2001 FIFA World Youth Championship squads

Below are the rosters for the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship tournament in Argentina.

Players name marked in bold went on to earn full international caps.

Group A

 Argentina

Head coach: José Pékerman

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Germán Lux (1982-06-07)7 June 1982 (aged 19) River Plate
2 2DF Nicolás Burdisso (1981-04-12)12 April 1981 (aged 20) Boca Juniors
3 2DF Julio Arca (1981-01-31)31 January 1981 (aged 20) Sunderland
4 2DF Mauro Cetto (1982-04-14)14 April 1982 (aged 19) Rosario Central
5 3MF Nicolás Medina (1982-02-17)17 February 1982 (aged 19) Argentinos Juniors
6 2DF Fabricio Coloccini (1982-01-22)22 January 1982 (aged 19) San Lorenzo
7 4FW Javier Saviola (1981-12-11)11 December 1981 (aged 19) River Plate
8 3MF Oscar Ahumada (1982-08-31)31 August 1982 (aged 18) River Plate
9 4FW Estebán José Herrera (1981-03-09)9 March 1981 (aged 20) Boca Juniors
10 3MF Leandro Romagnoli (1981-03-17)17 March 1981 (aged 20) San Lorenzo
11 3MF Maxi Rodríguez (1981-01-02)2 January 1981 (aged 20) Newell's Old Boys
12 2DF Ariel Seltzer (1981-01-03)3 January 1981 (aged 20) Argentinos Juniors
13 2DF Diego Colotto (1981-03-10)10 March 1981 (aged 20) Estudiantes
14 3MF Leonardo Ponzio (1982-01-29)29 January 1982 (aged 19) Newell's Old Boys
15 3MF Andrés D'Alessandro (1981-04-15)15 April 1981 (aged 20) River Plate
16 4FW Mauro Rosales (1981-02-24)24 February 1981 (aged 20) Newell's Old Boys
17 4FW Alejandro Domínguez (1981-06-10)10 June 1981 (aged 20) Quilmes
18 1GK Willy Caballero (1981-09-28)28 September 1981 (aged 19) Boca Juniors
19 4FW Sebastián Bueno (1981-10-24)24 October 1981 (aged 19) Sarmiento de Junín

 Egypt

Head coach: Shawky Gharieb

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Mohamed Sobhy (1981-08-30)30 August 1981 (aged 19) Ismaily
2 2DF Ahmed Samir (1981-10-03)3 October 1981 (aged 19) Baladeyet El-Mahalla
3 3MF Abou El-Magd (1981-01-01)1 January 1981 (aged 20) Al Ahly
4 2DF Hussein Amin (1981-04-26)26 April 1981 (aged 20) Al Ahly
5 2DF Mahmoud Mahmoud (1981-06-30)30 June 1981 (aged 19) Zamalek SC
6 2DF Mohamed El-Atrawy (1981-08-19)19 August 1981 (aged 19) Al-Mehalla
7 3MF Mohamed Shawky (1981-10-05)5 October 1981 (aged 19) Al-Masry
8 3MF Wael Riad (1982-08-02)2 August 1982 (aged 18) Al Ahly
9 3MF Reda Shehata (1981-01-24)24 January 1981 (aged 20) Al Ahly
10 4FW Mohamed Mohsen Abou Greisha (1981-08-04)4 August 1981 (aged 19) Ismaily
11 4FW Mohamed El Yamani (1982-01-01)1 January 1982 (aged 19) Standard Liège
12 3MF Mohamed Abdel Wahed (1981-01-19)19 January 1981 (aged 20) Al-Tersana
13 2DF Amir Azmy (1983-02-14)14 February 1983 (aged 18) Zamalek SC
14 3MF Hossam Ghaly (1981-12-15)15 December 1981 (aged 19) Al Ahly
15 3MF Ahmed Abou Moslem (1981-07-25)25 July 1981 (aged 19) Al Ahly
16 4FW Gamal Hamza (1981-12-05)5 December 1981 (aged 19) Zamalek SC
17 3MF Gamal Hawash (1981-05-14)14 May 1981 (aged 20) Dina Farms
18 1GK Wael Zenga (1981-11-25)25 November 1981 (aged 19) Zamalek SC
19 1GK Sherif Ekramy (1983-07-01)1 July 1983 (aged 17) Al Ahly

 Finland

Head coach: Kari Ukkonen

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Otto Fredrikson (1981-11-30)30 November 1981 (aged 19) Tervarit
2 2DF Harri Haapaniemi (1981-04-01)1 April 1981 (aged 20) Atlantis
3 2DF Ossi Martikainen (1982-11-25)25 November 1982 (aged 18) HJK Helsinki
4 2DF Tuomas Aho (1981-05-27)27 May 1981 (aged 20) MyPa
5 2DF Marco Parnela (1981-01-05)5 January 1981 (aged 20) Thun
6 3MF Mika Niskala (1981-03-28)28 March 1981 (aged 20) Norrköping
7 3MF Hannu Haarala (1981-08-15)15 August 1981 (aged 19) HJK Helsinki
8 3MF Antti Okkonen (1982-06-06)6 June 1982 (aged 19) MyPa
9 4FW Mika Väyrynen (1981-12-28)28 December 1981 (aged 19) FC Jokerit
10 4FW Mikael Forssell (1981-03-15)15 March 1981 (aged 20) Chelsea
11 4FW Daniel Sjölund (1983-04-22)22 April 1983 (aged 18) Liverpool
12 3MF Jussi Peteri (1982-04-04)4 April 1982 (aged 19) HJK Helsinki
13 2DF Juha Luoma (1981-01-10)10 January 1981 (aged 20) Jazz
14 2DF Jukka Sauso (1982-06-20)20 June 1982 (aged 18) Vaasan Palloseura
15 3MF Teemu Lampinen (1981-01-23)23 January 1981 (aged 20) Lahti
16 3MF Kristian Kunnas (1981-01-11)11 January 1981 (aged 20) HJK Helsinki
17 4FW Matti Santahuhta (1981-08-13)13 August 1981 (aged 19) Jazz
18 1GK Tatu Niskanen (1981-01-16)16 January 1981 (aged 20) KuPS

 Jamaica

Head coach: Wendell Downswell

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Allien Whittaker (1983-06-19)19 June 1983 (aged 17) Hazard
2 2DF Sheldon Battiste (1983-07-27)27 July 1983 (aged 17) Hazard
3 2DF Shavar Thomas (1981-01-29)29 January 1981 (aged 20) Hazard
4 3MF Fabian Blake (1982-01-16)16 January 1982 (aged 19) Reno
5 2DF Shane Stevens (1982-03-10)10 March 1982 (aged 19) Arnett Gardens
6 2DF Alex Thomas (1983-01-12)12 January 1983 (aged 18) Loomis Chaffee
7 3MF Sean Fraser (1983-02-15)15 February 1983 (aged 18) Harbour View
8 3MF Keith Kelly (1983-03-05)5 March 1983 (aged 18) Paris Saint-Germain
9 3MF Omar Daley (1981-04-25)25 April 1981 (aged 20) Hazard
10 3MF Fabian Dawkins (1981-02-07)7 February 1981 (aged 20) Village United
11 4FW Christopher Nicholas (1981-01-16)16 January 1981 (aged 20) Tivoli Gardens
12 4FW Craig Gordon (1983-02-12)12 February 1983 (aged 18) Reno
13 4FW Adam Wallace (1981-09-22)22 September 1981 (aged 19) free agent
14 2DF Kevon Harris (1981-06-01)1 June 1981 (aged 20) Santos
15 2DF Wolry Wolfe (1981-08-12)12 August 1981 (aged 19) Hazard
16 3MF Khari Stephenson (1981-01-18)18 January 1981 (aged 20) Williams College
17 3MF Damion Williams (1981-04-23)23 April 1981 (aged 20) Waterhouse
18 1GK Allan Reid (1981-01-22)22 January 1981 (aged 20) Boys Town

Group B

 Brazil

Head coach: Carlos César[1]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Rubinho (1982-08-04)4 August 1982 (aged 18) Corinthians
2 2DF Maicon (1981-07-26)26 July 1981 (aged 19) Cruzeiro
3 3MF Edu Dracena (1981-05-18)18 May 1981 (aged 20) Guarani
4 2DF Marquinhos (1982-10-21)21 October 1982 (aged 18) Corinthians
5 3MF Eduardo Costa (1982-09-23)23 September 1982 (aged 18) Grêmio
6 2DF Anderson (1983-01-10)10 January 1983 (aged 18) Flamengo
7 4FW Pinga (1981-04-27)27 April 1981 (aged 20) Torino
8 3MF Fernando Menegazzo (1981-05-03)3 May 1981 (aged 20) Juventude
9 4FW Adriano (1982-02-17)17 February 1982 (aged 19) Flamengo
10 3MF Júlio Baptista (1981-10-01)1 October 1981 (aged 19) São Paulo
11 4FW Robert (1981-02-07)7 February 1981 (aged 20) Botafogo
12 3MF Léo Lima (1982-01-14)14 January 1982 (aged 19) Vasco da Gama
13 2DF Ângelo (1981-06-12)12 June 1981 (aged 20) Corinthians
14 2DF Luisão (1981-02-13)13 February 1981 (aged 20) Cruzeiro
15 2DF Júlio Santos (1981-12-12)12 December 1981 (aged 19) São Paulo
16 4FW Thiago Oliveira (1981-05-26)26 May 1981 (aged 20) São Paulo
17 3MF Kaká (1982-04-22)22 April 1982 (aged 19) São Paulo
18 1GK Márcio (1981-12-20)20 December 1981 (aged 19) São Paulo

 Canada

Head coach: Paul James

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Pieter Meuleman (1981-02-04)4 February 1981 (aged 20) 5 0 Wilfrid Laurier University
2 2DF Bernard Ouassa (1982-04-06)6 April 1982 (aged 19) 4 0 St. John's University
3 3MF Terry Dunfield (1982-02-20)20 February 1982 (aged 19) 2 0 Manchester City
4 2DF Victor Oppong (1981-04-09)9 April 1981 (aged 20) 13 0 University of Mobile
5 3MF Miles O'Connor (1982-04-20)20 April 1982 (aged 19) 9 0 Unattached
6 3MF Mike Klukowski (1981-05-27)27 May 1981 (aged 20) 5 0 Lille
7 3MF Tam Nsaliwa (1982-01-28)28 January 1982 (aged 19) 7 0 1. FC Nürnberg
8 3MF Maycoll Canizalez (1982-12-28)28 December 1982 (aged 18) 13 0 Werder Bremen
9 4FW Wyn Belotte (1984-05-06)6 May 1984 (aged 17) 0 0 Nantes
10 4FW Julian de Guzman (1981-03-25)25 March 1981 (aged 20) 7 5 1. FC Saarbrücken
11 3MF Gaspare Borsellino (1981-06-05)5 June 1981 (aged 20) 9 1 University of Mobile
12 4FW Justin Thompson (1981-01-09)9 January 1981 (aged 20) 9 0 Fairfield University
13 2DF Chris Pozniak (1981-01-10)10 January 1981 (aged 20) 13 0 Toronto Lynx
14 3MF Chris Williams (1981-06-01)1 June 1981 (aged 20) 10 0 University of Mobile
15 3MF Atiba Hutchinson (1983-02-08)8 February 1983 (aged 18) 5 0 Woodbridge College
16 4FW Rob Friend (1981-01-23)23 January 1981 (aged 20) 6 0 Western Michigan University
17 3MF Iain Hume (1983-10-30)30 October 1983 (aged 17) 10 3 Tranmere Rovers
18 1GK Wojtek Zarzycki (1982-06-21)21 June 1982 (aged 18) 4 0 Dartmouth College
  • Stand-by players
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
19 2DF Josh Simpson (1983-05-15)15 May 1983 (aged 18) 0 0
20 4FW Ali Ngon Gerba 6 0

 Germany

Head coach: Uli Stielike

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Tom Starke (1981-03-18)18 March 1981 (aged 20) Bayer Leverkusen
2 2DF Christoph Preuss (1981-07-04)4 July 1981 (aged 19) Eintracht Frankfurt
3 2DF Christian Fickert (1981-02-10)10 February 1981 (aged 20) Waldhof Mannheim
4 2DF Denis Lapaczinski (1981-09-26)26 September 1981 (aged 19) Hertha BSC
5 2DF Michael Zepek (1981-01-19)19 January 1981 (aged 20) Bayer Leverkusen
6 3MF Giuseppe Gemiti (1981-05-03)3 May 1981 (aged 20) Eintracht Frankfurt
7 4FW Huzeyfe Dogan (1981-01-01)1 January 1981 (aged 20) Bayer Leverkusen
8 3MF Hanno Balitsch (1981-01-02)2 January 1981 (aged 20) 1. FC Köln
9 4FW Benjamin Auer (1981-01-11)11 January 1981 (aged 20) Borussia Mönchengladbach
10 3MF Selim Teber (1981-03-07)7 March 1981 (aged 20) Waldhof Mannheim
11 4FW Thorsten Burkhardt (1981-05-21)21 May 1981 (aged 20) Bayer Leverkusen
12 3MF Christian Mikolajczak (1981-05-15)15 May 1981 (aged 20) Schalke 04
13 4FW Jermaine Jones[2] (1981-11-03)3 November 1981 (aged 19) Eintracht Frankfurt
14 4FW Christian Tiffert (1982-02-18)18 February 1982 (aged 19) VfB Stuttgart
15 2DF Stephan Kling (1981-03-22)22 March 1981 (aged 20) Bayern Munich
16 2DF Andreas Hinkel (1982-03-26)26 March 1982 (aged 19) VfB Stuttgart
17 4FW Lars Jungnickel (1981-08-31)31 August 1981 (aged 19) Energie Cottbus
18 1GK Jan Schlösser (1982-09-27)27 September 1982 (aged 18) Bayern Munich

 Iraq

Head coach: Adnan Hamad

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Ahmed Ali (1982-08-02)2 August 1982 (aged 18) Al Zawraa
2 2DF Jassim Ghulam (1981-03-11)11 March 1981 (aged 20) Al-Jaish
3 2DF Bassim Abbas (1982-07-01)1 July 1982 (aged 18) Al-Talaba
4 2DF Haidar Abdul-Amir (1982-11-02)2 November 1982 (aged 18) Al Zawraa
5 2DF Munaim Yusef (1981-10-02)2 October 1981 (aged 19) Al-Shorta
6 3MF Sameeh Sabeeh Amir (1981-07-20)20 July 1981 (aged 19) Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
7 4FW Emad Mohammed (1982-07-24)24 July 1982 (aged 18) Al Zawraa
8 3MF Nashat Akram (1984-09-12)12 September 1984 (aged 16) Al-Shorta
9 4FW Ahmad Mnajed (1981-12-13)13 December 1981 (aged 19) Al-Shorta
10 4FW Ammar Ahmad (1981-07-02)2 July 1981 (aged 19) Al Zawraa
11 3MF Hawar Mulla Mohammed (1981-06-01)1 June 1981 (aged 20) Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
12 2DF Haidar Abdul-Razzaq (1982-10-23)23 October 1982 (aged 18) Al Zawraa
13 4FW Bassim Abdulhasan (1981-07-01)1 July 1981 (aged 19) Al-Talaba
14 2DF Emad Aoda (1981-11-15)15 November 1981 (aged 19) Al Minaa
15 3MF Hassan Turki (1981-07-01)1 July 1981 (aged 19) Al Zawraa
16 3MF Mohannad Nassir (1983-04-04)4 April 1983 (aged 18) Al Zawraa
17 2DF Salah Al-Deen Siamand (1981-07-03)3 July 1981 (aged 19) Arbil
18 1GK Noor Sabri (1984-06-18)18 June 1984 (aged 16) Al Zawraa
19 3MF Arkan Najeeb (1982-07-02)2 July 1982 (aged 18) Al Zawraa

Group C

 Chile

Head coach: Héctor Pinto

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Johnny Herrera (1981-05-09)9 May 1981 (aged 20) Universidad de Chile
2 2DF Sergio Fernández (1981-06-14)14 June 1981 (aged 20) Colo-Colo
3 2DF Daniel Campos (1981-07-17)17 July 1981 (aged 19) Universidad de Concepción
4 2DF Hugo Droguett (1982-09-02)2 September 1982 (aged 18) Universidad Católica
5 2DF Luis Oyarzún (1982-04-24)24 April 1982 (aged 19) Palestino
6 2DF Nelson Pinto (1981-02-01)1 February 1981 (aged 20) Universidad de Chile
7 3MF Gonzalo Villagra (1981-09-17)17 September 1981 (aged 19) Universidad Católica
8 3MF Sebastián Pardo (1982-01-01)1 January 1982 (aged 19) Universidad de Chile
9 4FW Mario Cáceres (1981-03-17)17 March 1981 (aged 20) Sporting CP
10 3MF Jaime Valdés (1981-01-11)11 January 1981 (aged 20) Bari
11 4FW Mario Salgado (1981-06-03)3 June 1981 (aged 20) Huachipato
12 2DF Gino Reyes (1981-02-23)23 February 1981 (aged 20) Colo-Colo
13 4FW Joel Soto (1982-04-09)9 April 1982 (aged 19) Santiago Wanderers
14 2DF Adán Vergara (1981-05-09)9 May 1981 (aged 20) Cobreloa
15 2DF Mario Berrios (1981-08-20)20 August 1981 (aged 19) Palestino
16 3MF Roberto Ordenes (1981-01-05)5 January 1981 (aged 20) Unión Española
17 3MF Rodrigo Millar (1981-11-03)3 November 1981 (aged 19) Huachipato
18 1GK Eduardo Lobos (1981-07-30)30 July 1981 (aged 19) Colo-Colo

 China PR

Head coach: Shen Xiangfu (沈祥福)

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK An Qi 安琦 (1981-06-21)21 June 1981 (aged 19) Dalian Shide
2 3MF Ma Yi (1982-02-27)27 February 1982 (aged 19) Shenyang Haishi
3 2DF Du Wei 杜威 (1982-02-09)9 February 1982 (aged 19) Shanghai Cable 02
4 3MF Zhou Lin (1981-02-04)4 February 1981 (aged 20) Chongqing Lifan
5 2DF Wang Sheng (1981-05-01)1 May 1981 (aged 20) Dalian Shide
6 3MF Hu Zhaojun (1981-03-01)1 March 1981 (aged 20) Dalian Shide
7 3MF Sun Ji 孫吉 (1982-01-15)15 January 1982 (aged 19) Shanghai Cable 02
8 4FW Gao Ming (1982-02-19)19 February 1982 (aged 19) Qingdao Hainiu
9 4FW Sui Yong (1981-01-27)27 January 1981 (aged 20) Qingdao Hainiu
10 3MF Yan Song (1981-03-20)20 March 1981 (aged 20) Dalian Shide
11 2DF Sun Xiang 孫祥 (1982-01-15)15 January 1982 (aged 19) Shanghai Cable 02
12 3MF Lu Feng (1981-11-12)12 November 1981 (aged 19) Henan Jianye
13 3MF Wang Xinxin (1981-04-27)27 April 1981 (aged 20) Liaoning
14 2DF Xu Liang (1981-08-12)12 August 1981 (aged 19) Liaoning
15 2DF Zhang Yaokun (1981-04-07)7 April 1981 (aged 20) Dalian Shide
16 4FW Qu Bo 曲波 (1981-07-15)15 July 1981 (aged 19) Qingdao Hainiu
17 4FW Yu Tao (1981-10-15)15 October 1981 (aged 19) Shanghai Cable 02
18 1GK Yang Jun (1981-06-10)10 June 1981 (aged 20) Qingdao Hainiu

 United States

Head coach: Wolfgang Suhnholz

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK D. J. Countess (1982-01-09)9 January 1982 (aged 19) UCLA
2 2DF Philip Salyer (1981-10-30)30 October 1981 (aged 19) University of Maryland
3 2DF Oguchi Onyewu (1982-05-13)13 May 1982 (aged 19) Clemson University
4 2DF Nelson Akwari (1982-02-04)4 February 1982 (aged 19) UCLA
5 2DF Alex Yi (1982-02-27)27 February 1982 (aged 19) UCLA
6 2DF Kelly Gray (1981-04-07)7 April 1981 (aged 20) University of Portland
7 3MF DaMarcus Beasley (1982-05-24)24 May 1982 (aged 19) Chicago Fire
8 4FW Alecko Eskandarian (1982-07-09)9 July 1982 (aged 18) University of Virginia
9 4FW Brad Davis (1981-11-08)8 November 1981 (aged 19) St. Louis University
10 4FW Landon Donovan (1982-03-04)4 March 1982 (aged 19) San Jose Earthquakes
11 3MF Bobby Convey (1983-05-27)27 May 1983 (aged 18) D.C. United
12 2DF Ricky Lewis (1982-05-29)29 May 1982 (aged 19) Clemson University
13 3MF Kyle Martino (1981-02-19)19 February 1981 (aged 20) University of Virginia
14 2DF Kenny Arena (1981-02-06)6 February 1981 (aged 20) University of Virginia
15 3MF Brian Carroll (1981-07-20)20 July 1981 (aged 19) Wake Forest University
16 4FW Conor Casey (1981-07-25)25 July 1981 (aged 19) Borussia Dortmund
17 4FW Edson Buddle (1981-05-21)21 May 1981 (aged 20) Columbus Crew
18 1GK Doug Warren (1981-03-18)18 March 1981 (aged 20) Clemson University

 Ukraine

Head coach: Anatoli Kroschenko

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Artem Kusliy (1981-07-07)7 July 1981 (aged 19) Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
2 2DF Roman Pasichnychenko (1981-06-17)17 June 1981 (aged 20) Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
3 2DF Bohdan Shershun (1981-05-14)14 May 1981 (aged 20) Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
4 3MF Serhiy Symonenko (1981-06-12)12 June 1981 (aged 20) Torpedo Moscow
5 2DF Vitaliy Komarnytskyi (1981-08-02)2 August 1981 (aged 19) Ironi Rishon leZion
6 3MF Denys Stoyan (1981-08-24)24 August 1981 (aged 19) Borysfen Boryspil
7 3MF Volodymyr Bondarenko (1981-07-06)6 July 1981 (aged 19) CSCA Kyiv
8 3MF Andriy Smalko (1981-01-22)22 January 1981 (aged 20) Borysfen Boryspil
9 4FW Oleksiy Byelik (1981-02-13)13 February 1981 (aged 20) Shakhtar Donetsk
10 4FW Ruslan Valeyev (1981-10-31)31 October 1981 (aged 19) De Graafschap
11 4FW Andriy Herasymenko (1981-01-08)8 January 1981 (aged 20) Dynamo Kyiv
12 4FW Taras Kabanov (1981-01-23)23 January 1981 (aged 20) Karpaty Lviv
13 2DF Fedir Prokhorov (1981-04-24)24 April 1981 (aged 20) Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
14 2DF Serhiy Khistyev (1981-06-30)30 June 1981 (aged 19) Stal Alchevsk
15 3MF Serhiy Danylovskyi (1981-08-20)20 August 1981 (aged 19) Karpaty Lviv
16 3MF Mykola Nakonechnyi (1981-09-10)10 September 1981 (aged 19) Borysfen Boryspil
17 3MF Oleksiy Gai (1982-11-06)6 November 1982 (aged 18) Shakhtar Donetsk
18 1GK Vitaliy Rudenko (1981-10-26)26 October 1981 (aged 19) Chornomorets Odesa

Group D

 Angola

Head coach: Oliveira Gonçalves

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Lamá (1981-02-01)1 February 1981 (aged 20) Petro de Luanda
2 2DF Manuel (1982-12-16)16 December 1982 (aged 18) Cabinda
3 3MF Nelsinho (1981-12-10)10 December 1981 (aged 19) Interclube
4 2DF Kikas (1981-03-14)14 March 1981 (aged 20) Interclube
5 2DF Lutucuta (1982-05-17)17 May 1982 (aged 19) Bravos do Maquis
6 2DF Dedas (1982-02-13)13 February 1982 (aged 19) Primeiro de Agosto
7 3MF Chinho (1982-02-04)4 February 1982 (aged 19) Petro de Luanda
8 4FW Riquinho (1981-08-10)10 August 1981 (aged 19) Petro de Luanda
9 4FW Rasca (1982-07-10)10 July 1982 (aged 18) Académica de Coimbra
10 4FW Mantorras (1982-03-18)18 March 1982 (aged 19) Alverca
11 4FW Gilberto (1982-09-21)21 September 1982 (aged 18) Petro de Luanda
12 3MF Castigo (1983-02-24)24 February 1983 (aged 18) Boavista
13 2DF Vemba (1982-12-06)6 December 1982 (aged 18) Primeiro de Agosto
14 4FW António Mendonça (1982-10-09)9 October 1982 (aged 18) Varzim
15 4FW Loló (1981-12-13)13 December 1981 (aged 19) Primeiro de Agosto
16 3MF Mateus (1981-03-10)10 March 1981 (aged 20) Sporting CP
17 4FW Fofaná (1982-05-05)5 May 1982 (aged 19) Benfica de Luanda
18 1GK Capoco (1982-04-03)3 April 1982 (aged 19) Petro do Huambo

 Australia

Head coach: Ange Postecoglou

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Michael Turnbull (1981-03-24)24 March 1981 (aged 20) Marconi Stallions
2 2DF Mark Byrnes (1982-02-08)8 February 1982 (aged 19) Parramatta Power
3 2DF Adrian Madaschi (1982-07-11)11 July 1982 (aged 18) Atalanta
4 2DF Ljubo Milicevic (1981-02-13)13 February 1981 (aged 20) Perth Glory
5 2DF Patrick Kisnorbo (1981-03-24)24 March 1981 (aged 20) South Melbourne
6 3MF Wayne Srhoj (1982-03-23)23 March 1982 (aged 19) Brisbane Strikers
7 3MF Ahmad Elrich (1981-05-30)30 May 1981 (aged 20) Parramatta Power
8 4FW Greg Owens (1981-01-27)27 January 1981 (aged 20) Sydney Olympic
9 4FW Joshua Kennedy (1982-08-20)20 August 1982 (aged 18) VfL Wolfsburg
10 4FW Nick Carle (1981-11-23)23 November 1981 (aged 19) Sydney Olympic
11 4FW Scott McDonald (1983-08-21)21 August 1983 (aged 17) Southampton
12 3MF Lucas Pantelis (1982-03-12)12 March 1982 (aged 19) Adelaide City Force
13 2DF Gareth Edds (1981-02-03)3 February 1981 (aged 20) Nottingham Forest
14 3MF Louis Brain (1982-05-09)9 May 1982 (aged 19) Adelaide City Force
15 3MF Luke Wilkshire (1981-10-02)2 October 1981 (aged 19) Middlesbrough
16 3MF Daniel Vasilevski (1981-09-04)4 September 1981 (aged 19) Melbourne Knights
17 4FW Kevork Gulesserian (1981-09-21)21 September 1981 (aged 19) Marconi Stallions
18 1GK Jess Kedwell-Vanstrattan (1982-07-19)19 July 1982 (aged 18) Hellas Verona
20 2DF Jonathan McKain (1982-09-21)21 September 1982 (aged 18) Brisbane Strikers

 Czech Republic

Head coach: Dušan Fitzel

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Patrik Kolář (1981-10-30)30 October 1981 (aged 19) Sparta Prague
2 2DF Tomáš Hübschman (1981-09-04)4 September 1981 (aged 19) Sparta Prague
3 2DF Patrik Křap (1981-03-13)13 March 1981 (aged 20) Brno
4 4FW Tomáš Pešír (1981-05-30)30 May 1981 (aged 20) Slavia Prague
5 3MF Petr Silný (1981-04-07)7 April 1981 (aged 20) Slovan Liberec
6 2DF Martin Leština (1981-04-25)25 April 1981 (aged 20) Dynamo Budějovice
7 2DF Vlastimil Vidlička (1981-07-02)2 July 1981 (aged 19) Slovan Liberec
8 3MF Radek Šírl (1981-03-20)20 March 1981 (aged 20) Bohemians Prague
9 3MF Michal Macek (1981-01-19)19 January 1981 (aged 20) Marila Příbram
10 4FW Jaroslav Šedivec (1981-02-16)16 February 1981 (aged 20) Viktoria Plzeň
11 2DF Tomáš Glos (1981-06-19)19 June 1981 (aged 19) Sigma Olomouc
12 3MF David Lafata (1981-09-18)18 September 1981 (aged 19) Dynamo Budějovice
13 3MF Martin Živný (1981-03-20)20 March 1981 (aged 20) Brno
14 3MF Jan Polák (1981-03-14)14 March 1981 (aged 20) Brno
15 4FW Petr Musil (1981-09-23)23 September 1981 (aged 19) Brno
16 4FW Tomáš Jun (1983-01-17)17 January 1983 (aged 18) Sparta Prague
17 2DF Pavel Besta (1982-09-02)2 September 1982 (aged 18) Baník Ostrava
18 1GK Petr Čech (1982-05-20)20 May 1982 (aged 19) Sparta Prague

 Japan

Head coach: Akihiro Nishimura

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Yosuke Fujigaya (1981-02-13)13 February 1981 (aged 20) Consadole Sapporo
2 2DF Shohei Ikeda (1981-04-27)27 April 1981 (aged 20) Shimizu S-Pulse
3 2DF Sota Nakazawa (1982-10-26)26 October 1982 (aged 18) Kashiwa Reysol
4 2DF Teruyuki Moniwa[3] (1981-09-08)8 September 1981 (aged 19) Shonan Bellmare
5 2DF Kenji Haneda (1981-12-01)1 December 1981 (aged 19) Kashima Antlers
6 2DF Yūichi Komano (1981-07-25)25 July 1981 (aged 19) Sanfrecce Hiroshima
7 3MF Takeshi Aoki (1982-09-28)28 September 1982 (aged 18) Kashima Antlers
8 3MF Kazuyuki Morisaki (1981-05-09)9 May 1981 (aged 20) Sanfrecce Hiroshima
9 4FW Yutaka Tahara (1982-04-27)27 April 1982 (aged 19) Yokohama F. Marinos
10 3MF Naohiro Ishikawa (1981-05-12)12 May 1981 (aged 20) Yokohama F. Marinos
11 4FW Hisato Sato (1982-03-12)12 March 1982 (aged 19) JEF United Ichihara
12 3MF Shunta Nagai (1982-07-12)12 July 1982 (aged 18) Kashiwa Reysol
13 3MF Koji Yamase (1981-09-22)22 September 1981 (aged 19) Consadole Sapporo
14 4FW Ryoichi Maeda (1981-10-09)9 October 1981 (aged 19) Júbilo Iwata
15 4FW Kazuki Hiramoto (1981-08-18)18 August 1981 (aged 19) Tokyo Verdy 1969
16 3MF Koji Morisaki (1981-05-09)9 May 1981 (aged 20) Sanfrecce Hiroshima
17 4FW Kazunori Iio (1982-02-23)23 February 1982 (aged 19) Tokyo Verdy 1969
18 1GK Takaya Kurokawa (1981-04-07)7 April 1981 (aged 20) Shimizu S-Pulse
19 2DF Daisuke Nasu (1981-10-10)10 October 1981 (aged 19) Yokohama F. Marinos

Group E

 Costa Rica

Head coach: Carlos Watson

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Neighel Drummond (1982-02-02)2 February 1982 (aged 19) Alajuelense
2 2DF Michael Rodríguez (1981-12-30)30 December 1981 (aged 19) Alajuelense
3 2DF Pablo Salazar (1982-11-21)21 November 1982 (aged 18) Alajuelense
4 3MF Christian Montero (1982-06-24)24 June 1982 (aged 18) Alajuelense
5 2DF Roy Myrie (1982-08-21)21 August 1982 (aged 18) Alajuelense
6 2DF Johel Fajardo (1981-01-25)25 January 1981 (aged 20) Guanacaste
7 4FW Eric Scott (1981-05-29)29 May 1981 (aged 20) Alajuelense
8 3MF José Luis López (1981-03-31)31 March 1981 (aged 20) Heredia
9 4FW Derman Moss (1983-04-09)9 April 1983 (aged 18) Limonense
10 4FW Warren Granados (1981-12-06)6 December 1981 (aged 19) Ramonense
11 4FW Winston Parks (1981-10-12)12 October 1981 (aged 19) Limonense
12 2DF Harold Apu (1981-01-30)30 January 1981 (aged 20) Liberia
13 3MF Jonathan Orozco (1981-03-12)12 March 1981 (aged 20) Saprissa
14 3MF Daniel Vallejos (1981-05-27)27 May 1981 (aged 20) Heredia
15 2DF Alonso Alfaro (1981-03-16)16 March 1981 (aged 20) Heredia
16 3MF Carlos Hernández (1982-04-09)9 April 1982 (aged 19) Alajuelense
17 2DF Michael Robinson (1981-07-31)31 July 1981 (aged 19) Alajuelense
18 1GK Daniel Rodríguez (1982-04-03)3 April 1982 (aged 19) Heredia
20 3MF Randy Araya (1981-05-04)4 May 1981 (aged 20) Cartagines

 Ecuador

Head coach: Fabián Burbano

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Omar Estrada (1982-03-29)29 March 1982 (aged 19) LDU Quito
2 2DF William Cuero (1981-06-01)1 June 1981 (aged 20) Barcelona
3 2DF Jorge Guagua (1981-09-28)28 September 1981 (aged 19) El Nacional
4 2DF Pool Gavilanez (1981-08-03)3 August 1981 (aged 19) Santa Rita
5 3MF Cristhian Quiñónez (1981-09-12)12 September 1981 (aged 19) Barcelona
6 2DF Jorge Vargas (1981-01-30)30 January 1981 (aged 20) LDU Quito
7 3MF Pedro Esterilla (1984-10-28)28 October 1984 (aged 16) ESPOLI
8 3MF Líder Mejía (1981-01-26)26 January 1981 (aged 20) LDU Quito
9 4FW Estuardo Quiñónez (1981-04-14)14 April 1981 (aged 20) Universidad Católica
10 3MF Javier Intriago (1981-01-09)9 January 1981 (aged 20) Santa Rita
11 4FW Franklin Salas (1981-08-30)30 August 1981 (aged 19) LDU Quito
12 4FW Walter Iza (1981-08-02)2 August 1981 (aged 19) Aucas
13 2DF Edwin Pineda (1982-08-28)28 August 1982 (aged 18) LDU Quito
14 3MF Segundo Castillo (1982-05-15)15 May 1982 (aged 19) ESPOLI
15 4FW Roberto Mina (1984-11-07)7 November 1984 (aged 16) Salesiano
16 2DF Franklin Corozo (1981-02-15)15 February 1981 (aged 20) Emelec
17 4FW Félix Borja (1983-04-02)2 April 1983 (aged 18) El Nacional
18 1GK Daniel Viteri (1981-12-12)12 December 1981 (aged 19) Emelec

 Ethiopia

Head coach: Diego Garzitto

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Adugna Deyes (1983-07-13)13 July 1983 (aged 17) EEPCO
2 3MF Belay Fekadu (1983-09-10)10 September 1983 (aged 17) Saint-George SA
3 2DF Molla Ermias (1983-05-30)30 May 1983 (aged 18) BSPP
4 2DF Bekele Zewdu (1982-05-27)27 May 1982 (aged 19) Awassa City
5 2DF Gebremichael Yonas (1982-08-07)7 August 1982 (aged 18) EEPCO
6 2DF Tesfaye Kefyalew (1983-08-07)7 August 1983 (aged 17) Saint-George SA
7 3MF Teshome Getu (1983-02-07)7 February 1983 (aged 18) Banks SC
8 3MF Girma Ashenafi (1982-07-28)28 July 1982 (aged 18) Ethiopian Coffee
9 4FW Yordanos Abay (1984-03-28)28 March 1984 (aged 17) EEPCO
10 4FW Mengistu Getahun (1983-09-19)19 September 1983 (aged 17) Insurance Addis
11 4FW Seman Hussen (1983-07-18)18 July 1983 (aged 17) Ethiopian Coffee
12 3MF Abubakar Ismael (1983-04-09)9 April 1983 (aged 18) Saint-George SA
13 3MF Muleta Berihanu (1982-10-28)28 October 1982 (aged 18) Tsehay Gebat
14 3MF Admassu Hailu (1985-08-10)10 August 1985 (aged 15) EEPCO
15 2DF Elihu Bekele (1982-10-24)24 October 1982 (aged 18) Nyala
16 3MF Dawit Mebratu (1984-06-13)13 June 1984 (aged 17) Airlines
17 2DF Solomon Andargachew (1981-10-28)28 October 1981 (aged 19) Ethiopian Coffee
18 1GK Getachew Solomon (1984-01-15)15 January 1984 (aged 17) Insurance Addis

 Netherlands

Head coach: Louis van Gaal

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Maarten Stekelenburg (1982-09-22)22 September 1982 (aged 18) Ajax
2 2DF Jürgen Colin (1981-01-20)20 January 1981 (aged 20) PSV
3 3MF René van Dieren (1981-03-12)12 March 1981 (aged 20) Feyenoord
4 3MF John Heitinga (1983-11-15)15 November 1983 (aged 17) Ajax
5 2DF Jeffrey Leiwakabessy (1981-02-23)23 February 1981 (aged 20) NEC
6 3MF David Mendes da Silva (1982-08-04)4 August 1982 (aged 18) Sparta Rotterdam
7 4FW Riga Mustapha (1981-10-10)10 October 1981 (aged 19) Vitesse
8 4FW Rafael van der Vaart (1983-02-11)11 February 1983 (aged 18) Ajax
9 4FW Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (1983-08-12)12 August 1983 (aged 17) PSV
10 3MF Youssouf Hersi (1982-08-20)20 August 1982 (aged 18) Ajax
11 4FW Arjen Robben (1984-01-23)23 January 1984 (aged 17) Groningen
12 2DF Civard Sprockel (1983-05-10)10 May 1983 (aged 18) Feyenoord
13 3MF Saïd Boutahar (1982-08-12)12 August 1982 (aged 18) Feyenoord
14 3MF Theo Janssen (1981-07-27)27 July 1981 (aged 19) Vitesse
15 4FW Thijs Houwing (1981-04-22)22 April 1981 (aged 20) Twente
16 3MF Gregoor van Dijk (1981-11-16)16 November 1981 (aged 19) Groningen
17 3MF Santi Kolk (1981-10-02)2 October 1981 (aged 19) Heerenveen
18 1GK Gino Coutinho (1982-08-05)5 August 1982 (aged 18) PSV
19 2DF Glenn Loovens (1983-09-22)22 September 1983 (aged 17) Feyenoord
20 2DF Alje Schut (1981-02-18)18 February 1981 (aged 20) Utrecht

Group F

 France

Head coach: Raymond Domenech

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Nicolas Penneteau (1981-02-28)28 February 1981 (aged 20) Bastia
2 2DF Matthieu Delpierre (1981-04-26)26 April 1981 (aged 20) Lille
3 2DF Grégory Vignal (1981-07-19)19 July 1981 (aged 19) Liverpool
4 2DF Gaël Givet (1981-10-09)9 October 1981 (aged 19) Monaco
5 2DF Philippe Mexès (1982-03-30)30 March 1982 (aged 19) Auxerre
6 3MF Pascal Berenguer (1981-05-20)20 May 1981 (aged 20) Bastia
7 3MF Benoît Cheyrou (1981-05-03)3 May 1981 (aged 20) Lille
8 3MF Nicolas Fabiano (1981-02-08)8 February 1981 (aged 20) Swansea City
9 3MF Alou Diarra (1981-07-15)15 July 1981 (aged 19) Bayern Munich
10 4FW Mathieu Maton (1981-01-19)19 January 1981 (aged 20) Lille
11 4FW Hassan Ahamada (1981-04-13)13 April 1981 (aged 20) Nantes
12 4FW Djibril Cissé (1981-08-12)12 August 1981 (aged 19) Auxerre
13 3MF Gaël Danic (1981-11-19)19 November 1981 (aged 19) Rennes
14 2DF Jonathan Joseph-Augustin (1981-05-13)13 May 1981 (aged 20) Guingamp
15 2DF Bernard Mendy (1981-08-20)20 August 1981 (aged 19) Paris Saint-Germain
16 3MF Sébastien Roudet (1981-06-16)16 June 1981 (aged 20) Châteauroux
17 4FW Hervé Bugnet (1981-08-24)24 August 1981 (aged 19) Bordeaux
18 1GK Nicolas Puydebois (1981-02-28)28 February 1981 (aged 20) Lyon
19 2DF Jean Felix Dorothee (1981-10-02)2 October 1981 (aged 19) Rennes

 Ghana

Head coach: Emmanuel Afranie

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Maxwell Banahene (1982-09-07)7 September 1982 (aged 18) Sekondi Hasaacas
2 3MF Sulley Muntari (1984-08-27)27 August 1984 (aged 16) Liberty Professionals
3 2DF Abass Inusah (1982-08-07)7 August 1982 (aged 18) Real Sportive
4 3MF Michael Essien (1982-12-03)3 December 1982 (aged 18) Bastia
5 2DF Patrick Villars (1984-05-21)21 May 1984 (aged 17) Ebusua Dwarfs
6 2DF Emmanuel Pappoe (1981-03-03)3 March 1981 (aged 20) Liberty Professionals
7 4FW Samuel Thompson (1982-01-17)17 January 1982 (aged 19) Top Allies
8 2DF Ibrahim Abdul Razak (1983-04-18)18 April 1983 (aged 18) Empoli
9 4FW Razak Pimpong (1982-12-30)30 December 1982 (aged 18) Midtjylland
10 4FW Derek Boateng (1983-05-02)2 May 1983 (aged 18) Panathinaikos
11 4FW Frank Osei (1982-12-02)2 December 1982 (aged 18) King Faisal
12 2DF Yussif Issah (1982-05-17)17 May 1982 (aged 19) Sekondi Hasaacas
13 3MF Anthony Obodai (1982-08-06)6 August 1982 (aged 18) Ajax
14 2DF John Mensah (1982-11-26)26 November 1982 (aged 18) Bellinzona
15 2DF John Paintsil (1981-06-15)15 June 1981 (aged 20) Berekum Arsenal
16 3MF Kwaku Duah (1983-02-28)28 February 1983 (aged 18) Asante Kotoko
17 3MF James Owusu-Ansah (1981-12-02)2 December 1981 (aged 19) Cruz Azul
18 1GK George Owu (1982-06-07)7 June 1982 (aged 19) Sekondi Hasaacas

 Iran

Head coach: Mehdi Monajati

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Ershad Yousefi (1981-09-19)19 September 1981 (aged 19) Aboomoslem
2 2DF Amir Falahi (1983-01-01)1 January 1983 (aged 18) Paykan Tehran
3 2DF Mahmoudreza Ashouri (1982-03-06)6 March 1982 (aged 19) Esteghlal Rasht
4 2DF Saeed Lotfi (1981-02-25)25 February 1981 (aged 20) Paykan Tehran
5 2DF Mostafa Salehinejad (1981-03-21)21 March 1981 (aged 20) Zob Ahan
6 2DF Alireza Monajati (1981-06-22)22 June 1981 (aged 19) Shahin
7 4FW Alireza Daghaghleh (1981-01-20)20 January 1981 (aged 20) Foolad
8 4FW Bahram Esmaeili (1981-03-17)17 March 1981 (aged 20) Fajr Sepasi
9 3MF Iman Mobali (1982-11-03)3 November 1982 (aged 18) Foolad
10 4FW Mansour Jamalyan (1981-05-03)3 May 1981 (aged 20) Paykan Tehran
11 4FW Reza Hadadi (1983-03-03)3 March 1983 (aged 18) Teraktor Sazi
12 3MF Mohammad Ostovari (1986-10-07)7 October 1986 (aged 14) Fajr Sepasi
13 2DF Samad Zare (1981-09-16)16 September 1981 (aged 19) Zob Ahan
14 3MF Morteza Kashi (1981-05-04)4 May 1981 (aged 20) Paykan Tehran
15 3MF Mehrzad Madanchi (1985-01-09)9 January 1985 (aged 16) Homa Shiraz
16 3MF Mostafa Haghipour (1982-05-21)21 May 1982 (aged 19) Pas
17 3MF Javad Kazemian (1981-04-23)23 April 1981 (aged 20) Saipa
18 1GK Abbas Ghasemi (1982-10-23)23 October 1982 (aged 18) Saipa

 Paraguay

Head coach: Cristóbal Wilfrido Maldonado

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Diego Barreto (1981-07-16)16 July 1981 (aged 19) Cerro Porteño
2 2DF David Villalba (1982-04-13)13 April 1982 (aged 19) Olimpia
3 2DF José Devaca (1982-09-18)18 September 1982 (aged 18) Udinese
4 2DF Emilio Martínez (1981-04-10)10 April 1981 (aged 20) Cerro Porteño
5 2DF Pedro Benítez (1981-03-23)23 March 1981 (aged 20) Sportivo Luqueño
6 3MF Walter Fretes (1982-05-18)18 May 1982 (aged 19) Cerro Porteño
7 4FW Alejandro Da Silva (1982-05-18)18 May 1982 (aged 19) Udinese
8 3MF Jorge Brítez (1981-02-08)8 February 1981 (aged 20) Braga
9 4FW Julio González (1981-08-26)26 August 1981 (aged 19) Guaraní
10 4FW Tomás Guzmán (1982-03-07)7 March 1982 (aged 19) Juventus
11 4FW Santiago Salcedo (1981-09-06)6 September 1981 (aged 19) Cerro Porteño
12 2DF Celso Esquivel (1981-03-20)20 March 1981 (aged 20) San Lorenzo de Almagro
13 2DF Gabriel Estigarribia (1981-02-20)20 February 1981 (aged 20) Atlético Colegiales
14 3MF Felipe Giménez (1981-05-26)26 May 1981 (aged 20) Olimpia
15 3MF Osvaldo Díaz (1981-12-22)22 December 1981 (aged 19) Guaraní
16 4FW Fredy Bareiro (1982-03-27)27 March 1982 (aged 19) 12 de Octubre
17 4FW Cristian Fatecha (1982-03-15)15 March 1982 (aged 19) Sportivo Luqueño
18 1GK Eduardo Cáceres (1981-08-12)12 August 1981 (aged 19) Sportivo Luqueño
19 3MF Diego Del Puerto (1981-08-04)4 August 1981 (aged 19) San Lorenzo
20 4FW Pedro Sosa (1981-04-06)6 April 1981 (aged 20) Sol de América

Footnotes

  1. http://www.diariodecuiaba.com.br/detalhe.php?cod=56706
  2. Capped for United States
  3. Teruyuki Moniwa was replaced by stand-by player Daisuke Nasu.

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