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One of the two hosts, Switzerlands squad:

Goalkeepers: Diego Benaglio, Wolfsburg, Fabio Coltorti, Racing Santander, Pascal Zuberbühler, Neuchatel Xamax.

Defenders: Philipp Degen, Dortmund, Johan Djourou, Arsenal, Mario Eggimann, Karlsruhe, Stephane Grichting, Auxerre, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Lille, Ludovic Magnin, Stuttgart, Patrick Müller, Lyon, Philippe Senderos, Arsenal, Christoph Spycher, Frankfurt, Steve von Bergen, Hertha Berlin.

Midfielders and strikers: Tranquillo Barnetta, Leverkusen, Valon Behrami, Lazio, Ricardo Cabanas, Grasshoppers, Eren Derdiyok, Basel, Gelson Fernandes, Manchester City, Alexander Frei, Dortmund, Daniel Gygax, Metz, Benjamin Huggel, Basel, Gökhan Inler, Udinese, Blaise Nkufo, Twente, Marco Streller, Basel, Johan Vonlanthen, Salzburg, Hakan Yakin, Young Boys

May 28 the final squad with 23 players will be announced.
 

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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
RichardsReds said:
It's always handy to have 6 goal keepers in a squad :p
spellbound said:
One of the two hosts, Switzerlands squad:

Goalkeepers: Diego Benaglio, Wolfsburg, Fabio Coltorti, Racing Santander, Pascal Zuberbühler, Neuchatel Xamax.
It wont be too many minutes for Mr Burg, Mr Santander and Mr Xamax. :rolleyes:

Zenitka said:
I can tell to you players of Russia tomorrow...when manager will announce the list...
The Swedish was announced today

Goal keepers:

Andreas Isaksson, Manchester City, 54 Caps
Rami Shaaban, Hammarby, 15
Johan Wiland, Elfsborg, 3

Def:
Fredrik Stoor, Rosenborg, 3
Mikael Nilsson, Panathinaikos, 45
Olof Mellberg, (ex Aston Villa) Juventus, 80
Petter Hansson, Rennes, 31
Daniel Majstorovic, FC Basel, 14
Andreas Granqvist, Helsingborgs IF, 1
Niclas Alexandersson, IFK Göteborg, 106

Midfielders and strikers
Fredrik Ljungberg, West Ham, 71
Tobias Linderoth, Galatasaray, 29
Kim Källström, Lyon, 54
Anders Svensson, IF Elfsborg, 88
Daniel Andersson, Malmö FF, 61
Sebastian Larsson, Birmingham City, 2
Christian Wilhelmsson, Deportivo La Coruna, 49
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Inter, 49
Johan Elmander, Toulouse, 33
Marcus Allbäck, FC Köpenhamn, 71
Markus Rosenberg, Werder Bremen, 21
Henrik Larsson, Helsingborgs IF, 93

As reserve for TOBIAS LINDEROTH
Kennedy Bakircioglü, Ajax, 13
 

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Zenitka said:
He is cant play?:eek: :confused:
Freddie have had more injuries then Ronaldo scored goals...well almost anyway :D The physio say he'll be fit for the first game on June 7th. But he's been very injury prone this last few seasons. The only thing who keep him going is his iron will.
 

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Portugals squad:

Goalies: Ricardo, Real Betis, Quim, Benfica, Rui Patricio, Sporting Lissabon.

Defence: Jose Bosingwa, (ex Porto) Chelsea, Ricardo Carvalho, Chelsea, Paulo Ferreira, Chelsea, Pepe, Real Madrid, Bruno Alves, Porto, Fernando Meira, Stuttgart, Miguel, Valencia, Jorge Ribeiro, Boavista.

Midfield and attackers: Petit, Benfica, Miguel Veloso, Sporting Lissabon, Joao Moutinho, do, Raul Meireles, Porto, Deco, Barcelona, Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United, Nani, Manchester United, Ricardo Quaresma, Porto, Simao Sabrosa, Atletico Madrid, Nuno Gomes, Benfica, Hugo Almeida, Werder Bremen, Helder Postiga, Panathinaikos.

I think the strikers of Portugal looks very cheap. They will rely too much on Ronaldo and the other offensive midfielders to creat goals. Not my winner really.
 

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The Romanian squad who will be cut to 23 before May 28th.

Goalies: Bogdan Lobont, Dinamo Bukarest, Danut Coman, Rapid Bukarest, Marius Popa, Politehnica 1921 Stiinta Timisoara..

Defence: Cosmin Contra, Getafe, Gabriel Tamas, AJ Auxerre, Cristian Sapunaru, Rapid Bukarest, Dorin Goian, Steaua Bukarest, Sorin Ghionea, Steaua Bukarest, Cosmin Moti, Dinamo Bukarest, Stefan Radu, Lazio, Razvan Rat, Shakhtar Donetsk, Cristian Chivu, Internazionale

Midfield and attackers: Florentin Petre, CSKA Sofia, Paul Codrea, Siena, Mirel Radoi, Steaua Bukarest, Ovidiu Petre, Steaua Bukarest, Nicolae Dica, Steaua Bukarest, Banel Nicolita, Steaua Bukarest, Adrian Cristea, Dinamo Bukarest, Razvan Cocis, Lokomotiv Moskva, Adrian Mutu, Forentina, Ciprian Marica, Stuttgart, Daniel Niculae, AJ Auxerre, Florin Bratu, Dinamo Bukarest, Ciprian Deac, CFR 1907 Cluj, Marius Niculae, Inverness

Zenitka said:
well..this team is a not best in EURO. But I will be support them.
Come on Quaresma, Nani and Ronaldo!:cool:
Of course we'll be watching our boys closely. Go United ;)
 

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carlyluvsunited said:
No 'super star' players but they would die for each other - 'teamwork' !!

Te iubesc Romania Te iubesc ...
The best team usually wins, not necessarily the team with the best players.

Many teams have to rely on same team spirit as your guys Carly. May the best team be the new Euro Champs. ;)
 

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We were hoping but not believing he'd be saying yes. He's a super pro and will help team Sweden a lot no matter if he's a starting player of come on as a sub.
 

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Spains squad:
Goalies: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), Pepe Reina (Liverpool), Andres Palop (Sevilla).

Defenders: Raul Albiol (Valencia), Carlos Marchena (Valencia), Joan Capdevila (Villarreal), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Juanito Gutierrez (Real Betis), Fernando Navarro (Mallorca), Carles Puyol (FC Barcelona), Alvaro Arbeloa (Liverpool).

Midfielders and strikers: Xavi (FC Barcelona), Andres Iniesta (FC Barcelona), Cesc Fabregas (Arsenal), David Silva (Valencia), Xabi Alonso (Liverpool), Ruben De La Red (Getafe), Marcos Senna (Villarreal), Santi Cazorla (Villarreal) Fernando Torres (Liverpool), David Villa (Valencia), Daniel Guiza (Mallorca), Sergio Garcia (Zaragoza).

Luis Aragones didnt pick Raul again.:eek:
 

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NateR said:
I woulda thought Bojan would have been picked, even if he wasn't going to play much. Its a shame he never picked Raul. He clearly doesn't want him in the squad, regardless of how great he is playing.
Mum, dad and Barcelona thought Bojan needed a longer rest so thats why 'he' turned down to play in Euro Championship.
Bojan had a better rookie season then Raul. Maybe thats the curse when it comes to Aragones. Not to have any connection to Raul. :D
 

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Discussion Starter · #31 ·
France squad:

Goalies: Gregory Coupet (Lyon), Mickael Landreau (Paris Saint-Germain), Sebastien Frey (Fiorentina), Steve Mandanda (Marseille).

Defenders: Eric Abidal (Barcelona), Jean-Alain Boumsong (Lyon), Francois Clerc (Lyon), Julien Escude (Sevilla), Patrice Evra (Manchester United), William Gallas (Arsenal), Philippe Mexes (AS Roma), Willy Sagnol (Bayern Munich), Sebastien Squillaci (Lyon), Lilian Thuram (Barcelona).

Midfielders and attackers: Alou Diarra (Bordeaux), Lassana Diarra (Portsmouth), Mathieu Flamini (Arsenal), Claude Makelele (Chelsea), Jeremy Toulalan (Lyon), Patrick Vieira (Inter Milan), Samir Nasri (Marseille), Nicolas Anelka (Chelsea), Hatem Ben Arfa (Lyon), Karim Benzema (Lyon), Djibril Cisse (Lyon), Bafetimbi Gomis (Saint-Etienne), Sidney Govou (Lyon), Thierry Henry (Barcelona), Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich), Florent Malouda (Chelsea)

7 unhappy players will be cut off this squad before May 28th.

Trezegol isnt in ths HUGE squad. Raymond Domenech looked away eventhough Trez scored 20 goals or so in Serie A for Juve.
 

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Discussion Starter · #33 ·
Germany squad
Goalkeepers: Jens Lehmann (Arsenal FC):eek: , Robert Enke (Hannover 96), René Adler (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Defenders: Christoph Metzelder (Real Madrid CF), Per Mertesacker (Werder Bremen), Philipp Lahm (FC Bayern München), Arne Friedrich (Hertha BSC Berlin), Marcell Jansen (FC Bayern München), Clemens Fritz (Werder Bremen), Heiko Westermann (FC Schalke 04).

Midfielders: Michael Ballack (Chelsea FC), Thomas Hitzlsperger (VfB Stuttgart), Simon Rolfes (Bayer 04 Leverkusen), Torsten Frings (Werder Bremen), Bastian Schweinsteiger (FC Bayern München), Piotr Trochowski (Hamburger SV), Tim Borowski (Werder Bremen), Jermaine Jones (FC Schalke 04), David Odonkor (Real Betis Balompié), Marko Marin (VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach).

Forwards: Miroslav Klose (FC Bayern München), Lukas Podolski (FC Bayern München), Mario Gómez (VfB Stuttgart), Kevin Kuranyi (FC Schalke 04), Oliver Neuville (VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach), Patrick Helmes (1. FC Köln).

Germany will cut decide the squad after they play Belarus in Kaiserslautern in their next friendly on 27 May.
 

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The World Champions Euro-08 squad:

GK:
Gianluigi Buffon, Juventus, Marco Amelia, Livorno, Morgan De Sanctis, Sevilla.
Defenders: Fabio Cannavaro, Real Madrid, Marco Materazzi, Inter, Christian Panucci, Roma, Andrea Barzagli, Palermo, Gianluca Zambrotta, Barcelona, Giorgio Chiellini, Juventus, Fabio Grosso, Lyon.
Midfielders and strikers: Andrea Pirlo, Milan, Gennaro Gattuso, Milan, Massimo Ambrosini, Milan, Daniele De Rossi, Roma, Simone Perrotta, Roma, Alberto Aquilani, Roma, Mauro Camoranesi, Juventus, Riccardo Montolivo, Fiorentina. Luca Toni, Bayern München, Alessandro Del Piero, Juventus, Antonio Di Natale, Udinese, Marco Borriello, Genoa, Fabio Quagliarella, Udinese, Antonio Cassano :eek: , Sampdoria (on loan from Real Madrid)

One will leave the squad before Euro 08. Nice to see Del Piero being picked to play. But why picking Cassano?:confused:
 

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Euro 04 Champions Greece
Goalies: Antonis Nikopolidis (Olympiakos), Costas Chalkias (Aris), Alexandros Tzorvas (OFI).
Defenders: Socratis Papastathopoulos (AEK), Paraskevas Antzas (Olympiakos), Giourkas Seitaridis (Atletico Madrid), Vassilis Torossidis (Olympiakos), Sotiris Kyrgiakos (Eintracht Frankfurt), Christos Patsatzoglou (Olympiakos), Traianos Dellas (AEK).
Midfielders and strikers: Costas Katsouranis (Benfica), Angelos Basinas (Real Mallorca), Giorgos Karagounis (Panathinaikos), Stelios Giannakopoulos (Bolton), Alexandros Tziolis (Panathinaikos), Ioannis Amanatidis (Eintracht Frankfurt), Georgios Samaras :eek: (Celtic), Dimitris Salpigidis (Panathinaikos), Angelos Charisteas (FC Nürnberg), Fanis Gekas (Bayer Leverkusen), Nikos Lymberopoulos (AEK).

One will be cut from the final squad. Samars got picked but the young star Sotiris Ninis wasnt. Hm...:rolleyes:
 

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Larsson takes time for O'Donnell

Henrik Larsson took a break from Sweden's Euro 2008 training camp to honour the late Phil O'Donnell.

Sweden play Slovenia on Monday but Larsson was at Celtic Park for Sunday's charity match in memory of his former team-mate, who died in December.

"It was very important for me to come back," Larsson said.

"When I got the question two weeks ago from the Swedish national coach to go back I said 'Yes, I would love to, but on the 25th I need to be away'."

Larsson joined Celtic's 1998 championship-winning side to line up against a team of Motherwell legends, including most of the team that won the 1991 Scottish Cup, when O'Donnell scored his first senior goal.

The Swede was at the centre of an injury scare when he left the field after just two minutes following a clash of heads with Chris McCart.

But he returned following 10 minutes of treatment and quickly cracked in an acrobatic volley.

Motherwell skipper O'Donnell, 35, collapsed and died of heart failure during a match against Dundee United on 29 December.

And funds raised from the capacity 60,000 crowd will go to the O'Donnell Family Trust and a range of charities.

"It's a sad occasion but it's a great tribute to him and his family," said Larsson.

"You always have talkers in the dressing room and people who are a little bit more calm," Larsson said of O'Donnell.

"He was a little bit more calm but he was a great guy.

"I always remember coming as a foreigner. There was always someone you could trust if you asked a question.

"I wouldn't ask Darren Jackson a question, because you wouldn't get a proper answer. Phil was not only important for me but a lot of the foreigners.

"It's a sad occasion but at the same time it's a kind of celebration for everything.

"I haven't been back since Jackie McNamara's testimonial three years ago."

Larsson, who scored 242 goals during his seven years with Celtic, added: "This is the club for me. This is where I made myself as a player, this is where everybody got to know me.

"This is the club I am going to be eternally grateful to for giving me that opportunity, when other clubs didn't believe in me.

"This is where I got back into the Swedish national team, playing in European Championships and World Cups, delivering for Sweden. I couldn't have done that without Celtic."

Like O'Donnell, Tom Boyd played for both Celtic and Motherwell and the former Scotland defender added: "Phil would have loved to have played in that atmosphere.

"Both sets of fans appreciated what he did for their clubs, everyone united to pay tribute to a great football man.

"The minute's applause was as noisy as I have heard it."

Source BBC.co.uk
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/c/celtic/7419472.stm
 

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Discussion Starter · #43 ·
Turkey's Gökhan Gönül from Fenerbahce misses the Euro Championship due to injury. He's cut from the squad. Sad moment for Gökhan Gönül but he's only 23 so maybe he'll get more chances to play in international tournaments.
 

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Defending champions Greece in trouble.
Lost the friendly 3-2 to Hungary. And what worse, team captain Angelos Basinas had to go off due to a knee injury. Its not sure if this jeopardize his Euro football. Double that when the first pick goal keeper Antonios Nikopolidis had to leave the game with a hernia injury.
 
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