Though Football was founded in England, The South Americans made the game great. Brazil with five World Cups, Argentina and Uruguay with two apiece is a testament to the Continent’s footballing prowess.
Alisson Becker (Brazil)
Liverpool want Brazil’s no.1, AS Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker. pic.twitter.com/GfCcktVWhI
— Seleção Brasileira (@BrazilStat) May 28, 2018
The Brazilian shot-stopper doesn’t have too much competition and considering the Season he had with AS Roma, he walks straight into the team.
After an incredible career playing for the world’s biggest teams, @realmadrid and Brazil superstar, @MarceloM12 is looking to help out the younger generation. Alongside @caioalves_12, they are creating the next generation of football stars at their @Campus_12 Football School pic.twitter.com/szgXMqh5mr
— Gillette World Sport (@WorldSport) June 6, 2018
The four-time Champions League Winner is hands down the best left-back in South America. The Real Madrid Superstar should have no problem making the South America XI.
THIAGO SILVA started the last 3 matches vs Russia, Germany and Croatia. Brazil kept 3 clean sheets.
Easily the Seleção’s best and most complete CB, both in terms of defending and ball-abilities. He ended the match with the captain’s armband. Monstro! pic.twitter.com/cSPVi1vljm
— Seleção Brasileira (@BrazilStat) June 3, 2018
The PSG Defender is a veteran and his experience would be invaluable for the South American XI.
Diego Godin (Uruguay)
Diego Godín states that the squad is ready for the World Cup:
“We are prepared, with players that have been in the national team for many years and who will be playing their third World Cup and others who come with the illusion of of contributing – with a lot of quality.” pic.twitter.com/zNZMFMnSjv
— Warriors of Uruguay (@UruguayanHeroes) June 4, 2018
The Uruguay Captain and our first non-Brazilian on the list! Godin has led both Atletico Madrid and Uruguay by example, his performances have been consistent and praiseworthy.
The Brazilian didn’t have the best of starts at Manchester but has cemented his place in the Brazilian National side owing to good performance in the fag end of the Season.
Central Defensive Midfielder
— The Daily Pasban – English (@dailypasban_eng) June 6, 2018
The role of the CDM has become so important in the modern game, the ball winner role to ensure you’re in control of the game. Casemiro has done that role so well for Real Madrid as well as Brazil.
Central Attacking Midfielder
Paulo Dybala (Argentina)
Dybala: When i was a kid, I told my friends that i will play a world cup with Argentina one day & Everyone laughed. Playing a World Cup was what I always wanted & what I always fought for.”
— Forza Juventus (@ForzaJuve2017) June 7, 2018
The Argentine has been prolific for Juventus this season and played a vital role in retaining the Serie A for the seventh consecutive time.
Central Attacking Midfielder
Phil Coutinho (Brazil)
📸 | Coutinho from the Brazil team.
# World Cup pic.twitter.com/gJIXKhVHgO
— AHMED MTR (@ahmedmontassir3) May 29, 2018
The Brazilian is one of the most exciting talents in the World and it was no surprise when Barcelona coughed up 105 Million pounds (additional 37 million based on performances) for the former Liverpool man.
— Seleção Brasileira (@BrazilStat) June 7, 2018
Neymar will be absolutely key for Brazil, his attacking abilities could determine the World Cup. The Brazilian is the most expensive player in the World and is often renowned as the best in the World after Messi and Ronaldo.
Suarez ( Uruguay)
— Deadspin (@Deadspin) June 5, 2018
The last time Suarez played in a World Cup, Georgio Chiellini left with his bite marks as a souvenir. Suarez has done some really crazy things but, he is a lethal striker with some jaw-dropping finishing.
Messi completes this attack and Barcelona’s infamous MSN are reunited. Messi has been unbelievable and an absolute delight to watch. He is the most complete player in the World and the little magician would do everything in his power to turn that 2014 Runners-up medal into gold!