SL World Cup Team Of The Week
Soccer Laduma brings you the country's most prestigious and authoritative 'Team of the Week' - today our first World Cup edition.
This week's selection is based on performances from the first round of the World Cup matches. Hosts Brazil started off with 3-1 victory, while defending champions Spain were thrashed 5-1 by the Dutch.
England lost 2-1 to Italy and Costa Rica surprised Uruguay by beating them 3-1. Argentina beat Bosnia and Herzegovina 2-1, and Germany hammered Portugal 4-0.
The Ivory Coast got Africa's only victory, while Ghana, Cameroon and Algeria lost, and Nigeria was held to a goalless draw.
The team will always be set up in a standard 4-4-2 formation, selected by Soccer Laduma's team of respected journalists.
Simply put, the 'Team of the Week' reflects the best 11 players that competed during the weekly cycle and is published in the latest Soccer Laduma out every Wednesday.
Here's Soccer Laduma's latest 'World Cup Team of the Week', why don't you select yours?
Vincent Enyeama - Nigeria - Goalkeeper (0-0 vs Iran)
Stefan De Vrij - The Netherlands - Right back (5-1 vs Spain)
Oscar Duarte - Costa Rica - Central defender (3-1 vs Uruguay)
Thiago Silva - Brazil - Central defender (3-1 vs Croatia)
Danny Blind - Netherlands - Left back (5-1 vs Spain)
Neymar Jnr - Brazil - Right winger (3-1 vs Croatia)
Oscar - Brazil - Central midfielder (3-1 vs Croatia)
Arjen Robben - Netherlands - Central midfielder (5-1 vs Spain)
Thomas Muller - Germany - Left winger (4-0 vs Portugal)
Robin Van Persie - Netherlands - Striker (5-1 vs Portugal)
Karim Benzema - France- Striker (3-0 vs Honduras)
Player of the Week: Thomas Muller (first hat-trick at the World Cup)
Coach of the Week: Luis Van Gaal
Who would you add to your World Cup Team of the Week? Have your say in the comment section below.