Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Australia, Germany and England preliminary World Cup squads announced

Socceroos coach Pim Verbeek has named a 31-man preliminary squad for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Socceroos 31-man preliminary squad is:

Goalkeepers: Adam Federici, Eugene Galekovic, Brad Jones, Mark Schwarzer

Defenders: Michael Beauchamp, David Carney, Scott Chipperfield, Shane Lowry, Mark Milligan, Craig Moore, Lucas Neill, Jade North, Luke Wilkshire, Rhys Williams

Midfielders: Mark Bresciano, Tim Cahill, Nicky Carle, Jason Culina, Brett Emerton, Richard Garcia, Vincenzo Grella, James Holland, Brett Holman, Mile Jedinak, Tommy Oar, Carl Valeri, Dario Vidosic

Forwards: Joshua Kennedy, Harry Kewell, Scott McDonald, Nikita Rukavytsya

England coach, Fabio Capello, has selected a 30-man preliminary squad.

The England squad is:

Goalkeepers: Joe Hart (Manchester City), David James (Portsmouth), Robert Green (West Ham United)

Defenders: Leighton Baines (Everton), Jamie Carragher (Liverpool), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Michael Dawson (Tottenham Hotspur), Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Ledley King (Tottenham Hotspur), John Terry (Chelsea), Matthew Upson (West Ham United), Stephen Warnock (Aston Villa)

Midfielders: Gareth Barry (Manchester City), Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Joe Cole (Chelsea), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Tom Huddlestone (Tottenham Hotspur), Adam Johnson (Manchester City), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), Aaron Lennon (Tottenham Hotspur), James Milner (Aston Villa), Scott Parker (West Ham United), Theo Walcott (Arsenal), Shaun Wright-Phillips (Manchester City)

Forwards: Darren Bent (Sunderland), Peter Crouch (Tottenham Hotspur), Jermain Defoe (Tottenham Hotspur), Emile Heskey (Aston Villa), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)

German national team coach Jurgen Low has caused a few surprises with his preliminary squad.

Preliminary Germany squad:

Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Schalke 04), Tim Wiese (Werder Bremen), Hans-Joerg Butt (Bayern Munich)

Defenders: Dennis Aogo (Hamburg) Jerome Boateng (Hamburg), Arne Friedrich (Hertha Berlin), Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich), Per Mertesacker (Werder Bremen), Marcell Jansen (Hamburg), Serdar Tasci (VfB Stuttgart), Holger Badstuber (Bayern Munich), Heiko Westermann (Schalke 04), Andreas Beck (Hoffenheim)

Midfielders: Michael Ballack (Chelsea/ENG), Marko Marin, Mesut Oezil (both Werder Bremen), Piotr Trochowski (Hamburg), Sami Khedira, Christian Traesch (both VfB Stuttgart), Toni Kroos (Bayer Leverkusen), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich)

Forwards: Cacau (VfB Stuttgart), Mario Gomez, Miroslav Klose, Thomas Mueller (all Bayern Munich), Stefan Kiessling (Bayer Leverkusen), Lukas Podolski (Cologne)


Anonymous said...

I did not see one ken Morton prodigy in the Aussie squad! What is going on....

Richard Bennett said...

expecting Mesut Oezil (werder bremen) to be a rising star at this world cup. maybe too young but loads of talent.

Anonymous said...

According to an article written by Pim Verbeek himself in today's Herald Sun ( )

"I have already told James Holland - and will tell Tommy Oar - that, all things being equal, they won't go.

But we have injuries, especially to players who can play left wing as Tommy does, and you never know what will happen, so they must train as if every day is their last, and see where it takes them.

There's also an article at TWG ( ) based on inside "sources" claiming McDonald, Carle, Lowry, North, Holland and Oar will also fail to make the cut for the final 23!

Anonymous said...

I expected a TIS tam to be entered.

roundball said...

And you won't get reps from the TIS squad in any National teams, or for that matter a "Ken Morton prodigy" whilst we maintain those hick town head up our ass attitudes. You get out of something what you put in. Expect mediocrity and that is what you will achieve.............