrotta (1977-09-17)17 September 1977 (aged 28) 24 23x15px Roma
21 3MF Andrea Pirlo (1979-05-19)19 May 1979 (aged 27) 24 23x15px Milan
22 2DF Massimo Oddo (1976-06-14)14 June 1976 (aged 29) 20 23x15px Lazio
23 2DF Marco Materazzi (1973-08-19)19 August 1973 (aged 32) 28 23x15px Internazionale

United States

Head coach: Bruce Arena

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Tim Howard (1979-03-06)6 March 1979 (aged 27) 16 23x15px Manchester United [53]
2 2DF Chris Albright (1979-01-14)14 January 1979 (aged 27) 20 23x15px LA Galaxy [54]
3 2DF Carlos Bocanegra (1979-05-25)25 May 1979 (aged 27) 40 23x15px Fulham
4 3MF Pablo Mastroeni (1976-08-26)26 August 1976 (aged 29) 48 23x15px Colorado Rapids
5 3MF John O'Brien (1977-08-29)29 August 1977 (aged 28) 31 23x15px Chivas USA
6 2DF Steve Cherundolo (1979-02-19)19 February 1979 (aged 27) 35 23x15px Hannover 96
7 3MF Eddie Lewis (1974-05-17)17 May 1974 (aged 32) 69 23x15px Leeds United
8 3MF Clint Dempsey (1983-03-09)9 March 1983 (aged 23) 21 23x15px New England Revolution
9 4FW Eddie Johnson (1984-03-31)31 March 1984 (aged 22) 18 23x15px Kansas City Wizards
10 3MF Claudio Reyna (c) (1973-07-20)20 July 1973 (aged 32) 109 23x15px Manchester City
11 4FW Brian Ching (1978-05-24)24 May 1978 (aged 28) 20 23x15px Houston Dynamo
12 2DF Gregg Berhalter (1973-08-01)1 August 1973 (aged 32) 44 23x15px Energie Cottbus [55]
13 2DF Jimmy Conrad (1977-02-12)12 February 1977 (aged 29) 15 23x15px Kansas City Wizards
14 3MF Ben Olsen (1977-05-03)3 May 1977 (aged 29) 34 23x15px D.C. United
15 3MF Bobby Convey (1983-05-27)27 May 1983 (aged 23) 39 23x15px Reading
16 4FW Josh Wolff (1977-02-25)25 February 1977 (aged 29) 47 23x15px Kansas City Wizards
17 3MF DaMarcus Beasley (1982-05-24)24 May 1982 (aged 24) 58 23x15px PSV Eindhoven
18 1GK Kasey Keller (1969-11-29)29 November 1969 (aged 36) 93 23x15px Borussia Mönchengladbach
19 1GK Marcus Hahnemann (1972-06-15)15 June 1972 (aged 33) 6 23x15px Reading
20 4FW Brian McBride (1972-06-19)19 June 1972 (aged 33) 92 23x15px Fulham
21 4FW Landon Donovan (1982-03-04)4 March 1982 (aged 24) 81 23x15px LA Galaxy
22 2DF Oguchi Onyewu (1982-05-13)13 May 1982 (aged 24) 14 23x15px Standard Liège
23 2DF Eddie Pope (1973-12-24)24 December 1973 (aged 32) 80 23x15px Real Salt Lake

Group F

Australia

Head coach: 23x15px Guus Hiddink

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Mark Schwarzer (1972-10-06)6 October 1972 (aged 33) 37 23x15px Middlesbrough
2 2DF Lucas Neill (1978-03-09)9 March 1978 (aged 28) 25 23x15px Blackburn Rovers
3 2DF Craig Moore (1975-12-12)12 December 1975 (aged 30) 33 23x15px Newcastle United
4 3MF Tim Cahill (1979-12-06)6 December 1979 (aged 26) 16 23x15px Everton
5 3MF Jason Čulina (1980-08-05)5 August 1980 (aged 25) 13 23x15px PSV Eindhoven
6 2DF Tony Popovic (1973-07-04)4 July 1973 (aged 32) 56 23x15px Crystal Palace [56]
7 2DF Brett Emerton (1979-02-22)22 February 1979 (aged 27) 48 23x15px Blackburn Rovers
8 3MF Josip Skoko (1975-12-10)10 December 1975 (aged 30) 46 23x15px Wigan Athletic [57]
9 4FW Mark Viduka (c) (1975-10-09)9 October 1975 (aged 30) 33 23x15px Middlesbrough
10 4FW Harry Kewell (1978-09-22)22 September 1978 (aged 27) 20 23x15px Liverpool
11 2DF Stan Lazaridis (1972-08-16)16 August 1972 (aged 33) 59 23x15px Birmingham City [58]
12 1GK Ante Čović (1975-06-13)13 June 1975 (aged 30) 1 23x15px Hammarby
13 3MF Vincenzo Grella (1979-10-05)5 October 1979 (aged 26) 17 23x15px Parma
14 3MF Scott Chipperfield (1975-12-30)30 December 1975 (aged 30) 46 23x16px Basel
15 4FW John Aloisi (1976-02-05)5 February 1976 (aged 30) 41 23x15px Alavés
16 2DF Michael Beauchamp (1981-03-08)8 March 1981 (aged 25) 2 23x15px Central Coast Mariners [59]
17 4FW Archie Thompson (1978-10-23)23 October 1978 (aged 27) 20 23x15px Melbourne Victory [60]
18 1GK Željko Kalac (1972-12-16)16 December 1972 (aged 33) 52 23x15px Milan
19 4FW Joshua Kennedy (1982-08-20)20 August 1982 (aged 23) 1 23x15px Dynamo Dresden [61]
20 2DF Luke Wilkshire (1981-10-02)2 October 1981 (aged 24) 8 23x15px Bristol City
21 3MF Mile Sterjovski (1979-05-27)27 May 1979 (aged 27) 22 23x16px Basel
22 2DF Mark Milligan (1985-08-04)4 August 1985 (aged 20) 1 23x15px Sydney FC
23 3MF Mark Bresciano (1980-02-11)11 February 1980 (aged 26) 24 23x15px Parma

Brazil

Head coach: Carlos Alberto Parreira

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Dida (1973-10-07)7 October 1973 (aged 32) 86 23x15px Milan
2 2DF Cafu (c) (1970-06-07)7 June 1970 (aged 36) 138 23x15px Milan
3 2DF Lúcio (1978-05-08)8 May 1978 (aged 28) 50 23x15px Bayern Munich
4 2DF Juan (1979-02-01)1 February 1979 (aged 27) 38 23x15px Bayer Leverkusen
5 3MF Emerson (1976-04-04)4 April 1976 (aged 30) 70 23x15px Juventus
6 2DF Roberto Carlos (1973-04-10)10 April 1973 (aged 33) 121 23x15px Real Madrid
7 4FW Adriano (1982-02-17)17 February 1982 (aged 24) 32 23x15px Internazionale
8 3MF Kaká (1982-04-22)22 April 1982 (aged 24) 38 23x15px Milan
9 4FW Ronaldo (1976-09-22)22 September 1976 (aged 29) 92 23x15px Real Madrid
10 3MF Ronaldinho (1980-03-21)21 March 1980 (aged 26) 63 23x15px Barcelona
11 3MF Zé Roberto (1974-07-06)6 July 1974 (aged 31) 79 23x15px Bayern Munich [62]
12 1GK Rogério Ceni (1973-01-22)22 January 1973 (aged 33) 15 23x15px São Paulo
13 2DF Cicinho (1980-06-24)24 June 1980 (aged 25) 10 23x15px Real Madrid
14 2DF Luisão (1981-02-13)13 February 1981 (aged 25) 19 23x15px Benfica
15 2DF Cris (1977-06-03)3 June 1977 (aged 29) 16 23x15px Lyon
16 2DF Gilberto (1976-04-25)25 April 1976 (aged 30) 9 23x15px Hertha BSC
17 3MF Gilberto Silva (1976-10-07)7 October 1976 (aged 29) 36 23x15px Arsenal
18 3MF Mineiro (1975-08-02)2 August 1975 (aged 30) 2 23x15px São Paulo [63]
19 3MF Juninho (1975-01-30)30 January 1975 (aged 31) 37 23x15px Lyon
20 3MF Ricardinho (1976-05-23)23 May 1976 (aged 30) 19 23x15px Corinthians
21 4FW Fred (1983-10-03)3 October 1983 (aged 22) 3 23x15px Lyon
22 1GK Júlio César (1979-09-03)3 September 1979 (aged 26) 11 23x15px Internazionale
23 4FW Robinho (1984-01-25)25 January 1984 (aged 22) 23 23x15px Real Madrid

Croatia

Head coach: Zlatko Kranjčar

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Stipe Pletikosa (1979-01-08)8 January 1979 (aged 27) 50 23x15px Shakhtar Donetsk [64]
2 3MF Darijo Srna (1982-05-01)1 May 1982 (aged 24) 36 23x15px Shakhtar Donetsk
3 2DF Josip Šimunić (1978-02-18)18 February 1978 (aged 28) 42 23x15px Hertha BSC
4 2DF Robert Kovač (1974-04-06)6 April 1974 (aged 32) 56 23x15px Juventus
5 2DF Igor Tudor (1978-04-16)16 April 1978 (aged 28) 52 23x15px Juventus [65]
6 3MF Jurica Vranješ (1980-01-31)31 January 1980 (aged 26) 24 23x15px Werder Bremen
7 2DF Dario Šimić (1975-11-12)12 November 1975 (aged 30) 80 23x15px Milan
8 3MF Marko Babić (1981-01-28)28 January 1981 (aged 25) 33 23x15px Bayer Leverkusen
9 4FW Dado Pršo (1974-11-05)5 November 1974 (aged 31) 29 23x15px Rangers
10 3MF Niko Kovač (c) (1971-10-15)15 October 1971 (aged 34) 58 23x15px Hertha BSC[66]
11 2DF Mario Tokić (1975-06-23)23 June 1975 (aged 30) 28 23x15px Austria Wien
12 1GK Joey Didulica (1977-10-14)14 October 1977 (aged 28) 4 23x15px Austria Wien
13 2DF Stjepan Tomas (1976-03-06)6 March 1976 (aged 30) 48 23x15px Galatasaray
14 3MF Luka Modrić (1985-09-09)9 September 1985 (aged 20) 5 23x15px Dinamo Zagreb
15 3MF Ivan Leko (1978-02-07)7 February 1978 (aged 28) 13 23x15px Club Brugge
16 3MF Jerko Leko (1980-04-09)9 April 1980 (aged 26) 36 23x15px Dynamo Kyiv [67]
17 4FW Ivan Klasnić (1980-01-29)29 January 1980 (aged 26) 20 23x15px Werder Bremen
18 4FW Ivica Olić (1979-09-14)14 September 1979 (aged 26) 36 23x15px CSKA Moscow
19 3MF Niko Kranjčar (1984-08-13)13 August 1984 (aged 21) 21 23x15px Hajduk Split
20 3MF Anthony Šerić (1979-01-15)15 January 1979 (aged 27) 14 23x15px Panathinaikos
21 4FW Boško Balaban (1978-10-15)15 October 1978 (aged 27) 27 23x15px Club Brugge
22 4FW Ivan Bošnjak (1979-02-06)6 February 1979 (aged 27) 13 23x15px Dinamo Zagreb[68]
23 1GK Tomislav Butina (1974-03-30)30 March 1974 (aged 32) 28 23x15px Club Brugge

Japan

Head coach: 23x15px Zico

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Seigo Narazaki (1976-04-15)15 April 1976 (aged 30) 50 Template:Country data JPN Nagoya Grampus Eight
2 2DF Teruyuki Moniwa (1981-09-08)8 September 1981 (aged 24) 8 Template:Country data JPN FC Tokyo
3 2DF Yūichi Komano (1981-07-25)25 July 1981 (aged 24) 8 Template:Country data JPN Sanfrecce Hiroshima
4 3MF Yasuhito Endo (1980-01-28)28 January 1980 (aged 26) 40 Template:Country data JPN Gamba Osaka
5 2DF Tsuneyasu Miyamoto (c) (1977-02-07)7 February 1977 (aged 29) 69 Template:Country data JPN Gamba Osaka
6 2DF Kōji Nakata (1979-07-09)9 July 1979 (aged 26) 55 23x16px Basel
7 3MF Hidetoshi Nakata (1977-01-22)22 January 1977 (aged 29) 74 23x15px Fiorentina [69]
8 3MF Mitsuo Ogasawara (1979-04-05)5 April 1979 (aged 27) 51 Template:Country data JPN Kashima Antlers
9 4FW Naohiro Takahara (1979-06-04)4 June 1979 (aged 27) 41 23x15px Hamburger SV [70]
10 3MF Shunsuke Nakamura (1978-06-24)24 June 1978 (aged 27) 60 23x15px Celtic
11 4FW Seiichiro Maki (1980-08-07)7 August 1980 (aged 25) 10 Template:Country data JPN JEF United
12 1GK Yoichi Doi (1973-07-25)25 July 1973 (aged 32) 4 Template:Country data JPN FC Tokyo
13 4FW Atsushi Yanagisawa (1977-05-27)27 May 1977 (aged 29) 56 Template:Country data JPN Kashima Antlers
14 2DF Alex (1977-07-20)20 July 1977 (aged 28) 72 Template:Country data JPN Urawa Red Diamonds
15 3MF Takashi Fukunishi (1976-09-01)1 September 1976 (aged 29) 62 Template:Country data JPN Júbilo Iwata
16 4FW Masashi Oguro (1980-05-04)4 May 1980 (aged 26) 18 23x15px Grenoble
17 3MF Junichi Inamoto (1979-09-18)18 September 1979 (aged 26) 63 23x15px West Bromwich Albion
18 3MF Shinji Ono (1979-09-27)27 September 1979 (aged 26) 54 Template:Country data JPN Urawa Red Diamonds
19 2DF Keisuke Tsuboi (1979-09-16)16 September 1979 (aged 26) 33 Template:Country data JPN Urawa Red Diamonds
20 4FW Keiji Tamada (1980-04-11)11 April 1980 (aged 26) 39 Template:Country data JPN Nagoya Grampus Eight
21 2DF Akira Kaji (1980-01-13)13 January 1980 (aged 26) 43 Template:Country data JPN Gamba Osaka
22 2DF Yuji Nakazawa (1978-02-25)25 February 1978 (aged 28) 50 Template:Country data JPN Yokohama F. Marinos
23 1GK Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (1975-08-15)15 August 1975 (aged 30) 89 Template:Country data JPN Júbilo Iwata

Group G

France

Head coach: Raymond Domenech

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Mickaël Landreau (1979-05-14)14 May 1979 (aged 27) 3 23x15px Nantes [71]
2 2DF Jean-Alain Boumsong (1979-12-14)14 December 1979 (aged 26) 19 23x15px Newcastle United
3 2DF Éric Abidal (1979-09-11)11 September 1979 (aged 26) 8 23x15px Lyon
4 3MF Patrick Vieira (1976-06-23)23 June 1976 (aged 29) 87 23x15px Juventus
5 2DF William Gallas (1977-08-17)17 August 1977 (aged 28) 40 23x15px Chelsea
6 3MF Claude Makélélé (1973-02-18)18 February 1973 (aged 33) 43 23x15px Chelsea
7 3MF Florent Malouda (1980-06-13)13 June 1980 (aged 25) 13 23x15px Lyon
8 3MF Vikash Dhorasoo (1973-10-10)10 October 1973 (aged 32) 16 23x15px Paris Saint-Germain
9 4FW Sidney Govou (1979-07-27)27 July 1979 (aged 26) 19 23x15px Lyon[72]
10 3MF Zinedine Zidane (c) (1972-06-23)23 June 1972 (aged 33) 102 23x15px Real Madrid[73]
11 4FW Sylvain Wiltord (1974-05-10)10 May 1974 (aged 32) 80 23x15px Lyon
12 4FW Thierry Henry (1977-08-17)17 August 1977 (aged 28) 78 23x15px Arsenal
13 2DF Mikaël Silvestre (1977-08-09)9 August 1977 (aged 28) 39 23x15px Manchester United
14 4FW Louis Saha (1978-08-08)8 August 1978 (aged 27) 9 23x15px Manchester United
15 2DF Lilian Thuram (1972-01-01)1 January 1972 (aged 34) 114 23x15px Juventus
16 1GK Fabien Barthez (1971-06-28)28 June 1971 (aged 34) 80 23x15px Marseille [74]
17 2DF Gaël Givet (1981-10-09)9 October 1981 (aged 24) 11 23x15px AS Monaco
18 3MF Alou Diarra (1981-07-15)15 July 1981 (aged 24) 9 23x15px Lens
19 2DF Willy Sagnol (1977-03-18)18 March 1977 (aged 29) 38 23x15px Bayern Munich
20 4FW David Trézéguet (1977-10-15)15 October 1977 (aged 28) 63 23x15px Juventus
21 2DF Pascal Chimbonda (1979-02-21)21 February 1979 (aged 27) 1 23x15px Wigan Athletic
22 3MF Franck Ribéry (1983-04-07)7 April 1983 (aged 23) 3 23x15px Marseille
23 1GK Grégory Coupet (1972-12-31)31 December 1972 (aged 33) 18 23x15px Lyon

South Korea

Head coach: 23x15px Dick Advocaat

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Lee Woon-jae (c) (1973-04-26)26 April 1973 (aged 33) 97 Template:Country data KOR Suwon Samsung Bluewings
2 2DF Kim Young-chul (1976-06-30)30 June 1976 (aged 29) 12 Template:Country data KOR Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
3 2DF Kim Dong-jin (1982-01-29)29 January 1982 (aged 24) 34 Template:Country data KOR FC Seoul
4 2DF Choi Jin-cheul (1971-03-26)26 March 1971 (aged 35) 62 Template:Country data KOR Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
5 3MF Kim Nam-il (1977-03-14)14 March 1977 (aged 29) 66 Template:Country data KOR Suwon Samsung Bluewings
6 2DF Kim Jin-kyu (1985-02-16)16 February 1985 (aged 21) 23 Template:Country data JPN Júbilo Iwata
7 3MF Park Ji-sung (1981-02-25)25 February 1981 (aged 25) 60 23x15px Manchester United
8 3MF Kim Do-heon (1982-07-14)14 July 1982 (aged 23) 75 Template:Country data KOR Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
9 4FW Ahn Jung-hwan (1976-01-27)27 January 1976 (aged 30) 61 23x15px MSV Duisburg
10 4FW Park Chu-young (1985-07-10)10 July 1985 (aged 20) 18 Template:Country data KOR FC Seoul
11 4FW Seol Ki-hyeon (1979-01-08)8 January 1979 (aged 27) 67 23x15px Wolverhampton Wanderers
12 2DF Lee Young-pyo (1977-04-23)23 April 1977 (aged 29) 85 23x15px Tottenham Hotspur
13 3MF Lee Eul-yong (1975-09-08)8 September 1975 (aged 30) 47 23x15px Trabzonspor
14 4FW Lee Chun-soo (1981-07-09)9 July 1981 (aged 24) 62 Template:Country data KOR Ulsan Hyundai Horangi
15 3MF Baek Ji-hoon (1985-02-28)28 February 1985 (aged 21) 12 Template:Country data KOR FC Seoul
16 4FW Chung Kyung-ho (1980-05-22)22 May 1980 (aged 26) 40 Template:Country data KOR Gwangju Sangmu Phoenix
17 3MF Lee Ho (1984-12-22)22 December 1984 (aged 21) 11 Template:Country data KOR Ulsan Hyundai Horangi
18 2DF Kim Sang-sik (1976-12-17)17 December 1976 (aged 29) 42 Template:Country data KOR Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
19 4FW Cho Jae-jin (1981-07-09)9 July 1981 (aged 24) 21 Template:Country data JPN Shimizu S-Pulse
20 1GK Kim Yong-dae (1979-10-11)11 October 1979 (aged 26) 15 Template:Country data KOR Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
21 1GK Kim Young-kwang (1983-06-28)28 June 1983 (aged 22) 6 Template:Country data KOR Chunnam Dragons
22 2DF Song Chong-gug (1979-02-20)20 February 1979 (aged 27) 51 Template:Country data KOR Suwon Samsung Bluewings
23 2DF Cho Won-hee (1983-04-17)17 April 1983 (aged 23) 13 Template:Country data KOR Suwon Samsung Bluewings

Switzerland

Head coach: Köbi Kuhn

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Pascal Zuberbühler (1971-01-08)8 January 1971 (aged 35) 40 23x16px Basel
2 3MF Johan Djourou (1987-01-18)18 January 1987 (aged 19) 2 23x15px Arsenal
3 2DF Ludovic Magnin (1979-04-20)20 April 1979 (aged 27) 30 23x15px VfB Stuttgart
4 2DF Philippe Senderos (1985-02-14)14 February 1985 (aged 21) 12 23x15px Arsenal
5 3MF Xavier Margairaz (1984-01-17)17 January 1984 (aged 22) 3 23x16px Zürich
6 3MF Johann Vogel (c) (1977-03-08)8 March 1977 (aged 29) 85 23x15px Milan
7 3MF Ricardo Cabanas (1979-01-17)17 January 1979 (aged 27) 37 23x15px 1. FC Köln
8 2DF Raphaël Wicky (1977-04-26)26 April 1977 (aged 29) 67 23x15px Hamburger SV
9 4FW Alexander Frei (1979-07-15)15 July 1979 (aged 26) 45 23x15px Rennes [75]
10 4FW Daniel Gygax (1981-08-28)28 August 1981 (aged 24) 22 23x15px Lille
11 4FW Marco Streller (1981-06-18)18 June 1981 (aged 24) 10 23x15px 1. FC Köln
12 1GK Diego Benaglio (1983-07-08)8 July 1983 (aged 22) 1 23x15px Nacional
13 2DF Stéphane Grichting (1979-03-30)30 March 1979 (aged 27) 6 23x15px Auxerre
14 3MF David Degen (1983-02-15)15 February 1983 (aged 23) 3 23x16px Basel [76]
15 3MF Blerim Džemaili (1986-04-12)12 April 1986 (aged 20) 3 23x16px Zürich
16 3MF Tranquillo Barnetta (1985-05-22)22 May 1985 (aged 21) 13 23x15px Bayer Leverkusen
17 2DF Christoph Spycher (1978-03-30)30 March 1978 (aged 28) 21 23x15px Eintracht Frankfurt
18 4FW Mauro Lustrinelli (1976-02-26)26 February 1976 (aged 30) 5 23x15px Sparta Prague
19 3MF Valon Behrami (1985-04-19)19 April 1985 (aged 21) 6 23x15px Lazio
20 2DF Patrick Müller (1976-12-17)17 December 1976 (aged 29) 64 23x15px Lyon
21 1GK Fabio Coltorti (1980-12-03)3 December 1980 (aged 25) 2 23x16px Grasshopper
22 4FW Hakan Yakın (1977-02-22)22 February 1977 (aged 29) 46 23x16px Young Boys [77]
23 2DF Philipp Degen (1983-02-15)15 February 1983 (aged 23) 15 23x15px Borussia Dortmund

Togo

Head coach: 23x15px Otto Pfister[78]

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Ouro-Nimini Tchagnirou (1977-12-31)31 December 1977 (aged 28) 9 23x15px Djoliba
2 2DF Daré Nibombé (1980-06-16)16 June 1980 (aged 25) 16 23x15px Mons
3 2DF Jean-Paul Abalo (c) (1975-06-26)26 June 1975 (aged 30) 65 23x15px APOEL
4 4FW Emmanuel Adebayor (1984-02-16)16 February 1984 (aged 22) 29 23x15px Arsenal
5 2DF Massamasso Tchangai (1978-08-08)8 August 1978 (aged 27) 34 23x15px Benevento
6 3MF Yao Aziawonou (1979-11-30)30 November 1979 (aged 26) 32 23x16px Young Boys
7 4FW Moustapha Salifou (1983-06-01)1 June 1983 (aged 23) 34 23x15px Brest
8 3MF Kuami Agboh (1977-12-28)28 December 1977 (aged 28) 4 23x15px Beveren
9 3MF Thomas Dossevi (1979-03-06)6 March 1979 (aged 27) 10 23x15px Valenciennes
10 3MF Mamam Cherif Touré (1981-01-13)13 January 1981 (aged 25) 39 23x15px Metz
11 4FW Robert Malm (1973-08-21)21 August 1973 (aged 32) 1 23x15px Brest
12 2DF Éric Akoto (1980-07-20)20 July 1980 (aged 25) 32 23x15px Admira Wacker[79]
13 2DF Richmond Forson (1980-05-23)23 May 1980 (aged 26) 8 23x15px Poiré
14 3MF Adékambi Olufadé (1980-01-07)7 January 1980 (aged 26) 24 23x15px Al-Siliyah
15 3MF Alaixys Romao (1984-01-18)18 January 1984 (aged 22) 11 23x15px Louhans-Cuiseaux
16 1GK Kossi Agassa (1978-07-02)2 July 1978 (aged 27) 49 23x15px Metz
17 4FW Mohamed Kader (1979-04-08)8 April 1979 (aged 27) 46 23x15px Guingamp
18 3MF Yao Junior Sènaya (1984-04-19)19 April 1984 (aged 22) 16 23x16px YF Juventus
19 2DF Ludovic Assemoassa (1980-09-18)18 September 1980 (aged 25) 5 23x15px Ciudad de Murcia
20 4FW Affo Erassa (1983-02-19)19 February 1983 (aged 23) 6 23x15px Moulins
21 3MF Franck Atsou (1978-08-01)1 August 1978 (aged 27) 13 23x15px Al-Hilal [80]
22 1GK Kodjovi Obilale (1984-10-08)8 October 1984 (aged 21) 0 23x15px Étoile Filante
23 2DF Assimiou Touré (1988-01-01)1 January 1988 (aged 18) 1 23x15px Bayer Leverkusen

Group H

Saudi Arabia

Head coach: 23x15px Marcos Paquetá

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Mohamed Al-Deayea (1972-08-02)2 August 1972 (aged 33) 175 23x15px Al-Hilal
2 2DF Ahmed Dokhi Al-Dosari (1976-10-25)25 October 1976 (aged 29) 68 23x15px Al-Ittihad
3 2DF Redha Tukar (1975-11-29)29 November 1975 (aged 30) 37 23x15px Al-Ittihad
4 2DF Hamad Al-Montashari (1982-06-22)22 June 1982 (aged 23) 32 23x15px Al-Ittihad
5 2DF Naif Al-Qadi (1979-04-03)3 April 1979 (aged 27) 28 23x15px Al-Ahli
6 3MF Omar Al-Ghamdi (1979-04-11)11 April 1979 (aged 27) 38 23x15px Al-Hilal
7 3MF Mohammed Ameen (1980-04-29)29 April 1980 (aged 26) 16 23x15px Al-Ittihad
8 3MF Mohammed Noor (1978-02-26)26 February 1978 (aged 28) 63 23x15px Al-Ittihad
9 4FW Sami Al-Jaber (c) (1972-12-11)11 December 1972 (aged 33) 160 23x15px Al-Hilal
10 3MF Mohammad Al-Shalhoub (1980-12-08)8 December 1980 (aged 25) 48 23x15px Al-Hilal
11 4FW Saad Al-Harthi (1984-02-03)3 February 1984 (aged 22) 15 23x15px Al-Nasr
12 2DF Abdulaziz Khathran (1973-07-31)31 July 1973 (aged 32) 19 23x15px Al-Hilal
13 2DF Hussein Sulaimani (1977-01-21)21 January 1977 (aged 29) 97 23x15px Al-Ahli
14 3MF Saud Khariri (1980-07-08)8 July 1980 (aged 25) 34 23x15px Al-Ittihad
15 2DF Ahmed Al-Bahri (1980-09-18)18 September 1980 (aged 25) 11 23x15px Al-Ettifaq
16 3MF Khaled Aziz (1981-07-14)14 July 1981 (aged 24) 14 23x15px Al-Hilal
17 2DF Mohamed Al-Bishi (1987-05-03)3 May 1987 (aged 19) 0 23x15px Al-Ahli
18 3MF Nawaf Al-Temyat (1976-06-28)28 June 1976 (aged 29) 56 23x15px Al-Hilal
19 2DF Mohammad Massad (1983-02-17)17 February 1983 (aged 23) 5 23x15px Al-Ahli
20 4FW Yasser Al-Qahtani (1982-10-10)10 October 1982 (aged 23) 45 23x15px Al-Hilal
21 1GK Mabrouk Zaid (1979-02-11)11 February 1979 (aged 27) 33 23x15px Al-Ittihad
22 1GK Mohammad Khouja (1982-03-15)15 March 1982 (aged 24) 8 23x15px Al-Shabab
23 4FW Malek Mouath (1981-08-10)10 August 1981 (aged 24) 5 23x15px Al-Ahli

Spain

Head coach: Luis Aragonés

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Iker Casillas (1981-05-20)20 May 1981 (aged 25) 58 23x15px Real Madrid
2 2DF Míchel Salgado (1975-10-22)22 October 1975 (aged 30) 50 23x15px Real Madrid
3 2DF Mariano Pernía (1977-05-04)4 May 1977 (aged 29) 1 23x15px Getafe [81]
4 2DF Carlos Marchena (1979-07-31)31 July 1979 (aged 26) 27 23x15px Valencia
5 2DF Carles Puyol (1978-04-13)13 April 1978 (aged 28) 47 23x15px Barcelona
6 3MF David Albelda (1977-09-01)1 September 1977 (aged 28) 33 23x15px Valencia
7 4FW Raúl (c) (1977-06-27)27 June 1977 (aged 28) 95 23x15px Real Madrid
8 3MF Xavi (1980-01-25)25 January 1980 (aged 26) 36 23x15px Barcelona
9 4FW Fernando Torres (1984-03-20)20 March 1984 (aged 22) 30 23x15px Atlético Madrid
10 3MF José Antonio Reyes (1983-09-01)1 September 1983 (aged 22) 19 23x15px Arsenal
11 3MF Luis García (1978-06-24)24 June 1978 (aged 27) 10 23x15px Liverpool
12 2DF Antonio López (1981-09-13)13 September 1981 (aged 24) 8 23x15px Atlético Madrid
13 3MF Andrés Iniesta (1984-05-11)11 May 1984 (aged 22) 3 23x15px Barcelona
14 3MF Xabi Alonso (1981-11-25)25 November 1981 (aged 24) 26 23x15px Liverpool
15 2DF Sergio Ramos (1986-03-30)30 March 1986 (aged 20) 11 23x15px Real Madrid
16 3MF Marcos Senna (1976-07-17)17 July 1976 (aged 29) 3 23x15px Villarreal
17 3MF Joaquín (1981-07-21)21 July 1981 (aged 24) 38 23x15px Real Betis
18 3MF Cesc Fàbregas (1987-05-04)4 May 1987 (aged 19) 4 23x15px Arsenal
19 1GK Santiago Cañizares (1969-12-18)18 December 1969 (aged 36) 45 23x15px Valencia
20 2DF Juanito (1976-07-23)23 July 1976 (aged 29) 15 23x15px Real Betis
21 4FW David Villa (1981-12-03)3 December 1981 (aged 24) 8 23x15px Valencia
22 2DF Pablo (1981-08-03)3 August 1981 (aged 24) 11 23x15px Atlético Madrid
23 1GK Pepe Reina (1982-08-31)31 August 1982 (aged 23) 3 23x15px Liverpool

Tunisia

Head coach: 23x15px Roger Lemerre

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Ali Boumnijel (1966-04-13)13 April 1966 (aged 40) 48 23x15px Club Africain
2 2DF Karim Essediri (1979-07-29)29 July 1979 (aged 26) 7 23x15px Rosenborg
3 2DF Karim Haggui (1984-01-21)21 January 1984 (aged 22) 26 23x15px Strasbourg
4 2DF Alaeddine Yahia (1981-09-26)26 September 1981 (aged 24) 13 23x15px Saint-Étienne
5 4FW Ziad Jaziri (1978-07-12)12 July 1978 (aged 27) 61 23x15px Troyes
6 2DF Hatem Trabelsi (1977-01-25)25 January 1977 (aged 29) 56 23x15px Ajax
7 4FW Haykel Guemamdia (1981-12-22)22 December 1981 (aged 24) 13 23x15px Strasbourg [82]
8 3MF Mehdi Nafti (1978-11-28)28 November 1978 (aged 27) 29 23x15px Birmingham City
9 4FW Yassine Chikhaoui (1986-09-02)2 September 1986 (aged 19) 1 23x15px Étoile du Sahel
10 3MF Kaies Ghodhbane (1976-01-07)7 January 1976 (aged 30) 89 23x15px Konyaspor
11 4FW Francileudo Santos (1979-03-20)20 March 1979 (aged 27) 28 23x15px Toulouse
12 3MF Jawhar Mnari (1976-11-08)8 November 1976 (aged 29) 37 23x15px 1. FC Nürnberg
13 3MF Riadh Bouazizi (c) (1973-04-08)8 April 1973 (aged 33) 85 23x15px Kayseri Erciyesspor
14 3MF Adel Chedli (1976-09-16)16 September 1976 (aged 29) 38 23x15px 1. FC Nürnberg
15 2DF Radhi Jaïdi (1975-08-30)30 August 1975 (aged 30) 89 23x15px Bolton Wanderers
16 1GK Adel Nefzi (1974-03-16)16 March 1974 (aged 32) 0 23x15px Monastir
17 4FW Chaouki Ben Saada (1984-07-01)1 July 1984 (aged 21) 11 23x15px Bastia [83]
18 2DF David Jemmali (1974-12-13)13 December 1974 (aged 31) 2 23x15px Bordeaux
19 2DF Anis Ayari (1982-02-16)16 February 1982 (aged 24) 24 23x15px Samsunspor
20 3MF Hamed Namouchi (1984-01-12)12 January 1984 (aged 22) 14 23x15px Rangers
21 2DF Karim Saidi (1983-03-24)24 March 1983 (aged 23) 15 23x15px Feyenoord[84]
22 1GK Hamdi Kasraoui (1983-01-18)18 January 1983 (aged 23) 6 23x15px Espérance de Tunis
23 3MF Sofiane Melliti (1978-08-18)18 August 1978 (aged 27) 14 23x15px Gaziantepspor

Ukraine

Head coach: Oleg Blokhin

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Oleksandr Shovkovskyi (1975-01-02)2 January 1975 (aged 31) 68 23x15px Dynamo Kyiv
2 2DF Andriy Nesmachnyi (1979-02-28)28 February 1979 (aged 27) 49 23x15px Dynamo Kyiv
3 2DF Oleksandr Yatsenko (1985-02-24)24 February 1985 (aged 21) 1 23x15px Kharkiv [85]
4 3MF Anatoliy Tymoshchuk (1979-03-30)30 March 1979 (aged 27) 55 23x15px Shakhtar Donetsk
5 2DF Volodymyr Yezerskyi (1976-11-15)15 November 1976 (aged 29) 24 23x15px Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
6 2DF Andriy Rusol (1983-01-16)16 January 1983 (aged 23) 23 23x15px Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
7 4FW Andriy Shevchenko (c) (1976-09-29)29 September 1976 (aged 29) 64 23x15px Milan [86]
8 3MF Oleh Shelayev (1976-11-05)5 November 1976 (aged 29) 19 23x15px Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
9 3MF Oleh Husyev (1983-04-25)25 April 1983 (aged 23) 25 23x15px Dynamo Kyiv
10 4FW Andriy Voronin (1979-07-21)21 July 1979 (aged 26) 32 23x15px Bayer Leverkusen
11 4FW Serhiy Rebrov (1974-06-03)3 June 1974 (aged 32) 70 23x15px Dynamo Kyiv
12 1GK Andriy Pyatov (1984-06-28)28 June 1984 (aged 21) 1 23x15px Vorskla Poltava
13 2DF Dmytro Chygrynskiy (1986-11-07)7 November 1986 (aged 19) 0 23x15px Shakhtar Donetsk
14 3MF Andriy Husin (1972-12-11)11 December 1972 (aged 33) 64 23x15px Krylya Sovetov Samara
15 4FW Artem Milevskyi (1985-01-12)12 January 1985 (aged 21) 0 23x15px Dynamo Kyiv
16 4FW Andriy Vorobey (1978-11-29)29 November 1978 (aged 27) 53 23x15px Shakhtar Donetsk
17 2DF Vladyslav Vashchuk (1975-01-02)2 January 1975 (aged 31) 58 23x15px Dynamo Kyiv
18 3MF Serhiy Nazarenko (1980-02-16)16 February 1980 (aged 26) 15 23x15px Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
19 3MF Maksym Kalynychenko (1979-01-26)26 January 1979 (aged 27) 21 23x15px Spartak Moscow
20 4FW Oleksiy Byelik (1981-02-15)15 February 1981 (aged 25) 15 23x15px Shakhtar Donetsk
21 3MF Ruslan Rotan (1981-10-29)29 October 1981 (aged 24) 19 23x15px Dynamo Kyiv
22 2DF Vyacheslav Sviderskyi (1979-01-01)1 January 1979 (aged 27) 6 23x15px Shakhtar Donetsk [87]
23 1GK Bohdan Shust (1986-03-04)4 March 1986 (aged 20) 2 23x15px Shakhtar Donetsk
No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
3 2DF Vyacheslav Shevchuk (1979-05-13)13 May 1979 (aged 27) 16 23x15px Shakhtar Donetsk

Player representation by league

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

The squads for Italy and Saudi Arabia were made up entirely of players from their respective domestic leagues. Saudi Arabia were the only team with no players from European clubs. The Ivory Coast 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

As of 14 June 2006.

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

Players Clubs
15 23x15px Arsenal
14 23x15px Chelsea
13 23x15px Juventus, 23x15px Milan
12 23x15px Manchester United
11 23x15px Barcelona, 23x15px Bayern Munich, 23x15px Shakhtar Donetsk
10 23x15px Lyon, 23x15px Real Madrid
9 23x15px Al-Hilal, 23x15px Ajax, 23x15px Bayer Leverkusen, 23x15px Dynamo Kyiv, 23x15px Liverpool, 23x15px Valencia
8 23x15px Borussia Dortmund, 23x15px Hamburg, 23x15px Internazionale, 23x15px PSV Eindhoven, 23x15px Saprissa
7 23x15px Al-Ittihad, 23x15px LDU Quito
6 23x15px Atlético Madrid, 23x16px Basel, 23x15px Benfica, 23x15px Guadalajara, 23x15px Werder Bremen
5 23x15px Alajuelense, 23x15px AZ, 23x15px El Nacional, 23x15px Paris Saint-Germain, 23x15px Rangers, 23x15px Red Star Belgrade, 23x15px Rennes, 23x15px Roma, 23x15px Stuttgart, 23x15px Tottenham Hotspur

Footnotes

  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. ^ Castillo joined Red Star Belgrade after the tournament. "Ecuadorian World Cup winger Castillo joins Serbian club Red Star". Xinhua. People's Daily. 29 August 2006. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ 1. 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. 
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ Bak became a free agent after the tournament.
  10. ^ Krzynówek joined Wolfsburg after the tournament. "Leverkusen capture Swiss starlet". UEFA. Union of European Football Associations. 16 May 2006. Retrieved 21 June 2006. 
  11. ^ 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. 
  12. ^ Żewłakow joined Olympiacos after the tournament. "Iuliano returns to Italy". UEFA. Union of European Football Associations. 30 January 2006. Retrieved 21 June 2006. 
  13. ^ 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. 
  14. ^ 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. 
  15. ^ 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. 
  16. ^ Salvador Cabañas joined Club América after the tournament. "América returns to Houston". Houston Chronicle. 8 June 2006. Retrieved 21 June 2006. 
  17. ^ Carlos Paredes joined Sporting CP after the tournament.
  18. ^ 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. 
  19. ^ Denis Caniza joined Atlas after the tournament.
  20. ^ 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. 
  21. ^ 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. 
  22. ^ 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. 
  23. ^ Elmander has a pre-contract agreement with Tolouse, and joined them after the tournament
  24. ^ Hislop joined Dallas FC after the tournament.
  25. ^ 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.
  26. ^ Saviola was on loan to Sevilla in the run-up to the tournament
  27. ^ Scaloni was on loan to West Ham United in the run-up to the tournament
  28. ^ "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.' 
  29. ^ Since Petković quit, Serbia and Montenegro national team is the only 2006 World Cup team to have only 22 players on the squad.
  30. ^ Vukić has spent the run up to the tournament on loan to Partizan
  31. ^ Ljuboja has spent the run up to the tournament on loan to Stuttgart, and joined Stuttgart permanently after the tournament.
  32. ^ Stojković has agreed to join Nantes after the tournament.
  33. ^ João Ricardo became a free agent after the tournament
  34. ^ Akwá became a free agent after the tournament
  35. ^ Marques has spent the run-up of the World Cup on loan to Hull City
  36. ^ Nekounam joined Osasuna after the tournament.
  37. ^ Salcido joined PSV Eindhoven after the tournament.
  38. ^ Osorio joined Stuttgart after the tournament.
  39. ^ Pardo joined Stuttgart after the tournament.
  40. ^ Borgetti joined Al Ittihad after the tournament.
  41. ^ Fonseca joined Benfica after the tournament.
  42. ^ Caneira spent the run-up to the tournament on loan to Sporting CP
  43. ^ Costinha joined Atlético Madrid after the tournament.
  44. ^ Maniche spent the run-up to the tournament on loan to Chelsea
  45. ^ Postiga has spent the run up to the tournament on loan to Saint-Étienne.
  46. ^ Galasek joined Nuremberg after the tournament.
  47. ^ Sionko joined Rangers on a Bosman transfer after the tournament.
  48. ^ Koller joined AS Monaco after the tournament.
  49. ^ Rosický joined Arsenal after the tournament.
  50. ^ Asamoah has spent the run up to the tournament on loan to Modena.
  51. ^ Dramani joined Gençlerbirliği after the tournament.
  52. ^ Grosso joined Internazionale after the tournament.
  53. ^ Howard spent the 2006–07 season on loan to Everton.
  54. ^ Albright was called up after an injury to Frankie Hejduk.
  55. ^ Berhalter, who joined 1860 Munich after the World Cup, was called up after an injury to Cory Gibbs.
  56. ^ 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.
  57. ^ Skoko has spent the run-up of the tournament on loan to Stoke City.
  58. ^ Lazaridis joined Perth Glory after the tournament.
  59. ^ Beauchamp has agreed to join Nuremberg after the tournament.
  60. ^ Thompson has spent the run-up of the tournament on loan to PSV Eindhoven.
  61. ^ Kennedy has agreed to join 1. FC Nürnberg after the tournament.
  62. ^ Zé Roberto became a free agent after the tournament
  63. ^ Mineiro was called up after an injury to Edmílson
  64. ^ Pletikosa was on loan to Hajduk Split in the run-up to the tournament
  65. ^ Tudor was on loan to Siena in the run-up to the tournament
  66. ^ Niko Kovač joined Red Bull Salzburg after the tournament.
  67. ^ Jerko Leko joined AS Monaco after the tournament.
  68. ^ Ivan Bošnjak joined K.R.C. Genk after the tournament.
  69. ^ Nakata was on loan to Bolton Wanderers in the run-up to the tournament.
  70. ^ Takahara has agreed to join Frankfurt after the World Cup.
  71. ^ Landreau has agreed to join Paris Saint-Germain after the tournament.
  72. ^ Govou was called up as a replacement for the injured Djibril Cissé.
  73. ^ Zidane retired from football after the tournament.
  74. ^ Barthez became a free agent after the tournament.
  75. ^ Frei joined Borussia Dortmund after the tournament.
  76. ^ David Degen joined Borussia Mönchengladbach after the tournament.
  77. ^ Yakin was called up after an injury to Johan Vonlanthen.
  78. ^ "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.
  79. ^ 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.
  80. ^ Franck Atsou replaced Karim Guede
  81. ^ 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.
  82. ^ 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.
  83. ^ Issam Jomaa was originally named in the squad but sustained an injury prior to the tournament. He was replaced by Ben Saada.
  84. ^ Karim Saidi has spent the run up to the tournament on loan to Lecce
  85. ^ Yatsenko was called up as a replacement for the injured players Serhiy Fedorov and Vyacheslav Shevchuk.
  86. ^ Shevchenko joined Chelsea after the tournament.
  87. ^ Sviderskyi was on loan to Arsenal Kyiv in the run-up to the World Cup.