Euro 2012 Squad lists - Groups C & D

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At noon yesterday, all 16 teams taking part in Euro 2012 were required to finalise their 23-men squads for the tournament in Poland and Ukraine.

After all the drama over who made the cut and who fell by the wayside, the 23 names from each country have now been locked and won't change barring something dramatic.

Now that all the players taking part in the Euros have been confirmed, GMF is here to bring you all the information you need to know with the tournament under two weeks away.

Group C



Dejan Lovren and striker Nikola Kalinic are out with the former still suffering with an Achilles tendon injury – a real blow for manager Slavan Bilic and the talented defender himself.


Sime Vrsaljko and goalkeeper Goran Blazevic also miss the cut.

Croatia squad list:

Goalkeepers: Stipe Pletikosa (Rostov), Danijel Subasic (Monaco), Ivan Kelava (Dinamo Zagreb), Goran Blazevic (Hajduk Split). Defenders: Domogoj Vida (Dinamo Zagreb), Vedran Corluka (Bayer Leverkusen), Josip Simunic (Dinamo Zagreb), Dejan Lovren (Lyon), Sime Vrsaljko (Dinamo Zagreb), Gordon Schildenfeld (Eintracht Frankfurt), Ivan Strinic (Dnipro), Danijel Pranjic (Bayern Munich), Jurica Buljat (Maccabi Haifa). Midfielders: Darijo Srna (Shakhtar Donetsk), Tomislav Dujmovic (Real Zaragoza), Ognjen Vukojevic (Dynamo Kiev), Ivan Rakitic (Sevilla), Luka Modric (Tottenham), Ivan Perisic (Borussia Dortmund), Niko Kranjcar (Tottenham), Milan Badelj (Dinamo Zagreb), Ivo Ilicevic (Hamburg). Forwards: Ivica Olic (Bayern Munich), Nikica Jelavic (Everton), Mario Mandzukic (Wolfsburg), Eduardo (Shakhtar Donetsk), Nikola Kalinic (Dnipro)



In the wake of the match fixing scandal which rocked Italian football on Monday, Domenico Criscito has been left out of Cesare Prandelli’s final 23 in order to clear his name. Leonardo Bonucci is still part of the squad despite an investigation into his affairs hanging over his head.


Andrea Ranocchia and forward Mattia Destro were the only two names to have been left our from the provisional squad.


Italy squad list:

Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Morgan De Sanctis (Napoli), Salvatore Sirigu (Paris St Germain). Defenders: Ignazio Abate (AC Milan), Federico Balzaretti (Palermo), Andrea Barzagli (Juventus), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Christian Maggio (Napoli), Angelo Ogbonna (Torino). Midfielders: Daniele De Rossi (AS Roma), Alessandro Diamanti (Bologna), Emanuele Giaccherini (Juventus), Claudio Marchisio (Juventus), Riccardo Montolivo (Fiorentina), Thiago Motta (Paris St Germain), Antonio Nocerino (AC Milan), Andrea Pirlo (Juventus). Forwards: Mario Balotelli (Manchester City), Fabio Borini (AS Roma), Antonio Cassano (AC Milan), Antonio Di Natale (Udinese), Sebastian Giovinco (Parma).

Republic of Ireland


Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni left out Wolves defender Kevin Foley because of injury, with Paul McShane stepping into his place.


John O’Shea was a real fitness worry but passed a late test as did McShane, while Keith Fahey was sent home earlier this week.


Goalkeeper Shay Given has also been a fitness concern over the past few weeks but makes the plane.

Republic of Ireland squad list:

Goalkeepers: Shay Given (Aston Villa), Keiren Westwood (Sunderland), David Forde (Millwall). Defenders: John O'Shea (Sunderland), Stephen Kelly (Fulham), Stephen Ward (Wolves), Richard Dunne (Aston Villa), Sean St Ledger (Leicester), Darren O'Dea (Leeds), Paul McShane (Crystal Palace). Midfielders: Glenn Whelan (Stoke), Keith Andrews (West Brom), Paul Green (Derby), Darron Gibson (Everton), Damien Duff (Fulham), Aiden McGeady (Spartak Moscow), Stephen Hunt (Wolves), James McClean (Sunderland). Forwards: Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy), Kevin Doyle (Wolves), Shane Long, Simon Cox (both West Brom), Jon Walters (Stoke).



The reigning champions opted to include Fernando Torres in their squad, with the Chelsea man in with a chance of leading the line despite his torrid season with David Villa out through injury, although Alvaro Negredo and Fernando Llorente will have similar thoughts.


Carles Puyol also misses out through injury while Roberto Soldado was left out because of Torres’s inclusion.


Cesc Fabregas is carrying a niggly injury which has hampered his preparations, although he still makes the plane, but Adrian Lopez misses out.

Spain squad list:

Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), Victor Valdes (Barcelona), Pepe Reina (Liverpool). Defenders: Jordi Alba (Valencia), Raul Albiol, Alvaro Arbeloa, Sergio Ramos (all Real Madrid), Juanfran (Atletico Madrid), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Javi Martinez (Athletic Bilbao). Midfielders: Xavi, Andres Iniesta, Sergio Busquets, Cesc Fabregas (all Barcelona), Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid), David Silva (Manchester City), Santi Cazorla (Villarreal), Jesus Navas (Sevilla), Juan Mata (Chelsea). Forwards: Fernando Llorente (Athletic Bilbao), Fernando Torres (Chelsea), Alvaro Negredo (Sevilla), Pedro (Barcelona).


Group D




Roy Hodgson’s hands were somewhat tied with his final 23-man squad for Euro 2012 ,with injury shaping his thinking.


Tottenham’s Kyle Walker was a shoe-in to be his first-choice left back for the tournament but suffered a toe injury the rules him out of the Euros while Garteh Barry and John Ruddy are also out.


Hodgson’s most difficult choice was to leave Rio Ferdinand and Peter Crouch at home, two decisions which have been fairly well received given the popularity of both players, while he opted to select Phil Jones over Michah Richards as a utility option at the back.


England squad list:

Goalkeepers: Joe Hart (Man City), Rob Green (West Ham), Jack Butland (Birmingham). Defenders: Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Phil Jones (Man United), John Terry (Chelsea), Joleon Lescott (Man City), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Leighton Baines (Everton), Phil Jagielka (Everton). Midfielders: Theo Walcott (Arsenal), Stewart Downing (Liverpool), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), Scott Parker (Tottenham), Ashley Young (Man United), James Milner (Man City). Forwards: Wayne Rooney (Man United), Danny Welbeck (Man United), Andy Carroll (Liverpool), Jermain Defoe (Tottenham).



Both Yoann Gourcuff and Mapou Yanga Mbiwa missed the cut from Laurent Blanc’s France squad, while Newcastle duo Yohan Cabaye and Hatem Ben Arfa made the plane.

Gourcuff’s inconsistencies this term appear to have cost him while Mbiwa was always an outsider to make the final cut.


Seven Premier League players made it into Les Blues’ final squad, including Chelsea’s Florent Malouda and Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny

France squad list:

Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Olympique Lyon), Steve Mandanda (Olympique Marseille), Cedric Carrasso (Girondins Bordeaux). Defenders: Gael Clichy (Manchester City), Patrice Evra (Manchester United), Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal), Philippe Mexes (AC Milan), Adil Rami (Valencia), Mathieu Debuchy (Lille), Anthony Reveillere (Olympique Lyon. Midfielders: Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United), Florent Malouda (Chelsea), Samir Nasri (Manchester City), Alou Diarra (Olympique Marseille), Yann M'vila (Stade Rennes), Marvin Martin (Sochaux), Blaise Matuidi (Paris St Germain). Forwards: Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle United), Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich), Olivier Giroud (Montpellier), Jeremy Menez (Paris St Germain), Mathieu Valbuena (Olympique Marseille).



Sweden will take a risk on the fitness of former Bolton forward Johan Elmander after naming him as part of their 23-man squad despite a fractured metatarsal.


Manchester City teenager John Guidetti misses the cut despite impressing while on loan with Feyenoord, and Celtic’s Daniel Majstrovic is absent through injury.

Sweden squad list:

Goalkeepers: Andreas Isaksson (PSV Eindhoven), Johan Wiland (FC Kobenhavn), Par Hansson (Helsingborgs IF). Defenders: Mikael Antonsson (Bologna), Andreas Granqvist (Genoa), Olof Mellberg (Olympiacos), Jonas Olsson (West Brom), Martin Olsson (Blackburn), Behrang Safari (Anderlecht), Mikael Lustig (Celtic). Midfielders: Emir Bajrami (FC Twente), Rasmus Elm (AZ Alkmaar), Samuel Holmen (Istanbul BB SK), Kim Kallstrom (Lyon), Sebastian Larsson (Sunderland), Anders Svensson (IF Elfsborg), Pontus Wernbloom (CSKA Moscow), Christian Wilhelmsson (Al-Hilal). Forwards: Johan Elmander (Galatasaray), Tobias Hysen (IFK Goteborg), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (AC Milan), Markus Rosenberg (Werder Bremen), Ola Toivonen (PSV Eindhoven).



Co-hosts Ukraine omitted Olexandr Bandura, defender Vitaly Mandzyuk and midfielder Taras Stepanenko.


First choice goalkeeper Olexandr Shovkovsky will miss the tournament with a shoulder injury, Andriy Dykan suffered facial injuries playing for Spartak Moscow and Oleksandr Rybka has been suspended for using a banned substance.


Ukraine squad list:

Goalkeepers: Oleksandr Bandura (Metalurh Donetsk), Oleksandr Goryainov (Metalist Kharkiv), Maxym Koval (Dynamo Kiev), Andriy Pyatov (Shakhtar Donetsk). Defenders: Bohdan Butko (Illychivets Mariupil), Olexandr Kucher (Shakhtar Donetsk), Vitaly Mandziuk (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk), Taras Mikhalik (Dynamo Kiev), Yaroslav Rakitskiy (Shakhtar Donetsk), Yevhen Selin (Vorskla Poltava), Yevhen Khacheridi (Dynamo Kiev), Vyacheslav Shevchuk (Shakhtar Donetsk). Midfielders: Olexandr Aliyev (Dynamo Kiev), Denys Garmash (Dynamo Kiev), Oleh Gusev (Dynamo Kiev), Yevhen Konoplyanka (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk), Serhiy Nazarenko (Tavriya Simferopol), Ruslan Rotan (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk), Taras Stepanenko (Shakhtar Donetsk), Anatoliy Tymoshchuk (Bayern Munich), Andriy Yarmolenko (Dynamo Kiev). Forwards: Andriy Voronin (Dinamo Moscow), Marko Devic (Metalist Kharkiv), Artem Milevskiy (Dynamo Kiev), Yevhen Seleznyov (Shakhtar Donetsk), Andriy Shevchenko (Dynamo Kiev).

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