2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™

11 June - 11 July

2010 FIFA World Cup™

Coveted call-ups thrill 736

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Innumerable footballers dreamed of receiving an invitation to the biggest party on the planet. A total of 736 got that coveted call-up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™.

The likes of Landon Donovan, Didier Drogba, Kaka, Lionel Messi, Franck Ribery, Wayne Rooney, Shane Smeltz and Xavi may have been obvious picks.

There were, however, a series of surprise inclusions, among them Leonardo Bonucci, Rodolfo Gamarra, Ariel Garce, Adlene Guedioura, Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi, Tim Matavz, Mathieu Valbuena and Stephen Warnock.

Simply click on the teams linked to the right to see their squad lists, complete with profiles for their coach and each of their 23 players.

So, take a look and be sure to enter into FIFA.com’s latest debate (follow the news link to the right): What do you make of your nation's squad?

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