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Previously of-course, these lists would not have been complete without the likes of Ronaldo, Zidane, Figo, Roberto Carlos, Ayala, Maldini, etc. appearing on most people's lists. However, think its generally accepted that there has been a shift in the elite ranks of footballers, with a new breed coming through and taking over. So what would be your best XI to take on the proverbial Martians if you had to make one today ?

Mine: 4-3-3

GK: Casillas
RB: Puyol
CB: Nesta
CB: Terry
LB: A. Cole
MF: Gerrard, Makelele, Lampard
FL: Henry
FR: Ronaldinho
FC: Shevchenko

Bench: Buffon, Stam, Zambrotta, Pirlo, Riquelme, Adriano, Robben.
 

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----------------Buffon-------------------

Cafu----Terry---------Nesta-------A.Cole

Ronaldo---Lampard---Ronaldino----Robben

----------Shevchenko----Henry----------

Then I'd throw a manager in there to work out how to make them play Perez style. :cool:
 

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I think he wants younger players Rob. Cafu was practically winning trophies before the other guys in your side were even born. :shades: :D
 

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You are right about the shift...

GK: Gianluigi Buffon
RB: Gianluca Zambrotta
CB: Sol Campbell
CB: Alessandro Nesta
LB: Ashley Cole
DMC: Patrick Vieira
RM: Freddie Ljungberg
LM: Joe Cole
AMC: Ronaldinho
FC: Thierry Henry
FC: Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Joe Cole's not a perfect choice but can't think of any one better at the moment. (edit awaits... ;) )
 

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Nah, not necessarily younger, more like players who have started coming to the fore and taken over from the old guard recently. That might include some late bloomers. Like Makelele is as old as Keane, however, 3-4 years ago, Keane would have been competing for a place in such a line-up. However, these days, atleast I'd take Makelele over Keano.
 

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-------------Buffon
---------Nesta--Campbell
Zambrotta---------------Cole
----------Pirlo--Vieira
Robben----------------Ronaldinho
----------Sheva
-------------------Henry
 

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World Lineup? The teams suggested consisit vastly of Europeans!!

Why not make this a more difficult and intetresting line-up:

Each person must pick at least one player from Africa, North America and Asia, Europe and S. America.
 

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Eh, take out Cafu and input Zambrotta then I suppose. If we want players who play reguarly in their positions then I'd take Ferreira.
 

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Van Persie? ;)

----------------------Buffon----------------------
--Stam------Nesta-----------Terry-------Zambrotta--
---Ljungberg--Ronaldinho-----Alex---Van Persie------
--------------Zlatan---------Shevchenko-------------
 

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Paris said:
World Lineup? The teams suggested consisit vastly of Europeans!!
that must mean all the best players are European at the moment, what a shame we can't just have a European team in the WC, we'd probably win. :shades:
 

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----------------De Sanctis

-Bonera----Lucio-------Woodgate-----Riise-

------------------Pirlo

----------Gerrard-------Emerson

----Rooney-----------------------Zlatan

---------------Van Nistelrooy

It's not the best team, but win, lose or draw the martians won't want to hang around after meeting this lot anyway ;)
 

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Paris said:
World Lineup? The teams suggested consisit vastly of Europeans!!

Why not make this a more difficult and intetresting line-up:

Each person must pick at least one player from Africa, North America and Asia, Europe and S. America.
I'll give it a shot...

----------------------Friedel--------------------

Toure-------Terry-----------Nesta-------A.Cole

Karimi------Lampard---------Ronaldinho----Cahill

------------Henry----------Shevchenko


Even got an Oceana player in there. ;)
 

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if I had to, I'd give the Asian and Oceanian spots to the fullbacks.:lala: No way would I sarficie players of the quality of Robben, C.Ronaldo, Joaquin, Vicente, etc by sticking them on the flanks.:eekani:
 

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if I had to, I'd give the Asian and Oceanian spots to the fullbacks.:lala:
ok then, I'll have Sun Jihai instead of Bonera. But I did want some rough-house tactics in my side though :( ;)
 

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I like Bresciano a lot. But I'm REALLY high on Cahill.

Though a fit and in form Kewell would murder them both. Lets hope we see it again. :)
 

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as it's an equal opportunities World XI , how about a couple of women in there, what about Julie Fleeting partnering Sheva upfront with that huge German girl playing just behind ?
 

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as it's an equal opportunities World XI , how about a couple of women in there, what about Julie Fleeting partnering Sheva upfront with that huge German girl playing just behind ?
What do we want Ballack in there for? :shades:
 
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