Messi, Ronaldo, Hazard, others make FIFPro World XI


Superstars Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Eden Hazard have been included as World football players’ union, FIFPro, and FIFA announced the final 55-player shortlist for the FIFA FIFPro World11 2017 on Tuesday.

The shortlist was announced by FIFA on their official website on Wednesday.

Other players on the list include Gianluigi Buffon, David De Gea, the retired Philipp Lahm and Dani Alves.

The FIFA FIFPro World11, which will be announced at The Best FIFA Football Awards in London on 23 October, will be made up of a 4–3-3 formation of one goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders, and three forwards.

More than 24,000 professional footballers from across the world selected their best XI in a 4-3-3 formation based on performances from the 2016/17 season (August 2016 to June 2017), FIFA explained on their website on Wednesday.

The final FIFA FIFPro World11 will be announced at The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony in London on 23 October.


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