2010 Fifa World Cup squads: Group F

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 F

ITALY

Coach: Marcello Lippi

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Position

Player

Date of Birth

Caps

Club

1

Goalkeeper

Gianluigi Buffon

28 January 1978 (aged 32)

100

Juventus

2

Goalkeeper

Federico Marchetti

7 February 1983 (aged 27)

4

Cagliari

3

Goalkeeper

Morgan De Sanctis

27 March 1977 (aged 33)

3

Napoli

4

Defender

Salvatore Bocchetti

30 November 1986 (aged 23)

3

Genoa

5

Defender

Leonardo Bonucci

1 May 1987 (aged 23)

1

Bari

6

Defender

Fabio Cannavaro (captain)

13 September 1973 (aged 36)

132

Juventus

7

Defender

Giorgio Chiellini

14 August 1984 (aged 25)

28

Juventus

8

Defender

Domenico Criscito

30 December 1986 (aged 23)

5

Genoa

9

Defender

Christian Maggio

11 February 1982 (aged 28)

3

Napoli

10

Defender

Gianluca Zambrotta

19 February 1977 (aged 33)

92

Milan

11

Midfielder

Mauro Camoranesi

4 October 1976 (aged 33)

53

Juventus

12

Midfielder

Daniele De Rossi

24 July 1983 (aged 26)

52

Roma

13

Midfielder

Gennaro Gattuso

9 January 1978 (aged 32)

71

Milan

14

Midfielder

Claudio Marchisio

19 January 1986 (aged 24)

3

Juventus

15

Midfielder

Riccardo Montolivo

18 January 1985 (aged 25)

12

Fiorentina

16

Midfielder

Angelo Palombo

25 September 1981 (aged 28)

15

Sampdoria

17

Midfielder

Simone Pepe

30 August 1983 (aged 26)

13

Udinese

18

Midfielder

Andrea Pirlo

19 May 1979 (aged 31)

65

Milan

19

Forward

Antonio Di Natale

13 February 1979 (aged 31)

31

Udinese

20

Forward

Alberto Gilardino

5 July 1982 (aged 27)

39

Fiorentina

21

Forward

Vincenzo Iaquinta

21 November 1979 (aged 30)

35

Juventus

22

Forward

Giampaolo Pazzini

2 August 1984 (aged 25)

6

Sampdoria

23

Forward

Fabio Quagliarella

31 January 1983 (aged 27)

18

Napoli

PARAGUAY

Coach: Gerardo Martino

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Position

Player

Date of Birth

Caps

Club

1

Goalkeeper

Justo Villar

30 June 1977 (aged 32)

71

Real Valladolid

2

Goalkeeper

Aldo Bobadilla

20 April 1976 (aged 34)

18

Independiente Medellín

3

Goalkeeper

Diego Barreto

16 July 1981 (aged 28)

2

Cerro Porteño

4

Defender

Denis Caniza (captain)

29 August 1974 (aged 35)

95

León

5

Defender

Paulo da Silva

1 February 1980 (aged 30)

67

Sunderland

6

Defender

Carlos Bonet

2 October 1977 (aged 32)

60

Olimpia

7

Defender

Julio César Cáceres

5 October 1979 (aged 30)

59

Atlético Mineiro

8

Defender

Darío Verón

26 June 1979 (aged 30)

27

UNAM

9

Defender

Claudio Morel Rodríguez

2 February 1978 (aged 32)

25

Boca Juniors

10

Defender

Aureliano Torres

16 June 1982 (aged 27)

25

San Lorenzo

11

Defender

Antolín Alcaraz

30 July 1982 (aged 27)

5

Club Brugge

12

Midfielder

Édgar Barreto

15 July 1984 (aged 25)

47

Atalanta

13

Midfielder

Cristian Riveros

16 October 1982 (aged 27)

45

Cruz Azul

14

Midfielder

Enrique Vera

10 March 1979 (aged 31)

25

LDU Quito

15

Midfielder

Víctor Cáceres

25 March 1985 (aged 25)

25

Libertad

16

Midfielder

Jonathan Santana

19 October 1981 (aged 28)

21

Wolfsburg

17

Midfielder

Néstor Ortigoza

7 October 1984 (aged 25)

3

Argentinos Juniors

18

Forward

Roque Santa Cruz

16 August 1981 (aged 28)

66

Manchester City

19

Forward

Nelson Valdez

28 November 1983 (aged 26)

38

Borussia Dortmund

20

Forward

Oscar Cardozo

20 May 1983 (aged 27)

29

Benfica

21

Forward

Édgar Benítez

8 November 1987 (aged 22)

12

Pachuca

22

Forward

Rodolfo Gamarra

10 December 1988 (aged 21)

2

Libertad

23

Forward

Lucas Barrios

13 November 1984 (aged 25)

0

Borussia Dortmund

NEW ZEALAND

Coach: Ricki Herbert

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Position

Player

Date of Birth

Caps

Club

1

Goalkeeper

Mark Paston

13 December 1976 (age 33)

22

Wellington Phoenix

2

Defender

Ben Sigmund

3 February 1981 (age 29)

14

Wellington Phoenix

3

Defender

Tony Lochhead

12 January 1982 (age 28)

28

Wellington Phoenix

4

Defender

Winston Reid

3 July 1988 (age 21)

2

Midtjylland

5

Defender

Ivan Vicelich

3 September 1976 (age 33)

66

Auckland City

6

Defender

Ryan Nelsen (captain)

18 October 1977 (age 32)

40

Blackburn Rovers

7

Midfielder

Simon Elliott

10 June 1974 (age 35)

62

Unattached

8

Midfielder

Tim Brown

6 March 1981 (age 29)

25

Wellington Phoenix

9

Forward

Shane Smeltz

29 September 1981 (age 28)

29

Gold Coast United

10

Forward

Chris Killen

8 October 1981 (age 28)

31

Middlesbrough

11

Midfielder

Leo Bertos

20 December 1981 (age 28)

33

Wellington Phoenix

12

Goalkeeper

Glen Moss

19 January 1983 (age 27)

15

Melbourne Victory

13

Midfielder

Andy Barron

24 December 1980 (age 29)

11

Team Wellington

14

Forward

Rory Fallon

20 March 1982 (age 28)

6

Plymouth Argyle

15

Midfielder

Michael McGlinchey

7 January 1987 (age 23)

5

Motherwell

16

Midfielder

Aaron Clapham

1 January 1987 (age 23)

0

Canterbury United

17

Midfielder

David Mulligan

24 March 1982 (age 28)

25

Unattached

18

Defender

Andrew Boyens

18 September 1983 (age 26)

15

New York Red Bulls

19

Defender

Tommy Smith

31 March 1990 (age 20)

3

Ipswich Town

20

Forward

Chris Wood

7 December 1991 (age 18)

8

West Bromwich Albion

21

Midfielder

Jeremy Christie

22 May 1983 (age 27)

21

Tampa Bay

22

Midfielder

Jeremy Brockie

7 October 1987 (age 22)

17

Newcastle Jets

23

Goalkeeper

James Bannatyne

30 June 1975 (age 34)

3

Team Wellington

SLOVAKIA

Coach: Vladimír Weiss

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Position

Player

Date of Birth

Caps

Club

1

Goalkeeper

Ján Mucha

5 December 1982 (aged 27)

14

Legia Warszawa

2

Goalkeeper

Dušan Kuciak

21 May 1985 (aged 25)

2

FC Vaslui

3

Goalkeeper

Dušan Perniš

28 November 1984 (aged 25)

1

Dundee United

4

Defender

Radoslav Zabavník

16 September 1980 (aged 29)

42

Mainz

5

Defender

Marek Čech

26 January 1983 (aged 27)

38

West Bromwich Albion

6

Defender

Martin Petráš

2 November 1979 (aged 30)

38

Cesena

7

Defender

Martin Škrtel

15 December 1984 (aged 25)

37

Liverpool

8

Defender

Ján Ďurica

10 December 1981 (aged 28)

35

Hannover 96

9

Defender

Peter Pekarík

30 October 1986 (aged 23)

19

Wolfsburg

10

Defender

Kornel Saláta

4 January 1985 (aged 25)

3

Slovan Bratislava

11

Midfielder

Marek Hamšík (captain)

27 July 1987 (aged 22)

30

Napoli

12

Midfielder

Stanislav Šesták

16 December 1982 (aged 27)

29

Bochum

13

Midfielder

Marek Sapara

31 July 1982 (aged 27)

24

Ankaragücü

14

Midfielder

Ján Kozák

22 April 1980 (aged 30)

22

Timişoara

15

Midfielder

Zdeno Štrba

9 June 1976 (aged 34)

20

Skoda Xanthi

16

Midfielder

Miroslav Stoch

19 October 1989 (aged 20)

10

Twente

17

Midfielder

Kamil Kopúnek

18 May 1984 (aged 26)

7

Spartak Trnava

18

Midfielder

Vladimír Weiss

30 November 1989 (aged 20)

7

Bolton Wanderers

19

Midfielder

Juraj Kucka

26 February 1987 (aged 23)

5

Sparta Prague

20

Forward

Róbert Vittek

1 April 1982 (aged 28)

69

Ankaragücü

21

Forward

Filip Hološko

17 January 1984 (aged 26)

37

Beşiktaş

22

Forward

Martin Jakubko

26 February 1980 (aged 30)

21

Saturn Moscow

23

Forward

Erik Jendrišek

26 October 1986 (aged 23)

13

Kaiserslautern

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