Group F Provisional Squads for World Cup

Provisional squads have been announced for Group F with players being named for Italy, New Zealand, Paraguay and Slovakia teams competing in the 2010 World Cup.

Between now and June 1st, teams will be finalised to make the trip to South Africa and compete in the 2010 World Cup.

Cape Town will be the venue for the first game in Group F between Italy and Paraguay on June 15th.

Italy World Cup Provisional Squad

Goalkeepers
Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Morgan De Sanctis (Napoli), Federico Marchetti (Cagliari), Salvatore Sirigu (Palermo)

Defenders
Salvatore Bocchetti (Genoa), Leonardo Bonucci (Bari), Fabio Cannavaro (Juventus), Mattia Cassani (Palermo), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Domenico Criscito (Genoa), Fabio Grosso (Juventus), Christian Maggio (Napoli), Gianluca Zambrotta (AC Milan)

Midfielders
Mauro Camoranesi (Juventus), Antonio Candreva (Juventus), Andrea Cossu (Cagliari), Daniele De Rossi (AS Roma), Gennaro Gattuso (AC Milan), Claudio Marchisio (Juventus), Riccardo Montolivo (Fiorentina), Angelo Palombo (Sampdoria), Simone Pepe (Udinese), Andrea Pirlo (AC Milan)

Forwards
Marco Borriello (AC Milan), Antonio Di Natale (Udinese), Alberto Gilardino (Fiorentina), Vincenzo Iaquinta (Juventus), Giampaolo Pazzini (Sampdoria), Fabio Quagliarella (Napoli), Giuseppe Rossi (Villarreal)

New Zealand World Cup Provisional Squad

Goalkeepers
Mark Paston (Wellington Phoenix), Glen Moss (Melbourne Victory), James Bannatyne (Team Wellington)

Defenders
Ryan Nelsen (Blackburn), Ivan Vicelich (Auckland City), Ben Sigmund (Wellington Phoenix), Winston Reid (FC Midtjylland), Tommy Smith (Ipswich), Tony Lochhead (Wellington Phoenix), Andy Boyens (New York Red Bulls)

Midfielders
Simon Elliott (No Team), Tim Brown (Wellington Phoenix), Leo Bertos (Wellington Phoenix), Michael McGlinchey (Motherwell), Aaron Clapham (Canterbury United), David Mulligan (No Team), Jeremy Brockie (Newcastle Jets), Andy Barron (Team Wellington), Jeremy Christie (FC Tampa Bay)

Forwards
Chris Killen (Middlesbrough), Shane Smeltz (Gold Coast United), Chris Wood (West Bromwich Albion), Rory Fallon (Plymouth)

Paraguay World Cup Provisional Squad

Goalkeepers
Justo Villar (Valladolid), Aldo Bobadilla (Independiente Medellin), Diego Barreto (Cerro Porteno)

Defenders
Denis Caniza (Leon), Dario Veron (Pumas), Julio Cesar Caceres (Atletico Mineiro), Paulo Da Silva (Sunderland), Antolin Alcaraz (FC Brugge), Claudio Morel (Boca Juniors), Carlos Bonet (Olimpia), Julio Manzur (Olimpia), Aureliano Torres (San Lorenzo)

Midfielders
Enrique Vera (Liga de Quito), Cristian Riveros (Cruz Azul), Jonathan Santana (Wolfsburg), Nestor Ortigoza (Argentinos Juniors), Victor Caceres (Libertad), Edgar Barreto (Atalanta), Marcelo Estigarribia (Newell’s Old Boys), Eduardo Ledesma (Lanus), Sergio Aquino (Libertad), Marcos Caceres (Racing Club)

Forwards
Oscar Cardozo (Benfica), Nelson Haedo Valdez (Borussia Dortmund), Lucas Barrios (Borussia Dortmund), Osvaldo Martinez (Monterrey), Edgar Benitez (Pachuca), Jorge Achucarro (Newell’s Old Boys), Rodolfo Gamarra (Libertad), Roque Santa Cruz (Manchester City)

Slovakia World Cup Provisional Squad

Goalkeepers
Jan Mucha (Legia Warsaw), Dusan Kuciak (Vaslui), Lubos Kamenar (Nantes), Dusan Pernis (Dundee United)

Defenders
Peter Pekarik (Wolfsburg), Martin Petras (Cesena), Martin Skrtel (Liverpool), Lubomir Michalik (Leeds), Jan Durica (Hannover), Radoslav Zabavnik (Mainz), Marek Cech (West Bromwich Albion), Tomas Lubocan (Zenit St. Petersburg), Kornel Salate (Slovan Bratislava)

Midfielders
Kamil Kopunek (Spartak Trnava), Jan Kozak (Timisoara), Juraj Kucka (Sparta Prague), Miroslav Karhan (Mainz), Marek Sapara (Ankaragucu), Mario Pecalka (Zilina), Stanislav Sestak (Bochum), Marek Hamsik (Neapol), Vladimir Weiss (Manchester City), Miroslav Stoch (Chelsea), Dusan Svento (Salzburg), Zdeno Strba (Xanthi)

Forwards
Erik Jendrisek (Schalke), Robert Vittek (Ankaragucu), Martin Jakubko (FC Moscow), Filip Holosko (Besiktas)

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