FIFA World Cup 2018: Full Squad List of the 32 Teams in Russia
Argentina’s Lionel Messi controls the ball during a friendly soccer match between Argentina and Haiti.
Argentina’s Lionel Messi controls the ball during a friendly soccer match between Argentina and Haiti.(Photo: AP)

FIFA World Cup 2018: Full Squad List of the 32 Teams in Russia

The much-awaited FIFA World Cup is just around the corner, with the opening game set to be played between hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia on 14 June.

The 32 teams that have qualified for the quadrennial event have been divided into eight groups of four teams each.

Following are the final 23-man squads of the teams taking part in the World Cup in Russia:

Argentina

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Goalkeepers: Nahuel Guzman, Franco Armani, Wilfredo Caballero

Defenders: Gabriel Mercado, Nicolas Tagliafico, Cristian Ansaldi, Federico Fazio, Marcos Acuna, Javier Mascherano, Marcos Rojo, Nicolas Otamendi, Eduardo Salvio

Midfielders: Lucas Biglia, Ever Banega, Angel Di Maria, Maximiliano Meza, Manuel Lanzini, Giovani Lo Celso, Cristian Pavon

Forwards: Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain, Paulo Dybala

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Australia

Goalkeepers: Mathew Ryan, Brad Jones, Danny Vukovic

Defenders: Milos Degenek, James Meredith, Mark Milligan, Matthew Jurman, Aziz Behich, Joshua Risdon, Trent Sainsbury

Midfielders: Massimo Luongo, Aaron Mooy, Mile Jedinak, Jackson Irvine, Tom Rogic

Forwards: Tim Cahill, Mathew Leckie, Tomi Juric, Robbie Kruse, Andrew Nabbout, Jamie MacLaren, Daniel Arzani, Dimitrios Petratos

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Belgium

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Goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois, Simon Mignolet, Koen Casteels

Defenders: Toby Alderweireld, Thomas Vermaelen, Vincent Kompany, Jan Vertonghen, Thomas Meunier, Dedryck Boyata, Leander Dendoncker

Midfielders: Axel Witsel, Kevin De Bruyne, Marouane Fellaini, Yannick Carrasco, Thorgan Hazard, Youri Tielemans, Moussa Dembele, Nacer Chadli

Forwards: Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard, Dries Mertens, Adnan Januzaj, Michy Batshuayi

Also Read : FIFA World Cup: Belgium Has Exceptional Talent But So Many Doubts

Brazil

Brazil’s Neymar puts his arm around Fred during the training session at Enfield Training Ground, London, Britain on 5 June 2018. 
Brazil’s Neymar puts his arm around Fred during the training session at Enfield Training Ground, London, Britain on 5 June 2018. 
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Goalkeepers: Alisson, Cassio, Ederson

Defenders: Thiago Silva, Miranda, Pedro Geromel, Filipe Luis, Marcelo, Marquinhos, Danilo, Fagner

Midfielders: Casemiro, Renato Augusto, Philippe Coutinho, Fernandinho, Paulinho, Fred, Willian

Forwards: Douglas Costa, Neymar, Gabriel Jesus, Roberto Firmino, Taison

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Colombia

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos, front row left, awards the Cross of Boyaca to national soccer team coach Jose Peterman, front row second left, during a ceremony outside the presidential palace in which the team was presented with the nation’s flag, in Bogota, Colombia on 24 May 2018. 
Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos, front row left, awards the Cross of Boyaca to national soccer team coach Jose Peterman, front row second left, during a ceremony outside the presidential palace in which the team was presented with the nation’s flag, in Bogota, Colombia on 24 May 2018. 
(Photo: AP)

Goalkeepers: David Ospina, Camilo Vargas, Jose Cuadrado

Defenders: Cristian Zapata, Oscar Murillo, Santiago Arias, Yerry Mina, Johan Mojica, Frank Fabra, Davinson Sanchez

Midfielders: Wilmar Barrios, Carlos Sanchez, Abel Aguilar, Mateus Uribe, James Rodriguez, Juan Cuadrado, Jefferson Lerma, Juan Quintero

Forwards: Jose Izquierdo, Miguel Borja, Luis Muriel, Radamel Falcao, Carlos Bacca

Costa Rica

Goalkeepers: Keylor Navas, Patrick Pemberton, Leonel Moreira

Defenders: Johnny Acosta, Giancarlo Gonzalez, Ian Smith, Oscar Duarte, Bryan Oviedo, Francisco Calvo, Cristian Gamboa, Kendall Waston, Ronald Matarrita

Midfielders: Celso Borges, Christian Bolanos, Daniel Colindres, Bryan Ruiz, Rodney Wallace, Randall Azofeifa, Yeltsin Tejeda, David Guzman

Forwards: Johan Venegas, Joel Campbell, Marcos Urena

Croatia

Goalkeepers: Dominik Livakovic, Lovre Kalinic, Danijel Subasic

Defenders: Sime Vrsaljko, Ivan Strinic, Vedran Corluka, Dejan Lovren, Tin Jedvaj, Duje Caleta-Car, Domagoj Vida, Josip Pivaric

Midfielders: Mateo Kovacic, Ivan Rakitic, Luka Modric, Marcelo Brozovic, Filip Bradaric, Milan Badelj

Forwards: Marko Pjaca, Ivan Perisic, Andrej Kramaric, Nikola Kalinic, Ante Rebic, Mario Mandzukic

Denmark

Goalkeepers: Kasper Schmeichel, Jonas Lossl, Frederik Ronnow

Defenders: Jannik Vestergaard, Simon Kjaer, Jonas Knudsen, Andreas Christensen, Mathias Jorgensen, Henrik Dalsgaard, Jens Stryger Larsen

Midfielders: Michael Krohn-Dehli, William Kvist, Thomas Delaney, Christian Eriksen, Lukas Lerager, Lasse Schone

Forwards: Nicolai Jorgensen, Martin Braithwaite, Kasper Dolberg, Viktor Fischer, Yussuf Yurary Poulsen, Andreas Cornelius, Pione Sisto

Egypt

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Goalkeepers: Essam El Hadary, Sherif Ekramy, Mohamed El Shenawy

Defenders: Ali Gabr, Ahmed Elmohamady, Ahmed Hegazy, Ahmed Fathi, Ayman Ashraf, Mohamed Abdel-Shafy, Mahmoud Hamdy, Samir Saad

Midfielders: Omar Gaber, Sam Morsy, Tarek Hamed, Mohamed Elneny, Abdalla Said, Trezeguet

Forwards: Mohamed Salah, Marwan Mohsen, Kahraba, Ramadan Sobhy, Shikabala, Amr Warda

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England

Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford, Jack Butland, Nick Pope

Defenders: Ashley Young, Kyle Walker, Danny Rose, John Stones, Harry Maguire, Kieran Trippier, Gary Cahill, Phil Jones, Fabian Delph, Trent Alexander-Arnold

Midfielders: Eric Dier, Jesse Lingard, Jordan Henderson, Dele Alli, Ruben Loftus-Cheek

Forwards: Raheem Sterling, Jamie Vardy, Danny Welbeck, Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford

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France

Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris, Steve Mandanda, Alphonse Areola

Defenders: Lucas Hernandez, Benjamin Pavard, Presnel Kimpembe, Raphael Varane, Samuel Umtiti, Adil Rami, Benjamin Mendy, Djibril Sidibe

Midfielders: Paul Pogba, Corentin Tolisso, N'Golo Kante, Blaise Matuidi, Steven Nzonzi

Forwards: Antoine Griezmann, Thomas Lemar, Olivier Giroud, Kylian Mbappe, Ousmane Dembele, Nabil Fekir, Florian Thauvin

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Germany

Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer, Kevin Trapp, Marc-Andre ter Stegen

Defenders: Marvin Plattenhardt, Jonas Hector, Matthias Ginter, Mats Hummels, Sami Khedira, Niklas Suele, Antonio Ruediger, Jerome Boateng, Joshua Kimmich

Midfielders: Mesut Ozil, Julian Draxler, Toni Kroos, Thomas Mueller, Leon Goretzka, Sebastian Rudy, Julian Brandt, Ilkay Guendogan

Forwards: Mario Gomez, Timo Werner, Marco Reus

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Iceland

Goalkeepers: Hannes Halldorsson, Frederik Schram, Runar Runarsson

Defenders: Birkir Saevarsson, Sverrir Ingason, Ragnar Sigurdsson, Ari Skulason, Hordur Magnusson, Kari Arnason, Holmar Eyjolfsson

Midfielders: Arnor Traustason, Albert Gudmundsson, Samuel Fridjonsson, Johann GudmuIcelandndsson, Birkir Bjarnason, Olafur Skulason, Emil Hallfredsson, Rurik Gislason, Aron Gunnarsson, Gylfi Sigurdsson

Forwards: Bjorn Sigurdarson, Alfred Finnbogason, Jon Bodvarsson

Iran

Goalkeepers: Ali Beiranvand, Rashid Mazaheri, Amir Abedzadeh

Defenders: Ehsan Haji Safi, Roozbeh Cheshmi, Milad Mohammadi, Morteza Pouraliganji, Mohammad Reza Khanzadeh, Pejman Montazeri, Majid Hosseini, Ramin Rezaeian

Midfielders: Vahid Amiri, Mehdi Torabi, Saeid Ezatolahi, Masoud Shojaei, Omid Ebrahimi

Forwards: Karim Ansarifard, Saman Ghoddos, Reza Ghoochannejhad, Mehdi Taremi, Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Sardar Azmoun, Ashkan Dejagah

Japan

Goalkeepers: Eiji Kawashima, Masaaki Higashiguchi, Kosuke Nakamura

Defenders: Maya Yoshida, Naomichi Ueda, Yuto Nagatomo, Wataru Endo, Hiroki Sakai, Tomoaki Makino, Gotoku Sakai, Gen Shoji

Midfielders: Ryota Oshima, Makoto Hasebe, Hotaru Yamaguchi, Takashi Inui, Takashi Usami, Shinji Kagawa, Genki Haraguchi, Keisuke Honda, Gaku Shibasaki

Forwards: Yuya Osako, Shinji Okazaki, Yoshinori Muto

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Korea Republic

Goalkeepers: Seung-gyu Kim, Jin-hyeon Kim, Hyun-woo Cho

Defenders: Yong Lee, Seung-hyun Jung, Bansuk Oh, Young-sun Yun, Joo-ho Park, Min-woo Kim, Chul Hong, Young-gwon Kim, Hyun-soo Jang, Yo-han Go

Midfielders: Se-jong Ju, Seung-woo Lee, Seon-min Moon, Woo-young Jung, Ja-cheol Koo, Sung-yueng Ki, Jae-sung Lee

Forwards: Hee-chan Hwang, Heung-min Son, Shin-wook Kim

Mexico

Goalkeepers: Jose Corona, Guillermo Ochoa, Alfredo Talavera

Defenders: Hugo Ayala, Carlos Salcedo, Rafael Marquez, Diego Reyes, Hector Moreno, Hector Herrera

Midfielders: Jonathan dos Santos, Miguel Layun, Giovani dos Santos, Jesus Corona, Andres Guardado, Javier Aquino, Jesus Gallardo

Forwards: Marco Fabian, Raul Jimenez, Carlos Vela, Javier Hernandez, Oribe Peralta, Edson Alvarez, Hirving Lozano

Morocco

Goalkeepers: Yassine Bounou, Ahmed Tagnaouti, Monir El Kajoui

Defenders: Achraf Hakimi, Hamza Mendyl, Manuel Da Costa, Mehdi Benatia, Romain Saiss, Nabil Dirar

Midfielders: Hakim Ziyech, Karim El Ahmadi, Younes Belhanda, Faycal Fajr, Mbark Boussoufa, Youssef Ait Bennasser, Noureddine Amrabat, Amine Harit, Sofyan Amrabat, Mehdi Carcela

Forwards: Ayoub El Kaabi, Khalid Boutaib, Youssef En Nesyri, Aziz Bouhaddouz

Nigeria

Goalkeepers: Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Daniel Akpeyi, Francis Uzoho

Defenders: Brian Idowu, Elderson Echiejile, William Ekong, Leon Balogun, Shehu Abdullahi, Chidozie Awaziem, Tyronne Ebuehi, Kenneth Omeruo

Midfielders: Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekaro Etebo, John Obi Mikel, Joel Obi, Ogenyi Onazi, John Ogu

Forwards: Ahmed Musa, Odion Ighalo, Victor Moses, Simeon Nwankwo, Kelechi Iheanacho, Alex Iwobi

Panama

Goalkeepers: Jaime Penedo, Jose Calderon, Alex Rodriguez

Defenders: Michael Murillo, Harold Cummings, Fidel Escobar, Roman Torres, Adolfo Machado, Eric Davis, Felipe Baloy, Luis Ovalle

Midfielders: Gabriel Gomez, Edgar Barcenas, Armando Cooper, Valentin Pimentel, Jose Luis Rodriguez, Anibal Godoy, Alberto Quintero

Forwards: Blas Perez, Gabriel Torres, Ismael Diaz, Abdiel Arroyo, Luis Tejada

Peru

Goalkeepers: Pedro Gallese, Carlos Caceda, Jose Carvallo

Defenders: Alberto Rodriguez, Aldo Corzo, Anderson Santamaria, Miguel Araujo, Miguel Trauco, Christian Ramos, Luis Advincula, Nilson Loyola

Midfielders: Paolo Hurtado, Christian Cueva, Renato Tapia, Andy Polo, Wilder Cartagena, Yoshimar Yotun, Pedro Aquino

Forwards: Paolo Guerrero, Jefferson Farfan, Raul Ruidiaz, Andre Carrillo, Edison Flores

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Poland

Goalkeepers: Wojciech Szczesny, Bartosz Bialkowski, Lukasz Fabianski

Defenders: Michal Pazdan, Artur Jedrzejczyk, Thiago Cionek, Jan Bednarek, Kamil Glik, Bartosz Bereszynski, Lukasz Piszczek

Midfielders: Rafal Kurzawa, Jakub Blaszczykowski, Slawomir Peszko, Piotr Zielinski, Kamil Grosicki, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Karol Linetty, Jacek Goralski

Forwards: Arkadiusz Milik, Robert Lewandowski, Maciej Rybus, Lukasz Teodorczyk, Dawid Kownacki

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Portugal

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo gestures during a team training session, in Oeiras, outside Lisbon on 4 June.
Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo gestures during a team training session, in Oeiras, outside Lisbon on 4 June.
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Goalkeepers: Rui Patricio, Anthony Lopes, Beto

Defenders: Bruno Alves, Pepe, Raphael Guerreiro, Jose Fonte, Ruben Dias, Cedric, Mario Rui, Ricardo

Midfielders: Manuel Fernandes, Joao Moutinho, Joao Mario, Bernardo Silva William, Bruno Fernandes, Adrien Silva

Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo, Andre Silva, Goncalo Guedes, Gelson Martins, Ricardo Quaresma

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Russia

Goalkeepers: Igor Akinfeev, Andrey Lunev, Vladimir Gabulov

Defenders: Mario Fernandes, Ilya Kutepov, Sergey Ignashevich, Andrey Semenov, Fedor Kudriashov, Vladimir Granat, Igor Smolnikov

Midfielders: Denis Cheryshev, Daler Kuziaev, Iury Gazinsky, Alan Dzagoev, Roman Zobnin, Alexey Miranchuk, Anton Miranchuk, Aleksandr Golovin, Yury Zhirkov, Alexander Samedov, Aleksandr Erokhin

Forwards: Fedor Smolov, Artem Dzyuba

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Saudi Arabia

Goalkeepers: Abdullah Al-Muaiouf, Yasser Al-Mosailem, Mohammed Al-Owais

Defenders: Mansour Al-Harbi, Osama Hawsawi, Ali Al-Bulayhi, Omar Hawsawi, Mohammed Al-Burayk, Yasir Al-Shahrani, Motaz Hawsawi

Midfielders: Salman Al-Faraj, Yahia Al-Shehri, Hatan Bahbir, Abdulmalek Al-Khaibri, Mohamed Kanno, Abdullah Otayf, Abdullah Al-Khaibari, Hussain Al-Moqahwi, Taiseer Al-Jassam, Salem Al-Dawsari

Forwards: Mohammed Al-Sahlawi, Fahad Al-Muwallad, Muhannad Asiri

Senegal

Goalkeepers: Abdoulaye Diallo, Alfred Gomis, Khadim N'Diaye

Defenders: Saliou Ciss, Kalidou Koulibaly, Kara Mbodji, Lamine Gassama, Moussa Wague

Midfielders: Idrissa Gana Gueye, Salif Sane, Cheikhou Kouyate, Cheikh N'Doye, Alfred N'Diaye, Pape Alioune Ndiaye

Forwards: Moussa Sow, Mame Diouf, Sadio Mane, Youssouf Sabaly, Moussa Konate, Diafra Sakho, Ismaila Sarr, Mbaye Niang, Keita Balde

Serbia

Goalkeepers: Vladimir Stojkovic, Predrag Rajkovic, Marko Dmitrovic

Defenders: Aleksandar Kolarov, Milos Veljkovic, Milan Rodic, Nikola Milenkovic, Uros Spajic, Branislav Ivanovic, Antonio Rukavina, Dusko Tosic

Midfielders: Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Nemanja Matic, Adem Ljajic, Luka Milivojevic, Dusan Tadic, Marko Grujic, Filip Kostic, Andrija Zivkovic

Forwards: Aleksandar Prijovic, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Nemanja Radonjic, Luka Jovic

Spain

Spain’s team pose prior to a friendly soccer match between Spain and Tunisia in Krasnodar, Russia. 
Spain’s team pose prior to a friendly soccer match between Spain and Tunisia in Krasnodar, Russia. 
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Goalkeepers: David de Gea, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Pepe Reina

Defenders: Dani Carvajal, Gerard Pique, Nacho, Alvaro Odriozola, Cesar Azpilicueta, Sergio Ramos, Nacho Monreal, Jordi Alba

Midfielders: Sergio Busquets, Andres Iniesta, Saul, Koke, Isco, Marco Asensio

Forwards: Diego Costa, David Silva, Rodrigo, Thiago, Lucas Vazquez, Iago Aspas

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Sweden

Goalkeepers: Robin Olsen, Karl-Johan Johnsson, Kristoffer Nordfeldt

Defenders: Mikael Lustig, Victor Lindelof, Andreas Granqvist, Martin Olsson, Ludwig Augustinsson

Midfielders: Sebastian Larsson, Albin Ekdal, Emil Forsberg, Gustav Svensson, Oscar Hiljemark, Viktor Claesson, Marcus Rohden, Jimmy Durmaz

Forwards: Marcus Berg, John Guidetti, Filip Helander, Emil Krafth, Pontus Jansson, Ola Toivonen, Isaac Kiese Thelin

Switzerland

Goalkeepers: Yann Sommer, Yvon Mvogo, Roman Buerki

Defenders: Stephan Lichtsteiner, Francois Moubandje, Nico Elvedi, Manuel Akanji, Michael Lang, Fabian Schaer, Johan Djourou, Ricardo Rodriguez

Midfielders: Xherdan Shaqiri, Denis Zakaria, Steven Zuber, Blerim Dzemaili, Gelson Fernandes, Granit Xhaka, Valon Behrami, Remo Freuler

Forwards: Breel Embolo, Haris Seferovic, Mario Gavranovic, Josip Drmic

Tunisia

Goalkeepers: Farouk Ben Mustapha, Aymen Mathlouthi, Mouez Hassen

Defenders: Syam Ben Youssef, Yohan Benalouane, Yassine Meriah, Oussama Haddadi, Rami Bedoui, Dylan Bronn, Ali Maaloul, Hamdi Nagguez

Midfielders: Anice Badri, Ellyes Skhiri, Ferjani Sassi, Mohamed Ben Amor

Forwards: Saif-Eddine Khaoui, Fakhreddine Ben Youssef, Wahbi Khazri, Ahmed Khalil, Bassem Srarfi, Saber Khalifa, Ghaylen Chaalali, Naim Sliti

Uruguay

Goalkeepers: Fernando Muslera, Martin Campana, Martin Silva

Defenders: Jose Gimenez, Diego Godin, Guillermo Varela, Gaston Silva, Maximiliano Pereira, Sebastian Coates, Martin Caceres

Midfielders: Carlos Sanchez, Rodrigo Bentancur, Cristian Rodriguez, Nahitan Nandez, Lucas Torreira, Matias Vecino, Diego Laxalt

Forwards: Luis Suarez, Giorgian De Arrascaeta, Cristhian Stuani, Maximiliano Gomez, Jonathan Urretaviscaya, Edinson Cavani

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