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2018 World Cup Flop XI

2018 FIFA World Cup Flop XI

By Keegan Kruger - Jul 16, 2018 12:30 PM @KeeganKruger

With the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia now done and dusted, it will, without a doubt, be remembered for countries such as Spain, Germany and Argentina failing to impress. Here is a starting line-up of 11 players who disappointed the most at the showpiece.

Click through the gallery above to see who made FourFourTwo's 2018 FIFA World Cup Flop XI.

Football publication FourFourTwo announced their World Cup Flop XI on Sunday evening, and it consists of four Germans, two players each from Spain, and Poland, and one each from Argentina, Portugal and champions France.

Manchester United fans have grown accustomed to seeing consistency and brilliance from David de Gea in goals, but this tournament sadly was not one of his best. La Furia Roja's No. 1 let in a howler against Portugal in the group stage of the competition, and then failed to save any penalties in their round of 16 clash against Russia.

Germany defender Jerome Boateng and FC Barcelona star Gerard Pique have been paired up at centre-back, while Bayern Munich's Joshua Kimmich and Portugal international Raphael Guerreiro were placed on the flanks.

FourFourTwo went with a three-man midfield, which consists of two holding players and one attacking threat. Die Mannschaft's Sami Khedira and Argentina's Javier Mascherano were picked to partner each other, with playmaker Piotr Zielinski of Poland ahead of them.

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The Flop XI's frontline consists of three high-profile players in Thomas Muller, Robert Lewandowski and Ousmane Dembele, who all failed to find the back of the net at the World Cup in Russia.

Who would you have picked for this Flop XI? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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MSANDROTIC Joined: 18 Jun 2013
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MSANDROTIC Jul 16, 2018 09:33 PM
The flop coach Sampaoli
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blackmeteor Joined: 15 Nov 2017
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blackmeteor Jul 16, 2018 06:56 PM
Fernandinho, Jesus, STERLING, GIROUD, Germany, Argentina minus Messi, Spain, Portugal minus Penaldo.
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msebenzi zibi Jul 16, 2018 06:08 PM
mascherano!! no ways.
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Mpho'niya Jul 16, 2018 05:52 PM
Gabriel Jesus and Sadio Mane
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rams12345 Jul 16, 2018 05:51 PM
Wa ny# coweditor
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rams12345 Jul 16, 2018 05:50 PM
@nazzi the second wa tlapa
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Blaq T Joined: 16 Apr 2017
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Blaq T Jul 16, 2018 05:31 PM
And Lionel Messi
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codney Joined: 16 Sep 2013
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codney Jul 16, 2018 05:06 PM
And your darling Lionel Messi is not a flop....
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Matome_Kay Joined: 09 Oct 2012
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Matome_Kay Jul 16, 2018 04:32 PM
And Lionel Messi isn't on the list, or maybe he's on the bench?
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Umngcatshi Jul 16, 2018 04:32 PM
This can't be final without Messi. Please put Messi
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THE NK Jul 16, 2018 03:54 PM
Ok
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THE NK Jul 16, 2018 03:54 PM
Ok
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alizebucs1986 Jul 16, 2018 02:08 PM
Who was doing this list because surely,the person was drunk...how on earth can Sis Masesi not b on the list
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pato Jul 16, 2018 01:48 PM
Cowditor where is messi on that starting 11, he was a flop as well
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nazzi the second Jul 16, 2018 01:48 PM
how is kimmich there? just because germany was eliminated doesnt mean he played badly, and those who want messi to be there are clearly clueless about football, messi score one goal, created two that's a contribution of 3 goals in 4 games,
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Nelson <barça+kby> Jul 16, 2018 01:46 PM
Modric must borrow Penaldo his world cup golden ball just for one day nyana nje,phela the COW'll never get his own,i mean Cownaldo
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Nelson <barça+kby> Jul 16, 2018 01:40 PM
What about Penaldo cowditor? I mean the guy is all time world cup flop
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Voltaire Jul 16, 2018 01:28 PM
Admin add Penaldo he only scored one goal, the hatrick against his Madrid friends does not count. Cows are quick to forget that Messi had 2 assists against France.
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So-Mathabo-KBY Jul 16, 2018 01:27 PM
This list was made by a cowditor from FourFourTwo publication, you can go ahead and make yours and therefore make your own starting XI
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Gustin Sirino Jul 16, 2018 01:23 PM
Y is Messi not on the team?

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