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World Cup rosters

  1. US national team, World Cup player profile: Nick Rimando

    Jun 2, 2014, 9:10 AM EDT

    Turkey v United States

    The Gold Cup and MLS Cup champion will be the third-choice keeper in Brazil.

  2. Italy 23-man World Cup roster announced

    Jun 1, 2014, 2:29 PM EDT


    The most shocking exclusion from Cesare Prandelli is that of Giuseppe Rossi, who misses out on his second World Cup.

  3. Iran names…24-man squad for World Cup

    Jun 1, 2014, 1:28 PM EDT

    Mideast Lebanon Iran Soccer AFC Asian Cup 2015

    Carlos Quieroz named a 24-man squad for Iran’s trip to Brazil, with one player set to be eliminated after a medical report is received.

  4. Ghana World Cup roster announced

    Jun 1, 2014, 12:44 PM EDT


    Coach Kwesi Appiah is going for a mixture of youth and experience, taking 16 players to Brazil who’ve never before played in the tournament.

  5. Croatia announce final 23-man squad for World Cup

    Jun 1, 2014, 8:30 AM EDT

    Soc Wcup Croatia

    Injuries have taken a toll, but this is still a strong Croatia team, capable of threatening in Group A.

  6. Uruguay release World Cup roster, and yes, Luis Suárez is included

    Jun 1, 2014, 8:15 AM EDT

    Brazil Soccer Confed Cup Uruguay Italy

    Despite recently undergoing surgery, everyone’s favorite Uruguayan is set to go to Brazil.

  7. Costa Rica announces 23-man World Cup squad

    May 31, 2014, 11:15 AM EDT

    Costa Rica

    Injuries to Alvaro Saborio and Bryan Oviedo make the Ticos’ task in Group D seem all the more daunting.

  8. Spain announces 23-man roster for World Cup

    May 31, 2014, 7:56 AM EDT

    Alvaro Arbeloa, Sergio Ramos, Sergio Busquets, Gerald Pique, Victor Valdes, Pedro, Andres Iniesta, David Silva, David Villa, Xavi, Jordi Alba

    Diego Costa makes the cut – but at whose expense?

  9. Netherlands 23-man World Cup roster finalized

    May 31, 2014, 6:59 AM EDT


    No surprises from van Gaal, with mostly young domestic players getting the ax. Robben, van Persie and Sneijder are all headed to Brazil.

  10. Rafael van der Vaart to miss World Cup after injury in training

    May 28, 2014, 11:43 AM EDT

    van der vaart

    That makes two high-profile midfielders down for the count, as Kevin Strootman was lost for the tournament during AS Roma’s season.

  11. Did Klinsmann unveil his XI for tonight at Monday’s open practice?

    May 27, 2014, 11:05 AM EDT

    Jamaica v United States - World Cup Qualifer

    Obviously, Klinsmann will get to deploy six subs tonight as well and there’s no guarantee there won’t be changes, but what do you think?

  12. Analyzing Klinsmann’s cuts (and we’re not just talking Landon, folks)

    May 22, 2014, 6:33 PM EDT

    Brazil v United States

    Let’s take a look at the unlucky seven, whose ages are: 32, 28, 30, 32, 29, 23 and 23.

  13. Klinsmann reveals 23-man roster; Landon Donovan is not on the roster

    May 22, 2014, 5:33 PM EDT

    Landon Donovan

    Alexi Lalas Tweeted that Taylor Twellman was about to break some major USMNT news, and he wasn’t lying.

  14. MLS puts 8th most players in the World Cup; Top 3-5 leagues dominate

    May 20, 2014, 1:47 PM EDT

    San Jose Earthquakes v Portland Timbers

    Interesting note: Americans are involved in the totals for seven leagues: England, Germany, France, Mexico, USA/Canada, Turkey and Belgium.

  15. Portugal releases final 23-man roster for World Cup

    May 19, 2014, 5:16 PM EDT


    Paulo Bento has picked his 23, led by Cristiano Ronaldo. There are few surprises, with Ricardo Quaresma the biggest name left out.

  16. Six Olympiakos players, two Cottagers headline Greece World Cup squad

    May 14, 2014, 10:28 AM EDT

    Giorgos Samaras, Vassilis Torosidis, Dimitris Salpigidis, Giannis Maniatis, , Sotiris Ninis, Orestis Karnezis, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Kostas Mitroglou, Kostas Katsouranis, Dimitris Siovas,Giorgos Tzavelas

    The World Cup will be Santos’ last journey as Greece boss, as he’ll manage “The Pirate Ship” no more after the tournament.

  17. Kovac announces Croatia squad; “Earth won’t stop turning if we fail”

    May 14, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

    Soc Wcup Croatia

    Apparently carefree humility is a large part of Kovac’s strategy for Croatia at World Cup 2014.

  18. Portugal names 30-man preliminary squad, expected to name final World Cup team next week

    May 13, 2014, 5:10 PM EDT


    Cristiano Ronaldo, Joao Moutinho among stars in Seleccao’s 30-man team.

  19. France names 2014 World Cup squad, omits Samir Nasri

    May 13, 2014, 4:20 PM EDT

    (L-R) French midfielder Samir Nasri, Fre

    Nasri, Clichy left off of a France team without surprise inclusions.

  20. Italy’s World Cup provisional squad is loaded, so who got snubbed?

    May 13, 2014, 2:13 PM EDT

    Andrea Pirlo

    The only three players not playing for an Italian club all play for French powerhouse Paris Saint-Germain.

  21. Chile, Ecuador and Ivory Coast release World Cup provisional squads, too

    May 13, 2014, 1:29 PM EDT

    FC Internazionale Milano v Juventus - Serie A

    The World Cup provisional rosters continue to roll in, with Chile, Ecuador and the Ivory Coast putting their groups out.

  22. Adnan Januzaj makes Belgium’s 24-man provisional roster, no Nainggolan

    May 13, 2014, 12:05 PM EDT

    Marc Wilmots

    Marc Wilmots unit is sneaky good, loaded with talent and ready for the 2014 World Cup.

  23. La Liga stars lead Spain’s provisional World Cup squad; Soldado a snub

    May 13, 2014, 11:20 AM EDT


    David De Gea leaps Real Madrid keeper for final slot on roster

  24. All but one Switzerland player under 30 on Hitzfeld’s World Cup roster

    May 13, 2014, 9:09 AM EDT

    The Swiss could shock everyone this summer.

    The only 2013/14 Premier League player on the list is on standby, with Fulham’s Pajtim Kasami part of a group of players Nos. 24-30.

  25. Suarez, Cavani, Forlan headline Uruguay’s provisional World Cup roster

    May 12, 2014, 11:39 PM EDT

    Brazil Soccer Confed Cup Uruguay Italy

    Yes, that’s three members from UEFA Champions League finalist Atletico Madrid.

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