Five Premier League players make the FIFA World XI
Messi – officially good at footer
In the least shocking turn of events since Eddie Izzard turned up in a dress and declared “I’m actually a man!”, to a rousing response of “yes, we can tell!”, Lionel Messi ran away with the FIFA World Player of the Year award.
It was never really in doubt, and you can enjoy some footage of his dazzling feet after the jump.
There was a feather in the cap for the Premier League, however, as the greatest compiled team on the planet this year featured five stars from these shores. Here’s how it lined up:
Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), Daniel Alves (Barcelona), John Terry (Chelsea), Nemanja Vidic (Man United), Patrice Evra (Man United), Xavi (Barcelona), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Fernando Torres (Liverpool)