The Premier League likes to bill itself as the best league in the world, and that might be true, but it is not the league where the best players in the world play in.
The 2015 FIFA FIFPro World XI was announced on Monday and not one Premier League player made the team. In fact the Premier League was the only of Europe’s top five divisions not to have a representative in the team. Spain’s La Liga led the way by a considerable distance with eight players, while Germany’s Bundesliga, France’s Ligue 1 and Italy’s Serie A each had one.
It is not a bad line-up. Lining up in a 4-3-3 formation, Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has been selected between the posts with Marcelo (Real Madrid), Thiago Silva (PSG), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) and Dani Alves (Barcelona) in defence. The only surprise is that Ramos made the team over Barcelona central defender Gerard Piqué.
The midfield trio is Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Luka Modric (Real Madrid) and Paul Pogba (Juventus) with Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo joined by Barcelona pair Lionel Messi and Neymar up front.
What do you think of the line-up. Other than Pique, who is missing that should be there?