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Here we take a look at Serbia's World Cup squad and the other things it will be handy to know about the Group E challengers. Serbia's World Cup squad - the 23 names Goalkeepers: Vladimir Stojkovic (Partizan Belgrade), Predrag Rajkovic (Maccabi Tel Aviv), Marko Dmitrovic (Eibar). Defenders: Aleksandar Kolarov (AS Roma), Branislav Ivanovic (Zenit St. Petersburg), Dusko Tosic (Guangzhou R&F), Antonio Rukavina (Villarreal), Milos Veljkovic (Werder Bremen), Milan Rodic (Red Star Belgrade), Uros Spajic (Krasnodar), Nikola Milenkovic (Fiorentina). Midfielders: Nemanja Matic (Manchester United), Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace), Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio), Marko Grujic (Liverpool), Adem Ljajic (Torino), Dusan Tadic (Southampton), Filip Kostic (Hamburg SV), Andrija Zivkovic (Benfica), Nemanja Radonjic (Red Star Belgrade). Strikers: Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle United), Aleksandar Prijovic (PAOK Salonika), Luka Jovic (Benfica). 2️⃣3️⃣ igrača koji će #SrcemSvim predstavljati našu zemlju na Svetskom prvenstvu u Rusiji. ��������#Orlovi#WorldCup#Srbija#FSSpic.twitter.com/ktTED3gS2T— Fudbalski savez Srbije | FA Serbia (@FSSrbije) June 1, 2018 Serbia's World Cup 2018 fixtures Costa Rica: Sunday, June 17 at 1pm Switzerland: Friday, June 22 at 7pm Brazil: Wednesday, June 27 at 7pm Serbia's World Cup record World Cup record: Serbia What odds are Serbia to win the World Cup? 150/1 The kits See where Serbia's shirts ends up in our ranking of all 64 World Cup shirts below: World Cup kits ranked Who's the coach? Mladen Krstajić was a quality defender but is inexperienced as a manager, this being his first posting. Took over from Slavoljub Muslin post-qualification. Who's the star? Potentially, Manchester United transfer target Sergej Milinković-Savić, who has been compared to Paul Pogba. He’s a tricky attacking midfielder built like a rugby second row. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic: Manchester United target and one to watch Credit: Getty Images Best thing about them Classy, experienced, no-nonsense professionals like skipper Aleksandar Kolarov, Branislav Ivanović, and Nemanja Matić know how to win games at the top level. World Cup 2018 | Fixtures, groups, squads and more Worst thing about them Difficult to know what to expect, given that the coach is so new. They might gel, they might fall apart. You may recognise… Aleksandar Mitrovic, who has been banging them in for Fulham, where he is on loan from Newcastle United. Expected to play up front. Cameramen will be picking out… Muslin, if possible. The former coach was unceremoniously, acrimoniously sacked despite topping qualifying amid rumours he did not want to play Milinković-Savić. Fans' favourite chant “србија србија”. Translation: “Serbia, Serbia.” A route one option. On-field prediction Brazil aside, tough to pick between them, Switzerland and Costa Rica. Group stage exit, perhaps. Off-field prediction Macho. Full 2018 World Cup squad lists and guides | Star to watch, odds, fans' chants and more WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
Serbia World Cup 2018 squad list and team guide
Here we take a look at Serbia's World Cup squad and the other things it will be handy to know about the Group E challengers. Serbia's World Cup squad - the 23 names Goalkeepers: Vladimir Stojkovic (Partizan Belgrade), Predrag Rajkovic (Maccabi Tel Aviv), Marko Dmitrovic (Eibar). Defenders: Aleksandar Kolarov (AS Roma), Branislav Ivanovic (Zenit St. Petersburg), Dusko Tosic (Guangzhou R&F), Antonio Rukavina (Villarreal), Milos Veljkovic (Werder Bremen), Milan Rodic (Red Star Belgrade), Uros Spajic (Krasnodar), Nikola Milenkovic (Fiorentina). Midfielders: Nemanja Matic (Manchester United), Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace), Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio), Marko Grujic (Liverpool), Adem Ljajic (Torino), Dusan Tadic (Southampton), Filip Kostic (Hamburg SV), Andrija Zivkovic (Benfica), Nemanja Radonjic (Red Star Belgrade). Strikers: Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle United), Aleksandar Prijovic (PAOK Salonika), Luka Jovic (Benfica). 2️⃣3️⃣ igrača koji će #SrcemSvim predstavljati našu zemlju na Svetskom prvenstvu u Rusiji. ��������#Orlovi#WorldCup#Srbija#FSSpic.twitter.com/ktTED3gS2T— Fudbalski savez Srbije | FA Serbia (@FSSrbije) June 1, 2018 Serbia's World Cup 2018 fixtures Costa Rica: Sunday, June 17 at 1pm Switzerland: Friday, June 22 at 7pm Brazil: Wednesday, June 27 at 7pm Serbia's World Cup record World Cup record: Serbia What odds are Serbia to win the World Cup? 150/1 The kits See where Serbia's shirts ends up in our ranking of all 64 World Cup shirts below: World Cup kits ranked Who's the coach? Mladen Krstajić was a quality defender but is inexperienced as a manager, this being his first posting. Took over from Slavoljub Muslin post-qualification. Who's the star? Potentially, Manchester United transfer target Sergej Milinković-Savić, who has been compared to Paul Pogba. He’s a tricky attacking midfielder built like a rugby second row. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic: Manchester United target and one to watch Credit: Getty Images Best thing about them Classy, experienced, no-nonsense professionals like skipper Aleksandar Kolarov, Branislav Ivanović, and Nemanja Matić know how to win games at the top level. World Cup 2018 | Fixtures, groups, squads and more Worst thing about them Difficult to know what to expect, given that the coach is so new. They might gel, they might fall apart. You may recognise… Aleksandar Mitrovic, who has been banging them in for Fulham, where he is on loan from Newcastle United. Expected to play up front. Cameramen will be picking out… Muslin, if possible. The former coach was unceremoniously, acrimoniously sacked despite topping qualifying amid rumours he did not want to play Milinković-Savić. Fans' favourite chant “србија србија”. Translation: “Serbia, Serbia.” A route one option. On-field prediction Brazil aside, tough to pick between them, Switzerland and Costa Rica. Group stage exit, perhaps. Off-field prediction Macho. Full 2018 World Cup squad lists and guides | Star to watch, odds, fans' chants and more WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
Here we take a look at Serbia's World Cup squad and the other things it will be handy to know about the Group E challengers. Serbia's World Cup squad - the 23 names Goalkeepers: Vladimir Stojkovic (Partizan Belgrade), Predrag Rajkovic (Maccabi Tel Aviv), Marko Dmitrovic (Eibar). Defenders: Aleksandar Kolarov (AS Roma), Branislav Ivanovic (Zenit St. Petersburg), Dusko Tosic (Guangzhou R&F), Antonio Rukavina (Villarreal), Milos Veljkovic (Werder Bremen), Milan Rodic (Red Star Belgrade), Uros Spajic (Krasnodar), Nikola Milenkovic (Fiorentina). Midfielders: Nemanja Matic (Manchester United), Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace), Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio), Marko Grujic (Liverpool), Adem Ljajic (Torino), Dusan Tadic (Southampton), Filip Kostic (Hamburg SV), Andrija Zivkovic (Benfica), Nemanja Radonjic (Red Star Belgrade). Strikers: Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle United), Aleksandar Prijovic (PAOK Salonika), Luka Jovic (Benfica). 2️⃣3️⃣ igrača koji će #SrcemSvim predstavljati našu zemlju na Svetskom prvenstvu u Rusiji. ��������#Orlovi#WorldCup#Srbija#FSSpic.twitter.com/ktTED3gS2T— Fudbalski savez Srbije | FA Serbia (@FSSrbije) June 1, 2018 Serbia's World Cup 2018 fixtures Costa Rica: Sunday, June 17 at 1pm Switzerland: Friday, June 22 at 7pm Brazil: Wednesday, June 27 at 7pm Serbia's World Cup record World Cup record: Serbia What odds are Serbia to win the World Cup? 150/1 The kits See where Serbia's shirts ends up in our ranking of all 64 World Cup shirts below: World Cup kits ranked Who's the coach? Mladen Krstajić was a quality defender but is inexperienced as a manager, this being his first posting. Took over from Slavoljub Muslin post-qualification. Who's the star? Potentially, Manchester United transfer target Sergej Milinković-Savić, who has been compared to Paul Pogba. He’s a tricky attacking midfielder built like a rugby second row. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic: Manchester United target and one to watch Credit: Getty Images Best thing about them Classy, experienced, no-nonsense professionals like skipper Aleksandar Kolarov, Branislav Ivanović, and Nemanja Matić know how to win games at the top level. World Cup 2018 | Fixtures, groups, squads and more Worst thing about them Difficult to know what to expect, given that the coach is so new. They might gel, they might fall apart. You may recognise… Aleksandar Mitrovic, who has been banging them in for Fulham, where he is on loan from Newcastle United. Expected to play up front. Cameramen will be picking out… Muslin, if possible. The former coach was unceremoniously, acrimoniously sacked despite topping qualifying amid rumours he did not want to play Milinković-Savić. Fans' favourite chant “србија србија”. Translation: “Serbia, Serbia.” A route one option. On-field prediction Brazil aside, tough to pick between them, Switzerland and Costa Rica. Group stage exit, perhaps. Off-field prediction Macho. Full 2018 World Cup squad lists and guides | Star to watch, odds, fans' chants and more WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
Serbia World Cup 2018 squad list and team guide
Here we take a look at Serbia's World Cup squad and the other things it will be handy to know about the Group E challengers. Serbia's World Cup squad - the 23 names Goalkeepers: Vladimir Stojkovic (Partizan Belgrade), Predrag Rajkovic (Maccabi Tel Aviv), Marko Dmitrovic (Eibar). Defenders: Aleksandar Kolarov (AS Roma), Branislav Ivanovic (Zenit St. Petersburg), Dusko Tosic (Guangzhou R&F), Antonio Rukavina (Villarreal), Milos Veljkovic (Werder Bremen), Milan Rodic (Red Star Belgrade), Uros Spajic (Krasnodar), Nikola Milenkovic (Fiorentina). Midfielders: Nemanja Matic (Manchester United), Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace), Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio), Marko Grujic (Liverpool), Adem Ljajic (Torino), Dusan Tadic (Southampton), Filip Kostic (Hamburg SV), Andrija Zivkovic (Benfica), Nemanja Radonjic (Red Star Belgrade). Strikers: Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle United), Aleksandar Prijovic (PAOK Salonika), Luka Jovic (Benfica). 2️⃣3️⃣ igrača koji će #SrcemSvim predstavljati našu zemlju na Svetskom prvenstvu u Rusiji. ��������#Orlovi#WorldCup#Srbija#FSSpic.twitter.com/ktTED3gS2T— Fudbalski savez Srbije | FA Serbia (@FSSrbije) June 1, 2018 Serbia's World Cup 2018 fixtures Costa Rica: Sunday, June 17 at 1pm Switzerland: Friday, June 22 at 7pm Brazil: Wednesday, June 27 at 7pm Serbia's World Cup record World Cup record: Serbia What odds are Serbia to win the World Cup? 150/1 The kits See where Serbia's shirts ends up in our ranking of all 64 World Cup shirts below: World Cup kits ranked Who's the coach? Mladen Krstajić was a quality defender but is inexperienced as a manager, this being his first posting. Took over from Slavoljub Muslin post-qualification. Who's the star? Potentially, Manchester United transfer target Sergej Milinković-Savić, who has been compared to Paul Pogba. He’s a tricky attacking midfielder built like a rugby second row. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic: Manchester United target and one to watch Credit: Getty Images Best thing about them Classy, experienced, no-nonsense professionals like skipper Aleksandar Kolarov, Branislav Ivanović, and Nemanja Matić know how to win games at the top level. World Cup 2018 | Fixtures, groups, squads and more Worst thing about them Difficult to know what to expect, given that the coach is so new. They might gel, they might fall apart. You may recognise… Aleksandar Mitrovic, who has been banging them in for Fulham, where he is on loan from Newcastle United. Expected to play up front. Cameramen will be picking out… Muslin, if possible. The former coach was unceremoniously, acrimoniously sacked despite topping qualifying amid rumours he did not want to play Milinković-Savić. Fans' favourite chant “србија србија”. Translation: “Serbia, Serbia.” A route one option. On-field prediction Brazil aside, tough to pick between them, Switzerland and Costa Rica. Group stage exit, perhaps. Off-field prediction Macho. Full 2018 World Cup squad lists and guides | Star to watch, odds, fans' chants and more WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
Here we take a look at Japan's World Cup squad and the other things it will be handy to know about the Group H challengers. Japan's World Cup squad - the 23 names 23-man final squad: Goalkeepers: Eiji Kawashima (Metz), Masaaki Higashiguchi (Gamba Osaka), Kosuke Nakamura (Kashiwa Reysol). Defenders: Yuto Nagatomo (Galatasaray), Tomoaki Makino (Urawa Reds), Wataru Endo (Urawa Reds), Maya Yoshida (Southampton), Hiroki Sakai (Marseille), Gotoku Sakai (Hamburg), Gen Shoji (Kashima Antlers), Naomichi Ueda (Kashima Antlers). Midfielders: Makoto Hasebe (Eintracht Frankfurt), Keisuke Honda (Pachuca), Takashi Inui (Eibar), Shinji Kagawa (Dortmund), Hotaru Yamaguchi (Cerezo Osaka), Genki Haraguchi (Fortuna Dusseldorf), Takashi Usami (Fortuna Dusseldorf), Gaku Shibasaki (Getafe), Ryota Oshima (Kawasaki Frontale). Forwards: Shinji Okazaki (Leicester), Yuya Osako (Werder Bremen), Yoshinori Muto (Mainz). SAMURAI BLUE (Japan National Team) Squad, Schedule - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia #footballhttps://t.co/gYocS44u09pic.twitter.com/HTfeLx4YRH— jfa_en (@jfa_en) May 31, 2018 Japan's World Cup 2018 fixtures Colombia: Tuesday, June 19 at 1pm Poland: Sunday, June 24 at 7pm Senegal: Thursday, June 28 at 3pm What odds are Japan to win the World Cup? 200/1 The kits See where Japan's shirts ends up in our ranking of all 64 World Cup shirts below: World Cup kits ranked Who's the coach? Akira Nishino, the former Japan technical director, was parachuted into the job after the abrupt sacking of Vahid Halilhodzic in April. An unknown quantity. Who's the star? Keisuke Honda is still the talisman, and should be happier now Halilhodzic - with whom he had a rocky relationship - is out of the picture. Keisuke Honda in action for Japan Credit: Getty Images Best thing about them Should have noisy and loyal support, and will defend stoutly enough. They will have to. Worst thing about them Compared to recent Japan teams, this is a desperately limited squad - one that needed an injury-time equaliser to draw with Haiti last October. World Cup 2018 | Fixtures, groups, squads and more You may recognise… The two Shinjis - Kagawa and Okazaki - are both familiar faces for Premier League supporters, and the side’s best players. Cameramen will be picking out… Shots of improbably large groups of fans watching giant screens back home. Fans' favourite chant ‘Vamos Nippon’ is a terrace standard, accompanied by manic bouncing and flag-waving. On-field prediction An early exit, leading to shame-faced public apologies from the Japanese equivalents of Martin Glenn and Dan Ashworth. Off-field prediction The team wins the much-coveted ‘Best Bleached Hair’ award. Full 2018 World Cup squad lists and guides | Star to watch, odds, fans' chants and more WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
Japan World Cup 2018 squad and team guide
Here we take a look at Japan's World Cup squad and the other things it will be handy to know about the Group H challengers. Japan's World Cup squad - the 23 names 23-man final squad: Goalkeepers: Eiji Kawashima (Metz), Masaaki Higashiguchi (Gamba Osaka), Kosuke Nakamura (Kashiwa Reysol). Defenders: Yuto Nagatomo (Galatasaray), Tomoaki Makino (Urawa Reds), Wataru Endo (Urawa Reds), Maya Yoshida (Southampton), Hiroki Sakai (Marseille), Gotoku Sakai (Hamburg), Gen Shoji (Kashima Antlers), Naomichi Ueda (Kashima Antlers). Midfielders: Makoto Hasebe (Eintracht Frankfurt), Keisuke Honda (Pachuca), Takashi Inui (Eibar), Shinji Kagawa (Dortmund), Hotaru Yamaguchi (Cerezo Osaka), Genki Haraguchi (Fortuna Dusseldorf), Takashi Usami (Fortuna Dusseldorf), Gaku Shibasaki (Getafe), Ryota Oshima (Kawasaki Frontale). Forwards: Shinji Okazaki (Leicester), Yuya Osako (Werder Bremen), Yoshinori Muto (Mainz). SAMURAI BLUE (Japan National Team) Squad, Schedule - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia #footballhttps://t.co/gYocS44u09pic.twitter.com/HTfeLx4YRH— jfa_en (@jfa_en) May 31, 2018 Japan's World Cup 2018 fixtures Colombia: Tuesday, June 19 at 1pm Poland: Sunday, June 24 at 7pm Senegal: Thursday, June 28 at 3pm What odds are Japan to win the World Cup? 200/1 The kits See where Japan's shirts ends up in our ranking of all 64 World Cup shirts below: World Cup kits ranked Who's the coach? Akira Nishino, the former Japan technical director, was parachuted into the job after the abrupt sacking of Vahid Halilhodzic in April. An unknown quantity. Who's the star? Keisuke Honda is still the talisman, and should be happier now Halilhodzic - with whom he had a rocky relationship - is out of the picture. Keisuke Honda in action for Japan Credit: Getty Images Best thing about them Should have noisy and loyal support, and will defend stoutly enough. They will have to. Worst thing about them Compared to recent Japan teams, this is a desperately limited squad - one that needed an injury-time equaliser to draw with Haiti last October. World Cup 2018 | Fixtures, groups, squads and more You may recognise… The two Shinjis - Kagawa and Okazaki - are both familiar faces for Premier League supporters, and the side’s best players. Cameramen will be picking out… Shots of improbably large groups of fans watching giant screens back home. Fans' favourite chant ‘Vamos Nippon’ is a terrace standard, accompanied by manic bouncing and flag-waving. On-field prediction An early exit, leading to shame-faced public apologies from the Japanese equivalents of Martin Glenn and Dan Ashworth. Off-field prediction The team wins the much-coveted ‘Best Bleached Hair’ award. Full 2018 World Cup squad lists and guides | Star to watch, odds, fans' chants and more WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
Here we take a look at Japan's World Cup squad and the other things it will be handy to know about the Group H challengers. Japan's World Cup squad - the 23 names 23-man final squad: Goalkeepers: Eiji Kawashima (Metz), Masaaki Higashiguchi (Gamba Osaka), Kosuke Nakamura (Kashiwa Reysol). Defenders: Yuto Nagatomo (Galatasaray), Tomoaki Makino (Urawa Reds), Wataru Endo (Urawa Reds), Maya Yoshida (Southampton), Hiroki Sakai (Marseille), Gotoku Sakai (Hamburg), Gen Shoji (Kashima Antlers), Naomichi Ueda (Kashima Antlers). Midfielders: Makoto Hasebe (Eintracht Frankfurt), Keisuke Honda (Pachuca), Takashi Inui (Eibar), Shinji Kagawa (Dortmund), Hotaru Yamaguchi (Cerezo Osaka), Genki Haraguchi (Fortuna Dusseldorf), Takashi Usami (Fortuna Dusseldorf), Gaku Shibasaki (Getafe), Ryota Oshima (Kawasaki Frontale). Forwards: Shinji Okazaki (Leicester), Yuya Osako (Werder Bremen), Yoshinori Muto (Mainz). SAMURAI BLUE (Japan National Team) Squad, Schedule - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia #footballhttps://t.co/gYocS44u09pic.twitter.com/HTfeLx4YRH— jfa_en (@jfa_en) May 31, 2018 Japan's World Cup 2018 fixtures Colombia: Tuesday, June 19 at 1pm Poland: Sunday, June 24 at 7pm Senegal: Thursday, June 28 at 3pm What odds are Japan to win the World Cup? 200/1 The kits See where Japan's shirts ends up in our ranking of all 64 World Cup shirts below: World Cup kits ranked Who's the coach? Akira Nishino, the former Japan technical director, was parachuted into the job after the abrupt sacking of Vahid Halilhodzic in April. An unknown quantity. Who's the star? Keisuke Honda is still the talisman, and should be happier now Halilhodzic - with whom he had a rocky relationship - is out of the picture. Keisuke Honda in action for Japan Credit: Getty Images Best thing about them Should have noisy and loyal support, and will defend stoutly enough. They will have to. Worst thing about them Compared to recent Japan teams, this is a desperately limited squad - one that needed an injury-time equaliser to draw with Haiti last October. World Cup 2018 | Fixtures, groups, squads and more You may recognise… The two Shinjis - Kagawa and Okazaki - are both familiar faces for Premier League supporters, and the side’s best players. Cameramen will be picking out… Shots of improbably large groups of fans watching giant screens back home. Fans' favourite chant ‘Vamos Nippon’ is a terrace standard, accompanied by manic bouncing and flag-waving. On-field prediction An early exit, leading to shame-faced public apologies from the Japanese equivalents of Martin Glenn and Dan Ashworth. Off-field prediction The team wins the much-coveted ‘Best Bleached Hair’ award. Full 2018 World Cup squad lists and guides | Star to watch, odds, fans' chants and more WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
Japan World Cup 2018 squad and team guide
Here we take a look at Japan's World Cup squad and the other things it will be handy to know about the Group H challengers. Japan's World Cup squad - the 23 names 23-man final squad: Goalkeepers: Eiji Kawashima (Metz), Masaaki Higashiguchi (Gamba Osaka), Kosuke Nakamura (Kashiwa Reysol). Defenders: Yuto Nagatomo (Galatasaray), Tomoaki Makino (Urawa Reds), Wataru Endo (Urawa Reds), Maya Yoshida (Southampton), Hiroki Sakai (Marseille), Gotoku Sakai (Hamburg), Gen Shoji (Kashima Antlers), Naomichi Ueda (Kashima Antlers). Midfielders: Makoto Hasebe (Eintracht Frankfurt), Keisuke Honda (Pachuca), Takashi Inui (Eibar), Shinji Kagawa (Dortmund), Hotaru Yamaguchi (Cerezo Osaka), Genki Haraguchi (Fortuna Dusseldorf), Takashi Usami (Fortuna Dusseldorf), Gaku Shibasaki (Getafe), Ryota Oshima (Kawasaki Frontale). Forwards: Shinji Okazaki (Leicester), Yuya Osako (Werder Bremen), Yoshinori Muto (Mainz). SAMURAI BLUE (Japan National Team) Squad, Schedule - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia #footballhttps://t.co/gYocS44u09pic.twitter.com/HTfeLx4YRH— jfa_en (@jfa_en) May 31, 2018 Japan's World Cup 2018 fixtures Colombia: Tuesday, June 19 at 1pm Poland: Sunday, June 24 at 7pm Senegal: Thursday, June 28 at 3pm What odds are Japan to win the World Cup? 200/1 The kits See where Japan's shirts ends up in our ranking of all 64 World Cup shirts below: World Cup kits ranked Who's the coach? Akira Nishino, the former Japan technical director, was parachuted into the job after the abrupt sacking of Vahid Halilhodzic in April. An unknown quantity. Who's the star? Keisuke Honda is still the talisman, and should be happier now Halilhodzic - with whom he had a rocky relationship - is out of the picture. Keisuke Honda in action for Japan Credit: Getty Images Best thing about them Should have noisy and loyal support, and will defend stoutly enough. They will have to. Worst thing about them Compared to recent Japan teams, this is a desperately limited squad - one that needed an injury-time equaliser to draw with Haiti last October. World Cup 2018 | Fixtures, groups, squads and more You may recognise… The two Shinjis - Kagawa and Okazaki - are both familiar faces for Premier League supporters, and the side’s best players. Cameramen will be picking out… Shots of improbably large groups of fans watching giant screens back home. Fans' favourite chant ‘Vamos Nippon’ is a terrace standard, accompanied by manic bouncing and flag-waving. On-field prediction An early exit, leading to shame-faced public apologies from the Japanese equivalents of Martin Glenn and Dan Ashworth. Off-field prediction The team wins the much-coveted ‘Best Bleached Hair’ award. Full 2018 World Cup squad lists and guides | Star to watch, odds, fans' chants and more WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
All 32 teams at the 2018 World Cup have named their 23-man squads - and you can see the names of all 736 players here. Some, like England and Brazil, named their final line-ups in good time, while others waited until the June 4 deadline. Those who do not make the cut are placed on standby in case they are needed to replace any injured players. Replacements can be made at any point until 24 hours before each team's first World Cup game. Here is what we know so far about each squad so far, while you can find more detail about each side below: Full 2018 World Cup squad lists and guides | Star to watch, odds, fans' chants and more Group A Russia 23-man final squad: Goalkeepers: Igor Akinfeev (CSKA Moscow), Vladimir Gabulov (Brugge), Andrei Lunyov (Zenit St. Petersburg). Defenders: Mario Fernandes (CSKA Moscow), Vladimir Granat (Rubin Kazan), Sergei Ignashevich (CSKA Moscow), Fyodor Kudryashov (Rubin Kazan), Ilya Kutepov (Spartak Moscow), Andrei Semyonov (Akhmat Grozny), Igor Smolnikov (Zenit St. Petersburg). Midfielders: Denis Cheryshev (Villarreal), Alan Dzagoev (CSKA Moscow), Yuri Gazinsky (FC Krasnodar), Alexander Golovin (CSKA Moscow), Daler Kuzyaev (Zenit St. Petersburg), Anton Miranchuk (Lokomotiv Moscow), Alexander Samedov (Spartak Moscow), Alexander Yerokhin (Zenit St. Petersburg), Yuri Zhirkov (Zenit St. Petersburg), Roman Zobnin (Spartak Moscow). Forwards: Artyom Dzyuba (Arsenal Tula), Alexei Miranchuk (Lokomotiv Moscow), Fyodor Smolov (FC Krasnodar). Egypt 23-man final squad: Goalkeepers: Sherif Ekramy (Al Ahly), Essam El Hadary (Al Taawoun), Mohamed El Shennawy (Al Ahly) Defenders: Mohamed Abdel-Shafi (Al Fateh), Ayman Ashraf (Al Ahly), Ahmed Elmohamady (Aston Villa), Ahmed Fathi (Al Ahly), Omar Gaber (Los Angeles FC), Ali Gabr (Zamalek), Mahmoud Hamdy (Zamalek), Ahmed Hegazi (West Bromwich Albion), Saad Samir (Al Ahly) Midfielders: Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal), Abdallah El Said (Al Ahly Jeddah), Tarek Hamed (Zamalek), Mahmoud Kahraba (Al Ittihad Jeddah), Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic), Shikabala (Al Raed), Ramadan Sobhi (Stoke City), Mahmoud Hassan (Kasimpasa), Amr Warda (Atromitos) Forwards: Marwan Mohsen (Al Ahly), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) Saudi Arabia 23-man final squad Goalkeepers: Mohammed Al Owais (Al Ahli), Yasser Al Mosailem (Al Ahli), Abdullah Al Mayouf (Al Hilal) Defenders: Mansoor Al Harbi (Al Ahli), Yasser Al Shahrani (Al Hilal) Mohammed Al Breik (Al Hilal), Motaz Hawsawi (Al Ahli), Osama Hawsawi (Al Hilal), Omar Hawsawi (Al Nassr), Ali Al Bulaihi (Al Hilal) Midfielders: Abdullah Al Khaibari (Al Shabab), Abdulmalek Al Khaibri (Al Hilal), Abdullah Otayf (Al Hilal), Taiseer Al Jassim (Al Ahli), Houssain Al Mogahwi (Al Ahli), Salman Al Faraj, Mohamed Kanno (both Al Hilal), Hattan Bahebri (Al Shabab), Salem Al Dawsari (Al Hilal), Yahya Al Shehri (Al Nassr), Fahad Al Muwallad (Al Ittihad) Forwards: Mohammad Al Sahlawi (Al Nassr), Muhannad Assiri (Al Ahli) Uruguay 23-man squad: Goalkeepers: Fernando Muslera, Martin Silva, Martin Campana. Defenders: Diego Godin, Sebastian Coates, Jose Maria Gimenez, Maximiliano Pereira, Gaston Silva, Martin Caceres, Guillermo Varela. Midfielders: Nahitan Nandez, Lucas Torreira, Matias Vecino, Rodrigo Bentancur, Carlos Sanchez, Giorgian De Arrascaeta, Cristian Rodriguez, Gaston Ramirez. Strikers: Cristhian Stuani, Maximiliano Gomez, Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez. World Cup predictor Group B Iran 23-man final squad: Alireza Beiranvand, Rashid Mazaheri, Amir Abedzadeh; Ramin Rezaeian, Mohammad Reza Khanzadeh, Morteza Pouraliganji, Pejman Montazeri, Seyed Majid Hosseini, Milad Mohammadi, Roozbeh Cheshmi; Saeid Ezatolahi, Masoud Shojaei, Saman Ghoddos, Mahdi Torabi, Ashkan Dejagah, Omid Ebrahimi, Ehsan Hajsafi, Vahid Amiri; Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Karim Ansarifard, Mehdi Taremi, Sardar Azmoun, Reza Ghoochannejhad Morocco 23-man final squad: Goalkeepers: Mounir Mohamedi (Numancia), Yassine Bounou (Girona), Ahmad Reda Tagnaouti (Ittihad Tanger) Defenders: Mehdi Benatia (Juventus), Romain Saiss (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Manuel Da Costa (Basaksehir), Nabil Dirar (Fenerbahce), Achraf Hakimi (Real Madrid), Hamza Mendyl (Lille) Midfielders: Mbark Boussoufa (Al Jazira), Karim El Ahmadi (Feyenoord), Youssef Ait Bennasser (Caen), Sofyan Amrabat (Feyenoord), Younes Belhanda (Galatasaray), Faycal Fajr (Getafe), Amine Harit (Schalke) Forwards: Khalid Boutaib (Malatyaspor), Aziz Bouhaddouz (St. Pauli), Ayoub El Kaabi (Renaissance Berkane), Nordin Amrabat (Leganes), Mehdi Carcela (Standard Liege), Hakim Ziyech (Ajax), Youssef En Nesyri (Malaga) Portugal 23-man final squad: Anthony Lopes, Beto, Rui Patricio, Bruno Alves, Cedric Soares, Jose Fonte, Mario Rui, Pepe, Raphael Guerreiro, Ricardo Pereira, Ruben Dias, Adrien Silva, Bruno Fernandes, Joao Mario, Joao Moutinho, Manuel Fernandes, William Carvalho, Andre Silva, Bernardo Silva, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gelson Martins, Goncalo Guedes, Ricardo Quaresma Spain 23-man final squad: David de Gea, Pepe Reina, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Jordi Alba, Nacho Monreal, Alvaro Odriozola, Nacho Fernandez, Dani Carvajal, Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos, Cesar Azpilicueta, Sergio Busquets, Isco, Thiago Alcantara, David Silva, Andres Iniesta, Saul Niguez, Koke, Marco Asensio, Iago Aspas, Diego Costa, Rodrigo Moreno, Lucas Vazquez. Group C Australia 23-man squad: Goalkeepers: Mat Ryan, Danny Vukovic, Brad Jones. Defenders: Trent Sainsbury, Milos Degenek, Matt Jurman, Mark Milligan, Josh Risdon, Aziz Behich, James Meredith. Midfielders: Mile Jedinak (captain), Aaron Mooy, Massimo Luongo, Jackson Irvine, Tomi Rogic, Dimitri Petratos, Mathew Leckie, Daniel Arzani. Forwards: Tim Cahill, Tomi Juric, Andrew Nabbout, Jamie Maclaren, Robbie Kruse. Denmark 23-man squad: Goalkeepers: Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester), Jonas Lossl (Huddersfield), Frederik Ronow (Brondby) Defenders: Andreas Christensen (Chelsea), Simon Kjaer (Sevilla), Mathias Jorgensen (Huddersfield), Jannik Vestergaard (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Henrik Dalsgaard (Brentford), Jens Stryger (Udinese), Jonas Knudsen (Ipswich) Midfielders: Christian Eriksen (Tottenham), Lasse Schone (Ajax), Lukas Lerager (Bordeaux), Michael Krohn-Dehli (Deportivo La Coruna), William Kvist (FC Copenhagen), Thomas Delaney (Werder Bremen) Forwards: Andreas Cornelius (Atalanta), Kasper Dolberg (Ajax), Martin Braithwaite (Bordeaux), Nicolai Jorgensen (Feyenoord), Pione Sisto (Celta Vigo), Viktor Fischer (FC Copenhagen), Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig) World Cup 2018 stadiums France 23-man final squad: Goalkeepers:Hugo Lloris, Steve Mandanda, Alphonse Areola. Defenders: Djibril Sidibe, Benjamin Pavard, Adil Rami, Raphael Varane, Samuel Umtiti, Presnel Kimpembe, Benjamin Mendy, Lucas Hernandez. Midfielders: Paul Pogba, Blaise Matuidi, Corentin Tolisso, N'Golo Kante, Steven Nzonzi. Forwards: Kylian Mbappe, Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembele, Florian Thauvin, Thomas Lemar, Nabil Fekir. Peru 23-man final squad: Goalkeepers: Pedro Gallese (Veracruz), Carlos Caceda (Deportivo Municipal), Jose Carvallo (UTC). Defenders: Aldo Corzo (Universitario), Luis Advincula (Lobos Buap), Christian Ramos (Veracruz), Miguel Araujo (Alianza Lima), Alberto Rodriguez (Atletico Junior), Anderson Santamaria (Puebla), Miguel Trauco (Flamengo), Nilson Loyola (Melgar). Midfielders: Renato Tapia (Feyenoord), Pedro Aquino (Lobos Buap), Yoshimar Yotun (Orlando City), Paolo Hurtado (Vitoria Guimaraes), Christian Cueva (Sao Paulo), Edison Flores (Aalborg), Andy Polo (Portland Timbers), Wilder Cartagena (Veracruz). Forwards: Andre Carrillo (Watford), Raul Ruidiaz (Morelia), Jefferson Farfan (Lokomotiv Moscow), Paolo Guerrero (Flamengo) Group D Argentina 23-man final squad: Sergio Romero, Willy Caballero, Franco Armania, Gabriel Mercardo, Cristian Ansaldi, Nicolas Otamendi, Federico Fazio, Marcos Rojo, Nicolas Tagliafico, Marcos Acuna, Javier Mascherano, Eduardo Salvio, Lucas Biglia, Giovani Lo Celso, Ever Banega, Manuel Lanzini, Maximiliano Meza, Angel Di Maria, Cristian Pavon, Lionel Messi, Paulo Dybala, Gonzalo Higuain, Sergio Aguero. Full 2018 World Cup squad lists and guides | Star to watch, odds, fans' chants and more Croatia 23-man final squad: Goalkeepers: Danijel Subasic (Monaco), Lovre Kalinic (Gent), Dominik Livakovic (Dinamo Zagreb) Defenders: Vedran Corluka (Lokomotiv Moscow), Domagoj Vida (Besiktas), Ivan Strinic (Sampdoria), Dejan Lovren (Liverpool), Sime Vrsaljko (Atletico Madrid), Josip Pivaric (Dynamo Kiev), Tin Jedvaj (Bayer Leverkusen), Duje Caleta-Car (Red Bull Salzburg) Midfielders: Luka Modric (Real Madrid), Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona), Mateo Kovacic (Real Madrid), Milan Badelj (Fiorentina), Marcelo Brozovic (Inter Milan), Filip Bradaric (Rijeka) Forwards: Mario Mandzukic (Juventus), Ivan Perisic (Inter Milan), Nikola Kalinic (AC Milan), Andrej Kramaric (Hoffenheim), Marko Pjaca (Schalke), Ante Rebic (Eintracht Frankfurt) Iceland 23-man final squad: Hannes Thor Halldorsson, Runar Alex Runarsson, Frederik Schram; Kari Arnason, Ari Freyr Skulason, Birkir Mar Saevarsson, Sverrir Ingi Ingason, Hordur Magnusson, Holmar Orn Eyjolfsson, Ragnar Sigurdsson; Johann Berg Gudmundsson, Birkir Bjarnason, Arnor Ingvi Traustason, Emil Hallfredsson, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Olafur Ingi Skulason, Rurik Gislason, Samuel Fridjonsson, Aron Gunnarsson; Alfred Finnbogason, Bjorn Bergmann Sigurdarson, Jon Dadi Bodvarsson, Albert Gudmundsson Nigeria 23-man final squad Goalkeepers: Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Enyimba), Francis Uzoho (Deportivo La Coruna), Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United). Defenders: Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor), Tyronne Ebuehi (Den Haag), Elderson Echiejile (Brugge), Bryan Idowu (Amkar Perm), Chidozie Awaziem (Nantes), William Ekong (Bursaspor), Leon Balogun (Brighton), Kenneth Omeruo (Kasimpasa). Midfielders: John Obi Mikel (Tianjin TEDA), Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor), Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester), Oghenekaro Etebo (Las Palmas), John Ogu (Hapoel Be'er Sheva), Joel Obi (Torino). Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Leicester), Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester), Victor Moses (Chelsea), Odion Ighalo (Changchun Yatai), Alex Iwobi (Arsenal), Simeon Nwankwo (Crotone) Group E Brazil 23-man final squad: Alisson, Ederson, Cassio; Danilo, Fagner, Marcelo, Filipe Luis, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Miranda, Pedro Geromel; Casemiro, Fernandinho, Paulinho, Fred, Renato Augusto, Philippe Coutinho, Willian, Douglas Costa; Neymar, Taison, Gabriel Jesus, Roberto Firmino Costa Rica 23-man final squad: Keylor Navas, Patrick Pemberton, Leonel Moreira, Cristian Gamboa, Ian Smith, Ronald Matarrita, Bryan Oviedo, Oscar Duarte, Giancarlo Gonzalez, Francisco Calvo, Kendall Waston, Johnny Acosta, David Guzman, Yeltsin Tejeda, Celso Borges, Randall Azofeifa, Rodney Wallace, Bryan Ruiz, Daniel Colindres, Christian Bolanos, Johan Venegas, Joel Campbell, Marco Urena. Switzerland 23-man final squad Goalkeepers: Roman Buerki (Borussia Dortmund), Yvon Mvogo (Leipzig), Yann Sommer (Borussia Moenchengladbach) Defenders: Manuel Akanji (Borussia Dortmund), Johan Djourou (Antalyaspor), Nico Elvedi (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Michael Lang (Basel), Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus), Jacques-Francois Moubandje (Toulouse), Ricardo Rodriguez (AC Milan), Fabian Schaer (Deportivo La Coruna) Midfielders: Valon Behrami (Udinese), Blerim Dzemaili (Bologna), Gelson Fernandes (Eintracht Frankfurt), Remo Freuler (Atalanta), Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke), Granit Xhaka (Arsenal), Denis Zakaria (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Steven Zuber (Hoffenheim) Forwards: Josip Drmic (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Breel Embolo (Schalke), Mario Gavranovic (Dinamo Zagreb), Haris Seferovic (Benfica) Serbia 23-man squad Goalkeepers: Vladimir Stojkovic (Partizan Belgrade), Predrag Rajkovic (Maccabi Tel Aviv), Marko Dmitrovic (Eibar). Defenders:Aleksandar Kolarov (AS Roma), Branislav Ivanovic (Zenit St. Petersburg), Dusko Tosic (Guangzhou R&F), Antonio Rukavina (Villarreal), Milos Veljkovic (Werder Bremen), Milan Rodic (Red Star Belgrade), Uros Spajic (Krasnodar), Nikola Milenkovic (Fiorentina). Midfielders: Nemanja Matic (Manchester United), Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace), Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio), Marko Grujic (Liverpool), Adem Ljajic (Torino), Dusan Tadic (Southampton), Filip Kostic (Hamburg SV), Andrija Zivkovic (Benfica), Nemanja Radonjic (Red Star Belgrade). Strikers: Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle United), Aleksandar Prijovic (PAOK Salonika), Luka Jovic (Benfica). Group F Germany 23-man final squad Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona), Kevin Trapp (Paris St Germain). Defenders: Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich), Matthias Ginter (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Jonas Hector (Cologne), Mats Hummels (Bayern Munich), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Marvin Plattenhardt (Hertha Berlin), Antonio Ruediger (Chelsea), Niklas Suele (Bayern Munich). Midfielders: Julian Brandt (Bayer Leverkusen), Julian Draxler (Paris St Germain), Leon Goretzka (Schalke 04), Ilkay Gundogan (Manchester City), Sami Khedira (Juventus), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Thomas Mueller (Bayern Munich), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Sebastian Rudy (Bayern Munich), Mesut Ozil (Arsenal). Mexico 23-man final squad Goalkeepers: Guillermo Ochoa (Standard), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca), Jesus Corona (Cruz Azul) Defenders: Carlos Salcedo (Eintracht Frankfurt), Diego Reyes (Porto), Hector Moreno (Real Sociedad), Hugo Ayala (Tigres), Edson Alvarez (Club America), Jesus Gallardo (Pumas), Miguel Layun (Sevilla) Midfielders:Rafa Marquez (Atlas), Hector Herrera (Porto), Jonathan dos Santos (LA Galaxy), Andres Guardado (Real Betis), Marco Fabian (Eintracht Frankfurt), Giovani Dos Santos (LA Galaxy) Forwards: Javier Hernandez (West Ham United), Raul Jimenez (Benfica), Oribe Peralta (Club America), Jesus Corona (Porto), Carlos Vela (LAFC), Javier Aquino (Tigres), Hirving Lozano (PSV) South Korea 23-man final squad Goalkeepers: Kim Seung-gyu (Vissel Kobe, Japan), Kim Jin-hyeon (Cerezo Osaka, Japan), Cho Hyun-woo (Daegu FC) Defenders: Kim Young-gwon (Guangzhou Evergrande, China), Jang Hyun-soo (FC Tokyo, Japan), Jung Seung-hyun (Sagan Tosu, Japan), Yun Yong-sun (Seongnam FC), Oh Ban-suk (Jeju United), Kim Min-woo (Sangju Sangmu), Park Joo-ho (Ulsan Hyundai), Hong Chul (Sangju Sangmu), Go Yo-han (FC Seoul), Lee Yong (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors) Midfielders: Ki Sung-yueng (Swansea City, England), Jung Woo-young (Vissel Kobe, Japan), Ju Se-jong (Asan Mugunghwa FC), Koo Ja-cheol (FC Augsburg, Germany), Lee Jae-sung (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors), Lee Seung-woo (Hellas Verona, Italy), Moon Seon-min (Incheon United). Forwards: Kim Shin-wook (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors), Son Heung-min (Tottenham, England), Hwang Hee-chan (FC Red Bull Salzburg, Austria) Sweden 23-man final squad: Robin Olsen, Karl-Johan Johnsson, Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Mikael Lustig, Victor Lindelof, Andreas Granqvist, Martin Olsson, Ludwig Augustinsson, Filip Helander, Emil Krafth, Pontus Jansson, Sebastian Larsson, Albin Ekdal, Emil Forsberg, Gustav Svensson, Oscar Hiljemark, Viktor Claesson, Marcus Rohden, Jimmy Durmaz, Marcus Berg, John Guidetti, Ola Toivonen, Isaac Kiese Thelin Group G Belgium 24-man squad* *Roberto Martinez said that World Cup rules allowed the final squad to be named 24 hours before they kick off their campaign Goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea), Simon Mignolet (Liverpool), Koen Casteels (VfL Wolfsburg). Defenders: Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham), Thomas Meunier (Paris Saint-Germain), Thomas Vermaelen (Barcelona), Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham), Dedryck Boyata (Celtic), Vincent Kompany (Manchester City). Midfielders: Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United), Axel Witsel (Tianjin Quanjian), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Nacer Chadli (West Bromwich Albion), Leander Dendoncker (Anderlecht), Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Youri Tielemans (Monaco), Mousa Dembele (Tottenham Hotspur). Forwards: Michy Batshuayi (Chelsea/Dortmund), Yannick Carrasco (Dalian Yifang), Adnan Januzaj (Real Sociedad), Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United), Dries Mertens (Napoli). England 23-man final squad: Jack Butland, Nick Pope, Jordan Pickford; Fabian Delph, Danny Rose, Eric Dier, Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Harry Maguire, John Stones, Phil Jones, Gary Cahill; Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ashley Young, Dele Alli, Raheem Sterling; Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy, Marcus Rashford, Danny Welbeck Panama 23-man final squad: Goalkeepers: Jaime Penedo (Dinamo Bucharest), Jose Calderon (Chorrillo FC), Alex Rodriguez (San Francisco FC). Defenders: Michael Murillo (New York Red Bulls), Harold Cummings (San Jose Earthquakes), Fidel Escobar (New York Red Bulls), Roman Torres (Seattle Sounders FC), Adolfo Machado (Houston Dynamo), Eric Davis (DAC Dunajska Streda), Luis Ovalle (CD Olimpia), Felipe Baloy (CSD Municipal). Midfielders: Gabriel Gomez (Atletico Bucaramanga), Edgar Barcenas (Cafetaleros de Tapachula), Armando Cooper (Club Universidad de Chile), Valentin Pimentel (Plaza Amador), Alberto Quintero (Universitario Lima), Anibal Godoy (San Jose Earthquakes), Jose Luis Rodriguez (KAA Gent). Forwards: Blas Perez (CSD Municipal), Gabriel Torres (CD Huachipato), Ismael Diaz (Deportivo La Coruña), Abdiel Arroyo (LD Alajuelense), Luis Tejada (Sport Boys). Tunisia 23-man final squad: Goalkeepers: Farouk Ben Mustapha (Al Shabab, Saudi Arabia), Moez Hassen (Chateauroux, France), Aymen Mathlouthi (Al Baten, Saudi Arabia) Defenders: Rami Bedoui (Etoile du Sahel), Yohan Benalouane (Leicester City, England), Syam Ben Youssef (Kasimpasa, Turkey), Dylan Bronn (Gent, Belgium), Oussama Haddadi (Dijon, France), Ali Maaloul (Al Ahly, Egypt), Yassine Meriah (CS Sfaxien), Hamdi Nagguez (Zamalek, Egypt) Midfielders: Anice Badri (Esperance), Mohamed Amine Ben Amor (Al Ahli Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), Ghaylene Chaalali (Esperance), Ahmed Khalil (Club Africain), Saifeddine Khaoui (Troyes, France), Ferjani Sassi (Al Nasr, Saudi Arabia), Ellyes Skhiri (Montpellier, France), Naim Sliti (Dijon, France), Bassem Srarfi (Nice, France) Forwards: Fakhreddine Ben Youssef (Al Ittifaq, Saudi Arabia), Saber Khalifa (Club Africain), Wahbi Khazri (Rennes, France) Group H Colombia 23-man final squad: Goalkeepers: David Ospina (Arsenal), Camilo Vargas (AC Deportivo Cali), Jose Fernando Cuadrado (CD Once Caldas). Defenders: Cristian Zapata (AC Milan), Oscar Murillo (CF Pachuca), Santiago Arias (PSV Eindhoven), Yerry Mina (Barcelona), Johan Mojica (Girona FC), Frank Fabra (CA Boca Juniors), Davinson Sanchez (Tottenham Hotspur). Midfielders: Wilmar Barrios (CA Boca Juniors), Carlos Sanchez (RCD Espanyol), Abel Aguilar (AC Deportivo Cali), James Rodriguez (Bayern Munich), Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (Juventus), Mateus Uribe (Club America), Jefferson Lerma (Levante), Juan Fernando Quintero (CA River Plate). Forwards: Carlos Bacca (Villarreal), Radamel Falcao Garcia (Monaco), Luis Muriel (Sevilla), Miguel Borja (SE Palmeiras), Jose Izquierdo (Brighton & Hove Albion). Japan 23-man squad: Goalkeepers: Eiji Kawashima (Metz), Masaaki Higashiguchi (Gamba Osaka), Kosuke Nakamura (Kashiwa Reysol). Defenders: Yuto Nagatomo (Galatasaray), Tomoaki Makino (Urawa Reds), Wataru Endo (Urawa Reds), Maya Yoshida (Southampton), Hiroki Sakai (Marseille), Gotoku Sakai (Hamburg), Gen Shoji (Kashima Antlers), Naomichi Ueda (Kashima Antlers). Midfielders: Makoto Hasebe (Eintracht Frankfurt), Keisuke Honda (Pachuca), Takashi Inui (Eibar), Shinji Kagawa (Dortmund), Hotaru Yamaguchi (Cerezo Osaka), Genki Haraguchi (Fortuna Dusseldorf), Takashi Usami (Fortuna Dusseldorf), Gaku Shibasaki (Getafe), Ryota Oshima (Kawasaki Frontale). Forwards: Shinji Okazaki (Leicester), Yuya Osako (Werder Bremen), Yoshinori Muto (Mainz). World Cup 2018 venues Poland 23-man final squad Goalkeepers:Bartosz Bialkowski (Ipswich Town), Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea), Wojciech Szczesny (Juventus). Defenders: Jan Bednarek (Southampton), Bartosz Bereszynski (Sampdoria), Thiago Cionek (SPAL), Kamil Glik (AS Monaco), Artur Jedrzejczyk (Legia Warszawa), Michal Pazdan (Legia Warszawa), Lukasz Piszczek (Borussia Dortmund). Midfielders: Jakub Blaszczykowski (VfL Wolfsburg), Jacek Goralski (Ludogorets Razgrad), Kamil Grosicki (Hull City), Grzegorz Krychowiak (West Bromwich Albion), Rafal Kurzawa (Gornik Zabrze), Karol Linetty (Sampdoria), Slawomir Peszko (Lechia Gdansk), Maciej Rybus (Lokomotiv Moscow), Piotr Zielinski (Napoli). Forwards: Dawid Kownacki (Sampdoria), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Arkadiusz Milik (Napoli), Lukasz Teodorczyk (Anderlecht) Senegal 23-man final squad: Abdoulaye Diallo, Khadim Ndiaye, Alfred Gomis, Lamine Gassama, Moussa Wague, Saliou Ciss, Youssouf Sabaly, Kalidou Kalidou, Salif Sane, Cheikhou Kouyate, Kara Mbodji, Idrisa Gana Gueye, Cheikh Ndoye, Alfred Ndiaye, Pape Alioune Ndiaye, Moussa Sow, Moussa Konate, Diafra Sakho, Sadio Mane, Ismaila Sarr, Mame Biram Diouf, Mbaye Niang, Diao Keita Balde World Cup 2018 | The best of the Telegraph's coverage WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
World Cup 2018 squad lists and team guides - latest news and updates
All 32 teams at the 2018 World Cup have named their 23-man squads - and you can see the names of all 736 players here. Some, like England and Brazil, named their final line-ups in good time, while others waited until the June 4 deadline. Those who do not make the cut are placed on standby in case they are needed to replace any injured players. Replacements can be made at any point until 24 hours before each team's first World Cup game. Here is what we know so far about each squad so far, while you can find more detail about each side below: Full 2018 World Cup squad lists and guides | Star to watch, odds, fans' chants and more Group A Russia 23-man final squad: Goalkeepers: Igor Akinfeev (CSKA Moscow), Vladimir Gabulov (Brugge), Andrei Lunyov (Zenit St. Petersburg). Defenders: Mario Fernandes (CSKA Moscow), Vladimir Granat (Rubin Kazan), Sergei Ignashevich (CSKA Moscow), Fyodor Kudryashov (Rubin Kazan), Ilya Kutepov (Spartak Moscow), Andrei Semyonov (Akhmat Grozny), Igor Smolnikov (Zenit St. Petersburg). Midfielders: Denis Cheryshev (Villarreal), Alan Dzagoev (CSKA Moscow), Yuri Gazinsky (FC Krasnodar), Alexander Golovin (CSKA Moscow), Daler Kuzyaev (Zenit St. Petersburg), Anton Miranchuk (Lokomotiv Moscow), Alexander Samedov (Spartak Moscow), Alexander Yerokhin (Zenit St. Petersburg), Yuri Zhirkov (Zenit St. Petersburg), Roman Zobnin (Spartak Moscow). Forwards: Artyom Dzyuba (Arsenal Tula), Alexei Miranchuk (Lokomotiv Moscow), Fyodor Smolov (FC Krasnodar). Egypt 23-man final squad: Goalkeepers: Sherif Ekramy (Al Ahly), Essam El Hadary (Al Taawoun), Mohamed El Shennawy (Al Ahly) Defenders: Mohamed Abdel-Shafi (Al Fateh), Ayman Ashraf (Al Ahly), Ahmed Elmohamady (Aston Villa), Ahmed Fathi (Al Ahly), Omar Gaber (Los Angeles FC), Ali Gabr (Zamalek), Mahmoud Hamdy (Zamalek), Ahmed Hegazi (West Bromwich Albion), Saad Samir (Al Ahly) Midfielders: Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal), Abdallah El Said (Al Ahly Jeddah), Tarek Hamed (Zamalek), Mahmoud Kahraba (Al Ittihad Jeddah), Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic), Shikabala (Al Raed), Ramadan Sobhi (Stoke City), Mahmoud Hassan (Kasimpasa), Amr Warda (Atromitos) Forwards: Marwan Mohsen (Al Ahly), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) Saudi Arabia 23-man final squad Goalkeepers: Mohammed Al Owais (Al Ahli), Yasser Al Mosailem (Al Ahli), Abdullah Al Mayouf (Al Hilal) Defenders: Mansoor Al Harbi (Al Ahli), Yasser Al Shahrani (Al Hilal) Mohammed Al Breik (Al Hilal), Motaz Hawsawi (Al Ahli), Osama Hawsawi (Al Hilal), Omar Hawsawi (Al Nassr), Ali Al Bulaihi (Al Hilal) Midfielders: Abdullah Al Khaibari (Al Shabab), Abdulmalek Al Khaibri (Al Hilal), Abdullah Otayf (Al Hilal), Taiseer Al Jassim (Al Ahli), Houssain Al Mogahwi (Al Ahli), Salman Al Faraj, Mohamed Kanno (both Al Hilal), Hattan Bahebri (Al Shabab), Salem Al Dawsari (Al Hilal), Yahya Al Shehri (Al Nassr), Fahad Al Muwallad (Al Ittihad) Forwards: Mohammad Al Sahlawi (Al Nassr), Muhannad Assiri (Al Ahli) Uruguay 23-man squad: Goalkeepers: Fernando Muslera, Martin Silva, Martin Campana. Defenders: Diego Godin, Sebastian Coates, Jose Maria Gimenez, Maximiliano Pereira, Gaston Silva, Martin Caceres, Guillermo Varela. Midfielders: Nahitan Nandez, Lucas Torreira, Matias Vecino, Rodrigo Bentancur, Carlos Sanchez, Giorgian De Arrascaeta, Cristian Rodriguez, Gaston Ramirez. Strikers: Cristhian Stuani, Maximiliano Gomez, Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez. World Cup predictor Group B Iran 23-man final squad: Alireza Beiranvand, Rashid Mazaheri, Amir Abedzadeh; Ramin Rezaeian, Mohammad Reza Khanzadeh, Morteza Pouraliganji, Pejman Montazeri, Seyed Majid Hosseini, Milad Mohammadi, Roozbeh Cheshmi; Saeid Ezatolahi, Masoud Shojaei, Saman Ghoddos, Mahdi Torabi, Ashkan Dejagah, Omid Ebrahimi, Ehsan Hajsafi, Vahid Amiri; Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Karim Ansarifard, Mehdi Taremi, Sardar Azmoun, Reza Ghoochannejhad Morocco 23-man final squad: Goalkeepers: Mounir Mohamedi (Numancia), Yassine Bounou (Girona), Ahmad Reda Tagnaouti (Ittihad Tanger) Defenders: Mehdi Benatia (Juventus), Romain Saiss (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Manuel Da Costa (Basaksehir), Nabil Dirar (Fenerbahce), Achraf Hakimi (Real Madrid), Hamza Mendyl (Lille) Midfielders: Mbark Boussoufa (Al Jazira), Karim El Ahmadi (Feyenoord), Youssef Ait Bennasser (Caen), Sofyan Amrabat (Feyenoord), Younes Belhanda (Galatasaray), Faycal Fajr (Getafe), Amine Harit (Schalke) Forwards: Khalid Boutaib (Malatyaspor), Aziz Bouhaddouz (St. Pauli), Ayoub El Kaabi (Renaissance Berkane), Nordin Amrabat (Leganes), Mehdi Carcela (Standard Liege), Hakim Ziyech (Ajax), Youssef En Nesyri (Malaga) Portugal 23-man final squad: Anthony Lopes, Beto, Rui Patricio, Bruno Alves, Cedric Soares, Jose Fonte, Mario Rui, Pepe, Raphael Guerreiro, Ricardo Pereira, Ruben Dias, Adrien Silva, Bruno Fernandes, Joao Mario, Joao Moutinho, Manuel Fernandes, William Carvalho, Andre Silva, Bernardo Silva, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gelson Martins, Goncalo Guedes, Ricardo Quaresma Spain 23-man final squad: David de Gea, Pepe Reina, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Jordi Alba, Nacho Monreal, Alvaro Odriozola, Nacho Fernandez, Dani Carvajal, Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos, Cesar Azpilicueta, Sergio Busquets, Isco, Thiago Alcantara, David Silva, Andres Iniesta, Saul Niguez, Koke, Marco Asensio, Iago Aspas, Diego Costa, Rodrigo Moreno, Lucas Vazquez. Group C Australia 23-man squad: Goalkeepers: Mat Ryan, Danny Vukovic, Brad Jones. Defenders: Trent Sainsbury, Milos Degenek, Matt Jurman, Mark Milligan, Josh Risdon, Aziz Behich, James Meredith. Midfielders: Mile Jedinak (captain), Aaron Mooy, Massimo Luongo, Jackson Irvine, Tomi Rogic, Dimitri Petratos, Mathew Leckie, Daniel Arzani. Forwards: Tim Cahill, Tomi Juric, Andrew Nabbout, Jamie Maclaren, Robbie Kruse. Denmark 23-man squad: Goalkeepers: Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester), Jonas Lossl (Huddersfield), Frederik Ronow (Brondby) Defenders: Andreas Christensen (Chelsea), Simon Kjaer (Sevilla), Mathias Jorgensen (Huddersfield), Jannik Vestergaard (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Henrik Dalsgaard (Brentford), Jens Stryger (Udinese), Jonas Knudsen (Ipswich) Midfielders: Christian Eriksen (Tottenham), Lasse Schone (Ajax), Lukas Lerager (Bordeaux), Michael Krohn-Dehli (Deportivo La Coruna), William Kvist (FC Copenhagen), Thomas Delaney (Werder Bremen) Forwards: Andreas Cornelius (Atalanta), Kasper Dolberg (Ajax), Martin Braithwaite (Bordeaux), Nicolai Jorgensen (Feyenoord), Pione Sisto (Celta Vigo), Viktor Fischer (FC Copenhagen), Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig) World Cup 2018 stadiums France 23-man final squad: Goalkeepers:Hugo Lloris, Steve Mandanda, Alphonse Areola. Defenders: Djibril Sidibe, Benjamin Pavard, Adil Rami, Raphael Varane, Samuel Umtiti, Presnel Kimpembe, Benjamin Mendy, Lucas Hernandez. Midfielders: Paul Pogba, Blaise Matuidi, Corentin Tolisso, N'Golo Kante, Steven Nzonzi. Forwards: Kylian Mbappe, Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembele, Florian Thauvin, Thomas Lemar, Nabil Fekir. Peru 23-man final squad: Goalkeepers: Pedro Gallese (Veracruz), Carlos Caceda (Deportivo Municipal), Jose Carvallo (UTC). Defenders: Aldo Corzo (Universitario), Luis Advincula (Lobos Buap), Christian Ramos (Veracruz), Miguel Araujo (Alianza Lima), Alberto Rodriguez (Atletico Junior), Anderson Santamaria (Puebla), Miguel Trauco (Flamengo), Nilson Loyola (Melgar). Midfielders: Renato Tapia (Feyenoord), Pedro Aquino (Lobos Buap), Yoshimar Yotun (Orlando City), Paolo Hurtado (Vitoria Guimaraes), Christian Cueva (Sao Paulo), Edison Flores (Aalborg), Andy Polo (Portland Timbers), Wilder Cartagena (Veracruz). Forwards: Andre Carrillo (Watford), Raul Ruidiaz (Morelia), Jefferson Farfan (Lokomotiv Moscow), Paolo Guerrero (Flamengo) Group D Argentina 23-man final squad: Sergio Romero, Willy Caballero, Franco Armania, Gabriel Mercardo, Cristian Ansaldi, Nicolas Otamendi, Federico Fazio, Marcos Rojo, Nicolas Tagliafico, Marcos Acuna, Javier Mascherano, Eduardo Salvio, Lucas Biglia, Giovani Lo Celso, Ever Banega, Manuel Lanzini, Maximiliano Meza, Angel Di Maria, Cristian Pavon, Lionel Messi, Paulo Dybala, Gonzalo Higuain, Sergio Aguero. Full 2018 World Cup squad lists and guides | Star to watch, odds, fans' chants and more Croatia 23-man final squad: Goalkeepers: Danijel Subasic (Monaco), Lovre Kalinic (Gent), Dominik Livakovic (Dinamo Zagreb) Defenders: Vedran Corluka (Lokomotiv Moscow), Domagoj Vida (Besiktas), Ivan Strinic (Sampdoria), Dejan Lovren (Liverpool), Sime Vrsaljko (Atletico Madrid), Josip Pivaric (Dynamo Kiev), Tin Jedvaj (Bayer Leverkusen), Duje Caleta-Car (Red Bull Salzburg) Midfielders: Luka Modric (Real Madrid), Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona), Mateo Kovacic (Real Madrid), Milan Badelj (Fiorentina), Marcelo Brozovic (Inter Milan), Filip Bradaric (Rijeka) Forwards: Mario Mandzukic (Juventus), Ivan Perisic (Inter Milan), Nikola Kalinic (AC Milan), Andrej Kramaric (Hoffenheim), Marko Pjaca (Schalke), Ante Rebic (Eintracht Frankfurt) Iceland 23-man final squad: Hannes Thor Halldorsson, Runar Alex Runarsson, Frederik Schram; Kari Arnason, Ari Freyr Skulason, Birkir Mar Saevarsson, Sverrir Ingi Ingason, Hordur Magnusson, Holmar Orn Eyjolfsson, Ragnar Sigurdsson; Johann Berg Gudmundsson, Birkir Bjarnason, Arnor Ingvi Traustason, Emil Hallfredsson, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Olafur Ingi Skulason, Rurik Gislason, Samuel Fridjonsson, Aron Gunnarsson; Alfred Finnbogason, Bjorn Bergmann Sigurdarson, Jon Dadi Bodvarsson, Albert Gudmundsson Nigeria 23-man final squad Goalkeepers: Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Enyimba), Francis Uzoho (Deportivo La Coruna), Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United). Defenders: Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor), Tyronne Ebuehi (Den Haag), Elderson Echiejile (Brugge), Bryan Idowu (Amkar Perm), Chidozie Awaziem (Nantes), William Ekong (Bursaspor), Leon Balogun (Brighton), Kenneth Omeruo (Kasimpasa). Midfielders: John Obi Mikel (Tianjin TEDA), Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor), Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester), Oghenekaro Etebo (Las Palmas), John Ogu (Hapoel Be'er Sheva), Joel Obi (Torino). Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Leicester), Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester), Victor Moses (Chelsea), Odion Ighalo (Changchun Yatai), Alex Iwobi (Arsenal), Simeon Nwankwo (Crotone) Group E Brazil 23-man final squad: Alisson, Ederson, Cassio; Danilo, Fagner, Marcelo, Filipe Luis, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Miranda, Pedro Geromel; Casemiro, Fernandinho, Paulinho, Fred, Renato Augusto, Philippe Coutinho, Willian, Douglas Costa; Neymar, Taison, Gabriel Jesus, Roberto Firmino Costa Rica 23-man final squad: Keylor Navas, Patrick Pemberton, Leonel Moreira, Cristian Gamboa, Ian Smith, Ronald Matarrita, Bryan Oviedo, Oscar Duarte, Giancarlo Gonzalez, Francisco Calvo, Kendall Waston, Johnny Acosta, David Guzman, Yeltsin Tejeda, Celso Borges, Randall Azofeifa, Rodney Wallace, Bryan Ruiz, Daniel Colindres, Christian Bolanos, Johan Venegas, Joel Campbell, Marco Urena. Switzerland 23-man final squad Goalkeepers: Roman Buerki (Borussia Dortmund), Yvon Mvogo (Leipzig), Yann Sommer (Borussia Moenchengladbach) Defenders: Manuel Akanji (Borussia Dortmund), Johan Djourou (Antalyaspor), Nico Elvedi (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Michael Lang (Basel), Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus), Jacques-Francois Moubandje (Toulouse), Ricardo Rodriguez (AC Milan), Fabian Schaer (Deportivo La Coruna) Midfielders: Valon Behrami (Udinese), Blerim Dzemaili (Bologna), Gelson Fernandes (Eintracht Frankfurt), Remo Freuler (Atalanta), Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke), Granit Xhaka (Arsenal), Denis Zakaria (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Steven Zuber (Hoffenheim) Forwards: Josip Drmic (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Breel Embolo (Schalke), Mario Gavranovic (Dinamo Zagreb), Haris Seferovic (Benfica) Serbia 23-man squad Goalkeepers: Vladimir Stojkovic (Partizan Belgrade), Predrag Rajkovic (Maccabi Tel Aviv), Marko Dmitrovic (Eibar). Defenders:Aleksandar Kolarov (AS Roma), Branislav Ivanovic (Zenit St. Petersburg), Dusko Tosic (Guangzhou R&F), Antonio Rukavina (Villarreal), Milos Veljkovic (Werder Bremen), Milan Rodic (Red Star Belgrade), Uros Spajic (Krasnodar), Nikola Milenkovic (Fiorentina). Midfielders: Nemanja Matic (Manchester United), Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace), Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio), Marko Grujic (Liverpool), Adem Ljajic (Torino), Dusan Tadic (Southampton), Filip Kostic (Hamburg SV), Andrija Zivkovic (Benfica), Nemanja Radonjic (Red Star Belgrade). Strikers: Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle United), Aleksandar Prijovic (PAOK Salonika), Luka Jovic (Benfica). Group F Germany 23-man final squad Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona), Kevin Trapp (Paris St Germain). Defenders: Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich), Matthias Ginter (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Jonas Hector (Cologne), Mats Hummels (Bayern Munich), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Marvin Plattenhardt (Hertha Berlin), Antonio Ruediger (Chelsea), Niklas Suele (Bayern Munich). Midfielders: Julian Brandt (Bayer Leverkusen), Julian Draxler (Paris St Germain), Leon Goretzka (Schalke 04), Ilkay Gundogan (Manchester City), Sami Khedira (Juventus), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Thomas Mueller (Bayern Munich), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Sebastian Rudy (Bayern Munich), Mesut Ozil (Arsenal). Mexico 23-man final squad Goalkeepers: Guillermo Ochoa (Standard), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca), Jesus Corona (Cruz Azul) Defenders: Carlos Salcedo (Eintracht Frankfurt), Diego Reyes (Porto), Hector Moreno (Real Sociedad), Hugo Ayala (Tigres), Edson Alvarez (Club America), Jesus Gallardo (Pumas), Miguel Layun (Sevilla) Midfielders:Rafa Marquez (Atlas), Hector Herrera (Porto), Jonathan dos Santos (LA Galaxy), Andres Guardado (Real Betis), Marco Fabian (Eintracht Frankfurt), Giovani Dos Santos (LA Galaxy) Forwards: Javier Hernandez (West Ham United), Raul Jimenez (Benfica), Oribe Peralta (Club America), Jesus Corona (Porto), Carlos Vela (LAFC), Javier Aquino (Tigres), Hirving Lozano (PSV) South Korea 23-man final squad Goalkeepers: Kim Seung-gyu (Vissel Kobe, Japan), Kim Jin-hyeon (Cerezo Osaka, Japan), Cho Hyun-woo (Daegu FC) Defenders: Kim Young-gwon (Guangzhou Evergrande, China), Jang Hyun-soo (FC Tokyo, Japan), Jung Seung-hyun (Sagan Tosu, Japan), Yun Yong-sun (Seongnam FC), Oh Ban-suk (Jeju United), Kim Min-woo (Sangju Sangmu), Park Joo-ho (Ulsan Hyundai), Hong Chul (Sangju Sangmu), Go Yo-han (FC Seoul), Lee Yong (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors) Midfielders: Ki Sung-yueng (Swansea City, England), Jung Woo-young (Vissel Kobe, Japan), Ju Se-jong (Asan Mugunghwa FC), Koo Ja-cheol (FC Augsburg, Germany), Lee Jae-sung (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors), Lee Seung-woo (Hellas Verona, Italy), Moon Seon-min (Incheon United). Forwards: Kim Shin-wook (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors), Son Heung-min (Tottenham, England), Hwang Hee-chan (FC Red Bull Salzburg, Austria) Sweden 23-man final squad: Robin Olsen, Karl-Johan Johnsson, Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Mikael Lustig, Victor Lindelof, Andreas Granqvist, Martin Olsson, Ludwig Augustinsson, Filip Helander, Emil Krafth, Pontus Jansson, Sebastian Larsson, Albin Ekdal, Emil Forsberg, Gustav Svensson, Oscar Hiljemark, Viktor Claesson, Marcus Rohden, Jimmy Durmaz, Marcus Berg, John Guidetti, Ola Toivonen, Isaac Kiese Thelin Group G Belgium 24-man squad* *Roberto Martinez said that World Cup rules allowed the final squad to be named 24 hours before they kick off their campaign Goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea), Simon Mignolet (Liverpool), Koen Casteels (VfL Wolfsburg). Defenders: Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham), Thomas Meunier (Paris Saint-Germain), Thomas Vermaelen (Barcelona), Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham), Dedryck Boyata (Celtic), Vincent Kompany (Manchester City). Midfielders: Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United), Axel Witsel (Tianjin Quanjian), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Nacer Chadli (West Bromwich Albion), Leander Dendoncker (Anderlecht), Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Youri Tielemans (Monaco), Mousa Dembele (Tottenham Hotspur). Forwards: Michy Batshuayi (Chelsea/Dortmund), Yannick Carrasco (Dalian Yifang), Adnan Januzaj (Real Sociedad), Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United), Dries Mertens (Napoli). England 23-man final squad: Jack Butland, Nick Pope, Jordan Pickford; Fabian Delph, Danny Rose, Eric Dier, Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Harry Maguire, John Stones, Phil Jones, Gary Cahill; Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ashley Young, Dele Alli, Raheem Sterling; Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy, Marcus Rashford, Danny Welbeck Panama 23-man final squad: Goalkeepers: Jaime Penedo (Dinamo Bucharest), Jose Calderon (Chorrillo FC), Alex Rodriguez (San Francisco FC). Defenders: Michael Murillo (New York Red Bulls), Harold Cummings (San Jose Earthquakes), Fidel Escobar (New York Red Bulls), Roman Torres (Seattle Sounders FC), Adolfo Machado (Houston Dynamo), Eric Davis (DAC Dunajska Streda), Luis Ovalle (CD Olimpia), Felipe Baloy (CSD Municipal). Midfielders: Gabriel Gomez (Atletico Bucaramanga), Edgar Barcenas (Cafetaleros de Tapachula), Armando Cooper (Club Universidad de Chile), Valentin Pimentel (Plaza Amador), Alberto Quintero (Universitario Lima), Anibal Godoy (San Jose Earthquakes), Jose Luis Rodriguez (KAA Gent). Forwards: Blas Perez (CSD Municipal), Gabriel Torres (CD Huachipato), Ismael Diaz (Deportivo La Coruña), Abdiel Arroyo (LD Alajuelense), Luis Tejada (Sport Boys). Tunisia 23-man final squad: Goalkeepers: Farouk Ben Mustapha (Al Shabab, Saudi Arabia), Moez Hassen (Chateauroux, France), Aymen Mathlouthi (Al Baten, Saudi Arabia) Defenders: Rami Bedoui (Etoile du Sahel), Yohan Benalouane (Leicester City, England), Syam Ben Youssef (Kasimpasa, Turkey), Dylan Bronn (Gent, Belgium), Oussama Haddadi (Dijon, France), Ali Maaloul (Al Ahly, Egypt), Yassine Meriah (CS Sfaxien), Hamdi Nagguez (Zamalek, Egypt) Midfielders: Anice Badri (Esperance), Mohamed Amine Ben Amor (Al Ahli Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), Ghaylene Chaalali (Esperance), Ahmed Khalil (Club Africain), Saifeddine Khaoui (Troyes, France), Ferjani Sassi (Al Nasr, Saudi Arabia), Ellyes Skhiri (Montpellier, France), Naim Sliti (Dijon, France), Bassem Srarfi (Nice, France) Forwards: Fakhreddine Ben Youssef (Al Ittifaq, Saudi Arabia), Saber Khalifa (Club Africain), Wahbi Khazri (Rennes, France) Group H Colombia 23-man final squad: Goalkeepers: David Ospina (Arsenal), Camilo Vargas (AC Deportivo Cali), Jose Fernando Cuadrado (CD Once Caldas). Defenders: Cristian Zapata (AC Milan), Oscar Murillo (CF Pachuca), Santiago Arias (PSV Eindhoven), Yerry Mina (Barcelona), Johan Mojica (Girona FC), Frank Fabra (CA Boca Juniors), Davinson Sanchez (Tottenham Hotspur). Midfielders: Wilmar Barrios (CA Boca Juniors), Carlos Sanchez (RCD Espanyol), Abel Aguilar (AC Deportivo Cali), James Rodriguez (Bayern Munich), Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (Juventus), Mateus Uribe (Club America), Jefferson Lerma (Levante), Juan Fernando Quintero (CA River Plate). Forwards: Carlos Bacca (Villarreal), Radamel Falcao Garcia (Monaco), Luis Muriel (Sevilla), Miguel Borja (SE Palmeiras), Jose Izquierdo (Brighton & Hove Albion). Japan 23-man squad: Goalkeepers: Eiji Kawashima (Metz), Masaaki Higashiguchi (Gamba Osaka), Kosuke Nakamura (Kashiwa Reysol). Defenders: Yuto Nagatomo (Galatasaray), Tomoaki Makino (Urawa Reds), Wataru Endo (Urawa Reds), Maya Yoshida (Southampton), Hiroki Sakai (Marseille), Gotoku Sakai (Hamburg), Gen Shoji (Kashima Antlers), Naomichi Ueda (Kashima Antlers). Midfielders: Makoto Hasebe (Eintracht Frankfurt), Keisuke Honda (Pachuca), Takashi Inui (Eibar), Shinji Kagawa (Dortmund), Hotaru Yamaguchi (Cerezo Osaka), Genki Haraguchi (Fortuna Dusseldorf), Takashi Usami (Fortuna Dusseldorf), Gaku Shibasaki (Getafe), Ryota Oshima (Kawasaki Frontale). Forwards: Shinji Okazaki (Leicester), Yuya Osako (Werder Bremen), Yoshinori Muto (Mainz). World Cup 2018 venues Poland 23-man final squad Goalkeepers:Bartosz Bialkowski (Ipswich Town), Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea), Wojciech Szczesny (Juventus). Defenders: Jan Bednarek (Southampton), Bartosz Bereszynski (Sampdoria), Thiago Cionek (SPAL), Kamil Glik (AS Monaco), Artur Jedrzejczyk (Legia Warszawa), Michal Pazdan (Legia Warszawa), Lukasz Piszczek (Borussia Dortmund). Midfielders: Jakub Blaszczykowski (VfL Wolfsburg), Jacek Goralski (Ludogorets Razgrad), Kamil Grosicki (Hull City), Grzegorz Krychowiak (West Bromwich Albion), Rafal Kurzawa (Gornik Zabrze), Karol Linetty (Sampdoria), Slawomir Peszko (Lechia Gdansk), Maciej Rybus (Lokomotiv Moscow), Piotr Zielinski (Napoli). Forwards: Dawid Kownacki (Sampdoria), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Arkadiusz Milik (Napoli), Lukasz Teodorczyk (Anderlecht) Senegal 23-man final squad: Abdoulaye Diallo, Khadim Ndiaye, Alfred Gomis, Lamine Gassama, Moussa Wague, Saliou Ciss, Youssouf Sabaly, Kalidou Kalidou, Salif Sane, Cheikhou Kouyate, Kara Mbodji, Idrisa Gana Gueye, Cheikh Ndoye, Alfred Ndiaye, Pape Alioune Ndiaye, Moussa Sow, Moussa Konate, Diafra Sakho, Sadio Mane, Ismaila Sarr, Mame Biram Diouf, Mbaye Niang, Diao Keita Balde World Cup 2018 | The best of the Telegraph's coverage WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
All 32 teams at the 2018 World Cup have named their 23-man squads - and you can see all of them here. Some, like England and Brazil, named their final line-ups in good time, but there are still several teams that need to submit theirs to Fifa. Those who do not make the cut are placed on standby in case they are needed to replace any injured players. Replacements can be made at any point until 24 hours before each team's first World Cup game. Here is what we know so far about each squad so far, while you can find more detail about each side below: Full 2018 World Cup squad lists and guides | Star to watch, odds, fans' chants and more Group A Russia 23-man final squad: Goalkeepers: Igor Akinfeev (CSKA Moscow), Vladimir Gabulov (Brugge), Andrei Lunyov (Zenit St. Petersburg). Defenders: Mario Fernandes (CSKA Moscow), Vladimir Granat (Rubin Kazan), Sergei Ignashevich (CSKA Moscow), Fyodor Kudryashov (Rubin Kazan), Ilya Kutepov (Spartak Moscow), Andrei Semyonov (Akhmat Grozny), Igor Smolnikov (Zenit St. Petersburg). Midfielders: Denis Cheryshev (Villarreal), Alan Dzagoev (CSKA Moscow), Yuri Gazinsky (FC Krasnodar), Alexander Golovin (CSKA Moscow), Daler Kuzyaev (Zenit St. Petersburg), Anton Miranchuk (Lokomotiv Moscow), Alexander Samedov (Spartak Moscow), Alexander Yerokhin (Zenit St. Petersburg), Yuri Zhirkov (Zenit St. Petersburg), Roman Zobnin (Spartak Moscow). Forwards: Artyom Dzyuba (Arsenal Tula), Alexei Miranchuk (Lokomotiv Moscow), Fyodor Smolov (FC Krasnodar). Egypt 23-man final squad: Goalkeepers: Sherif Ekramy (Al Ahly), Essam El Hadary (Al Taawoun), Mohamed El Shennawy (Al Ahly) Defenders: Mohamed Abdel-Shafi (Al Fateh), Ayman Ashraf (Al Ahly), Ahmed Elmohamady (Aston Villa), Ahmed Fathi (Al Ahly), Omar Gaber (Los Angeles FC), Ali Gabr (Zamalek), Mahmoud Hamdy (Zamalek), Ahmed Hegazi (West Bromwich Albion), Saad Samir (Al Ahly) Midfielders: Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal), Abdallah El Said (Al Ahly Jeddah), Tarek Hamed (Zamalek), Mahmoud Kahraba (Al Ittihad Jeddah), Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic), Shikabala (Al Raed), Ramadan Sobhi (Stoke City), Mahmoud Hassan (Kasimpasa), Amr Warda (Atromitos) Forwards: Marwan Mohsen (Al Ahly), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) Saudi Arabia 23-man final squad Goalkeepers: Mohammed Al Owais (Al Ahli), Yasser Al Mosailem (Al Ahli), Abdullah Al Mayouf (Al Hilal) Defenders: Mansoor Al Harbi (Al Ahli), Yasser Al Shahrani (Al Hilal) Mohammed Al Breik (Al Hilal), Motaz Hawsawi (Al Ahli), Osama Hawsawi (Al Hilal), Omar Hawsawi (Al Nassr), Ali Al Bulaihi (Al Hilal) Midfielders: Abdullah Al Khaibari (Al Shabab), Abdulmalek Al Khaibri (Al Hilal), Abdullah Otayf (Al Hilal), Taiseer Al Jassim (Al Ahli), Houssain Al Mogahwi (Al Ahli), Salman Al Faraj, Mohamed Kanno (both Al Hilal), Hattan Bahebri (Al Shabab), Salem Al Dawsari (Al Hilal), Yahya Al Shehri (Al Nassr), Fahad Al Muwallad (Al Ittihad) Forwards: Mohammad Al Sahlawi (Al Nassr), Muhannad Assiri (Al Ahli) Uruguay 23-man squad: Goalkeepers: Fernando Muslera, Martin Silva, Martin Campana. Defenders: Diego Godin, Sebastian Coates, Jose Maria Gimenez, Maximiliano Pereira, Gaston Silva, Martin Caceres, Guillermo Varela. Midfielders: Nahitan Nandez, Lucas Torreira, Matias Vecino, Rodrigo Bentancur, Carlos Sanchez, Giorgian De Arrascaeta, Cristian Rodriguez, Gaston Ramirez. Strikers: Cristhian Stuani, Maximiliano Gomez, Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez. World Cup predictor Group B Iran 23-man final squad: Alireza Beiranvand, Rashid Mazaheri, Amir Abedzadeh; Ramin Rezaeian, Mohammad Reza Khanzadeh, Morteza Pouraliganji, Pejman Montazeri, Seyed Majid Hosseini, Milad Mohammadi, Roozbeh Cheshmi; Saeid Ezatolahi, Masoud Shojaei, Saman Ghoddos, Mahdi Torabi, Ashkan Dejagah, Omid Ebrahimi, Ehsan Hajsafi, Vahid Amiri; Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Karim Ansarifard, Mehdi Taremi, Sardar Azmoun, Reza Ghoochannejhad Morocco 23-man final squad: Goalkeepers: Mounir Mohamedi (Numancia), Yassine Bounou (Girona), Ahmad Reda Tagnaouti (Ittihad Tanger) Defenders: Mehdi Benatia (Juventus), Romain Saiss (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Manuel Da Costa (Basaksehir), Nabil Dirar (Fenerbahce), Achraf Hakimi (Real Madrid), Hamza Mendyl (Lille) Midfielders: Mbark Boussoufa (Al Jazira), Karim El Ahmadi (Feyenoord), Youssef Ait Bennasser (Caen), Sofyan Amrabat (Feyenoord), Younes Belhanda (Galatasaray), Faycal Fajr (Getafe), Amine Harit (Schalke) Forwards: Khalid Boutaib (Malatyaspor), Aziz Bouhaddouz (St. Pauli), Ayoub El Kaabi (Renaissance Berkane), Nordin Amrabat (Leganes), Mehdi Carcela (Standard Liege), Hakim Ziyech (Ajax), Youssef En Nesyri (Malaga) Portugal 23-man final squad: Anthony Lopes, Beto, Rui Patricio, Bruno Alves, Cedric Soares, Jose Fonte, Mario Rui, Pepe, Raphael Guerreiro, Ricardo Pereira, Ruben Dias, Adrien Silva, Bruno Fernandes, Joao Mario, Joao Moutinho, Manuel Fernandes, William Carvalho, Andre Silva, Bernardo Silva, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gelson Martins, Goncalo Guedes, Ricardo Quaresma Spain 23-man final squad: David de Gea, Pepe Reina, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Jordi Alba, Nacho Monreal, Alvaro Odriozola, Nacho Fernandez, Dani Carvajal, Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos, Cesar Azpilicueta, Sergio Busquets, Isco, Thiago Alcantara, David Silva, Andres Iniesta, Saul Niguez, Koke, Marco Asensio, Iago Aspas, Diego Costa, Rodrigo Moreno, Lucas Vazquez. Group C Australia 23-man squad: Goalkeepers: Mat Ryan, Danny Vukovic, Brad Jones. Defenders: Trent Sainsbury, Milos Degenek, Matt Jurman, Mark Milligan, Josh Risdon, Aziz Behich, James Meredith. Midfielders: Mile Jedinak (captain), Aaron Mooy, Massimo Luongo, Jackson Irvine, Tomi Rogic, Dimitri Petratos, Mathew Leckie, Daniel Arzani. Forwards: Tim Cahill, Tomi Juric, Andrew Nabbout, Jamie Maclaren, Robbie Kruse. Denmark 23-man squad: Goalkeepers: Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester), Jonas Lossl (Huddersfield), Frederik Ronow (Brondby) Defenders: Andreas Christensen (Chelsea), Simon Kjaer (Sevilla), Mathias Jorgensen (Huddersfield), Jannik Vestergaard (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Henrik Dalsgaard (Brentford), Jens Stryger (Udinese), Jonas Knudsen (Ipswich) Midfielders: Christian Eriksen (Tottenham), Lasse Schone (Ajax), Lukas Lerager (Bordeaux), Michael Krohn-Dehli (Deportivo La Coruna), William Kvist (FC Copenhagen), Thomas Delaney (Werder Bremen) Forwards: Andreas Cornelius (Atalanta), Kasper Dolberg (Ajax), Martin Braithwaite (Bordeaux), Nicolai Jorgensen (Feyenoord), Pione Sisto (Celta Vigo), Viktor Fischer (FC Copenhagen), Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig) World Cup 2018 stadiums France 23-man final squad: Goalkeepers:Hugo Lloris, Steve Mandanda, Alphonse Areola. Defenders: Djibril Sidibe, Benjamin Pavard, Adil Rami, Raphael Varane, Samuel Umtiti, Presnel Kimpembe, Benjamin Mendy, Lucas Hernandez. Midfielders: Paul Pogba, Blaise Matuidi, Corentin Tolisso, N'Golo Kante, Steven Nzonzi. Forwards: Kylian Mbappe, Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembele, Florian Thauvin, Thomas Lemar, Nabil Fekir. Peru 23-man final squad: Goalkeepers: Pedro Gallese (Veracruz), Carlos Caceda (Deportivo Municipal), Jose Carvallo (UTC). Defenders: Aldo Corzo (Universitario), Luis Advincula (Lobos Buap), Christian Ramos (Veracruz), Miguel Araujo (Alianza Lima), Alberto Rodriguez (Atletico Junior), Anderson Santamaria (Puebla), Miguel Trauco (Flamengo), Nilson Loyola (Melgar). Midfielders: Renato Tapia (Feyenoord), Pedro Aquino (Lobos Buap), Yoshimar Yotun (Orlando City), Paolo Hurtado (Vitoria Guimaraes), Christian Cueva (Sao Paulo), Edison Flores (Aalborg), Andy Polo (Portland Timbers), Wilder Cartagena (Veracruz). Forwards: Andre Carrillo (Watford), Raul Ruidiaz (Morelia), Jefferson Farfan (Lokomotiv Moscow), Paolo Guerrero (Flamengo) Group D Argentina 23-man final squad: Sergio Romero, Willy Caballero, Franco Armania, Gabriel Mercardo, Cristian Ansaldi, Nicolas Otamendi, Federico Fazio, Marcos Rojo, Nicolas Tagliafico, Marcos Acuna, Javier Mascherano, Eduardo Salvio, Lucas Biglia, Giovani Lo Celso, Ever Banega, Manuel Lanzini, Maximiliano Meza, Angel Di Maria, Cristian Pavon, Lionel Messi, Paulo Dybala, Gonzalo Higuain, Sergio Aguero. Full 2018 World Cup squad lists and guides | Star to watch, odds, fans' chants and more Croatia 23-man final squad: Goalkeepers: Danijel Subasic (Monaco), Lovre Kalinic (Gent), Dominik Livakovic (Dinamo Zagreb) Defenders: Vedran Corluka (Lokomotiv Moscow), Domagoj Vida (Besiktas), Ivan Strinic (Sampdoria), Dejan Lovren (Liverpool), Sime Vrsaljko (Atletico Madrid), Josip Pivaric (Dynamo Kiev), Tin Jedvaj (Bayer Leverkusen), Duje Caleta-Car (Red Bull Salzburg) Midfielders: Luka Modric (Real Madrid), Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona), Mateo Kovacic (Real Madrid), Milan Badelj (Fiorentina), Marcelo Brozovic (Inter Milan), Filip Bradaric (Rijeka) Forwards: Mario Mandzukic (Juventus), Ivan Perisic (Inter Milan), Nikola Kalinic (AC Milan), Andrej Kramaric (Hoffenheim), Marko Pjaca (Schalke), Ante Rebic (Eintracht Frankfurt) Iceland 23-man final squad: Hannes Thor Halldorsson, Runar Alex Runarsson, Frederik Schram; Kari Arnason, Ari Freyr Skulason, Birkir Mar Saevarsson, Sverrir Ingi Ingason, Hordur Magnusson, Holmar Orn Eyjolfsson, Ragnar Sigurdsson; Johann Berg Gudmundsson, Birkir Bjarnason, Arnor Ingvi Traustason, Emil Hallfredsson, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Olafur Ingi Skulason, Rurik Gislason, Samuel Fridjonsson, Aron Gunnarsson; Alfred Finnbogason, Bjorn Bergmann Sigurdarson, Jon Dadi Bodvarsson, Albert Gudmundsson Nigeria 23-man final squad Goalkeepers: Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Enyimba), Francis Uzoho (Deportivo La Coruna), Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United). Defenders: Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor), Tyronne Ebuehi (Den Haag), Elderson Echiejile (Brugge), Bryan Idowu (Amkar Perm), Chidozie Awaziem (Nantes), William Ekong (Bursaspor), Leon Balogun (Brighton), Kenneth Omeruo (Kasimpasa). Midfielders: John Obi Mikel (Tianjin TEDA), Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor), Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester), Oghenekaro Etebo (Las Palmas), John Ogu (Hapoel Be'er Sheva), Joel Obi (Torino). Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Leicester), Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester), Victor Moses (Chelsea), Odion Ighalo (Changchun Yatai), Alex Iwobi (Arsenal), Simeon Nwankwo (Crotone) Group E Brazil 23-man final squad: Alisson, Ederson, Cassio; Danilo, Fagner, Marcelo, Filipe Luis, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Miranda, Pedro Geromel; Casemiro, Fernandinho, Paulinho, Fred, Renato Augusto, Philippe Coutinho, Willian, Douglas Costa; Neymar, Taison, Gabriel Jesus, Roberto Firmino Costa Rica 23-man final squad: Keylor Navas, Patrick Pemberton, Leonel Moreira, Cristian Gamboa, Ian Smith, Ronald Matarrita, Bryan Oviedo, Oscar Duarte, Giancarlo Gonzalez, Francisco Calvo, Kendall Waston, Johnny Acosta, David Guzman, Yeltsin Tejeda, Celso Borges, Randall Azofeifa, Rodney Wallace, Bryan Ruiz, Daniel Colindres, Christian Bolanos, Johan Venegas, Joel Campbell, Marco Urena. Switzerland 23-man final squad Goalkeepers: Roman Buerki (Borussia Dortmund), Yvon Mvogo (Leipzig), Yann Sommer (Borussia Moenchengladbach) Defenders: Manuel Akanji (Borussia Dortmund), Johan Djourou (Antalyaspor), Nico Elvedi (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Michael Lang (Basel), Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus), Jacques-Francois Moubandje (Toulouse), Ricardo Rodriguez (AC Milan), Fabian Schaer (Deportivo La Coruna) Midfielders: Valon Behrami (Udinese), Blerim Dzemaili (Bologna), Gelson Fernandes (Eintracht Frankfurt), Remo Freuler (Atalanta), Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke), Granit Xhaka (Arsenal), Denis Zakaria (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Steven Zuber (Hoffenheim) Forwards: Josip Drmic (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Breel Embolo (Schalke), Mario Gavranovic (Dinamo Zagreb), Haris Seferovic (Benfica) Serbia 23-man squad Goalkeepers: Vladimir Stojkovic (Partizan Belgrade), Predrag Rajkovic (Maccabi Tel Aviv), Marko Dmitrovic (Eibar). Defenders:Aleksandar Kolarov (AS Roma), Branislav Ivanovic (Zenit St. Petersburg), Dusko Tosic (Guangzhou R&F), Antonio Rukavina (Villarreal), Milos Veljkovic (Werder Bremen), Milan Rodic (Red Star Belgrade), Uros Spajic (Krasnodar), Nikola Milenkovic (Fiorentina). Midfielders: Nemanja Matic (Manchester United), Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace), Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio), Marko Grujic (Liverpool), Adem Ljajic (Torino), Dusan Tadic (Southampton), Filip Kostic (Hamburg SV), Andrija Zivkovic (Benfica), Nemanja Radonjic (Red Star Belgrade). Strikers: Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle United), Aleksandar Prijovic (PAOK Salonika), Luka Jovic (Benfica). Group F Germany 23-man final squad Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona), Kevin Trapp (Paris St Germain). Defenders: Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich), Matthias Ginter (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Jonas Hector (Cologne), Mats Hummels (Bayern Munich), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Marvin Plattenhardt (Hertha Berlin), Antonio Ruediger (Chelsea), Niklas Suele (Bayern Munich). Midfielders: Julian Brandt (Bayer Leverkusen), Julian Draxler (Paris St Germain), Leon Goretzka (Schalke 04), Ilkay Gundogan (Manchester City), Sami Khedira (Juventus), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Thomas Mueller (Bayern Munich), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Sebastian Rudy (Bayern Munich), Mesut Ozil (Arsenal). Mexico 23-man final squad Goalkeepers: Guillermo Ochoa (Standard), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca), Jesus Corona (Cruz Azul) Defenders: Carlos Salcedo (Eintracht Frankfurt), Diego Reyes (Porto), Hector Moreno (Real Sociedad), Hugo Ayala (Tigres), Edson Alvarez (Club America), Jesus Gallardo (Pumas), Miguel Layun (Sevilla) Midfielders:Rafa Marquez (Atlas), Hector Herrera (Porto), Jonathan dos Santos (LA Galaxy), Andres Guardado (Real Betis), Marco Fabian (Eintracht Frankfurt), Giovani Dos Santos (LA Galaxy) Forwards: Javier Hernandez (West Ham United), Raul Jimenez (Benfica), Oribe Peralta (Club America), Jesus Corona (Porto), Carlos Vela (LAFC), Javier Aquino (Tigres), Hirving Lozano (PSV) South Korea 23-man final squad Goalkeepers: Kim Seung-gyu (Vissel Kobe, Japan), Kim Jin-hyeon (Cerezo Osaka, Japan), Cho Hyun-woo (Daegu FC) Defenders: Kim Young-gwon (Guangzhou Evergrande, China), Jang Hyun-soo (FC Tokyo, Japan), Jung Seung-hyun (Sagan Tosu, Japan), Yun Yong-sun (Seongnam FC), Oh Ban-suk (Jeju United), Kim Min-woo (Sangju Sangmu), Park Joo-ho (Ulsan Hyundai), Hong Chul (Sangju Sangmu), Go Yo-han (FC Seoul), Lee Yong (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors) Midfielders: Ki Sung-yueng (Swansea City, England), Jung Woo-young (Vissel Kobe, Japan), Ju Se-jong (Asan Mugunghwa FC), Koo Ja-cheol (FC Augsburg, Germany), Lee Jae-sung (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors), Lee Seung-woo (Hellas Verona, Italy), Moon Seon-min (Incheon United). Forwards: Kim Shin-wook (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors), Son Heung-min (Tottenham, England), Hwang Hee-chan (FC Red Bull Salzburg, Austria) Sweden 23-man final squad: Robin Olsen, Karl-Johan Johnsson, Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Mikael Lustig, Victor Lindelof, Andreas Granqvist, Martin Olsson, Ludwig Augustinsson, Filip Helander, Emil Krafth, Pontus Jansson, Sebastian Larsson, Albin Ekdal, Emil Forsberg, Gustav Svensson, Oscar Hiljemark, Viktor Claesson, Marcus Rohden, Jimmy Durmaz, Marcus Berg, John Guidetti, Ola Toivonen, Isaac Kiese Thelin Group G Belgium 24-man squad* *Roberto Martinez said that World Cup rules allowed the final squad to be named 24 hours before they kick off their campaign Goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea), Simon Mignolet (Liverpool), Koen Casteels (VfL Wolfsburg). Defenders: Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham), Thomas Meunier (Paris Saint-Germain), Thomas Vermaelen (Barcelona), Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham), Dedryck Boyata (Celtic), Vincent Kompany (Manchester City). Midfielders: Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United), Axel Witsel (Tianjin Quanjian), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Nacer Chadli (West Bromwich Albion), Leander Dendoncker (Anderlecht), Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Youri Tielemans (Monaco), Mousa Dembele (Tottenham Hotspur). Forwards: Michy Batshuayi (Chelsea/Dortmund), Yannick Carrasco (Dalian Yifang), Adnan Januzaj (Real Sociedad), Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United), Dries Mertens (Napoli). England 23-man final squad: Jack Butland, Nick Pope, Jordan Pickford; Fabian Delph, Danny Rose, Eric Dier, Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Harry Maguire, John Stones, Phil Jones, Gary Cahill; Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ashley Young, Dele Alli, Raheem Sterling; Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy, Marcus Rashford, Danny Welbeck Panama 23-man final squad: Goalkeepers: Jaime Penedo (Dinamo Bucharest), Jose Calderon (Chorrillo FC), Alex Rodriguez (San Francisco FC). Defenders: Michael Murillo (New York Red Bulls), Harold Cummings (San Jose Earthquakes), Fidel Escobar (New York Red Bulls), Roman Torres (Seattle Sounders FC), Adolfo Machado (Houston Dynamo), Eric Davis (DAC Dunajska Streda), Luis Ovalle (CD Olimpia), Felipe Baloy (CSD Municipal). Midfielders: Gabriel Gomez (Atletico Bucaramanga), Edgar Barcenas (Cafetaleros de Tapachula), Armando Cooper (Club Universidad de Chile), Valentin Pimentel (Plaza Amador), Alberto Quintero (Universitario Lima), Anibal Godoy (San Jose Earthquakes), Jose Luis Rodriguez (KAA Gent). Forwards: Blas Perez (CSD Municipal), Gabriel Torres (CD Huachipato), Ismael Diaz (Deportivo La Coruña), Abdiel Arroyo (LD Alajuelense), Luis Tejada (Sport Boys). Tunisia 23-man final squad: Goalkeepers: Farouk Ben Mustapha (Al Shabab, Saudi Arabia), Moez Hassen (Chateauroux, France), Aymen Mathlouthi (Al Baten, Saudi Arabia) Defenders: Rami Bedoui (Etoile du Sahel), Yohan Benalouane (Leicester City, England), Syam Ben Youssef (Kasimpasa, Turkey), Dylan Bronn (Gent, Belgium), Oussama Haddadi (Dijon, France), Ali Maaloul (Al Ahly, Egypt), Yassine Meriah (CS Sfaxien), Hamdi Nagguez (Zamalek, Egypt) Midfielders: Anice Badri (Esperance), Mohamed Amine Ben Amor (Al Ahli Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), Ghaylene Chaalali (Esperance), Ahmed Khalil (Club Africain), Saifeddine Khaoui (Troyes, France), Ferjani Sassi (Al Nasr, Saudi Arabia), Ellyes Skhiri (Montpellier, France), Naim Sliti (Dijon, France), Bassem Srarfi (Nice, France) Forwards: Fakhreddine Ben Youssef (Al Ittifaq, Saudi Arabia), Saber Khalifa (Club Africain), Wahbi Khazri (Rennes, France) Group H Colombia 23-man final squad: Goalkeepers: David Ospina (Arsenal), Camilo Vargas (AC Deportivo Cali), Jose Fernando Cuadrado (CD Once Caldas). Defenders: Cristian Zapata (AC Milan), Oscar Murillo (CF Pachuca), Santiago Arias (PSV Eindhoven), Yerry Mina (Barcelona), Johan Mojica (Girona FC), Frank Fabra (CA Boca Juniors), Davinson Sanchez (Tottenham Hotspur). Midfielders: Wilmar Barrios (CA Boca Juniors), Carlos Sanchez (RCD Espanyol), Abel Aguilar (AC Deportivo Cali), James Rodriguez (Bayern Munich), Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (Juventus), Mateus Uribe (Club America), Jefferson Lerma (Levante), Juan Fernando Quintero (CA River Plate). Forwards: Carlos Bacca (Villarreal), Radamel Falcao Garcia (Monaco), Luis Muriel (Sevilla), Miguel Borja (SE Palmeiras), Jose Izquierdo (Brighton & Hove Albion). Japan 23-man squad: Goalkeepers: Eiji Kawashima (Metz), Masaaki Higashiguchi (Gamba Osaka), Kosuke Nakamura (Kashiwa Reysol). Defenders: Yuto Nagatomo (Galatasaray), Tomoaki Makino (Urawa Reds), Wataru Endo (Urawa Reds), Maya Yoshida (Southampton), Hiroki Sakai (Marseille), Gotoku Sakai (Hamburg), Gen Shoji (Kashima Antlers), Naomichi Ueda (Kashima Antlers). Midfielders: Makoto Hasebe (Eintracht Frankfurt), Keisuke Honda (Pachuca), Takashi Inui (Eibar), Shinji Kagawa (Dortmund), Hotaru Yamaguchi (Cerezo Osaka), Genki Haraguchi (Fortuna Dusseldorf), Takashi Usami (Fortuna Dusseldorf), Gaku Shibasaki (Getafe), Ryota Oshima (Kawasaki Frontale). Forwards: Shinji Okazaki (Leicester), Yuya Osako (Werder Bremen), Yoshinori Muto (Mainz). World Cup 2018 venues Poland 23-man final squad Goalkeepers:Bartosz Bialkowski (Ipswich Town), Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea), Wojciech Szczesny (Juventus). Defenders: Jan Bednarek (Southampton), Bartosz Bereszynski (Sampdoria), Thiago Cionek (SPAL), Kamil Glik (AS Monaco), Artur Jedrzejczyk (Legia Warszawa), Michal Pazdan (Legia Warszawa), Lukasz Piszczek (Borussia Dortmund). Midfielders: Jakub Blaszczykowski (VfL Wolfsburg), Jacek Goralski (Ludogorets Razgrad), Kamil Grosicki (Hull City), Grzegorz Krychowiak (West Bromwich Albion), Rafal Kurzawa (Gornik Zabrze), Karol Linetty (Sampdoria), Slawomir Peszko (Lechia Gdansk), Maciej Rybus (Lokomotiv Moscow), Piotr Zielinski (Napoli). Forwards: Dawid Kownacki (Sampdoria), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Arkadiusz Milik (Napoli), Lukasz Teodorczyk (Anderlecht) Senegal 23-man final squad: Abdoulaye Diallo, Khadim Ndiaye, Alfred Gomis, Lamine Gassama, Moussa Wague, Saliou Ciss, Youssouf Sabaly, Kalidou Kalidou, Salif Sane, Cheikhou Kouyate, Kara Mbodji, Idrisa Gana Gueye, Cheikh Ndoye, Alfred Ndiaye, Pape Alioune Ndiaye, Moussa Sow, Moussa Konate, Diafra Sakho, Sadio Mane, Ismaila Sarr, Mame Biram Diouf, Mbaye Niang, Diao Keita Balde WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
World Cup 2018 squad guide: Latest news and updates
All 32 teams at the 2018 World Cup have named their 23-man squads - and you can see all of them here. Some, like England and Brazil, named their final line-ups in good time, but there are still several teams that need to submit theirs to Fifa. Those who do not make the cut are placed on standby in case they are needed to replace any injured players. Replacements can be made at any point until 24 hours before each team's first World Cup game. Here is what we know so far about each squad so far, while you can find more detail about each side below: Full 2018 World Cup squad lists and guides | Star to watch, odds, fans' chants and more Group A Russia 23-man final squad: Goalkeepers: Igor Akinfeev (CSKA Moscow), Vladimir Gabulov (Brugge), Andrei Lunyov (Zenit St. Petersburg). Defenders: Mario Fernandes (CSKA Moscow), Vladimir Granat (Rubin Kazan), Sergei Ignashevich (CSKA Moscow), Fyodor Kudryashov (Rubin Kazan), Ilya Kutepov (Spartak Moscow), Andrei Semyonov (Akhmat Grozny), Igor Smolnikov (Zenit St. Petersburg). Midfielders: Denis Cheryshev (Villarreal), Alan Dzagoev (CSKA Moscow), Yuri Gazinsky (FC Krasnodar), Alexander Golovin (CSKA Moscow), Daler Kuzyaev (Zenit St. Petersburg), Anton Miranchuk (Lokomotiv Moscow), Alexander Samedov (Spartak Moscow), Alexander Yerokhin (Zenit St. Petersburg), Yuri Zhirkov (Zenit St. Petersburg), Roman Zobnin (Spartak Moscow). Forwards: Artyom Dzyuba (Arsenal Tula), Alexei Miranchuk (Lokomotiv Moscow), Fyodor Smolov (FC Krasnodar). Egypt 23-man final squad: Goalkeepers: Sherif Ekramy (Al Ahly), Essam El Hadary (Al Taawoun), Mohamed El Shennawy (Al Ahly) Defenders: Mohamed Abdel-Shafi (Al Fateh), Ayman Ashraf (Al Ahly), Ahmed Elmohamady (Aston Villa), Ahmed Fathi (Al Ahly), Omar Gaber (Los Angeles FC), Ali Gabr (Zamalek), Mahmoud Hamdy (Zamalek), Ahmed Hegazi (West Bromwich Albion), Saad Samir (Al Ahly) Midfielders: Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal), Abdallah El Said (Al Ahly Jeddah), Tarek Hamed (Zamalek), Mahmoud Kahraba (Al Ittihad Jeddah), Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic), Shikabala (Al Raed), Ramadan Sobhi (Stoke City), Mahmoud Hassan (Kasimpasa), Amr Warda (Atromitos) Forwards: Marwan Mohsen (Al Ahly), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) Saudi Arabia 23-man final squad Goalkeepers: Mohammed Al Owais (Al Ahli), Yasser Al Mosailem (Al Ahli), Abdullah Al Mayouf (Al Hilal) Defenders: Mansoor Al Harbi (Al Ahli), Yasser Al Shahrani (Al Hilal) Mohammed Al Breik (Al Hilal), Motaz Hawsawi (Al Ahli), Osama Hawsawi (Al Hilal), Omar Hawsawi (Al Nassr), Ali Al Bulaihi (Al Hilal) Midfielders: Abdullah Al Khaibari (Al Shabab), Abdulmalek Al Khaibri (Al Hilal), Abdullah Otayf (Al Hilal), Taiseer Al Jassim (Al Ahli), Houssain Al Mogahwi (Al Ahli), Salman Al Faraj, Mohamed Kanno (both Al Hilal), Hattan Bahebri (Al Shabab), Salem Al Dawsari (Al Hilal), Yahya Al Shehri (Al Nassr), Fahad Al Muwallad (Al Ittihad) Forwards: Mohammad Al Sahlawi (Al Nassr), Muhannad Assiri (Al Ahli) Uruguay 23-man squad: Goalkeepers: Fernando Muslera, Martin Silva, Martin Campana. Defenders: Diego Godin, Sebastian Coates, Jose Maria Gimenez, Maximiliano Pereira, Gaston Silva, Martin Caceres, Guillermo Varela. Midfielders: Nahitan Nandez, Lucas Torreira, Matias Vecino, Rodrigo Bentancur, Carlos Sanchez, Giorgian De Arrascaeta, Cristian Rodriguez, Gaston Ramirez. Strikers: Cristhian Stuani, Maximiliano Gomez, Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez. World Cup predictor Group B Iran 23-man final squad: Alireza Beiranvand, Rashid Mazaheri, Amir Abedzadeh; Ramin Rezaeian, Mohammad Reza Khanzadeh, Morteza Pouraliganji, Pejman Montazeri, Seyed Majid Hosseini, Milad Mohammadi, Roozbeh Cheshmi; Saeid Ezatolahi, Masoud Shojaei, Saman Ghoddos, Mahdi Torabi, Ashkan Dejagah, Omid Ebrahimi, Ehsan Hajsafi, Vahid Amiri; Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Karim Ansarifard, Mehdi Taremi, Sardar Azmoun, Reza Ghoochannejhad Morocco 23-man final squad: Goalkeepers: Mounir Mohamedi (Numancia), Yassine Bounou (Girona), Ahmad Reda Tagnaouti (Ittihad Tanger) Defenders: Mehdi Benatia (Juventus), Romain Saiss (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Manuel Da Costa (Basaksehir), Nabil Dirar (Fenerbahce), Achraf Hakimi (Real Madrid), Hamza Mendyl (Lille) Midfielders: Mbark Boussoufa (Al Jazira), Karim El Ahmadi (Feyenoord), Youssef Ait Bennasser (Caen), Sofyan Amrabat (Feyenoord), Younes Belhanda (Galatasaray), Faycal Fajr (Getafe), Amine Harit (Schalke) Forwards: Khalid Boutaib (Malatyaspor), Aziz Bouhaddouz (St. Pauli), Ayoub El Kaabi (Renaissance Berkane), Nordin Amrabat (Leganes), Mehdi Carcela (Standard Liege), Hakim Ziyech (Ajax), Youssef En Nesyri (Malaga) Portugal 23-man final squad: Anthony Lopes, Beto, Rui Patricio, Bruno Alves, Cedric Soares, Jose Fonte, Mario Rui, Pepe, Raphael Guerreiro, Ricardo Pereira, Ruben Dias, Adrien Silva, Bruno Fernandes, Joao Mario, Joao Moutinho, Manuel Fernandes, William Carvalho, Andre Silva, Bernardo Silva, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gelson Martins, Goncalo Guedes, Ricardo Quaresma Spain 23-man final squad: David de Gea, Pepe Reina, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Jordi Alba, Nacho Monreal, Alvaro Odriozola, Nacho Fernandez, Dani Carvajal, Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos, Cesar Azpilicueta, Sergio Busquets, Isco, Thiago Alcantara, David Silva, Andres Iniesta, Saul Niguez, Koke, Marco Asensio, Iago Aspas, Diego Costa, Rodrigo Moreno, Lucas Vazquez. Group C Australia 23-man squad: Goalkeepers: Mat Ryan, Danny Vukovic, Brad Jones. Defenders: Trent Sainsbury, Milos Degenek, Matt Jurman, Mark Milligan, Josh Risdon, Aziz Behich, James Meredith. Midfielders: Mile Jedinak (captain), Aaron Mooy, Massimo Luongo, Jackson Irvine, Tomi Rogic, Dimitri Petratos, Mathew Leckie, Daniel Arzani. Forwards: Tim Cahill, Tomi Juric, Andrew Nabbout, Jamie Maclaren, Robbie Kruse. Denmark 23-man squad: Goalkeepers: Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester), Jonas Lossl (Huddersfield), Frederik Ronow (Brondby) Defenders: Andreas Christensen (Chelsea), Simon Kjaer (Sevilla), Mathias Jorgensen (Huddersfield), Jannik Vestergaard (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Henrik Dalsgaard (Brentford), Jens Stryger (Udinese), Jonas Knudsen (Ipswich) Midfielders: Christian Eriksen (Tottenham), Lasse Schone (Ajax), Lukas Lerager (Bordeaux), Michael Krohn-Dehli (Deportivo La Coruna), William Kvist (FC Copenhagen), Thomas Delaney (Werder Bremen) Forwards: Andreas Cornelius (Atalanta), Kasper Dolberg (Ajax), Martin Braithwaite (Bordeaux), Nicolai Jorgensen (Feyenoord), Pione Sisto (Celta Vigo), Viktor Fischer (FC Copenhagen), Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig) World Cup 2018 stadiums France 23-man final squad: Goalkeepers:Hugo Lloris, Steve Mandanda, Alphonse Areola. Defenders: Djibril Sidibe, Benjamin Pavard, Adil Rami, Raphael Varane, Samuel Umtiti, Presnel Kimpembe, Benjamin Mendy, Lucas Hernandez. Midfielders: Paul Pogba, Blaise Matuidi, Corentin Tolisso, N'Golo Kante, Steven Nzonzi. Forwards: Kylian Mbappe, Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembele, Florian Thauvin, Thomas Lemar, Nabil Fekir. Peru 23-man final squad: Goalkeepers: Pedro Gallese (Veracruz), Carlos Caceda (Deportivo Municipal), Jose Carvallo (UTC). Defenders: Aldo Corzo (Universitario), Luis Advincula (Lobos Buap), Christian Ramos (Veracruz), Miguel Araujo (Alianza Lima), Alberto Rodriguez (Atletico Junior), Anderson Santamaria (Puebla), Miguel Trauco (Flamengo), Nilson Loyola (Melgar). Midfielders: Renato Tapia (Feyenoord), Pedro Aquino (Lobos Buap), Yoshimar Yotun (Orlando City), Paolo Hurtado (Vitoria Guimaraes), Christian Cueva (Sao Paulo), Edison Flores (Aalborg), Andy Polo (Portland Timbers), Wilder Cartagena (Veracruz). Forwards: Andre Carrillo (Watford), Raul Ruidiaz (Morelia), Jefferson Farfan (Lokomotiv Moscow), Paolo Guerrero (Flamengo) Group D Argentina 23-man final squad: Sergio Romero, Willy Caballero, Franco Armania, Gabriel Mercardo, Cristian Ansaldi, Nicolas Otamendi, Federico Fazio, Marcos Rojo, Nicolas Tagliafico, Marcos Acuna, Javier Mascherano, Eduardo Salvio, Lucas Biglia, Giovani Lo Celso, Ever Banega, Manuel Lanzini, Maximiliano Meza, Angel Di Maria, Cristian Pavon, Lionel Messi, Paulo Dybala, Gonzalo Higuain, Sergio Aguero. Full 2018 World Cup squad lists and guides | Star to watch, odds, fans' chants and more Croatia 23-man final squad: Goalkeepers: Danijel Subasic (Monaco), Lovre Kalinic (Gent), Dominik Livakovic (Dinamo Zagreb) Defenders: Vedran Corluka (Lokomotiv Moscow), Domagoj Vida (Besiktas), Ivan Strinic (Sampdoria), Dejan Lovren (Liverpool), Sime Vrsaljko (Atletico Madrid), Josip Pivaric (Dynamo Kiev), Tin Jedvaj (Bayer Leverkusen), Duje Caleta-Car (Red Bull Salzburg) Midfielders: Luka Modric (Real Madrid), Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona), Mateo Kovacic (Real Madrid), Milan Badelj (Fiorentina), Marcelo Brozovic (Inter Milan), Filip Bradaric (Rijeka) Forwards: Mario Mandzukic (Juventus), Ivan Perisic (Inter Milan), Nikola Kalinic (AC Milan), Andrej Kramaric (Hoffenheim), Marko Pjaca (Schalke), Ante Rebic (Eintracht Frankfurt) Iceland 23-man final squad: Hannes Thor Halldorsson, Runar Alex Runarsson, Frederik Schram; Kari Arnason, Ari Freyr Skulason, Birkir Mar Saevarsson, Sverrir Ingi Ingason, Hordur Magnusson, Holmar Orn Eyjolfsson, Ragnar Sigurdsson; Johann Berg Gudmundsson, Birkir Bjarnason, Arnor Ingvi Traustason, Emil Hallfredsson, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Olafur Ingi Skulason, Rurik Gislason, Samuel Fridjonsson, Aron Gunnarsson; Alfred Finnbogason, Bjorn Bergmann Sigurdarson, Jon Dadi Bodvarsson, Albert Gudmundsson Nigeria 23-man final squad Goalkeepers: Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Enyimba), Francis Uzoho (Deportivo La Coruna), Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United). Defenders: Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor), Tyronne Ebuehi (Den Haag), Elderson Echiejile (Brugge), Bryan Idowu (Amkar Perm), Chidozie Awaziem (Nantes), William Ekong (Bursaspor), Leon Balogun (Brighton), Kenneth Omeruo (Kasimpasa). Midfielders: John Obi Mikel (Tianjin TEDA), Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor), Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester), Oghenekaro Etebo (Las Palmas), John Ogu (Hapoel Be'er Sheva), Joel Obi (Torino). Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Leicester), Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester), Victor Moses (Chelsea), Odion Ighalo (Changchun Yatai), Alex Iwobi (Arsenal), Simeon Nwankwo (Crotone) Group E Brazil 23-man final squad: Alisson, Ederson, Cassio; Danilo, Fagner, Marcelo, Filipe Luis, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Miranda, Pedro Geromel; Casemiro, Fernandinho, Paulinho, Fred, Renato Augusto, Philippe Coutinho, Willian, Douglas Costa; Neymar, Taison, Gabriel Jesus, Roberto Firmino Costa Rica 23-man final squad: Keylor Navas, Patrick Pemberton, Leonel Moreira, Cristian Gamboa, Ian Smith, Ronald Matarrita, Bryan Oviedo, Oscar Duarte, Giancarlo Gonzalez, Francisco Calvo, Kendall Waston, Johnny Acosta, David Guzman, Yeltsin Tejeda, Celso Borges, Randall Azofeifa, Rodney Wallace, Bryan Ruiz, Daniel Colindres, Christian Bolanos, Johan Venegas, Joel Campbell, Marco Urena. Switzerland 23-man final squad Goalkeepers: Roman Buerki (Borussia Dortmund), Yvon Mvogo (Leipzig), Yann Sommer (Borussia Moenchengladbach) Defenders: Manuel Akanji (Borussia Dortmund), Johan Djourou (Antalyaspor), Nico Elvedi (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Michael Lang (Basel), Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus), Jacques-Francois Moubandje (Toulouse), Ricardo Rodriguez (AC Milan), Fabian Schaer (Deportivo La Coruna) Midfielders: Valon Behrami (Udinese), Blerim Dzemaili (Bologna), Gelson Fernandes (Eintracht Frankfurt), Remo Freuler (Atalanta), Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke), Granit Xhaka (Arsenal), Denis Zakaria (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Steven Zuber (Hoffenheim) Forwards: Josip Drmic (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Breel Embolo (Schalke), Mario Gavranovic (Dinamo Zagreb), Haris Seferovic (Benfica) Serbia 23-man squad Goalkeepers: Vladimir Stojkovic (Partizan Belgrade), Predrag Rajkovic (Maccabi Tel Aviv), Marko Dmitrovic (Eibar). Defenders:Aleksandar Kolarov (AS Roma), Branislav Ivanovic (Zenit St. Petersburg), Dusko Tosic (Guangzhou R&F), Antonio Rukavina (Villarreal), Milos Veljkovic (Werder Bremen), Milan Rodic (Red Star Belgrade), Uros Spajic (Krasnodar), Nikola Milenkovic (Fiorentina). Midfielders: Nemanja Matic (Manchester United), Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace), Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio), Marko Grujic (Liverpool), Adem Ljajic (Torino), Dusan Tadic (Southampton), Filip Kostic (Hamburg SV), Andrija Zivkovic (Benfica), Nemanja Radonjic (Red Star Belgrade). Strikers: Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle United), Aleksandar Prijovic (PAOK Salonika), Luka Jovic (Benfica). Group F Germany 23-man final squad Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona), Kevin Trapp (Paris St Germain). Defenders: Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich), Matthias Ginter (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Jonas Hector (Cologne), Mats Hummels (Bayern Munich), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Marvin Plattenhardt (Hertha Berlin), Antonio Ruediger (Chelsea), Niklas Suele (Bayern Munich). Midfielders: Julian Brandt (Bayer Leverkusen), Julian Draxler (Paris St Germain), Leon Goretzka (Schalke 04), Ilkay Gundogan (Manchester City), Sami Khedira (Juventus), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Thomas Mueller (Bayern Munich), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Sebastian Rudy (Bayern Munich), Mesut Ozil (Arsenal). Mexico 23-man final squad Goalkeepers: Guillermo Ochoa (Standard), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca), Jesus Corona (Cruz Azul) Defenders: Carlos Salcedo (Eintracht Frankfurt), Diego Reyes (Porto), Hector Moreno (Real Sociedad), Hugo Ayala (Tigres), Edson Alvarez (Club America), Jesus Gallardo (Pumas), Miguel Layun (Sevilla) Midfielders:Rafa Marquez (Atlas), Hector Herrera (Porto), Jonathan dos Santos (LA Galaxy), Andres Guardado (Real Betis), Marco Fabian (Eintracht Frankfurt), Giovani Dos Santos (LA Galaxy) Forwards: Javier Hernandez (West Ham United), Raul Jimenez (Benfica), Oribe Peralta (Club America), Jesus Corona (Porto), Carlos Vela (LAFC), Javier Aquino (Tigres), Hirving Lozano (PSV) South Korea 23-man final squad Goalkeepers: Kim Seung-gyu (Vissel Kobe, Japan), Kim Jin-hyeon (Cerezo Osaka, Japan), Cho Hyun-woo (Daegu FC) Defenders: Kim Young-gwon (Guangzhou Evergrande, China), Jang Hyun-soo (FC Tokyo, Japan), Jung Seung-hyun (Sagan Tosu, Japan), Yun Yong-sun (Seongnam FC), Oh Ban-suk (Jeju United), Kim Min-woo (Sangju Sangmu), Park Joo-ho (Ulsan Hyundai), Hong Chul (Sangju Sangmu), Go Yo-han (FC Seoul), Lee Yong (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors) Midfielders: Ki Sung-yueng (Swansea City, England), Jung Woo-young (Vissel Kobe, Japan), Ju Se-jong (Asan Mugunghwa FC), Koo Ja-cheol (FC Augsburg, Germany), Lee Jae-sung (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors), Lee Seung-woo (Hellas Verona, Italy), Moon Seon-min (Incheon United). Forwards: Kim Shin-wook (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors), Son Heung-min (Tottenham, England), Hwang Hee-chan (FC Red Bull Salzburg, Austria) Sweden 23-man final squad: Robin Olsen, Karl-Johan Johnsson, Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Mikael Lustig, Victor Lindelof, Andreas Granqvist, Martin Olsson, Ludwig Augustinsson, Filip Helander, Emil Krafth, Pontus Jansson, Sebastian Larsson, Albin Ekdal, Emil Forsberg, Gustav Svensson, Oscar Hiljemark, Viktor Claesson, Marcus Rohden, Jimmy Durmaz, Marcus Berg, John Guidetti, Ola Toivonen, Isaac Kiese Thelin Group G Belgium 24-man squad* *Roberto Martinez said that World Cup rules allowed the final squad to be named 24 hours before they kick off their campaign Goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea), Simon Mignolet (Liverpool), Koen Casteels (VfL Wolfsburg). Defenders: Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham), Thomas Meunier (Paris Saint-Germain), Thomas Vermaelen (Barcelona), Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham), Dedryck Boyata (Celtic), Vincent Kompany (Manchester City). Midfielders: Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United), Axel Witsel (Tianjin Quanjian), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Nacer Chadli (West Bromwich Albion), Leander Dendoncker (Anderlecht), Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Youri Tielemans (Monaco), Mousa Dembele (Tottenham Hotspur). Forwards: Michy Batshuayi (Chelsea/Dortmund), Yannick Carrasco (Dalian Yifang), Adnan Januzaj (Real Sociedad), Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United), Dries Mertens (Napoli). England 23-man final squad: Jack Butland, Nick Pope, Jordan Pickford; Fabian Delph, Danny Rose, Eric Dier, Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Harry Maguire, John Stones, Phil Jones, Gary Cahill; Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ashley Young, Dele Alli, Raheem Sterling; Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy, Marcus Rashford, Danny Welbeck Panama 23-man final squad: Goalkeepers: Jaime Penedo (Dinamo Bucharest), Jose Calderon (Chorrillo FC), Alex Rodriguez (San Francisco FC). Defenders: Michael Murillo (New York Red Bulls), Harold Cummings (San Jose Earthquakes), Fidel Escobar (New York Red Bulls), Roman Torres (Seattle Sounders FC), Adolfo Machado (Houston Dynamo), Eric Davis (DAC Dunajska Streda), Luis Ovalle (CD Olimpia), Felipe Baloy (CSD Municipal). Midfielders: Gabriel Gomez (Atletico Bucaramanga), Edgar Barcenas (Cafetaleros de Tapachula), Armando Cooper (Club Universidad de Chile), Valentin Pimentel (Plaza Amador), Alberto Quintero (Universitario Lima), Anibal Godoy (San Jose Earthquakes), Jose Luis Rodriguez (KAA Gent). Forwards: Blas Perez (CSD Municipal), Gabriel Torres (CD Huachipato), Ismael Diaz (Deportivo La Coruña), Abdiel Arroyo (LD Alajuelense), Luis Tejada (Sport Boys). Tunisia 23-man final squad: Goalkeepers: Farouk Ben Mustapha (Al Shabab, Saudi Arabia), Moez Hassen (Chateauroux, France), Aymen Mathlouthi (Al Baten, Saudi Arabia) Defenders: Rami Bedoui (Etoile du Sahel), Yohan Benalouane (Leicester City, England), Syam Ben Youssef (Kasimpasa, Turkey), Dylan Bronn (Gent, Belgium), Oussama Haddadi (Dijon, France), Ali Maaloul (Al Ahly, Egypt), Yassine Meriah (CS Sfaxien), Hamdi Nagguez (Zamalek, Egypt) Midfielders: Anice Badri (Esperance), Mohamed Amine Ben Amor (Al Ahli Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), Ghaylene Chaalali (Esperance), Ahmed Khalil (Club Africain), Saifeddine Khaoui (Troyes, France), Ferjani Sassi (Al Nasr, Saudi Arabia), Ellyes Skhiri (Montpellier, France), Naim Sliti (Dijon, France), Bassem Srarfi (Nice, France) Forwards: Fakhreddine Ben Youssef (Al Ittifaq, Saudi Arabia), Saber Khalifa (Club Africain), Wahbi Khazri (Rennes, France) Group H Colombia 23-man final squad: Goalkeepers: David Ospina (Arsenal), Camilo Vargas (AC Deportivo Cali), Jose Fernando Cuadrado (CD Once Caldas). Defenders: Cristian Zapata (AC Milan), Oscar Murillo (CF Pachuca), Santiago Arias (PSV Eindhoven), Yerry Mina (Barcelona), Johan Mojica (Girona FC), Frank Fabra (CA Boca Juniors), Davinson Sanchez (Tottenham Hotspur). Midfielders: Wilmar Barrios (CA Boca Juniors), Carlos Sanchez (RCD Espanyol), Abel Aguilar (AC Deportivo Cali), James Rodriguez (Bayern Munich), Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (Juventus), Mateus Uribe (Club America), Jefferson Lerma (Levante), Juan Fernando Quintero (CA River Plate). Forwards: Carlos Bacca (Villarreal), Radamel Falcao Garcia (Monaco), Luis Muriel (Sevilla), Miguel Borja (SE Palmeiras), Jose Izquierdo (Brighton & Hove Albion). Japan 23-man squad: Goalkeepers: Eiji Kawashima (Metz), Masaaki Higashiguchi (Gamba Osaka), Kosuke Nakamura (Kashiwa Reysol). Defenders: Yuto Nagatomo (Galatasaray), Tomoaki Makino (Urawa Reds), Wataru Endo (Urawa Reds), Maya Yoshida (Southampton), Hiroki Sakai (Marseille), Gotoku Sakai (Hamburg), Gen Shoji (Kashima Antlers), Naomichi Ueda (Kashima Antlers). Midfielders: Makoto Hasebe (Eintracht Frankfurt), Keisuke Honda (Pachuca), Takashi Inui (Eibar), Shinji Kagawa (Dortmund), Hotaru Yamaguchi (Cerezo Osaka), Genki Haraguchi (Fortuna Dusseldorf), Takashi Usami (Fortuna Dusseldorf), Gaku Shibasaki (Getafe), Ryota Oshima (Kawasaki Frontale). Forwards: Shinji Okazaki (Leicester), Yuya Osako (Werder Bremen), Yoshinori Muto (Mainz). World Cup 2018 venues Poland 23-man final squad Goalkeepers:Bartosz Bialkowski (Ipswich Town), Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea), Wojciech Szczesny (Juventus). Defenders: Jan Bednarek (Southampton), Bartosz Bereszynski (Sampdoria), Thiago Cionek (SPAL), Kamil Glik (AS Monaco), Artur Jedrzejczyk (Legia Warszawa), Michal Pazdan (Legia Warszawa), Lukasz Piszczek (Borussia Dortmund). Midfielders: Jakub Blaszczykowski (VfL Wolfsburg), Jacek Goralski (Ludogorets Razgrad), Kamil Grosicki (Hull City), Grzegorz Krychowiak (West Bromwich Albion), Rafal Kurzawa (Gornik Zabrze), Karol Linetty (Sampdoria), Slawomir Peszko (Lechia Gdansk), Maciej Rybus (Lokomotiv Moscow), Piotr Zielinski (Napoli). Forwards: Dawid Kownacki (Sampdoria), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Arkadiusz Milik (Napoli), Lukasz Teodorczyk (Anderlecht) Senegal 23-man final squad: Abdoulaye Diallo, Khadim Ndiaye, Alfred Gomis, Lamine Gassama, Moussa Wague, Saliou Ciss, Youssouf Sabaly, Kalidou Kalidou, Salif Sane, Cheikhou Kouyate, Kara Mbodji, Idrisa Gana Gueye, Cheikh Ndoye, Alfred Ndiaye, Pape Alioune Ndiaye, Moussa Sow, Moussa Konate, Diafra Sakho, Sadio Mane, Ismaila Sarr, Mame Biram Diouf, Mbaye Niang, Diao Keita Balde WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
Each of the 31 qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup, plus the hosts, have named their provisional 35-man squads for the tournament in Russia and now have until June 4 to cull the numbers down to 23. Some, like England and Brazil, have already named their final 23-man squads. Those who do not make the cut are placed on standby in case they are needed to replace any injured players. Replacements can be made at any point until 24 hours before each team's first World Cup game. Here is what we know so far about each squad: Group A Russia 28-man preliminary squad: Igor Akinfeev, Vladimir Gabulov, Soslan Dzhanaev, Andrey Lunev; Vladimir Granat, Sergei Ignashevich, Fedor Kudryashov, Ilya Kutepov, Roman Neustadter, Konstantin Rausch, Andrey Semenov, Igor Smolnikov, Mario Fernandes; Yuri Gazinskiy, Alexsandr Golovin, Alan Dzagoev, Alexsandr Erokhin, Yuri Zhirkov, Daler Kuzyaev , Roman Zobnin, Alexsandr Samedov, Anton Miranchuk, Alexsandr Tashaev, Denis Cheryshev; Artem Dzyuba, Aleksey Miranchuk, Fedor Smolov, Fedor Chalov. Egypt 29-man preliminary squad: Essam El Hadary, Mohamed El-Shennawy, Sherif Ekramy, Mohamed Awad; Ahmed Fathi, Saad Samir, Ayman Ashraf, Mahmoud Hamdy, Mohamed Abdel-Shafy, Ahmed Hegazi and Ali Gabr, Ahmed Elmohamady, Karim Hafez, Omar Gaber, Amro Tarek; Tarek Hamed, Mahmoud Abdel Aziz, Shikabala, Abdallah Said, Sam Morsy, Mohamed Elneny, Kahraba, Ramadan Sobhi, Trezeguet, Amr Warda; Marwan Mohsen, Ahmed Gomaa, Kouka, Mohamed Salah Saudi Arabia 26-man preliminary squad: Assaf Al-Karny, Mohamed Al-Owais, Yasser Al-Musailem, Abdullah Al-Mayuf, Mansour Al-Harby, Yasser Al-Shahrany, Mohamed Al-Breik, Said Al-Muwalad, Motaz Hawsawi, Ossam Hawsawi, Omar Hawsawi, Mohamed Jahfali, Ali Al-Buhaili, Abdallah Al-Khaibari, Abdelmarek Al-Khaibari, Abdallah Otayf, Taiseer Al-Jassem, Hussein Al-Mafhawy, Soliman Al-Faraj, Nawaf Al-Abd, Mohamed Kano, Hattan Bahbary, Mohamed Al-Kowaikaby, Salem Al-Dawsari, Yehia Al-Shahry, Fahd Al-Muwalad, Mohamed Al-Sahlawy, Muhannad Asiri Uruguay 23-man squad: Goalkeepers: Fernando Muslera, Martin Silva, Martin Campana. Defenders: Diego Godin, Sebastian Coates, Jose Maria Gimenez, Maximiliano Pereira, Gaston Silva, Martin Caceres, Guillermo Varela. Midfielders: Nahitan Nandez, Lucas Torreira, Matias Vecino, Rodrigo Bentancur, Carlos Sanchez, Giorgian De Arrascaeta, Cristian Rodriguez, Gaston Ramirez. Strikers: Cristhian Stuani, Maximiliano Gomez, Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez. World Cup predictor Group B Iran 35-man preliminary squad: Alireza Beiranvand, Seyed Hossein Hosseini, Rashid Mazaheri, Amir Abedzadeh; Ramin Rezaeian, Voria Ghafouri, Steven Beitashour, Seyed Jalal Hosseini, Mohammad Reza Khanzadeh, Morteza Pouraliganji, Mohammad Ansari, Pejman Montazeri, Seyed Majid Hosseini, Milad Mohammadi, Omid Norafkan, Saeid AGhaei, Roozbeh Cheshmi; Saeid Ezatolahi, Masoud Shojaei, Ahmad Abdolahzadeh, Saman Ghoddos, Mahdi Torabi, Ashkan Dejagah, Omid Ebrahimi, Ehsan Hajsafi, Ali Karimi, Soroush Rafiei, Ali Gholizadeh, Vahid Amiri; Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Karim Ansarifard, Mahdi Taremi, Sardar Azmoun, Reza Ghoochannejhad, Kaveh Rezaei Morocco 23-man final squad: Yassine Bounou, Mounir El Kajoui, Ahmad Reda Tagnaouti, Badr Banoun, Mehdi Benatia, Manuel da Costa, Nabil Dirar, Achraf Hakimi, Hamza Mendyl, Romain Saiss, Youssef Ait-Bennasser, Sofyan Amrabat, Nordin Amrabat, Younes Belhanda, Mbark Boussoufa, Karim El Ahmadi, Faycal Fajr, Amine Harit, Hakim Ziyech, Aziz Bouhaddouz, Khalid Boutaib, Mehdi Carcela, Ayoub El Kaabi Portugal 23-man final squad: Anthony Lopes, Beto, Rui Patricio, Bruno Alves, Cedric Soares, Jose Fonte, Mario Rui, Pepe, Raphael Guerreiro, Ricardo Pereira, Ruben Dias, Adrien Silva, Bruno Fernandes, Joao Mario, Joao Moutinho, Manuel Fernandes, William Carvalho, Andre Silva, Bernardo Silva, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gelson Martins, Goncalo Guedes, Ricardo Quaresma Spain 23-man final squad: David de Gea, Pepe Reina, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Jordi Alba, Nacho Monreal, Alvaro Odriozola, Nacho Fernandez, Dani Carvajal, Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos, Cesar Azpilicueta, Sergio Busquets, Isco, Thiago Alcantara, David Silva, Andres Iniesta, Saul Niguez, Koke, Marco Asensio, Iago Aspas, Diego Costa, Rodrigo Moreno, Lucas Vazquez. Group C Australia 23-man squad: Goalkeepers: Mat Ryan, Danny Vukovic, Brad Jones. Defenders: Trent Sainsbury, Milos Degenek, Matt Jurman, Mark Milligan, Josh Risdon, Aziz Behich, James Meredith. Midfielders: Mile Jedinak (captain), Aaron Mooy, Massimo Luongo, Jackson Irvine, Tomi Rogic, Dimitri Petratos, Mathew Leckie, Daniel Arzani. Forwards: Tim Cahill, Tomi Juric, Andrew Nabbout, Jamie Maclaren, Robbie Kruse. Denmark Provisional 27-man squad: Goalkeepers: Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester), Jonas Lossl (Huddersfield), Frederik Ronow (Brondby) Defenders: Simon Kjaer (Sevilla), Andreas Christensen (Chelsea), Mathias Jorgensen (Huddersfield), Jannik Vestergaard (Borussia Monchengladbach), Andreas Bjelland (Brentford), Henrik Dalsgaard (Brentford), Peter Ankersen (FC Copenhagen), Jens Stryger (Udinese), Jonas Knudsen (Ipswich), Midfielders: William Kvist (FC Copenhagen), Thomas Delaney (Werder Bremen), Christian Eriksen (Tottenham), Lasse Schone (Ajax), Mike Jensen (Rosenborg), Lukas Lerager (Bordeaux), Michael Krohn-Dehli (Deportivo La Coruna) Forwards: Pione Sisto (Celta Vigo), Martin Braithwaite (Bordeaux), Andreas Cornelius (Atalanta), Viktor Fischer (FC Copenhagen), Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig), Nicolai Jorgensen (Feyenoord), Nicklas Bendtner (Rosenborg), Kasper Dolberg (Ajax) World Cup 2018 stadiums France 23-man final squad: Goalkeepers:Hugo Lloris, Steve Mandanda, Alphonse Areola. Defenders: Djibril Sidibe, Benjamin Pavard, Adil Rami, Raphael Varane, Samuel Umtiti, Presnel Kimpembe, Benjamin Mendy, Lucas Hernandez. Midfielders: Paul Pogba, Blaise Matuidi, Corentin Tolisso, N'Golo Kante, Steven Nzonzi. Forwards: Kylian Mbappe, Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembele, Florian Thauvin, Thomas Lemar, Nabil Fekir. Peru 24-man preliminary squad: Carlos Caceda, Jose Carvallo, Pedro Gallese, Luis Abram, Luis Advincula, Pedro Aquino, Miguel Araujo, Andre Carrillo, Wilder Cartagena, Aldo Corzo, Christian Cueva, Jefferson Farfan, Edison Flores, Paolo Hurtado, Nilson Loyola, Sergio Pena, Andy Polo, Christian Ramos, Alberto Rodriguez, Raul Ruidiaz, Anderson Santamaria, Renato Tapia, Miguel Trauco, Yoshimar Yotun Group D Argentina 23-man final squad: Sergio Romero, Willy Caballero, Franco Armania, Gabriel Mercardo, Cristian Ansaldi, Nicolas Otamendi, Federico Fazio, Marcos Rojo, Nicolas Tagliafico, Marcos Acuna, Javier Mascherano, Eduardo Salvio, Lucas Biglia, Giovani Lo Celso, Ever Banega, Manuel Lanzini, Maximiliano Meza, Angel Di Maria, Cristian Pavon, Lionel Messi, Paulo Dybala, Gonzalo Higuain, Sergio Aguero. Full 2018 World Cup squad lists and guides | Star to watch, odds, fans' chants and more Croatia 24-man revised preliminary squad: Danijel Subasic, Lovre Kalinic, Dominik Livakovic, Vedran Corluka, Domagoj Vida, Ivan Strinic, Dejan Lovren, Sime Vrsaljko, Josip Pivaric, Tin Jedvaj, Matej Mitrovic, Duje Caleta-Car, Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic, Mateo Kovacic, Milan Badelj, Marcelo Brozovic, Filip Bradaric, Mario Mandzukic, Ivan Perisic, Nikola Kalinic, Andrej Kramaric, Marko Pjaca, Ante Rebic. Iceland 23-man final squad: Hannes Thor Halldorsson, Runar Alex Runarsson, Frederik Schram; Kari Arnason, Ari Freyr Skulason, Birkir Mar Saevarsson, Sverrir Ingi Ingason, Hordur Magnusson, Holmar Orn Eyjolfsson, Ragnar Sigurdsson; Johann Berg Gudmundsson, Birkir Bjarnason, Arnor Ingvi Traustason, Emil Hallfredsson, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Olafur Ingi Skulason, Rurik Gislason, Samuel Fridjonsson, Aron Gunnarsson; Alfred Finnbogason, Bjorn Bergmann Sigurdarson, Jon Dadi Bodvarsson, Albert Gudmundsson Nigeria 23-man final squad Goalkeepers:Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Daniel Akpeyi, Francis Uzoho Defenders: William Ekong, Leon Balogun, Bryan Idowu, Chidozie, Awaziem, Abdullahi Shehu, Elderson Echiejile, Tyronne Ebuehi Midfielders: John Obi Mikel, Ogenyi Onazi, John Ogu, Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekaro Etebo, Joel Obi Forwards: Odion Ighalo, Ahmed Musa, Victor Moses, Alex Iwobi, Kelechi Iheanacho, Simeon Nwankwo Group E Brazil 23-man final squad: Alisson, Ederson, Cassio; Danilo, Fagner, Marcelo, Filipe Luis, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Miranda, Pedro Geromel; Casemiro, Fernandinho, Paulinho, Fred, Renato Augusto, Philippe Coutinho, Willian, Douglas Costa; Neymar, Taison, Gabriel Jesus, Roberto Firmino Costa Rica 23-man final squad: Keylor Navas, Patrick Pemberton, Leonel Moreira, Cristian Gamboa, Ian Smith, Ronald Matarrita, Bryan Oviedo, Oscar Duarte, Giancarlo Gonzalez, Francisco Calvo, Kendall Waston, Johnny Acosta, David Guzman, Yeltsin Tejeda, Celso Borges, Randall Azofeifa, Rodney Wallace, Bryan Ruiz, Daniel Colindres, Christian Bolanos, Johan Venegas, Joel Campbell, Marco Urena. Switzerland Preliminary 26-man squad: Roman Buerki, Gregor Kobel, Yvon Mvogo, Yann Sommer; Manuel Akanji, Johan Djourou, Nico Elvedi, Michael Lang, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Jacques-Francois Moubandje, Ricardo Rodriguez, Fabian Schaer, Silvan Widmer; Valon Behrami, Blerim Dzemaili, Edimilson Fernandes, Gelson Fernandes, Remo Freuler, Xherdan Shaqiri, Granit Xhaka, Steven Zuber, Denis Zakaria; Josip Drmic, Breel Embolo, Mario Gavranovic, Haris Seferovic Serbia 23-man squad Goalkeepers:Vladimir Stojkovic (Partizan Belgrade), Predrag Rajkovic (Maccabi Tel Aviv), Marko Dmitrovic (Eibar). Defenders: Aleksandar Kolarov (AS Roma), Branislav Ivanovic (Zenit St. Petersburg), Dusko Tosic (Guangzhou R&F), Antonio Rukavina (Villarreal), Milos Veljkovic (Werder Bremen), Milan Rodic (Red Star Belgrade), Uros Spajic (Krasnodar), Nikola Milenkovic (Fiorentina). Midfielders: Nemanja Matic (Manchester United), Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace), Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio), Marko Grujic (Liverpool), Adem Ljajic (Torino), Dusan Tadic (Southampton), Filip Kostic (Hamburg SV), Andrija Zivkovic (Benfica), Nemanja Radonjic (Red Star Belgrade). Strikers: Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle United), Aleksandar Prijovic (PAOK Salonika), Luka Jovic (Benfica). Group F Germany 27-man preliminary squad: Bernd Leno, Manuel Neuer, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Kevin Trapp, Jerome Boateng, Matthias Ginter, Jonas Hector, Mats Hummels, Joshua Kimmich, Marvin Plattenhardt, Antonio Rudiger, Niklas Sule, Jonathan Tah, Julian Brandt, Julian Draxler, Mario Gomez, Leon Goretzka, Ilkay Gundogan, Sami Khedira, Toni Kroos, Thomas Muller, Mesut Ozil, Nils Petersen, Marco Reus, Sebastian Rudy, Leroy Sane, Timo Werner. Mexico 28-man preliminary squad: Guillermo Ochoa, Jesus Corona, Alfredo Talavera; Diego Reyes, Héctor Moreno, Miguel Layún, Carlos Salcedo, Edson Álvarez, Néstor Araujo, Jesús Gallardo, Hugo Ayala, Rafael Márquez; Jonathan dos Santos, Andrés Guardado, Héctor Herrera, Marco Fabián, Javier Aquino, Jonathan González, Jesús Molina y Erick Gutiérrez; Tecatito Corona, Hirving Lozano, Chicharito Hernández, Raúl Jiménez, Carlos Vela, Javier Aquino, Jurgen Damm, Giovani dos Santos South Korea 23-man final squad: Kim Seung-gyu, Kim Jin-hyeon, Cho Hyun-woo; Kim young-gwon, Jang Hyun-soo, Jung Seung-hyun, Yun Yong-sun, Oh Ban-suk, Kim Min-woo, Park Joo-ho, Hong Chul, Go Yo-han, Lee Yong; Midfielders: Ki Sung-yueng, Jung Woo-young, Ju Se-jong, Koo Ja-cheol, Lee Jae-sung, Lee Seung-woo, Moon Seon-min; Kim Shin-wook, Son Heung-min, Hwang Hee-chan Sweden 23-man final squad: Robin Olsen, Karl-Johan Johnsson, Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Mikael Lustig, Victor Lindelof, Andreas Granqvist, Martin Olsson, Ludwig Augustinsson, Filip Helander, Emil Krafth, Pontus Jansson, Sebastian Larsson, Albin Ekdal, Emil Forsberg, Gustav Svensson, Oscar Hiljemark, Viktor Claesson, Marcus Rohden, Jimmy Durmaz, Marcus Berg, John Guidetti, Ola Toivonen, Isaac Kiese Thelin Group G Belgium 28-man preliminary squad: Toby Alderweireld, Michy Batshuayi, Christian Benteke, Dedryck Boyata, Yannick Carrasco, Koen Casteels, Nacer Chadli, Laurent Ciman, Thibaut Courtois, Kevin De Bruyne, Mousa Dembele, Leander Dendoncker, Marouane Fellaini, Eden Hazard, Thorgan Hazard, Adnan Januzaj, Christian Kabasele, Vincent Kompany, Jordan Lukaku, Romelu Lukaku, Dries Mertens, Thomas Meunier, Simon Mignolet, Matz Sels, Youri Tielemans, Thomas Vermaelen, Jan Vertonghen, Axel Witsel. England 23-man final squad: Jack Butland, Nick Pope, Jordan Pickford; Fabian Delph, Danny Rose, Eric Dier, Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Harry Maguire, John Stones, Phil Jones, Gary Cahill; Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ashley Young, Dele Alli, Raheem Sterling; Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy, Marcus Rashford, Danny Welbeck Panama 35-man preliminary squad: Jose Calderon, Jaime Penedo, Alex Rodríguez; Azmahar Ariano, Felipe Baloy, Harold Cummings, Eric Davis, Fidel Escobar, Adolfo Machado, Michael Murillo, Luis Ovalle, Francisco Palacios, Richard Peralta, Roman Torres; Ricardo Avila, Edgar Barcenas, Ricardo Buitrago, Miguel Camargo, Adalberto Carrasquilla, Armando Cooper, Anibal Godoy, Gabriel Gomez, Jose Gonzalez, Cristian Martinez, Valentin Pimentel, Alberto Quintero, Jose Luis Rodriguez; Abdiel Arroyo, Rolando Blackburn, Ismael Diaz, Jose Fajardo, Roberto Nurse, Blas Perez, Luis Tejada, Gabriel Torres Tunisia 23-man final squad: Goalkeepers: Farouk Ben Mustapha (Al Shabab, Saudi Arabia), Moez Hassen (Chateauroux, France), Aymen Mathlouthi (Al Baten, Saudi Arabia) Defenders: Rami Bedoui (Etoile du Sahel), Yohan Benalouane (Leicester City, England), Syam Ben Youssef (Kasimpasa, Turkey), Dylan Bronn (Gent, Belgium), Oussama Haddadi (Dijon, France), Ali Maaloul (Al Ahly, Egypt), Yassine Meriah (CS Sfaxien), Hamdi Nagguez (Zamalek, Egypt) Midfielders: Anice Badri (Esperance), Mohamed Amine Ben Amor (Al Ahli Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), Ghaylene Chaalali (Esperance), Ahmed Khalil (Club Africain), Saifeddine Khaoui (Troyes, France), Ferjani Sassi (Al Nasr, Saudi Arabia), Ellyes Skhiri (Montpellier, France), Naim Sliti (Dijon, France), Bassem Srarfi (Nice, France) Forwards: Fakhreddine Ben Youssef (Al Ittifaq, Saudi Arabia), Saber Khalifa (Club Africain), Wahbi Khazri (Rennes, France) Group H Colombia 35-man preliminary squad: David Ospina, Camilo Vargas, Ivan Arboleda, Jose Fernando Cuadrado; Cristian Zapata, Davinson Sanchez, Santiago Arias, Oscar Murillo, Frank Fabra, Johan Mojica, Yerry Mina, William Tesillo, Bernardo Espinosa, Stefan Medina, Farid Diaz; Wilmar Barrios, Carlos Sanchez, Jefferson Lerma, Jose Izquierdo, James Rodriguez, Giovanni Moreno, Abel Aguilar, Mateus Uribe, Yimmi Chara, Juan Fernando Quintero, Edwin Cardona, Juan Guillermo Cuadrado, Gustavo Cuellar, Sebastian Perez; Radamel Falcao Garcia, Duvan Zapata, Miguel Borja, Carlos Bacca, Luis Fernando Muriel, Teofilo Gutierrez Japan 23-man squad: Goalkeepers:Eiji Kawashima (Metz), Masaaki Higashiguchi (Gamba Osaka), Kosuke Nakamura (Kashiwa Reysol). Defenders: Yuto Nagatomo (Galatasaray), Tomoaki Makino (Urawa Reds), Wataru Endo (Urawa Reds), Maya Yoshida (Southampton), Hiroki Sakai (Marseille), Gotoku Sakai (Hamburg), Gen Shoji (Kashima Antlers), Naomichi Ueda (Kashima Antlers). Midfielders: Makoto Hasebe (Eintracht Frankfurt), Keisuke Honda (Pachuca), Takashi Inui (Eibar), Shinji Kagawa (Dortmund), Hotaru Yamaguchi (Cerezo Osaka), Genki Haraguchi (Fortuna Dusseldorf), Takashi Usami (Fortuna Dusseldorf), Gaku Shibasaki (Getafe), Ryota Oshima (Kawasaki Frontale). Forwards: Shinji Okazaki (Leicester), Yuya Osako (Werder Bremen), Yoshinori Muto (Mainz). World Cup 2018 venues Poland 32-man revised preliminary squad: Bartosz Bialkowski, Lukasz Fabianski, Lukasz Skorupski, Wojciech Szczesny, Jan Bednarek, Bartosz Bereszynski, Thiago Cionek, Kamil Glik, Artur Jedrzejczyk, Marcin Kaminski, Tomasz Kedziora, Michal Pazdan, Lukasz Piszczek, Jakub Blaszczykowski, Karol Linetty, Pawel Dawidowicz, Krzysztof Maczynski, Przemyslaw Frankowski, Slawomir Peszko, Jacek Goralski, Maciej Rybus, Kamil Grosicki, Sebastian Szymanski, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Piotr Zielinski, Rafal Kurzawa, Szymon Zurkowski, Dawid Kownacki, Lukasz Teodorczyk, Robert Lewandowski, Kamil Wilczek, Arkadiusz Milik. Senegal 23-man final squad: Abdoulaye Diallo, Khadim Ndiaye, Alfred Gomis, Lamine Gassama, Moussa Wague, Saliou Ciss, Youssouf Sabaly, Kalidou Kalidou, Salif Sane, Cheikhou Kouyate, Kara Mbodji, Idrisa Gana Gueye, Cheikh Ndoye, Alfred Ndiaye, Pape Alioune Ndiaye, Moussa Sow, Moussa Konate, Diafra Sakho, Sadio Mane, Ismaila Sarr, Mame Biram Diouf, Mbaye Niang, Diao Keita Balde
World Cup 2018 squad guide: Latest group news and updates
Each of the 31 qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup, plus the hosts, have named their provisional 35-man squads for the tournament in Russia and now have until June 4 to cull the numbers down to 23. Some, like England and Brazil, have already named their final 23-man squads. Those who do not make the cut are placed on standby in case they are needed to replace any injured players. Replacements can be made at any point until 24 hours before each team's first World Cup game. Here is what we know so far about each squad: Group A Russia 28-man preliminary squad: Igor Akinfeev, Vladimir Gabulov, Soslan Dzhanaev, Andrey Lunev; Vladimir Granat, Sergei Ignashevich, Fedor Kudryashov, Ilya Kutepov, Roman Neustadter, Konstantin Rausch, Andrey Semenov, Igor Smolnikov, Mario Fernandes; Yuri Gazinskiy, Alexsandr Golovin, Alan Dzagoev, Alexsandr Erokhin, Yuri Zhirkov, Daler Kuzyaev , Roman Zobnin, Alexsandr Samedov, Anton Miranchuk, Alexsandr Tashaev, Denis Cheryshev; Artem Dzyuba, Aleksey Miranchuk, Fedor Smolov, Fedor Chalov. Egypt 29-man preliminary squad: Essam El Hadary, Mohamed El-Shennawy, Sherif Ekramy, Mohamed Awad; Ahmed Fathi, Saad Samir, Ayman Ashraf, Mahmoud Hamdy, Mohamed Abdel-Shafy, Ahmed Hegazi and Ali Gabr, Ahmed Elmohamady, Karim Hafez, Omar Gaber, Amro Tarek; Tarek Hamed, Mahmoud Abdel Aziz, Shikabala, Abdallah Said, Sam Morsy, Mohamed Elneny, Kahraba, Ramadan Sobhi, Trezeguet, Amr Warda; Marwan Mohsen, Ahmed Gomaa, Kouka, Mohamed Salah Saudi Arabia 26-man preliminary squad: Assaf Al-Karny, Mohamed Al-Owais, Yasser Al-Musailem, Abdullah Al-Mayuf, Mansour Al-Harby, Yasser Al-Shahrany, Mohamed Al-Breik, Said Al-Muwalad, Motaz Hawsawi, Ossam Hawsawi, Omar Hawsawi, Mohamed Jahfali, Ali Al-Buhaili, Abdallah Al-Khaibari, Abdelmarek Al-Khaibari, Abdallah Otayf, Taiseer Al-Jassem, Hussein Al-Mafhawy, Soliman Al-Faraj, Nawaf Al-Abd, Mohamed Kano, Hattan Bahbary, Mohamed Al-Kowaikaby, Salem Al-Dawsari, Yehia Al-Shahry, Fahd Al-Muwalad, Mohamed Al-Sahlawy, Muhannad Asiri Uruguay 23-man squad: Goalkeepers: Fernando Muslera, Martin Silva, Martin Campana. Defenders: Diego Godin, Sebastian Coates, Jose Maria Gimenez, Maximiliano Pereira, Gaston Silva, Martin Caceres, Guillermo Varela. Midfielders: Nahitan Nandez, Lucas Torreira, Matias Vecino, Rodrigo Bentancur, Carlos Sanchez, Giorgian De Arrascaeta, Cristian Rodriguez, Gaston Ramirez. Strikers: Cristhian Stuani, Maximiliano Gomez, Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez. World Cup predictor Group B Iran 35-man preliminary squad: Alireza Beiranvand, Seyed Hossein Hosseini, Rashid Mazaheri, Amir Abedzadeh; Ramin Rezaeian, Voria Ghafouri, Steven Beitashour, Seyed Jalal Hosseini, Mohammad Reza Khanzadeh, Morteza Pouraliganji, Mohammad Ansari, Pejman Montazeri, Seyed Majid Hosseini, Milad Mohammadi, Omid Norafkan, Saeid AGhaei, Roozbeh Cheshmi; Saeid Ezatolahi, Masoud Shojaei, Ahmad Abdolahzadeh, Saman Ghoddos, Mahdi Torabi, Ashkan Dejagah, Omid Ebrahimi, Ehsan Hajsafi, Ali Karimi, Soroush Rafiei, Ali Gholizadeh, Vahid Amiri; Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Karim Ansarifard, Mahdi Taremi, Sardar Azmoun, Reza Ghoochannejhad, Kaveh Rezaei Morocco 23-man final squad: Yassine Bounou, Mounir El Kajoui, Ahmad Reda Tagnaouti, Badr Banoun, Mehdi Benatia, Manuel da Costa, Nabil Dirar, Achraf Hakimi, Hamza Mendyl, Romain Saiss, Youssef Ait-Bennasser, Sofyan Amrabat, Nordin Amrabat, Younes Belhanda, Mbark Boussoufa, Karim El Ahmadi, Faycal Fajr, Amine Harit, Hakim Ziyech, Aziz Bouhaddouz, Khalid Boutaib, Mehdi Carcela, Ayoub El Kaabi Portugal 23-man final squad: Anthony Lopes, Beto, Rui Patricio, Bruno Alves, Cedric Soares, Jose Fonte, Mario Rui, Pepe, Raphael Guerreiro, Ricardo Pereira, Ruben Dias, Adrien Silva, Bruno Fernandes, Joao Mario, Joao Moutinho, Manuel Fernandes, William Carvalho, Andre Silva, Bernardo Silva, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gelson Martins, Goncalo Guedes, Ricardo Quaresma Spain 23-man final squad: David de Gea, Pepe Reina, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Jordi Alba, Nacho Monreal, Alvaro Odriozola, Nacho Fernandez, Dani Carvajal, Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos, Cesar Azpilicueta, Sergio Busquets, Isco, Thiago Alcantara, David Silva, Andres Iniesta, Saul Niguez, Koke, Marco Asensio, Iago Aspas, Diego Costa, Rodrigo Moreno, Lucas Vazquez. Group C Australia 23-man squad: Goalkeepers: Mat Ryan, Danny Vukovic, Brad Jones. Defenders: Trent Sainsbury, Milos Degenek, Matt Jurman, Mark Milligan, Josh Risdon, Aziz Behich, James Meredith. Midfielders: Mile Jedinak (captain), Aaron Mooy, Massimo Luongo, Jackson Irvine, Tomi Rogic, Dimitri Petratos, Mathew Leckie, Daniel Arzani. Forwards: Tim Cahill, Tomi Juric, Andrew Nabbout, Jamie Maclaren, Robbie Kruse. Denmark Provisional 27-man squad: Goalkeepers: Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester), Jonas Lossl (Huddersfield), Frederik Ronow (Brondby) Defenders: Simon Kjaer (Sevilla), Andreas Christensen (Chelsea), Mathias Jorgensen (Huddersfield), Jannik Vestergaard (Borussia Monchengladbach), Andreas Bjelland (Brentford), Henrik Dalsgaard (Brentford), Peter Ankersen (FC Copenhagen), Jens Stryger (Udinese), Jonas Knudsen (Ipswich), Midfielders: William Kvist (FC Copenhagen), Thomas Delaney (Werder Bremen), Christian Eriksen (Tottenham), Lasse Schone (Ajax), Mike Jensen (Rosenborg), Lukas Lerager (Bordeaux), Michael Krohn-Dehli (Deportivo La Coruna) Forwards: Pione Sisto (Celta Vigo), Martin Braithwaite (Bordeaux), Andreas Cornelius (Atalanta), Viktor Fischer (FC Copenhagen), Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig), Nicolai Jorgensen (Feyenoord), Nicklas Bendtner (Rosenborg), Kasper Dolberg (Ajax) World Cup 2018 stadiums France 23-man final squad: Goalkeepers:Hugo Lloris, Steve Mandanda, Alphonse Areola. Defenders: Djibril Sidibe, Benjamin Pavard, Adil Rami, Raphael Varane, Samuel Umtiti, Presnel Kimpembe, Benjamin Mendy, Lucas Hernandez. Midfielders: Paul Pogba, Blaise Matuidi, Corentin Tolisso, N'Golo Kante, Steven Nzonzi. Forwards: Kylian Mbappe, Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembele, Florian Thauvin, Thomas Lemar, Nabil Fekir. Peru 24-man preliminary squad: Carlos Caceda, Jose Carvallo, Pedro Gallese, Luis Abram, Luis Advincula, Pedro Aquino, Miguel Araujo, Andre Carrillo, Wilder Cartagena, Aldo Corzo, Christian Cueva, Jefferson Farfan, Edison Flores, Paolo Hurtado, Nilson Loyola, Sergio Pena, Andy Polo, Christian Ramos, Alberto Rodriguez, Raul Ruidiaz, Anderson Santamaria, Renato Tapia, Miguel Trauco, Yoshimar Yotun Group D Argentina 23-man final squad: Sergio Romero, Willy Caballero, Franco Armania, Gabriel Mercardo, Cristian Ansaldi, Nicolas Otamendi, Federico Fazio, Marcos Rojo, Nicolas Tagliafico, Marcos Acuna, Javier Mascherano, Eduardo Salvio, Lucas Biglia, Giovani Lo Celso, Ever Banega, Manuel Lanzini, Maximiliano Meza, Angel Di Maria, Cristian Pavon, Lionel Messi, Paulo Dybala, Gonzalo Higuain, Sergio Aguero. Full 2018 World Cup squad lists and guides | Star to watch, odds, fans' chants and more Croatia 24-man revised preliminary squad: Danijel Subasic, Lovre Kalinic, Dominik Livakovic, Vedran Corluka, Domagoj Vida, Ivan Strinic, Dejan Lovren, Sime Vrsaljko, Josip Pivaric, Tin Jedvaj, Matej Mitrovic, Duje Caleta-Car, Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic, Mateo Kovacic, Milan Badelj, Marcelo Brozovic, Filip Bradaric, Mario Mandzukic, Ivan Perisic, Nikola Kalinic, Andrej Kramaric, Marko Pjaca, Ante Rebic. Iceland 23-man final squad: Hannes Thor Halldorsson, Runar Alex Runarsson, Frederik Schram; Kari Arnason, Ari Freyr Skulason, Birkir Mar Saevarsson, Sverrir Ingi Ingason, Hordur Magnusson, Holmar Orn Eyjolfsson, Ragnar Sigurdsson; Johann Berg Gudmundsson, Birkir Bjarnason, Arnor Ingvi Traustason, Emil Hallfredsson, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Olafur Ingi Skulason, Rurik Gislason, Samuel Fridjonsson, Aron Gunnarsson; Alfred Finnbogason, Bjorn Bergmann Sigurdarson, Jon Dadi Bodvarsson, Albert Gudmundsson Nigeria 23-man final squad Goalkeepers:Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Daniel Akpeyi, Francis Uzoho Defenders: William Ekong, Leon Balogun, Bryan Idowu, Chidozie, Awaziem, Abdullahi Shehu, Elderson Echiejile, Tyronne Ebuehi Midfielders: John Obi Mikel, Ogenyi Onazi, John Ogu, Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekaro Etebo, Joel Obi Forwards: Odion Ighalo, Ahmed Musa, Victor Moses, Alex Iwobi, Kelechi Iheanacho, Simeon Nwankwo Group E Brazil 23-man final squad: Alisson, Ederson, Cassio; Danilo, Fagner, Marcelo, Filipe Luis, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Miranda, Pedro Geromel; Casemiro, Fernandinho, Paulinho, Fred, Renato Augusto, Philippe Coutinho, Willian, Douglas Costa; Neymar, Taison, Gabriel Jesus, Roberto Firmino Costa Rica 23-man final squad: Keylor Navas, Patrick Pemberton, Leonel Moreira, Cristian Gamboa, Ian Smith, Ronald Matarrita, Bryan Oviedo, Oscar Duarte, Giancarlo Gonzalez, Francisco Calvo, Kendall Waston, Johnny Acosta, David Guzman, Yeltsin Tejeda, Celso Borges, Randall Azofeifa, Rodney Wallace, Bryan Ruiz, Daniel Colindres, Christian Bolanos, Johan Venegas, Joel Campbell, Marco Urena. Switzerland Preliminary 26-man squad: Roman Buerki, Gregor Kobel, Yvon Mvogo, Yann Sommer; Manuel Akanji, Johan Djourou, Nico Elvedi, Michael Lang, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Jacques-Francois Moubandje, Ricardo Rodriguez, Fabian Schaer, Silvan Widmer; Valon Behrami, Blerim Dzemaili, Edimilson Fernandes, Gelson Fernandes, Remo Freuler, Xherdan Shaqiri, Granit Xhaka, Steven Zuber, Denis Zakaria; Josip Drmic, Breel Embolo, Mario Gavranovic, Haris Seferovic Serbia 23-man squad Goalkeepers:Vladimir Stojkovic (Partizan Belgrade), Predrag Rajkovic (Maccabi Tel Aviv), Marko Dmitrovic (Eibar). Defenders: Aleksandar Kolarov (AS Roma), Branislav Ivanovic (Zenit St. Petersburg), Dusko Tosic (Guangzhou R&F), Antonio Rukavina (Villarreal), Milos Veljkovic (Werder Bremen), Milan Rodic (Red Star Belgrade), Uros Spajic (Krasnodar), Nikola Milenkovic (Fiorentina). Midfielders: Nemanja Matic (Manchester United), Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace), Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio), Marko Grujic (Liverpool), Adem Ljajic (Torino), Dusan Tadic (Southampton), Filip Kostic (Hamburg SV), Andrija Zivkovic (Benfica), Nemanja Radonjic (Red Star Belgrade). Strikers: Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle United), Aleksandar Prijovic (PAOK Salonika), Luka Jovic (Benfica). Group F Germany 27-man preliminary squad: Bernd Leno, Manuel Neuer, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Kevin Trapp, Jerome Boateng, Matthias Ginter, Jonas Hector, Mats Hummels, Joshua Kimmich, Marvin Plattenhardt, Antonio Rudiger, Niklas Sule, Jonathan Tah, Julian Brandt, Julian Draxler, Mario Gomez, Leon Goretzka, Ilkay Gundogan, Sami Khedira, Toni Kroos, Thomas Muller, Mesut Ozil, Nils Petersen, Marco Reus, Sebastian Rudy, Leroy Sane, Timo Werner. Mexico 28-man preliminary squad: Guillermo Ochoa, Jesus Corona, Alfredo Talavera; Diego Reyes, Héctor Moreno, Miguel Layún, Carlos Salcedo, Edson Álvarez, Néstor Araujo, Jesús Gallardo, Hugo Ayala, Rafael Márquez; Jonathan dos Santos, Andrés Guardado, Héctor Herrera, Marco Fabián, Javier Aquino, Jonathan González, Jesús Molina y Erick Gutiérrez; Tecatito Corona, Hirving Lozano, Chicharito Hernández, Raúl Jiménez, Carlos Vela, Javier Aquino, Jurgen Damm, Giovani dos Santos South Korea 23-man final squad: Kim Seung-gyu, Kim Jin-hyeon, Cho Hyun-woo; Kim young-gwon, Jang Hyun-soo, Jung Seung-hyun, Yun Yong-sun, Oh Ban-suk, Kim Min-woo, Park Joo-ho, Hong Chul, Go Yo-han, Lee Yong; Midfielders: Ki Sung-yueng, Jung Woo-young, Ju Se-jong, Koo Ja-cheol, Lee Jae-sung, Lee Seung-woo, Moon Seon-min; Kim Shin-wook, Son Heung-min, Hwang Hee-chan Sweden 23-man final squad: Robin Olsen, Karl-Johan Johnsson, Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Mikael Lustig, Victor Lindelof, Andreas Granqvist, Martin Olsson, Ludwig Augustinsson, Filip Helander, Emil Krafth, Pontus Jansson, Sebastian Larsson, Albin Ekdal, Emil Forsberg, Gustav Svensson, Oscar Hiljemark, Viktor Claesson, Marcus Rohden, Jimmy Durmaz, Marcus Berg, John Guidetti, Ola Toivonen, Isaac Kiese Thelin Group G Belgium 28-man preliminary squad: Toby Alderweireld, Michy Batshuayi, Christian Benteke, Dedryck Boyata, Yannick Carrasco, Koen Casteels, Nacer Chadli, Laurent Ciman, Thibaut Courtois, Kevin De Bruyne, Mousa Dembele, Leander Dendoncker, Marouane Fellaini, Eden Hazard, Thorgan Hazard, Adnan Januzaj, Christian Kabasele, Vincent Kompany, Jordan Lukaku, Romelu Lukaku, Dries Mertens, Thomas Meunier, Simon Mignolet, Matz Sels, Youri Tielemans, Thomas Vermaelen, Jan Vertonghen, Axel Witsel. England 23-man final squad: Jack Butland, Nick Pope, Jordan Pickford; Fabian Delph, Danny Rose, Eric Dier, Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Harry Maguire, John Stones, Phil Jones, Gary Cahill; Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ashley Young, Dele Alli, Raheem Sterling; Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy, Marcus Rashford, Danny Welbeck Panama 35-man preliminary squad: Jose Calderon, Jaime Penedo, Alex Rodríguez; Azmahar Ariano, Felipe Baloy, Harold Cummings, Eric Davis, Fidel Escobar, Adolfo Machado, Michael Murillo, Luis Ovalle, Francisco Palacios, Richard Peralta, Roman Torres; Ricardo Avila, Edgar Barcenas, Ricardo Buitrago, Miguel Camargo, Adalberto Carrasquilla, Armando Cooper, Anibal Godoy, Gabriel Gomez, Jose Gonzalez, Cristian Martinez, Valentin Pimentel, Alberto Quintero, Jose Luis Rodriguez; Abdiel Arroyo, Rolando Blackburn, Ismael Diaz, Jose Fajardo, Roberto Nurse, Blas Perez, Luis Tejada, Gabriel Torres Tunisia 23-man final squad: Goalkeepers: Farouk Ben Mustapha (Al Shabab, Saudi Arabia), Moez Hassen (Chateauroux, France), Aymen Mathlouthi (Al Baten, Saudi Arabia) Defenders: Rami Bedoui (Etoile du Sahel), Yohan Benalouane (Leicester City, England), Syam Ben Youssef (Kasimpasa, Turkey), Dylan Bronn (Gent, Belgium), Oussama Haddadi (Dijon, France), Ali Maaloul (Al Ahly, Egypt), Yassine Meriah (CS Sfaxien), Hamdi Nagguez (Zamalek, Egypt) Midfielders: Anice Badri (Esperance), Mohamed Amine Ben Amor (Al Ahli Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), Ghaylene Chaalali (Esperance), Ahmed Khalil (Club Africain), Saifeddine Khaoui (Troyes, France), Ferjani Sassi (Al Nasr, Saudi Arabia), Ellyes Skhiri (Montpellier, France), Naim Sliti (Dijon, France), Bassem Srarfi (Nice, France) Forwards: Fakhreddine Ben Youssef (Al Ittifaq, Saudi Arabia), Saber Khalifa (Club Africain), Wahbi Khazri (Rennes, France) Group H Colombia 35-man preliminary squad: David Ospina, Camilo Vargas, Ivan Arboleda, Jose Fernando Cuadrado; Cristian Zapata, Davinson Sanchez, Santiago Arias, Oscar Murillo, Frank Fabra, Johan Mojica, Yerry Mina, William Tesillo, Bernardo Espinosa, Stefan Medina, Farid Diaz; Wilmar Barrios, Carlos Sanchez, Jefferson Lerma, Jose Izquierdo, James Rodriguez, Giovanni Moreno, Abel Aguilar, Mateus Uribe, Yimmi Chara, Juan Fernando Quintero, Edwin Cardona, Juan Guillermo Cuadrado, Gustavo Cuellar, Sebastian Perez; Radamel Falcao Garcia, Duvan Zapata, Miguel Borja, Carlos Bacca, Luis Fernando Muriel, Teofilo Gutierrez Japan 23-man squad: Goalkeepers:Eiji Kawashima (Metz), Masaaki Higashiguchi (Gamba Osaka), Kosuke Nakamura (Kashiwa Reysol). Defenders: Yuto Nagatomo (Galatasaray), Tomoaki Makino (Urawa Reds), Wataru Endo (Urawa Reds), Maya Yoshida (Southampton), Hiroki Sakai (Marseille), Gotoku Sakai (Hamburg), Gen Shoji (Kashima Antlers), Naomichi Ueda (Kashima Antlers). Midfielders: Makoto Hasebe (Eintracht Frankfurt), Keisuke Honda (Pachuca), Takashi Inui (Eibar), Shinji Kagawa (Dortmund), Hotaru Yamaguchi (Cerezo Osaka), Genki Haraguchi (Fortuna Dusseldorf), Takashi Usami (Fortuna Dusseldorf), Gaku Shibasaki (Getafe), Ryota Oshima (Kawasaki Frontale). Forwards: Shinji Okazaki (Leicester), Yuya Osako (Werder Bremen), Yoshinori Muto (Mainz). World Cup 2018 venues Poland 32-man revised preliminary squad: Bartosz Bialkowski, Lukasz Fabianski, Lukasz Skorupski, Wojciech Szczesny, Jan Bednarek, Bartosz Bereszynski, Thiago Cionek, Kamil Glik, Artur Jedrzejczyk, Marcin Kaminski, Tomasz Kedziora, Michal Pazdan, Lukasz Piszczek, Jakub Blaszczykowski, Karol Linetty, Pawel Dawidowicz, Krzysztof Maczynski, Przemyslaw Frankowski, Slawomir Peszko, Jacek Goralski, Maciej Rybus, Kamil Grosicki, Sebastian Szymanski, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Piotr Zielinski, Rafal Kurzawa, Szymon Zurkowski, Dawid Kownacki, Lukasz Teodorczyk, Robert Lewandowski, Kamil Wilczek, Arkadiusz Milik. Senegal 23-man final squad: Abdoulaye Diallo, Khadim Ndiaye, Alfred Gomis, Lamine Gassama, Moussa Wague, Saliou Ciss, Youssouf Sabaly, Kalidou Kalidou, Salif Sane, Cheikhou Kouyate, Kara Mbodji, Idrisa Gana Gueye, Cheikh Ndoye, Alfred Ndiaye, Pape Alioune Ndiaye, Moussa Sow, Moussa Konate, Diafra Sakho, Sadio Mane, Ismaila Sarr, Mame Biram Diouf, Mbaye Niang, Diao Keita Balde
File Photo: Boxing - European boxing heavyweight championship fight - Hamburg, Germany - 7/5/16 -Bulgaria's Kubrat Pulev celebrates after his fight against England's Dereck Chisora REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer
Boxing-European boxing heavyweight championship fight - Hamburg, Germany
File Photo: Boxing - European boxing heavyweight championship fight - Hamburg, Germany - 7/5/16 -Bulgaria's Kubrat Pulev celebrates after his fight against England's Dereck Chisora REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer
Neale Cooper, one of Aberdeen’s European Cup Winners’ Cup ­heroes, has died after being found injured outside his home, the club have confirmed. Cooper, who was 54, was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in the early hours of Sunday morning, but lost his fight for life yesterday ­afternoon. Aberdeen wrote on their Twitter account: “The club is deeply shocked and saddened to hear that our legendary midfielder and ­Gothenburg Great, Neale Cooper has tragically passed away.” Police Scotland earlier confirmed officers had been called to a report of a man who had collapsed within a communal stairwell in the ­Ferguson Court area of Bucksburn at around 1.45am on Sunday. They are not treating the incident as ­suspicious. Police appealed for the driver of a black people carrier taxi, which picked up Cooper along with ­another man and two women at about 12.30am on Sunday at Union Street, to contact them. Cooper was in Sir Alex ­Ferguson’s team who beat Real Madrid 2-1 in Gothenburg in May 1983, before overcoming Hamburg later that year to clinch the European Super Cup. He also won two league ­winners’ medals following the ­Aberdeen’s championship triumphs of 1984 and 1985, while he won the Scottish Cup four times and League Cup once. The club is deeply shocked and saddened to hear that our legendary midfielder and Gothenburg Great, Neale Cooper has tragically passed away. pic.twitter.com/eufY7zjUsA— Aberdeen FC (@AberdeenFC) May 28, 2018 One half of Scottish football’s ­terrible twosome during his initial seven-year stint with Aberdeen, he and midfield partner Neil Simpson were the enforcers who gave ­Ferguson’s side their bite. Simpson wrote on Twitter: “Devastated & heartbroken. Will miss your cheeky smile, infectious laugh, Fergie impressions, all the dressing-room stories and your friendship. Loved playing alongside you. Taken too soon. Thoughts with your Mum and all your lovely family x RIP Neale ‘Tattie’ Cooper Never forgotten x”. Devastated&heartbroken. Will miss your cheeky smile, infectious laugh,Fergie impressions,all the dressing room stories & your friendship. Loved playing alongside you. Taken too soon. Thoughts with your Mum and all your lovely family x RIP Neale “Tattie” Cooper Never forgotten x pic.twitter.com/sFC7fTOpTM— Neil Simpson (@NeilSimmy8) May 28, 2018 The combative midfielder also played for Aston Villa, Rangers, Reading – although injury ­hampered his progress at all three clubs – and had a second spell with Aberdeen. He rediscovered his form and ­fitness at Dunfermline and Ross County, before managing the latter team and also Hartlepool, ­Gillingham and Peterhead. Eric Black, John Hewitt and Neale Cooper of Aberdeen celebrate after Aberdeen's victory over Real Madrid in the European Cup Winners Cup Final Credit: POPPERFOTO He had been working for Saltire Energy and attended a 35th-anniversary gathering of the Cup ­Winners’ Cup triumph with his former team-mates earlier this month. Cooper was born in November 1963 and boasted the exotic ­birthplace of Darjeeling, India – where his father Douglas was working as a tea plantation manager. Neale Cooper 1963-2018. Here's Neale scoring the fourth and final goal in the 1982 Scottish Cup final against Rangers. pic.twitter.com/XnVd6XPpnl— BBC North East Scot (@BBCNorthEast) May 28, 2018 When the family returned to Scotland, he turned up for primary school speaking only Hindu. He recalled: “This must have confused some of the other parents when they got told, ‘An Indian boy joined our school today – he’s got blond hair’. I remember everyone in my class having to say where they’re born. ‘Darjeeling’, I said. ‘Where’s that?’ ‘Oh, it’s a village in the country... near Fraserburgh’.” His upbringing, and especially his father’s sudden death aged just 39 following a massive heart attack, imbibed a toughness into his make-up. Without it, it was doubtful Ferguson would have handed him his first-team debut at only 16 in 1979.
Ex-Aberdeen European Cup Winners' Cup hero Neale Cooper dies after collapsing
Neale Cooper, one of Aberdeen’s European Cup Winners’ Cup ­heroes, has died after being found injured outside his home, the club have confirmed. Cooper, who was 54, was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in the early hours of Sunday morning, but lost his fight for life yesterday ­afternoon. Aberdeen wrote on their Twitter account: “The club is deeply shocked and saddened to hear that our legendary midfielder and ­Gothenburg Great, Neale Cooper has tragically passed away.” Police Scotland earlier confirmed officers had been called to a report of a man who had collapsed within a communal stairwell in the ­Ferguson Court area of Bucksburn at around 1.45am on Sunday. They are not treating the incident as ­suspicious. Police appealed for the driver of a black people carrier taxi, which picked up Cooper along with ­another man and two women at about 12.30am on Sunday at Union Street, to contact them. Cooper was in Sir Alex ­Ferguson’s team who beat Real Madrid 2-1 in Gothenburg in May 1983, before overcoming Hamburg later that year to clinch the European Super Cup. He also won two league ­winners’ medals following the ­Aberdeen’s championship triumphs of 1984 and 1985, while he won the Scottish Cup four times and League Cup once. The club is deeply shocked and saddened to hear that our legendary midfielder and Gothenburg Great, Neale Cooper has tragically passed away. pic.twitter.com/eufY7zjUsA— Aberdeen FC (@AberdeenFC) May 28, 2018 One half of Scottish football’s ­terrible twosome during his initial seven-year stint with Aberdeen, he and midfield partner Neil Simpson were the enforcers who gave ­Ferguson’s side their bite. Simpson wrote on Twitter: “Devastated & heartbroken. Will miss your cheeky smile, infectious laugh, Fergie impressions, all the dressing-room stories and your friendship. Loved playing alongside you. Taken too soon. Thoughts with your Mum and all your lovely family x RIP Neale ‘Tattie’ Cooper Never forgotten x”. Devastated&heartbroken. Will miss your cheeky smile, infectious laugh,Fergie impressions,all the dressing room stories & your friendship. Loved playing alongside you. Taken too soon. Thoughts with your Mum and all your lovely family x RIP Neale “Tattie” Cooper Never forgotten x pic.twitter.com/sFC7fTOpTM— Neil Simpson (@NeilSimmy8) May 28, 2018 The combative midfielder also played for Aston Villa, Rangers, Reading – although injury ­hampered his progress at all three clubs – and had a second spell with Aberdeen. He rediscovered his form and ­fitness at Dunfermline and Ross County, before managing the latter team and also Hartlepool, ­Gillingham and Peterhead. Eric Black, John Hewitt and Neale Cooper of Aberdeen celebrate after Aberdeen's victory over Real Madrid in the European Cup Winners Cup Final Credit: POPPERFOTO He had been working for Saltire Energy and attended a 35th-anniversary gathering of the Cup ­Winners’ Cup triumph with his former team-mates earlier this month. Cooper was born in November 1963 and boasted the exotic ­birthplace of Darjeeling, India – where his father Douglas was working as a tea plantation manager. Neale Cooper 1963-2018. Here's Neale scoring the fourth and final goal in the 1982 Scottish Cup final against Rangers. pic.twitter.com/XnVd6XPpnl— BBC North East Scot (@BBCNorthEast) May 28, 2018 When the family returned to Scotland, he turned up for primary school speaking only Hindu. He recalled: “This must have confused some of the other parents when they got told, ‘An Indian boy joined our school today – he’s got blond hair’. I remember everyone in my class having to say where they’re born. ‘Darjeeling’, I said. ‘Where’s that?’ ‘Oh, it’s a village in the country... near Fraserburgh’.” His upbringing, and especially his father’s sudden death aged just 39 following a massive heart attack, imbibed a toughness into his make-up. Without it, it was doubtful Ferguson would have handed him his first-team debut at only 16 in 1979.
Neale Cooper, one of Aberdeen’s European Cup Winners’ Cup ­heroes, has died after being found injured outside his home, the club have confirmed. Cooper, who was 54, was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in the early hours of Sunday morning, but lost his fight for life yesterday ­afternoon. Aberdeen wrote on their Twitter account: “The club is deeply shocked and saddened to hear that our legendary midfielder and ­Gothenburg Great, Neale Cooper has tragically passed away.” Police Scotland earlier confirmed officers had been called to a report of a man who had collapsed within a communal stairwell in the ­Ferguson Court area of Bucksburn at around 1.45am on Sunday. They are not treating the incident as ­suspicious. Police appealed for the driver of a black people carrier taxi, which picked up Cooper along with ­another man and two women at about 12.30am on Sunday at Union Street, to contact them. Cooper was in Sir Alex ­Ferguson’s team who beat Real Madrid 2-1 in Gothenburg in May 1983, before overcoming Hamburg later that year to clinch the European Super Cup. He also won two league ­winners’ medals following the ­Aberdeen’s championship triumphs of 1984 and 1985, while he won the Scottish Cup four times and League Cup once. The club is deeply shocked and saddened to hear that our legendary midfielder and Gothenburg Great, Neale Cooper has tragically passed away. pic.twitter.com/eufY7zjUsA— Aberdeen FC (@AberdeenFC) May 28, 2018 One half of Scottish football’s ­terrible twosome during his initial seven-year stint with Aberdeen, he and midfield partner Neil Simpson were the enforcers who gave ­Ferguson’s side their bite. Simpson wrote on Twitter: “Devastated & heartbroken. Will miss your cheeky smile, infectious laugh, Fergie impressions, all the dressing-room stories and your friendship. Loved playing alongside you. Taken too soon. Thoughts with your Mum and all your lovely family x RIP Neale ‘Tattie’ Cooper Never forgotten x”. Devastated&heartbroken. Will miss your cheeky smile, infectious laugh,Fergie impressions,all the dressing room stories & your friendship. Loved playing alongside you. Taken too soon. Thoughts with your Mum and all your lovely family x RIP Neale “Tattie” Cooper Never forgotten x pic.twitter.com/sFC7fTOpTM— Neil Simpson (@NeilSimmy8) May 28, 2018 The combative midfielder also played for Aston Villa, Rangers, Reading – although injury ­hampered his progress at all three clubs – and had a second spell with Aberdeen. He rediscovered his form and ­fitness at Dunfermline and Ross County, before managing the latter team and also Hartlepool, ­Gillingham and Peterhead. Eric Black, John Hewitt and Neale Cooper of Aberdeen celebrate after Aberdeen's victory over Real Madrid in the European Cup Winners Cup Final Credit: POPPERFOTO He had been working for Saltire Energy and attended a 35th-anniversary gathering of the Cup ­Winners’ Cup triumph with his former team-mates earlier this month. Cooper was born in November 1963 and boasted the exotic ­birthplace of Darjeeling, India – where his father Douglas was working as a tea plantation manager. Neale Cooper 1963-2018. Here's Neale scoring the fourth and final goal in the 1982 Scottish Cup final against Rangers. pic.twitter.com/XnVd6XPpnl— BBC North East Scot (@BBCNorthEast) May 28, 2018 When the family returned to Scotland, he turned up for primary school speaking only Hindu. He recalled: “This must have confused some of the other parents when they got told, ‘An Indian boy joined our school today – he’s got blond hair’. I remember everyone in my class having to say where they’re born. ‘Darjeeling’, I said. ‘Where’s that?’ ‘Oh, it’s a village in the country... near Fraserburgh’.” His upbringing, and especially his father’s sudden death aged just 39 following a massive heart attack, imbibed a toughness into his make-up. Without it, it was doubtful Ferguson would have handed him his first-team debut at only 16 in 1979.
Ex-Aberdeen European Cup Winners' Cup hero Neale Cooper dies after collapsing
Neale Cooper, one of Aberdeen’s European Cup Winners’ Cup ­heroes, has died after being found injured outside his home, the club have confirmed. Cooper, who was 54, was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in the early hours of Sunday morning, but lost his fight for life yesterday ­afternoon. Aberdeen wrote on their Twitter account: “The club is deeply shocked and saddened to hear that our legendary midfielder and ­Gothenburg Great, Neale Cooper has tragically passed away.” Police Scotland earlier confirmed officers had been called to a report of a man who had collapsed within a communal stairwell in the ­Ferguson Court area of Bucksburn at around 1.45am on Sunday. They are not treating the incident as ­suspicious. Police appealed for the driver of a black people carrier taxi, which picked up Cooper along with ­another man and two women at about 12.30am on Sunday at Union Street, to contact them. Cooper was in Sir Alex ­Ferguson’s team who beat Real Madrid 2-1 in Gothenburg in May 1983, before overcoming Hamburg later that year to clinch the European Super Cup. He also won two league ­winners’ medals following the ­Aberdeen’s championship triumphs of 1984 and 1985, while he won the Scottish Cup four times and League Cup once. The club is deeply shocked and saddened to hear that our legendary midfielder and Gothenburg Great, Neale Cooper has tragically passed away. pic.twitter.com/eufY7zjUsA— Aberdeen FC (@AberdeenFC) May 28, 2018 One half of Scottish football’s ­terrible twosome during his initial seven-year stint with Aberdeen, he and midfield partner Neil Simpson were the enforcers who gave ­Ferguson’s side their bite. Simpson wrote on Twitter: “Devastated & heartbroken. Will miss your cheeky smile, infectious laugh, Fergie impressions, all the dressing-room stories and your friendship. Loved playing alongside you. Taken too soon. Thoughts with your Mum and all your lovely family x RIP Neale ‘Tattie’ Cooper Never forgotten x”. Devastated&heartbroken. Will miss your cheeky smile, infectious laugh,Fergie impressions,all the dressing room stories & your friendship. Loved playing alongside you. Taken too soon. Thoughts with your Mum and all your lovely family x RIP Neale “Tattie” Cooper Never forgotten x pic.twitter.com/sFC7fTOpTM— Neil Simpson (@NeilSimmy8) May 28, 2018 The combative midfielder also played for Aston Villa, Rangers, Reading – although injury ­hampered his progress at all three clubs – and had a second spell with Aberdeen. He rediscovered his form and ­fitness at Dunfermline and Ross County, before managing the latter team and also Hartlepool, ­Gillingham and Peterhead. Eric Black, John Hewitt and Neale Cooper of Aberdeen celebrate after Aberdeen's victory over Real Madrid in the European Cup Winners Cup Final Credit: POPPERFOTO He had been working for Saltire Energy and attended a 35th-anniversary gathering of the Cup ­Winners’ Cup triumph with his former team-mates earlier this month. Cooper was born in November 1963 and boasted the exotic ­birthplace of Darjeeling, India – where his father Douglas was working as a tea plantation manager. Neale Cooper 1963-2018. Here's Neale scoring the fourth and final goal in the 1982 Scottish Cup final against Rangers. pic.twitter.com/XnVd6XPpnl— BBC North East Scot (@BBCNorthEast) May 28, 2018 When the family returned to Scotland, he turned up for primary school speaking only Hindu. He recalled: “This must have confused some of the other parents when they got told, ‘An Indian boy joined our school today – he’s got blond hair’. I remember everyone in my class having to say where they’re born. ‘Darjeeling’, I said. ‘Where’s that?’ ‘Oh, it’s a village in the country... near Fraserburgh’.” His upbringing, and especially his father’s sudden death aged just 39 following a massive heart attack, imbibed a toughness into his make-up. Without it, it was doubtful Ferguson would have handed him his first-team debut at only 16 in 1979.
Look down the list of seeds at the French Open, and you’ll find players who learned their clay-court skills in Barcelona, or Hamburg, or Vienna. But only one man started out on the green granules of Goole Rugby Club. British players usually prefer slicker, faster surfaces, such as indoor hard courts or grass. So as the first clay-court expert to come out of Yorkshire, world No 17 Kyle Edmund is a significant outlier. “It’s one of those things that sounds funny,” Edmund admitted during a recent conversation with The Telegraph. “Goole – it’s nowhere. But everyone will have that sort of story because you won’t get many players who say ‘Yeah, when I was eight or 10, my first experience was at this amazing court’. Those were the nearest clay courts, when I was in Beverley with [Lawn Tennis Association coach] Richard Plews,” added Edmund. “We’d go down there once a week. It was American clay – my first experience of that.” Plews was the man who first spotted Edmund’s potential when he showed up at a summer camp. Eight years old at the time, this blond and bashful child had zero tennis experience. What he did have was obvious athletic ability and precociously fast hands, which would later make him the first pupil at Pocklington School to drive a cricket ball all the way from the pitch to a classroom window. Why Kyle Edmund is made for clay and the French Open “One of the amazing things is that Kyle has established himself as a bit of a clay-court specialist,” Plews told The Telegraph. “It’s all the more impressive because he wasn’t bought up on the red clay of Europe, and he hasn’t done extended periods training out there – not for months at a time, anyway. “But you can learn to move on that green clay, even if it doesn’t play quite like the real stuff. That’s why I would take the Academy kids over to Goole. They’d come out of school, I’d pick them up and drive over, and we’d be doing tennis quizzes as we went along. Then they’d all go quiet as we approached, because it’s a pretty uninspiring place, flat and treeless for about five miles either side, and they’d be looking to see how far the nets were flying up. Most of the time, it was blowing a f---ing hoolie.” A lot is said and written about the need for more indoor courts in Britain, but surfaces can be an issue too. As a young junior, Edmund played on carpet, artificial grass, macadam, green clay – anything but the three types of court (hard, grass, red clay) that the ATP tour is actually built around. But you will never hear Edmund complain about such things. Apart from smiting his cannon-like forehand, the one thing he has always done better than the rest of Britain’s hopefuls is to put his head down and get on with it, come rain, shine or “f---ing hoolie”. Plews says Edmund's serve is his biggest improvement this year Credit: Getty Images “He is one of those guys with laser-beam focus,” says Plews. “He’s never meteoric; he doesn’t make sudden progress and knock down walls. But he is always improving. The biggest thing this year has been his serve. He’s getting a lot more traction with it, which means that his serve-forehand combos are becoming more prevalent. When he was with us, we had him sparring with older players, building a game that he wasn’t quite capable of playing yet. The great thing was that he always had an understanding of what he was working towards. He did OK in young juniors, but it wasn’t until he was 14 [the year when Edmund won nationals in Bournemouth, on a similar claylike surface to the one he had trained on in Goole] that it all started coming together.” Today, Edmund must rank among the world’s most dangerous players on this hugely demanding surface. Earlier this month, he took out both former French Open champion Novak Djokovic and world No. 10 David Goffin on the red clay of Madrid. Kyle Edmund is congratulated Novak Djokovic after defeating the former world No.1 earlier this month Credit: Getty Images Here in Paris, his campaign will begin against 19-year-old Australian Alex de Minaur, a man he ousted easily from the Estoril draw three weeks ago. “He has lots of energy and runs down a huge amount of balls,” said Edmund of De Minaur on Saturday. “I always feel like you’re going to be in the rallies [against him]. He’s not a guy that powers you off the court or a big server, but he certainly makes you earn the points. He’s a really good competitor. In one way it’s nice to know what you’re going to get but it’s one thing knowing it and another executing the game plan.” If Edmund delivers in his first couple of matches, he could land a third-round meeting with Fabio Fognini, the Italian No 1 who is one of only three men (along with Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem) to take a set off Rafael Nadal on clay this season. Should that fascinating contest come to pass, it will be a real test of character for both men. The expectations around Edmund have climbed dramatically. Seeded at a grand slam for the first time, he is still building on the momentum he established by reaching the semi-finals of January’s Australian Open. “The only reason I’m getting talked about more is that things are going in the right direction,” he said. It has been a magnificent journey, and all the more so because it started in such an unexpected place.
Kyle Edmund's unorthodox journey towards the top, from Goole's green clay to French Open seed
Look down the list of seeds at the French Open, and you’ll find players who learned their clay-court skills in Barcelona, or Hamburg, or Vienna. But only one man started out on the green granules of Goole Rugby Club. British players usually prefer slicker, faster surfaces, such as indoor hard courts or grass. So as the first clay-court expert to come out of Yorkshire, world No 17 Kyle Edmund is a significant outlier. “It’s one of those things that sounds funny,” Edmund admitted during a recent conversation with The Telegraph. “Goole – it’s nowhere. But everyone will have that sort of story because you won’t get many players who say ‘Yeah, when I was eight or 10, my first experience was at this amazing court’. Those were the nearest clay courts, when I was in Beverley with [Lawn Tennis Association coach] Richard Plews,” added Edmund. “We’d go down there once a week. It was American clay – my first experience of that.” Plews was the man who first spotted Edmund’s potential when he showed up at a summer camp. Eight years old at the time, this blond and bashful child had zero tennis experience. What he did have was obvious athletic ability and precociously fast hands, which would later make him the first pupil at Pocklington School to drive a cricket ball all the way from the pitch to a classroom window. Why Kyle Edmund is made for clay and the French Open “One of the amazing things is that Kyle has established himself as a bit of a clay-court specialist,” Plews told The Telegraph. “It’s all the more impressive because he wasn’t bought up on the red clay of Europe, and he hasn’t done extended periods training out there – not for months at a time, anyway. “But you can learn to move on that green clay, even if it doesn’t play quite like the real stuff. That’s why I would take the Academy kids over to Goole. They’d come out of school, I’d pick them up and drive over, and we’d be doing tennis quizzes as we went along. Then they’d all go quiet as we approached, because it’s a pretty uninspiring place, flat and treeless for about five miles either side, and they’d be looking to see how far the nets were flying up. Most of the time, it was blowing a f---ing hoolie.” A lot is said and written about the need for more indoor courts in Britain, but surfaces can be an issue too. As a young junior, Edmund played on carpet, artificial grass, macadam, green clay – anything but the three types of court (hard, grass, red clay) that the ATP tour is actually built around. But you will never hear Edmund complain about such things. Apart from smiting his cannon-like forehand, the one thing he has always done better than the rest of Britain’s hopefuls is to put his head down and get on with it, come rain, shine or “f---ing hoolie”. Plews says Edmund's serve is his biggest improvement this year Credit: Getty Images “He is one of those guys with laser-beam focus,” says Plews. “He’s never meteoric; he doesn’t make sudden progress and knock down walls. But he is always improving. The biggest thing this year has been his serve. He’s getting a lot more traction with it, which means that his serve-forehand combos are becoming more prevalent. When he was with us, we had him sparring with older players, building a game that he wasn’t quite capable of playing yet. The great thing was that he always had an understanding of what he was working towards. He did OK in young juniors, but it wasn’t until he was 14 [the year when Edmund won nationals in Bournemouth, on a similar claylike surface to the one he had trained on in Goole] that it all started coming together.” Today, Edmund must rank among the world’s most dangerous players on this hugely demanding surface. Earlier this month, he took out both former French Open champion Novak Djokovic and world No. 10 David Goffin on the red clay of Madrid. Kyle Edmund is congratulated Novak Djokovic after defeating the former world No.1 earlier this month Credit: Getty Images Here in Paris, his campaign will begin against 19-year-old Australian Alex de Minaur, a man he ousted easily from the Estoril draw three weeks ago. “He has lots of energy and runs down a huge amount of balls,” said Edmund of De Minaur on Saturday. “I always feel like you’re going to be in the rallies [against him]. He’s not a guy that powers you off the court or a big server, but he certainly makes you earn the points. He’s a really good competitor. In one way it’s nice to know what you’re going to get but it’s one thing knowing it and another executing the game plan.” If Edmund delivers in his first couple of matches, he could land a third-round meeting with Fabio Fognini, the Italian No 1 who is one of only three men (along with Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem) to take a set off Rafael Nadal on clay this season. Should that fascinating contest come to pass, it will be a real test of character for both men. The expectations around Edmund have climbed dramatically. Seeded at a grand slam for the first time, he is still building on the momentum he established by reaching the semi-finals of January’s Australian Open. “The only reason I’m getting talked about more is that things are going in the right direction,” he said. It has been a magnificent journey, and all the more so because it started in such an unexpected place.
Look down the list of seeds at the French Open, and you’ll find players who learned their clay-court skills in Barcelona, or Hamburg, or Vienna. But only one man started out on the green granules of Goole Rugby Club. British players usually prefer slicker, faster surfaces, such as indoor hard courts or grass. So as the first clay-court expert to come out of Yorkshire, world No 17 Kyle Edmund is a significant outlier. “It’s one of those things that sounds funny,” Edmund admitted during a recent conversation with The Telegraph. “Goole – it’s nowhere. But everyone will have that sort of story because you won’t get many players who say ‘Yeah, when I was eight or 10, my first experience was at this amazing court’. Those were the nearest clay courts, when I was in Beverley with [Lawn Tennis Association coach] Richard Plews,” added Edmund. “We’d go down there once a week. It was American clay – my first experience of that.” Plews was the man who first spotted Edmund’s potential when he showed up at a summer camp. Eight years old at the time, this blond and bashful child had zero tennis experience. What he did have was obvious athletic ability and precociously fast hands, which would later make him the first pupil at Pocklington School to drive a cricket ball all the way from the pitch to a classroom window. Why Kyle Edmund is made for clay and the French Open “One of the amazing things is that Kyle has established himself as a bit of a clay-court specialist,” Plews told The Telegraph. “It’s all the more impressive because he wasn’t bought up on the red clay of Europe, and he hasn’t done extended periods training out there – not for months at a time, anyway. “But you can learn to move on that green clay, even if it doesn’t play quite like the real stuff. That’s why I would take the Academy kids over to Goole. They’d come out of school, I’d pick them up and drive over, and we’d be doing tennis quizzes as we went along. Then they’d all go quiet as we approached, because it’s a pretty uninspiring place, flat and treeless for about five miles either side, and they’d be looking to see how far the nets were flying up. Most of the time, it was blowing a f---ing hoolie.” A lot is said and written about the need for more indoor courts in Britain, but surfaces can be an issue too. As a young junior, Edmund played on carpet, artificial grass, macadam, green clay – anything but the three types of court (hard, grass, red clay) that the ATP tour is actually built around. But you will never hear Edmund complain about such things. Apart from smiting his cannon-like forehand, the one thing he has always done better than the rest of Britain’s hopefuls is to put his head down and get on with it, come rain, shine or “f---ing hoolie”. Plews says Edmund's serve is his biggest improvement this year Credit: Getty Images “He is one of those guys with laser-beam focus,” says Plews. “He’s never meteoric; he doesn’t make sudden progress and knock down walls. But he is always improving. The biggest thing this year has been his serve. He’s getting a lot more traction with it, which means that his serve-forehand combos are becoming more prevalent. When he was with us, we had him sparring with older players, building a game that he wasn’t quite capable of playing yet. The great thing was that he always had an understanding of what he was working towards. He did OK in young juniors, but it wasn’t until he was 14 [the year when Edmund won nationals in Bournemouth, on a similar claylike surface to the one he had trained on in Goole] that it all started coming together.” Today, Edmund must rank among the world’s most dangerous players on this hugely demanding surface. Earlier this month, he took out both former French Open champion Novak Djokovic and world No. 10 David Goffin on the red clay of Madrid. Kyle Edmund is congratulated Novak Djokovic after defeating the former world No.1 earlier this month Credit: Getty Images Here in Paris, his campaign will begin against 19-year-old Australian Alex de Minaur, a man he ousted easily from the Estoril draw three weeks ago. “He has lots of energy and runs down a huge amount of balls,” said Edmund of De Minaur on Saturday. “I always feel like you’re going to be in the rallies [against him]. He’s not a guy that powers you off the court or a big server, but he certainly makes you earn the points. He’s a really good competitor. In one way it’s nice to know what you’re going to get but it’s one thing knowing it and another executing the game plan.” If Edmund delivers in his first couple of matches, he could land a third-round meeting with Fabio Fognini, the Italian No 1 who is one of only three men (along with Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem) to take a set off Rafael Nadal on clay this season. Should that fascinating contest come to pass, it will be a real test of character for both men. The expectations around Edmund have climbed dramatically. Seeded at a grand slam for the first time, he is still building on the momentum he established by reaching the semi-finals of January’s Australian Open. “The only reason I’m getting talked about more is that things are going in the right direction,” he said. It has been a magnificent journey, and all the more so because it started in such an unexpected place.
Kyle Edmund's unorthodox journey towards the top, from Goole's green clay to French Open seed
Look down the list of seeds at the French Open, and you’ll find players who learned their clay-court skills in Barcelona, or Hamburg, or Vienna. But only one man started out on the green granules of Goole Rugby Club. British players usually prefer slicker, faster surfaces, such as indoor hard courts or grass. So as the first clay-court expert to come out of Yorkshire, world No 17 Kyle Edmund is a significant outlier. “It’s one of those things that sounds funny,” Edmund admitted during a recent conversation with The Telegraph. “Goole – it’s nowhere. But everyone will have that sort of story because you won’t get many players who say ‘Yeah, when I was eight or 10, my first experience was at this amazing court’. Those were the nearest clay courts, when I was in Beverley with [Lawn Tennis Association coach] Richard Plews,” added Edmund. “We’d go down there once a week. It was American clay – my first experience of that.” Plews was the man who first spotted Edmund’s potential when he showed up at a summer camp. Eight years old at the time, this blond and bashful child had zero tennis experience. What he did have was obvious athletic ability and precociously fast hands, which would later make him the first pupil at Pocklington School to drive a cricket ball all the way from the pitch to a classroom window. Why Kyle Edmund is made for clay and the French Open “One of the amazing things is that Kyle has established himself as a bit of a clay-court specialist,” Plews told The Telegraph. “It’s all the more impressive because he wasn’t bought up on the red clay of Europe, and he hasn’t done extended periods training out there – not for months at a time, anyway. “But you can learn to move on that green clay, even if it doesn’t play quite like the real stuff. That’s why I would take the Academy kids over to Goole. They’d come out of school, I’d pick them up and drive over, and we’d be doing tennis quizzes as we went along. Then they’d all go quiet as we approached, because it’s a pretty uninspiring place, flat and treeless for about five miles either side, and they’d be looking to see how far the nets were flying up. Most of the time, it was blowing a f---ing hoolie.” A lot is said and written about the need for more indoor courts in Britain, but surfaces can be an issue too. As a young junior, Edmund played on carpet, artificial grass, macadam, green clay – anything but the three types of court (hard, grass, red clay) that the ATP tour is actually built around. But you will never hear Edmund complain about such things. Apart from smiting his cannon-like forehand, the one thing he has always done better than the rest of Britain’s hopefuls is to put his head down and get on with it, come rain, shine or “f---ing hoolie”. Plews says Edmund's serve is his biggest improvement this year Credit: Getty Images “He is one of those guys with laser-beam focus,” says Plews. “He’s never meteoric; he doesn’t make sudden progress and knock down walls. But he is always improving. The biggest thing this year has been his serve. He’s getting a lot more traction with it, which means that his serve-forehand combos are becoming more prevalent. When he was with us, we had him sparring with older players, building a game that he wasn’t quite capable of playing yet. The great thing was that he always had an understanding of what he was working towards. He did OK in young juniors, but it wasn’t until he was 14 [the year when Edmund won nationals in Bournemouth, on a similar claylike surface to the one he had trained on in Goole] that it all started coming together.” Today, Edmund must rank among the world’s most dangerous players on this hugely demanding surface. Earlier this month, he took out both former French Open champion Novak Djokovic and world No. 10 David Goffin on the red clay of Madrid. Kyle Edmund is congratulated Novak Djokovic after defeating the former world No.1 earlier this month Credit: Getty Images Here in Paris, his campaign will begin against 19-year-old Australian Alex de Minaur, a man he ousted easily from the Estoril draw three weeks ago. “He has lots of energy and runs down a huge amount of balls,” said Edmund of De Minaur on Saturday. “I always feel like you’re going to be in the rallies [against him]. He’s not a guy that powers you off the court or a big server, but he certainly makes you earn the points. He’s a really good competitor. In one way it’s nice to know what you’re going to get but it’s one thing knowing it and another executing the game plan.” If Edmund delivers in his first couple of matches, he could land a third-round meeting with Fabio Fognini, the Italian No 1 who is one of only three men (along with Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem) to take a set off Rafael Nadal on clay this season. Should that fascinating contest come to pass, it will be a real test of character for both men. The expectations around Edmund have climbed dramatically. Seeded at a grand slam for the first time, he is still building on the momentum he established by reaching the semi-finals of January’s Australian Open. “The only reason I’m getting talked about more is that things are going in the right direction,” he said. It has been a magnificent journey, and all the more so because it started in such an unexpected place.
Look down the list of seeds at the French Open, and you’ll find players who learned their clay-court skills in Barcelona, or Hamburg, or Vienna. But only one man started out on the green granules of Goole Rugby Club. British players usually prefer slicker, faster surfaces, such as indoor hard courts or grass. So as the first clay-court expert to come out of Yorkshire, world No 17 Kyle Edmund is a significant outlier. “It’s one of those things that sounds funny,” Edmund admitted during a recent conversation with The Telegraph. “Goole – it’s nowhere. But everyone will have that sort of story because you won’t get many players who say ‘Yeah, when I was eight or 10, my first experience was at this amazing court’. Those were the nearest clay courts, when I was in Beverley with [Lawn Tennis Association coach] Richard Plews,” added Edmund. “We’d go down there once a week. It was American clay – my first experience of that.” Plews was the man who first spotted Edmund’s potential when he showed up at a summer camp. Eight years old at the time, this blond and bashful child had zero tennis experience. What he did have was obvious athletic ability and precociously fast hands, which would later make him the first pupil at Pocklington School to drive a cricket ball all the way from the pitch to a classroom window. Why Kyle Edmund is made for clay and the French Open “One of the amazing things is that Kyle has established himself as a bit of a clay-court specialist,” Plews told The Telegraph. “It’s all the more impressive because he wasn’t bought up on the red clay of Europe, and he hasn’t done extended periods training out there – not for months at a time, anyway. “But you can learn to move on that green clay, even if it doesn’t play quite like the real stuff. That’s why I would take the Academy kids over to Goole. They’d come out of school, I’d pick them up and drive over, and we’d be doing tennis quizzes as we went along. Then they’d all go quiet as we approached, because it’s a pretty uninspiring place, flat and treeless for about five miles either side, and they’d be looking to see how far the nets were flying up. Most of the time, it was blowing a f---ing hoolie.” A lot is said and written about the need for more indoor courts in Britain, but surfaces can be an issue too. As a young junior, Edmund played on carpet, artificial grass, macadam, green clay – anything but the three types of court (hard, grass, red clay) that the ATP tour is actually built around. But you will never hear Edmund complain about such things. Apart from smiting his cannon-like forehand, the one thing he has always done better than the rest of Britain’s hopefuls is to put his head down and get on with it, come rain, shine or “f---ing hoolie”. Plews says Edmund's serve is his biggest improvement this year Credit: Getty Images “He is one of those guys with laser-beam focus,” says Plews. “He’s never meteoric; he doesn’t make sudden progress and knock down walls. But he is always improving. The biggest thing this year has been his serve. He’s getting a lot more traction with it, which means that his serve-forehand combos are becoming more prevalent. When he was with us, we had him sparring with older players, building a game that he wasn’t quite capable of playing yet. The great thing was that he always had an understanding of what he was working towards. He did OK in young juniors, but it wasn’t until he was 14 [the year when Edmund won nationals in Bournemouth, on a similar claylike surface to the one he had trained on in Goole] that it all started coming together.” Today, Edmund must rank among the world’s most dangerous players on this hugely demanding surface. Earlier this month, he took out both former French Open champion Novak Djokovic and world No. 10 David Goffin on the red clay of Madrid. Kyle Edmund is congratulated Novak Djokovic after defeating the former world No.1 earlier this month Credit: Getty Images Here in Paris, his campaign will begin against 19-year-old Australian Alex de Minaur, a man he ousted easily from the Estoril draw three weeks ago. “He has lots of energy and runs down a huge amount of balls,” said Edmund of De Minaur on Saturday. “I always feel like you’re going to be in the rallies [against him]. He’s not a guy that powers you off the court or a big server, but he certainly makes you earn the points. He’s a really good competitor. In one way it’s nice to know what you’re going to get but it’s one thing knowing it and another executing the game plan.” If Edmund delivers in his first couple of matches, he could land a third-round meeting with Fabio Fognini, the Italian No 1 who is one of only three men (along with Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem) to take a set off Rafael Nadal on clay this season. Should that fascinating contest come to pass, it will be a real test of character for both men. The expectations around Edmund have climbed dramatically. Seeded at a grand slam for the first time, he is still building on the momentum he established by reaching the semi-finals of January’s Australian Open. “The only reason I’m getting talked about more is that things are going in the right direction,” he said. It has been a magnificent journey, and all the more so because it started in such an unexpected place.
Kyle Edmund's unorthodox journey towards the top, from Goole's green clay to French Open seed
Look down the list of seeds at the French Open, and you’ll find players who learned their clay-court skills in Barcelona, or Hamburg, or Vienna. But only one man started out on the green granules of Goole Rugby Club. British players usually prefer slicker, faster surfaces, such as indoor hard courts or grass. So as the first clay-court expert to come out of Yorkshire, world No 17 Kyle Edmund is a significant outlier. “It’s one of those things that sounds funny,” Edmund admitted during a recent conversation with The Telegraph. “Goole – it’s nowhere. But everyone will have that sort of story because you won’t get many players who say ‘Yeah, when I was eight or 10, my first experience was at this amazing court’. Those were the nearest clay courts, when I was in Beverley with [Lawn Tennis Association coach] Richard Plews,” added Edmund. “We’d go down there once a week. It was American clay – my first experience of that.” Plews was the man who first spotted Edmund’s potential when he showed up at a summer camp. Eight years old at the time, this blond and bashful child had zero tennis experience. What he did have was obvious athletic ability and precociously fast hands, which would later make him the first pupil at Pocklington School to drive a cricket ball all the way from the pitch to a classroom window. Why Kyle Edmund is made for clay and the French Open “One of the amazing things is that Kyle has established himself as a bit of a clay-court specialist,” Plews told The Telegraph. “It’s all the more impressive because he wasn’t bought up on the red clay of Europe, and he hasn’t done extended periods training out there – not for months at a time, anyway. “But you can learn to move on that green clay, even if it doesn’t play quite like the real stuff. That’s why I would take the Academy kids over to Goole. They’d come out of school, I’d pick them up and drive over, and we’d be doing tennis quizzes as we went along. Then they’d all go quiet as we approached, because it’s a pretty uninspiring place, flat and treeless for about five miles either side, and they’d be looking to see how far the nets were flying up. Most of the time, it was blowing a f---ing hoolie.” A lot is said and written about the need for more indoor courts in Britain, but surfaces can be an issue too. As a young junior, Edmund played on carpet, artificial grass, macadam, green clay – anything but the three types of court (hard, grass, red clay) that the ATP tour is actually built around. But you will never hear Edmund complain about such things. Apart from smiting his cannon-like forehand, the one thing he has always done better than the rest of Britain’s hopefuls is to put his head down and get on with it, come rain, shine or “f---ing hoolie”. Plews says Edmund's serve is his biggest improvement this year Credit: Getty Images “He is one of those guys with laser-beam focus,” says Plews. “He’s never meteoric; he doesn’t make sudden progress and knock down walls. But he is always improving. The biggest thing this year has been his serve. He’s getting a lot more traction with it, which means that his serve-forehand combos are becoming more prevalent. When he was with us, we had him sparring with older players, building a game that he wasn’t quite capable of playing yet. The great thing was that he always had an understanding of what he was working towards. He did OK in young juniors, but it wasn’t until he was 14 [the year when Edmund won nationals in Bournemouth, on a similar claylike surface to the one he had trained on in Goole] that it all started coming together.” Today, Edmund must rank among the world’s most dangerous players on this hugely demanding surface. Earlier this month, he took out both former French Open champion Novak Djokovic and world No. 10 David Goffin on the red clay of Madrid. Kyle Edmund is congratulated Novak Djokovic after defeating the former world No.1 earlier this month Credit: Getty Images Here in Paris, his campaign will begin against 19-year-old Australian Alex de Minaur, a man he ousted easily from the Estoril draw three weeks ago. “He has lots of energy and runs down a huge amount of balls,” said Edmund of De Minaur on Saturday. “I always feel like you’re going to be in the rallies [against him]. He’s not a guy that powers you off the court or a big server, but he certainly makes you earn the points. He’s a really good competitor. In one way it’s nice to know what you’re going to get but it’s one thing knowing it and another executing the game plan.” If Edmund delivers in his first couple of matches, he could land a third-round meeting with Fabio Fognini, the Italian No 1 who is one of only three men (along with Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem) to take a set off Rafael Nadal on clay this season. Should that fascinating contest come to pass, it will be a real test of character for both men. The expectations around Edmund have climbed dramatically. Seeded at a grand slam for the first time, he is still building on the momentum he established by reaching the semi-finals of January’s Australian Open. “The only reason I’m getting talked about more is that things are going in the right direction,” he said. It has been a magnificent journey, and all the more so because it started in such an unexpected place.
<p><em>UFC Fight Night 129: Maia vs. Usman</em> marks the fight promotion’s debut in Santiago, Chile. Despite the fight card traveling a rocky road to get here, following Friday's official weigh-in, the event is now set for Saturday at Movistar Arena. </p> <p>The fight card was initially slated to feature Kamaru Usman squaring off with fellow rising star Santiago Ponzinibbio, but the Argentinian fighter had to withdraw because of an injury. The UFC Fight Night 129 headliner did not suffer any drop-off, however, as former welterweight title challenger Demian Maia – who currently sits at No. 7 in the <a href="https://www.mmaweekly.com/welterweight-division-170-pound-limit-mma-top-10" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Welterweight Top 10 Rankings" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Welterweight Top 10 Rankings</a> – agreed to step in.</p> <p>The revamped main event is now official as Maia stepped on the scale at 171 pounds and Usman at 170 pounds.</p> <p>A light heavyweight battle between former champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and rising contender Volkan Oezdemir was supposed to occupy the co-main event slot. Issues surrounding travel because of an ongoing Oezdemir legal issue made it necessary to move that bout to the UFC Fight Night 134 fight card slated for July in Hamburg, Germany.</p> <p>In its absence, a pivotal strawweight bout between Alexa Grasso and Tatiana Suarez has moved into the co-headlining spot. The winner promises to make a move up the <a href="https://www.mmaweekly.com/womens-strawweight-mma-top-10-rankings-115-pound-limit" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Top 10 Rankings" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Top 10 Rankings</a> and edge closer to title contention.</p> <p>Grasso and Suarez each weighed 115 pounds at the official weigh-in.</p> <p>None of the fighters on the UFC Chile card had any issues with the scale.</p> <p><strong>TRENDING > <a href="https://www.mmaweekly.com/who-is-the-favorite-if-chuck-liddell-and-tito-ortiz-fight-for-the-third-time" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Who is the Favorite if Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz Fight for the Third Time?" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Who is the Favorite if Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz Fight for the Third Time?</a></strong></p> <h2><span><strong>UFC Fight Night 129: Maia vs. Usman Weigh-in Results</strong></span></h2> <p><span><strong>Main Card (10 p.m. ET on FS1)</strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span>Demian Maia (171) vs. Kamaru Usman (170)</span></li> <li><span>Alexa Grasso (115) vs. Tatiana Suarez (115)</span></li> <li><span>Jared Cannonier (205) vs. Dominick Reyes (205)</span></li> <li><span>Diego Rivas (136) vs. Guido Cannetti (136)</span></li> <li><span>Veronica Macedo (126) vs. Andrea Lee (125)</span></li> <li><span>Vicente Luque (170) vs. Chad Laprise (171)</span></li> </ul> <p><span><strong>Prelims (8 p.m. ET on FS2)</strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span>Zak Cummings (170) vs. Michel Prazeres (170)</span></li> <li><span>Brandon Moreno (125) vs. Alexandre Pantoja (125)</span></li> <li><span>Poliana Botelho (115) vs. Syuri Kondo (116)</span></li> <li><span>Gabriel Benitez (145) vs. Humberto Bandenay (145)</span></li> </ul> <p><span><strong>Early Prelims (6:30 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass)</strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span>Enrique Barzola (145) vs. Brandon Davis (146)</span></li> <li><span>Henry Briones (136) vs. Frankie Saenz (136)</span></li> <li><span>Claudio Puelles (154) vs. Felipe Silva (156)</span></li> </ul> <p>Tune-in to MMAWeekly.com on Saturday for full <a href="https://www.mmaweekly.com/ufc-fight-night-129-chile-results-maia-vs-usman-full-results-and-live-fight-stats" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:UFC Fight Night 129: Maia vs. Usman Live Results and Fight Stats" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">UFC Fight Night 129: Maia vs. Usman Live Results and Fight Stats</a>. The first bout is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT.</p>
UFC Fight Night 129: Maia vs. Usman is Golden Following Official Weigh-ins

UFC Fight Night 129: Maia vs. Usman marks the fight promotion’s debut in Santiago, Chile. Despite the fight card traveling a rocky road to get here, following Friday's official weigh-in, the event is now set for Saturday at Movistar Arena.

The fight card was initially slated to feature Kamaru Usman squaring off with fellow rising star Santiago Ponzinibbio, but the Argentinian fighter had to withdraw because of an injury. The UFC Fight Night 129 headliner did not suffer any drop-off, however, as former welterweight title challenger Demian Maia – who currently sits at No. 7 in the Welterweight Top 10 Rankings – agreed to step in.

The revamped main event is now official as Maia stepped on the scale at 171 pounds and Usman at 170 pounds.

A light heavyweight battle between former champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and rising contender Volkan Oezdemir was supposed to occupy the co-main event slot. Issues surrounding travel because of an ongoing Oezdemir legal issue made it necessary to move that bout to the UFC Fight Night 134 fight card slated for July in Hamburg, Germany.

In its absence, a pivotal strawweight bout between Alexa Grasso and Tatiana Suarez has moved into the co-headlining spot. The winner promises to make a move up the Top 10 Rankings and edge closer to title contention.

Grasso and Suarez each weighed 115 pounds at the official weigh-in.

None of the fighters on the UFC Chile card had any issues with the scale.

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UFC Fight Night 129: Maia vs. Usman Weigh-in Results

Main Card (10 p.m. ET on FS1)

  • Demian Maia (171) vs. Kamaru Usman (170)
  • Alexa Grasso (115) vs. Tatiana Suarez (115)
  • Jared Cannonier (205) vs. Dominick Reyes (205)
  • Diego Rivas (136) vs. Guido Cannetti (136)
  • Veronica Macedo (126) vs. Andrea Lee (125)
  • Vicente Luque (170) vs. Chad Laprise (171)

Prelims (8 p.m. ET on FS2)

  • Zak Cummings (170) vs. Michel Prazeres (170)
  • Brandon Moreno (125) vs. Alexandre Pantoja (125)
  • Poliana Botelho (115) vs. Syuri Kondo (116)
  • Gabriel Benitez (145) vs. Humberto Bandenay (145)

Early Prelims (6:30 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass)

  • Enrique Barzola (145) vs. Brandon Davis (146)
  • Henry Briones (136) vs. Frankie Saenz (136)
  • Claudio Puelles (154) vs. Felipe Silva (156)

Tune-in to MMAWeekly.com on Saturday for full UFC Fight Night 129: Maia vs. Usman Live Results and Fight Stats. The first bout is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT.

<p><em>UFC Fight Night 129: Maia vs. Usman</em> marks the fight promotion’s debut in Santiago, Chile. Despite the fight card traveling a rocky road to get here, following Friday's official weigh-in, the event is now set for Saturday at Movistar Arena. </p> <p>The fight card was initially slated to feature Kamaru Usman squaring off with fellow rising star Santiago Ponzinibbio, but the Argentinian fighter had to withdraw because of an injury. The UFC Fight Night 129 headliner did not suffer any drop-off, however, as former welterweight title challenger Demian Maia – who currently sits at No. 7 in the <a href="https://www.mmaweekly.com/welterweight-division-170-pound-limit-mma-top-10" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Welterweight Top 10 Rankings" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Welterweight Top 10 Rankings</a> – agreed to step in.</p> <p>The revamped main event is now official as Maia stepped on the scale at 171 pounds and Usman at 170 pounds.</p> <p>A light heavyweight battle between former champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and rising contender Volkan Oezdemir was supposed to occupy the co-main event slot. Issues surrounding travel because of an ongoing Oezdemir legal issue made it necessary to move that bout to the UFC Fight Night 134 fight card slated for July in Hamburg, Germany.</p> <p>In its absence, a pivotal strawweight bout between Alexa Grasso and Tatiana Suarez has moved into the co-headlining spot. The winner promises to make a move up the <a href="https://www.mmaweekly.com/womens-strawweight-mma-top-10-rankings-115-pound-limit" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Top 10 Rankings" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Top 10 Rankings</a> and edge closer to title contention.</p> <p>Grasso and Suarez each weighed 115 pounds at the official weigh-in.</p> <p>None of the fighters on the UFC Chile card had any issues with the scale.</p> <p><strong>TRENDING > <a href="https://www.mmaweekly.com/who-is-the-favorite-if-chuck-liddell-and-tito-ortiz-fight-for-the-third-time" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Who is the Favorite if Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz Fight for the Third Time?" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Who is the Favorite if Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz Fight for the Third Time?</a></strong></p> <h2><span><strong>UFC Fight Night 129: Maia vs. Usman Weigh-in Results</strong></span></h2> <p><span><strong>Main Card (10 p.m. ET on FS1)</strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span>Demian Maia (171) vs. Kamaru Usman (170)</span></li> <li><span>Alexa Grasso (115) vs. Tatiana Suarez (115)</span></li> <li><span>Jared Cannonier (205) vs. Dominick Reyes (205)</span></li> <li><span>Diego Rivas (136) vs. Guido Cannetti (136)</span></li> <li><span>Veronica Macedo (126) vs. Andrea Lee (125)</span></li> <li><span>Vicente Luque (170) vs. Chad Laprise (171)</span></li> </ul> <p><span><strong>Prelims (8 p.m. ET on FS2)</strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span>Zak Cummings (170) vs. Michel Prazeres (170)</span></li> <li><span>Brandon Moreno (125) vs. Alexandre Pantoja (125)</span></li> <li><span>Poliana Botelho (115) vs. Syuri Kondo (116)</span></li> <li><span>Gabriel Benitez (145) vs. Humberto Bandenay (145)</span></li> </ul> <p><span><strong>Early Prelims (6:30 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass)</strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span>Enrique Barzola (145) vs. Brandon Davis (146)</span></li> <li><span>Henry Briones (136) vs. Frankie Saenz (136)</span></li> <li><span>Claudio Puelles (154) vs. Felipe Silva (156)</span></li> </ul> <p>Tune-in to MMAWeekly.com on Saturday for full <a href="https://www.mmaweekly.com/ufc-fight-night-129-chile-results-maia-vs-usman-full-results-and-live-fight-stats" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:UFC Fight Night 129: Maia vs. Usman Live Results and Fight Stats" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">UFC Fight Night 129: Maia vs. Usman Live Results and Fight Stats</a>. The first bout is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT.</p>
UFC Fight Night 129: Maia vs. Usman is Golden Following Official Weigh-ins

UFC Fight Night 129: Maia vs. Usman marks the fight promotion’s debut in Santiago, Chile. Despite the fight card traveling a rocky road to get here, following Friday's official weigh-in, the event is now set for Saturday at Movistar Arena.

The fight card was initially slated to feature Kamaru Usman squaring off with fellow rising star Santiago Ponzinibbio, but the Argentinian fighter had to withdraw because of an injury. The UFC Fight Night 129 headliner did not suffer any drop-off, however, as former welterweight title challenger Demian Maia – who currently sits at No. 7 in the Welterweight Top 10 Rankings – agreed to step in.

The revamped main event is now official as Maia stepped on the scale at 171 pounds and Usman at 170 pounds.

A light heavyweight battle between former champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and rising contender Volkan Oezdemir was supposed to occupy the co-main event slot. Issues surrounding travel because of an ongoing Oezdemir legal issue made it necessary to move that bout to the UFC Fight Night 134 fight card slated for July in Hamburg, Germany.

In its absence, a pivotal strawweight bout between Alexa Grasso and Tatiana Suarez has moved into the co-headlining spot. The winner promises to make a move up the Top 10 Rankings and edge closer to title contention.

Grasso and Suarez each weighed 115 pounds at the official weigh-in.

None of the fighters on the UFC Chile card had any issues with the scale.

TRENDING > Who is the Favorite if Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz Fight for the Third Time?

UFC Fight Night 129: Maia vs. Usman Weigh-in Results

Main Card (10 p.m. ET on FS1)

  • Demian Maia (171) vs. Kamaru Usman (170)
  • Alexa Grasso (115) vs. Tatiana Suarez (115)
  • Jared Cannonier (205) vs. Dominick Reyes (205)
  • Diego Rivas (136) vs. Guido Cannetti (136)
  • Veronica Macedo (126) vs. Andrea Lee (125)
  • Vicente Luque (170) vs. Chad Laprise (171)

Prelims (8 p.m. ET on FS2)

  • Zak Cummings (170) vs. Michel Prazeres (170)
  • Brandon Moreno (125) vs. Alexandre Pantoja (125)
  • Poliana Botelho (115) vs. Syuri Kondo (116)
  • Gabriel Benitez (145) vs. Humberto Bandenay (145)

Early Prelims (6:30 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass)

  • Enrique Barzola (145) vs. Brandon Davis (146)
  • Henry Briones (136) vs. Frankie Saenz (136)
  • Claudio Puelles (154) vs. Felipe Silva (156)

Tune-in to MMAWeekly.com on Saturday for full UFC Fight Night 129: Maia vs. Usman Live Results and Fight Stats. The first bout is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT.

With Niko Kovac moving on to Bayern Munich at the end of the season, Eintracht Frankfurt have selected Adi Hutter as his replacement.
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With Niko Kovac moving on to Bayern Munich at the end of the season, Eintracht Frankfurt have selected Adi Hutter as his replacement.
Some must-know stats from the Bundesliga season, which saw Hamburg relegated for the first time ever.
5 things you didn't know...Hamburg's glorious top-flight run ended
Some must-know stats from the Bundesliga season, which saw Hamburg relegated for the first time ever.
Some must-know stats from the Bundesliga season, which saw Hamburg relegated for the first time ever.
5 things you didn't know...Hamburg's glorious top-flight run ended
Some must-know stats from the Bundesliga season, which saw Hamburg relegated for the first time ever.
Some must-know stats from the Bundesliga season, which saw Hamburg relegated for the first time ever.
5 things you didn't know...Hamburg's glorious top-flight run ended
Some must-know stats from the Bundesliga season, which saw Hamburg relegated for the first time ever.
An advertising hoarding on fire as stewards are lined up across the pitch after trouble marred Hamburg’s relegation.
Riotous final day captures the paradoxes of Bundesliga 2017-18
An advertising hoarding on fire as stewards are lined up across the pitch after trouble marred Hamburg’s relegation.
A ridiculously eventful climax to the Scottish Premiership schedule saw Celtic, Aberdeen, Hibernian and Rangers embroiled in a spectacular resolution of the final league placings. Celtic, of course, were guaranteed a seventh successive title party, which duly proceeded at a packed Parkhead, but only after they had lost at home to Scottish opponents for the first time since Brendan Rodgers became Hoops manager in the summer of 2016. The setback was inflicted by Aberdeen, for whom Andrew Considine’s 47th-minute goal ended a lamentable run of 25 consecutive defeats over 14 years of visits to the east end of Glasgow, hence the visitors’ celebrations after the final whistle, although these were marred somewhat when Shay Logan was shown a post-match red card for his part in an altercation with Mikael Lustig. Considine’s contribution also guaranteed the Dons the runners-up spot for the fourth year in a row and quashed Rangers’ hopes of a second-place finish to an otherwise dispiriting season. In fact, within 22 minutes of their visit to Easter Road, Rangers looked on the verge of a humiliation as great as those inflicted by Celtic in the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final and in the title clincher last month. Hibernian raced to a 3-0 lead, beginning their scoring spree with a Florian Kamberi penalty after Jamie Maclaren had been fouled by David Bates, the Rangers defender who was playing his last game for the club before heading to Hamburg during the close season. Jamie Maclaren scrambles home a 90th minute equaliser Credit: Getty images Scott Allan made it 2-0 when he connected at close range with a prompt from Vykintas Slivka and Maclaren netted Hibs’ third with a header from a Lewis Stevenson cross midway through the first half. At that stage of the proceedings there seemed to be a significant chance that Hibs could get to 6-0, the scoreline required to displace the Ibrox side from third place in the table. Instead, Rangers retorted with three goals inside a quarter of an hour. The revival began when James Tavernier beat Ofir Marciano with a right-foot shot from the centre of the Hibs’ box and it continued two minutes later when Jordan Rossiter found the mark from almost the same position. Bruno Alves replaced Sean Goss in the Rangers midfield – Goss punching the dugout on his way off – and the Portuguese centre-back’s presence paid a dividend five minutes before the break when he equalised with a beautifully controlled free-kick. Astoundingly, 10 minutes into the second half, Rangers went ahead with a Jason Holt shot and increased their lead when Holt supplied Jason Windass for a scoring finish just before the hour mark. The visitors’ celebrations were promptly curtailed as Maclaren struck again for his second of the afternoon and, with five minutes remaining, Rangers were reduced to 10 men when Holt was shown a second yellow card for a needless foul on John McGinn. Easter Road was in a ferment as the contest moved into six minutes of stoppage time, midway through which Maclaren turned a pass from Brandon Barker over the line to make it 5-5. Aberdeen secured second place Credit: PA For Rangers, the most significant consequence of the afternoon’s results is that Steven Gerrard’s first competitive game in charge at Ibrox will be the first leg of the Europa League first qualifying round on July 12. Hibs, meanwhile, will play in Europe if Celtic beat Motherwell in the William Hill Scottish Cup final on Saturday, but if the Steelmen upset the odds at Hampden Park, Neil Lennon’s men will not qualify for the Europa League. Lennon, who had questioned his own future at Hibs after the derby defeat by Hearts at Tynecastle on Wednesday – and who had missed training and his media briefing on Friday – drew back from his threat to leave Easter Road. “I’ve had a bad virus the last two or three weeks and I just couldn’t get out of bed on Friday,” he said. “I know the conspiracy theories were flying around but I wasn’t well and thankfully I’m coming out of the remnants now. “However, what I have done is opened up a lot of unnecessary speculation and analysis of my relationship with the board and there’s just nothing there. The board have backed me every step of the way. “I do not make demands of the board, I do not throw the toys out of the pram – in fact I’m the exact opposite and have been throughout my managerial career. They gave me extra funds in January if we wanted to sign an extra player and we decided not to go with that. “All the speculation about me making demands or being unhappy with the club couldn’t be further from the truth.” Indeed, Lennon finished his season by being sent off for running to the pitch to gesture towards the Rangers support when Hibs made it 5-5, although his grinning departure did not suggest contrition. “I was getting a bit of stick from the Rangers support so I gave them some back,” he said. “It was bonkers. We were 3-0 up but – and I can’t believe I’m saying this – we needed the fourth.”
Aberdeen gatecrash Celtic's title party as Scottish Premiership comes to feverish climax
A ridiculously eventful climax to the Scottish Premiership schedule saw Celtic, Aberdeen, Hibernian and Rangers embroiled in a spectacular resolution of the final league placings. Celtic, of course, were guaranteed a seventh successive title party, which duly proceeded at a packed Parkhead, but only after they had lost at home to Scottish opponents for the first time since Brendan Rodgers became Hoops manager in the summer of 2016. The setback was inflicted by Aberdeen, for whom Andrew Considine’s 47th-minute goal ended a lamentable run of 25 consecutive defeats over 14 years of visits to the east end of Glasgow, hence the visitors’ celebrations after the final whistle, although these were marred somewhat when Shay Logan was shown a post-match red card for his part in an altercation with Mikael Lustig. Considine’s contribution also guaranteed the Dons the runners-up spot for the fourth year in a row and quashed Rangers’ hopes of a second-place finish to an otherwise dispiriting season. In fact, within 22 minutes of their visit to Easter Road, Rangers looked on the verge of a humiliation as great as those inflicted by Celtic in the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final and in the title clincher last month. Hibernian raced to a 3-0 lead, beginning their scoring spree with a Florian Kamberi penalty after Jamie Maclaren had been fouled by David Bates, the Rangers defender who was playing his last game for the club before heading to Hamburg during the close season. Jamie Maclaren scrambles home a 90th minute equaliser Credit: Getty images Scott Allan made it 2-0 when he connected at close range with a prompt from Vykintas Slivka and Maclaren netted Hibs’ third with a header from a Lewis Stevenson cross midway through the first half. At that stage of the proceedings there seemed to be a significant chance that Hibs could get to 6-0, the scoreline required to displace the Ibrox side from third place in the table. Instead, Rangers retorted with three goals inside a quarter of an hour. The revival began when James Tavernier beat Ofir Marciano with a right-foot shot from the centre of the Hibs’ box and it continued two minutes later when Jordan Rossiter found the mark from almost the same position. Bruno Alves replaced Sean Goss in the Rangers midfield – Goss punching the dugout on his way off – and the Portuguese centre-back’s presence paid a dividend five minutes before the break when he equalised with a beautifully controlled free-kick. Astoundingly, 10 minutes into the second half, Rangers went ahead with a Jason Holt shot and increased their lead when Holt supplied Jason Windass for a scoring finish just before the hour mark. The visitors’ celebrations were promptly curtailed as Maclaren struck again for his second of the afternoon and, with five minutes remaining, Rangers were reduced to 10 men when Holt was shown a second yellow card for a needless foul on John McGinn. Easter Road was in a ferment as the contest moved into six minutes of stoppage time, midway through which Maclaren turned a pass from Brandon Barker over the line to make it 5-5. Aberdeen secured second place Credit: PA For Rangers, the most significant consequence of the afternoon’s results is that Steven Gerrard’s first competitive game in charge at Ibrox will be the first leg of the Europa League first qualifying round on July 12. Hibs, meanwhile, will play in Europe if Celtic beat Motherwell in the William Hill Scottish Cup final on Saturday, but if the Steelmen upset the odds at Hampden Park, Neil Lennon’s men will not qualify for the Europa League. Lennon, who had questioned his own future at Hibs after the derby defeat by Hearts at Tynecastle on Wednesday – and who had missed training and his media briefing on Friday – drew back from his threat to leave Easter Road. “I’ve had a bad virus the last two or three weeks and I just couldn’t get out of bed on Friday,” he said. “I know the conspiracy theories were flying around but I wasn’t well and thankfully I’m coming out of the remnants now. “However, what I have done is opened up a lot of unnecessary speculation and analysis of my relationship with the board and there’s just nothing there. The board have backed me every step of the way. “I do not make demands of the board, I do not throw the toys out of the pram – in fact I’m the exact opposite and have been throughout my managerial career. They gave me extra funds in January if we wanted to sign an extra player and we decided not to go with that. “All the speculation about me making demands or being unhappy with the club couldn’t be further from the truth.” Indeed, Lennon finished his season by being sent off for running to the pitch to gesture towards the Rangers support when Hibs made it 5-5, although his grinning departure did not suggest contrition. “I was getting a bit of stick from the Rangers support so I gave them some back,” he said. “It was bonkers. We were 3-0 up but – and I can’t believe I’m saying this – we needed the fourth.”
A ridiculously eventful climax to the Scottish Premiership schedule saw Celtic, Aberdeen, Hibernian and Rangers embroiled in a spectacular resolution of the final league placings. Celtic, of course, were guaranteed a seventh successive title party, which duly proceeded at a packed Parkhead, but only after they had lost at home to Scottish opponents for the first time since Brendan Rodgers became Hoops manager in the summer of 2016. The setback was inflicted by Aberdeen, for whom Andrew Considine’s 47th-minute goal ended a lamentable run of 25 consecutive defeats over 14 years of visits to the east end of Glasgow, hence the visitors’ celebrations after the final whistle, although these were marred somewhat when Shay Logan was shown a post-match red card for his part in an altercation with Mikael Lustig. Considine’s contribution also guaranteed the Dons the runners-up spot for the fourth year in a row and quashed Rangers’ hopes of a second-place finish to an otherwise dispiriting season. In fact, within 22 minutes of their visit to Easter Road, Rangers looked on the verge of a humiliation as great as those inflicted by Celtic in the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final and in the title clincher last month. Hibernian raced to a 3-0 lead, beginning their scoring spree with a Florian Kamberi penalty after Jamie Maclaren had been fouled by David Bates, the Rangers defender who was playing his last game for the club before heading to Hamburg during the close season. Jamie Maclaren scrambles home a 90th minute equaliser Credit: Getty images Scott Allan made it 2-0 when he connected at close range with a prompt from Vykintas Slivka and Maclaren netted Hibs’ third with a header from a Lewis Stevenson cross midway through the first half. At that stage of the proceedings there seemed to be a significant chance that Hibs could get to 6-0, the scoreline required to displace the Ibrox side from third place in the table. Instead, Rangers retorted with three goals inside a quarter of an hour. The revival began when James Tavernier beat Ofir Marciano with a right-foot shot from the centre of the Hibs’ box and it continued two minutes later when Jordan Rossiter found the mark from almost the same position. Bruno Alves replaced Sean Goss in the Rangers midfield – Goss punching the dugout on his way off – and the Portuguese centre-back’s presence paid a dividend five minutes before the break when he equalised with a beautifully controlled free-kick. Astoundingly, 10 minutes into the second half, Rangers went ahead with a Jason Holt shot and increased their lead when Holt supplied Jason Windass for a scoring finish just before the hour mark. The visitors’ celebrations were promptly curtailed as Maclaren struck again for his second of the afternoon and, with five minutes remaining, Rangers were reduced to 10 men when Holt was shown a second yellow card for a needless foul on John McGinn. Easter Road was in a ferment as the contest moved into six minutes of stoppage time, midway through which Maclaren turned a pass from Brandon Barker over the line to make it 5-5. Aberdeen secured second place Credit: PA For Rangers, the most significant consequence of the afternoon’s results is that Steven Gerrard’s first competitive game in charge at Ibrox will be the first leg of the Europa League first qualifying round on July 12. Hibs, meanwhile, will play in Europe if Celtic beat Motherwell in the William Hill Scottish Cup final on Saturday, but if the Steelmen upset the odds at Hampden Park, Neil Lennon’s men will not qualify for the Europa League. Lennon, who had questioned his own future at Hibs after the derby defeat by Hearts at Tynecastle on Wednesday – and who had missed training and his media briefing on Friday – drew back from his threat to leave Easter Road. “I’ve had a bad virus the last two or three weeks and I just couldn’t get out of bed on Friday,” he said. “I know the conspiracy theories were flying around but I wasn’t well and thankfully I’m coming out of the remnants now. “However, what I have done is opened up a lot of unnecessary speculation and analysis of my relationship with the board and there’s just nothing there. The board have backed me every step of the way. “I do not make demands of the board, I do not throw the toys out of the pram – in fact I’m the exact opposite and have been throughout my managerial career. They gave me extra funds in January if we wanted to sign an extra player and we decided not to go with that. “All the speculation about me making demands or being unhappy with the club couldn’t be further from the truth.” Indeed, Lennon finished his season by being sent off for running to the pitch to gesture towards the Rangers support when Hibs made it 5-5, although his grinning departure did not suggest contrition. “I was getting a bit of stick from the Rangers support so I gave them some back,” he said. “It was bonkers. We were 3-0 up but – and I can’t believe I’m saying this – we needed the fourth.”
Aberdeen gatecrash Celtic's title party as Scottish Premiership comes to feverish climax
A ridiculously eventful climax to the Scottish Premiership schedule saw Celtic, Aberdeen, Hibernian and Rangers embroiled in a spectacular resolution of the final league placings. Celtic, of course, were guaranteed a seventh successive title party, which duly proceeded at a packed Parkhead, but only after they had lost at home to Scottish opponents for the first time since Brendan Rodgers became Hoops manager in the summer of 2016. The setback was inflicted by Aberdeen, for whom Andrew Considine’s 47th-minute goal ended a lamentable run of 25 consecutive defeats over 14 years of visits to the east end of Glasgow, hence the visitors’ celebrations after the final whistle, although these were marred somewhat when Shay Logan was shown a post-match red card for his part in an altercation with Mikael Lustig. Considine’s contribution also guaranteed the Dons the runners-up spot for the fourth year in a row and quashed Rangers’ hopes of a second-place finish to an otherwise dispiriting season. In fact, within 22 minutes of their visit to Easter Road, Rangers looked on the verge of a humiliation as great as those inflicted by Celtic in the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final and in the title clincher last month. Hibernian raced to a 3-0 lead, beginning their scoring spree with a Florian Kamberi penalty after Jamie Maclaren had been fouled by David Bates, the Rangers defender who was playing his last game for the club before heading to Hamburg during the close season. Jamie Maclaren scrambles home a 90th minute equaliser Credit: Getty images Scott Allan made it 2-0 when he connected at close range with a prompt from Vykintas Slivka and Maclaren netted Hibs’ third with a header from a Lewis Stevenson cross midway through the first half. At that stage of the proceedings there seemed to be a significant chance that Hibs could get to 6-0, the scoreline required to displace the Ibrox side from third place in the table. Instead, Rangers retorted with three goals inside a quarter of an hour. The revival began when James Tavernier beat Ofir Marciano with a right-foot shot from the centre of the Hibs’ box and it continued two minutes later when Jordan Rossiter found the mark from almost the same position. Bruno Alves replaced Sean Goss in the Rangers midfield – Goss punching the dugout on his way off – and the Portuguese centre-back’s presence paid a dividend five minutes before the break when he equalised with a beautifully controlled free-kick. Astoundingly, 10 minutes into the second half, Rangers went ahead with a Jason Holt shot and increased their lead when Holt supplied Jason Windass for a scoring finish just before the hour mark. The visitors’ celebrations were promptly curtailed as Maclaren struck again for his second of the afternoon and, with five minutes remaining, Rangers were reduced to 10 men when Holt was shown a second yellow card for a needless foul on John McGinn. Easter Road was in a ferment as the contest moved into six minutes of stoppage time, midway through which Maclaren turned a pass from Brandon Barker over the line to make it 5-5. Aberdeen secured second place Credit: PA For Rangers, the most significant consequence of the afternoon’s results is that Steven Gerrard’s first competitive game in charge at Ibrox will be the first leg of the Europa League first qualifying round on July 12. Hibs, meanwhile, will play in Europe if Celtic beat Motherwell in the William Hill Scottish Cup final on Saturday, but if the Steelmen upset the odds at Hampden Park, Neil Lennon’s men will not qualify for the Europa League. Lennon, who had questioned his own future at Hibs after the derby defeat by Hearts at Tynecastle on Wednesday – and who had missed training and his media briefing on Friday – drew back from his threat to leave Easter Road. “I’ve had a bad virus the last two or three weeks and I just couldn’t get out of bed on Friday,” he said. “I know the conspiracy theories were flying around but I wasn’t well and thankfully I’m coming out of the remnants now. “However, what I have done is opened up a lot of unnecessary speculation and analysis of my relationship with the board and there’s just nothing there. The board have backed me every step of the way. “I do not make demands of the board, I do not throw the toys out of the pram – in fact I’m the exact opposite and have been throughout my managerial career. They gave me extra funds in January if we wanted to sign an extra player and we decided not to go with that. “All the speculation about me making demands or being unhappy with the club couldn’t be further from the truth.” Indeed, Lennon finished his season by being sent off for running to the pitch to gesture towards the Rangers support when Hibs made it 5-5, although his grinning departure did not suggest contrition. “I was getting a bit of stick from the Rangers support so I gave them some back,” he said. “It was bonkers. We were 3-0 up but – and I can’t believe I’m saying this – we needed the fourth.”
A ridiculously eventful climax to the Scottish Premiership schedule saw Celtic, Aberdeen, Hibernian and Rangers embroiled in a spectacular resolution of the final league placings. Celtic, of course, were guaranteed a seventh successive title party, which duly proceeded at a packed Parkhead, but only after they had lost at home to Scottish opponents for the first time since Brendan Rodgers became Hoops manager in the summer of 2016. The setback was inflicted by Aberdeen, for whom Andrew Considine’s 47th-minute goal ended a lamentable run of 25 consecutive defeats over 14 years of visits to the east end of Glasgow, hence the visitors’ celebrations after the final whistle, although these were marred somewhat when Shay Logan was shown a post-match red card for his part in an altercation with Mikael Lustig. Considine’s contribution also guaranteed the Dons the runners-up spot for the fourth year in a row and quashed Rangers’ hopes of a second-place finish to an otherwise dispiriting season. In fact, within 22 minutes of their visit to Easter Road, Rangers looked on the verge of a humiliation as great as those inflicted by Celtic in the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final and in the title clincher last month. Hibernian raced to a 3-0 lead, beginning their scoring spree with a Florian Kamberi penalty after Jamie Maclaren had been fouled by David Bates, the Rangers defender who was playing his last game for the club before heading to Hamburg during the close season. Jamie Maclaren scrambles home a 90th minute equaliser Credit: Getty images Scott Allan made it 2-0 when he connected at close range with a prompt from Vykintas Slivka and Maclaren netted Hibs’ third with a header from a Lewis Stevenson cross midway through the first half. At that stage of the proceedings there seemed to be a significant chance that Hibs could get to 6-0, the scoreline required to displace the Ibrox side from third place in the table. Instead, Rangers retorted with three goals inside a quarter of an hour. The revival began when James Tavernier beat Ofir Marciano with a right-foot shot from the centre of the Hibs’ box and it continued two minutes later when Jordan Rossiter found the mark from almost the same position. Bruno Alves replaced Sean Goss in the Rangers midfield – Goss punching the dugout on his way off – and the Portuguese centre-back’s presence paid a dividend five minutes before the break when he equalised with a beautifully controlled free-kick. Astoundingly, 10 minutes into the second half, Rangers went ahead with a Jason Holt shot and increased their lead when Holt supplied Jason Windass for a scoring finish just before the hour mark. The visitors’ celebrations were promptly curtailed as Maclaren struck again for his second of the afternoon and, with five minutes remaining, Rangers were reduced to 10 men when Holt was shown a second yellow card for a needless foul on John McGinn. Easter Road was in a ferment as the contest moved into six minutes of stoppage time, midway through which Maclaren turned a pass from Brandon Barker over the line to make it 5-5. Aberdeen secured second place Credit: PA For Rangers, the most significant consequence of the afternoon’s results is that Steven Gerrard’s first competitive game in charge at Ibrox will be the first leg of the Europa League first qualifying round on July 12. Hibs, meanwhile, will play in Europe if Celtic beat Motherwell in the William Hill Scottish Cup final on Saturday, but if the Steelmen upset the odds at Hampden Park, Neil Lennon’s men will not qualify for the Europa League. Lennon, who had questioned his own future at Hibs after the derby defeat by Hearts at Tynecastle on Wednesday – and who had missed training and his media briefing on Friday – drew back from his threat to leave Easter Road. “I’ve had a bad virus the last two or three weeks and I just couldn’t get out of bed on Friday,” he said. “I know the conspiracy theories were flying around but I wasn’t well and thankfully I’m coming out of the remnants now. “However, what I have done is opened up a lot of unnecessary speculation and analysis of my relationship with the board and there’s just nothing there. The board have backed me every step of the way. “I do not make demands of the board, I do not throw the toys out of the pram – in fact I’m the exact opposite and have been throughout my managerial career. They gave me extra funds in January if we wanted to sign an extra player and we decided not to go with that. “All the speculation about me making demands or being unhappy with the club couldn’t be further from the truth.” Indeed, Lennon finished his season by being sent off for running to the pitch to gesture towards the Rangers support when Hibs made it 5-5, although his grinning departure did not suggest contrition. “I was getting a bit of stick from the Rangers support so I gave them some back,” he said. “It was bonkers. We were 3-0 up but – and I can’t believe I’m saying this – we needed the fourth.”
Aberdeen gatecrash Celtic's title party as Scottish Premiership comes to feverish climax
A ridiculously eventful climax to the Scottish Premiership schedule saw Celtic, Aberdeen, Hibernian and Rangers embroiled in a spectacular resolution of the final league placings. Celtic, of course, were guaranteed a seventh successive title party, which duly proceeded at a packed Parkhead, but only after they had lost at home to Scottish opponents for the first time since Brendan Rodgers became Hoops manager in the summer of 2016. The setback was inflicted by Aberdeen, for whom Andrew Considine’s 47th-minute goal ended a lamentable run of 25 consecutive defeats over 14 years of visits to the east end of Glasgow, hence the visitors’ celebrations after the final whistle, although these were marred somewhat when Shay Logan was shown a post-match red card for his part in an altercation with Mikael Lustig. Considine’s contribution also guaranteed the Dons the runners-up spot for the fourth year in a row and quashed Rangers’ hopes of a second-place finish to an otherwise dispiriting season. In fact, within 22 minutes of their visit to Easter Road, Rangers looked on the verge of a humiliation as great as those inflicted by Celtic in the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final and in the title clincher last month. Hibernian raced to a 3-0 lead, beginning their scoring spree with a Florian Kamberi penalty after Jamie Maclaren had been fouled by David Bates, the Rangers defender who was playing his last game for the club before heading to Hamburg during the close season. Jamie Maclaren scrambles home a 90th minute equaliser Credit: Getty images Scott Allan made it 2-0 when he connected at close range with a prompt from Vykintas Slivka and Maclaren netted Hibs’ third with a header from a Lewis Stevenson cross midway through the first half. At that stage of the proceedings there seemed to be a significant chance that Hibs could get to 6-0, the scoreline required to displace the Ibrox side from third place in the table. Instead, Rangers retorted with three goals inside a quarter of an hour. The revival began when James Tavernier beat Ofir Marciano with a right-foot shot from the centre of the Hibs’ box and it continued two minutes later when Jordan Rossiter found the mark from almost the same position. Bruno Alves replaced Sean Goss in the Rangers midfield – Goss punching the dugout on his way off – and the Portuguese centre-back’s presence paid a dividend five minutes before the break when he equalised with a beautifully controlled free-kick. Astoundingly, 10 minutes into the second half, Rangers went ahead with a Jason Holt shot and increased their lead when Holt supplied Jason Windass for a scoring finish just before the hour mark. The visitors’ celebrations were promptly curtailed as Maclaren struck again for his second of the afternoon and, with five minutes remaining, Rangers were reduced to 10 men when Holt was shown a second yellow card for a needless foul on John McGinn. Easter Road was in a ferment as the contest moved into six minutes of stoppage time, midway through which Maclaren turned a pass from Brandon Barker over the line to make it 5-5. Aberdeen secured second place Credit: PA For Rangers, the most significant consequence of the afternoon’s results is that Steven Gerrard’s first competitive game in charge at Ibrox will be the first leg of the Europa League first qualifying round on July 12. Hibs, meanwhile, will play in Europe if Celtic beat Motherwell in the William Hill Scottish Cup final on Saturday, but if the Steelmen upset the odds at Hampden Park, Neil Lennon’s men will not qualify for the Europa League. Lennon, who had questioned his own future at Hibs after the derby defeat by Hearts at Tynecastle on Wednesday – and who had missed training and his media briefing on Friday – drew back from his threat to leave Easter Road. “I’ve had a bad virus the last two or three weeks and I just couldn’t get out of bed on Friday,” he said. “I know the conspiracy theories were flying around but I wasn’t well and thankfully I’m coming out of the remnants now. “However, what I have done is opened up a lot of unnecessary speculation and analysis of my relationship with the board and there’s just nothing there. The board have backed me every step of the way. “I do not make demands of the board, I do not throw the toys out of the pram – in fact I’m the exact opposite and have been throughout my managerial career. They gave me extra funds in January if we wanted to sign an extra player and we decided not to go with that. “All the speculation about me making demands or being unhappy with the club couldn’t be further from the truth.” Indeed, Lennon finished his season by being sent off for running to the pitch to gesture towards the Rangers support when Hibs made it 5-5, although his grinning departure did not suggest contrition. “I was getting a bit of stick from the Rangers support so I gave them some back,” he said. “It was bonkers. We were 3-0 up but – and I can’t believe I’m saying this – we needed the fourth.”
Bundesliga outfit Hamburg have been relegated from Germany's top flight for the first time in their history despite a 2-1 win over Borussia Moenchengladbach. The club has been in the Bundesliga since its inception and the relegation brings an end to their proud 55-season run in Germany's top flight. Hamburg have won the Bundesliga 6 times.
Hamburg's proud Bundesliga run comes to an end
Bundesliga outfit Hamburg have been relegated from Germany's top flight for the first time in their history despite a 2-1 win over Borussia Moenchengladbach. The club has been in the Bundesliga since its inception and the relegation brings an end to their proud 55-season run in Germany's top flight. Hamburg have won the Bundesliga 6 times.
Hamburg supporters couldn't hide their disgust as their team was relegated to Germany's second tier
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Hamburg supporters couldn't hide their disgust as their team was relegated to Germany's second tier
Hamburg coach Christian Titz is proud of his players and most of the fans despite their first relegation
Titz proud of Hamburg despite historic relegation
Hamburg coach Christian Titz is proud of his players and most of the fans despite their first relegation
Hamburg coach Christian Titz is proud of his players and most of the fans despite their first relegation
Titz proud of Hamburg despite historic relegation
Hamburg coach Christian Titz is proud of his players and most of the fans despite their first relegation
Hamburg coach Christian Titz is proud of his players and most of the fans despite their first relegation
Titz proud of Hamburg despite historic relegation
Hamburg coach Christian Titz is proud of his players and most of the fans despite their first relegation
Soccer Football - Bundesliga - Hamburger SV v Borussia Moenchengladbach - Volksparkstadion, Hamburg, Germany - May 12, 2018 Riot police lined up across the pitch at the end of the match REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer
Bundesliga - Hamburger SV v Borussia Moenchengladbach
Soccer Football - Bundesliga - Hamburger SV v Borussia Moenchengladbach - Volksparkstadion, Hamburg, Germany - May 12, 2018 Riot police lined up across the pitch at the end of the match REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer
Soccer Football - Bundesliga - Hamburger SV v Borussia Moenchengladbach - Volksparkstadion, Hamburg, Germany - May 12, 2018 General view of mounted police and riot police on the pitch at the end of the match REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen
Bundesliga - Hamburger SV v Borussia Moenchengladbach
Soccer Football - Bundesliga - Hamburger SV v Borussia Moenchengladbach - Volksparkstadion, Hamburg, Germany - May 12, 2018 General view of mounted police and riot police on the pitch at the end of the match REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen
Soccer Football - Bundesliga - Hamburger SV v Borussia Moenchengladbach - Volksparkstadion, Hamburg, Germany - May 12, 2018 General view of stewards and riot police lined up across the pitch at the end of the match REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen
Bundesliga - Hamburger SV v Borussia Moenchengladbach
Soccer Football - Bundesliga - Hamburger SV v Borussia Moenchengladbach - Volksparkstadion, Hamburg, Germany - May 12, 2018 General view of stewards and riot police lined up across the pitch at the end of the match REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen
Soccer Football - Bundesliga - Hamburger SV v Borussia Moenchengladbach - Volksparkstadion, Hamburg, Germany - May 12, 2018 Hamburg fans let off flares REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen
Bundesliga - Hamburger SV v Borussia Moenchengladbach
Soccer Football - Bundesliga - Hamburger SV v Borussia Moenchengladbach - Volksparkstadion, Hamburg, Germany - May 12, 2018 Hamburg fans let off flares REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen
Soccer Football - Bundesliga - Hamburger SV v Borussia Moenchengladbach - Volksparkstadion, Hamburg, Germany - May 12, 2018 Hamburg players look dejected as they leave the pitch at the end of the match REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen
Bundesliga - Hamburger SV v Borussia Moenchengladbach
Soccer Football - Bundesliga - Hamburger SV v Borussia Moenchengladbach - Volksparkstadion, Hamburg, Germany - May 12, 2018 Hamburg players look dejected as they leave the pitch at the end of the match REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen
Soccer Football - Bundesliga - Hamburger SV v Borussia Moenchengladbach - Volksparkstadion, Hamburg, Germany - May 12, 2018 Hamburg's Kyriakos Papadopoulos (L) and team mates look dejected as they applaud the fans at the end of the match REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer
Bundesliga - Hamburger SV v Borussia Moenchengladbach
Soccer Football - Bundesliga - Hamburger SV v Borussia Moenchengladbach - Volksparkstadion, Hamburg, Germany - May 12, 2018 Hamburg's Kyriakos Papadopoulos (L) and team mates look dejected as they applaud the fans at the end of the match REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer
Soccer Football - Bundesliga - Hamburger SV v Borussia Moenchengladbach - Volksparkstadion, Hamburg, Germany - May 12, 2018 Riot police in the stadium during the match REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer
Bundesliga - Hamburger SV v Borussia Moenchengladbach
Soccer Football - Bundesliga - Hamburger SV v Borussia Moenchengladbach - Volksparkstadion, Hamburg, Germany - May 12, 2018 Riot police in the stadium during the match REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer
Soccer Football - Bundesliga - Hamburger SV v Borussia Moenchengladbach - Volksparkstadion, Hamburg, Germany - May 12, 2018 Hamburg fans display a banner REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer
Bundesliga - Hamburger SV v Borussia Moenchengladbach
Soccer Football - Bundesliga - Hamburger SV v Borussia Moenchengladbach - Volksparkstadion, Hamburg, Germany - May 12, 2018 Hamburg fans display a banner REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer
Victory on the final day was not enough to preserve Bundesliga status HSV and flares and black smoke filled the pitch in stoppage time
Hamburg fans interrupt game with flares to try to delay first ever relegation
Victory on the final day was not enough to preserve Bundesliga status HSV and flares and black smoke filled the pitch in stoppage time
Police officers and security staff stand on the pitch when supporters light fireworks just before the end of the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hamburger SV and Borussia Moenchengladbach in Hamburg, northern Germany, Saturday, May 12, 2018 when Hamburg relegated for the first time in the history of the German Bundesliga. (Axel Heimken/dpa via AP)
Hamburger SV relegated amid chaotic scenes in Bundesliga
Police officers and security staff stand on the pitch when supporters light fireworks just before the end of the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hamburger SV and Borussia Moenchengladbach in Hamburg, northern Germany, Saturday, May 12, 2018 when Hamburg relegated for the first time in the history of the German Bundesliga. (Axel Heimken/dpa via AP)
A Hamburg fan lights fireworks when his team relegates for the first time in Geran Bundesliga history during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hamburger SV and VfL Borussia Moenchengladbach in Hamburg, Germany, Saturday, May 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Hamburger SV relegated amid chaotic scenes in Bundesliga
A Hamburg fan lights fireworks when his team relegates for the first time in Geran Bundesliga history during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hamburger SV and VfL Borussia Moenchengladbach in Hamburg, Germany, Saturday, May 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Supporters sing underneath a clock, indicating Hamburg's uninterrupted time of Bundesliga membership, prior to the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hamburger SV and VfL Borussia Moenchengladbach in Hamburg, Germany, Saturday, May 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Hamburger SV relegated amid chaotic scenes in Bundesliga
Supporters sing underneath a clock, indicating Hamburg's uninterrupted time of Bundesliga membership, prior to the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hamburger SV and VfL Borussia Moenchengladbach in Hamburg, Germany, Saturday, May 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

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