Olympics 2020 Football squads

TOKYO OLYMPICS 2021 SQUADS- EACH TEAM'S SQUAD LIST CONFIRMED - FROM SALAH'S DENIAL TO PEDRI'S INCLUSION WE HAVE IT ALL COVERED

After the European and South American footballing carnival, all eyes will lead to Tokyo where the 16-teams’  will challenge each other to earn the prestigious Olympics gold medal for their country. The 2020 Tokyo Olympics official football squads were announced and the choices of the managers are hinting at a real treat for spectators.

 

 

With managers shuffling their packs, it’ll be important to see who all they pick before they hop on to the flight to Tokyo. With the 2020 Olympics revamping its number of players policy, the football squads can consist of 22 lions instead of just 18 this summer. Although all the players have to be born on or after January 1, 1997, with the exception of three overage players.

 

GROUP-A 

 

JAPAN

 

Goalkeepers: Keisuke Osaka, Kosei Tani, Zion Suzuki.

Defenders: Hiroki Sakai*, Yuta Nakayama, Ko Itakura, Maya Yoshida*, Reo Hatate, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Daiki Hashioka, Ayumu Seko, Koki Machida.

Midfielders: Wataru Endo*, Takefusa Kubo, Koji Miyoshi, Ritsu Doan, Kaoru Mitoma, Yuki Soma, and Ao Tanaka.

 

 

Forwards: Daizen Maeda, Ayase Ueda, Daichi Hayashi.

*Over-aged player

 

SOUTH AFRICA

Goalkeepers: Ronwen Williams* , Mondli Mpoto , Sifiso Mlungwana 

Defenders: Katlego Mohamme, Luke Fleurs, Sibusiso Mabiliso, Abbubaker Mobara*, Thabiso Monyane, Tercios Malepe 

 

 

Midfielders: Teboho Mokoena, Thabo Cele, Nkosingiphile Ngcobo, Sipho Mbule, Goodman Mosele, Kamohelo Mahlatsi 

Strikers: Fagrie Lakay, Luther Singh, Evidence Makgopa, Lyle Foster, Kobamelo Kodisang 

 

*Over-aged player

MEXICO 

Goalkeepers: Guillermo Ochoa*, Sebastian Jurado, Luis Malagon.

 

 

Defenders: Cesar Montes, Johan Vasquez, Jesus Alberto Angulo, Jorge Sanchez, Vladimir Lorona, Adrian Mora, Luis Romo*.

Midfielders: Diego Lainez, Sebastian Cordova, Carlos Rodriguez, Roberto Alvarado, Uriel Antuna, Joaquin Esquivel, Fernando Beltran, Erick Aguirre, Jesus Ricardo Angulo.

Forwards: Henry Martin*, Alexis Vega, Eduardo Aguirre.

*Over-aged player

 

FRANCE

 

Goalkeepers: Paul Bernardoni, Stefan Bajic, Dimitry Bertaud.

Defenders: Melvin Bard, Anthony Caci, Ismael Doukoure, Pierre Kalulu, Clement Michelin, Timothee Pembele, Modibo Sagnan.

Midfielders: Alexis Beka Beka, Jeremy Gelin, Enzo Le Fee, Teji Savanier*, Florian Thauvin*, Lucas Tousart.

 

 

Forwards: Andre-Pierre Gignac*, Randal Kolo Muani, Arnaud Nordin, Isaac Lihadji, Nathaniel Mbuku.

*Over-aged player

 

GROUP-B

 

NEW ZEALAND

 

Goalkeepers: Michael Woud, Jamie Searle, Alex Paulsen.

Defenders: Michael Boxall*, Liberato Cacace, Callan Elliot, Dane Ingram, Nando Pijnaker, Winston Reid*, George Stanger.

 

 

Midfielders: Joe Bell, Clayton Lewis, Marko Stamenic, Gianni Stensness, Ben Old, Sam Sutton.

Forwards: Joey Champness, Elijah Just, Callum McCowatt, Ben Waine, Chris Wood*, Matt Garbett.

*Over-aged player

 

SOUTH KOREA

 

Goalkeepers: Song Bum-keun, Ahn Joon-soo, An Chan-gi.

Defenders: Lee You-hyeon, Jeong Tae-wook, Kim Jae-woo, Kim Jin-ya, Seol Young-woo, Kim Min-jae*, Kang Yoon-sung, Lee Sang-min.

 

 

Midfielders: Jeong Seung-won, Kim Dong-hyun, Lee Dong-gyeong, Won Du-jae, Lee Kang-in, Kim Jin-kyu.

Forwards: Lee Dong-jun, Um Won-sang, Song Min-kyu, Kwon Chang-hoon*, Hwang Ui-jo*.

*Over-aged player

 

ROMANIA

 

Goalkeepers: Mihai Aioani, Mihai Popa, Stefan Tarnovanu.

Defenders: Radu Boboc, Andrei Chindris, Virgil Ghita, Ricardo Grigore, Alex Pascanu, Andrei Ratiu, Florin Stefan*.

 

 

Midfielders: Tudor Baluta, Andrei Ciobanu, Alex Dobre, Marco Dulca, Ion Gheorghe, Valentin Gheorghe, Marius Marin, Dragos Nedelcu.

Forwards: George Ganea, Andrei Sintean.

*Over-aged player

 

HONDURAS

Goalkeepers: Alex Guity , Michael Perello , Bryan Ramos

Defenders: Denil Maldonado, Wesly Decas, Carlos Melendez, Cristopher Melendez, Jonathan Nunez, Jose Garcia, Elvin Oliva

 

 

Midfielders: Rigoberto Rivas, Brayan Moya* , Jorge Alvarez, Carlos Pineda, Jose Pinto, Edwin Rodriguez , Alejandro Reyes 

Forwards: Douglas Martinez, Juan Carlos Obregon , Jorge Benguche* , Samuel Elvir, Luis Palma 

*Over-aged player

 

GROUP-C

 

 

EGYPT

 

Goalkeepers: Mohamed El Shenawy*, Mohamed Sobhy, Mahmoud Gad.

Defenders: Ahmed Hegazi*, Mahmoud Hamdy, Mohamed Abdel Salam, Osama Galal, Ahmed Ramadan, Karim El-Eraky, Karim Fouad, Ahmed Abou El Fotouh.

 

 

Midfielders: Akram Tawfik, Amar Hamdy, Nasser Maher, Emam Ashour.

Forwards: Ramadan Sobhi, Ibrahim Adel, Abdel Rahman Magdy, Taher Mohamed, Salah Mohsen, Nasser Mansi, Ahmed Yasser.

*Over-aged player

 

SPAIN

 

Goalkeepers: Alex Dominguez, Alvaro Fernandes, Unai Simon.

Defenders: Eric Garcia, Juan Miranda, Oscar Mingueza, Oscar Gil, Pau Torres, Jesus Vallejo.

Midfielders: Pedri, Bryan Gil, Martin Zubimendi, Marc Cucurella, Jon Moncayola, Dani Olmo, Carlos Soler, Dani Ceballos*, Mikel Merino*, Marco Asensio*.

 

 

Forwards: Javi Puado, Rafa Mir, Mikel Oyarzabal.

*Over-aged player

 

ARGENTINA

 

Goalkeepers: Joaquin Blazquez, Lautaro Morales, Jeremias Ledesma*.

Defenders: Hernan de la Fuente, Marcelo Herrera, Nehuen Perez, Leonel Mosevich, Facundo Medina, Francisco Ortega, Claudio Bravo.

Midfielders: Fausto Vera, Santiago Colombatto, Tomas Belmonte, Martin Payero, Thiago Almada, Esequiel Barco.

 

 

Forwards: Carlos Valenzuela, Pedro de la Vega, Alexis Mac Allister, Agustin Urzi, Adolfo Gaich, Ezequiel Ponce.

*Over-aged player

 

AUSTRALIA

 

Goalkeepers: Tom Glover, Ashley Maynard-Brewer, Jordan Holmes.

Defenders: Nathaniel Atkinson, Thomas Deng, Joel King, Kye Rowles, Harry Souttar, Rulon Tongyik*.

 

Midfielders: Keanu Baccus, Denis Genreau, Riley McGree, Connor Metcalfe, Dylan Pierias, Caleb Watts, Cameron Devlin, Ramy Najjarine.

Forwards: Daniel Arzani, Nicholas D’Agostino, Mitchell Duke*, Reno Piscopo, Lachlan Wales.

 

 

*Over-aged player

 

 

GROUP-D

 

BRAZIL

 

Goalkeepers: Brenno, Lucao, Santos*.

Defenders: Nino, Gabriel, Guilherme Arana, Gabriel Menino, Dani Alves*, Diego Carlos*, Abner Vinicius, Bruno Fuchs.

Midfielders: Matheus Henrique, Bruno Guimaraes, Douglas Luiz, Claudinho, Reinier, Douglas Augusto.

Forwards: Gabriel Martinelli, Paulinho, Richarlison, Matheus Cunha, Antony.

 

*Over-aged player

 

GERMANY 

 

Goalkeepers: Svend Brodersen, Florian Muller, Luca Plogmann.

Defenders: Benjamin Henrichs, Amos Pieper, David Raum, Jordan Torunarigha, Felix Uduokhai, Joshua Vagnoman.

Midfielders: Nadiem Amiri*, Maximilian Arnold*, Niklas Dorsch, Ismail Jakobs, Eduard Lowen, Arne Maier, Anton Stach.

 

 

Forwards: Max Kruse*, Marco Richter, Cedric Teuchert.

*Over-aged player

 

IVORY COAST 

 

Goalkeepers: Ira Tape Eliezer , Nagoli Oupoh Maxime , Tie Nicolas .

Defenders: Kouao Koffi Franck, Ouattara Zie, Singo Wilfried , Eric Bailly, Dabila Kouadio Yves, Diallo Chester , Gnaka Silas.

Midfielders: Eboue Christ , Doumbia Idrissa , Franck Kessie , Amad Diallo, Max Gradel, Dao Youssouf.

 

 

Forwards: Timite Cheick , Kouame Christian, Bayo Vakoun , Keita Mory, Keita Kader, Doumbia Aboubakar Junior

 

 

SAUDI ARABIA 

 

Goalkeepers: Zaid Al-Bawardi, Mohammed Al Rubaie, Amin Bukhari.

Defenders: Saud Abdulhamid, Abdulelah Al-Amri, Khalifah Al-Dawsari, Khalid Al-Dubaysh, Yasser Al-Shahrani*, Hamad Al-Yami, Abdullah Hassoun, Abdulbasit Hindi.

 

 

Midfielders: Turki Al-Ammar, Salem Al-Dawsari*, Salman Al-Faraj*, Khalid Al-Ghannam, Ali Al-Hassan, Ayman Al-Khulaif, Sami Al-Najei, Nasser Al-Omran, Mukhtar Ali, Abdulrahman Ghareeb, Ayman Yahya.

Forwards: Abdullah Al-Hamdan, Abdulrahman Al-Yami.

*Over-aged player

 

With all the roads leading to Tokyo, it’ll be fascinating to see who comes out on top in Tokyo. Teams are fully geared up for another month of football after the announcement of football squads for the 2020 Olympics while for the fans there’s no time to take their eyes off their television sets.

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