So, after the impressions of the Confed Cup who are currently the most likely players to be picked by Klinsmann for the WC squad (23 players)? Goal: Kahn, Lehmann + 1 of Hildebrand, Weidenfeller, Wiese, Rost, Enke, Jentzsch CB: Wörns + 3 of Mertesacker, Huth, Metzelder, Friedrich RB: 2 of Friedrich, Hinkel, Owomoyela, Görlitz, Schneider LB: Lahm + 1 of Pander, Jansen, Schulz, Hitzlesperger, Schneider RM: 2 of Schneider, Deisler, Borowski, Freier LM: Schweinsteiger + 1 of Ernst, Hitzlesperger, Jansen DM: Frings + 1 of Hamann, Kehl, Ernst OM: Ballack FW: Podolski, Klose, Kuranyi, Asamoah + 1 of Hanke, Lauth, Neuville, Brdaric IIRC Klinsmann has announced that he plans to double every position so I've generally tried to follow this requirement. I think he will take five and not four forwards so I've not doubled Ballack's position in offensive midfield. Schneider and Ernst are among the "secure" players, the question is for which position they will primarily be nominated. If Schneider is nominated in RM it may mean that Borowski will miss out on the squad. If Ernst is nominated in DM both Hamann and Kehl may miss out in favor of Hitlesperger in LM which would be a bad decision IMO. Comments?