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FIFA Announce Official Team Of The World Cup

FIFA Announce Official Team Of The 2018 FIFA World Cup

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By David Kappel - Jul 18, 2018 11:12 AM @kappilinho

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.


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Raymondh Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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Raymondh Jul 26, 2018 04:17 PM
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. befor commenting read to understand, its not FIFA ,just like PUSKAS GOAL its not FIFA its fans .. and FIFA role its just to publish what fans said eishh!!!
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Charisemmanuel@hotmail.co.za Jul 24, 2018 06:47 AM
Hai suka! FIFA we know very well wat some of these players are capable of however Ronaldo n the Brazilian's did not get far, that brings me back to Kante not being the right color. the whole world can see n knows this' no propaganda here we saw with our own two eyes n know who deserves the bolondo' Mbappe. Kante. Pogba. all black I rest my case.
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Luckyneer Jul 22, 2018 03:01 AM
@jujunation you can call him what you want but he doesn’t deserve to be there
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jujunation Jul 21, 2018 02:32 PM
King cr7
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Zothani_Linda Jul 21, 2018 08:36 AM
Where's Messi?
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Chelsea_Bucs_general Jul 20, 2018 04:43 PM
That's how David Luiz was once selected the best defender in 2014.... I wonder which criteria they are using......
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Maloh11 Jul 20, 2018 01:59 PM
silva and marcelo selection is suspicious
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Chelsea_Bucs_general Jul 20, 2018 11:06 AM
I really don't understand why we have those Brazillians in this team.... how can they leave players like Hazard, Grizman, pavard and maguire FIFA is bullshiet, that's why the ballon D'or had been shared among two players in the past 10 year.... players must be selected on merit... not by fame, country or what ever nonsense they use
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blackmeteor Jul 20, 2018 11:02 AM
There were better(and less selfish) players on display in WC2018 than Eden Hazard......
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MUZWAKHE Jul 20, 2018 10:15 AM
RONALDO'S name goes with advertisement.
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MUZWAKHE Joined: 31 May 2016
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MUZWAKHE Jul 20, 2018 10:14 AM
FIFA doesn't like France players.
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thabelonet05 Jul 20, 2018 09:12 AM
where is hazard ,or which criteria's are followed during selection
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MSANDROTIC Jul 20, 2018 01:16 AM
Harry Kane don't deserve it
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MSANDROTIC Jul 20, 2018 01:15 AM
Where is Kante and Pogba
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Samkelovic Phungula Jul 19, 2018 08:40 PM
Wherz hazard?
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Shoes104 Jul 19, 2018 09:21 AM
Where is Hazard?
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Mpho wa Cosmos Jul 19, 2018 08:51 AM
Courtois Pavard, Varane, Umtiti, Marcelo Modric, Pogba and Hazard Griezman, CR7 and Mbappe. maybe Kante was snabbed bcz of poor final. CR7 age 33 wt 4 goals and sum gud showing, even those beautiful killer pass to his cow striker who failed to finish. Kane goals against Panana kkkkkkk lucky cow.Even Madagascar better than Panama
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bongani.king Jul 19, 2018 07:37 AM
With FIFA HARZARD was their Second Best Player There we Go he's Not even in The BEST team Griezman Was no.3 this Is full of Shit Maguire Was Sensational to Watch ....Pavard ...Vida were also Great including Perisic ..
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clemz7 Jul 19, 2018 05:23 AM
Modric must win player of the year
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MR E Jul 18, 2018 11:47 PM
Where is umtiti and kante

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