Guangzhou Evergrande name strong squad for Club World Cup

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have announced their 23-man squad for the in Japan, with the likes of Robinho, Paulinho and Ricardo Goulart all included.

Brazilian coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has named a full-strength traveling party with Chinese national team stars Zheng Zhi, Gao Lin and Zhang Linpeng also make the list.

The tournament in Japan takes place between December 10-20, with Guangzhou face CONCACAF champions Club America in the quarter-final of the competition on December 13.

Should the title holders advance to the semi-final they would meet Spanish giants Barcelona, which takes place at the International Stadium in Yokohama on December 17.

Full squad list:

Goalkeepers: Zeng Cheng, Fang Jingqi, Li Shuai.

Defenders: Mei Fang, Zhang Linpeng, Feng Xiaoting, Zou Zheng, Kim Young-gwon, Rong Hao, Li Xuepeng.

Midfielders: Paulinho, Zheng Zhi, Ricardo Goulart, Wang Shangyuan, Huang Bowen, Liu Jian, Yu Hanchao, Zhao Xuri, Zheng Long.

Forwards: Alan, Elkeson, Gao Lin, Robinho.