Monday, June 8, 2009

Kaka, Torres, Fabregas and company heading to South Africa

There's only 6 days to go before the Confederations Cup kick's off and I'm sure if your a football/soccer fan like me you must be counting the hours by now!
The Iraqi and New Zealander's have already landed in South Africa, in fact I'm going to watch Iraq take on Poland at UWC tomorrow afternoon, while it's only a matter of time before the big boys like Brazil, Spain and Italy arrive.
Fifa has today announced the 23 man squad's for all 8 Nations that will be taking part at the Tournament and there's some real big stars heading to our shores.

IN the Brazilian side there's Real Madrid-bound Kaka, Manchester City's Robinho, AC Milan's Robinho and Barcelona's Dani Alves to name but a few. Spain have also brought out the big guns with Liverpool Fernando Torres and Valencia's David Villa leading their attack, while in midfield there's Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas, Barcelona's Xavi and Liverpool's Xabi Alonso!
Italy will be bringing the likes of midfield maestro Andrea Pirlo, Roma's talented Daniele de Rossi and Bayern Munich goal machine Luca Toni.

If that doesn't encourage you to go out and buy some Confederations Cup tickets than nothing will! Here's the full list of player's that will be taking part in the 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup.

SOUTH AFRICA
Goalkeepers: Rowen Fernandez (19 caps/0 goals), Itumeleng Khune (12/0), Brian Baloyi (17/0)
Defenders: Siboniso Gaxa (18/0), Tsepo Masilela (19/0), Aaron Mokoena (85/1), Matthew Booth (15/1), Innocent Mdledle (7/0), Bryce Moon (15/1), Bongani Khumalo (4/0), Morgan Gould (2/0)
Midfielders: Benson Mhlongo (27/1), Macbeth Sibaya (46/0), Lance Davids (16/0), Siphiwe Tshabalala (28/3), Steven Pienaar (37/2), Elrio van Heerden (26/3), Teko Modise (31/9), Kagisho Dikgacoi (21/2)
Strikers: Katlego Mphela (10/4), Bernard Parker (14/5), Tembinkosi Fanteni (17/2), Katlego Mashego (7/1)
Coach: Joel Santana

SPAIN
Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas (91/0), Diego Lopez (0/0), Pepe Reina (13/0)
Defenders: Raul Albiol (12/0), Gerard Pique (3/1), Carlos Marchena (50/2), Carles Puyol (72/2), Juan Capdevila (32/4), Sergio Ramos (48/4), Alvaro Arbeloa (5/0)
Midfielders: Pablo Hernandez (0/0), Xavi (71/8), Cesc Fabregas (37/1), Sergei Busquets (1/0), Xabi Alonso (56/4), Albert Reira (8/2), Santi Cazorla (15/1), David Silva (23/3), Juan Manuel Mata (1/0)
Strikers: David Villa (43/25), Fernando Torres (61/18), Fernando Llorente (3/1), Daniel Guiza (14/2)
Coach: Vicente del Bosque

IRAQ
Goalkeepers: Noor Sabri (59/0), Mohammed Kasid (4/0), Oday Talib (5/0)
Defenders: Mohammed Ali Kareem (4/0), Basem Abbas (57/0), Fareed Majeed (2/0), Salam Shaker (6/0), Ali Hussein Rehema (47/0), Dara Mohammed (0/0), Abbas Isam (0/0), Muayad Khalid (3/0)
Midfielders: Nashat Akram (67/9), Salih Sadir (40/7), Abdul Wahhab (71/8), Hawar Mulla Mohammed (70/13), Karrar Jassim (19/1), Mahdi Kareem (62/8), Samer Saeed (3/0), Halkard Mulla Mohammed (2/0)
Strikers: Emad Mohammed (72/23), Luay Salah (16/3), Younis Mahmood (66/27), Alaa Abdul Zahra (6/0)
Coach: Bora Milutinovic

NEW ZEALAND
Goalkeepers: Mark Paston (17/0), Glen Moss (10/0), James Bannatyne (2/0)
Defenders: Aaron Scott (2/0), Tony Lochhead (19/0), Ben Sigmund (8/1), Ivan Vicelich (58/6), Dave Mulligan (20/3), Andy Boyens (7/0), Steven Old (17/1)
Midfielders: Duncan Oughton (24/2), Simon Elliot (53/6), Tim Brown (16/0), Leo Bertos (23/0), Andy Barron (7/1), Jeremy Christie (17/1), Chris James (10/0)
Strikers: Shane Smetlz (19/12), Chris Killen (23/8), Jeremy Brockie (12/0), Chris Wood (1/0), Kris Bright (3/1), Jarrod Smith (12/0)
Coach: Ricki Herbert

ITALY
Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Buffon (92/0), Morgan de Sanctis (3/0), Marco Amelia (8/0)
Defenders: Davide Santon (1/0), Fabio Grosso (42/3), Giorgio Chiellini (18/1), Fabio Cannavaro (124/2), Nicola Legrottaglie (12/1), Alessandro Gamberini (5/0), Gianluca Zambrotta (83/2), Andrea Dossena (8/0)
Midfielders: Gennaro Gattuso (66/1), Daniele de Rossi (45/7), Mauro Camoranesi (43/4), Angelo Palombo (9/0), Riccardo Montolivo (5/0), Andrea Pirlo (55/8)
Strikers: Simone Pepe (6/0), Luca Toni (43/16), Alberto Gilardino (31/10), Vincenzo Iaquinta (27/1), Giuseppe Rossi (4/1), Fabio Quagliarella (12/3)
Coach: Marcello Lippi

BRAZIL
Goalkeepers: Julio Cesar (33/0), Victor (0/0), Gomes (9/0)
Defenders: Maicon (44/4), Lucio (78/3), Juan (69/5), Kleber (17/1), Dani Alves (22/1), Luisao (36/2), Miranda (1/0), Andre Santos (0/0)
Midfielders: Felipe Melo (4/1), Elano (31/6), Gilberto Silva (73/3), Kaka (64/24), Josue (24/1), Ramires (1/0), Julio Baptista (40/4), Kleberson (16/2)
Strikers: Luis Fabiano (27/17), Robinho (64/17), Alexandre Pato (6/1), Nilmar (6/1)
Coach: Dunga

USA
Goalkeepers: Tim Howard (39/0), Brad Guzan (12/0), Luis Robles (0/0)
Defenders: Jonathan Bornstein (15/1), Carlos Bocanegra (67/11), Oguchi Onyewu (42/5), Heath Pearce (23/0), Marvell Wynne (3/0), Danny Califf (23/1), Jay DeMerit (9/0), Jonathan Spector (13/0)
Midfielders: DaMarcus Beasley (87/17), Clint Dempsey (51/13), Michael Bradley (29/5), Ricardo Clark (19/1), Sacha Kljestan (17/3), Freddy Adu (12/1), Francisco Torres (5/0), Benny Feilhaber (17/2)
Strikers: Conor Casey (10/0), Charlie Davis (7/1), landon Donovan (109/39), Jozy Altidore (11/6)
Coach: Bob Bradley

EGYPT
Goalkeepers: Essam El Hadary (84/0), Wahid (17/0), Mohamed Sobhi (4/0)
Defenders: Mahmoud Fathalla (22/1), Ahmed Said (1/0), Ahmed Khairy (3/0), hany Said (38/0), Ahmed Farag (7/0), Ahmed Hassan (153/26), Ahmed Abdelghany (4/0)
Midfielders: Ahmed Almuhamadi (24/1), Ahmed Fathi (58/2), Hosni Abd rabbou (63/7), Ahmed Eid (20/4), Mohamed Shawky (60/4), Mohamed Homos (16/0), Abdelaziz Tawfik (5/0), Sayed Moawad (24/2), Mohamed Aboutrika (61/19)
Strikers: Mohamed Zidan (21/5), Amr Zaki (54/27), Wael Gomaa (76/0), Raouf (3/0)
Coach: Hassan Shehata

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5 comments:

  1. All I can say is, it will be HOT!

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  2. Yeah Calvin! Especially Brazil v Italy and hopefully Brazil v Spain in the Semi finals. Can't wait

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  3. who do u think will win this one? the final I mean

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  4. Hmm...You can never count out the Brazilians but I think Spain will take it. They will be my second team because there's four Liverpool players in their squad :)

    Who do you think will win it?

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