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: Alexandre Guimarães

11GKÁlvaro Mesén(1972-12-24)24 December 1972 (aged 33)38Costa Rica Herediano
22DFJervis Drummond(1976-09-08)8 September 1976 (aged 29)56Costa Rica Saprissa
32DFLuis Marín (c)(1974-08-10)10 August 1974 (aged 31)120Costa Rica Alajuelense
42DFMichael Umaña(1982-07-16)16 July 1982 (aged 23)18Costa Rica Brujas
52DFGilberto Martínez(1979-10-01)1 October 1979 (aged 26)57Italy Brescia
63MFDanny Fonseca(1979-11-07)7 November 1979 (aged 26)22Costa Rica Cartaginés
73MFChristian Bolaños(1984-05-17)17 May 1984 (aged 22)16Costa Rica Saprissa
83MFMauricio Solís(1972-12-13)13 December 1972 (aged 33)107Guatemala CSD Comunicaciones
94FWPaulo Wanchope(1976-07-31)31 July 1976 (aged 29)69Costa Rica Herediano
103MFWalter Centeno(1974-10-06)6 October 1974 (aged 31)93Costa Rica Saprissa
114FWRónald Gómez(1975-01-21)21 January 1975 (aged 31)80Costa Rica Saprissa
122DFLeonardo González(1980-11-21)21 November 1980 (aged 25)36Costa Rica Herediano
134FWKurt Bernard(1977-08-08)8 August 1977 (aged 28)3Costa Rica Puntarenas
143MFRandall Azofeifa(1984-12-30)30 December 1984 (aged 21)5Costa Rica Saprissa
152DFHarold Wallace(1975-09-07)7 September 1975 (aged 30)78Costa Rica Alajuelense
163MFCarlos Hernández(1982-04-09)9 April 1982 (aged 24)17Costa Rica Alajuelense
172DFGabriel Badilla(1984-06-30)30 June 1984 (aged 21)7Costa Rica Saprissa
181GKJosé Porras(1970-11-08)8 November 1970 (aged 35)16Costa Rica Saprissa
194FWÁlvaro Saborío(1982-03-25)25 March 1982 (aged 24)23Costa Rica Saprissa
203MFDouglas Sequeira(1977-08-23)23 August 1977 (aged 28)29United States Real Salt Lake
214FWVictor Núñez(1980-04-15)15 April 1980 (aged 26)3Costa Rica Cartaginés
222DFMichael Rodríguez(1981-12-30)30 December 1981 (aged 24)3Costa Rica Alajuelense
231GKWardy Alfaro(1977-12-31)31 December 1977 (aged 28)2Costa Rica Alajuelense


Head coach: Colombia Luis Fernando Suárez

11GKEdwin Villafuerte(1979-03-12)12 March 1979 (aged 27)15Ecuador Deportivo Quito
22DFJorge Guagua(1981-09-28)28 September 1981 (aged 24)18Ecuador El Nacional
32DFIván Hurtado (c)(1974-08-16)16 August 1974 (aged 31)130Qatar Al-Arabi
42DFUlises de la Cruz(1974-02-08)8 February 1974 (aged 32)84England Aston Villa
52DFJosé Luis Perlaza(1981-10-06)6 October 1981 (aged 24)3Ecuador Olmedo
63MFPatricio Urrutia(1977-10-15)15 October 1977 (aged 28)6Ecuador LDU Quito
73MFChristian Lara(1980-04-27)27 April 1980 (aged 26)19Ecuador El Nacional
83MFEdison Méndez(1979-03-16)16 March 1979 (aged 27)64Ecuador LDU Quito
94FWFélix Borja(1983-04-02)2 April 1983 (aged 23)6Ecuador El Nacional [2]
104FWIván Kaviedes(1977-10-24)24 October 1977 (aged 28)44Argentina Argentinos Juniors
114FWAgustín Delgado(1974-12-23)23 December 1974 (aged 31)68Ecuador LDU Quito
121GKCristian Mora(1979-08-26)26 August 1979 (aged 26)8Ecuador LDU Quito
132DFPaul Ambrosi(1980-10-14)14 October 1980 (aged 25)24Ecuador LDU Quito
143MFSegundo Castillo(1982-05-15)15 May 1982 (aged 24)11Ecuador El Nacional [3]
153MFMarlon Ayoví(1971-08-27)27 August 1971 (aged 34)74Ecuador Deportivo Quito
163MFAntonio Valencia(1985-08-04)4 August 1985 (aged 20)17Spain Recreativo [4]
172DFGiovanny Espinoza(1977-04-12)12 April 1977 (aged 29)56Ecuador LDU Quito
182DFNéicer Reasco(1977-07-23)23 July 1977 (aged 28)31Ecuador LDU Quito [5]
193MFLuis Saritama(1983-10-20)20 October 1983 (aged 22)15Ecuador Deportivo Quito
203MFEdwin Tenorio(1976-06-16)16 June 1976 (aged 29)68Ecuador Barcelona
214FWCarlos Tenorio(1979-05-14)14 May 1979 (aged 27)29Qatar Al-Sadd
221GKDamián Lanza(1982-04-10)10 April 1982 (aged 24)5Ecuador Aucas
234FWChristian Benítez(1986-05-01)1 May 1986 (aged 20)5Ecuador El Nacional


Head coach: Jürgen Klinsmann

11GKJens Lehmann(1969-11-10)10 November 1969 (aged 36)32England Arsenal
22DFMarcell Jansen(1985-11-04)4 November 1985 (aged 20)7Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
32DFArne Friedrich(1979-05-29)29 May 1979 (aged 27)36Germany Hertha BSC
42DFRobert Huth(1984-08-18)18 August 1984 (aged 21)16England Chelsea
53MFSebastian Kehl(1980-02-13)13 February 1980 (aged 26)27Germany Borussia Dortmund
62DFJens Nowotny(1974-01-11)11 January 1974 (aged 32)46Germany Bayer Leverkusen
73MFBastian Schweinsteiger(1984-08-01)1 August 1984 (aged 21)28Germany Bayern Munich
83MFTorsten Frings(1976-11-22)22 November 1976 (aged 29)52Germany Werder Bremen
94FWMike Hanke(1983-11-05)5 November 1983 (aged 22)6Germany VfL Wolfsburg
104FWOliver Neuville(1973-05-01)1 May 1973 (aged 33)55Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
114FWMiroslav Klose(1978-06-09)9 June 1978 (aged 28)55Germany Werder Bremen
121GKOliver Kahn(1969-06-15)15 June 1969 (aged 36)85Germany Bayern Munich
133MFMichael Ballack (c)(1976-09-26)26 September 1976 (aged 29)65Germany Bayern Munich [6]
144FWGerald Asamoah(1978-10-03)3 October 1978 (aged 27)40Germany Schalke 04
153MFThomas Hitzlsperger(1982-04-05)5 April 1982 (aged 24)15Germany VfB Stuttgart
162DFPhilipp Lahm(1983-11-11)11 November 1983 (aged 22)18Germany Bayern Munich
172DFPer Mertesacker(1984-09-29)29 September 1984 (aged 21)23Germany Hannover 96
183MFTim Borowski(1980-05-02)2 May 1980 (aged 26)20Germany Werder Bremen
193MFBernd Schneider(1973-11-17)17 November 1973 (aged 32)64Germany Bayer Leverkusen
204FWLukas Podolski(1985-06-04)4 June 1985 (aged 21)25Germany 1. FC Köln [7]
212DFChristoph Metzelder(1980-11-05)5 November 1980 (aged 25)22Germany Borussia Dortmund
223MFDavid Odonkor(1984-02-21)21 February 1984 (aged 22)1Germany Borussia Dortmund
231GKTimo Hildebrand(1979-04-05)5 April 1979 (aged 27)3Germany VfB Stuttgart


Head coach: Paweł Janas

11GKArtur Boruc(1980-02-20)20 February 1980 (aged 26)17Scotland Celtic
22DFMariusz Jop(1978-08-03)3 August 1978 (aged 27)12Russia FC Moscow
32DFSeweryn Gancarczyk(1981-11-22)22 November 1981 (aged 24)2Ukraine Metalist Kharkiv
42DFMarcin Baszczyński(1977-06-07)7 June 1977 (aged 29)32Poland Wisła Kraków
54FWKamil Kosowski(1977-08-30)30 August 1977 (aged 28)45Germany 1. FC Kaiserslautern [8]
62DFJacek Bąk (c)(1973-03-24)24 March 1973 (aged 33)72Qatar Al-Rayyan [9]
73MFRadosław Sobolewski(1976-12-13)13 December 1976 (aged 29)19Poland Wisła Kraków
83MFJacek Krzynówek(1976-05-15)15 May 1976 (aged 30)58Germany Bayer Leverkusen [10]
94FWMaciej Żurawski(1976-09-12)12 September 1976 (aged 29)50Scotland Celtic
103MFMirosław Szymkowiak(1976-11-12)12 November 1976 (aged 29)29Turkey Trabzonspor
114FWGrzegorz Rasiak(1979-01-12)12 January 1979 (aged 27)30England Tottenham Hotspur [11]
121GKTomasz Kuszczak(1982-03-23)23 March 1982 (aged 24)4England West Bromwich Albion
133MFSebastian Mila(1982-07-10)10 July 1982 (aged 23)27Austria Austria Wien
142DFMichał Żewłakow(1976-04-22)22 April 1976 (aged 30)56Belgium Anderlecht [12]
154FWEuzebiusz Smolarek(1981-01-09)9 January 1981 (aged 25)13Germany Borussia Dortmund
163MFArkadiusz Radomski(1977-06-27)27 June 1977 (aged 28)20Austria Austria Vienna
173MFDariusz Dudka(1983-12-09)9 December 1983 (aged 22)7Poland Wisła Kraków
182DFMariusz Lewandowski(1979-05-18)18 May 1979 (aged 27)25Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
192DFBartosz Bosacki(1975-12-20)20 December 1975 (aged 30)11Poland Lech Poznań [13]
203MFPiotr Giza(1980-02-28)28 February 1980 (aged 26)4Poland Cracovia
214FWIreneusz Jeleń(1981-04-09)9 April 1981 (aged 25)9Poland Wisła Płock
221GKŁukasz Fabiański(1985-04-18)18 April 1985 (aged 21)2Poland Legia Warszawa
234FWPaweł Brożek(1983-04-21)21 April 1983 (aged 23)4Poland Wisła Kraków

Group B[edit]


Head coach: Sweden Sven-Göran Eriksson

11GKPaul Robinson(1979-10-15)15 October 1979 (aged 26)21England Tottenham Hotspur
22DFGary Neville(1975-02-18)18 February 1975 (aged 31)79England Manchester United
32DFAshley Cole(1980-12-20)20 December 1980 (aged 25)46England Arsenal
43MFSteven Gerrard(1980-05-30)30 May 1980 (aged 26)42England Liverpool
52DFRio Ferdinand(1978-11-07)7 November 1978 (aged 27)47England Manchester United
62DFJohn Terry(1980-12-07)7 December 1980 (aged 25)24England Chelsea
73MFDavid Beckham (c)(1975-05-02)2 May 1975 (aged 31)89Spain Real Madrid
83MFFrank Lampard(1978-06-20)20 June 1978 (aged 27)40England Chelsea
94FWWayne Rooney(1985-10-24)24 October 1985 (aged 20)29England Manchester United
104FWMichael Owen(1979-12-14)14 December 1979 (aged 26)77England Newcastle United
113MFJoe Cole(1981-11-08)8 November 1981 (aged 24)32England Chelsea
122DFSol Campbell(1974-09-18)18 September 1974 (aged 31)68England Arsenal
131GKDavid James(1970-08-01)1 August 1970 (aged 35)34England Manchester City
142DFWayne Bridge(1980-08-05)5 August 1980 (aged 25)23England Chelsea [14]
152DFJamie Carragher(1978-01-28)28 January 1978 (aged 28)25England Liverpool
163MFOwen Hargreaves(1981-01-20)20 January 1981 (aged 25)30Germany Bayern Munich
173MFJermaine Jenas(1983-02-18)18 February 1983 (aged 23)15England Tottenham Hotspur
183MFMichael Carrick(1981-07-28)28 July 1981 (aged 24)6England Tottenham Hotspur
193MFAaron Lennon(1987-04-16)16 April 1987 (aged 19)1England Tottenham Hotspur
203MFStewart Downing(1984-07-22)22 July 1984 (aged 21)2England Middlesbrough
214FWPeter Crouch(1981-01-30)30 January 1981 (aged 25)7England Liverpool
221GKScott Carson(1985-09-03)3 September 1985 (aged 20)0England Liverpool [15]
234FWTheo Walcott(1989-03-16)16 March 1989 (aged 17)1England Arsenal


Head coach: Uruguay Aníbal Ruiz

11GKJusto Villar(1977-06-30)30 June 1977 (aged 28)39Argentina Newell's Old Boys
22DFJorge Núñez(1978-01-22)22 January 1978 (aged 28)15Argentina Estudiantes de La Plata
32DFDelio Toledo(1974-02-10)10 February 1974 (aged 32)30Spain Real Zaragoza
42DFCarlos Gamarra (c)(1971-02-17)17 February 1971 (aged 35)106Brazil Palmeiras
52DFJulio César Cáceres(1979-10-05)5 October 1979 (aged 26)32Argentina River Plate
63MFCarlos Bonet(1977-10-02)2 October 1977 (aged 28)29Paraguay Libertad
74FWSalvador Cabañas(1980-08-05)5 August 1980 (aged 25)15Mexico Jaguares[16]
83MFEdgar Barreto(1984-07-15)15 July 1984 (aged 21)15Netherlands NEC
94FWRoque Santa Cruz(1981-08-16)16 August 1981 (aged 24)42Germany Bayern Munich
103MFRoberto Acuña(1972-03-25)25 March 1972 (aged 34)93Spain Deportivo La Coruña
113MFDiego Gavilán(1980-03-01)1 March 1980 (aged 26)39Argentina Newell's Old Boys
121GKDerlis Gómez(1972-11-12)12 November 1972 (aged 33)5Paraguay Sportivo Luqueño
133MFCarlos Paredes(1976-07-16)16 July 1976 (aged 29)68Italy Reggina [17]
142DFPaulo da Silva(1980-02-01)1 February 1980 (aged 26)33Mexico Toluca
152DFJulio César Manzur(1981-06-22)22 June 1981 (aged 24)13Brazil Santos
163MFCristian Riveros(1982-10-16)16 October 1982 (aged 23)9Paraguay Libertad
173MFJosé Montiel(1988-03-19)19 March 1988 (aged 18)6Paraguay Olimpia
184FWNelson Valdez(1983-11-28)28 November 1983 (aged 22)11Germany Werder Bremen[18]
193MFJulio dos Santos(1983-05-05)5 May 1983 (aged 23)17Germany Bayern Munich
204FWDante López(1983-08-16)16 August 1983 (aged 22)7Italy Genoa
212DFDenis Caniza(1974-08-29)29 August 1974 (aged 31)74Mexico Cruz Azul [19]
221GKAldo Bobadilla(1976-04-20)20 April 1976 (aged 30)5Paraguay Libertad
234FWNelson Cuevas(1980-01-10)10 January 1980 (aged 26)35Mexico Pachuca


Head coach: Lars Lagerbäck

11GKAndreas Isaksson(1981-10-03)3 October 1981 (aged 24)39France Rennes
22DFMikael Nilsson(1978-06-24)24 June 1978 (aged 27)27Greece Panathinaikos
32DFOlof Mellberg (c)(1977-09-03)3 September 1977 (aged 28)64England Aston Villa
42DFTeddy Lucic(1973-04-15)15 April 1973 (aged 33)81Sweden Häcken
52DFErik Edman(1978-11-11)11 November 1978 (aged 27)37France Rennes
63MFTobias Linderoth(1979-04-21)21 April 1979 (aged 27)58Denmark Copenhagen
73MFNiclas Alexandersson(1971-12-29)29 December 1971 (aged 34)87Sweden Göteborg
83MFAnders Svensson(1976-07-17)17 July 1976 (aged 29)66Sweden Elfsborg
93MFFredrik Ljungberg(1977-04-16)16 April 1977 (aged 29)57England Arsenal
104FWZlatan Ibrahimović(1981-10-03)3 October 1981 (aged 24)38Italy Juventus
114FWHenrik Larsson(1971-09-20)20 September 1971 (aged 34)89Spain Barcelona[20]
121GKJohn Alvbåge(1982-08-10)10 August 1982 (aged 23)2Denmark Viborg
132DFPetter Hansson(1976-12-14)14 December 1976 (aged 29)13Netherlands Heerenveen
142DFFredrik Stenman(1983-06-02)2 June 1983 (aged 23)1Germany Bayer Leverkusen
152DFKarl Svensson(1984-03-21)21 March 1984 (aged 22)1Sweden Göteborg[21]
163MFKim Källström(1982-08-24)24 August 1982 (aged 23)34France Rennes[22]
174FWJohan Elmander(1981-05-27)27 May 1981 (aged 25)18Denmark Brøndby
183MFMattias Jonson(1974-01-16)16 January 1974 (aged 32)53Sweden Djurgården
193MFDaniel Andersson(1977-08-28)28 August 1977 (aged 28)47Sweden Malmö
204FWMarcus Allbäck(1973-07-05)5 July 1973 (aged 32)56Denmark Copenhagen
213MFChristian Wilhelmsson(1979-12-08)8 December 1979 (aged 26)29Belgium Anderlecht
224FWMarkus Rosenberg(1982-09-27)27 September 1982 (aged 23)8Netherlands Ajax
231GKRami Shaaban(1975-06-30)30 June 1975 (aged 30)1Norway Fredrikstad

Trinidad and Tobago[edit]

Head coach: Netherlands Leo Beenhakker

11GKShaka Hislop(1969-02-22)22 February 1969 (aged 37)24England West Ham United [23]
22DFIan Cox(1971-03-25)25 March 1971 (aged 35)16England Gillingham
32DFAvery John(1975-06-18)18 June 1975 (aged 30)57United States New England Revolution
42DFMarvin Andrews(1975-12-22)22 December 1975 (aged 30)98Scotland Rangers
52DFBrent Sancho(1977-03-13)13 March 1977 (aged 29)40England Gillingham
62DFDennis Lawrence(1974-08-01)1 August 1974 (aged 31)63Wales Wrexham [24]
73MFChris Birchall(1984-05-05)5 May 1984 (aged 22)19England Port Vale
82DFCyd Gray(1973-11-21)21 November 1973 (aged 32)39Trinidad and Tobago San Juan Jabloteh
93MFAurtis Whitley(1977-05-01)1 May 1977 (aged 29)24Trinidad and Tobago San Juan Jabloteh
103MFRussell Latapy(1968-08-08)8 August 1968 (aged 37)66Scotland Falkirk
113MFCarlos Edwards(1978-10-24)24 October 1978 (aged 27)51England Luton Town
124FWCollin Samuel(1981-08-27)27 August 1981 (aged 24)18Scotland Dundee United
134FWCornell Glen(1980-10-21)21 October 1980 (aged 25)35United States LA Galaxy
144FWStern John(1976-10-30)30 October 1976 (aged 29)95England Coventry City
154FWKenwyne Jones(1984-10-05)5 October 1984 (aged 21)29England Southampton
163MFEvans Wise(1973-11-23)23 November 1973 (aged 32)16Germany Waldhof Mannheim
172DFDavid Atiba Charles(1977-08-29)29 August 1977 (aged 28)19Trinidad and Tobago W Connection
183MFDensill Theobald(1982-06-27)27 June 1982 (aged 23)38Scotland Falkirk
194FWDwight Yorke (c)(1971-11-03)3 November 1971 (aged 34)54Australia Sydney FC
204FWJason Scotland(1979-02-18)18 February 1979 (aged 27)25Scotland St. Johnstone
211GKKelvin Jack(1976-04-29)29 April 1976 (aged 30)32Scotland Dundee
221GKClayton Ince(1972-07-12)12 July 1972 (aged 33)63England Coventry City
233MFAnthony Wolfe(1983-12-23)23 December 1983 (aged 22)4Trinidad and Tobago San Juan Jabloteh

Group C[edit]


Head coach: José Pekerman

11GKRoberto Abbondanzieri(1972-08-19)19 August 1972 (aged 33)22Argentina Boca Juniors
22DFRoberto Ayala(1973-04-14)14 April 1973 (aged 33)100Spain Valencia
32DFJuan Pablo Sorín (c)(1976-05-05)5 May 1976 (aged 30)71Spain Villarreal
42DFFabricio Coloccini(1982-01-22)22 January 1982 (aged 24)23Spain Deportivo La Coruña
53MFEsteban Cambiasso(1980-08-18)18 August 1980 (aged 25)22Italy Internazionale
62DFGabriel Heinze(1978-04-19)19 April 1978 (aged 28)29England Manchester United
74FWJavier Saviola(1981-12-11)11 December 1981 (aged 24)31Spain Barcelona [25]
83MFJavier Mascherano(1984-06-08)8 June 1984 (aged 22)15Brazil Corinthians
94FWHernán Crespo(1975-07-05)5 July 1975 (aged 30)55England Chelsea
103MFJuan Román Riquelme(1978-06-24)24 June 1978 (aged 27)31Spain Villarreal
114FWCarlos Tevez(1984-02-05)5 February 1984 (aged 22)21Brazil Corinthians
121GKLeo Franco(1977-05-29)29 May 1977 (aged 29)3Spain Atlético Madrid
132DFLionel Scaloni(1978-05-16)16 May 1978 (aged 28)6Spain Deportivo La Coruña [26]
144FWRodrigo Palacio(1982-02-05)5 February 1982 (aged 24)2Argentina Boca Juniors
152DFGabriel Milito(1980-09-07)7 September 1980 (aged 25)15Spain Real Zaragoza
163MFPablo Aimar(1979-11-03)3 November 1979 (aged 26)40Spain Valencia
172DFLeandro Cufré(1978-05-09)9 May 1978 (aged 28)2Italy Roma
183MFMaxi Rodríguez(1981-01-02)2 January 1981 (aged 25)13Spain Atlético Madrid
194FWLionel Messi(1987-06-24)24 June 1987 (aged 18)7Spain Barcelona
204FWJulio Cruz(1974-10-10)10 October 1974 (aged 31)15Italy Internazionale
212DFNicolás Burdisso(1981-04-12)12 April 1981 (aged 25)8Italy Internazionale
223MFLucho González(1981-01-19)19 January 1981 (aged 25)27Portugal Porto
231GKÓscar Ustari(1986-07-03)3 July 1986 (aged 19)0Argentina Independiente

Ivory Coast[edit]

Head coach: France Henri Michel

11GKJean-Jacques Tizié(1972-09-07)7 September 1972 (aged 33)24Tunisia Espérance
23MFKanga Akalé(1981-03-07)7 March 1981 (aged 25)22France Auxerre
32DFArthur Boka(1983-04-02)2 April 1983 (aged 23)23France Strasbourg
42DFKolo Touré(1981-03-19)19 March 1981 (aged 25)42England Arsenal
53MFDidier Zokora(1980-12-14)14 December 1980 (aged 25)38France Saint-Étienne
62DFBlaise Kouassi(1974-02-02)2 February 1974 (aged 32)36France Troyes
73MFEmerse Faé(1984-01-24)24 January 1984 (aged 22)14France Nantes
84FWBonaventure Kalou(1978-01-12)12 January 1978 (aged 28)49France Paris Saint-Germain
94FWArouna Koné(1983-11-11)11 November 1983 (aged 22)17Netherlands PSV Eindhoven
103MFGilles Yapi Yapo(1982-01-13)13 January 1982 (aged 24)26Switzerland Young Boys
114FWDidier Drogba (c)(1978-03-11)11 March 1978 (aged 28)32England Chelsea
122DFAbdoulaye Méïté(1980-10-06)6 October 1980 (aged 25)18France Marseille
132DFMarco Zoro(1983-12-27)27 December 1983 (aged 22)13Italy Messina
144FWBakari Koné(1981-09-17)17 September 1981 (aged 24)16France Nice
154FWAruna Dindane(1980-11-26)26 November 1980 (aged 25)34France Lens
161GKGérard Gnanhouan(1979-02-12)12 February 1979 (aged 27)6France Montpellier
172DFCyril Domoraud(1971-07-22)22 July 1971 (aged 34)50France Créteil
183MFAbdul Kader Keïta(1981-08-06)6 August 1981 (aged 24)26France Lille
193MFYaya Touré(1983-03-13)13 March 1983 (aged 23)14Greece Olympiacos
202DFGuy Demel(1981-06-13)13 June 1981 (aged 24)7Germany Hamburger SV
212DFEmmanuel Eboué(1983-06-04)4 June 1983 (aged 23)11England Arsenal
223MFRomaric(1983-06-04)4 June 1983 (aged 23)8France Le Mans
231GKBoubacar Barry(1979-12-20)20 December 1979 (aged 26)6Belgium Beveren


Head coach: Marco van Basten

11GKEdwin van der Sar (c)(1970-10-29)29 October 1970 (aged 35)109England Manchester United
22DFKew Jaliens(1978-09-15)15 September 1978 (aged 27)1Netherlands AZ
32DFKhalid Boulahrouz(1981-12-28)28 December 1981 (aged 24)11Germany Hamburger SV
42DFJoris Mathijsen(1980-04-05)5 April 1980 (aged 26)8Netherlands AZ
52DFGiovanni van Bronckhorst(1975-02-05)5 February 1975 (aged 31)57Spain Barcelona
63MFDenny Landzaat(1976-05-06)6 May 1976 (aged 30)23Netherlands AZ
74FWDirk Kuyt(1980-07-22)22 July 1980 (aged 25)19Netherlands Feyenoord
83MFPhillip Cocu(1970-10-29)29 October 1970 (aged 35)97Netherlands PSV Eindhoven
94FWRuud van Nistelrooy(1976-07-01)1 July 1976 (aged 29)51England Manchester United
103MFRafael van der Vaart(1983-02-11)11 February 1983 (aged 23)35Germany Hamburger SV
113MFArjen Robben(1984-01-23)23 January 1984 (aged 22)20England Chelsea
122DFJan Kromkamp(1980-08-17)17 August 1980 (aged 25)11England Liverpool
132DFAndré Ooijer(1974-07-11)11 July 1974 (aged 31)19Netherlands PSV Eindhoven
142DFJohn Heitinga(1983-11-15)15 November 1983 (aged 22)18Netherlands Ajax
152DFTim de Cler(1978-11-08)8 November 1978 (aged 27)3Netherlands AZ
163MFHedwiges Maduro(1985-02-13)13 February 1985 (aged 21)11Netherlands Ajax
174FWRobin van Persie(1983-08-06)6 August 1983 (aged 22)10England Arsenal
183MFMark van Bommel(1977-04-22)22 April 1977 (aged 29)37Spain Barcelona
194FWJan Vennegoor of Hesselink(1978-11-07)7 November 1978 (aged 27)7Netherlands PSV Eindhoven
203MFWesley Sneijder(1984-06-09)9 June 1984 (aged 22)23Netherlands Ajax
214FWRyan Babel(1986-12-19)19 December 1986 (aged 19)6Netherlands Ajax
221GKHenk Timmer(1971-12-03)3 December 1971 (aged 34)2Netherlands AZ
231GKMaarten Stekelenburg(1982-09-22)22 September 1982 (aged 23)2Netherlands Ajax

Serbia and Montenegro[edit]

Head coach: Ilija Petković

11GKDragoslav Jevrić(1974-07-08)8 July 1974 (aged 31)40Turkey Ankaraspor
23MFIvan Ergić(1981-01-21)21 January 1981 (aged 25)1Switzerland Basel
32DFIvica Dragutinović(1975-11-13)13 November 1975 (aged 30)26Spain Sevilla
43MFIgor Duljaj(1979-10-29)29 October 1979 (aged 26)37Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
52DFNemanja Vidić(1981-10-21)21 October 1981 (aged 24)20England Manchester United
62DFGoran Gavrančić(1978-08-02)2 August 1978 (aged 27)25Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
73MFOgnjen Koroman(1978-09-19)19 September 1978 (aged 27)25England Portsmouth
84FWMateja Kežman(1979-04-12)12 April 1979 (aged 27)47Spain Atlético Madrid
94FWSavo Milošević (c)(1973-09-02)2 September 1973 (aged 32)98Spain Osasuna
103MFDejan Stanković(1978-09-11)11 September 1978 (aged 27)58Italy Internazionale
113MFPredrag Đorđević(1972-08-04)4 August 1972 (aged 33)34Greece Olympiacos
121GKOliver Kovačević(1974-12-29)29 December 1974 (aged 31)3Bulgaria CSKA Sofia
132DFDušan Basta(1984-08-18)18 August 1984 (aged 21)2Serbia Red Star Belgrade
142DFNenad Đorđević(1979-08-07)7 August 1979 (aged 26)15Serbia Partizan Belgrade
152DFMilan Dudić(1979-11-01)1 November 1979 (aged 26)11Serbia Red Star Belgrade
162DFDušan Petković[27][28](1974-06-13)13 June 1974 (aged 31)12Serbia OFK Belgrade
173MFAlbert Nađ(1974-10-29)29 October 1974 (aged 31)42Serbia Partizan Belgrade
183MFZvonimir Vukić(1979-07-19)19 July 1979 (aged 26)25Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk [29]
194FWNikola Žigić(1980-09-25)25 September 1980 (aged 25)11Serbia Red Star Belgrade
202DFMladen Krstajić(1974-03-04)4 March 1974 (aged 32)45Germany Schalke 04
214FWDanijel Ljuboja(1978-09-04)4 September 1978 (aged 27)15France Paris Saint-Germain [30]
223MFSaša Ilić(1977-12-30)30 December 1977 (aged 28)32Turkey Galatasaray
231GKVladimir Stojković(1983-07-28)28 July 1983 (aged 22)0Serbia Red Star Belgrade[31]

Group D[edit]


Head coach: Luís Oliveira Gonçalves

11GKJoão Ricardo(1970-01-07)7 January 1970 (aged 36)26Portugal Moreirense [32]
22DFMarco Airosa(1984-08-06)6 August 1984 (aged 21)2Portugal Barreirense
32DFJamba(1977-07-10)10 July 1977 (aged 28)35Angola Aviação
42DFLebo Lebo(1977-05-29)29 May 1977 (aged 29)15Angola Petro Atletico
52DFKali(1978-10-11)11 October 1978 (aged 27)21Portugal Barreirense
63MFMiloy(1981-05-27)27 May 1981 (aged 25)11Angola InterClube
73MFFigueiredo(1972-11-28)28 November 1972 (aged 33)22Portugal Varzim
83MFAndré(1978-05-14)14 May 1978 (aged 28)33Kuwait Al-Salmiya
94FWMantorras(1982-03-18)18 March 1982 (aged 24)11Portugal Benfica
104FWAkwá (c)(1977-05-30)30 May 1977 (aged 29)77Qatar Al-Wakra [33]
114FWMateus(1984-06-19)19 June 1984 (aged 21)4Portugal Gil Vicente
121GKLamá(1981-02-01)1 February 1981 (aged 25)9Angola Petro Atletico
133MFÉdson(1980-02-03)3 February 1980 (aged 26)7Portugal Paços de Ferreira
143MFMendonça(1982-10-09)9 October 1982 (aged 23)34Portugal Varzim
152DFRui Marques(1977-09-03)3 September 1977 (aged 28)1England Leeds United [34]
164FWFlávio(1979-12-20)20 December 1979 (aged 26)46Egypt Al-Ahly
173MFZé Kalanga(1983-10-12)12 October 1983 (aged 22)23Angola Petro Atletico
184FWLove(1979-03-14)14 March 1979 (aged 27)35Angola Aviação
194FWTiti Buengo(1980-02-11)11 February 1980 (aged 26)2France Clermont Foot
202DFLocó(1984-12-25)25 December 1984 (aged 21)11Angola Primeiro Agosto
212DFDelgado(1979-11-01)1 November 1979 (aged 26)17Angola Petro Atletico
221GKMário(1985-06-01)1 June 1985 (aged 21)1Angola InterClube
232DFMarco Abreu(1974-12-08)8 December 1974 (aged 31)3Portugal Portimonense


Head coach: Croatia Branko Ivanković

11GKEbrahim Mirzapour(1978-09-16)16 September 1978 (aged 27)64Iran Foolad
23MFMehdi Mahdavikia(1977-07-24)24 July 1977 (aged 28)89Germany Hamburger SV
32DFSohrab Bakhtiarizadeh(1972-09-11)11 September 1972 (aged 33)31Iran Saba Battery
42DFYahya Golmohammadi(1971-03-16)16 March 1971 (aged 35)69Iran Saba Battery
52DFRahman Rezaei(1975-02-20)20 February 1975 (aged 31)43Italy Messina
63MFJavad Nekounam(1980-09-07)7 September 1980 (aged 25)71United Arab Emirates Al-Sharjah [35]
73MFFerydoon Zandi(1979-04-26)26 April 1979 (aged 27)10Germany 1. FC Kaiserslautern
83MFAli Karimi(1978-11-08)8 November 1978 (aged 27)90Germany Bayern Munich
94FWVahid Hashemian(1976-07-21)21 July 1976 (aged 29)28Germany Hannover 96
104FWAli Daei (c)(1969-03-21)21 March 1969 (aged 37)147Iran Saba Battery
114FWRasoul Khatibi(1978-09-22)22 September 1978 (aged 27)12Iran Sepahan
121GKHassan Roudbarian(1978-07-06)6 July 1978 (aged 27)3Iran Pas
132DFHossein Kaebi(1985-09-23)23 September 1985 (aged 20)44Iran Foolad
143MFAndranik Teymourian(1983-03-06)6 March 1983 (aged 23)7Iran Abu Moslem
154FWArash Borhani(1983-09-14)14 September 1983 (aged 22)20Iran Pas
164FWReza Enayati(1976-09-23)23 September 1976 (aged 29)15Iran Esteghlal
174FWJavad Kazemian(1981-04-23)23 April 1981 (aged 25)25Iran Persepolis
183MFMoharram Navidkia(1982-11-01)1 November 1982 (aged 23)24Germany VfL Bochum
192DFAmir Hossein Sadeghi(1981-09-06)6 September 1981 (aged 24)1Iran Esteghlal
202DFMohammad Nosrati(1982-01-10)10 January 1982 (aged 24)44Iran Pas
213MFMehrzad Madanchi(1985-01-10)10 January 1985 (aged 21)6Iran Persepolis
221GKVahid Talebloo(1982-05-26)26 May 1982 (aged 24)1Iran Esteghlal
233MFMasoud Shojaei(1984-06-09)9 June 1984 (aged 22)3Iran Saipa


Head coach: Argentina Ricardo Lavolpe

11GKOswaldo Sánchez(1973-09-21)21 September 1973 (aged 32)70Mexico Guadalajara
22DFClaudio Suárez(1968-12-17)17 December 1968 (aged 37)178United States Chivas USA
32DFCarlos Salcido(1980-04-02)2 April 1980 (aged 26)32Mexico Guadalajara [36]
42DFRafael Márquez (c)(1979-02-13)13 February 1979 (aged 27)65Spain Barcelona
52DFRicardo Osorio(1980-03-30)30 March 1980 (aged 26)39Mexico Cruz Azul [37]
63MFGerardo Torrado(1979-04-30)30 April 1979 (aged 27)56Mexico Cruz Azul
73MFSinha(1976-05-23)23 May 1976 (aged 30)32Mexico Toluca
83MFPável Pardo(1976-07-26)26 July 1976 (aged 29)125Mexico América [38]
94FWJared Borgetti(1973-08-14)14 August 1973 (aged 32)75England Bolton Wanderers [39]
104FWGuillermo Franco(1976-11-03)3 November 1976 (aged 29)7Spain Villarreal
113MFRamón Morales(1975-10-10)10 October 1975 (aged 30)46Mexico Guadalajara
121GKJosé de Jesús Corona(1981-01-26)26 January 1981 (aged 25)6Mexico UAG
131GKGuillermo Ochoa(1985-07-13)13 July 1985 (aged 20)1Mexico América
142DFGonzalo Pineda(1982-10-19)19 October 1982 (aged 23)30Mexico Guadalajara
152DFJosé Antonio Castro(1980-08-11)11 August 1980 (aged 25)12Mexico América
162DFMario Méndez(1979-06-01)1 June 1979 (aged 27)32Mexico Monterrey
174FWFrancisco Fonseca(1979-10-02)2 October 1979 (aged 26)29Mexico Cruz Azul [40]
183MFAndrés Guardado(1986-09-28)28 September 1986 (aged 19)7Mexico Atlas
194FWOmar Bravo(1980-03-04)4 March 1980 (aged 26)33Mexico Guadalajara
203MFRafael García(1974-08-14)14 August 1974 (aged 31)52Mexico Atlas
213MFJesús Arellano(1973-05-08)8 May 1973 (aged 33)69Mexico Monterrey
222DFFrancisco Javier Rodríguez(1981-10-20)20 October 1981 (aged 24)32Mexico Guadalajara
233MFLuis Ernesto Pérez(1981-01-12)12 January 1981 (aged 25)52Mexico Monterrey


Head coach: Brazil Luiz Felipe Scolari

11GKRicardo(1976-02-11)11 February 1976 (aged 30)49Portugal Sporting CP
22DFPaulo Ferreira(1979-01-18)18 January 1979 (aged 27)30England Chelsea
32DFMarco Caneira(1979-02-09)9 February 1979 (aged 27)14Spain Valencia [41]
42DFRicardo Costa(1981-05-16)16 May 1981 (aged 25)3Portugal Porto
52DFFernando Meira(1978-06-05)5 June 1978 (aged 28)30Germany VfB Stuttgart
63MFCostinha(1974-12-01)1 December 1974 (aged 31)44Russia Dynamo Moscow [42]
73MFLuís Figo (c)(1972-11-04)4 November 1972 (aged 33)120Italy Internazionale
83MFPetit(1976-09-25)25 September 1976 (aged 29)36Portugal Benfica
94FWPauleta(1973-04-28)28 April 1973 (aged 33)82France Paris Saint-Germain
103MFHugo Viana(1983-01-15)15 January 1983 (aged 23)21Spain Valencia
114FWSimão(1979-10-31)31 October 1979 (aged 26)43Portugal Benfica
121GKQuim(1975-11-13)13 November 1975 (aged 30)24Portugal Benfica
132DFMiguel(1980-01-04)4 January 1980 (aged 26)28Spain Valencia
142DFNuno Valente(1974-09-12)12 September 1974 (aged 31)23England Everton
154FWLuís Boa Morte(1977-08-04)4 August 1977 (aged 28)24England Fulham
162DFRicardo Carvalho(1978-05-18)18 May 1978 (aged 28)24England Chelsea
174FWCristiano Ronaldo(1985-02-05)5 February 1985 (aged 21)32England Manchester United
183MFManiche(1977-11-11)11 November 1977 (aged 28)31Russia Dynamo Moscow [43]
193MFTiago(1981-05-03)3 May 1981 (aged 25)22France Lyon
203MFDeco(1977-08-27)27 August 1977 (aged 28)35Spain Barcelona
214FWNuno Gomes(1976-07-05)5 July 1976 (aged 29)53Portugal Benfica
221GKPaulo Santos(1972-12-11)11 December 1972 (aged 33)1Portugal Braga
234FWHélder Postiga(1982-08-02)2 August 1982 (aged 23)24Portugal Porto [44]

Group E[edit]

Czech Republic[edit]

Head coach: Karel Brückner

11GKPetr Čech(1982-05-20)20 May 1982 (aged 24)41England Chelsea
22DFZdeněk Grygera(1980-05-14)14 May 1980 (aged 26)41Netherlands Ajax
32DFPavel Mareš(1976-01-18)18 January 1976 (aged 30)10Russia Zenit St. Petersburg
43MFTomáš Galásek (c)(1973-01-15)15 January 1973 (aged 33)49Netherlands Ajax [45]
52DFRadoslav Kováč(1979-11-11)11 November 1979 (aged 26)6Russia Spartak Moscow
62DFMarek Jankulovski(1977-05-09)9 May 1977 (aged 29)48Italy Milan
73MFLibor Sionko(1977-02-01)1 February 1977 (aged 29)17Austria Austria Wien [46]
83MFKarel Poborský(1972-03-30)30 March 1972 (aged 34)115Czech Republic Dynamo České Budějovice
94FWJan Koller(1973-03-30)30 March 1973 (aged 33)68Germany Borussia Dortmund [47]
103MFTomáš Rosický(1980-10-04)4 October 1980 (aged 25)54Germany Borussia Dortmund [48]
113MFPavel Nedvěd(1972-08-30)30 August 1972 (aged 33)87Italy Juventus
124FWVratislav Lokvenc(1973-09-27)27 September 1973 (aged 32)72Austria Red Bull Salzburg
132DFMartin Jiránek(1979-05-25)25 May 1979 (aged 27)24Russia Spartak Moscow
143MFDavid Jarolím(1979-05-17)17 May 1979 (aged 27)3Germany Hamburger SV
154FWMilan Baroš(1981-10-28)28 October 1981 (aged 24)49England Aston Villa
161GKJaromír Blažek(1972-12-29)29 December 1972 (aged 33)11Czech Republic Sparta Prague
174FWJiří Štajner(1976-05-27)27 May 1976 (aged 30)21Germany Hannover 96
184FWMarek Heinz(1977-08-04)4 August 1977 (aged 28)28Turkey Galatasaray
193MFJan Polák(1981-03-14)14 March 1981 (aged 25)18Germany 1. FC Nürnberg
203MFJaroslav Plašil(1982-01-05)5 January 1982 (aged 24)14France AS Monaco
212DFTomáš Ujfaluši(1978-03-24)24 March 1978 (aged 28)48Italy Fiorentina
222DFDavid Rozehnal(1980-07-05)5 July 1980 (aged 25)22France Paris Saint-Germain
231GKAntonín Kinský(1975-05-31)31 May 1975 (aged 31)5Russia Saturn Ramenskoye


Head coach: Serbia Ratomir Dujković

11GKSammy Adjei(1980-09-01)1 September 1980 (aged 25)31Israel Ashdod
23MFHans Sarpei(1976-06-28)28 June 1976 (aged 29)7Germany VfL Wolfsburg
34FWAsamoah Gyan(1985-11-22)22 November 1985 (aged 20)13Italy Udinese [49]
42DFSamuel Kuffour(1976-09-03)3 September 1976 (aged 29)58Italy Roma
52DFJohn Mensah(1982-11-29)29 November 1982 (aged 23)33France Rennes
62DFEmmanuel Pappoe(1981-03-03)3 March 1981 (aged 25)27Israel Hapoel Kfar Saba
72DFIlliasu Shilla(1982-10-26)26 October 1982 (aged 23)2Ghana Asante Kotoko
83MFMichael Essien(1982-12-03)3 December 1982 (aged 23)17England Chelsea
93MFDerek Boateng(1983-05-02)2 May 1983 (aged 23)11Sweden AIK
103MFStephen Appiah (c)(1980-12-24)24 December 1980 (aged 25)42Turkey Fenerbahçe
113MFSulley Muntari(1984-08-27)27 August 1984 (aged 21)16Italy Udinese
124FWAlex Tachie-Mensah(1977-02-15)15 February 1977 (aged 29)5Switzerland St. Gallen
132DFHabib Mohamed(1983-12-10)10 December 1983 (aged 22)1Ghana King Faisal Babes
144FWMatthew Amoah(1980-10-24)24 October 1980 (aged 25)16Germany Borussia Dortmund
153MFJohn Paintsil(1981-06-15)15 June 1981 (aged 24)21Israel Hapoel Tel Aviv
161GKGeorge Owu(1982-06-17)17 June 1982 (aged 23)6Ghana Ashanti Gold
172DFDaniel Quaye(1980-12-25)25 December 1980 (aged 25)7Ghana Hearts of Oak
182DFEric Addo(1978-11-12)12 November 1978 (aged 27)6Netherlands PSV Eindhoven
194FWRazak Pimpong(1982-12-30)30 December 1982 (aged 23)4Denmark Copenhagen
204FWOtto Addo(1975-06-09)9 June 1975 (aged 31)13Germany Mainz 05
212DFIssah Ahmed(1982-05-24)24 May 1982 (aged 24)10Denmark Randers
221GKRichard Kingson(1978-06-13)13 June 1978 (aged 27)33Turkey Ankaraspor
233MFHaminu Draman(1986-04-01)1 April 1986 (aged 20)7Serbia Red Star Belgrade [50]


Head coach: Marcello Lippi

11GKGianluigi Buffon(1978-01-28)28 January 1978 (aged 28)60Italy Juventus
22DFCristian Zaccardo(1981-12-21)21 December 1981 (aged 24)12Italy Palermo
32DFFabio Grosso(1977-11-28)28 November 1977 (aged 28)17Italy Palermo [51]
43MFDaniele De Rossi(1983-07-24)24 July 1983 (aged 22)17Italy Roma
52DFFabio Cannavaro (c)(1973-09-13)13 September 1973 (aged 32)93Italy Juventus
62DFAndrea Barzagli(1981-05-08)8 May 1981 (aged 25)8Italy Palermo
74FWAlessandro Del Piero(1974-11-09)9 November 1974 (aged 31)74Italy Juventus
83MFGennaro Gattuso(1978-01-09)9 January 1978 (aged 28)43Italy Milan
94FWLuca Toni(1977-05-26)26 May 1977 (aged 29)18Italy Fiorentina
104FWFrancesco Totti(1976-09-27)27 September 1976 (aged 29)51Italy Roma
114FWAlberto Gilardino(1982-07-05)5 July 1982 (aged 23)15Italy Milan
121GKAngelo Peruzzi(1970-02-16)16 February 1970 (aged 36)31Italy Lazio
132DFAlessandro Nesta(1976-03-19)19 March 1976 (aged 30)74Italy Milan
141GKMarco Amelia(1982-04-02)2 April 1982 (aged 24)1Italy Livorno
154FWVincenzo Iaquinta(1979-11-21)21 November 1979 (aged 26)12Italy Udinese
163MFMauro Camoranesi(1976-10-04)4 October 1976 (aged 29)21Italy Juventus
173MFSimone Barone(1978-04-30)30 April 1978 (aged 28)13Italy Palermo
184FWFilippo Inzaghi(1973-08-09)9 August 1973 (aged 32)49Italy Milan
192DFGianluca Zambrotta(1977-02-19)19 February 1977 (aged 29)52Italy Juventus
203MFSimone Perrotta(1977-09-17)17 September 1977 (aged 28)24Italy Roma
213MFAndrea Pirlo(1979-05-19)19 May 1979 (aged 27)24Italy Milan
222DFMassimo Oddo(1976-06-14)14 June 1976 (aged 29)20Italy Lazio
232DFMarco Materazzi(1973-08-19)19 August 1973 (aged 32)28Italy Internazionale

United States[edit]

Head coach: Bruce Arena

11GKTim Howard(1979-03-06)6 March 1979 (aged 27)16England Manchester United [52]
22DFChris Albright(1979-01-14)14 January 1979 (aged 27)20United States LA Galaxy [53]
32DFCarlos Bocanegra(1979-05-25)25 May 1979 (aged 27)40England Fulham
43MFPablo Mastroeni(1976-08-26)26 August 1976 (aged 29)48United States Colorado Rapids
53MFJohn O'Brien(1977-08-29)29 August 1977 (aged 28)31United States Chivas USA
62DFSteve Cherundolo(1979-02-19)19 February 1979 (aged 27)35Germany Hannover 96
73MFEddie Lewis(1974-05-17)17 May 1974 (aged 32)69England Leeds United
83MFClint Dempsey(1983-03-09)9 March 1983 (aged 23)21United States New England Revolution
94FWEddie Johnson(1984-03-31)31 March 1984 (aged 22)18United States Kansas City Wizards
103MFClaudio Reyna (c)(1973-07-20)20 July 1973 (aged 32)109England Manchester City
114FWBrian Ching(1978-05-24)24 May 1978 (aged 28)20United States Houston Dynamo
122DFGregg Berhalter(1973-08-01)1 August 1973 (aged 32)44Germany Energie Cottbus [54]
132DFJimmy Conrad(1977-02-12)12 February 1977 (aged 29)15United States Kansas City Wizards
143MFBen Olsen(1977-05-03)3 May 1977 (aged 29)34United States D.C. United
153MFBobby Convey(1983-05-27)27 May 1983 (aged 23)39England Reading
164FWJosh Wolff(1977-02-25)25 February 1977 (aged 29)47United States Kansas City Wizards
173MFDaMarcus Beasley(1982-05-24)24 May 1982 (aged 24)58Netherlands PSV Eindhoven
181GKKasey Keller(1969-11-29)29 November 1969 (aged 36)93Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
191GKMarcus Hahnemann(1972-06-15)15 June 1972 (aged 33)6England Reading
204FWBrian McBride(1972-06-19)19 June 1972 (aged 33)92England Fulham
214FWLandon Donovan(1982-03-04)4 March 1982 (aged 24)81United States LA Galaxy
222DFOguchi Onyewu(1982-05-13)13 May 1982 (aged 24)14Belgium Standard Liège
232DFEddie Pope(1973-12-24)24 December 1973 (aged 32)80United States Real Salt Lake

Group F[edit]


Head coach: Netherlands Guus Hiddink

11GKMark Schwarzer(1972-10-06)6 October 1972 (aged 33)37England Middlesbrough
22DFLucas Neill(1978-03-09)9 March 1978 (aged 28)25England Blackburn Rovers
32DFCraig Moore(1975-12-12)12 December 1975 (aged 30)33England Newcastle United
43MFTim Cahill(1979-12-06)6 December 1979 (aged 26)16England Everton
53MFJason Čulina(1980-08-05)5 August 1980 (aged 25)13Netherlands PSV Eindhoven
62DFTony Popovic(1973-07-04)4 July 1973 (aged 32)56England Crystal Palace [55]
72DFBrett Emerton(1979-02-22)22 February 1979 (aged 27)48England Blackburn Rovers
83MFJosip Skoko(1975-12-10)10 December 1975 (aged 30)46England Wigan Athletic [56]
94FWMark Viduka (c)(1975-10-09)9 October 1975 (aged 30)33England Middlesbrough
104FWHarry Kewell(1978-09-22)22 September 1978 (aged 27)20England Liverpool
112DFStan Lazaridis(1972-08-16)16 August 1972 (aged 33)59England Birmingham City [57]
121GKAnte Čović(1975-06-13)13 June 1975 (aged 30)1Sweden Hammarby
133MFVincenzo Grella(1979-10-05)5 October 1979 (aged 26)17Italy Parma
143MFScott Chipperfield(1975-12-30)30 December 1975 (aged 30)46Switzerland Basel
154FWJohn Aloisi(1976-02-05)5 February 1976 (aged 30)41Spain Alavés
162DFMichael Beauchamp(1981-03-08)8 March 1981 (aged 25)2Australia Central Coast Mariners [58]
174FWArchie Thompson(1978-10-23)23 October 1978 (aged 27)20Australia Melbourne Victory [59]
181GKŽeljko Kalac(1972-12-16)16 December 1972 (aged 33)52Italy Milan
194FWJoshua Kennedy(1982-08-20)20 August 1982 (aged 23)1Germany Dynamo Dresden [60]
202DFLuke Wilkshire(1981-10-02)2 October 1981 (aged 24)8England Bristol City
213MFMile Sterjovski(1979-05-27)27 May 1979 (aged 27)22Switzerland Basel
222DFMark Milligan(1985-08-04)4 August 1985 (aged 20)1Australia Sydney FC
233MFMark Bresciano(1980-02-11)11 February 1980 (aged 26)24Italy Parma


Head coach: Carlos Alberto Parreira

11GKDida(1973-10-07)7 October 1973 (aged 32)86Italy Milan
22DFCafu (c)(1970-06-07)7 June 1970 (aged 36)138Italy Milan
32DFLúcio(1978-05-08)8 May 1978 (aged 28)50Germany Bayern Munich
42DFJuan(1979-02-01)1 February 1979 (aged 27)38Germany Bayer Leverkusen
53MFEmerson(1976-04-04)4 April 1976 (aged 30)70Italy Juventus
62DFRoberto Carlos(1973-04-10)10 April 1973 (aged 33)121Spain Real Madrid
74FWAdriano(1982-02-17)17 February 1982 (aged 24)32Italy Internazionale
83MFKaká(1982-04-22)22 April 1982 (aged 24)38Italy Milan
94FWRonaldo(1976-09-22)22 September 1976 (aged 29)92Spain Real Madrid
103MFRonaldinho(1980-03-21)21 March 1980 (aged 26)63Spain Barcelona
113MFZé Roberto(1974-07-06)6 July 1974 (aged 31)79Germany Bayern Munich [61]
121GKRogério Ceni(1973-01-22)22 January 1973 (aged 33)15Brazil São Paulo
132DFCicinho(1980-06-24)24 June 1980 (aged 25)10Spain Real Madrid
142DFLuisão(1981-02-13)13 February 1981 (aged 25)19Portugal Benfica
152DFCris(1977-06-03)3 June 1977 (aged 29)16France Lyon
162DFGilberto(1976-04-25)25 April 1976 (aged 30)9Germany Hertha BSC
173MFGilberto Silva(1976-10-07)7 October 1976 (aged 29)36England Arsenal
183MFMineiro(1975-08-02)2 August 1975 (aged 30)2Brazil São Paulo [62]
193MFJuninho(1975-01-30)30 January 1975 (aged 31)37France Lyon
203MFRicardinho(1976-05-23)23 May 1976 (aged 30)19Brazil Corinthians
214FWFred(1983-10-03)3 October 1983 (aged 22)3France Lyon
221GKJúlio César(1979-09-03)3 September 1979 (aged 26)11Italy Internazionale
234FWRobinho(1984-01-25)25 January 1984 (aged 22)23Spain Real Madrid


Head coach: Zlatko Kranjčar

11GKStipe Pletikosa(1979-01-08)8 January 1979 (aged 27)50Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk [63]
23MFDarijo Srna(1982-05-01)1 May 1982 (aged 24)36Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
32DFJosip Šimunić(1978-02-18)18 February 1978 (aged 28)42Germany Hertha BSC
42DFRobert Kovač(1974-04-06)6 April 1974 (aged 32)56Italy Juventus
52DFIgor Tudor(1978-04-16)16 April 1978 (aged 28)52Italy Juventus [64]
63MFJurica Vranješ(1980-01-30)30 January 1980 (aged 26)24Germany Werder Bremen
72DFDario Šimić(1975-11-12)12 November 1975 (aged 30)80Italy Milan
83MFMarko Babić(1981-01-28)28 January 1981 (aged 25)33Germany Bayer Leverkusen
94FWDado Pršo(1974-11-05)5 November 1974 (aged 31)29Scotland Rangers
103MFNiko Kovač (c)(1971-10-15)15 October 1971 (aged 34)58Germany Hertha BSC[65]
112DFMario Tokić(1975-06-23)23 June 1975 (aged 30)28Austria Austria Wien
121GKJoey Didulica(1977-10-14)14 October 1977 (aged 28)4Austria Austria Wien
132DFStjepan Tomas(1976-03-06)6 March 1976 (aged 30)48Turkey Galatasaray
143MFLuka Modrić(1985-09-09)9 September 1985 (aged 20)5Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
153MFIvan Leko(1978-02-07)7 February 1978 (aged 28)13Belgium Club Brugge
163MFJerko Leko(1980-04-09)9 April 1980 (aged 26)36Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv [66]
174FWIvan Klasnić(1980-01-29)29 January 1980 (aged 26)20Germany Werder Bremen
184FWIvica Olić(1979-09-14)14 September 1979 (aged 26)36Russia CSKA Moscow
193MFNiko Kranjčar(1984-08-13)13 August 1984 (aged 21)21Croatia Hajduk Split
203MFAnthony Šerić(1979-01-15)15 January 1979 (aged 27)14Greece Panathinaikos
214FWBoško Balaban(1978-10-15)15 October 1978 (aged 27)27Belgium Club Brugge
224FWIvan Bošnjak(1979-02-06)6 February 1979 (aged 27)13Croatia Dinamo Zagreb[67]
231GKTomislav Butina(1974-03-30)30 March 1974 (aged 32)28Belgium Club Brugge


Head coach: Brazil Zico

11GKSeigo Narazaki(1976-04-15)15 April 1976 (aged 30)50Japan Nagoya Grampus Eight
22DFTeruyuki Moniwa(1981-09-08)8 September 1981 (aged 24)8Japan FC Tokyo
32DFYūichi Komano(1981-07-25)25 July 1981 (aged 24)8Japan Sanfrecce Hiroshima
43MFYasuhito Endo(1980-01-28)28 January 1980 (aged 26)40Japan Gamba Osaka
52DFTsuneyasu Miyamoto (c)(1977-02-07)7 February 1977 (aged 29)69Japan Gamba Osaka
62DFKōji Nakata(1979-07-09)9 July 1979 (aged 26)55Switzerland Basel
73MFHidetoshi Nakata(1977-01-22)22 January 1977 (aged 29)74Italy Fiorentina [68]
83MFMitsuo Ogasawara(1979-04-05)5 April 1979 (aged 27)51Japan Kashima Antlers
94FWNaohiro Takahara(1979-06-04)4 June 1979 (aged 27)41Germany Hamburger SV [69]
103MFShunsuke Nakamura(1978-06-24)24 June 1978 (aged 27)60Scotland Celtic
114FWSeiichiro Maki(1980-08-07)7 August 1980 (aged 25)10Japan JEF United
121GKYoichi Doi(1973-07-25)25 July 1973 (aged 32)4Japan FC Tokyo
134FWAtsushi Yanagisawa(1977-05-27)27 May 1977 (aged 29)56Japan Kashima Antlers
142DFAlex(1977-07-20)20 July 1977 (aged 28)72Japan Urawa Red Diamonds
153MFTakashi Fukunishi(1976-09-01)1 September 1976 (aged 29)62Japan Júbilo Iwata
164FWMasashi Oguro(1980-05-04)4 May 1980 (aged 26)18France Grenoble
173MFJunichi Inamoto(1979-09-18)18 September 1979 (aged 26)63England West Bromwich Albion
183MFShinji Ono(1979-09-27)27 September 1979 (aged 26)54Japan Urawa Red Diamonds
192DFKeisuke Tsuboi(1979-09-16)16 September 1979 (aged 26)33Japan Urawa Red Diamonds
204FWKeiji Tamada(1980-04-11)11 April 1980 (aged 26)39Japan Nagoya Grampus Eight
212DFAkira Kaji(1980-01-13)13 January 1980 (aged 26)43Japan Gamba Osaka
222DFYuji Nakazawa(1978-02-25)25 February 1978 (aged 28)50Japan Yokohama F. Marinos
231GKYoshikatsu Kawaguchi(1975-08-15)15 August 1975 (aged 30)89Japan Júbilo Iwata

Group G[edit]


Head coach: Raymond Domenech

11GKMickaël Landreau(1979-05-14)14 May 1979 (aged 27)3France Nantes [70]
22DFJean-Alain Boumsong(1979-12-14)14 December 1979 (aged 26)19England Newcastle United
32DFÉric Abidal(1979-09-11)11 September 1979 (aged 26)8France Lyon
43MFPatrick Vieira(1976-06-23)23 June 1976 (aged 29)87Italy Juventus
52DFWilliam Gallas(1977-08-17)17 August 1977 (aged 28)40England Chelsea
63MFClaude Makélélé(1973-02-18)18 February 1973 (aged 33)43England Chelsea
73MFFlorent Malouda(1980-06-13)13 June 1980 (aged 25)13France Lyon
83MFVikash Dhorasoo(1973-10-10)10 October 1973 (aged 32)16France Paris Saint-Germain
94FWSidney Govou(1979-07-27)27 July 1979 (aged 26)19France Lyon[71]
103MFZinedine Zidane (c)(1972-06-23)23 June 1972 (aged 33)102Spain Real Madrid[72]
114FWSylvain Wiltord(1974-05-10)10 May 1974 (aged 32)80France Lyon
124FWThierry Henry(1977-08-17)17 August 1977 (aged 28)78England Arsenal
132DFMikaël Silvestre(1977-08-09)9 August 1977 (aged 28)39England Manchester United
144FWLouis Saha(1978-08-08)8 August 1978 (aged 27)9England Manchester United
152DFLilian Thuram(1972-01-01)1 January 1972 (aged 34)114Italy Juventus
161GKFabien Barthez(1971-06-28)28 June 1971 (aged 34)80France Marseille [73]
172DFGaël Givet(1981-10-09)9 October 1981 (aged 24)11France AS Monaco
183MFAlou Diarra(1981-07-15)15 July 1981 (aged 24)9France Lens
192DFWilly Sagnol(1977-03-18)18 March 1977 (aged 29)38Germany Bayern Munich
204FWDavid Trézéguet(1977-10-15)15 October 1977 (aged 28)63Italy Juventus
212DFPascal Chimbonda(1979-02-21)21 February 1979 (aged 27)1England Wigan Athletic
223MFFranck Ribéry(1983-04-07)7 April 1983 (aged 23)3France Marseille
231GKGrégory Coupet(1972-12-31)31 December 1972 (aged 33)18France Lyon

South Korea[edit]

Head coach: Netherlands Dick Advocaat

11GKLee Woon-jae (c)(1973-04-26)26 April 1973 (aged 33)97South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings
22DFKim Young-chul(1976-06-30)30 June 1976 (aged 29)12South Korea Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
32DFKim Dong-jin(1982-01-29)29 January 1982 (aged 24)34South Korea FC Seoul
42DFChoi Jin-cheul(1971-03-26)26 March 1971 (aged 35)62South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
53MFKim Nam-il(1977-03-14)14 March 1977 (aged 29)66South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings
62DFKim Jin-kyu(1985-02-16)16 February 1985 (aged 21)23Japan Júbilo Iwata
73MFPark Ji-sung(1981-02-25)25 February 1981 (aged 25)60England Manchester United
83MFKim Do-heon(1982-07-14)14 July 1982 (aged 23)75South Korea Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
94FWAhn Jung-hwan(1976-01-27)27 January 1976 (aged 30)61Germany MSV Duisburg
104FWPark Chu-young(1985-07-10)10 July 1985 (aged 20)18South Korea FC Seoul
114FWSeol Ki-hyeon(1979-01-08)8 January 1979 (aged 27)67England Wolverhampton Wanderers
122DFLee Young-pyo(1977-04-23)23 April 1977 (aged 29)85England Tottenham Hotspur
133MFLee Eul-yong(1975-09-08)8 September 1975 (aged 30)47Turkey Trabzonspor
144FWLee Chun-soo(1981-07-09)9 July 1981 (aged 24)62South Korea Ulsan Hyundai Horangi
153MFBaek Ji-hoon(1985-02-28)28 February 1985 (aged 21)12South Korea FC Seoul
164FWChung Kyung-ho(1980-05-22)22 May 1980 (aged 26)40South Korea Gwangju Sangmu Phoenix
173MFLee Ho(1984-12-22)22 December 1984 (aged 21)11South Korea Ulsan Hyundai Horangi
182DFKim Sang-sik(1976-12-17)17 December 1976 (aged 29)42South Korea Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
194FWCho Jae-jin(1981-07-09)9 July 1981 (aged 24)21Japan Shimizu S-Pulse
201GKKim Yong-dae(1979-10-11)11 October 1979 (aged 26)15South Korea Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
211GKKim Young-kwang(1983-06-28)28 June 1983 (aged 22)6South Korea Chunnam Dragons
222DFSong Chong-gug(1979-02-20)20 February 1979 (aged 27)51South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings
232DFCho Won-hee(1983-04-17)17 April 1983 (aged 23)13South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings


Head coach: Köbi Kuhn

11GKPascal Zuberbühler(1971-01-08)8 January 1971 (aged 35)40Switzerland Basel
23MFJohan Djourou(1987-01-18)18 January 1987 (aged 19)2England Arsenal
32DFLudovic Magnin(1979-04-20)20 April 1979 (aged 27)30Germany VfB Stuttgart
42DFPhilippe Senderos(1985-02-14)14 February 1985 (aged 21)12England Arsenal
53MFXavier Margairaz(1984-01-17)17 January 1984 (aged 22)3Switzerland Zürich
63MFJohann Vogel (c)(1977-03-08)8 March 1977 (aged 29)85Italy Milan
73MFRicardo Cabanas(1979-01-17)17 January 1979 (aged 27)37Germany 1. FC Köln
82DFRaphaël Wicky(1977-04-26)26 April 1977 (aged 29)67Germany Hamburger SV
94FWAlexander Frei(1979-07-15)15 July 1979 (aged 26)45France Rennes [74]
104FWDaniel Gygax(1981-08-28)28 August 1981 (aged 24)22France Lille
114FWMarco Streller(1981-06-18)18 June 1981 (aged 24)10Germany 1. FC Köln
121GKDiego Benaglio(1983-07-08)8 July 1983 (aged 22)1Portugal Nacional
132DFStéphane Grichting(1979-03-30)30 March 1979 (aged 27)6France Auxerre
143MFDavid Degen(1983-02-15)15 February 1983 (aged 23)3Switzerland Basel [75]
153MFBlerim Džemaili(1986-04-12)12 April 1986 (aged 20)3Switzerland Zürich
163MFTranquillo Barnetta(1985-05-22)22 May 1985 (aged 21)13Germany Bayer Leverkusen
172DFChristoph Spycher(1978-03-30)30 March 1978 (aged 28)21Germany Eintracht Frankfurt
184FWMauro Lustrinelli(1976-02-26)26 February 1976 (aged 30)5Czech Republic Sparta Prague
193MFValon Behrami(1985-04-19)19 April 1985 (aged 21)6Italy Lazio
202DFPatrick Müller(1976-12-17)17 December 1976 (aged 29)64France Lyon
211GKFabio Coltorti(1980-12-03)3 December 1980 (aged 25)2Switzerland Grasshopper
224FWHakan Yakın(1977-02-22)22 February 1977 (aged 29)46Switzerland Young Boys [76]
232DFPhilipp Degen(1983-02-15)15 February 1983 (aged 23)15Germany Borussia Dortmund


Head coach: Germany Otto Pfister[77]

11GKOuro-Nimini Tchagnirou(1977-12-31)31 December 1977 (aged 28)9Mali Djoliba
22DFDaré Nibombé(1980-06-16)16 June 1980 (aged 25)16Belgium Mons
32DFJean-Paul Abalo (c)(1975-06-26)26 June 1975 (aged 30)65Cyprus APOEL
44FWEmmanuel Adebayor(1984-02-16)16 February 1984 (aged 22)29England Arsenal
52DFMassamasso Tchangai(1978-08-08)8 August 1978 (aged 27)34Italy Benevento
63MFYao Aziawonou(1979-11-30)30 November 1979 (aged 26)32Switzerland Young Boys
74FWMoustapha Salifou(1983-06-01)1 June 1983 (aged 23)34France Brest
83MFKuami Agboh(1977-12-28)28 December 1977 (aged 28)4Belgium Beveren
93MFThomas Dossevi(1979-03-06)6 March 1979 (aged 27)10France Valenciennes
103MFMamam Cherif Touré(1981-01-13)13 January 1981 (aged 25)39France Metz
114FWRobert Malm(1973-08-21)21 August 1973 (aged 32)1France Brest
122DFÉric Akoto(1980-07-20)20 July 1980 (aged 25)32Austria Admira Wacker[78]
132DFRichmond Forson(1980-05-23)23 May 1980 (aged 26)8France Poiré
143MFAdékambi Olufadé(1980-01-07)7 January 1980 (aged 26)24Qatar Al-Siliyah
153MFAlaixys Romao(1984-01-18)18 January 1984 (aged 22)11France Louhans-Cuiseaux
161GKKossi Agassa(1978-07-02)2 July 1978 (aged 27)49France Metz
174FWMohamed Kader(1979-04-08)8 April 1979 (aged 27)46France Guingamp
183MFYao Junior Sènaya(1984-04-19)19 April 1984 (aged 22)16Switzerland YF Juventus
192DFLudovic Assemoassa(1980-09-18)18 September 1980 (aged 25)5Spain Ciudad de Murcia
204FWAffo Erassa(1983-02-19)19 February 1983 (aged 23)6France Moulins
213MFFranck Atsou(1978-08-01)1 August 1978 (aged 27)13Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal [79]
221GKKodjovi Obilale(1984-10-08)8 October 1984 (aged 21)0Togo Étoile Filante
232DFAssimiou Touré(1988-01-01)1 January 1988 (aged 18)1Germany Bayer Leverkusen

Group H[edit]

Saudi Arabia[edit]

Head coach: Brazil Marcos Paquetá

11GKMohamed Al-Deayea(1972-08-02)2 August 1972 (aged 33)175Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
22DFAhmed Dokhi Al-Dosari(1976-10-25)25 October 1976 (aged 29)68Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad
32DFRedha Tukar(1975-11-29)29 November 1975 (aged 30)37Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad
42DFHamad Al-Montashari(1982-06-22)22 June 1982 (aged 23)32Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad
52DFNaif Al-Qadi(1979-04-03)3 April 1979 (aged 27)28Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli
63MFOmar Al-Ghamdi(1979-04-11)11 April 1979 (aged 27)38Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
73MFMohammed Ameen(1980-04-29)29 April 1980 (aged 26)16Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad
83MFMohammed Noor(1978-02-26)26 February 1978 (aged 28)63Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad
94FWSami Al-Jaber (c)(1972-12-11)11 December 1972 (aged 33)160Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
103MFMohammad Al-Shalhoub(1980-12-08)8 December 1980 (aged 25)48Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
114FWSaad Al-Harthi(1984-02-03)3 February 1984 (aged 22)15Saudi Arabia Al-Nasr
122DFAbdulaziz Khathran(1973-07-31)31 July 1973 (aged 32)19Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
132DFHussein Sulaimani(1977-01-21)21 January 1977 (aged 29)97Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli
143MFSaud Khariri(1980-07-08)8 July 1980 (aged 25)34Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad
152DFAhmed Al-Bahri(1980-09-18)18 September 1980 (aged 25)11Saudi Arabia Al-Ettifaq
163MFKhaled Aziz(1981-07-14)14 July 1981 (aged 24)14Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
172DFMohamed Al-Bishi(1987-05-03)3 May 1987 (aged 19)0Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli
183MFNawaf Al-Temyat(1976-06-28)28 June 1976 (aged 29)56Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
192DFMohammad Massad(1983-02-17)17 February 1983 (aged 23)5Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli
204FWYasser Al-Qahtani(1982-10-10)10 October 1982 (aged 23)45Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
211GKMabrouk Zaid(1979-02-11)11 February 1979 (aged 27)33Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad
221GKMohammad Khouja(1982-03-15)15 March 1982 (aged 24)8Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab
234FWMalek Mouath(1981-08-10)10 August 1981 (aged 24)5Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli


Head coach: Luis Aragonés

11GKIker Casillas(1981-05-20)20 May 1981 (aged 25)58Spain Real Madrid
22DFMíchel Salgado(1975-10-22)22 October 1975 (aged 30)50Spain Real Madrid
32DFMariano Pernía(1977-05-04)4 May 1977 (aged 29)1Spain Getafe [80]
42DFCarlos Marchena(1979-07-31)31 July 1979 (aged 26)27Spain Valencia
52DFCarles Puyol(1978-04-13)13 April 1978 (aged 28)47Spain Barcelona
63MFDavid Albelda(1977-09-01)1 September 1977 (aged 28)33Spain Valencia
74FWRaúl (c)(1977-06-27)27 June 1977 (aged 28)95Spain Real Madrid
83MFXavi(1980-01-25)25 January 1980 (aged 26)36Spain Barcelona
94FWFernando Torres(1984-03-20)20 March 1984 (aged 22)30Spain Atlético Madrid
103MFJosé Antonio Reyes(1983-09-01)1 September 1983 (aged 22)19England Arsenal
113MFLuis García(1978-06-24)24 June 1978 (aged 27)10England Liverpool
122DFAntonio López(1981-09-13)13 September 1981 (aged 24)8Spain Atlético Madrid
133MFAndrés Iniesta(1984-05-11)11 May 1984 (aged 22)3Spain Barcelona
143MFXabi Alonso(1981-11-25)25 November 1981 (aged 24)26England Liverpool
152DFSergio Ramos(1986-03-30)30 March 1986 (aged 20)11Spain Real Madrid
163MFMarcos Senna(1976-07-17)17 July 1976 (aged 29)3Spain Villarreal
173MFJoaquín(1981-07-21)21 July 1981 (aged 24)38Spain Real Betis
183MFCesc Fàbregas(1987-05-04)4 May 1987 (aged 19)4England Arsenal
191GKSantiago Cañizares(1969-12-18)18 December 1969 (aged 36)45Spain Valencia
202DFJuanito(1976-07-23)23 July 1976 (aged 29)15Spain Real Betis
214FWDavid Villa(1981-12-03)3 December 1981 (aged 24)8Spain Valencia
222DFPablo(1981-08-03)3 August 1981 (aged 24)11Spain Atlético Madrid
231GKPepe Reina(1982-08-31)31 August 1982 (aged 23)3England Liverpool


Head coach: France Roger Lemerre

11GKAli Boumnijel(1966-04-13)13 April 1966 (aged 40)48Tunisia Club Africain
22DFKarim Essediri(1979-07-29)29 July 1979 (aged 26)7Norway Rosenborg
32DFKarim Haggui(1984-01-21)21 January 1984 (aged 22)26France Strasbourg
42DFAlaeddine Yahia(1981-09-26)26 September 1981 (aged 24)13France Saint-Étienne
54FWZiad Jaziri(1978-07-12)12 July 1978 (aged 27)61France Troyes
62DFHatem Trabelsi(1977-01-25)25 January 1977 (aged 29)56Netherlands Ajax
74FWHaykel Guemamdia(1981-12-22)22 December 1981 (aged 24)13France Strasbourg [81]
83MFMehdi Nafti(1978-11-28)28 November 1978 (aged 27)29England Birmingham City
94FWYassine Chikhaoui(1986-09-02)2 September 1986 (aged 19)1Tunisia Étoile du Sahel
103MFKaies Ghodhbane(1976-01-07)7 January 1976 (aged 30)89Turkey Konyaspor
114FWFrancileudo Santos(1979-03-20)20 March 1979 (aged 27)28France Toulouse
123MFJawhar Mnari(1976-11-08)8 November 1976 (aged 29)37Germany 1. FC Nürnberg
133MFRiadh Bouazizi (c)(1973-04-08)8 April 1973 (aged 33)85Turkey Kayseri Erciyesspor
143MFAdel Chedli(1976-09-16)16 September 1976 (aged 29)38Germany 1. FC Nürnberg
152DFRadhi Jaïdi(1975-08-30)30 August 1975 (aged 30)89England Bolton Wanderers
161GKAdel Nefzi(1974-03-16)16 March 1974 (aged 32)0Tunisia Monastir
174FWChaouki Ben Saada(1984-07-01)1 July 1984 (aged 21)11France Bastia [82]
182DFDavid Jemmali(1974-12-13)13 December 1974 (aged 31)2France Bordeaux
192DFAnis Ayari(1982-02-16)16 February 1982 (aged 24)24Turkey Samsunspor
203MFHamed Namouchi(1984-01-12)12 January 1984 (aged 22)14Scotland Rangers
212DFKarim Saidi(1983-03-24)24 March 1983 (aged 23)15Netherlands Feyenoord[83]
221GKHamdi Kasraoui(1983-01-18)18 January 1983 (aged 23)6Tunisia Espérance de Tunis
233MFSofiane Melliti(1978-08-18)18 August 1978 (aged 27)14Turkey Gaziantepspor


Head coach: Oleg Blokhin

11GKOleksandr Shovkovskyi(1975-01-02)2 January 1975 (aged 31)68Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
22DFAndriy Nesmachnyi(1979-02-28)28 February 1979 (aged 27)49Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
32DFOleksandr Yatsenko(1985-02-24)24 February 1985 (aged 21)1Ukraine Kharkiv [84]
43MFAnatoliy Tymoshchuk(1979-03-30)30 March 1979 (aged 27)55Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
52DFVolodymyr Yezerskyi(1976-11-15)15 November 1976 (aged 29)24Ukraine Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
62DFAndriy Rusol(1983-01-16)16 January 1983 (aged 23)23Ukraine Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
74FWAndriy Shevchenko (c)(1976-09-29)29 September 1976 (aged 29)64Italy Milan [85]
83MFOleh Shelayev(1976-11-05)5 November 1976 (aged 29)19Ukraine Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
93MFOleh Husyev(1983-04-25)25 April 1983 (aged 23)25Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
104FWAndriy Voronin(1979-07-21)21 July 1979 (aged 26)32Germany Bayer Leverkusen
114FWSerhiy Rebrov(1974-06-03)3 June 1974 (aged 32)70Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
121GKAndriy Pyatov(1984-06-28)28 June 1984 (aged 21)1Ukraine Vorskla Poltava
132DFDmytro Chyhrynskyi(1986-11-07)7 November 1986 (aged 19)0Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
143MFAndriy Husin(1972-12-11)11 December 1972 (aged 33)64Russia Krylya Sovetov Samara
154FWArtem Milevskyi(1985-01-12)12 January 1985 (aged 21)0Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
164FWAndriy Vorobey(1978-11-29)29 November 1978 (aged 27)53Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
172DFVladyslav Vashchuk(1975-01-02)2 January 1975 (aged 31)58Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
183MFSerhiy Nazarenko(1980-02-16)16 February 1980 (aged 26)15Ukraine Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
193MFMaksym Kalynychenko(1979-01-26)26 January 1979 (aged 27)21Russia Spartak Moscow
204FWOleksiy Byelik(1981-02-15)15 February 1981 (aged 25)15Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
213MFRuslan Rotan(1981-10-29)29 October 1981 (aged 24)19Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
222DFVyacheslav Sviderskyi(1979-01-01)1 January 1979 (aged 27)6Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk [86]
231GKBohdan Shust(1986-03-04)4 March 1986 (aged 20)2Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
32DFVyacheslav Shevchuk(1979-05-13)13 May 1979 (aged 27)16Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk

Player representation by league[edit]

CountryPlayersPercentageOutside national squad
Saudi Arabia243.26%1
Costa Rica202.72%0

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[edit]

As of 14 June 2006.

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

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


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  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. 
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  9. ^ Bak became a free agent after the tournament.
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  23. ^ Hislop joined Dallas FC after the tournament.
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  25. ^ Saviola was on loan to Sevilla in the run-up to the tournament
  26. ^ Scaloni was on loan to West Ham United in the run-up to the tournament
  27. ^ "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.' 
  28. ^ Since Petković quit, Serbia and Montenegro national team is the only 2006 World Cup team to have only 22 players on the squad.
  29. ^ Vukić has spent the run up to the tournament on loan to Partizan
  30. ^ Ljuboja has spent the run up to the tournament on loan to Stuttgart, and joined Stuttgart permanently after the tournament.
  31. ^ Stojković has agreed to join Nantes after the tournament.
  32. ^ João Ricardo became a free agent after the tournament
  33. ^ Akwá became a free agent after the tournament
  34. ^ Marques has spent the run-up of the World Cup on loan to Hull City
  35. ^ Nekounam joined Osasuna after the tournament.
  36. ^ Salcido joined PSV Eindhoven after the tournament.
  37. ^ Osorio joined Stuttgart after the tournament.
  38. ^ Pardo joined Stuttgart after the tournament.
  39. ^ Borgetti joined Al Ittihad after the tournament.
  40. ^ Fonseca joined Benfica after the tournament.
  41. ^ Caneira spent the run-up to the tournament on loan to Sporting CP
  42. ^ Costinha joined Atlético Madrid after the tournament.
  43. ^ Maniche spent the run-up to the tournament on loan to Chelsea
  44. ^ Postiga has spent the run up to the tournament on loan to Saint-Étienne.
  45. ^ Galasek joined Nuremberg after the tournament.
  46. ^ Sionko joined Rangers on a Bosman transfer after the tournament.
  47. ^ Koller joined AS Monaco after the tournament.
  48. ^ Rosický joined Arsenal after the tournament.
  49. ^ Asamoah has spent the run up to the tournament on loan to Modena.
  50. ^ Dramani joined Gençlerbirliği after the tournament.
  51. ^ Grosso joined Internazionale after the tournament.
  52. ^ Howard spent the 2006–07 season on loan to Everton.
  53. ^ Albright was called up after an injury to Frankie Hejduk.
  54. ^ Berhalter, who joined 1860 Munich after the World Cup, was called up after an injury to Cory Gibbs.
  55. ^ 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.
  56. ^ Skoko has spent the run-up of the tournament on loan to Stoke City.
  57. ^ Lazaridis joined Perth Glory after the tournament.
  58. ^ Beauchamp has agreed to join Nuremberg after the tournament.
  59. ^ Thompson has spent the run-up of the tournament on loan to PSV Eindhoven.
  60. ^ Kennedy has agreed to join 1. FC Nürnberg after the tournament.
  61. ^ Zé Roberto became a free agent after the tournament
  62. ^ Mineiro was called up after an injury to Edmílson
  63. ^ Pletikosa was on loan to Hajduk Split in the run-up to the tournament
  64. ^ Tudor was on loan to Siena in the run-up to the tournament
  65. ^ Niko Kovač joined Red Bull Salzburg after the tournament.
  66. ^ Jerko Leko joined AS Monaco after the tournament.
  67. ^ Ivan Bošnjak joined K.R.C. Genk after the tournament.
  68. ^ Nakata was on loan to Bolton Wanderers in the run-up to the tournament.
  69. ^ Takahara has agreed to join Frankfurt after the World Cup.
  70. ^ Landreau has agreed to join Paris Saint-Germain after the tournament.
  71. ^ Govou was called up as a replacement for the injured Djibril Cissé.
  72. ^ Zidane retired from football after the tournament.
  73. ^ Barthez became a free agent after the tournament.
  74. ^ Frei joined Borussia Dortmund after the tournament.
  75. ^ David Degen joined Borussia Mönchengladbach after the tournament.
  76. ^ Yakin was called up after an injury to Johan Vonlanthen.
  77. ^ "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.
  78. ^ 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.
  79. ^ Franck Atsou replaced Karim Guede
  80. ^ 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.
  81. ^ 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.
  82. ^ Issam Jomaa was originally named in the squad but sustained an injury prior to the tournament. He was replaced by Ben Saada.
  83. ^ Karim Saidi has spent the run up to the tournament on loan to Lecce
  84. ^ Yatsenko was called up as a replacement for the injured players Serhiy Fedorov and Vyacheslav Shevchuk.
  85. ^ Shevchenko joined Chelsea after the tournament.
  86. ^ Sviderskyi was on loan to Arsenal Kyiv in the run-up to the World Cup.