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Fifa World XI Nominees

Discussion in 'Football Forum' started by FootyGirl88, Sep 10, 2018.

  1. Sep 10, 2018
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    FootyGirl88

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    The 55 players selected (home country/club)

    4 Utd players made the list ❤

    Goalkeepers (5): Gianluigi Buffon (Italy/Paris Saint-Germain/Juventus FC), Thibaut Courtois (Belgium/Real Madrid CF/Chelsea FC), David De Gea (Spain/Manchester United FC), Keylor Navas (Costa Rica/Real Madrid CF), Marc-André ter Stegen (Germany/FC Barcelona).

    Defenders (20): Jordi Alba (Spain/FC Barcelona), Daniel Carvajal (Spain/Real Madrid CF), Giorgio Chiellini (Italy/Juventus FC), Dani Alves (Brazil/Paris Saint-Germain), Diego Godin (Uruguay/Atletico Madrid), Mats Hummels (Germany/FC Bayern Munich), Joshua Kimmich (Germany/FC Bayern Munich) Dejan Lovren (Croatia/Liverpool FC), Marcelo (Brazil/Real Madrid CF), Yerry Mina (Colombia/Everton FC/FC Barcelona), Benjamin Pavard (France/VfB Stuttgart), Gerard Pique (Spain/FC Barcelona), Sergio Ramos (Spain/Real Madrid CF), Thiago Silva (Brazil/Paris Saint-Germain), Kieran Trippier (England/Tottenham Hotspur), Samuel Umtiti (France/FC Barcelona), Virgil van Dijk (Netherlands/Liverpool FC), Raphael Varane (France/Real Madrid CF), Sime Vrsaljko (Croatia/Internazionale/Atletico Madrid), Kyle Walker (England/Manchester City FC).

    Midfielders (15): Sergio Busquets (Spain/FC Barcelona), Casemiro (Brazil/Real Madrid CF), Philippe Coutinho (Brazil/FC Barcelona), Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium/Manchester City FC), Eden Hazard (Belgium, Chelsea FC), Andres Iniesta (Spain/Vissel Kobe/FC Barcelona), Isco (Spain/Real Madrid CF), N’Golo Kante (France/Chelsea FC), Toni Kroos (Germany/Real Madrid CF), Nemanja Matic (Serbia/Manchester United FC), Luka Modric (Croatia/Real Madrid CF), Paul Pogba (France/Manchester United FC), Ivan Rakitic (Croatia/FC Barcelona), David Silva (Spain/Manchester City FC), Arturo Vidal (Chile/FC Barcelona/FC Bayern Munich).

    Forwards (15): Karim Benzema (France/Real Madrid CF), Edinson Cavani (Uruguay/Paris Saint-Germain), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal/Juventus FC/Real Madrid CF), Paulo Dybala (Argentina/Juventus FC), Antoine Griezmann (France/Atletico Madrid), Harry Kane (England/Tottenham Hotspur), Robert Lewandowski (Poland/FC Bayern Munich), Romelu Lukaku (Belgium/Manchester United FC), Mario Mandzukic (Croatia/Juventus FC), Sadio Mane (Senegal/Liverpool FC), Kylian Mbappe (France/Paris Saint-Germain), Lionel Messi (Argentina/FC Barcelona), Neymar (Brazil/Paris Saint-Germain), Mohamed Salah (Egypt/Liverpool FC), Luis Suarez (Uruguay/FC Barcelona).

    Thoughts?
  2. Sep 10, 2018
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    Sky1981 Fending off the urge

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    Where's the next messi Anthony martial?
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    Don _ Conte Banned

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    Personally think those two are suspect but other than that not too bad.
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    BeforeKeanetherewasRobson Full Member

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    Kyle Walker?

    Ha.
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    Aloysius's Back 3 Full Member

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    Next to the Drogba 2.0 who is lucky he came from Belgium & Jose is managing United - otherwise he would still be at Everton :lol:
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    JPRouve can't stop thinking about balls - NOT deflategate

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    Yerry Mina but not EL and WC winner Lucas Hernandez?
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    Nick7 Full Member

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    yerry mina :lol: what an absolute joke.
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    Tommy bigot with fetish for footballers getting fingered

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    I wanna see the guy that puts Lovren & Lukaku in their team over the alternatives.

    & surely Buffon is just a bit of a complimentary nod moreso than anything else?
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    haram Full Member

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    Or Chelsea?...
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    abdo99 Full Member

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    Surprised at Matic. Also someone like James should be there.
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    ash_86 Full Member

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    Good to see our players getting a peek in to these.
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    devil in me Full Member

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    Yeri Mina!!??????
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    Cassidy No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser

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    Does this have to creep into every thread now? :rolleyes:
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    Nick7 Full Member

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    there's no point replying to them. they drank lvg's kool aid
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    Aloysius's Back 3 Full Member

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    Giroud is better if we had to use a target man - target men are generally a rubbish way of playing football anyway. Kane is the only stand out target man in football and he doesn't even play like one.
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    haram Full Member

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    Just accept you are wrong and leave it there. Dont reply to this.
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    haram Full Member

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    The guy is now rambling about target men trying to change the subject. You’re derailing the thread.
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    Aloysius's Back 3 Full Member

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    Why you not complaining about the guy who bought Anthony martial in to the thread - he derailed it not me. Don't be so close minded haram!
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    haram Full Member

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    He made one post. Just stop.
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    kaiser1 New Member

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    Why is Hazard listed as a midfielder here?

    he plays in a 433 and mostly as part of the 3 in front for club and country. I don't see why Hazard will be a midfielder and Mane, Neymar Salah Dybala are listed differently
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    el3mel Full Member

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    Too many names, thought they just selected everyone around.
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    vangagal Full Member

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    What were Yerri Mina and Arturo Vidal did to be on that list?
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    Precaution Full Member

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    No one going to mention why Lovren is on that list either? :houllier:
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    SpyLuke10 Full Member

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    Matic is deserved, he's right up there in his position, a top 5 CDM in the world. Yerri Mina and Arturo Vidal are the 2 big surprises for me. Mina is self explanatory and Vidal from what I've heard has declined quite a bit and apparently missed like nearly half of last season.

    Honestly I would have had maybe Vertonghen and Fernandinho in the team instead of Mina and Vidal.

    Is there anyone who was robbed of a nomination? (ie: definitely deserved be nominated but didn't get nominated)
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    SpyLuke10 Full Member

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    Well it is at least understandable considering he was part of a team that got to the UCL final and a Croatia side which made the world cup final.
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    padr81 Mr. MoneyBags

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    Benzema, Mane, Lukaku and Mandzukic ahead of Aguero and Firminio... case to be made for Lukaku after his WC and a pretty good season but the other 3 are a joke.
    Lovren... both Liverpool centre backs in there, zero from the 3 teams who conceded less goals in the same league as them last season (though VvD is there on merit imho)

    4 United players, 3 City players, 3 Liverpool and 3 Spurs...
    It's like last seasons Premier League never happened...
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    Nick7 Full Member

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    Seems like 90% of the reasoning for inclusion was the world cup.
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    SpyLuke10 Full Member

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    I agree with Firmino or Aguero being in there ahead of Mane. I think Benzema has it locked down cos of winning the UCL though and Mandzukic for the world cup + a pretty good season with Juve. I actually think Fernandinho is the city player most deserving to be here who missed out.
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    padr81 Mr. MoneyBags

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    @SpyLuke10

    Yup I think domestic leagues were probably the last consideration after WC and CL (though again Aguero was probably Argentina's only semi-competent performer after Messi at the WC), despite being dropped. Benzema scored was it 5 league goals last season... you shouldn't get a pass for that because of trophies imho.
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    Keeps It tidy Hates Messi

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    It would be amazing if Pavard makes the squad while playing for Stuttgart.
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    Schmeichel's Cartwheel Full Member

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    How the feck did Matic get in there!!

    mine

    DDG

    Walker
    Ramos
    Varane
    Marcelo

    KDB
    Modric
    Pogba

    Mbappe
    Ronaldo
    Salah

    Mbappe & Pogba's World Cup performances played a big part. Varane gets in regardless.

    I can't think of many better right backs last season.
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    Keeps It tidy Hates Messi

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    It will probably be...

    Buffon, Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo, Modric, Kroos, Salah, Mbappe, Cristiano, Messi

    Edit forgot Ramos first time
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    mine:
    ---Navas---
    --Walker---Godin---Ramos---Marcelo--
    -----Kante-----
    -------De Bruyne-----Modric------
    ---Salah---Mbappe---Ronaldo---​
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    Schmeichel's Cartwheel Full Member

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    That team is so good, they don't even need that eleventh player!
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    SpyLuke10 Full Member

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    Firmino and Aguero instead of Benzema and Mane then.
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    Keeps It tidy Hates Messi

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    I meant to put Ramos in there.
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    padr81 Mr. MoneyBags

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    I'd agree with that.
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    SpyLuke10 Full Member

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    What my world XI would be:

    ------------De Gea

    Carvajal Varane Godin Marcelo

    -------------Kante
    ---De Bruyne-----Modric

    -------------Messi
    Salah-------------------Ronaldo

    NOTES:

    -Messi as a false 9.
    -No team would ever beat that team haha (based off of last season).
    -Can anyone really argue with any of the selections in this team I picked?
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    Ekeke Full Member

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    Mina and Benzema getting in there based soley on who they played for.
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    Precaution Full Member

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    Isnt he off to Bayern soon? Really wish we would get him, surely a no brainer with Valencia there.