2010 Fifa World Cup: final squads

The final 23 players for the 32 squads competing in South Africa’s 2010 Fifa World Cup were announced after the deadline for confirmed teams passed on 1 June. Get the low-down on the 736 footballers who will be battling it out for the sport’s biggest trophy from 11 June to 11 July.

 

2010 FIFA WORLD CUP: FIRST STAGE GROUPS
Group A
South Africa
Mexico
Uruguay
France
Group B
Argentina
Nigeria
South Korea
Greece
Group C
England
USA
Algeria
Slovenia
Group D
Germany
Australia
Serbia
Ghana
Group E
Netherlands
Denmark
Japan
Cameroon
Group F
Italy
Paraguay
New Zealand
Slovakia
Group G
Brazil
North Korea
Côte d’Ivoire
Portugal
Group H
Spain
Switzerland
Honduras
Chile

 

GROUP A

SOUTH AFRICA

Coach: Carlos Alberto Parreira

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Position

Player

Date of Birth

Caps

Club

1

Goalkeeper

Shu-Aib Walters

26 December 1981 (aged 28)

0

Maritzburg United

2

Defender

Siboniso Gaxa

6 April 1984 (aged 26)

35

Mamelodi Sundowns

3

Defender

Tsepo Masilela

5 May 1985 (aged 25)

29

Maccabi Haifa

4

Defender

Aaron Mokoena (captain)

25 November 1980 (aged 29)

100

Portsmouth

5

Defender

Lucas Thwala

19 October 1981 (aged 28)

21

Orlando Pirates

6

Midfielder

MacBeth Sibaya

25 November 1977 (aged 32)

56

Rubin Kazan

7

Midfielder

Lance Davids

11 April 1985 (aged 25)

23

Ajax Cape Town

8

Midfielder

Siphiwe Tshabalala

25 September 1984 (aged 25)

44

Kaizer Chiefs

9

Forward

Katlego Mphela

29 November 1984 (aged 25)

29

Mamelodi Sundowns

10

Midfielder

Steven Pienaar

17 March 1982 (aged 28)

46

Everton

11

Midfielder

Teko Modise

22 December 1982 (aged 27)

50

Orlando Pirates

12

Midfielder

Reneilwe Letsholonyane

9 June 1982 (aged 28)

10

Kaizer Chiefs

13

Midfielder

Kagisho Dikgacoi

24 November 1984 (aged 25)

32

Fulham

14

Defender

Matthew Booth

14 March 1977 (aged 33)

27

Mamelodi Sundowns

15

Forward

Bernard Parker

16 March 1986 (aged 24)

26

Twente

16

Goalkeeper

Itumeleng Khune

20 June 1987 (aged 22)

25

Kaizer Chiefs

17

Midfielder

Surprise Moriri

20 March 1980 (aged 30)

29

Mamelodi Sundowns

18

Forward

Siyabonga Nomvethe

2 December 1977 (aged 32)

75

Moroka Swallows

19

Defender

Anele Ngcongca

20 October 1987 (aged 22)

3

Genk

20

Defender

Bongani Khumalo

6 January 1987 (aged 23)

11

Supersport United

21

Defender

Siyabonga Sangweni

29 September 1981 (aged 28)

9

Golden Arrows

22

Goalkeeper

Moeneeb Josephs

19 May 1980 (aged 30)

16

Orlando Pirates

23

Midfielder

Thanduyise Khuboni

22 May 1986 (aged 24)

6

Golden Arrows

MEXICO

Coach: Javier Aguirre

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Position

Player

Date of Birth

Caps

Club

1

Goalkeeper

Óscar Pérez

February 1, 1973 (age 37)

51

Chiapas

2

Defender

Francisco Javier Rodríguez

October 20, 1981 (age 28)

47

PSV

3

Defender

Carlos Salcido

April 2, 1980 (age 30)

72

PSV

4

Defender

Rafael Márquez (captain)

February 13, 1979 (age 31)

90

Barcelona

5

Defender

Ricardo Osorio

March 30, 1980 (age 30)

75

Stuttgart

6

Midfielder

Gerardo Torrado

April 30, 1979 (age 31)

113

Cruz Azul

7

Midfielder

Pablo Barrera

June 21, 1987 (age 22)

20

UNAM

8

Midfielder

Israel Castro

December 29, 1980 (age 29)

30

UNAM

9

Forward

Guillermo Franco

November 3, 1976 (age 33)

21

West Ham United

10

Forward

Cuauhtémoc Blanco

January 17, 1973 (age 37)

117

Veracruz

11

Forward

Carlos Vela

March 1, 1989 (age 21)

27

Arsenal

12

Defender

Paul Aguilar

March 6, 1986 (age 24)

9

Pachuca

13

Goalkeeper

Guillermo Ochoa

July 13, 1985 (age 24)

37

America

14

Forward

Javier Hernández

June 1, 1988 (age 22)

11

Guadalajara

15

Defender

Héctor Moreno

January 17, 1988 (age 22)

9

AZ

16

Defender

Efraín Juárez

February 22, 1988 (age 22)

18

UNAM

17

Forward

Giovani dos Santos

May 11, 1989 (age 21)

25

Galatasaray

18

Midfielder

Andrés Guardado

September 28, 1986 (age 23)

55

Deportivo La Coruña

19

Defender

Jonny Magallón

November 21, 1981 (age 28)

52

Guadalajara

20

Defender

Jorge Torres Nilo

January 17, 1988 (age 22)

8

Atlas

21

Midfielder

Adolfo Bautista

May 15, 1979 (age 31)

37

Guadalajara

22

Midfielder

Alberto Medina

May 29, 1983 (age 27)

55

Guadalajara

23

Goalkeeper

Luis Ernesto Michel

July 21, 1979 (age 30)

4

Guadalajara

URUGUAY

Coach: Oscar Tabárez

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Position

Player

Date of Birth

Caps

Club

1

Goalkeeper

Fernando Muslera

16 June 1986 (aged 23)

5

Lazio

2

Defender

Diego Lugano (captain)

2 November 1980 (aged 29)

41

Fenerbahçe

3

Defender

Diego Godín

16 February 1986 (aged 24)

37

Villarreal

4

Defender

Jorge Fucile

19 November 1984 (aged 25)

24

Porto

5

Midfielder

Walter Gargano

27 July 1984 (aged 25)

27

Napoli

6

Defender

Andrés Scotti

14 December 1974 (aged 35)

25

Colo-Colo

7

Forward

Edinson Cavani

14 February 1987 (aged 23)

13

Palermo

8

Midfielder

Sebastián Eguren

8 January 1981 (aged 29)

26

AIK

9

Forward

Luis Suárez

24 January 1987 (aged 23)

29

Ajax

10

Forward

Diego Forlán

19 May 1979 (aged 31)

61

Atlético Madrid

11

Midfielder

Álvaro Pereira

28 January 1985 (aged 25)

14

Porto

12

Goalkeeper

Juan Castillo

17 April 1978 (aged 32)

11

Deportivo Cali

13

Forward

Sebastián Abreu

17 October 1976 (aged 33)

55

Botafogo

14

Midfielder

Nicolás Lodeiro

21 March 1989 (aged 21)

3

Ajax

15

Midfielder

Diego Pérez

18 May 1980 (aged 30)

49

Monaco

16

Defender

Maxi Pereira

8 June 1984 (aged 26)

36

Benfica

17

Midfielder

Ignacio González

14 May 1982 (aged 28)

16

Valencia

18

Midfielder

Egidio Arévalo Ríos

27 September 1982 (aged 27)

5

Peñarol

19

Forward

Sebastián Fernández

23 May 1985 (aged 25)

6

Banfield

20

Defender

Mauricio Victorino

11 October 1982 (aged 27)

4

Universidad de Chile

21

Midfielder

Álvaro Fernández

11 October 1985 (aged 24)

7

Universidad de Chile

22

Defender

Martín Cáceres

7 April 1987 (aged 23)

18

Juventus

23

Goalkeeper

Martín Silva

25 March 1983 (aged 27)

1

Defensor

FRANCE

Coach: Raymond Domenech

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Position

Player

Date of Birth

Caps

Club

1

Goalkeeper

Hugo Lloris

26 December 1986 (aged 23)

10

Lyon

2

Defender

Bacary Sagna

14 February 1983 (aged 27)

19

Arsenal

3

Defender

Éric Abidal

11 September 1979 (aged 30)

53

Barcelona

4

Defender

Anthony Réveillère

10 November 1979 (aged 30)

5

Lyon

5

Defender

William Gallas

17 August 1977 (aged 32)

80

Arsenal

6

Defender

Marc Planus

3 July 1982 (aged 27)

1

Bordeaux

7

Midfielder

Franck Ribéry

7 April 1983 (aged 27)

44

Bayern Munich

8

Midfielder

Yoann Gourcuff

11 July 1986 (aged 23)

19

Bordeaux

9

Forward

Djibril Cissé

12 August 1981 (aged 28)

39

Panathinaikos

10

Forward

Sidney Govou

27 July 1979 (aged 30)

45

Lyon

11

Forward

André-Pierre Gignac

5 December 1985 (aged 24)

12

Toulouse

12

Forward

Thierry Henry (captain)

17 August 1977 (aged 32)

120

Barcelona

13

Defender

Patrice Evra

15 May 1981 (aged 29)

29

Manchester United

14

Midfielder

Jérémy Toulalan

10 September 1983 (aged 26)

33

Lyon

15

Midfielder

Florent Malouda

13 June 1980 (aged 29)

53

Chelsea

16

Goalkeeper

Steve Mandanda

28 March 1985 (aged 25)

13

Marseille

17

Defender

Sébastien Squillaci

11 August 1980 (aged 29)

20

Sevilla

18

Midfielder

Alou Diarra

15 July 1981 (aged 28)

25

Bordeaux

19

Midfielder

Abou Diaby

11 May 1986 (aged 24)

4

Arsenal

20

Midfielder

Mathieu Valbuena

28 September 1984 (aged 25)

1

Marseille

21

Forward

Nicolas Anelka

14 March 1979 (aged 31)

66

Chelsea

22

Defender

Gaël Clichy

26 July 1985 (aged 24)

4

Arsenal

23

Goalkeeper

Cédric Carrasso

30 December 1981 (aged 28)

0

Bordeaux

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