It's a good point which also applies to Casemiro.I'll go for :
-----Mbappé--cf? equal, Giroud if he scores
The other best gk was Courtois. Coutinho, Pogba (all in sobriety now, so far)... Cavani... Hazard in, but he lost his nerves in some way against France... and was not decisive. Griezmann though in poor form physically was decisive and involved in the game in the semi-finals.
Pavard-Hernandez is more than a good alternative at full-backs positions. I did not watch everything of Vrsaljko. Cheryshev has his place in reserve.
Thiago Silva has to be the 2nd CB without forgetting Mina. Until one point Godin-Gimenez was quite remarkable but it was not surprising given the oppositons, including Portugal.
Now picking in the Hagibest list I take Torreira and why not Matuidi who had the chance to rest before Belgium due to suspension. As for Perisic, see what happens in the final.
Don't know who to pick from Japan, good team. I'm a fan but Meunier's suspension hurted Belgium so no Meunier who was also not always good defensively.
I won't select Marcelo-De Bruyne who cancel each other : Bruyne was really good and decisive only once, against Marcelo.
My last (perhaps very personal) pick is Forsberg : I like this player.
All of that being, the true best 11 will lift the cup.
All true but that doesn't make him one of the best players of the tournament. Disappointing for me because I expected his supply and distribution to be better in a tournament of this magnitude.He got you plenty of points. Played like 20 games over the last several seasons for different clubs, so in that light hardly disappointing.
Soretes also as old as they come !!!!!! Including their Jerk Skkiper !!!! :devil2:Think Godin deserves to be in starting XI with Varane. Uruguay's defense was the best in the tournament up until they didn't have an outlet to release pressure.
Kante is an automatic IMO as well. Probably been France's best performer thus far.