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WORLD CUP 2018:Countries preliminary list

The World Cup is now just a couple of days away and excitement is starting to really build as the tournament comes nearer.
Fans were buoyed by impressive performances in there team qualifying stage.
So how long have we got to wait until the World Cup gets underway?
The tournament runs from Thursday, 14 June Sunday, 15 July.
The first game of the World Cup sees Russia take on Saudi Arabia in Moscow at 4pm BST, which is the only game on the opening day of the competition.
Teams have been unveiling there preliminary list for the competition;
NOTE; All squads are provisional until the final list of 23 players is announced by FIFA,following by participation of teams

Countries provisional list
Argentina team; Argentine manager Jorge Sampaoli has included five-time Ballon d’ Or winner Lionel Messi and juventus striker Paulo dybala in his 35-man preliminary squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Goalkeepers: Wilfredo Caballero, Nahuel Guzmán, Sergio Romero, Franco Armani.
Defenders: Javier Mascherano, Gabriel Mercado, Federico Fazio, Cristian Ansaldi, Nicolás Otamendi, Marcos Rojo, Eduardo Salvio, Ramiro Funes Mori, Marcos Acuna, Germán Pezzella, Nicolás Tagliafico,

 Midfielders: Lucas Biglia, Pablo Pérez, Enzo Perez, Angel Di María, Ever Banega, Guido Pizarro, Rodrigo Battaglia, Maximiliano Meza, Manuel Lanzini, Ricardo Centurión, Leandro Paredes, Giovani Lo Celso,Christian Pavon.
Forwards: Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuaín, Sergio Agüero, Mauro Icardi, Paulo Dybala, Diego Perotti, Martinez.

Panama team;Manager Hernan Gomez may wait until the deadline to trim his side down from 35 to the 23-man maximum for the country's first World Cup appearance
Hernan Gomez isn't making any big decisions just yet.
Goalkeepers: Jose Calderon, Jaime Penedo, Alex Rodríguez
Defenders: Azmahar Ariano, Felipe Baloy, Harold Cummings, Eric Davis,Fidel Escobar, Adolfo Machado, Michael Murillo, Luis Ovalle, Francisco Palacios, Richard Peralta, Roman Torres

Midfielders: Ricardo Avila, Edgar Barcenas, Ricardo Buitrago, Miguel Camargo, Adalberto Carrasquilla, Armando Cooper, Anibal Godoy, Gabriel Gomez, Jose Gonzalez, Cristian Martínez, Valentin Pimentel, Alberto Quintero, Jose Luis Rodríguez
Forwards : Abdiel Arroyo, Rolando Blackburn, Ismael Diaz, Jose Fajardo, Roberto Nurse, Blas Perez, Luis Tejada, Gabriel Torres

Brazil team;Brazil national team head coach Tite has announced his 22-man World Cup squad ahead of next month's showpiece in Russia.
Goalkeepers: Alisson, Ederson, Cassio.
Defenders: Danilo, Fagner, Thiago Silva, Miranda, Marquinhos, Pedro Geromel, Marcelo, Filipe Luis.

Midfielders: Casemiro, Paulinho, Fernandinho, Renato Augusto, Coutinho, Fred, Willian.
Strikers: Neymar JR, Roberto Firmino, Gabriel Jesus, Douglas Costa, Taison.

Mexico team;Mexico manager Juan Carlos Osorio named a 28-man squad Monday of players still in consideration to make his final 23-man World Cup team.
Goalkeepers: Guillermo Ochoa, Alfredo Talavera, Jesus Corona
Defenders: Carlos Salcedo, Nestor Araujo, Diego Reyes, Hector Moreno, Hugo Ayala, Oswaldo Alanis, Edson Alvarez, Jesus Gallardo, Miguel Layun

Midfielders: Jesus Molina,Rafa Marquez,Hector Herrera, Jonathan dos Santos, Andres Guardado,Erick Gutierrez, Marco Fabian,Giovani Dos Santos
Forwards: Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, Raul Jimenez, Oribe Peralta, Jesus "Tecatito" Corona,Carlos Vela,Javier Aquino,Hirving Lozano, Jurgen Damm

Nigeria team:Nigeria has named two uncapped players in their 30-man provisional squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia
Goalkeepers: Ikechukwu Ezenwa; Francis Uzoho; Daniel Akpeyi; Dele Ajiboye
Defenders: Abdullahi Shehu; Tyronne Ebuehi;Olaoluwa Aina; Elderson Echiejile; Brian Idowu; Chidozie Awaziem; William Ekong; Leon Balogun; Kenneth Omeruo; Stephen Eze

Midfielders: Mikel John Obi; Ogenyi Onazi; Wilfred Ndidi; Oghenekaro Etebo; John ogbu; Uche Agbo Joel Obi; Mikel Agu
Forwards: Ahmed Musa; Kelechi Iheanacho; Moses Simon; Victor Moses; Odion Ighalo; Alex Iwobi; Nwankwo Simeon; Junior Lokosa

Denmark team:Denmark will play Sweden and Mexico in friendlies before heading off to Russia for the World Cup. The Danes are in Group C with France, Peru and Australia.
Goalkeepers: Kasper Schmeichel, Jonas Lossl, Frederik Ronow, Jesper Hansen
Defenders: Simon Kjaer, Andreas Christensen, Mathias Jorgensen, Jannik Vestergaard, Andreas Bjelland, Henrik Dalsgaard, Peter Ankersen, Jens Stryger, Riza Durmisi, Jonas Knudsen , Nicolai Boilesen

Midfielders: William Kvist, Thomas Delaney, Lukas Lerager, Lasse Schone, Mike Jensen, Christian Eriksen, Daniel Wass, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Mathias Jensen, Michael Krohn-Dehli, Robert Skov
Forwards: Pione Sisto , Martin Braithwaite, Andreas Cornelius, Viktor Fischer, Yussuf Poulsen, Nicolai Jorgensen, Nicklas Bendtner, Kasper Dolberg, Kenneth Zohore

Portugal team:
Goal keepers:Anthony Lopes, Beto, Rui Patricio
Defenders:Antunes, Bruno Alves, Cedric Soares, Joao Cancelo, Jose Fonte, Luis Neto, Mario Rui, Nelson Semedo, Pepe, Raphael Guerreiro, Ricardo Pereira, Rolando, Ruben Dias

Midfielders: Adrien Silva, Andre Gomes, Bruno Fernandes, Joao Mario, Joao Moutinho, Manuel Fernandes, Ruben Neves, Sergio Oliveira, William Carvalho
Strikers: Andre Silva, Bernardo Silva, Cristiano Ronaldo, Eder, Gelson Martins, Goncalo Guedes, Nani, Paulinho, Ricardo Quaresma; Ronny Lopes

Iceland team:
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
Strikers:Alfred Finnbogason, Bjorn Bergmann Sigurdarson, Jon Dadi Bodvarsson, Albert Gudmundsson

France team
Didier Deschamps was able to pick from an embarrassment of riches, particularly in attacking areas, as he plots France’s bid to win back the trophy they won for the first and only time in 1998.
Goalkeepers: Alphonse Areola, Hugo Lloris, Steve Mandanda
Defenders: Lucas Hernandez, Presnel Kimpembe, Benjamin Mendy, Benjamin Pavard,Adil Rami, Djibril Sidibe, Samuel Umtiti, Raphael Varane

Midfielders: N’Golo Kante, Blaise Matuidi,Steven N’Zonzi, Paul Pogba,Corentin Tolisso
Attackers: Ousmane Dembele, Nabil Fekir, Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann,Thomas Lemar, Kylian Mbappe, Florian Thauvin

Standby list: Wissam Ben Yedder, Kingsley Coman,Benoit Costil,Mathieu Debuchy,Lucas Digne,Alexandre Lacazette,Anthony Martial,Adrien Rabiot, Mamadou Sakho,Moussa Sissoko, Kurt Zouma

This extended list will be whittled down to 23 man squad by June 4 deadline,other countries will be releasing there provisional squad soon

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