Parreira announced 29 players in the provisional squad. Out of 29 players announced in the provisional squad, 9 players play their club football in other countries including
Coach Carlos Alberto Parreira, who guided Brazil to win the 1994 world cup in the US, is now worried about the exhausted South African players who have just come back after finishing their demanding their club duties. Moreover, he admitted that making the combination between the players from South African league and players from foreign leagues would be the toughest part of world cup preparation.
Defenders: Aaron Mokoena (Portsmouth/ England), Bryce Moon (PAOK F.C./ Greece), Tsepo Masilela (Maccabi Haifa/ Israel), Anele Ngcongca (Mamelodi Sundowns/ S. Africa), Matthew Booth (Mamelodi Sundowns/ S. Africa), Siboniso Gaxa (Mamelodi Sundowns/ S. Africa), Innocent Mdledle (Mamelodi Sundowns/ S. Africa), Bongani Khumalo (Supersport United/ S. Africa), Siyabonga Sangweni (Golden Arrows/ S. Africa), Lucas Thwala (Orlando Pirates/ S. Africa)
Midfielders: Steven Pienaar (Everton/