World Cup 2022: What Countries Have Named Their Squads For The Tournament?

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World Cup In Qatar 2022 has been tipped to be the best in the history of the competition as several countries line-up their various squads.

World Cup 2022: What Countries Have Named Their Squads For The Tournament?

Wearing the national jersey and competing against the top athletes in the world while representing everyone at home is undoubtedly the highest honor an athlete can experience.

Each of the 32 nations who have earned a spot in the 2022 World Cup will travel to Qatar with 26 of their top players. But who’s there?

The current squad names are listed below:

Argentina

Argentina has revealed its FIFA World Cup team for 2022.

The 26-man team that will travel to Qatar later this month to compete for their first World Cup trophy since 1986 has been announced by Lionel Scaloni.

Argentina, who is in Group C, will face Saudi Arabia in their opening match on November 22 before playing Mexico and Poland.

The focus is on Lionel Messi.

Goalkeepers

  • Emiliano Martínez (Aston Villa)
  • Gerónimo Rulli (Villarreal)
  • Franco Armani (River Plate)

Defenders

  • Nahuel Molina (Atletico Madrid)
  • Gonzalo Montiel (Sevilla)
  • Marcos Acuña (Sevilla)
  • Cristian Romero (Tottenham)
  • Germán Pezzella (Real Betis)
  • Nicolás Otamendi (Benfica)
  • Lisandro Martínez (Manchester United)
  • Nicolás Tagliafico (Lyon)
  • Juan Foyth (Villarreal)

Midfielders

  • Rodrigo De Paul (Atletico Madrid)
  • Leandro Paredes (Juventus)
  • Alexis Mac Allister (Brighton)
  • Guido Rodríguez (Real Betis)
  • Papu Gómez (Sevilla)
  • Enzo Fernández (Benfica)
  • Exequiel Palacios (Bayer Leverkusen)

Forwards

  • Ángel Di María (Juventus)
  • Lautaro Martínez (Inter Milan)
  • Joaquín Correa (Inter Milan)
  • Julián Álvarez (Manchester City)
  • Paulo Dybala (Roma)
  • Nicolás González (Fiorentina)
  • Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain)

Australia

In November, manager Graham Arnold selected his 26-man squad for Qatar, which included well-known players like Mat Ryan, Mathew Leckie, and Aaron Mooy.

During the intercontinental play-offs in June, the Socceroos defeated Peru on penalties in thrilling fashion, with backup goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne emerging as the improbable winner.

Australia’s finals group includes two recognizable foes: France, the defending champions, and Denmark, who they also faced in 2018.

Goalkeepers

  • Mat Ryan (FC Copenhagen)
  • Danny Vukovic (Central Coast Mariners)
  • Andrew Redmayne (Sydney FC)

Defenders

  • Harry Souttar (Stoke City)
  • Milos Degenek (Columbus Crew)
  • Bailey Wright (Sunderland)
  • Thomas Deng (Albirex Niigata)
  • Fran Karacic (Brescia)
  • Nathaniel Atkinson (Heart of Midlothian)
  • Aziz Behich (Dundee United)
  • Kye Rowles (Heart of Midlothian)
  • Joel King (Odense Boldklub)

Midfielders

  • Aaron Mooy (Celtic)
  • Jackson Irvine (FC St. Pauli)
  • Ajdin Hrustic (Hellas Verona)
  • Cameron Devlin (Heart of Midlothian)
  • Riley McGree (Middlesbrough)
  • Keanu Baccus (St Mirren)

Forwards

  • Jamie Maclaren (Melbourne City)
  • Mitchell Duke (Fagiano Okayama)
  • Jason Cummings (Central Coast Mariners)
  • Garang Kuol (Central Coast Mariners)
  • Awer Mabil (Cadiz)
  • Mathew Leckie (Melbourne City)
  • Craig Goodwin (Adelaide United)
  • Martin Boyle (Hibernian)

Belgium

Despite their fairly disappointing recent form, Belgium remained one of the underdogs to win the 2022 World Cup while they were the number one team in the world between September 2018 and February 2021.

The Red Devils have competed in 13 World Cups, but have never won the prized cup. Their best-ever finish was third in Russia in 2018.

Thibaut Courtois, Jan Vertonghen, Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku, and captain Eden Hazard all appear to be nearing the end of their careers, but Belgium’s Golden Generation will have one final chance in Qatar.

Belgium will be optimistic about making it to the round of 16 after being paired with Canada, Croatia, and Morocco in the group stages.

Goalkeepers

  • Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid)
  • Simon Mignolet (Club Brugge)
  • Koen Casteels (VfL Wolfsburg)

Defenders

  • Jan Vertonghen (Anderlecht)
  • Toby Alderweireld (Royal Antwerp)
  • Leander Dendoncker (Aston Villa)
  • Zeno Debast (Anderlecht)
  • Arthur Theate (Rennes)
  • Wout Faes (Leicester City)

Midfielders

  • Hans Vanaken (Club Brugge)
  • Axel Witsel (Atletico Madrid)
  • Youri Tielemans (Leicester City)
  • Amadou Onana (Everton)
  • Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)
  • Yannick Carrasco (Atletico Madrid)
  • Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Dortmund)
  • Timothy Castagne (Leicester City)
  • Thomas Meunier (Borussia Dortmund)

Forwards

  • Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan)
  • Michy Batshuayi (Fenerbahce)
  • Lois Openda (Racing Lens)
  • Charles De Ketelaere (AC Milan)
  • Eden Hazard (Real Madrid)
  • Jeremy Doku (Rennes)
  • Dries Mertens (Galatasaray)
  • Leandro Trossard (Brighton & Hove Albion)

Brazil

26 players have been selected by Brazil manager Tite to compete for the five-time world Cup winners in Qatar at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Goalkeepers

  • Alisson (Liverpool)
  • Ederson (Manchester City)
  • Weverton (Palmeiras)

Defenders

  • Bremer (Juventus)
  • Eder Militao (Real Madrid)
  • Marquinhos (Paris St Germain)
  • Thiago Silva (Chelsea)
  • Danilo (Juventus)
  • Dani Alves (UNAM Pumas)
  • Alex Sandro (Juventus)
  • Alex Telles (Sevilla)

Midfielders

  • Bruno Guimaraes (Newcastle United)
  • Casemiro (Manchester United)
  • Everton Ribeiro (Flamengo)
  • Fabinho (Liverpool)
  • Fred (Manchester United)
  • Lucas Paqueta (West Ham United)

Forwards

  • Antony (Manchester United)
  • Gabriel Jesus (Arsenal)
  • Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal)
  • Neymar Jr (Paris St Germain)
  • Pedro (Flamengo)
  • Raphinha (Barcelona)
  • Richarlison (Tottenham Hotspur)
  • Rodrygo (Real Madrid)
  • Vinicius Jr (Real Madrid)

Cameroon

A roster of 26 players for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 was unveiled by Rigobert Song.

Goalkeepers

  • Devis Epassy (Abha Club)
  • Simon Ngapandouetnbu (Olympique de Marseille)
  • Andre Onana (Inter Milan)

Defenders

  • Jean-Charles Castelletto (Nantes)
  • Enzo Ebosse (Udinese)
  • Collins Fai (Al Tai)
  • Olivier Mbaizo (Philadelphia Union)
  • Nicolas Nkoulou (Aris Salonika)
  • Tolo Nouhou (Seattle Sounders)
  • Christopher Wooh (Stade Rennes)
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Midfielders

  • Martin Hongla (Verona)
  • Pierre Kunde (Olympiakos)
  • Olivier Ntcham (Swansea City)
  • Gael Ondoua (Hannover 96)
  • Samuel Oum Gouet (Mechelen)
  • Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Napoli)

Forwards

  • Vincent Aboubakar (Al Nassr)
  • Christian Bassogog (Shanghai Shenhua)
  • Eric-Maxime Choupo Moting (Bayern Munich)
  • Souaibou Marou (Coton Sport)
  • Bryan Mbeumo (Brentford)
  • Nicolas Moumi Ngamaleu (Young Boys Berne)
  • Jerome Ngom (Colombe Dja)
  • Georges-Kevin Nkoudou (Besiktas)
  • Jean-Pierre Nsame (Young Boys Berne)
  • Karl Toko Ekambi (Olympique Lyonnais)

Costa Rica

Joel Campbell, Keylor Navas, Oscar Duarte, Bryan Ruiz, Yeltsin Tejeda, and Celso Borges will all be competing in their third World Cup. One of the most seasoned Costa Rican teams to play in a World Cup will be this one.

Goalkeepers

  • Keylor Navas (Paris St Germain)
  • Esteban Alvarado (Herediano)
  • Patrick Sequeira (CD Lugo)

Defenders

  • Francisco Calvo (Konyaspor)
  • Juan Pablo Vargas (Millonarios FC)
  • Kendall Waston (Saprissa)
  • Oscar Duarte (Al-Wehda)
  • Daniel Chacon (Colorado Rapids)
  • Keysher Fuller (Herediano)
  • Carlos Martinez (San Carlos)
  • Bryan Oviedo (Real Salt Lake)
  • Ronald Matarrita (Cincinnati)

Midfielders

  • Yeltsin Tejeda (Herediano)
  • Celso Borges (Alajuelense)
  • Youstin Salas (Saprissa)
  • Roan Wilson (Grecia)
  • Gerson Torres (Herediano)
  • Douglas Lopez (Herediano)
  • Jewisson Bennette (Sunderland)
  • Alvaro Zamora (Saprissa)
  • Anthony Hernandez (Puntarenas FC)
  • Brandon Aguilera (Nottingham Forest)
  • Bryan Ruiz (Alajuelense)

Forwards

  • Joel Campbell (Leon)
  • Anthony Contreras (Herediano)
  • Johan Venegas (Alajuelense)

Croatia

Croatia, led by some recognizable faces who aren’t quite done yet, is back in Qatar after falling one victory shy of a historic World Cup victory in Russia.

A small nation of only 3.8 million people is coming off its best-ever World Cup finish after its inspiring run to the final in Russia.

Goalkeepers

  • Dominik Livakovic (Dinamo Zagreb)
  • Ivica Ivusic (NK Osijek)
  • Ivo Grbic (Atletico Madrid)

Defenders

  • Domagoj Vida (AEK Athens)
  • Dejan Lovren (Zenit St Petersburg)
  • Borna Barisic (Rangers)
  • Josip Juranovic (Celtic)
  • Josko Gvardiol (RB Leipzig)
  • Borna Sosa (VfB Stuttgart)
  • Josip Stanisic (Bayern Munich)
  • Martin Erlic (Sassuolo)
  • Josip Sutalo (Dinamo Zagreb)

Midfielders

  • Luka Modric (Real Madrid)
  • Mateo Kovacic (Chelsea)
  • Marcelo Brozovic (Inter Milan)
  • Mario Pasalic (Atalanta)
  • Nikola Vlasic (Torino)
  • Lovro Majer (Stade Rennais)
  • Kristijan Jakic (Eintracht Frankfurt)
  • Luka Sucic (Salzburg)

Forwards

  • Ivan Perisic (Tottenham Hotspur)
  • Andrej Kramaric (Hoffenheim)
  • Bruno Petkovic (Dinamo Zagreb)
  • Mislav Orsic (Dinamo Zagreb)
  • Ante Budimir (Osasuna)
  • Marko Livaja (Hajduk Split)

Denmark

Denmark also qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar and have also named their squad, the question now is – will they progress more than they did in the last edition?

Christian Eriksen who moved to Manchester United in the summer was also named in the squad.

Goalkeepers

  • Kasper Schmeichel (Nice)
  • Oliver Christensen (Hertha Berlin)

Defenders

  • Simon Kjaer (AC Milan)
  • Joachim Andersen (Crystal Palace)
  • Joakim Maehle (Atalanta)
  • Andreas Christensen (Barcelona)
  • Rasmus Kristensen (Leeds United)
  • Jens Stryger Larsen (Trabzonspor)
  • Victor Nelsson (Galatasaray)
  • Daniel Wass (Brondby)

Midfielders

  • Thomas Delaney (Sevilla)
  • Mathias Jensen (Brentford)
  • Christian Eriksen (Manchester United)
  • Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (Tottenham Hotspur)

Forwards

  • Andreas Skov Olsen (Club Bruges)
  • Jesper Lindstrom (Eintracht Frankfurt)
  • Andreas Cornelius (FC Copenhagen)
  • Martin Braithwaite (Espanyol)
  • Kasper Dolberg (Sevilla)
  • Mikkel Damsgaard (Brentford)
  • Jonas Wind (VfL Wolfsburg)

England

Gareth Southgate has announced his team that would lead the country in the FIFA World Cup.

Though it was delayed and some crucial members out cause of injury, England seems to have a fair and competitive squad. Jude Bellingham, Conor Gallagher and James Maddison were given a chance.

Goalkeepers

  • Jordan Pickford (Everton)
  • Nick Pope (Newcastle United)
  • Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal)

Defenders

  • Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)
  • Conor Coady (Everton)
  • Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur)
  • Harry Maguire (Manchester United)
  • Luke Shaw (Manchester United)
  • John Stones (Manchester City)
  • Kieran Trippier (Newcastle United)
  • Kyle Walker (Manchester City)
  • Ben White (Arsenal)

Midfielders

  • Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund)
  • Conor Gallagher (Chelsea)
  • Jordan Henderson (Liverpool)
  • Mason Mount (Chelsea)
  • Kalvin Phillips (Manchester City)
  • Declan Rice (West Ham United)

Forwards

  • Phil Foden (Manchester City)
  • Jack Grealish (Manchester City)
  • Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur)
  • James Maddison (Leicester City)
  • Marcus Rashford (Manchester United)
  • Bukayo Saka (Arsenal)
  • Raheem Sterling (Chelsea)
  • Callum Wilson (Newcastle United)

France

The world cup title holders France are in contention to retain their trophy amongst other countries at the tournament.

The Frenchmen won the competition in 2018 led by Didier Deschamps and all eyes are on them to do a repeat of what happened in Russia.

But this might seem like a herculean task for them as keys players like N’Golo Kante and Paul Pogba are out cause of Injury.

Goalkeepers

  • Alphonse Areola (West Ham United)
  • Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur)
  • Steve Mandanda (Rennes)

Defenders

  • Lucas Hernandez (Bayern Munich)
  • Theo Hernandez (AC Milan)
  • Presnel Kimpembe (Paris St Germain)
  • Ibrahima Konate (Liverpool)
  • Jules Kounde (Barcelona)
  • Benjamin Pavard (Bayern Munich)
  • William Saliba (Arsenal)
  • Dayot Upamecano (Bayern Munich)
  • Raphael Varane (Manchester United)

Midfielders

  • Eduardo Camavinga (Real Madrid)
  • Youssouf Fofana (AS Monaco)
  • Matteo Guendouzi (Olympique de Marseille)
  • Adrien Rabiot (Juventus)
  • Aurelien Tchouameni (Real Madrid)
  • Jordan Veretout (Olympique de Marseille)

Forwards

  • Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
  • Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich)
  • Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona)
  • Olivier Giroud (AC Milan)
  • Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid)
  • Kylian Mbappe (Paris St Germain)
  • Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig)
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Germany

The Germans are not newcomers to the tournament as they’ve won the World Cup several times.

However, they failed to progress in the last outing in Russia and with their recent line up, they might pull a massive one in Qatar.

Goalkeepers

  • Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich)
  • Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona)
  • Kevin Trapp (Eintracht Frankfurt)

Defenders

  • Matthias Ginter (Freiburg)
  • Antonio Ruediger (Real Madrid)
  • Niklas Suele (Borussia Dortmund)
  • Nico Schlotterbeck (Borussia Dortmund)
  • Thilo Kehrer (West Ham United)
  • David Raum (RB Leipzig)
  • Lukas Klostermann (RB Leipzig)
  • Armel Bella Kotchap (Southampton)
  • Christian Guenter (Freiburg)

Midfielders

  • Ilkay Gundogan (Manchester City)
  • Jonas Hofmann (Borussia Moenchengladbach)
  • Leon Goretzka (Bayern Munich)
  • Serge Gnabry (Bayern Munich)
  • Leroy Sane (Bayern Munich)
  • Jamal Musiala (Bayern Munich)
  • Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich)
  • Thomas Mueller (Bayern Munich)
  • Julian Brandt (Borussia Dortmund)
  • Mario Goetze (Eintracht Frankfurt)

Forwards

  • Kai Havertz (Chelsea)
  • Youssoufa Moukoko (Borussia Dortmund)
  • Niklas Fuellkrug (Werder Bremen)
  • Karim Adeyemi (Borussia Dortmund)

Japan

Japan has never been favorites for the competition but they still keep trying regardless.

This time around, the world will be watching to see if they can leave a memorable mark in the World Cup in Qatar 2022.

Goalkeepers

  • Eiji Kawashima (Strasbourg)
  • Shuichi Gonda (Shimizu S-Pulse)
  • Daniel Schmidt (Sint-Truidense)

Defenders

  • Yuto Nagatomo (Tokyo)
  • Maya Yoshida (Schalke 04)
  • Hiroki Sakai (Urawa Red Diamonds)
  • Shogo Taniguchi (Kawasaki Frontale)
  • Miki Yamane (Kawasaki Frontale)
  • Ko Itakura (Borussia Monchengladbach)
  • Takehiro Tomiyasu (Arsenal)
  • Hiroki Ito (Stuttgart)

Midfielders

  • Gaku Shibasaki (Leganes)
  • Wataru Endo (Stuttgart)
  • Junya Ito (Reims)
  • Takumi Minamino (Monaco)
  • Hidemasa Morita (Sporting CP)
  • Daichi Kamada (Eintracht Frankfurt)
  • Yuki Soma (Nagoya Grampus)
  • Kaoru Mitoma (Brighton & Hove Albion)
  • Ritsu Doan (Freiburg)
  • Ao Tanaka (Fortuna Dusseldorf)
  • Takefusa Kubo (Real Sociedad)

Forwards

  • Takuma Asano (Bochum)
  • Daizen Maeda (Celtic)
  • Ayase Ueda (Cercle Brugge)
  • Shuto Machino (Shonan Bellmare)

Morocco

Morocco is regarded as one of the best team in Africa but such feat have not be replicated on Global scale. Their squad is always dominated by their locally based players with a few picks from diaspora.

This time around almost half of their called up players are playing in major leagues in Europe. Will they do better? Time shall tell.

Goalkeepers

  • Yassine Bounou (Sevilla)
  • Munir El Kajoui (Al Wehda)
  • Ahmed Reda Tagnaouti (Wydad Casablanca)

Defenders

  • Nayef Aguerd (West Ham United)
  • Yahia Attiat Allah (Wydad Casablanca)
  • Badr Benoun (Qatar SC)
  • Achraf Dari (Stade Brest)
  • Jawad El Yamiq (Real Valladolid)
  • Achraf Hakimi (Paris St Germain)
  • Noussair Mazraoui (Bayern Munich)
  • Romain Saiss (Besiktas)

Midfielders

  • Sofyan Amrabat (Fiorentina)
  • Selim Amallah (Standard Liege)
  • Bilal El Khannouss (Racing Genk)
  • Yahya Jabrane (Wydad Casablanca)
  • Azzedine Ounahi (Angers)
  • Abdelhamid Sabiri (Sampdoria)

Forwards

  • Zakaria Aboukhlal (Toulouse)
  • Soufiane Boufal (Angers)
  • Ilias Chair (Queens Park Rangers)
  • Walid Cheddira (Bari)
  • Youssef En-Nesyri (Sevilla)
  • Abde Ezzalzouli (Osasuna)
  • Abderrazak Hamdallah (Al Ittihad)
  • Amine Harit (Olympique Marseille)
  • Hakim Ziyech (Chelsea)

Netherlands

Netherlands have always been a country in the favorite lists of big tournaments with key players in different leagues in the world.

They have produced some of the best players the world has ever seen and they still do.

With lots of players in the squad from their own league – Ajax, the Dutchmen are a big threat to other teams in the World Cup In Qatar 2022.

Goalkeepers

  • Justin Bijlow (Feyenoord)
  • Andries Noppert (Heerenveen)
  • Remko Pasveer (Ajax Amsterdam)

Defenders

  • Nathan Ake (Manchester City)
  • Daley Blind (Ajax)
  • Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool)
  • Denzel Dumfries (Internazionale)
  • Jeremie Frimpong (Bayer Leverkusen)
  • Matthijs de Ligt (Bayern Munich)
  • Tyrell Malacia (Manchester United)
  • Jurrien Timber (Ajax)
  • Stefan de Vrij (Inter Milan)

Midfielders

  • Steven Berghuis (Ajax)
  • Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona)
  • Davy Klaassen (Ajax)
  • Teun Koopmeiners (Atalanta Bergamo)
  • Marten de Roon (Atalanta Bergamo)
  • Xavi Simons (PSV Eindhoven)
  • Kenneth Taylor (Ajax)

Forwards

  • Steven Bergwijn (Ajax)
  • Memphis Depay (Barcelona)
  • Cody Gakpo (PSV)
  • Vincent Janssen (Antwerp)
  • Luuk de Jong (PSV)
  • Noah Lang (Club Brugge)
  • Wout Weghorst (Besiktas)

Poland

Barcelona Striker Robert Lewandowski will lead his countrymen to Qatar where they will either make history or go home quietly.

Goalkeepers

  • Wojciech Szczesny (Juventus)
  • Bartlomiej Dragowski (Spezia)
  • Lukasz Skorupski (Bologna)

Defenders

  • Jan Bednarek (Aston Villa)
  • Kamil Glik (Benevento)
  • Robert Gumny (FC Augsburg)
  • Artur Jedrzejczyk (Legia Warsaw)
  • Jakub Kiwior (Spezia)
  • Mateusz Wieteska (Clermont)
  • Bartosz Bereszynski (Sampdoria)
  • Matty Cash (Aston Villa)
  • Nicola Zalewski (AS Roma)

Midfielders

  • Krystian Bielik (Birmingham City)
  • Przemyslaw Frankowski (Lens)
  • Kamil Grosicki (Pogon Szczecin)
  • Grzegorz Krychowiak (Al-Shabab)
  • Jakub Kaminski (VfL Wolfsburg)
  • Michal Skoras (Lech Poznan)
  • Damian Szymanski (AEK Athens)
  • Sebastian Szymanski (Feyenoord)
  • Piotr Zielinski (Napoli)
  • Szymon Zurkowski (Fiorentina)

Forwards

  • Robert Lewandowski (Barcelona)
  • Arkadiusz Milik (Juventus)
  • Krzysztof Piatek (Salernitana)
  • Karol Swiderski (Charlotte FC)

Portugal

Despite the ages of Cristiano Ronaldo and Pepe, they were included in the squad for the world cup. Ronaldo have not had much playing time at Manchester United but as Ronaldo that he is, you cannot rule him out.

Pepe on the other hand has been strong for FC Porto and will help the team.

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Goalkeepers

  • Diogo Costa (FC Porto)
  • Jose Sa (Wolverhampton Wanderers FC)
  • Rui Patricio (AS Roma)

Defenders

  • Diogo Dalot (Manchester United)
  • Joao Cancelo (Manchester City)
  • Danilo Pereira (Paris St Germain)
  • Pepe (FC Porto)
  • Ruben Dias (Manchester City)
  • Antonio Silva (SL Benfica)
  • Nuno Mendes (Paris St Germain)
  • Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund)

Midfielders

  • Joao Palhinha (Fulham FC)
  • Ruben Neves (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
  • Bernardo Silva (Manchester City)
  • Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United)
  • Joao Mario (SL Benfica)
  • Matheus Nunes (Wolverhampton Wanderers FC)
  • Vitinha (Paris St Germain)
  • William Carvalho (Real Betis)
  • Otavio (FC Porto)

Forwards

  • Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)
  • Joao Felix (Atletico Madrid)
  • Rafael Leao (AC Milan)
  • Ricardo Horta (SC Braga)
  • Goncalo Ramos (FC Benfica)
  • Andre Silva (RB Leipzig)

Qatar

The host country of the FIFA World Cup 2022, despite not being favorite in the competition will compete regardless.

Football is a thing of surprise and shock, they may not be favorite but who knows if the will be underdogs? Here’s their squad list.

Goalkeepers

  • Saad Al Sheeb (Al Sadd)
  • Mishaal Barshim (Al Sadd)
  • Youssef Hassan (Al-Gharafa)

Defenders

  • Pedro Miguel (or Ró-Ró) (Al-Sadd)
  • Abdul Karim Hassan (Al-Sadd)
  • Tariq Salman (Al-Sadd)
  • Musab Khader (Al-Sadd)
  • Hammam Al-Amin (Al-Gharafa)
  • Bassam Al-Rawi (Al-Duhail)
  • Boualem Khoukhi (Al-Sadd)
  • Jassem Jaber (Al-Arabi)

Midfielders

  • Abdulaziz Hatem (Al-Rayyan)
  • Muhammad Waad (Al Sadd)
  • Ali Asad (Al Sadd)
  • Salem Al Hajri (Al Sadd)
  • Karim Boudiaf (Al-Duhail)
  • Asim Madbo (Al-Duhail)
  • Mustafa Tariq Mishaal (Al Sadd)

Forwards

  • Akram Afif (Al Sadd)
  • Ahmed Alaa (Al-Gharafa)
  • Muhammad Muntari (Al-Duhail)
  • Hassan Al Haidos (Al Sadd)
  • Ismail Muhammad (Al-Duhail)
  • Khaled Munir (Al-Wakra)
  • Al-Moez Ali (Al-Duhail)
  • Nayef Al-Hadrami (Al-Rayyan)

Saudi Arabia

Another Western Asian country in the competition as well as the host nation’s neighbors is Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia though not a strong team, will also show what they have to offer in the tournament.

Goalkeepers

  • Mohamed Al-Owais (Al-Hilal)
  • Nawaf Al-Aqidi (Al-Nassr)
  • Mohamed Al-Yami (Al-Ahly)

Defenders

  • Yasser Al-Shahrani (Al-Hilal)
  • Ali Al-Bulaihi (Al-Hilal)
  • Abdulelah Al-Amri (Al-Nassr)
  • Abdullah Madu (Al-Nassr)
  • Hassan Tambakti (Al-Shabab)
  • Sultan Al-Ghanam (Al-Nassr)
  • Mohammed Al-Breik (Al-Hilal)
  • Saud Abdulhamid (Al-Hilal)

Midfielders

  • Salman Al-Faraj (Al-Hilal)
  • Riyadh Sharahili (Abha)
  • Ali Al-Hassan (Al-Nassr)
  • Mohamed Kanno (Al-Hilal)
  • Abdulelah Al-Malki (Al-Hilal)
  • Sami Al-Najei (Al-Nassr)
  • Abdullah Otayf (Al-Hilal)
  • Nasser Al-Dawsari (Al-Hilal)
  • Abdulrahman Al-Aboud (Ittihad)
  • Salem Al-Dawsari (Al-Hilal)
  • Hattan Bahebri (Al-Shabab)

Forwards

  • Fahad Al-Muwallad (Al-Shabab)
  • Haitham Asiri (Al-Ahly)
  • Saleh Al-Shehri (Al-Hilal)
  • Firas Al-Buraikan (Al-Fateh)

Senegal

Senegal shocked the world when they won the AFCON 2021 with Sadio Mane who was their best player handing them the cup.

Although the Bayern Munich player was injured recently, the Senegalese coach still included him in the World Cup 2022 squad.

The African country have lots of talent and young players that are doing well in their respective clubs and will look to do same for their country.

Goalkeepers

  • Seny Dieng (Queens Park Rangers)
  • Alfred Gomis (Rennes)
  • Édouard Mendy (Chelsea)

Defenders

  • Pape Abou Cissé (Olympiacos)
  • Abdou Diallo (Leipzig)
  • Ismail Jakobs (Monaco)
  • Kalidou Koulibaly (Chelsea)
  • Formose Mendy (Amiens)
  • Youssouf Sabaly (Real Betis)
  • Fodé Ballo-Touré (AC Milan)

Midfielders

  • Pathé Ciss (Rayo Vallecano)
  • Krepin Diatta (Monaco)
  • Idrissa Gueye (Everton)
  • Pape Gueye (Marseille)
  • Cheikhou Kouyaté (Nottingham Forest)
  • Mamadou Loum (Reading)
  • Nampalys Mendy (Leicester)
  • Moustapha Name (Pafos)
  • Pape Matar Sarr (Tottenham)

Forwards

  • Boulaye Dia (Salernitana)
  • Bamba Dieng (Marseille)
  • Nicolas Jackson (Villarreal)
  • Sadio Mané (Bayern Munich)
  • Iliman Ndiaye (Sheffield United)
  • Ismaila Sarr (Watford)
  • Famara Diedhiou (Alanyaspor)

Serbia

Goalkeepers

  • Predrag Rajkovic (Mallorca)
  • Marko Dmitrovic (Sevilla)
  • Vanja Milinkovic-Savic (Torino)

Defenders

  • Stefan Mitrovic (Getafe)
  • Nikola Milenkovic (Fiorentina)
  • Milos Veljkovic (Werder Bremen)
  • Strahinja Pavlovic (Red Bull Salzburg)
  • Strahinja Erakovic (Red Star Belgrade)
  • Filip Mladenovic (Legia Warsaw)
  • Srdjan Babic (Almeria)

Midfielders

  • Nemanja Gudelj (Sevilla)
  • Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio)
  • Sasa Lukic (Torino)
  • Marko Grujic (Porto)
  • Filip Kostic (Juventus)
  • Uros Racic (Braga)
  • Nemanja Maksimovic (Getafe)
  • Ivan Ilic (Verona)
  • Andrija Zivkovic (PAOK)
  • Darko Lazovic (Verona)

Forwards

  • Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham)
  • Dusan Tadic (Ajax)
  • Dusan Vlahovic (Juventus)
  • Filip Djuricic (Sampdoria)
  • Luka Jovic (Fiorentina)
  • Nemanja Radonjic (Torino)

Spain

The Spanish National Team coach shocked the football world when he left out experienced and World cup winning players such as Sergio Ramos, Thiago and David De Gea.

The coach took Eric Garcia and Aymeric Laporte instead of Ramos, and Laporte faces injury threat as he was injured on November 12 in City’s match against Brentford.

Robert Sanchez was given a call up instead of Manchester United’s David De Gea and fans are already talking.

Is The Spanish coach right? Is this the best they could get out of Spain? We will see about that before the year ends.

Goalkeepers

  • Unai Simon (Athletic Club)
  • Robert Sanchez (Brighton)
  • David Raya (Brentford)

Defenders

  • Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea)
  • Hugo Guillamon (Valencia)
  • Pau Torres (Villarreal)
  • Eric Garcia (Barcelona)
  • Jose Gaya (Valencia)
  • Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid)
  • Jordi Alba (Barcelona)
  • Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City)

Midfielders

  • Sergio Busquets (Barcelona)
  • Marcos Llorente (Atletico Madrid)
  • Pedri (Barcelona)
  • Rodri (Manchester City)
  • Koke (Atletico Madrid)
  • Gavi (Barcelona)
  • Carlos Soler (PSG)

Forwards

  • Alvaro Morata (Atletico Madrid)
  • Yeremy Pino (Villarreal)
  • Ferran Torres (Barcelona)
  • Marco Asensio (Real Madrid)
  • Pablo Sarabia (PSG)
  • Ansu Fati (Barcelona)
  • Dani Olmo (RB Leipzig)
  • Nico Williams (Athletic Club)

Switzerland

Goalkeepers

  • Gregor Kobel (Borussia Dortmund)
  • Yann Sommer (Borussia Monchengladbach)
  • Jonas Omlin (Montpellier)
  • Philipp Kohn (Salzburg)

Defenders

  • Manuel Akanji (Manchester City)
  • Eray Comert (Valencia)
  • Nico Elvedi (Borussia Monchengladbach)
  • Fabian Schar (Newcastle United)
  • Silvan Widmer (Mainz)
  • Ricardo Rodriguez (Torino)
  • Edimilson Fernandes (Mainz)

Midfielders

  • Michel Aebischer (Bologna)
  • Xherdan Shaqiri (Chicago Fire)
  • Renato Steffen (Lugano)
  • Granit Xhaka (Arsenal)
  • Denis Zakaria (Chelsea)
  • Fabian Frei (Basel)
  • Remo Freuler (Nottingham Forest)
  • Noah Okafor (Salzburg)
  • Fabian Rieder (Young Boys)
  • Ardon Jashari (Lucerne)

Forwards

  • Breel Embolo (Monaco)
  • Ruben Vargas (Augsburg)
  • Djibril Sow (Eintracht Frankfurt)
  • Haris Seferovic (Galatasaray)
  • Christian Fassnacht (Young Boys)

United States

Goalkeepers

  • Ethan Horvath (Luton Town)
  • Sean Johnson (New York City FC)
  • Matt Turner (Arsenal)

Defenders

  • Cameron Carter-Vickers (Celtic)
  • Sergiño Dest (AC Milan)
  • Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls)
  • Shaq Moore (Nashville SC)
  • Tim Ream (Fulham)
  • Antonee Robinson (Fulham)
  • Joe Scally (Borussia Monchengladbach)
  • DeAndre Yedlin (Inter Miami CF)
  • Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC)

Midfielders

  • Brenden Aaronson (Leeds)
  • Kellyn Acosta (LAFC)
  • Tyler Adams (Leeds)
  • Luca de la Torre (Celta Vigo)
  • Weston McKennie (Juventus)
  • Yunus Musah (Valencia)
  • Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC)

Forwards

  • Jesus Ferreira (FC Dallas)
  • Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders)
  • Christian Pulisic (Chelsea)
  • Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund)
  • Josh Sargent (Norwich City)
  • Tim Weah (Lille)
  • Haji Wright (Antalyaspor)

Uruguay

Goalkeepers

  • Fernando Muslera (Galatasaray)
  • Sergio Rochet (Nacional)
  • Sebastian Sosa (Independiente)

Defenders

  • Jose Maria Gimenez (Atletico Madrid)
  • Sebastian Coates (Sporting CP)
  • Diego Godin (Velez Sarsfield)
  • Martin Caceres (LA Galaxy)
  • Ronald Araujo (Barcelona)
  • Guillermo Varela (Flamengo)
  • Jose Luis Rodriguez (Nacional)
  • Mathias Olivera (Napoli)
  • Matias Vina (Roma)

Midfielders

  • Lucas Torreira (Galatasaray)
  • Manuel Ugarte (Sporting CP)
  • Matias Vecino (Lazio)
  • Rodrigo Bentancur (Tottenham)
  • Federico Valverde (Real Madrid)
  • Facundo Pellistri (Manchester United)
  • Nicolas De La Cruz (River Plate)

Forwards

  • Agustin Canobbio (Athletico Paranaense)
  • Facundo Torres (Orlando City)
  • Giorgian De Arrascaeta (Flamengo)
  • Maxi Gomez (Trabzonspor)
  • Luis Suarez (Nacional)
  • Edinson Cavani (Valencia)
  • Darwin Nunez (Liverpool)

Wales

Goalkeepers

  • Wayne Hennessey (Nottingham Forest)
  • Danny Ward (Leicester City)
  • Adam Davies (Sheffield United)

Defenders

  • Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur)
  • Ben Cabango (Swansea City)
  • Tom Lockyer (Luton Town)
  • Joe Rodon (Rennes)
  • Chris Mephan (Bournemouth)
  • Ethan Ampadu (Spezia)
  • Chris Gunter (Wimbledon)
  • Neco Williams (Nottingham Forest)
  • Connor Roberts (Burnley)

Midfielders

  • Sorba Thomas (Huddersfield Town)
  • Joe Allen (Swansea City)
  • Matthew Smith (Milton Keynes Dons)
  • Dylan Levitt (Dundee United)
  • Harry Wilson (Fulham)
  • Joe Morrell (Portsmouth)
  • Jonny Williams (Swindon Town)
  • Aaron Ramsey (Nice)
  • Rubin Colwill (Cardiff City)

Forwards

  • Gareth Bale (Los Angeles FC)
  • Kieffer Moore (Bournemouth)
  • Mark Harris (Cardiff City)
  • Brennan Johnson (Nottingham Forest)
  • Dan James (Fulham)

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