Fifpro announced during yesterday’s FIFA The Best Awards the list of World Xl for the 2018/19 season.
Alisson Becker (BRA) - Liverpool
Matthijs de Ligt (NED) - Ajax / Juventus
Sergio Ramos (ESP) - Real Madrid
Virgil van Dijk (NED) - Liverpool
Marcelo (BRA) - Real Madrid
Luka Modric (CRO) - Real Madrid
Frenkie de Jong (NED) - Ajax/Barcelona
Eden Hazard (BEL) - Chelsea/ Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo (POR) - Juventus
Kylian Mbappe (FRA) - Paris Saint-Germain
Lionel Messi (ARG) - Barcelona
The jury members and international footballers decide the winners. Although Liverpool won the Champions League and Real Madrid claimed zero trophies, they dominated the World Xl with 4 of their players. Sergio Ramos, Marcelo and Luka Modric all made the list and i really have no idea on what basis.
Robertson and Alexander-Arnold are the best full-backs right now in the world and they were the ones who turned the match around against Barcelona. In fact the entire season they were the best in their respective positions.
Going by the stats too, Ramos made 42 apps and Marcelo made 34 apps in all competitions. Real Madrid conceded 71 goals in all competitions. Marcelo was not even the preferred full back and he shared the spot with Reguilón. Ramos picked up 12 yellow cards and 1 red card. Eden Hazard is clearly not a midfielder. Man City who won the PL have no players in the World Xl. Kante should have also made the list.
Do you agree with the line-up? Or you think the choice needs change? Comment your opinion.