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Every nation’s World Cup squad.

SPECULATION and anticipation continues to grow among fans across the world as to who should board the plane to Russia.

Every four years, the World Cup comes along and splashes joy, spectacle and drama all across the globe amid the battle for the Jules Rimet Trophy.

With the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia just around the corner, the 32 competing teamshave to name their final 23-man squads by June 4. See all the squads here as they are named and trimmed down.

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Germany’s talismanic goalkeeper Manuel Neuer lifts the World Cup in 2014.Source: AFP

Whether it be the sweet sound of Pavarotti from Italia 90’, the grainy and distorted images of the great Brazilian side of 1970, or Diana Ross in the opening ceremony for the 1994 World Cup in the U.S., the announcement of the official World Cup squads represents the first exciting moment of an upcoming World Cup.

Dating back to a 17-year-old Pele’s inclusion in 1958, to Theo Walcott’s shock selection for England in 2016, squad announcements are often accompanied by drama.

From shock inclusions to big-name exclusions, keep you up to date on the latest squad announcements.More FIFA world cup information please click here

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Luis Suarez holds his teeth after biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini. 

23-man squads already announced

BRAZIL (Final 23-man squad)

Goalkeepers: Alisson, Ederson, Cassio. Defenders: Marcelo, Thiago Silva, Danilo, Filipe Luis, Marquinhos, Miranda, Pedro Geromel, Fagner. Midfielders: Fernandinho, Paulinho, Casemiro, Philippe Coutinho, Willian, Renato Augusto, Fred. Forwards: Neymar, Gabriel Jesus, Roberto Firmino, Douglas Costa, Taison.

Big names left out:

Dani Alves, Alex Sandro, David Luiz, Lucas, Hulk.

COSTA RICA (Final 23-man squad)

Goalkeepers: Keylor Navas, Patrick Pemberton, Leonel Moreira. Defenders: Cristian Gamboa, Ian Smith, Ronald Matarrita, Bryan Oviedo, Oscar Duarte, Giancarlo Gonzalez, Francisco Calvo, Kendall Waston, Johnny Acosta. Midfielders: David Guzman, Yeltsin Tejeda, Celso Borges, Randall Azofeifa, Rodney Wallace, Bryan Ruiz, Daniel Colindres. Forwards: Christian Bolanos, Johan Venegas, Joel Campbell, Marco Urena.

Big names left out:

Roy Miller

ICELAND (Final 23-man squad)

Goalkeepers: Hannes Thor Halldorsson, Runar Alex Runarsson, Frederik Schram. Defenders: Kari Arnason, Ari Freyr Skulason, Birkir Mar Saevarsson, Sverrir Ingi Ingason, Hordur Magnusson, Holmar Orn Eyjolfsson, Ragnar Sigurdsson. Midfielders: Johann Berg Gudmundsson, Birkir Bjarnason, Arnor Ingvi Traustason, Emil Hallfredsson, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Olafur Ingi Skulason, Rurik Gislason, Samuel Fridjonsson, Aron Gunnarsson. Forwards: Alfred Finnbogason, Bjorn Bergmann Sigurdarson, Jon Dadi Bodvarsson, Albert Gudmundsson

SWEDEN (Final 23-man squad)

Goalkeepers: Robin Olsen, Karl-Johan Johnsson, Kristoffer Nordfeldt. Defenders: Mikael Lustig, Victor Lindelof, Andreas Granqvist, Martin Olsson, Ludwig Augustinsson, Filip Helander, Emil Krafth, Pontus Jansson. Midfielders: Sebastian Larsson, Albin Ekdal, Emil Forsberg, Gustav Svensson, Oscar Hiljemark, Viktor Claesson, Marcus Rohden, Jimmy Durmaz. Forwards: Marcus Berg, John Guidetti, Ola Toivonen, Isaac Kiese Thelin.

Big names left out:

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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Can a smaller nation like Iceland have the same impact that they did at the European Championships in 2016?

Preliminary squads

ARGENTINA (35-man preliminary squad)

Sergio Romero, Nahuel Guzmán, Willy Caballero, Franco Armani; Gabriel Mercado, Nicolás Otamendi, Federico Fazio, Nicolás Tagliafico, Marcos Rojo, Marcos Acuña, Ramiro Funes Mori, Cristian Ansaldi, Eduardo Salvio, Germán Pezzella; Javier Mascherano, Ángel Di María, Ever Banega, Lucas Biglia, Manuel Lanzini, Gio Lo Celso, Ricardo Centurión, Guido Pizarro, Leandro Paredes, Maximiliano Meza, Enzo Pérez, Pablo Pérez, Rodrigo Battaglia; Lionel Messi, Sergio Agüero, Gonzalo Higuaín, Paulo Dybala, Mauro Icardi Cristian Pavón, Lautaro Martínez y Diego Perotti

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Is this Lionel Messi’s last chance at winning the World Cup with Argentina?

AUSTRALIA (26-man preliminary squad)

Brad Jones, Mat Ryan, Danny Vukovic; Aziz Behich, Milos Degenek, Matthew Jurman, Fran Karacic, James Meredith, Josh Risdon, Trent Sainsbury; Josh Brillante, Jackson Irvine, Mile Jedinak, Robbie Kruse, Massimo Luongo, Mark Milligan, Aaron Mooy, Tom Rogic, James Troisi; Daniel Arzani, Tim Cahill, Tomi Juric, Mathew Leckie, Andrew Nabbout, Dimitri Petratos, Nikita Rukavytsya

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The question remains as to who will be cut from Bert van Marwijk’s 23-man Socceroos squad.

BELGIUM

To be announced on Monday May 21.

COLOMBIA (35-man preliminary squad)

David Ospina, Camilo Vargas, Iván Arboleda, Jose Fernando Cuadrado; Cristian Zapata, Davinson Sanchez, Santiago Arias, Oscar Murillo, Frank Fabra, Johan Mojica, Yerry Mina, William Tesillo, Bernardo Espinosa, Stefan Medina, Farid Diaz; Wilmar Barrios, Carlos Sanchez, Jefferson Lerma, Jose Izquierdo, James Rodriguez, Giovanni Moreno, Abel Aguilar, Mateus Uribe, Yimmi Chara, Juan Fernando Quintero, Edwin Cardona, Juan Guillermo Cuadrado, Gustavo Cuellar, Sebastian Perez; Radamel Falcao Garcia, Duvan Zapata, Miguel Borja, Carlos Bacca, Luis Fernando Muriel, Teofilo Gutierrez

CROATIA (32-man preliminary squad)

Danijel Subasic, Lovre Kalinic, Dominik Livakovic, Karlo Letica; Vedran Corluka, Domagoj Vida, Ivan Strinic, Dejan Lovren, Sime Vrsaljko, Josip Pivaric, Tin Jedvaj, Matej Mitrovic, Borna Barisic, Zoran Nizic, Duje Caleta-Car, Borna Sosa; Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic, Mateo Kovacic, Milan Badelj, Marcelo Brozovic, Marko Rog, Mario Pasalic, Filip Bradaric; Mario Mandzukic, Ivan Perisic, Nikola Kalinic, Andrej Kramaric, Marko Pjaca, Ante Rebic, Duje Cop, Ivan Santini

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Luka Modric will be hoping to lead the ever-strong Croatia to World Cup glory.

DENMARK (35-man preliminary squad)

Kasper Schmeichel, Jonas Lossl, Frederik Ronow, Jesper Hansen; Simon Kjaer, Andreas Christensen, Mathias Jorgensen, Jannik Vestergaard, Andreas Bjelland, Henrik Dalsgaard, Peter Ankersen, Jens Stryger, Riza Durmisi, Jonas Knudsen, Nicolai Boilesen; William Kvist, Thomas Delaney, Lukas Lerager, Lasse Schone, Mike Jensen, Christian Eriksen, Daniel Wass, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Mathias Jensen, Michael Krohn-Dehli, Robert Skov; Pione Sisto, Martin Braithwaite, Andreas Cornelius, Viktor Fischer, Yussuf Poulsen, Nicolai Jorgensen, Nicklas Bendtner, Kasper Dolberg, Kenneth Zohore

EGYPT (29-man preliminary squad)

Essam El Hadary, Mohamed El-Shennawy, Sherif Ekramy, Mohamed Awad; Ahmed Fathi, Saad Samir, Ayman Ashraf, Mahmoud Hamdy, Mohamed Abdel-Shafy, Ahmed Hegazi and Ali Gabr, Ahmed Elmohamady, Karim Hafez, Omar Gaber, Amro Tarek; Tarek Hamed, Mahmoud Abdel Aziz, Shikabala, Abdallah Said, Sam Morsy, Mohamed Elneny, Kahraba, Ramadan Sobhi, Trezeguet, Amr Warda; Marwan Mohsen, Ahmed Gomaa, Kouka, Mohamed Salah

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Egypt forward Mohamed Salah was recently challenged by England’s Harry Kane to maintain his form into the World Cup and further into next season’s Premier League.

ENGLAND’S World Cup 2018 squad: To be announced on Wednesday May 16.

FRANCE’S World Cup 2018 squad: To be announced on Thursday May 17.

GERMANY (27-man preliminary squad)

Bernd Leno, Manuel Neuer, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Kevin Trapp, Jerome Boateng, Matthias Ginter, Jonas Hector, Mats Hummels, Joshua Kimmich, Marvin Plattenhardt, Antonio Rudiger, Niklas Sule, Jonathan Tah, Julian Brandt, Julian Draxler, Mario Gomez, Leon Goretzka, Ilkay Gundogan, Sami Khedira, Toni Kroos, Thomas Muller, Mesut Ozil, Nils Petersen, Marco Reus, Sebastian Rudy, Leroy Sane, Timo Werner.More FIFA world cup information please click here

IRAN (35-man preliminary squad)

Alireza Beiranvand, Seyed Hossein Hosseini, Rashid Mazaheri, Amir Abedzadeh; Ramin Rezaeian, Voria Ghafouri, Steven Beitashour, Seyed Jalal Hosseini, Mohammad Reza Khanzadeh, Morteza Pouraliganji, Mohammad Ansari, Pejman Montazeri, Seyed Majid Hosseini, Milad Mohammadi, Omid Norafkan, Saeid AGhaei, Roozbeh Cheshmi; Saeid Ezatolahi, Masoud Shojaei, Ahmad Abdolahzadeh, Saman Ghoddos, Mahdi Torabi, Ashkan Dejagah, Omid Ebrahimi, Ehsan Hajsafi, Ali Karimi, Soroush Rafiei, Ali Gholizadeh, Vahid Amiri; Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Karim Ansarifard, Mahdi Taremi, Sardar Azmoun, Reza Ghoochannejhad, Kaveh Rezaei

JAPAN’S World Cup 2018 squad: There has been no announcement on who will be boarding the plane from Japan yet.

MEXICO (28-man preliminary squad)

Goalkeepers: Guillermo Ochoa, Jesús Corona, Alfredo Talavera. Defenders: Diego Reyes, Héctor Moreno, Miguel Layún, Carlos Salcedo, Edson Álvarez, Néstor Araujo, Jesús Gallardo, Hugo Ayala. Midfielders: Rafael Márquez, Jonathan dos Santos, Andrés Guardado, Héctor Herrera, Marco Fabián, Javier Aquino, Jonathan González, Jesús Molina, Erick Gutiérrez. Forwards: Tecatito Corona, Hirving Lozano, Chicharito Hernández, Raúl Jiménez, Carlos Vela, Javier Aquino, Jurgen Damm, Giovani dos Santos

MOROCCO’S World Cup 2018 squad: No details have been confirmed for Morocco’s squad announcement.

NIGERIA (30-man preliminary squad)

Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Daniel Akpeyi, Francis Uzoho, Dele Ajiboye; William Troost-Ekong, Leon Balogun, Olaoluwa Aina, Kenneth Omeruo, Bryan Idowu, Chidozie Awaziem, Abdullahi Shehu, Elderson Echiejile, Tyronne Ebuehi, Stephen Eze, John Obi Mikel, Ogenyi Onazi, John Ogu, Wilfred Ndidi, Uche Agbo, Oghenekaro Etebo, Joel Obi; Mikel Agu; Odion Ighalo, Ahmed Musa, Victor Moses, Alex Iwobi, Kelechi Iheanacho, Moses Simon, Junior Lokosa, Simeon Nwankwo

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John Obi Mikel will be leading a youthful Nigerian side out in their sixth World Cup.

PANAMA (35-man preliminary squad)

Jose Calderon, Jaime Penedo, Alex Rodríguez; Azmahar Ariano, Felipe Baloy, Harold Cummings, Eric Davis, Fidel Escobar, Adolfo Machado, Michael Murillo, Luis Ovalle, Francisco Palacios, Richard Peralta, Roman Torres; Ricardo Avila, Edgar Barcenas, Ricardo Buitrago, Miguel Camargo, Adalberto Carrasquilla, Armando Cooper, Anibal Godoy, Gabriel Gomez, Jose Gonzalez, Cristian Martinez, Valentin Pimentel, Alberto Quintero, Jose Luis Rodriguez; Abdiel Arroyo, Rolando Blackburn, Ismael Diaz, Jose Fajardo, Roberto Nurse, Blas Perez, Luis Tejada, Gabriel Torres

PERU (25-man preliminary squad)

Pedro Gallese, José Carvallo, Carlos Caceda, Luis Abram, Luis Advíncula, Miguel Araujo, Aldo Corzo, Nilson Loyola, Christian Ramos, Alberto Rodríguez, Anderson Santamaría, Miguel Trauco, Pedro Aquino, Wilmer Cartagena, Christian Cueva, Edison Flores, Paolo Hurtado, Sergio Pena, Andy Polo, Renato Tapia, Yoshimar Yotún, Paolo Guerrero (banned), André Carrillo, Raul Ruidiaz, Jefferson Farfan

POLAND (35-man preliminary squad)

Bartosz Bialkowski, Lukasz Fabianski, Lukasz Skorupski, Wojciech Szczesny; Jan Bednarek, Bartosz Bereszynski, Thiago Cionek, Kamil Glik, Artur Jedrzejczyk, Marcin Kaminski, Tomasz Kedziora, Michal Pazdan, Lukasz Piszczek; Jakub Blaszczykowski, Pawel Dawidowicz, Przemyslaw Frankowski, Jacek Goralski, Maciej Rybus, Sebastian Szymanski, Piotr Zielinski, Szymon Zurkowski; Dawid Kownacki, Robert Lewandowski, Arkadiusz Milik, Krzysztof Piatek, Lukasz Teodorczyk, Kamil Wilczek

PORTUGAL (35-man preliminary squad)

Anthony Lopes, Beto, Rui Patricio; Antunes, Bruno Alves, Cedric Soares, Joao Cancelo, Jose Fonte, Luis Neto, Mario Rui, Nelson Semedo, Pepe, Raphael Guerreiro, Ricardo Pereira, Rolando, Ruben Dias; Adrien Silva, Andre Gomes, Bruno Fernandes, Joao Mario, Joao Moutinho, Manuel Fernandes, Ruben Neves, Sergio Oliveira, William Carvalho; Andre Silva, Bernardo Silva, Cristiano Ronaldo, Eder, Gelson Martins, Goncalo Guedes, Nani, Paulinho, Ricardo Quaresma; Ronny Lopes

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Portugal will be looking to mirror their heroics of the 2016 European Championships.

RUSSIA (28-man preliminary squad)

Igor Akinfeev, Vladimir Gabulov, Soslan Dzhanaev, Andrey Lunev; Vladimir Granat, Sergei Ignashevich, Fedor Kudryashov, Ilya Kutepov, Roman Neustadter, Konstantin Rausch, Andrey Semenov, Igor Smolnikov, Mario Fernandes; Yuri Gazinskiy, Alexsandr Golovin, Alan Dzagoev, Alexsandr Erokhin, Yuri Zhirkov, Daler Kuzyaev, Roman Zobnin, Alexsandr Samedov, Anton Miranchuk, Alexsandr Tashaev, Denis Cheryshev; Artem Dzyuba, Aleksey Miranchuk, Fedor Smolov, Fedor Chalov.

SAUDI ARABIA

Yet to be announced

SENEGAL

Yet to be announced

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African teams tend to be strong contenders in World Cups, so Sadio Mane’s form for Liverpool this season indicates that Senegal could be lethal in attack.

SERBIA

To be announced on May 20

SOUTH KOREA (28-man preliminary squad)

Kim Seunggyu, Kim Jinhyeon, Cho Hyeonwoo, Kim Younggwon, Jang Hyunsoo, Jeong Seunghyeon, Yun Yeongseon, Kwon Kyungwon, Oh Bansuk, Kim Jinsu, Kim Minwoo, Park Jooho, Hong Chul, Go Yohan, Lee Yong, Ki Sungyueng, Jeong Wooyoung, Kwon Changhoon, Ju Sejong, Koo Jacheol, Lee Jaesung, Lee Seungwoo, Moon Sunmin, Lee Chungyong, Kim Shinwook, Son Heungmin, Hwang Heechan, Lee Keunho

SPAIN

To be announced on May 21

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Spain will look to regather the form which saw them win back-to-back trophies and hopefully bounce back from their disappointing World Cup campaign in 2014, despite notable absentees.

SWITZERLAND

Yet to be announced

TUNISIA (29-man preliminary squad)

Aymen Mathlouthi, Mouez Hassen, Farouk Ben Mustapha, Moez Ben Cherifia, Syam Ben Youssef, Yohan Benalouane, Yassine Meriah, Bilel Mohsni, Hamdi Nagguez, Ali Maaloul, Khalil Chemmam, Oussema Haddadi, Dylan Bronn, Ellyes Skhiri, Ferjani Sassi, Karim Laribi, Ahmed Khalil, Mohamed Amine Ben Amor, Ghailene Chaalali, Mohamed Larbi, Anice Bardi, Saif-Eddine Khaoui, Saber Khalifa, Naim Sliti, Fakhreddine Ben Youssef, Whabi Khazri, Bassem Srarfi, Ahmed Akaichi

URUGUAY (26-man preliminary squad)

Fernando Muslera, Martin Silva, Martin Campana, Diego Godin, Sebastian Coates, Jose Maria Gimenez, Maximiliano Pereira, Gaston Silva, Martin Caceres, Guillermo Varela, Nahitan Nandez, Lucas Torreira, Matias Vecino, Federico Valverde, Rodrigo Bentancur, Carlos Sanchez, Giorgian De Arrascaeta, Diego Laxalt, Cristian Rodriguez, Jonathan Urretaviscaya, Nicolas Lodeiro, Gaston Ramirez, Cristhian Stuani, Maximiliano Gomez, Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez

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