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!

GK- David De Gea 

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.

LB- Marcelo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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