The FIFA FIFPro World XI for the 2017/18 Season along with a whole host of awards was announced last night at The Best FIFA Awards ceremony. This year’s World XI comprised of a range of stars debutants and a few surprises. So, let’s find out who made the cut and who didn’t!
What. A. Team. 😍
— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) September 24, 2018
GK- David De Gea
— David de Gea (@D_DeGea) September 24, 2018
David De Gea has been Manchester United’s Best Player for a few years now and definitely deserves a spot on this team. But what confused a lot of the fans was that Thibaut Courtois won the Best Goalkeeper award but still couldn’t make the best XI in the World. Strange.
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— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) September 24, 2018
Marcelo made the team again. No Wonder no one at Twitter cared to give the Left-Back any individual attention. The Brazilian has easily been the best Left-back in the World and is a mainstay in the FIFA FIFPro World XI.
CB- Raphael Varane
— Raphaël Varane (@raphaelvarane) September 24, 2018
The Frenchman was the best Centre-Back at the World Cup and has really grown alongside Sergio Ramos at Real Madrid. Well deserved.
CB- Sergio Ramos
Ya son 9 veces en el #FifproWorldXI, pero cada vez es especial. Con ganas de que sean muchas más. Siempre a vuestro lado, @realmadrid, @World11 y compañeros. ¡Muchas gracias!
9th time chosen in the #FifproWorldXI, but each time is special. Hungry for many more. Thank you! pic.twitter.com/JOohihoPHE
— Sergio Ramos (@SergioRamos) September 24, 2018
Seems like a Real Madrid backline doesn’t it? Well, Sergio Ramos has made the team 9 times and is in many fans’ opinion the best Centre-back in the World. No Surprises he made the team then.
RB- Dani Alves
Dani Alves in 2018:
❌ 16 games for PSG
❌ 2 games for Brazil
❌ Last 16 of the Champions League
❌ Didn't go to the World Cup
❌ Hasn't played this season
✅ In the FIFPro XI pic.twitter.com/im3mgI6dsm
— PF | Transfer News (@PurelyFootball) September 25, 2018
Probably the most surprising inclusion in The FIFA FIFPro World XI, Dani Alves had an average Season with PSG, didn’t play the World Cup and has had an average Season. In my opinion, his Club-Mate Thomas Meunier deserved a spot ahead of him.
CDM- N’Golo Kante
— N'Golo Kanté (@nglkante) September 25, 2018
Kante has just gone from Strength to Strength. Such a Likeable and Hard-Working Player. The Frenchman truly deserves all the praise in the World!
CM- Luka Modric
Dedicated to everyone who loves football ⚽️❤️ pic.twitter.com/pCAs2Llc7i
— Luka Modrić (@lukamodric10) September 24, 2018
No Surprises here! The World’s Best Player has to make the World’s Best XI. Modric is the Creator-In-Chief here and the forwards will be mighty pleased to get his service.
CAM- Lionel Messi
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) September 24, 2018
Lionel Messi didn’t attend the event but Barca’s Talisman made the team for the 12th consecutive time. He may not have made the top 3 but I’ve got a feeling that Messi ain’t done yet.
LW- Eden Hazard
Eden Hazard is the first ever Belgian player to be named in the FIFPro World XI. 🇧🇪
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) September 24, 2018
The Belgian has been prolific for Chelsea over the last few Seasons and took the World by a storm at the World Cup in Russia. Hazard is considered to be the best Player in the Premier League by many and his inclusion is no surprise.
ST- Cristiano Ronaldo
Most appearances on the FIFPro @World11:
GOAT era pic.twitter.com/E42WrCJ7af
— B/R Football (@brfootball) September 24, 2018
Ronaldo, like Messi, has made his 12th appearance in the World XI and coincidentally like Messi didn’t attend the Awards Ceremony. Ronaldo has had a pretty turbulent week and maybe a 12th appearance in the World XI is exactly what he needs as motivation.
RW- Kylian Mbappe
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) September 24, 2018
World Cup Winner, Two-time Ligue 1 Champion, Golden Ball winner, and now Part of The FIFA FIFPro World XI and he’s still a freaking teenager. For Kylian Mbappe the sky is the Limit!