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This article lists the confirmed national football squads for the 2006 FIFA World Cup tournament held in Germanymarker, between 9 June and 9 July 2006. Before announcing their final squad, several teams named a provisional squad of 23 to 33 players, but each country's final squad of 23 players had to be submitted by 15 May 2006. Replacement of injured players was permitted until 24 hours before the team's first world cup game. Players marked (c) were named as captain for their national squad. Number of caps counts until the start of the World Cup, including all pre-tournament friendlies. Club information is that used by FIFA. Players for whom this information changed during or in the run up to the tournament are indicated by footnotes.

Group A

Costa Rica

Head coach: Alexandre Guimarães

Ecuador

Head coach: Luis Fernando Suárez

Germany

Head coach: Jürgen Klinsmann

Poland

Head coach: Paweł Janas

Group B

England

Head coach: Sven-Göran Eriksson

Paraguay

Head coach: Aníbal Ruiz

Sweden

Head coach: Lars Lagerbäck

Trinidad and Tobago

Head coach: Leo Beenhakker

Group C

Argentina

Head coach: José Pekerman

Côte d'Ivoire

Head coach: Henri Michel

Netherlands

Head coach: Marco van Basten

Serbia and Montenegro

Head coach: Ilija Petković

Group D

Angola

Head coach: Luís Oliveira Gonçalves

Iran

Head coach: Branko Ivanković

Mexico

Head coach: Ricardo Lavolpe

Portugal

Head coach: Luiz Felipe Scolari

Group E

Czech Republic

Head coach: Karel Brückner

Ghana

Head coach: Ratomir Dujković

Italy

Head coach: Marcello Lippi

United States

Head coach: Bruce Arena

Group F

Australia

Head coach: Guus Hiddink

Brazil

Head coach: Carlos Alberto Parreira

Croatia

Head coach: Zlatko Kranjčar

Japan

Head coach: Zico

Group G

France

Head coach: Raymond Domenech

Korea Republic

Head coach: Dick Advocaat

Switzerland

Head coach: Köbi Kuhn

Togo

Head coach: Otto Pfister

Group H

Saudi Arabia

Head coach: Marcos Paquetá

Spain

Head coach: Luis Aragonés

Tunisia

Head coach: Roger Lemerre

Ukraine

Head coach: Oleg Blokhin

Player representation by league

Country Players Percentage Outside national squad
Total 736
England 102 13.86% 81
Germany 74 10.05% 54
Italy 60 8.15% 37
France 58 7.89% 45
Spain 52 7.07% 35
Ukraine 25 3.40% 8
Netherlands 25 3.40% 11
Saudi Arabia 24 3.26% 1
Mexico 23 3.125% 4
Portugal 20 2.72% 12
Costa Rica 20 2.72% 0
Others 253 34.38%

The Italian and Saudi Arabian squads were made up entirely of players from the respective countries' domestic leagues. The Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) squad was made up entirely of players employed by overseas clubs (in fact, only one of their players is employed on the African continent; the other 22 all play in Europe).Although Turkey, Scotland, and Russia failed to qualify for the finals, their domestic leagues were represented by 12, 11, and 10 players respectively: altogether, there were 48 national leagues who had players in the tournament.

Player representation by club

As of 2006-06-14.
Finalised clubs' listing as per FIFA, excluding players on standby and loans.
Players Clubs
15 Arsenal
14 Chelsea
13 Milan
12 Juventus, Manchester United
11 Barcelona, Bayern Munich
10 Real Madrid, Lyon
9 Liverpool, Al-Hilal, Ajax, Bayer Leverkusen, Dynamo Kyiv,
8 Shakhtar Donetsk, Borussia Dortmund, Deportivo Saprissa, Internazionale, PSV Eindhoven, Hamburger SV, Valencia
7 Al-Ittihad, LDU Quito
6 Benfica, Atlético Madrid, Guadalajara, Basel, Werder Bremen
5 LD Alajuelense, AZ, Rennes, Paris Saint-Germain, Roma, Stuttgart, Rangers, Tottenham Hotspur, El Nacional, Red Star Belgrade



Footnotes

  1. Borja will join Olympiacos after the tournament.
  2. Valencia was on loan to Recreativo Huelva in the run up to the tournament.
  3. Reasco has agreed to join São Paulo after the tournament.
  4. Ballack has agreed to join Chelsea when his contract with Bayern Munich expires on July 1.
  5. FC Köln chairman Wolfgang Overath has confirmed that Podolski will play for Bayern Munich in the upcoming season.
  6. Kosowski was on loan to Southampton in the run-up to the tournament. He will become a free agent after the tournament.
  7. Bak will become a free agent after the tournament.
  8. Krzynówek will join Wolfsburg after the tournament.
  9. Rasiak has spent the run-up of the World Cup on loan to Southampton, and will join the club permanently after the tournament
  10. Żewłakow will join Olympiacos after the tournament.
  11. Bosacki was called up after Damian Gorawski sustained an injury and had to withdraw from the squad
  12. Bridge was on loan to Fulham in the run up to the tournament.
  13. Carson has spent the run-up of the tournament on loan to Sheffield Wednesday.
  14. Carlos Paredes will join Sporting CP after the tournament.
  15. Denis Caniza will join Atlas after the tournament.
  16. Hislop will join Dallas FC after the tournamen.
  17. Wrexham are a team from and under the jurisdiction of the Football Association of Wales, but who play in the English football league system.
  18. Saviola was on loan to Sevilla in the run-up to the tournament
  19. Scaloni was on loan to West Ham United in the run-up to the tournament
  20. Vukić has spent the run up to the tournament on loan to Partizan
  21. Ljuboja has spent the run up to the tournament on loan to Stuttgart, and will join Stuttgart permanently after the tournament.
  22. João Ricardo will become a free agent after the tournament
  23. Akwá will become a free agent after the tournament
  24. Marques has spent the run-up of the World Cup on loan to Hull City
  25. Nekounam will join Osasuna after the tournament.
  26. Salcido will join PSV after the tournament.
  27. Osorio will join Stuttgart after the tournament.
  28. Pardo will join Stuttgart after the tournament.
  29. Borgetti will join Al Ittihad after the tournament.
  30. Fonseca will join Benfica after the tournament.
  31. Caneira has spent the run up to the tournament on loan to Sporting CP
  32. Costinha will join Atlético Madrid after the tournament.
  33. Maniche has spent the run up to the tournament on loan to Chelsea
  34. Postiga has spent the run up to the tournament on loan to Saint-Étienne.
  35. Galasek will join Nuremberg after the tournament.
  36. Sionko will join Rangers on a Bosman transfer after the tournament.
  37. Koller will join Monaco after the tournament.
  38. Rosický will join Arsenal after the tournament.
  39. Asamoah has spent the run up to the tournament on loan to Modena.
  40. Dramani will join Gençlerbirliği after the tournament.
  41. Grosso will join Internazionale after the tournament.
  42. Howard will spend the 06/07 season on loan to Everton.
  43. Albright was called up after an injury to Frankie Hejduk.
  44. Berhalter, who will join 1860 Munich after the World Cup, was called up after an injury to Cory Gibbs.
  45. Popovic's Crystal Palace contract expires after the tournament, and his future will be decided between the end Australia's tournament and the expiry date.
  46. Skoko has spent the run-up of the tournament on loan to Stoke City.
  47. Lazaridis will join Perth Glory after the tournament.
  48. Beauchamp has agreed to join Nuremberg after the tournament.
  49. Thompson has spent the run-up of the tournament on loan to PSV.
  50. Kennedy has agreed to join Nuremberg after the tournament.
  51. Zé Roberto will become a free agent after the tournament
  52. Mineiro was called up after an injury to Edmílson
  53. Pletikosa was on loan to Hajduk Split in the run-up to the tournament
  54. Tudor was on loan to Siena in the run-up to the tournament
  55. Nakata was on loan to Bolton Wanderers in the run-up to the tournament.
  56. Takahara has agreed to join Frankfurt after the World Cup.
  57. Landreau has agreed to join Paris Saint-Germain after the tournament.
  58. Barthez will become a free agent after the tournament.
  59. Frei will join Borussia Dortmund after the tournament.
  60. David Degen will join Borussia Mönchengladbach after the tournament.
  61. Yakin was called up after an injury to Johan Vonlanthen.
  62. Disputes over the Togo players' pay bonuses caused Pfister to walk out after Togo's first match, but he returned before their second match.
  63. Franck Atsou replaced Karim Guede
  64. Asier Del Horno was originally named in the squad, but sustained an ankle injury in the build-up to the tournament. Pernía will join Atlético Madrid after the tournament.
  65. Mehdi Meriah was originally named in the squad but sustained an injury in the week leading up to the tournament. He was replaced by Guemamdia.
  66. Issam Jomaa was originally named in the squad but sustained an injury prior to the tournament. He was replaced by Ben Saada.
  67. Yatsenko was called up as a replacement for the injured Serhiy Fedorov.
  68. Shevchenko will join Chelsea after the tournament.
  69. Svydersky was on loan to Arsenal Kyiv in the run-up to the World Cup.


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