2018 FIFA World Cup squads

Football World Cup trophy prior to the 2010 World Cup in South AfricaThe 2018 FIFA World Cup squads must be named by June 4, just over a week before the tournament gets underway on June 15. This is The Roar’s guide to which teams have qualified for the World Cup, and all the squads named by each country.

Navigate Squads by group
Group A | Group B | Group C | Group D | Group E | Group F | Group G | Group H

32 nations will once again compete at the World Cup, with this to be the final in the current format before football’s biggest tournament is expanded to 48 teams.

When it comes to picking squads, nations will first name a preliminary squad of 30 players, which will then be cut to 23 players in the lead-up to the tournament. Initial squads must be named before May 14, 2018, with the final trimming of squads done by June 4, 2018 – just ten days before the start of the tournament.

Players who are seriously injured before the tournament begins are allowed to be replaced up to 24 hours before the first match by any player, regardless of whether they were in the preliminary squad or not.

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Squads for the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Group A

Egypt
Essam El-Hadary (captain), Ali Gabr, Ahmed Elmohamady, Omar Gaber, Sam Morsy, Ahmed Hegazi, Ahmed Fathy, Tarek Hamed, Marwan Mohsen, Mohamed Salah, Kahraba, Ayman Ashraf, Mohamed Abdel-Shafy, Ramadan Sobhi, Mahmoud Hamdy, Sherif Ekramy, Mohamed Elneny, Shikabala, Abdallah Said, Saad Samir, Trézéguet, Amr Warda, Mohamed El-Shenawy.

Russia
Igor Akinfeev (captain), Vladimir Gabulov, Andrey Lunyov, Mário Fernandes, Vladimir Granat, Sergei Ignashevich, Fyodor Kudryashov, Ilya Kutepov, Andrei Semyonov, Igor Smolnikov, Denis Cheryshev, Alan Dzagoev, Yury Gazinsky, Aleksandr Golovin, Daler Kuzyayev, Anton Miranchuk, Aleksandr Samedov, Aleksandr Yerokhin, Yuri Zhirkov, Roman Zobnin, Artem Dzyuba, Aleksei Miranchuk, Fyodor Smolov.

Saudi Arabia
Abdullah Al-Mayouf, Yasser Al Mosailem, Mohammed Al-Owais, Mohammed Al-Breik, Ali Al Bulaihi, Mansoor Al-Harbi, Yasser Al-Shahrani, Motaz Hawsawi, Omar Hawsawi, Osama Hawsawi (captain), Salem Al-Dawsari, Salman Al-Faraj, Taisir Al-Jassim, Yahya Al-Shehri, Abdullah Al-Khaibari, Abdulmalek Al-Khaibri, Housain Al-Mogahwi, Hattan Bahebri, Mohamed Kanno, Abdullah Otayf, Fahad Al-Muwallad, Mohammad Al-Sahlawi, Muhannad Assiri.

Uruguay
Martín Campaña, Fernando Muslera, Martín Silva, Martín Cáceres, Sebastián Coates, José Giménez, Diego Godín (captain), Maxi Pereira, Gastón Silva, Guillermo Varela, Rodrigo Bentancur, Giorgian De Arrascaeta, Diego Laxalt, Nahitan Nández, Cristian Rodríguez, Carlos Sánchez, Lucas Torreira, Matías Vecino, Edinson Cavani, Maxi Gómez, Cristhian Stuani, Luis Suárez, Jonathan Urretaviscaya.

Group B

Iran
Alireza Beiranvand, Mehdi Torabi, Ehsan Hajsafi, Rouzbeh Cheshmi, Milad Mohammadi, Saeid Ezatolahi, Masoud Shojaei (captain), Morteza Pouraliganji, Omid Ebrahimi, Karim Ansarifard, Vahid Amiri, Mohammad, Rashid Mazaheri, Mohammad Reza Khanzadeh, Saman Ghoddos, Pejman Montazeri, Reza Ghoochannejhad, Mehdi Taremi, Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Majid Hosseini, Sardar Azmoun, Ashkan Dejagah, Amir Abedzadeh, Ramin Rezaeian.

Morocco
Munir Mohamedi, Yassine Bounou, Ahmed Reda Tagnaouti, Medhi Benatia (captain), Nabil Dirar, Manuel da Costa, Romain Saïss, Hamza Mendyl, Badr Banoun, Achraf Hakimi, Mbark Boussoufa, Karim El Ahmadi, Younès Belhanda, Nordin Amrabat, Fayçal Fajr, Hakim Ziyech, Youssef Aït Bennasser, Mehdi Carcela, Sofyan Amrabat, Amine Harit, Khalid Boutaïb, Aziz Bouhaddouz, Ayoub El Kaabi.

Portugal
Rui Patrício, Bruno Alves, Pepe, Manuel Fernandes, Raphaël Guerreiro, José Fonte, Cristiano Ronaldo (captain), João Moutinho, André Silva, João Mário, Bernardo Silva, Anthony Lopes, Rúben Dias, William Carvalho, Ricardo Pereira, Bruno Fernandes, Gonçalo Guedes, Gelson Martins, Mário Rui, Ricardo Quaresma, Cédric, Beto, Adrien Silva.

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo scores his side's fourth goal during the World Cup Group B qualifying soccer match between Portugal and Faroe Islands at the Bessa Stadium in Porto, Portugal.

(AP Photo/Paulo Duarte)

Spain
Kepa Arrizabalaga, David de Gea, Pepe Reina, Jordi Alba, César Azpilicueta, Dani Carvajal, Nacho Monreal, Nacho, Álvaro Odriozola, Gerard Piqué, Sergio Ramos (captain), Marco Asensio, Sergio Busquets, Andrés Iniesta, Isco, Koke, Saúl, David Silva, Thiago, Iago Aspas, Diego Costa, Rodrigo, Lucas Vázquez.

Group C

Australia
Brad Jones, Mathew Ryan, Danny Vukovic, Aziz Behich, Milos Degenek, Matthew Jurman, James Meredith, Josh Risdon, Trent Sainsbury, Jackson Irvine, Mile Jedinak (captain), Robbie Kruse, Massimo Luongo, Mark Milligan, Aaron Mooy, Tom Rogic, Daniel Arzani, Tim Cahill, Tomi Juric, Mathew Leckie, Jamie Maclaren, Andrew Nabbout, Dimitri Petratos.

Tim Cahill happy

(Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Denmark
Jonas Lössl, Frederik Rønnow, Kasper Schmeichel, Andreas Christensen, Henrik Dalsgaard, Mathias Jørgensen, Simon Kjær (captain), Jonas Knudsen, Jens Stryger Larsen, Jannik Vestergaard, Thomas Delaney, Christian Eriksen, Michael Krohn-Dehli, William Kvist, Lukas Lerager, Lasse Schöne, Martin Braithwaite, Andreas Cornelius, Kasper Dolberg, Viktor Fischer, Nicolai Jørgensen, Yussuf Poulsen, Pione Sisto.

France
Hugo Lloris (captain), Benjamin Pavard, Presnel Kimpembe, Raphaël Varane, Samuel Umtiti, Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann, Thomas Lemar, Olivier Giroud, Kylian Mbappé, Ousmane Dembélé, Corentin Tolisso, N’Golo Kanté, Blaise Matuidi, Steven Nzonzi, Steve Mandanda, Adil Rami, Nabil Fekir, Djibril Sidibé, Florian Thauvin, Lucas Hernández, Benjamin Mendy, Alphonse Areola.

Peru
Pedro Gallese, Alberto Rodríguez, Aldo Corzo, Anderson Santamaría, Miguel Araujo, Miguel Trauco, Paolo Hurtado, Christian Cueva, Paolo Guerrero (captain), Jefferson Farfán, Raúl Ruidíaz, Carlos Cáceda, Renato Tapia, Andy Polo, Christian Ramos, Wilder Cartagena, Luis Advíncula, André Carrillo, Yoshimar Yotún, Edison Flores, José Carvallo, Nilson Loyola, Pedro Aquino.

Group D

Argentina
Nahuel Guzmán, Gabriel Mercado ,Nicolás Tagliafico, Cristian Ansaldi, Lucas Biglia, Federico Fazio, Éver Banega, Marcos Acuña, Gonzalo Higuaín, Lionel Messi (captain), Ángel Di María, Franco Armani, Maximiliano Meza, Javier Mascherano, Manuel Lanzini, Marcos Rojo, Nicolás Otamendi, Eduardo Salvio, Sergio Agüero, Giovani Lo Celso, Paulo Dybala, Cristian Pavón, Willy Caballero.

Argentina's Lionel Messi controls the ball during a friendly soccer match between Argentina and Haiti at the Bombonera stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, May 29, 2018.

(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Croatia
Dominik Livaković, Šime Vrsaljko, Ivan Strinić, Ivan Perišić, Vedran Ćorluka, Dejan Lovren, Ivan Rakitić, Mateo Kovačić, Andrej Kramarić, Luka Modrić (captain), Marcelo Brozović, Lovre Kalinić, Tin Jedvaj, Filip Bradarić, Duje Ćaleta-Car, Nikola Kalinić, Mario Mandžukić, Ante Rebić, Milan Badelj, Marko Pjaca, Domagoj Vida, Josip Pivarić, Danijel Subašić.

Iceland
Hannes Thór Halldórsson, Birkir Már Sævarsson, Samúel Friðjónsson, Albert Guðmundsson, Sverrir Ingi Ingason, Ragnar Sigurðsson, Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson, Birkir Bjarnason, Björn Bergmann Sigurðarson, Gylfi Sigurðsson, Alfreð Finnbogason, Frederik Schram, Rúnar Alex Rúnarsson, Kári Árnason, Hólmar Örn Eyjólfsson, Ólafur Ingi Skúlason, Aron Gunnarsson (captain), Hörður Björgvin Magnússon, Rúrik Gíslason, Emil Hallfreðsson, Arnór Ingvi Traustason, Jón Daði Böðvarsson, Ari Freyr Skúlason.

Nigeria
Daniel Akpeyi, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Francis Uzoho, Shehu Abdullahi, Chidozie Awaziem, Leon Balogun, Tyronne Ebuehi, Elderson Echiéjilé, Brian Idowu, Kenneth Omeruo, William Troost-Ekong, Oghenekaro Etebo, John Obi Mikel (captain), Wilfred Ndidi, Joel Obi, John Ogu, Ogenyi Onazi, Odion Ighalo, Kelechi Iheanacho, Alex Iwobi, Victor Moses, Ahmed Musa, Simeon Nwankwo.

Group E

Brazil
Alisson, Thiago Silva, Miranda, Pedro Geromel, Casemiro, Filipe Luís, Douglas Costa, Renato Augusto, Gabriel Jesus, Neymar, Philippe Coutinho, Marcelo, Marquinhos, Danilo, Paulinho, Cássio, Fernandinho, Fred, Willian, Roberto Firmino ,Taison, Fagner, Ederson.

Costa Rica
Keylor Navas, Johnny Acosta, Giancarlo González, Ian Smith, Celso Borges, Óscar Duarte, Christian Bolaños, Bryan Oviedo, Daniel Colindres, Bryan Ruiz (captain), Johan Venegas, Joel Campbell, Rodney Wallace, Randall Azofeifa, Francisco Calvo, Cristian Gamboa, Yeltsin Tejeda, Patrick Pemberton, Kendall Waston, David Guzmán, Marco Ureña, Rónald Matarrita, Leonel Moreira.

Serbia
Marko Dmitrović, Predrag Rajković, Vladimir Stojković, Branislav Ivanović, Aleksandar Kolarov (captain), Nikola Milenković ,Milan Rodić, Antonio Rukavina, Uroš Spajić, Duško Tošić, Miloš Veljković, Marko Grujić, Filip Kostić, Adem Ljajić, Nemanja Matić, Sergej Milinković-Savić, Luka Milivojević, Nemanja Radonjić, Dušan Tadić, Andrija Živković, Luka Jović, Aleksandar Mitrović, Aleksandar Prijović.

Switzerland
Yann Sommer, Stephan Lichtsteiner (captain), François Moubandje, Nico Elvedi, Manuel Akanji, Michael Lang, Breel Embolo, Remo Freuler, Haris Seferović, Granit Xhaka, Valon Behrami, Yvon Mvogo, Ricardo Rodríguez, Steven Zuber, Blerim Džemaili, Gelson Fernandes, Denis Zakaria, Mario Gavranović, Josip Drmić, Johan Djourou, Roman Bürki, Fabian Schär, Xherdan Shaqiri.

Group F

Germany
Manuel Neuer (captain), Marvin Plattenhardt, Jonas Hector, Matthias Ginter, Mats Hummels, Sami Khedira, Julian Draxler, Toni Kroos, Timo Werner, Mesut Özil, Marco Reus, Kevin Trapp, Thomas Müller, Leon Goretzka, Niklas Süle, Antonio Rüdiger, Jérôme Boateng, Joshua Kimmich, Sebastian Rudy, Julian Brandt, İlkay Gündoğan, Marc-André ter Stegen, Mario Gómez.

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(AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Mexico
José de Jesús Corona, Hugo Ayala, Carlos Salcedo, Rafael Márquez, Diego Reyes, Jonathan dos Santos, Miguel Layún, Marco Fabián, Raúl Jiménez, Giovani dos Santos, Carlos Vela, Alfredo Talavera, Guillermo Ochoa, Javier Hernández, Héctor Moreno, Héctor Herrera, Jesús Manuel Corona, Andrés Guardado (captain), Oribe Peralta, Javier Aquino, Edson Álvarez, Hirving Lozano, Jesús Gallardo.

South Korea
Cho Hyun-woo, Kim Jin-hyeon, Kim Seung-gyu, Go Yo-han, Hong Chul, Jang Hyun-soo, Jung Seung-hyun, Kim Min-woo, Kim Young-gwon, Lee Yong, Oh Ban-suk, Park Joo-ho, Yun Young-sun, Ju Se-jong, Jung Woo-young, Ki Sung-yueng (captain), Koo Ja-cheol, Lee Jae-sung, Lee Seung-woo, Moon Seon-min, Hwang Hee-chan, Kim Shin-wook, Son Heung-min.

Sweden
Robin Olsen, Mikael Lustig, Victor Lindelöf, Andreas Granqvist (captain), Martin Olsson, Ludwig Augustinsson, Sebastian Larsson, Albin Ekdal, Marcus Berg, Emil Forsberg, John Guidetti, Karl-Johan Johnsson, Gustav Svensson, Filip Helander, Oscar Hiljemark, Emil Krafth, Viktor Claesson, Pontus Jansson, Marcus Rohdén, Ola Toivonen, Jimmy Durmaz, Isaac Kiese Thelin, Kristoffer Nordfeldt.

Group G

Belgium
Thibaut Courtois, Toby Alderweireld, Thomas Vermaelen, Vincent Kompany, Jan Vertonghen, Axel Witsel, Kevin De Bruyne, Marouane Fellaini, Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard (captain), Yannick Carrasco, Simon Mignolet, Koen Casteels, Dries Mertens, Thomas Meunier, Thorgan Hazard, Youri Tielemans, Adnan Januzaj, Mousa Dembélé, Dedryck Boyata, Michy Batshuayi, Nacer Chadli, Leander Dendoncker.

England
Jack Butland, Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Gary Cahill, Fabian Delph, Phil Jones, Harry Maguire, Danny Rose, John Stones, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker, Ashley Young, Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Harry Kane (captain), Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling, Jamie Vardy, Danny Welbeck.

England's Harry Kane celebrates after scoring the opening goal of his team during the World Cup Group F qualifying soccer match between England and Slovenia at Wembley stadium in London, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. England won 1-0.

(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Panama
José Calderón, Jaime Penedo, Álex Rodríguez, Felipe Baloy (captain), Harold Cummings, Erick Davis, Fidel Escobar, Adolfo Machado, Michael Amir Murillo, Luis Ovalle, Román Torres, Édgar Bárcenas, Armando Cooper, Aníbal Godoy, Gabriel Gómez, Valentín Pimentel, Alberto Quintero, José Luis Rodríguez, Abdiel Arroyo, Ismael Díaz, Blas Pérez, Luis Tejada, Gabriel Torres.

Tunisia
Farouk Ben Mustapha, Mouez Hassen, Aymen Mathlouthi (captain), Rami Bedoui, Yohan Benalouane, Syam Ben Youssef, Dylan Bronn, Oussama Haddadi, Ali Maâloul, Yassine Meriah, Hamdi Nagguez, Mohamed Amine Ben Amor, Ghailene Chaalali, Ahmed Khalil, Saîf-Eddine Khaoui, Ferjani Sassi, Ellyes Skhiri, Anice Badri, Fakhreddine Ben Youssef, Saber Khalifa, Wahbi Khazri, Naïm Sliti, Bassem Srarfi.

Group H

Colombia
David Ospina, Cristián Zapata, Óscar Murillo, Santiago Arias, Wílmar Barrios, Carlos Sánchez, Carlos Bacca, Abel Aguilar, Radamel Falcao (captain), James Rodríguez, Juan Cuadrado, Camilo Vargas, Yerry Mina, Luis Muriel, Mateus Uribe, Jefferson Lerma, Johan Mojica, Frank Fabra, Miguel Borja, Juan Fernando Quintero, José Izquierdo, José Fernando Cuadrado, Dávinson Sánchez.

Japan
Eiji Kawashima, Naomichi Ueda, Gen Shoji, Keisuke Honda, Yuto Nagatomo, Wataru Endo, Gaku Shibasaki, Genki Haraguchi, Shinji Okazaki, Shinji Kagawa, Takashi Usami, Masaaki Higashiguchi, Yoshinori Mutō, Takashi Inui, Yuya Osako, Hotaru Yamaguchi, Makoto Hasebe (captain), Ryota Oshima, Hiroki Sakai, Tomoaki Makino, Gōtoku Sakai, Maya Yoshida, Kosuke Nakamura.

Poland
Wojciech Szczęsny, Michał Pazdan, Artur Jędrzejczyk, Thiago Cionek, Jan Bednarek, Jacek Góralski, Arkadiusz Milik, Karol Linetty, Robert Lewandowski (captain), Grzegorz Krychowiak, Kamil Grosicki, Bartosz Białkowski, Maciej Rybus, Łukasz Teodorczyk, Kamil Glik, Jakub Błaszczykowski, Sławomir Peszko, Bartosz Bereszyński, Piotr Zieliński, Łukasz Piszczek, Rafał Kurzawa, Łukasz Fabiański, Dawid Kownacki.

Senegal
Abdoulaye Diallo, Kara Mbodji, Kalidou Koulibaly, Saliou Ciss, Idrissa Gueye, Salif Sané, Moussa Sow, Cheikhou Kouyaté (captain), Mame Biram Diouf, Sadio Mané, Cheikh N’Doye, Youssouf Sabaly, Alfred N’Diaye, Moussa Konaté, Diafra Sakho, Khadim N’Diaye, Badou Ndiaye, Ismaïla Sarr, M’Baye Niang, Keita Baldé, Lamine Gassama, Moussa Wagué, Alfred Gomis.

Qualification for the 2018 tournament began in March of 2015, with the Asian and CONCACAF confederations (which is made up of all North, Central American and Caribbean nations) the first to kick-off.

The rest began throughout 2015 and 2016, with separate tournaments in Africa, Europe, Oceania and South America.

Spots are allocated from the confederations under the current 32-team format as follows:

  • Host – 1 place
  • Asia (AFC) – 4.5 places
  • Africa (CAF) – 5 spots
  • North, Central American and Caribbean (CONCACAF) – 3.5 places
  • South America (CONMEBOL) – 3.5 spots
  • Europe (UEFA) – 14 spots
  • Oceania (OFC) – 0.5 spots

The 0.5 spots were decided in playoff fixtures, with a home and away leg for each nation to decide who will go through to the finals of the World Cup in Russia.

For the 2018 World Cup, the fourth placed team in CONCACAF (Honduras) played the fifth placed team in Asia (Australia), while the first placed team in Oceania (New Zealand) took on the fourth best team in the South American confederation (Peru).

Australia and Peru won those fixtures and so confirmed their qualification to the biggest football tournament in the world.

Brazil became the first team to qualify outside of the hosts for the tournament, only losing one of their first 14 games in South American qualifying.

Last updated: 13 June, 2018