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FIFA Announces 55-Man Shortlist For 2010 World XI

The worldwide players’ union FIFPro and FIFA have announced the 55 players shortlisted for the FIFA/FIPro World XI 2010, which will be revealed at the FIFA Ballon d’Or gala in Zurich on January 10, 2011.

The 50,000 professional footballers belonging to the players’ unions across the world that form FIFPro received voting forms to nominate their peers for inclusion in their World XI – choosing the best four defenders, three midfielders, three forwards and goalkeeper of 2010.

World champions Spainhave the most players in the shortlist with ten representatives, Brazil have to setle for nine candidates, eight from Argentina, six from England, four from Germany, three each from the Netherlands and Italy, two from Portugal and one each from Uruguay, Wales, France, Bulgaria, Serbia, the Czech Republic, Sweden, Ghana, the Ivory Coast and Cameroon.

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karim4197d ago

Wondering why Terry,Essien,Berbatov,Kaka,Nes ta got a nomination,looks like it's Based on reputation instead of performance except Nesta and Essien who were injured most of the season