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FIFA WC 2018 | GROUP A SQUADS | FANFIGHT REPORT

FIFA WC 2018 | GROUP A SQUADS | FANFIGHT REPORT

GROUP A SQUADS: The 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup 2018 is all set to kick-off from the 14th of June, at the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow. The two teams featuring in the tournament’s opener are the home team Russia and Saudi Arabia. Russia are ranked 65th in the world and were picked from Pot 1 while Saudi Arabia are ranked 63rd. Saudi Arabia were drawn from pot 4. The other teams that complete Group A are Egypt and Uruguay. What combinations have the managers preferred and who’s made it to the final 23? Let’s glance at the Group A squads.

GROUP A SQUADS FOR FIFA WORLD CUP 2018

1.RUSSIA

MANAGER

Stanislav Cherchesov(Russia)

GOALKEEPERS

Igor Akinfeev(CSKA Moscow), Vladimir Gabulov(Club Brugge), Andrey Lunev(Zenit St. Petersburg)

DEFENDERS

Sergei Ignashevich(CSKA Moscow), Mario Fernandes(CSKA Moscow), Vladimir Granat(Rubin Kazan), Fyodor Kudryashov(Rubin Kazan), Andrei Semyonov(FK Akhmat), Igor Smolnikov(Zenit St. Petersburg), Ilya Kutepov(Spartak Moscow)

MIDFIELDERS

Aleksandr Yerokhin(Zenit St. Petersburg), Yuri Zhirkov(Zenit S Petersburg), Aleksandr Golovin(CSKA Moscow), Alan Dzagoev(CSKA Moscow), Roman Zobnin, Aleksandr Samedov(Spartak Moscow), Aleksei Miranchuk(Lokomotiv Moscow), Yuri Gazinsky(FC Krasnodar), Anton Miranchuk(Lokomotiv Moscow), Denis Cheryshev(Villareal),Daler Kuzyaev(Zenit St. Petersburg),.

STRIKERS

Artem Dzyuba(Arsenal Tula), Fyodor Smolov(FC Krasnodar).

2.SAUDI ARABIA

MANAGER

Juan Antonio Pizzi(Argentina)

GOALKEEPERS

Mohammed Al-Owais(Al Ahli), Yasser Al-Musailem(Al Ahli), Abdullah Al-Mayuf(Al Hilal)

DEFENDERS

Mansoor Al-Harbi(Al Ahli), Yasser Al-Shahrani(Al Hilal), Mohammed Al-Breik(Al Hilal), Motaz Hawsawi(Al Ahli), Osama Hawsawi(Al Hilal), Omar Hawsawi(Al Nassr FC), Ali Al-Bulaihi(Al Hilal)

MIDFIELDERS

Abdullah Al-Khaibari(Al Shabab), Abdulmalek Al-Khaibri(Al Ahli), Abdullah Otayf(Al Hilal), Taiseer Al-Jassim(), Houssain Al-Mogahwi(Al Ahli), Salman Al-Faraj(Al Hilal), Mohamed Kanno(Al Hilal), Hattan Babhir(Al Shabab), Salem Al-Dawsari(Villareal), Yehya Al-Shehri(Leganes)

STRIKERS

Fahad Al-Muwallad, Mohammad Al-Sahlawi(Al Nassr FC), Muhannad Assiri(Al Ahli)

3.EGYPT(29-member preliminary squad)

MANAGER

Hector Cuper(Argentina)

GOALKEEPERS

Essam El Hadary (Al Taawoun), Mohamed El-Shennawy(Al Ahli), Sherif Ekramy (Al Ahli), Mohamed Awad (Ismaily)

DEFENDERS

Ahmed Fathi, Saad Samir(Al Ahli), Ayman Ashraf (Al Ahli), Mahmoud Hamdy (Zamalek), Mohamed Abdel-Shafy (Al Fateh) Ahmed Hegazi (West Bromwich Albion), Ali Gabr (West Bromwich Albion), Ahmed Elmohamady (Aston Villa), Karim Hafez (RC Lens), Omar Gaber (Los Angeles FC), Amro Tarek (Orlando City)

MIDFIELDERS

Tarek Hamed(Zamalek), Mahmoud Abdel Aziz (Zamalek), Shikabala (Al Raed, Saudi Arabia), Abdallah Said (KuPS, Finland), Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic), Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal), Kahraba (Al Ittihad), Ramadan Sobhi (Stoke City), Trezeguet (Kasimpasa, Turkey), Amr Warda (Atromitos, Greece)

STRIKERS

Marwan Mohsen (Al Ahli), Ahmed Gomaa (Al Masry), Kouka (SC Braga), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool).

4.URUGUAY

MANAGER

Oscar Tabarez(Uruguay)

GOALKEEPERS

Fernando Muslera(Galatasaray), Martin Silva(Vasco da Gama), Martin Campana(Independiente)

DEFENDERS

Diego Godin(Atletico Madrid), Sebastian Coates(Sporting Lisbon), Jose Maria Gimenez(Atletico Madrid), Maximiliano Pereira(FC Porto), Gaston Silva(Independiente), Martin Caceres(Lazio), Guillermo Varela(Club Atletico Penarol)

MIDFIELDERS

Nahitan Nandez(Boca Juniors), Matias Vecino(Inter Milan), Rodrigo Bentancur(Juventus), Carlos Sanchez(Monterre), Giorgian De Arrascaeta(Cruzeiro), Diego Laxalt(Genoa), Cristian Rodriguez(Club Atletico Penarol), Jonathan Urretaviscaya(Monterre)

STRIKERS

Cristhian Stuani(Girona), Maximiliano Gomez(Celta Vigo), Edinson Cavani(Paris Saint-Germain), Luis Suarez(Barcelona), Lucas Torreira(Sampdoria)

Which team will advance through to the round of 16? Have your say on the Group A squads.

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