Group B Preliminary Team Rosters

Discussion in 'GROUP B: Argentina, Nigeria, South Korea, Greece' started by Caesar, May 1, 2010.

  1. Caesar

    Caesar Moderator Staff Member

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    This thread is for preliminary roster announcements followed by speculation on the cuts ahead of the final roster submission. Thirty-man rosters are due May 11th, one of the moderators will open the thread shortly before then and post the rosters if nobody beats them to it. If one of the 4 teams submits a preliminary roster early someone will open the thread early. Feel free to PM a mod to alert them if this happens.

    After that, we're sure there will be plenty to talk about until the final rosters are submitted on June 1st.

    Thread is closed until the first roster is out. Stay tuned.


  2. Caesar

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    SOUTH KOREA

    Goalkeepers:
    Kim Young-Kwang (Ulsan)
    Lee Woon-Jae (Suwon)
    Jung Sung-Ryong (Seongnam)

    Defenders:
    Kang Min-Soo (Suwon)
    Kwak Tae-Hwi (Kyoto, Japan)
    Kim Dong-Jin (Ulsan)
    Kim Hyung-Il (Pohang)
    Oh Beom-Seok (Ulsan)
    Lee Young-Pyo (Al Hilal, Saudi Arabia)
    Lee Jung-Soo (Kashima, Japan)
    Hwang Jae-Won (Pohang)
    Cho Won-Hee (Wigan, England - loaned to Suwon)
    Cha Du-Ri (SC Freiburg, Germany)
    Cho Yong-Hyung (Jeju United)

    Midfielders:
    Koo Ja-Cheol (Jeju UTD)
    Ki Sung-Yong (Celtic, Scotland)
    Kim Bo-Kyung (Oita, Japan)
    Kim Nam-Il (Tom Tomsk, Russia)
    Shin Hyung-Min (Pohang)
    Kim Jae-Sung (Pohang)
    Kim Jung-Woo (Gwangju)
    Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton, England)
    Kim Chi-Woo (Seoul)
    Park Ji-Sung (Manchester United, England)

    Forwards:
    Park Chu-Young (AS Monaco, France)
    Ahn Jung-Hwan (Dalian China)
    Lee Seung-Ryul (Seoul)
    Yeom Ki-Hun (Suwon)
    Lee Keun-Ho (Jubilo Iwata, Japan)
    Lee Dong-Guk (Jeonbuk)
  3. Caesar

    Caesar Moderator Staff Member

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    ARGENTINA

    Goalkeepers:
    Mariano Andújar (Catania, Italia)
    Diego Pozo (Colón de Santa Fe, Argentina)
    Sergio Romero (AZ Alkmaar, Holanda)

    Defenders:
    Nicolás Burdisso (AS Roma, Italia)
    Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle United, Inglaterra
    )
    Martín Demichelis (Bayern Múnich, Alemania)
    Ariel Garcé (Colón de Santa Fe, Argentina)
    Gabriel Heinze (Olympique Marsella, Francia)
    Juan Manuel Insaurralde (Newell's Old Boys, Argentina)
    Nicolás Otamendi (Vélez Sársfield, Argentina)
    Clemente Rodríguez (Estudiantes de La Plata, Argentina)
    Walter Samuel (Inter de Milán, Italia)

    Midfielders:
    Sebastián Blanco (Lanús, Argentina)
    Mario Bolatti (Fiorentina, Italia)
    Jesús Dátolo (Olympiacos, Grecia)
    Ángel Di María (Benfica, Portugal)
    Jonás Gutiérrez (Newcastle United, Inglaterra)
    Javier Mascherano (Liverpool, Inglaterra)
    Juan Mercier (Argentinos Juniors, Argentina)
    Javier Pastore (Palermo, Italia)
    Maxi Rodríguez (Liverpool, Inglaterra)
    José Sosa (Estudiantes de La Plata, Argentina)
    Juan Sebastián Verón (Estudiantes de La Plata, Argentina)

    Attackers:
    Sergio Agüero (Atlético Madrid, España)
    Gonzalo Higuaín (Real Madrid, España
    )
    Ezequiel Lavezzi (Nápoli, Italia)
    Lionel Messi (Barcelona, España)
    Diego Milito (Inter de Milán, Italia)
    Martín Palermo (Boca Juniors, Argentina)
    Carlos Tévez (Manchester City, Inglaterra)
  4. Caesar

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    NIGERIA

    Goalkeepers:
    Vincent Enyeama (Hapoel Tel Aviv/ISR)
    Dele Aiyenugba (Bnei Yehuda/ISR)
    Austin Ejide (Hapoel Petah Tikva/ISR)
    Bassey Akpan (Bayelsa United)

    Defenders:
    Taye Taiwo (Olympique Marseille/FRA)
    Elderson Echiejile (Rennes/FRA)
    Chidi Odiah (CSKA Moscow/RUS)
    Onyekachi Apam (OG Nice/FRA)
    Joseph Yobo (Everton/ENG)
    Daniel Shittu (Bolton Wanderers/ENG)
    Ayodele Adeleye (Sparta Rotterdam/NED)
    Rabiu Afolabi (SV Salzburg/AUS)
    Terna Suswan (Lobi Stars)

    Midfielders:
    Kalu Uche (Almeria/SPA)
    Dickson Etuhu (Fulham/ENG)
    Mikel Obi (Chelsea/ENG)
    Sani Kaita (Alaniya/RUS)
    Haruna Lukman (AS Monaco/FRA)
    Yusuf Ayila (Dynamo Kiev/UKR)

    Forwards:
    Yakubu Aiyegbeni (Everton/ENG)
    Victor Anichebe (Everton/ENG)
    Chinedu Obasi (TSG Hoffenheim/GER)
    Nwankwo Kanu (Portsmouth/ENG)
    John Utaka (Portsmouth/ENG)
    Obafemi Martins (Wolfsburg/GER)
    Brown Ideye (FC Sochaux/FRA)
    Peter Utaka (Odense Boldklub/DEN)
    Ikechukwu Uche (Real Zaragoza/SPA)
    Obinna Nsofor (Malaga/SPA)
    Osaze Odemwingie (Lokomotiv Moscow, Russia)


  5. Caesar

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    GREECE

    Goalkeepers:
    Michalis Sifakis (Aris Salonika)
    Alexandros Tzorvas (Panathinaikos)
    Kostas Chalkias (PAOK Salonika)

    Defenders:
    Giorgos Seitaridis (Panathinaikos)
    Loukas Vintra (Panathinaikos)
    Evangelos Moras (Bologna, Italy)
    Socrates Papastathopoulos (Genoa, Italy)
    Sotiris Kyrgiakos (Liverpool, England)
    Avraam Papadopoulos (Olympiakos)
    Vasilis Torosidis (Olympiakos)
    Nikos Spiropoulos (Panathinaikos)
    Stelios Malezas (PAOK Salonika)
    Giorgos Tzavellas (Panionios)
    Kostas Manolas (AEK Athens)
    Giorgos Galitsios (Olympiakos)
    Stergos Marinos (Panathinaikos)

    Midfielders:
    Kostas Katsouranis (Panathinaikos)
    Alexandros Tziolis (Siena, Italy)
    Giorgos Karagounis (Panathinaikos)
    Sotiris Ninis (Panathinaikos)
    Christos Patsatzoglou (Omonia)
    Grigoris Makos (AEK Athens)
    Sakis Prittas (Aris Salonika)
    Lazaros Christodoulopoulos (Panathinaikos)

    Forwards:
    Angelos Charisteas (Nuremberg, Germany)
    Dimitris Salpigidis (Panathinaikos)
    Pantelis Kapetanos (Steaua Bucharest, Romania)
    Theofanis Gekas (Hertha Berlin, Germany)
    Giorgos Samaras (Celtic, Scotland)
    Kostas Mitroglou (Olympiakos)
  6. zant

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    The first 9 players of the 30-players list for greece:
    Defenders
    Sotiris Kyrgiakos(Liverpool)
    Sokratis Papastathopoulos(Genoa)
    Vaggelis Moras(Bologna)
    Midfielders
    Alexandros Tziolis(Siena)
    Christos Patsatzoglou(Omonoia)
    Forwards
    Fanis Gekas (Herta Berlin)
    Pantelis Kapetanos(Steaua Bucuresti)
    Giorgos Samaras(Celtic)
    Angelos Charisteas(Nurnberg).
  7. Maruti

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    MY COMMENT: It seems that Lagerback has the same problem that Amodu had - no proper midfielders... hence he has drafted 12 strikers (including 4 wingers) and just 5 midfielders (Kalu Uche is a winger) including 4 DMs. The only proper midfielder in the squad of 30 is Lukman Haruna, who may be talented, but I can't see him pushing the Nigerian team all by himself. This will likely mean that the attacks will be coming from the wings where players like Taiwo, Obasi, Odemwingie or the Uche brothers prefer to operate. Hopefully the DMs will learn to fill in for Taiwo when he pushes up front...

    I am very satisfied with the defence - all the best players are there. Slightly sad that Ahmed Musa has been cut, but if you have 12 good strikers already it's not really a position you need more of. Nice to see Peter Utaka, who has been Nigeria's most prolific goalscorer this season with 16 goals this season (and an impressive 76 goals in 110 games for his clubs), as well as Ideye Brown, who had a good season first in Switzerland and then in Ligue 1. But like I said... it's not the striker position that is the problem...

    In the end this squad looks in dire need of a proper 10. Rabiu Ibrahim may have been a longshot, but he should have at least been given a chance.
  8. vancity eagle

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    The Nigerian team is fine, all the junk players Amodu paraded around like Olofinjana and Nwaneri were dropped. I am happy with the list, just hope the final 23 will be on point. Not many teams in the world have a traditional #10 anymore. No teams in this group have a traditional #10 so this is not a problem Maruti. Nigeria has always depended on pacy wingers for their attacks, this time around will be no different. I am fairly confident these guys can make the second round.
  9. Maruti

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    Ok. They may not have a proper 10. But they have proper midfielders :)
  10. 1800-WorldCup

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    Goalkeepers:
    Michalis Sifakis (Aris Salonika)
    Alexandros Tzorvas (Panathinaikos)
    Kostas Chalkias (PAOK Salonika)

    Defenders:
    Giorgos Seitaridis (Panathinaikos)
    Loukas Vintra (Panathinaikos)
    Evangelos Moras (Bologna, Italy)
    Socrates Papastathopoulos (Genoa, Italy)
    Sotiris Kyrgiakos (Liverpool, England)
    Avraam Papadopoulos (Olympiakos)
    Vasilis Torosidis (Olympiakos)
    Nikos Spiropoulos (Panathinaikos)
    Stelios Malezas (PAOK Salonika)
    Giorgos Tzavellas (Panionios)
    Kostas Manolas (AEK Athens)
    Giorgos Galitsios (Olympiakos)
    Stergos Marinos (Panathinaikos)

    Midfielders:
    Kostas Katsouranis (Panathinaikos)
    Alexandros Tziolis (Siena, Italy)
    Giorgos Karagounis (Panathinaikos)
    Sotiris Ninis (Panathinaikos)
    Christos Patsatzoglou (Omonia)
    Grigoris Makos (AEK Athens)
    Sakis Prittas (Aris Salonika)
    Lazaros Christodoulopoulos (Panathinaikos)

    Forwards:
    Angelos Charisteas (Nuremberg, Germany)
    Dimitris Salpigidis (Panathinaikos)
    Pantelis Kapetanos (Steaua Bucharest, Romania)
    Theofanis Gekas (Hertha Berlin, Germany)
    Giorgos Samaras (Celtic, Scotland)
    Kostas Mitroglou (Olympiakos)
  11. Perú FC

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    Argentine preliminary roster from Glavisted's blogspot:

  12. vancity eagle

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    Maradona is a retard, how can he leave out Cambiasso and Zanetti and chose wastepipes like Coloccini. I have to say that I am very happy to play Arg without cambiasso in the midfield. I believe their defence is quite suspect as well.
  13. Maruti

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    Yeah! Lavezzi and Palermo :) Meanwhile no Lopez... No Cambiasso or Zanetti, but the terrible Demichelis makes the team... Not too mention no Banega.

    Yep. Maradona is a retard. It is quite unbelievable that he has such great players but makes such a terrible choice instead. The defence looks so leaky and poor that it is unbelievale.

    Someone wrote this interesting post:
  14. Chess_Panther

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    Zanneti not going...more than stunned at the choice, I find it offensive. First time ever, but I sincerily do.

    Maradona is a retard.
  15. Perú FC

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    Complete preliminary rosters from Group B:
    Source: http://glavisted.blogspot.com/2010/05/escuadras-oficiales_10.html

    I feel it's incomprehensible how Maradona not called to Javier Zanetti and Esteban Cambiasso. Other main absences to me are Gabriel Milito, Lucho González and Lisandro López (Argentina).
  16. Dr. Know

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    The terrible Demichelis annuled Lopez against Lyon and aside from when he slipped against ManUtd he was quite good in that series as well. He's been a rock for Argentina for years now so his inclusion is not controversial at all.

    I agree about the rest though.
  17. RiverGaucho

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    How is Demichelis terrible? He's won 10 titles in his career and has been awseom this season. He and Samuel could be the best centerback pairing in the world cup
  18. dudedudedude

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    Is it true that Maradona is bias towards ex- Boca Junior players.
    its pretty sad that he didn't let Zanetti or Cambiasso on their roster. This is probably there last chance to play in the WC considering their ages
  19. Dr. Know

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    There are a lot of rumors. The former coach's son accused Maradona of conspiring and talking to different players to get Basile fired. So there's that drama and when you notice the 3 key players Maradona ignored or has alienated: Riquelme, Zanetti, Cambiasso were all staples under Basile. Zanetti was his captain and Riquelme, Cambiasso were regular starters.

    So a lot of people thing there's something fishy there.
  20. Maruti

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    Demichelis has been awesome this season? What games were you watching. Demichelis was the worst thing about Bayern and was a liability.
  21. Corporation X

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    What about the rumor that the out of favor, under Basile, Heinze was re-instated back in the first team because Heinze's brother is Diego's agent and the said agent lent Diego $1 million?
  22. Perú FC

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    Were dropped out from the South Korean preliminary roster.
  23. Maruti

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    Final 23 for Nigeria:
    Goalkeepers: Vincent Enyeama (Hapoel Tel Aviv/ISR), Dele Aiyenugba (Bnei Yehuda/ISR), Austin Ejide (Hapoel Petah Tikva/ISR)

    Defenders: Taye Taiwo (Olympique Marseille/FRA), Elderson Echiejile (Rennes/FRA), Chidi Odiah (CSKA Moscow/RUS), Joseph Yobo (Everton/ENG), Daniel Shittu (Bolton Wanderers/ENG), Ayodele Adeleye (Sparta Rotterdam/NED), Rabiu Afolabi (SV Salzburg/AUS)

    Midfielders: Kalu Uche (Almeria/SPA), Dickson Etuhu (Fulham/ENG), Mikel Obi (Chelsea/ENG), Sani Kaita (Alaniya/RUS), Haruna Lukman (AS Monaco/FRA), Yusuf Ayila (Dynamo Kiev/UKR)

    Strikers: Yakubu Aiyegbeni (Everton/ENG), Chinedu Obasi (TSG Hoffenheim/GER), Nwankwo Kanu, John Utaka (Portsmouth/ENG), Obafemi Martins (Wolfsburg/GER), Obinna Nsofor (Malaga/SPA), Osaze Odemwingie (Lokomotiv Moscow, Russia)

    DROPPED PLAYERS:
    GK: Bassey Akpan
    DF: Terna Suswan, Onyekachi Apam
    ST: Brown Ideye, Peter Utaka, Victor Anichebe, Ike Uche

    Can't say I'm happy with the cut. Peter Utaka, Terry Suswan and especially Victor Anichebe should have made the cut. Kanu SHOULD NOT BE ON THE LIST. Peter Utaka should have featured ahead of John Utaka. I believe Onyekachi Apam was dropped due to injury.

    Basically the only change from the pre-Eriksson era is the inclusion of Lukman Haruna and maybe a slight revolution in defence with an much improved Adeleye-Afolabi center defence being a marked improvement.
  24. vancity eagle

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    John Utaka really sucks, how he made the team ahead of Anichebe or Uche is just mind boggling. Word is Anichebe picked up a knock, and Uche has been out for 6 months prior, but i would honestly take a half fit Uche and Anichebe over Utaka. I am really pissed. :mad:
  25. Area 51

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    Elderson just signed for Braga in Portugal(came 2nd this season ahead of both porto and sporting)

    He was signed because bragas Evaldo, best left back in the league is being pursued..how good is he?

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