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Dramatic moves on final day for cuts
May 29th, 2008 6:45AM

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[EURO '08 ROSTERS] No coach had a tougher time getting down to his 23-player limit for Euro '08 than France coach Raymond Domenech.

An emotional Domenech said Wednesday cutting the seven players from his short list was the toughest decision of his career. Among the players he told at the team camp in Tignes to go home were striker Djibril Cisse and keeper Mickael Landreau.

Two sensational goals by 22-year-old rookie Bafetimbi Gomis on Tuesday against Ecuador earned him a place in Domenech's squad.

Turkey's final cuts included high-profile veterans Ibrahim Kas, Halil Altintop and Yildiray Basturk.

GROUP A

CZECH REPUBLIC
Goalkeepers: Jaromir Blazek (Nuremberg/GER), Petr Cech (Chelsea/ENG), Daniel Zitka (Anderlecht/BEL).
Defenders: Zdenek Grygera (Juventus/ITA), Marek Jankulovski (AC Milan/ITA), Michal Kadlec (Sparta Prague), Tomas Sivok (Sparta Prague), Radoslav Kovac (Spartak Moscow), Zdenek Pospech (FC Copenhagen/DEN), David Rozehnal (Lazio/ITA), Tomas Ujfalusi (Fiorentina/ITA)
Midfielders: Tomas Galasek (Nuremberg/GER), David Jarolim (Hamburg/GER), Marek Matejovsky (Reading/ENG), Jaroslav Plasil (Osasuna/SPA), Jan Polak (Anderlecht/BEL), Libor Sionko (FC Copenhagen/DEN), Rudolf Skacel (Hertha Berlin/GER), Stanislav Vlcek (Anderlecht/BEL).
Strikers: Milan Baros (Portsmouth/ENG), Martin Fenin (Eintracht Frankfurt/GER), Jan Koller (Nuremberg/GER), Vaclav Sverkos (Banik Ostrava).

PORTUGAL
Goalkeepers: Ricardo Pereira (Real Betis/SPA), Quim Silva (Benfica), Rui Patricio (Sporting)
Defenders: Miguel Monteiro (Valencia/SPA), Jose Bosingwa (Porto), Paulo Ferreira (Chelsea/ENG), Ricardo Carvalho (Chelsea/ENG), Fernando Meira (VfB Stuttgart/GER), Bruno Alves (Porto), Pepe (Real Madrid/SPA), Jorge Ribeiro (Boavista).
Midfielders: Raul Meireles (Porto), Joao Moutinho (Sporting), Deco (Barcelona/SPA), Armando Petit (Benfica), Miguel Veloso (Sporting)
Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United/ENG), Simao Sabrosa (Atletico Madrid/SPA), Ricardo Quaresma (Porto), Nuno Gomes (Benfica), Hugo Almeida (Werder Bremen/GER), Nani (Manchester United/ENG), Helder Postiga (Panathinaikos/GRE).

SWITZERLAND
Goalkeepers: Diego Benaglio (Wolfsburg/GER), Pascal Zuberbuehler (Neuchatel Xamax), Eldin Jakupovic (Grasshoppers).
Defenders: Philipp Degen (Borussia Dortmund/GER), Johannes Djourou (Arsenal/ENG), Stephane Grichting (Auxerre/FRA), Stephan Lichtsteiner (Lille/FRA), Ludovic Magnin (VfB Stuttgart/GER), Patrick Mueller (Lyon/FRA), Philippe Senderos (Arsenal/ENG, Christoph Spycher (Eintracht Frankfurt/GER).
Midfielders: Tranquillo Barnetta (Bayer Leverkusen/GER), Valon Behrami (Lazio/ITA), Ricardo Cabanas (Grasshoppers), Gelson Fernandes (Man. City/ENG), Daniel Gygax (Metz/FRA), Benjamin Huggel (Basel), Gokhan Inler (Udinese/ITA), Johan Vonlanthen (Salzburg/AUT), Hakan Yakin (Young Boys).
Forwards: Eren Derdiyok (Basel), Alexander Frei (Borussia Dortmund/GER), Marco Streller (Basel).

TURKEY
Goalkeepers: Volkan Demirel (Fenerbahce), Rustu Recber (Besiktas), Tolga Zengin (Trabzonspor)
Defenders: Emre Gungor (Galatasaray), Sabri Sarioglu (Galatasaray), Gokhan Zan (Besiktas), Emre Asik (Ankaraspor), Servet Cetin (Galatasaray), Hakan Kadir Balta (Galatasaray), Ugur Boral (Fenerbahce)
Midfielders: Mehmet Aurelio (Fenerbahce), Mehmet Topal (Galatasaray), Emre Belozoglu (Newcastle United/ENG), Tumer Metin (Larissa, Greece), Hamit Altintop (Bayern Munich/GER), Ayhan Akman (Galatasaray), Arda Turan (Galatasaray), Tuncay Sanli (Middlesbrough/ENG), Kazim Kazim (Fenerbahce)
Forwards: Gokdeniz Karadeniz (Rubin Kazan, Russia), Nihat Kahveci (Villarreal/SPA), Semih Senturk (Fenerbahce), Mevlut Erdinc (Sochaux, France)

GROUP B

AUSTRIA:
Goalkeepers: Christian Gratzei (Sturm Graz), Alexander Manninger (Siena/ITA), Juergen Macho (AEK Athens/GRE)
Defenders: Gyorgy Garics (Napoli/ITA), Ronald Gercaliu (Austria Vienna), Martin Hiden (Kaernten), Markus Katzer (Rapid Vienna), Juergen Patocka (Rapid Vienna), Emanuel Pogatetz (Middlesbrough/ENG), Sebastian Proedl (Sturm Graz), Martin Stranzl (Spartak Moscow)
Midfielders: Rene Aufhauser (Salzburg), Christian Fuchs (Mattersburg), Martin Harnik (Werder Bremen/GER), Andreas Ivanschitz (Panathinaikos/GRE), Umit Korkmaz (Rapid Vienna), Christoph Leitgeb (Salzburg), Juergen Saeumel (Sturm Graz), Joachim Standfest (Austria Vienna), Ivica Vastic (Linz)
Forwards: Erwin Hoffer (Rapid Vienna), Roman Kienast (Ham-Kam/NOR), Roland Linz (Braga/POR)

CROATIA:
Goalkeepers: Stipe Pletikosa (Spartak Moscow/RUS), Vedran Runje (Lens/FRA), Mario Galinovic (Panathinaikos/GRE)
Defenders: Vedran Corluka (Manchester City/ENG), Dario Simic (AC Milan/ITA), Robert Kovac (Borussia Dortmund/GER), Josip Simunic (Hertha Berlin/GER), Dario Knezevic (Livorno/ITA), Hrvoje Vejic (Tom Tomsk)
Midfielders: Danijel Pranjic (Heerenveen/NED), Darijo Srna (Shakhtar Donetsk/UKR), Niko Kovac (Salzburg/AUT), Luka Modric (Dinalo Zagreb), Niko Kranjcar (Portsmouth/ENG), Jerko Leko (Monaco/FRA), Ivan Rakitic (Schalke 04/GER), Ognjen Vukojevic (Dinamo Zagreb), Nikola Pokrivac (Monaco/FRA)
Forwards: Mladen Petric (Borussia Dortmund/GER), Ivica Olic (Hamburg/GER), Ivan Klasnic (Werder Bremen/GER), Igor Budan (Parma/ITA), Nikola Kalinic (Hajduk Split).

GERMANY
Goalkeepers: Jens Lehmann (Arsenal/ENG), Robert Enke (Hannover 96), Rene Adler (Bayer Leverkusen).
Defenders: Christoph Metzelder (Real Madrid/SPA), Per Mertesacker (Werder Bremen), Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich), Arne Friedrich (Hertha Berlin), Marcell Jansen (Bayern Munich), Clemens Fritz (Werder Bremen), Heiko Westermann (Schalke 04).
Midfielders: Michael Ballack (Chelsea/ENG), Thomas Hitzlsperger (VfB Stuttgart), Simon Rolfes (Bayer Leverkusen), Torsten Frings (Werder Bremen), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich), Piotr Trochowski (Hamburg), Tim Borowski (Werder Bremen), David Odonkor (Real Betis/SPA)
Forwards: Miroslav Klose (Bayern Munich), Lukas Podolski (Bayern Munich), Mario Gomez (VfB Stuttgart), Kevin Kuranyi (Schalke 04), Oliver Neuville (Borussia Moenchengladbach)

POLAND:
Goalkeepers: Artur Boruc (Celtic/SCO), Tomasz Kuszczak (Manchester United/ENG), Lukasz Fabianski (Arsenal/ENG).
Defenders: Marcin Wasilewski (Anderlecht/BEL), Pawel Golanski (Steaua Bukarest/ROM), Mariusz Jop (FC Moscow/RUS), Jacek Bak (Austria Vienna/AUT), Michal Zewlakow (Olympiakos/GRE), Adam Kokoszka (Wisla Krakow), Jakub Wawrzyniak (Legia Warsaw).
Midfielders: Mariusz Lewandowski (Shakhtar Donetsk/UKR), Dariusz Dudka (Wisla Krakow), Jakub Blaszczykowski (Borussia Dortmund/GER), Rafal Murawski (Lech Poznan), Michal Pazdan (Gornik Zabrze), Lukasz Gargula (GKS Belchatow), Jacek Krzynowek (Wolfsburg/GER), Roger Guerreiro (Legia Warsaw).
Forwards: Maciej Zurawski (Larissa/GRE), Euzebiusz Smolarek (Racing Santander/SPA), Marek Saganowski (Southampton/ENG), Tomasz Zahorski (Gornik Zabrze), Wojciech Lobodzinski (Wisla Krakow).

GROUP C

FRANCE:

Goalkeepers: Gregory Coupet (Lyon), Sebastien Frey (Fiorentina/ITA), Steve Mandanda (Marseille).
Defenders: Eric Abidal (Barcelona/SPA), Jean-Alain Boumsong (Lyon), Francois Clerc (Lyon), Sebastien Squillaci (Lyon), William Gallas (Arsenal/ENG), Patrice Evra (Manchester United/ENG), Willy Sagnol (Bayern Munich/GER), Lilian Thuram (Barcelona/SPA).
Midfielders: Lassana Diarra (Portsmouth/ENG), Claude Makelele (Chelsea/ENG), Florent Malouda (Chelsea/ENG), Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich/GER), Jeremy Toulalan (Lyon), Patrick Vieira (Inter Milan/ITA).
Forwards: Nicolas Anelka (Chelsea/ENG), Karim Benzema (Lyon), Sidney Govou (Lyon), Samir Nasri (Marseille), Bafetimbi Gomis (St. Etienne), Thierry Henry (Barcelona/SPA)

ITALY:
Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Marco Amelia (Livorno), Morgan De Sanctis (Sevilla/SPA)
Defenders: Fabio Cannavaro (Real Madrid/SPA), Marco Materazzi (Inter Milan), Christian Panucci (Roma), Andrea Barzagli (Palermo), Gianluca Zambrotta (Barcelona/SPA), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Fabio Grosso (Lyon/FRA)
Midfielders: Andrea Pirlo (AC Milan), Gennaro Gattuso (AC Milan), Massimo Ambrosini (AC Milan), Daniele De Rossi (Roma), Simone Perrotta (Roma), Alberto Aquilani (Roma), Mauro Camoranesi (Juventus)
Forwards: Luca Toni (Bayern Munich/GER), Alessandro Del Piero (Juventus), Antonio Di Natale (Udinese), Marco Borriello (Genoa), Fabio Quagliarella (Udinese), Antonio Cassano (Sampdoria, on loan from Real Madrid/SPA)

NETHERLANDS
Goalkeepers: Edwin van der Sar (Manchester United/ENG), Maarten Stekelenburg (Ajax), Henk Timmer (Feyenoord)
Defenders: Wilfred Bouma (Aston Villa/ENG), Tim de Cler (Feyenoord), John Heitinga (Ajax), Joris Mathijsen (Hamburg/GER), Mario Melchiot (Wigan/ENG), Andre Ooijer (Blackburn Rovers/ENG)
Midfielders: Ibrahim Abellay (PSV), Giovanni van Bronckhorst (Feyenoord), Orlando Engelaar (Twente), Nigel de Jong (Hamburg/GER), Arjen Robben (Real Madrid/SPA), Wesley Sneijder (Real Madrid/SPA), Rafael van der Vaart (Hamburg/GER), Robin van Persie (Arsenal/ENG), Demy de Zeeuw (AZ)
Forwards: Ryan Babel (Liverpool/ENG), Klaas Jan Huntelaar (Ajax), Dirk Kuyt (Liverpool/ENG), Ruud van Nistelrooy (Real Madrid/SPA), Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink (Celtic/SCO).

ROMANIA
Goalkeepers: Bogdan Lobont (Dinamo Bucharest), Marius Popa (Politehnica 1921 Stiinta Timisoara), Eduard Stanciou (CFR Cluj)
Defenders: Cosmin Contra (Getafe/SPA), Gabriel Tamas (Auxerre/FRA), Cristian Sapunaru (Rapid Bucharest), Dorin Goian (Steaua Bucharest), Sorin Ghionea (Steaua Bucharest), Cosmin Moti (Dinamo Bucharest), Stefan Radu (Lazio/ITA), Razvan Rat (Shakhtar Donetsk/UKR)
Midfielders: Florentin Petre (CSKA Sofia/BUL), Paul Codrea (Siena/ITA), Mirel Radoi (Steaua Bucharest), Nicolae Dica (Steaua Bucharest), Banel Nicolita (Steaua Bucharest), Adrian Cristea (Dinamo Bucharest), Razvan Cocis (Lok. Moscow/RUS), Cristian Chivu (Inter Milan/ITA)
Forwards: Adrian Mutu (Fiorentina/ITA), Ciprian Marica (VfB Stuttgart/GER), Daniel Niculae (Auxerre/FRA), Marius Niculae (Inverness/SCO).

GROUP D

GREECE:
Goalkeepers: Antonis Nikopolidis (Olympiakos) Costas Chalkias (Aris), Alexandros Tzorvas (OFI)
Defenders:
Nikos Spyropoulos (Panathinaikos), Loukas Vintra (Panathinaikos), Giannis Goumas (Panathinaikos), Paraskevas Antzas (Olympiakos), Vassilis Torossidis (Olympiakos), Christos Patsatzoglou (Olympiakos), Traianos Dellas (AEK Athens), Giourkas Seitaridis (Atletico Madrid/SPA), Sotiris Kyrgiakos (Eintracht Frankfurt/GER).
Midfielders:
Angelos Basinas (Mallorca/SPA) Georgos Karagounis (Panathinaikos), Alexandros Tziolis (Panathinaikos), Stelios Giannakopoulos (Bolton Wanderers/ENG), Costas Katsouranis (Benfica/POR).
Forwards:
Angelos Charisteas (Nuremberg/GER), Fanis Gekas (Bayer Leverkusen/GER), Georgos Samaras (Celtic/SCO), Dimitris Salpigidis (Panathinaikos), Nikos Liberopoulos (AEK Athens), Ioannis Amanatidis (Eintracht Frankfurt/GER).

RUSSIA:

Goalkeepers: Igor Akinfeyev (CSKA Moscow), Vyacheslav Malafeyev (Zenit St. Petersburg), Vladimir Gabulov (Amkar Perm)
Defenders: Sergei Ignashevich (CSKA Moscow), Alexei Berezutsky (CSKA Moscow), Vasily Berezutsky (CSKA Moscow), Alexander Anyukov (Zenit St. Petersburg), Denis Kolodin (Dynamo Moscow), Roman Shirokov (Zenit St Petersburg), Renat Yanbayev (Lokomotiv Moscow)
Midfielders: Diniyar Bilyaletdinov (Lok. Moscow), Yuri Zhirkov (CSKA Moscow), Igor Semshov (Dynamo Moscow), Dmitry Torbinsky (Lok. Moscow), Vladimir Bystrov (Spartak Moscow), Konstantin Zyryanov (Zenit St. Petersburg), Sergei Semak (Rubin Kazan)
Forwards: Andrei Arshavin (Zenit St. Petersburg), Pavel Pogrebnyak (Zenit St. Petersburg), Roman Pavlyuchenko (Spartak Moscow), Dmitry Sychev (Lok. Moscow), Roman Adamov (FK Moscow), Ivan Saenko (Nuremberg/GER).

SPAIN:
Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), Pepe Reina (Liverpool/ENG), Andres Palop (Sevilla).
Defenders: Raul Albiol (Valencia), Carlos Marchena (Valencia), Joan Capdevila (Villarreal), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Juanito (Real Betis), Fernando Navarro (Mallorca), Carles Puyol (FC Barcelona), Alvaro Arbeloa (Liverpool/ENG).
Midfielders: Xavi (FC Barcelona), Andres Iniesta (FC Barcelona), Cesc Fabregas (Arsenal/ENG), David Silva (Valencia), Xabi Alonso (Liverpool/ENG), Ruben De La Red (Getafe), Marcos Senna (Villarreal), Santi Cazorla (Villarreal).
Forwards: Fernando Torres (Liverpool/ENG), David Villa (Valencia), Daniel Guiza (Mallorca), Sergio Garcia (Zaragoza).

SWEDEN:
Goalkeepers: Andreas Isaksson (Man. City/ENG), Rami Shaaban (Hammarby), Johan Wiland (Elfsborg)
Defenders: Olof Mellberg (Aston Villa/ENG), Petter Hansson (Rennes, France), Mikael Nilsson (Panathinaikos, Greece), Niclas Alexandersson (IFK Gothenburg), Andreas Granqvist (Helsingborg), Daniel Majstorovic (FC Basel, Switzerland), Fredrik Stoor (Rosenborg, Norway), Mikael Dorsin (CFR Cluj, Romania)
Midfielders: Tobias Linderoth (Galatasaray, Turley), Daniel Andersson (Malmo), Anders Svensson (Elfsborg), Kim Kallstrom (Lyon, France), Christian Wilhelmsson (Deportivo Coruna/SPA), Fredrik Ljungberg (West Ham/ENG), Sebastian Larsson (Birmingham City/ENG)
Forwards: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Inter Milan/ITA), Johan Elmander (Toulouse, France), Marcus Allback (FC Copenhagen/DEN), Markus Rosenberg (Werder Bremen/GER), Henrik Larsson (Helsingborg).



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