Sergio Garcia, currently the 10th-ranked player in the world, will join Miguel Angel Jimenez as the members of the Spanish team. The host nation will be in search of their fifth World Cup title.
The South African duo of Trevor Immelman and Rory Sabbatini returns to defend their title after the pair teamed to win the 2003 World Cup on the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island.
Padraig Harrington and Paul McGinley, who were members of the victorious European Ryder Cup team last month, will look to improve on their 2003 showing when the Irish duo finished nine shots behind Immelman and Sabbatini.
Paul Casey teamed with Justin Rose last year to finish second. This year Luke Donald will replace Rose and join fellow Ryder Cup teammate Casey on the English team.
Other featured teams include Argentina (Angel Cabrera and Eduardo Romero), Sweden (Fredrik Jacobson and Joakim Haeggman) and Japan (Shigeki Maruyama and Hidemichi Tanaka).
The World Cup is the fourth and final World Golf Championships event of 2004, following the Accenture Match Play Championship, the NEC Invitational and the American Express Championship.
The highest-ranked players representing 18 countries automatically qualify for the event. Korea, Myanmar and Chinese Taipei qualified through the Asian Nations Cup in Malaysia, while Italy, Mexico and Colombia earned spots in the tournament at the Nations Cup in Mexico.