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25.11.2010 14:32

Eight Barça Players in FIFA’s World XI shortlist

Alves, Piqué, Puyol, Iniesta, Mascherano, Xavi, Messi and Villa are the eight Barça players named in FIFA’s World XI shortlist announced today.

The eight are part of a 55 player shortlist drawn up by up to 50,000 federated players from all over the world to decide on the best 11 players from this year.

2010-10-16_PARTIDO_22.JPGAlves, Piqué and Puyol have been nominated in the best defender category with Iniesta, Xavi and Mascherano amongst the top midfielders and Messi and Villa in the forwards category. Cesc Fàbregas has also been nominated, as has Ibrahimovic who was at the club last season.

Top XI revealed next year

The final XI will be announced during FIFA’s gala presentation of the World Player of the Year Award to be held in Zurich on January 10th 2011.
Eight Barça Players in FIFA’s World XI shortlist
La Lliga gets 18 nominations
La Lliga BBVA has the highest number of nominees, with 18, followed by the Premier League with 17 and Seria A with 15. The rest of the players are from the Bundesliga (4) and France Ligue 1 (1).

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