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A few preliminary/provisional squads have been announced already:

Argentina:

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Nigeria:

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Russia:

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Goalkeepers: Igor Akinfeev (CSKA Moscow), Vladimir Gabulov (Brugge), Soslan Dzhanaev (Rubin Kazan), Andrei Lunev (Zenit St. Petersburg)

Defenders: Vladimir Granat, Ruslan Kambolov, Fedor Kudryashov (all Rubin Kazan), Ilya Kutepov (Spartak Moscow), Roman Neustadter (Fenerbahce), Konstantin Rausch (Dynamo Moscow), Andrei Semenov (Akhmat Grozny), Igor Smolnikov (Zenit St. Petersburg), Mario Fernandes (CSKA Moscow)

Midfielders: Yuri Gazinsky (Krasnodar), Alexander Golovin, Alan Dzagoev (both CSKA Moscow), Alexander Erokhin, Yuri Zhirkov, Daler Kuzyaev (all Zenit St. Petersburg), Roman Zobnin, Alexander Samedov (both Spartak Moscow), Anton Miranchuk (Lokomotiv Moscow), Alexander Tashaev (Dynamo Moscow), Denis Cheryshev (Villareal)

Strikers: Artem Dzyuba (Arsenal Tula), Alexei Miranchuk (Lokomotiv Moscow), Fyodor Smolov (Krasnodar), Fyodor Chalov (CSKA Moscow)

Reserve list:

Goalkeeper: Marinato Guilherme (Lokomotiv)

Defenders: Vladislav Ignatyev (Lokomotiv Moscow), Dmitry Kombarov (Spartak Moscow)

Midfielders: Denis Glushakov (Spartak Moscow), Anton Shvets (Akhmat Grozny)

Strikers: Anton Zabolotny, Dmitry Poloz (both Zenit St. Petersburg) 

South Korea:

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Goalkeepers: Kim Seunggyu, Kim Jinhyeon, Cho Hyeonwoo

Defenders: Kim Younggwon, Jang Hyunsoo, Jeong Seunghyeon, Yun Yeongseon, Kwon Kyungwon, Oh Bansuk, Kim Jinsu, Kim Minwoo, Park Jooho, Hong Chul, Go Yohan, Lee Yong

Midfielders: Ki Sungyueng, Jeong Wooyoung, Kwon Changhoon, Ju Sejong, Koo Jacheol, Lee Jaesung, Lee Seungwoo, Moon Sunmin, Lee Chungyong

Forwards: Kim Shinwook, Son Heungmin, Hwang Heechan, Lee Keunho

Reserves: Gu Sungyun (goalkeeper), Choi Chulsoon (defender), Son Junho, Lee Myungjoo, Lee Changmin, Ji Dongwon (midfielders), Suk Hyunjun (forward)

Egypt:

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Goalkeepers: Essam El Hadary (Al Taawoun, Saudi Arabia), Mohamed El-Shennawy (Al Ahly), Sherif Ekramy (Al Ahly), Mohamed Awad (Ismaily);

Defenders: Ahmed Fathi (Al Ahly), Saad Samir (Al Ahly), Ayman Ashraf (Al Ahly), Mahmoud Hamdy (Zamalek), Mohamed Abdel-Shafy (Al Fateh, Saudi Arabia) Ahmed Hegazi and Ali Gabr (both West Bromwich Albion, England), Ahmed Elmohamady (Aston Villa, England), Karim Hafez (RC Lens, France), Omar Gaber (Los Angeles FC, USA), Amro Tarek (Orlando City, USA);

Midfielders: Tarek Hamed (Zamalek), Mahmoud Abdel Aziz (Zamalek), Shikabala (Al Raed, Saudi Arabia), Abdallah Said (KuPS, Finland), Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic, England), Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal, England), Kahraba (Al Ittihad, Saudi Arabia), Ramadan Sobhi (Stoke City, England), Trezeguet (Kasimpasa, Turkey), Amr Warda (Atromitos, Greece);

Forwards: Marwan Mohsen (Al Ahly), Ahmed Gomaa (Al Masry), Kouka (SC Braga, Portugal), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, England).

Iran:

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Goalkeepers: Alireza Beiranvand (Persepolis), Seyed Hossein Hosseini (Esteghlal), Rashid Mazaheri (Zob Ahan), Amir Abedzadeh (Maritimo, Portugal);

Defenders: Ramin Rezaeian (Ostende, Belgium), Voria Ghafouri (Esteghlal), Steven Beitashour (Los Angeles FC, USA), Seyed Jalal Hosseini (Persepolis), Mohammad Reza Khanzadeh (Padideh), Morteza Pouraliganji (Alsaad, Qatar), Mohammad Ansari (Persepolis), Pejman Montazeri (Esteghlal), Seyed Majid Hosseini (Esteghlal), Milad Mohammadi (Akhmat Grozny, Russia), Omid Norafkan (Esteghlal), Saeid AGhaei (Sepahan), Roozbeh Cheshmi (Esteghlal);

Midfielders: Saeid Ezatolahi (Amkar Perm, Russia), Masoud Shojaei (AEK Athens, Greece), Ahmad Abdolahzadeh (Foolad), Saman Ghoddos (Ostersunds, Sweden), Mahdi Torabi (Saipa), Ashkan Dejagah (Notthingham Forest, England), Omid Ebrahimi (Esteghlal), Ehsan Hajsafi (Olympiacos, Greece), Ali Karimi (Sepahan), Soroush Rafiei (Al Khor, Qatar), Ali Gholizadeh (Saipa), Vahid Amiri (Persepolis);

Forwards: Alireza Jahanbakhsh (AZ Alkmaar, Netherlands), Karim Ansarifard (Olympiacos, Greece), Mahdi Taremi (Al Gharafa, Qatar), Sardar Azmoun (Rubin Kazan, Russia), Reza Ghoochannejhad (Heerenveen, Netherlands), Kaveh Rezaei (Charleroi, Belgium).

Australia:

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Australia (final 23 to be confirmed)

Goalkeepers: Brad Jones (Feyenoord), Mitch Langerak (Nagoya Grampus), Mat Ryan (Brighton & Hove Albion), Danny Vukovic (KRC Genk);

Defenders: Aziz Behich (Bursaspor), Milos Degenek (Yokohama F. Marinos), Alex Gersbach (Racing Lens), Matthew Jurman (Suwon Samsung Blue Wings), Fran Karacic (NK Lokomotiva), James Meredith (Millwall), Josh Risdon (Western Sydney), Trent Sainsbury (Grasshopper Zurich), Aleksandar Susnjar (FK Mlada Boleslav), Bailey Wright (Bristol City);

Midfielders: Josh Brillante (Sydney), Jackson Irvine (Hull City), Mile Jedinak (Aston Villa), Robbie Kruse (VfL Bochum), Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers), Mark Milligan (Al Ahli), Aaron Mooy (Huddersfield Town), Tom Rogic (Celtic), James Troisi (Melbourne Victory);

Forwards: Daniel Arzani (Melbourne City), Tim Cahill (Millwall), Apostolos Giannou (AEK Larnaca), Tomi Juric (Luzern), Mathew Leckie (Hertha Berlin), Jamie Maclaren (Hibernian), Andrew Nabbout (Urawa Red Diamonds), Dimitri Petratos (Newcastle Jets), Nikita Rukavytsya (Maccabi Haifa).

Iceland:

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Iceland (final 23 to be confirmed)

Goalkeepers: Hannes Halldorsson (Randers), Runar Alex Runarsson (Nordsjaelland), Frederik Schram (Roskilde);

Defenders: Ari Freyr Skulason (Lokeren), Hordur B. Magnusson (Bristol City), Ragnar Sigurdsson (Rostov), Kari Arnason (Aberdeen), Holmar Orn Eyjolfsson (Levski Sofia), Sverrir Ingi Ingason (Rostov), Birkir Mar Saevarsson (Valur), Samuel Kari Fridjonsson (Valerenga).

Midfielders: Gylfi Sigurdsson (Everton), Aron Gunnarsson (Cardiff City), Emil Hallfredsson (Udinese), Birkir Bjarnason (Aston Villa), Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Burnley), Olafur Ingi Skulason (Karabukspor), Arnor Ingvi Traustason (Malmo), Rurik Gislason (Sandhausen)

Forwards: Alfred Finnbogason (Augsburg), Bjorn Bergmann Sigurdarson (Rostov), Jon Dadi Bodvarsson (Reading), Albert Gudmundsson (PSV).

Poland:

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Poland (final 23 to be confirmed)

Goalkeepers: Bartosz Bialkowski (Ipswich Town), Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea City), Lukasz Skorupski (Roma), Wojciech Szczesny (Juventus);

Defenders: Jan Bednarek (Southampton), Bartosz Bereszynski (Sampdoria), Thiago Cionek (SPAL), Kamil Glik (Monaco), Artur Jedrzejczyk (Legia Warsaw), Marcin Kaminski (Stuttgart), Tomasz Kedziora (Dynamo Kyiv), Michal Pazdan (Legia Warsaw), Lukasz Piszczek (Borussia Dortmund);

Midfielders: Jakub Blaszczykowski (Wolfsburg), Pawel Dawidowicz (Palermo), Przemyslaw Frankowski (Jagiellonia Bialystok), Jacek Goralski (Ludogorets Razgrad), Kamil Grosicki (Hull City), Damian Kadzior (Gornik Zabrze), Grzegorz Krychowiak (West Bromwich Albion), Rafal Kurzawa (Gornik Zabrze), Karol Linetty (Sampdoria), Maciej Makuszewski (Lech Poznan), Krzysztof Maczynski (Legia Warsaw), Slawomir Peszko (Lechnia Gdansk), Maciej Rybus (Lokomotiv Moscow), Sebastian Szymanski (Legia Warsaw), Piotr Zielinski (Napoli), Szymon Zurkowski (Gornik Zabrze);

Forwards: Dawid Kownacki (Sampdoria), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Arkadiusz Milik (Napoli), Krzysztof Piatek (Cracovia), Lukasz Teodorczyk (Anderlecht), Kamil Wilczek (Brondby).

List of squads: https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/44083365

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Brazil squad:

 

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5 minutes ago, PMLF said:

Mario Fernandes (CSKA Moscow)

Mário Fernandes is the one who famously rejected a Brazil call-up in 2011, when he was at Grêmio.

 

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Need a World Cup countdown thread tbh until the proper WC Forum is opened.  One month to go :cool:

England squad is coming on Wednesday apparently, it's a 23 + standby list rather than a bigger squad that then gets reduced down.

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If Lovren doesn't end up in prison after the farce in court today. :D
Would be hillarous if he missed CL finals because of the trial. Both him and Modrić. And fair.

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Brazil will be the only announcing the proper 23-man squad while everyone else is announcing their preliminary squads.

 

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3 minutes ago, GunmaN1905 said:

If Lovren doesn't end up in prison after the farce in court today. :D
Would be hillarous if he missed CL finals because of the trial. Both him and Modrić. And fair.

Of course they won't :mad:

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1 hour ago, PMLF said:

Brazil will be the only announcing the proper 23-man squad while everyone else is announcing their preliminary squads.

 

Iceland confirmed the squad you have listed as the 23 man squad for the world cup

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6 minutes ago, Twyzted said:

Iceland confirmed the squad you have listed as the 23 man squad for the world cup

Good so Brazil aren't the only ones.

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Argentina's preliminary squad (35 players) has been announced.

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Mexico's preliminary squad:

 

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40 minutes ago, PMLF said:

Argentina's preliminary squad (35 players) has been announced.

And what are the odds of Sampaoli trusting same old bottlers (:D) instead of younger players who've already proven to have class.

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Brazil squad:

 

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7 minutes ago, PMLF said:

Brazil squad:

 

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The squad is more or less as expected but I would change at least 3 players:

- Vanderlei (Santos) or Marcelo Grohe (Grêmio) instead of Cássio (Corinthians)
- Arthur (Grêmio) instead of Fred (Shakhtar)
- Luan (Grêmio) instead of Taison (Shakhtar)

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Brazilian press don't know Taison well.

One big site called him 'Taisson' while another big one called him 'Tailson'.

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A cool stat:

Only six Brazilian national team players called up for the 2014 World Cup have been called up for 2018 World Cup as well:

Marcelo, Thiago Silva, Fernandinho, Paulinho, Willian and Neymar

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Completely forgot, but how wasn't Miranda invited back then? Atletico played in CL finals and he was amazing with Godin.

That stat shows why Brazil is performing so much better than Argentina. They realized that many older players got plenty of chances and failed. While Argentina is still clinging on the likes of Mascherano, Biglia, Perez, Aguero and Higuain.

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2 minutes ago, GunmaN1905 said:

Completely forgot, but how wasn't Miranda invited back then? Atletico played in CL finals and he was amazing with Godin.

That stat shows why Brazil is performing so much better than Argentina. They realized that many older players got plenty of chances and failed. While Argentina is still clinging on the likes of Mascherano, Biglia, Perez, Aguero and Higuain.

Yes, Miranda should have been in the 2014 WC, Dante (awful), Henrique (ok but not NT level), David Luiz (overrated) and Thiago Silva were the four centre backs.

As for Argentina, I think their pool is smaller than that of Brazil, so it's harder to revamp the squad every WC like Brazil often does.

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Yeah, it's smaller, but it's not like 32yo Biglia and 35yo Mascherano can provide much.
Aguero and Higuain got plenty of chances and never delivered. They even got booed by their own fans.
Neither Dybala or Icardi never got a proper chance, just an odd game here and there.

 

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Just now, GunmaN1905 said:

Yeah, it's smaller, but it's not like 32yo Biglia and 35yo Mascherano can provide much.
Aguero and Higuain got plenty of chances and never delivered. They even got booed by their own fans.
Neither Dybala or Icardi never got a proper chance, just an odd game here and there.

 

True, but I suppose the frequent change of managers has not helped them either with the call ups.

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Costa Rican squad:

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21 minutes ago, GunmaN1905 said:

Completely forgot, but how wasn't Miranda invited back then? Atletico played in CL finals and he was amazing with Godin.

That stat shows why Brazil is performing so much better than Argentina. They realized that many older players got plenty of chances and failed. While Argentina is still clinging on the likes of Mascherano, Biglia, Perez, Aguero and Higuain.

Both him and Felipe Luis were completely snubbed back then.

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6 minutes ago, Baptista_8 said:

Who is Brazil's right back?

Fagner and Danilo.

EDIT: Tite just said Danilo will start.

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Renato Augusto is the 5th player who is not based in Brazil/Europe that is called up for the World Cup:

2018
Renato Augusto - Beijing Sinobo Guoan (China)

2014
Júlio César - Toronto FC (Canada)

1998
Dunga - Jubilo Iwata (Japan)
César Sampaio - Yokohama Flugels (Japan)

1994
Ronaldão - Shimizu S-Pulse (Japan)

(Leonardo joined Kashima Antlers from Japan on 1 July 1994, so he can be counted or not depending on the criteria used).

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37 minutes ago, PMLF said:

Fagner and Danilo.

EDIT: Tite just said Danilo will start.

Completely missed Danilo on the list.

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Sergey Ignashevich (38) has come out of retirement to replace Ruslan Kambolov in the Russian squad. He could earn his 121st cap during the tournament.

Edited by Suggy33

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Colombian preliminary squad:

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Porteros: David Ospina (Arsenal, Inglaterra), Camilo Vargas (Deportivo Cali), Iván Arboleda (Banfield, Argentina), José Fernando Cuadrado (Once Caldas).

Defensas: Dávinson Sánchez (Tottenham, Inglaterra), Santiago Arias, (PSV, Holanda), Frank Fabra (Boca Juniors, Argentina), Cristian Zapata (Milan, Italia), Yerry Mina (Barcelona, España), Johan Mojica (Girona, España), Bernardo Espinosa (Girona, España), Óscar Murillo (Pachuca, México), Farid Díaz (Olimpia, Paraguay), Stefan Medina (Monterrey, México), William Tesillo (León, México)

Volantes: James Rodríguez (Bayern Munich, Alemania), Carlos Sánchez (Espanyol, España), Wilmar Barrios (Boca Juniors, Argentina), Jefferson Lerma (Levante, España), Giovanni Moreno (Shanghai Shenhua, China), Mateus Uribe (América, México), Juan Fernando Quintero (River Plate, Argentina),Abel Aguilar (Cali), Edwin Cardona (Boca Juniors, Argentina), Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (Juventus, Italia), Gustavo Cuéllar (Flamengo, Brasil), Sebastián Pérez (Boca Juniors, Argentina)

Delanteros: Falcao García (Mónaco, Francia), Duván Zapata (Sampdoria, Italia), José Izquierdo (Brighton, Inglaterra), Carlos Bacca (Villarreal, España), Luis Muriel (Sevilla, España), Miguel Borja (Palmeiras, Brasil), Yimmi Chará (Junior), Teófilo Gutiérrez (Junior)

 

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Portugal's preliminary squad:

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Guarda-redes - Anthony Lopes (Lyon), Beto (Goztepe) e Rui Patrício (Sporting)

Defesas - Antunes (Getafe), Bruno Alves (Rangers), Cédric Soares (Southampton), João Cancelo (Inter), José Fonte (Dalian Yifang), Luís Neto (Fenerbahçe), Mário Rui (Nápoles), Nélson Semedo (Barcelona), Pepe (Besiktas), Raphael Guerreiro (Dortmund), Ricardo Pereira (FC Porto), Rolando (Marselha) e Rúben Dias (Benfica)

Médios - Adrien Silva (Leicester), André Gomes (Barcelona), Bruno Fernandes (Sporting), João Mário (West Ham), João Moutinho (Mónaco), Manuel Fernandes (Lokomotiv), Rúben Neves (Wolverhampton), Sérgio Oliveira (FC Porto) e William Carvalho (Sporting)

Avançados - André Silva (Milan), Bernardo Silva (Manchester City), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Éder (Lokomotiv), Gelson Martins (Sporting), Gonçalo Guedes (Valência), Nani (Lazio), Paulinho (SC Braga), Ricardo Quaresma (Besiktas) e Ronny Lopes (Mónaco)

 

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Gundogan and Ozil apparently upset a lot of people and facing a reprimand from the DFB after meeting with Turkish despot Erdogan and calling him "[their] President". So if this escalates I wonder what the chances are of them being left out the German team.

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According to Twitter just now, Joe Hart has been told he is out of the England squad.

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3 minutes ago, Rob1981 said:

According to Twitter just now, Joe Hart has been told he is out of the England squad.

That's a relief.

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Germany's goalkeepers (and squad tbf) is just ridiculous, each of their expected 3 keepers is better than England's 1st choice.

Not been keeping up to date with Serie A really or know much about Brazil these days, but why no Alex Sandro in Brazil squad? Injured or just not liked? I think I'd prefer him to Filipe Luis. 

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He completely dropped off after Juventus declined Chelsea's offer. Had some issues with Allegri and wasn't even playing in a lot of games.

 

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Why no mario goetze? Crazy to go from 2014 hero to not making the squad :D 

unless he's injured?

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12 minutes ago, tfell said:

Why no mario goetze? Crazy to go from 2014 hero to not making the squad :D 

unless he's injured?

Hasn't he been crap for ages?

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