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Fergie Names Full-Strength Squad For CWC

Sir Alex Ferguson named the strongest possible squad for the Club World Championship or whatever it is called right now.

United will play one of Adelaide United [Australia], Waitakere United [New Zealand], or Gamba Osaka [Japan] in the semi-finals of the tournament which starts on December 11. Twenty-three players will travel to Japan where our first game will be on December 18. The final will be staged three days later, probably against Libertadores Copa winners LDU Quito of Ecuador though I'd say Mexican side Pachuca also have a chance.

Fergie had hinted earlier that he wouldn't name his strongest squad for the competition yet he did that - I can imagine that sponsors and FIFA bosses discreetly warned United that playing the fringe players would cost us dear. Still, at least Danny Welbeck is in the squad and hopefully will be given his chance to impress.

The squad:

oalkeepers: Van der Sar, Kuszczak, Foster.

Defenders: Neville, Evra, Ferdinand, Vidic, O'Shea, Evans, Rafael.

Midfielders: Ronaldo, Anderson, Giggs, Park, Carrick, Nani, Scholes, Fletcher, Gibson.

Strikers: Berbatov, Rooney, Tevez, Welbeck.

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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday December 8 2008

Time: 6:53PM

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what's an oalkeeper? It's a two bob tournament!
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08/12/2008 19:40:00

Really excited about this! We're the ONLY club in England to have won this trophy and I hope we do it again! Come on United!
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08/12/2008 22:03:00

why isn't scholes in the squad fergie said he would have a game in the world club championship but i hope uynited win it for the second time :D c'mon united
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09/12/2008 14:29:00

Wonderful.. Good fixture congestion, added with fatidue. Simply wonderful!
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11/12/2008 14:51:00


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