Register Login Live

World Cup 2018

FIFA Announce Official Team Of The World Cup

FIFA have announced their official Team of the 2018 World Cup, and while the likes of Lionel Messi, Neymar, Eden Hazard and Antoine Griezmann were snubbed, Cristiano Ronaldo made the selection.

Click through the gallery above to see the 2018 World Cup Team of the Tournament.

FIFA let fans vote for their Dream Team on their official website, with each voter being allowed to choose between a 4-4-2, 4-3-3, 3-4-3 or 3-5-2 formation.

Players eligible for the team must have made at least three appearances in Russia, while each voter could select only three players from the same country.

The official team lines up in a 4-3-3 formation, and it has some rather unexpected inclusions.

Golden Glove winner Thibaut Courtois was selected in goal, while France defender Raphael Varane, Brazil's Thiago Silva, Uruguay's Diego Godin and Brazil's Marcelo form the back four.

In central midfield, Golden Ball winner Luka Modric was chosen, along with Brazil's Philippe Coutinho and Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne.

Silver Ball winner Eden Hazard and Bronze Ball winner Antoine Griezmann were somewhat surprisingly snubbed, while Young Player of the Tournament Kylian Mbappe and Golden Boot winner Harry Kane were joined by Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo up front.

Modric was the most selected player, receiving 65 177 of the votes, followed by Coutinho with 59 093 votes and Mbappe with 54 325. 

Read: Official: World Cup Player Of The Tournament Revealed

While a technical study group consisting of journalists nominated the World Cup All Star teams previously, FIFA made a change in 2010, when they started an online voting system on their website to let fans from all over the world vote for their Dream Team.

Do you agree with FIFA's Team of the Tournament? Have your say in the comments section below.

Highest-Paid Players Worldwide After Ronaldo Transfer

Gallery: Man Utd Unveil New 2018/19 Home Kit

Tau Arrives In London, Medical Pending

55 comments

Top 5

Breaking: Chiefs Suspend Bobby!

88 Aug 04, 2020 04:09 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

11 South African-born Players Who Represented Other Countries

25 Jul 11, 2020 08:01 PM in African Football

10 Footballers Who Were Rich Before Football

12 Jul 24, 2020 07:16 PM in International

Bobby’s Suspension: ‘This Is A Family Issue’

70 Aug 04, 2020 07:18 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Solskjaer Confirms High-Profile Man Utd Departure

2 Aug 06, 2020 12:09 AM in Manchester United

Boost For Chiefs’ FIFA Ban Cause…

28 Aug 09, 2020 11:00 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Downs Pick Up Interest In Pirates Star?

34 Aug 08, 2020 11:02 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Hunt Confirms Registering 42-Year-Old

9 Aug 07, 2020 07:30 AM in PSL

Downs’ Role In Highlands Park Mooted Sale…

16 Aug 07, 2020 05:31 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Kekana: We Won’t Cope Without The Fans

28 Aug 04, 2020 08:41 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

‘Pirates Played Good Football When He Was Here’

6 Aug 04, 2020 02:10 PM in Orlando Pirates

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

11 May 20, 2020 08:32 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch