The FIFA FIFPro World XI Is Just A Big Real Madrid/Barcelona Party
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The FIFA FIFPro World XI, which doesn't matter but people pretend to care about anyway, was announced at the FIFA Awards Gala, which doesn't matter but people pretend to care about anyway, today.
It was, as it is every year, basically Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manuel Neuer.
Well, and Dani Alves, who played the first part of this year with Barcelona and the second part with Juventus. Here's the full squad:
Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich/Germany)
Dani Alves (Juventus/Brazil)
Gerard Pique (Barcelona/Spain)
Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid/Spain)
Marcelo (Real Madrid/Spain)
Luka Modric (Real Madrid/Croatia)
Toni Kroos (Real Madrid/Germany)
Andres Iniesta (Barcelona/Spain)
Lionel Messi (Barcelona/Argentina)
Luis Suarez (Barcelona/Uruguay)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/Portugal)
The four current Barcelona players named to the XI wisely skipped the ceremony, either because they have a game Wednesday or because Messi probably isn't going to win the FIFA WOrld Player of the Year award, depending on who you believe.