Five In Midfield XI

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FOOTBALL blog Five In Midfield has been kind enough to let me put my words all over their excellent site, penning an all-time XI to be posted.
I had a lot of fun and a little brow-furrowing putting the piece together – if you think Sir Alex Ferguson has selection headaches, try picking a team from every player that’s ever lived, ever.
Nevertheless, I did it, and you can read the reasons behind my picks here.
For those with less time on their hands, here’s my selection, and if anyone else is brave enough to let me guest post on their site, get in touch –
GK – Campos
DEF – Desailly, Cannavaro, Lucio.
MID – Best, Gascoigne, Zidane, Maradona, Ronaldo.
ATK – Ronaldo, Henry.

World Cup XI

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I’VE selected 11 players missing out on the World Cup due to selection, and I’ve picked a team of players not at South Africa due to injury.
Now indulge me while I pick a team of the most exciting talents that will be playing over the next month, as if I’m not excited enough about the tournament –
GK – Cesar (Bra)
DEF – Lucio (Bra), Cannavaro (Ita), Vidic (Ser)
MID – Ronaldo (Por), Kaka (Bra), Xavi (Spa), Lampard (Eng), Robben (Ned)
ATK – Messi (Arg), Rooney (Eng), Torres (Spa)