2010 Fifa World Cup squads: Group B

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 B

ARGENTINA

Coach: Diego Maradona

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Position

Player

Date of Birth

Caps

Club

1

Goalkeeper

Diego Pozo

16 February 1978 (aged 32)

3

Colón

2

Defender

Martín Demichelis

20 December 1980 (aged 29)

25

Bayern Munich

3

Defender

Clemente Rodríguez

31 July 1981 (aged 28)

11

Estudiantes

4

Defender

Nicolás Burdisso

12 April 1981 (aged 29)

28

Roma

5

Midfielder

Mario Bolatti

17 February 1985 (aged 25)

4

Fiorentina

6

Defender

Gabriel Heinze

19 April 1978 (aged 32)

63

Marseille

7

Midfielder

Ángel Di María

14 February 1988 (aged 22)

7

Benfica

8

Midfielder

Juan Sebastián Verón

9 March 1975 (aged 35)

69

Estudiantes

9

Forward

Gonzalo Higuaín

10 December 1987 (aged 22)

4

Real Madrid

10

Forward

Lionel Messi

24 June 1987 (aged 22)

44

Barcelona

11

Forward

Carlos Tévez

5 February 1984 (aged 26)

51

Manchester City

12

Defender

Ariel Garcé

14 July 1979 (aged 30)

3

Colón

13

Defender

Walter Samuel

23 March 1978 (aged 32)

54

Internazionale

14

Midfielder

Javier Mascherano (captain)

8 June 1984 (aged 26)

56

Liverpool

15

Defender

Nicolás Otamendi

12 February 1988 (aged 22)

6

Vélez Sársfield

16

Forward

Sergio Agüero

2 June 1988 (aged 22)

20

Atlético Madrid

17

Midfielder

Jonás Gutiérrez

5 July 1983 (aged 26)

15

Newcastle United

18

Forward

MartínPalermo

7 November 1973 (aged 36)

13

Boca Juniors

19

Forward

Diego Milito

12 June 1979 (aged 30)

20

Internazionale

20

Midfielder

Maxi Rodríguez

2 January 1981 (aged 29)

35

Liverpool

21

Goalkeeper

Mariano Andújar

30 July 1983 (aged 26)

4

Catania

22

Goalkeeper

Sergio Romero

22 February 1987 (aged 23)

5

AZ

23

Midfielder

Javier Pastore

20 June 1989 (aged 20)

0

Palermo

NIGERIA

Coach: Lars Lagerbäck

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Position

Player

Date of Birth

Caps

Club

1

Goalkeeper

Vincent Enyeama

29 August 1982 (aged 27)

51

Hapoel Tel Aviv

2

Defender

Joseph Yobo (captain)

6 September 1980 (aged 29)

64

Everton

3

Defender

Taye Taiwo

16 April 1985 (aged 25)

35

Marseille

4

Forward

Kanu

1 August 1976 (aged 33)

72

Portsmouth

5

Defender

Rabiu Afolabi

18 April 1980 (aged 30)

12

Red Bull Salzburg

6

Defender

Danny Shittu

2 September 1980 (aged 29)

23

Bolton Wanderers

7

Forward

Chinedu Obasi

1 June 1986 (aged 24)

17

Hoffenheim

8

Forward

Yakubu

22 November 1982 (aged 27)

47

Everton

9

Forward

Obafemi Martins

28 October 1984 (aged 25)

27

Wolfsburg

10

Midfielder

John Obi Mikel

22 April 1987 (aged 23)

27

Chelsea

11

Forward

Peter Odemwingie

15 July 1981 (aged 28)

43

Lokomotiv Moscow

12

Midfielder

Kalu Uche

15 November 1982 (aged 27)

18

Almería

13

Midfielder

Ayila Yussuf

4 November 1984 (aged 25)

24

Dynamo Kyiv

14

Midfielder

Sani Kaita

2 May 1986 (aged 24)

16

Alania Vladikavkaz

15

Defender

Dele Adeleye

25 December 1988 (aged 21)

5

Sparta Rotterdam

16

Goalkeeper

Austin Ejide

8 April 1984 (aged 26)

16

Hapoel Petah Tikva

17

Defender

Chidi Odiah

17 December 1983 (aged 26)

21

CSKA Moscow

18

Forward

Victor Obinna

25 March 1987 (aged 23)

30

Málaga

19

Midfielder

Lukman Haruna

12 April 1990 (aged 20)

1

Monaco

20

Midfielder

Dickson Etuhu

8 June 1982 (aged 28)

11

Fulham

21

Defender

Uwa Echiéjilé

20 January 1988 (aged 22)

9

Rennes

22

Midfielder

John Utaka

8 January 1982 (aged 28)

41

Portsmouth

23

Goalkeeper

Dele Aiyenugba

20 November 1983 (aged 26)

9

Bnei Yehuda

SOUTH KOREA

Coach: Huh Jung-Moo

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Position

Player

Date of Birth

Caps

Club

Goalkeeper

Lee Woon-Jae

26 April 1973 (aged 37)

130

Suwon Bluewings

Goalkeeper

Kim Young-Kwang

28 June 1983 (aged 26)

14

Ulsan Hyundai

Goalkeeper

Jung Sung-Ryong

4 January 1985 (aged 25)

15

Seongnam Ilhwa

Defender

Lee Young-Pyo

23 April 1977 (aged 33)

112

Al-Hilal

Defender

Kim Dong-Jin

29 January 1982 (aged 28)

61

Ulsan Hyundai

Defender

Cha Du-Ri

25 July 1980 (aged 29)

46

Freiburg

Defender

Oh Beom-Seok

29 July 1984 (aged 25)

37

Ulsan Hyundai

Defender

Cho Yong-Hyung

3 November 1983 (aged 26)

31

Jeju United

Defender

Kang Min-Soo

14 February 1986 (aged 24)

31

Suwon Bluewings

Defender

Lee Jung-Soo

8 January 1980 (aged 30)

24

Kashima Antlers

Defender

Kim Hyung-Il

27 April 1984 (aged 26)

2

Pohang Steelers

Midfielder

Kim Nam-Il

14 March 1977 (aged 33)

92

Tom Tomsk

Midfielder

Park Ji-Sung (captain)

25 February 1981 (aged 29)

88

Manchester United

Midfielder

Kim Jung-Woo

9 May 1982 (aged 28)

54

Gwangju Phoenix

Midfielder

Lee Chung-Yong

2 July 1988 (aged 21)

23

Bolton Wanderers

Midfielder

Ki Sung-Yong

24 January 1989 (aged 21)

21

Celtic

Midfielder

Kim Jae-Sung

3 October 1983 (aged 26)

7

Pohang Steelers

Midfielder

Kim Bo-Kyung

6 October 1989 (aged 20)

6

Oita Trinita

Forward

Lee Dong-Gook

29 April 1979 (aged 31)

83

Jeonbuk Motors

Forward

Ahn Jung-Hwan

27 January 1976 (aged 34)

70

Dalian Shide

Forward

Park Chu-Young

10 July 1985 (aged 24)

40

Monaco

Forward

Yeom Ki-Hun

30 March 1983 (aged 27)

33

Suwon Bluewings

Forward

Lee Seung-Ryul

6 March 1989 (aged 21)

8

FC Seoul

GREECE

Coach: Otto Rehhagel

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Position

Player

Date of Birth

Caps

Club

1

Goalkeeper

Kostas Chalkias

30 May 1974 (aged 36)

27

PAOK

2

Defender

Giourkas Seitaridis

4 June 1981 (aged 29)

67

Panathinaikos

3

Midfielder

Christos Patsatzoglou

19 March 1979 (aged 31)

41

Omonia

4

Defender

Nikos Spiropoulos

10 October 1983 (aged 26)

17

Panathinaikos

5

Defender

Vangelis Moras

18 August 1981 (aged 28)

10

Bologna

6

Midfielder

Alexandros Tziolis

13 February 1985 (aged 25)

17

Sena

7

Forward

Georgios Samaras

21 February 1985 (aged 25)

32

Celtic

8

Defender

Avraam Papadopoulos

3 January 1984 (aged 26)

12

Olympiakos

9

Forward

Angelos Charisteas

9 February 1980 (aged 30)

82

Nuremberg

10

Midfielder

Giorgos Karagounis (captain)

3 June 1977 (aged 33)

91

Panathinaikos

11

Defender

Loukas Vyntra

5 February 1981 (aged 29)

27

Panathinaikos

12

Goalkeeper

Alexandros Tzorvas

12 August 1982 (aged 27)

6

Panathinaikos

13

Goalkeeper

Michalis Sifakis

9 September 1984 (aged 25)

1

Aris

14

Forward

Dimitris Salpigidis

18 August 1981 (aged 28)

34

Panathinaikos

15

Defender

Vasilis Torosidis

10 June 1985 (aged 25)

25

Olympiakos

16

Defender

Sotirios Kyrgiakos

23 July 1979 (aged 30)

56

Liverpool

17

Forward

Theofanis Gekas

23 May 1980 (aged 30)

46

Hertha Berlin

18

Midfielder

Sotiris Ninis

3 April 1990 (aged 20)

3

Panathinaikos

19

Defender

Sokratis Papastathopoulos

9 June 1988 (aged 22)

10

Genoa

20

Forward

Pantelis Kapetanos

8 June 1983 (aged 27)

1

Steaua Bucureşti

21

Midfielder

Kostas Katsouranis

21 June 1979 (aged 30)

67

Panathinaikos

22

Defender

Stelios Malezas

11 March 1985 (aged 25)

0

PAOK

23

Midfielder

Sakis Prittas

9 January 1979 (aged 31)

0

Aris

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