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Zanello's avatar

Who will be the penalty takers for each national team in the forthcoming FIFA World Cup?

Asked by Zanello (3points) May 19th, 2010

Let’s try and make a list of probable penalty takers for each team.

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ucme's avatar

Off the top of my head I only know a few i’m afraid.

England : Frank Lampard
Spain : David Villa
France : Thierry Henry
Italy : Andrea Pirlo
Brazil : Kaka
Argentina : Leo Messi
USA : Landon Donovan
Portugal : Christiano Ronaldo

Please god don’t let England lose on penalties again, I couldn’t take it.Looking forward to spanking the yanks :¬}

Zanello's avatar

What about Gerrard? Is Lampard the official English taker?
I think Brazil’s will be Luis Fabiano. And France’s might be Ribery.

ucme's avatar

No definitely Lamps, I reckon Henry or Ribery may argue over it though.

bhec10's avatar

Algeria – Karim Ziani
Argentina – Lionel Messi
Australia – Tim Cahill
Brazil – Kaká
Cameroon – Samuel Eto’o
Chile – Humberto Suazo
Denmark – Christian Poulsen
England – Frank Lampard
France – Thierry Henry
Germany – Bastian Schweinsteiger
Ghana – Michael Essien
Greece – Theofanis Gekas
Honduras – David Suazo
Italy – Andrea Pirlo
Ivory Coast – Didier Drogba
Japan – Shunsuke Nakamura
Mexico – Cuauhtémoc Blanco
Netherlands – Dirk Kuyt
New Zealand – Shane Smeltz
Nigeria – Obafemi Martins
North Korea – Hong Yong-Jo
Paraguay – Oscar Cardozo
PORTUGAL – Cristiano Ronaldo
Serbia – Dejan Stanković
Slovakia – Róbert Vittek
Slovenia – Milivoje Novakovič
South Africa – Benny McCarthy
South Korea – Park Ji-Sung
Spain – Xavi
Switzerland – Alexander Frei
Uruguay – Diego Fórlan
USA – Landon Donovan

WOW, I have just spent half an hour working out that list

Jack79's avatar

@bvdshec17 how did you work it out? Did you use logic or is this information somewhere online (eg maybe there’s an article saying who the national coach assigned)?

bhec10's avatar

@Jack79 I tried to use my logic for this. When I didn’t know or wasn’t sure what player to chose, I went to see the 23 players that were announced by the coaches. Then I would chose the one that I thought would be most suited for it. This only happened with North Korea, Algeria and New Zealand. I simply chose the one with most caps because I don’t follow their national teams!

mattbrowne's avatar

Michael Ballack is injured unfortunately.

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