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Posted by Roy (Roy Nemer) Monday, January 13, 2014 Go To Comments

Lionel MESSI in FIFA/FIFPro World XI

Lionel MESSI has been included in FIFA/FIFPRO's World XI.

Lionel MESSI, who came in second place at the Ballon d'Or, made the World XI. Here's the world XI:

Manuel NEUER
Philipp LAHM
Thiago SILVA
Sergio RAMOS
Dani ALVES
Xavi
Andres INIESTA
Franck RIBERY
Lionel MESSI
Cristiano RONALDO
Zlatan IBRAHIMOVIC




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bunchowhero
(Hong Kong)
Posted on 1/18/2014 at 12:12 PM
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surprised not to see Yaya Toure, Caballero and Zabaleta in the best 11.


Dfox
(United States)
Posted on 1/16/2014 at 1:15 PM
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wait wait wait wwaaaaaait, can anybody verify Pekerman voting for Ronaldo?


pablo.d
(New Zealand)
Posted on 1/16/2014 at 12:44 PM
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theirs no real surprise at fifas corruption at all.
I was thinking the same that pressure would be put on smaller nations to vote a certain way and its no surprise they did.


samad
(India)
Posted on 1/16/2014 at 6:33 AM
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naldo, Ribery or Messi? GMS trawls through the stats to come up with the answer


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The FIFA Ballon d'Or award is annual prize awarded to the best footballer over the previous year. Since the award as it is now began running in 2010, Lionel Messi has dominated the competition with three straight wins until 2012.

The Barcelona superstar's reign of terror came to an end last night, however, as arch-nemesis Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded the 2013 edition during a typically lavish ceremony in Zurich.

As with all of football's major debates, opinions have been split on just who of Messi, Ronaldo or Bayern Munich wideman Franck Ribery deserved to win last night's award.


With the argument continuing to rage, GMS decided it was time for us to weigh in with a classic dose of statistical analysis.

Using the following graphic* provided by the fine folks over at 101 Great Goals, we will determine once and for all who deserved to win last night's award.

Click on to find out who we've chosen and don't forget to leave your thoughts below. What do you make of the stats?

Who do you think deserved to win the Balon d'Or this year? Was Ronaldo's triumph justified or did Messi or Ribery merit it more?

*Please note, due to the enormous number of stats featured on that aforementioned graphic, we have been rather selective with regards to which ones we have chosen to look into.

We've also tried to select a range of stats from across the board, to give a clear indication of each player's all-round game.

At the end of each relevant stat, we will award one point to whoever comes out on top in that particular area.


samad
(India)
Posted on 1/16/2014 at 6:30 AM
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Voter claims Ballon d'Or was rigged
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 5:04 PM
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Voter claims Ballon d'Or was rigged
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Qatar manager Fahad Al Zarraa says he was forced to vote for Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to win the Ballon d'Or as a gesture of gratitude to FIFA boss Sepp Blatter.

Ronaldo took out world football's highest individual honour for a second time on Monday night. The Portuguese received 27.99 percent of votes, ahead of Argentine rival Lionel Messi (24.72 percent) and France's Franck Ribery (23.36).

Qatar, the nation that will controversially host the 2022 World Cup in winter, put their full support behind Ronaldo. The 28-year-old received first-choice votes from Qatar's team captain (Bila Rajab), media representative and national coach.

But according to Al Zarraa, the decision to vote for Ronaldo was forced upon him.

"I was told by my president to vote for Ronaldo to help Blatter clean up his image as a token of appreciation for bringing the World Cup here," the manager said.

Suspicions were raised that FIFA were gunning for Ronaldo to win the Ballon d'Or when the governing body took the unprecedented step of extending the voting period until after Portugal's World Cup playoff with Sweden.

Ronaldo was unstoppable in that tie, scoring all four goals in a 4-2 win on aggregate to ensure Portugal would take their place among the finalists in Brazil later this year.

Blatter had earlier offended Ronaldo, Real Madrid and Portugal by calling the Ronaldo a "commander on the field of play" and saying he "has more expenses at the hairdresser" than Messi.

Messi, Blatter said, "is a good boy, that every father and every mother would like to have at home."

Following that incident, it is believed FIFA were keen to see Ronaldo win the Ballon d'Or to wash away any suspicion of bias towards Messi.

The Barcelona striker was chasing a fifth consecutive trophy, having won the FIFA award in four straight years from 2009-12.


Diego86
(Australia)
Posted on 1/16/2014 at 1:38 AM
1
Man, FIFA changed 12 votes including that of Pekerman and Quatar's head coach to give the ballon d'or to Ronaldo!!!


Abs
(United States)
Posted on 1/15/2014 at 5:48 AM
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Tons of crap !!


elpipita
(Iraq)
Posted on 1/15/2014 at 1:02 AM
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honest to god if winning the ballon d'or finally shuts Ronaldo (and his excessive whining) up then all I can say is that IM HAPPY FOR YA CHRISTIANO!.....Now please shut up and focus on football.


Kenneth
(United States)
Posted on 1/15/2014 at 12:02 AM
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Is it just me or is this Fifa Balon D'or a lot more..."publicized" then Messi's? Im not quite sure how to say it, but it seems like there is a lot more " behind the scenes" to this one because Ronaldo won it. It also seems as if they are milking it.


travis
(Japan)
Posted on 1/14/2014 at 10:31 PM
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@el prince Thanks bro, tho i'm not sure if you're only make fun of me, or really think it as a good line-up, but either ways thanks. I just scrap few people at the back and put players that i think is better enough to make ARG backline stronger as ever. I don't think it's a bad choice.

Caballero
Ansaldi
Gonzalo R

Bad choice??? I don't think so.



joesoccers
(Canada)
Posted on 1/14/2014 at 9:49 PM
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messi robbed from 5th balon d'or by a crybaby and a gutless corrupt "president" of fifa.

first ronaldo was crying all last year that sepp favors messi, blah, blah, blah and he was going to boycott the awards and leave a bad stain on the sport.

so they give the crybaby the award, and he gets up on stage and what does he do, he cries.

that award show was like watching an old man give a crying baby a lollipop to stop crying, except it was a grown "man" getting the treat, and it didn't stop the crying.


pablo.d
(New Zealand)
Posted on 1/14/2014 at 9:48 PM
1
Mafioso: you have the gks the same as i would.
its a thankless position being a gk as if you make a good save its expected of you but if you make a mistake its all your fault.


Dfox
(United States)
Posted on 1/14/2014 at 6:21 PM
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I know that but like you said, he's an idiot.


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 1/14/2014 at 6:16 PM
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Dfox but he said Brazil defeat us twice with the current players we have which is dishonest..The last time Argentina met Brazil we won both official games..2011 in Qatar Argentina defeat Brazil 1 - 0 and we also beat them in New Jersey back in 2012 4 - 3..That's the last two official meeting between the two teams..FIFA didn't even recognize those locals play in South America.


Dfox
(United States)
Posted on 1/14/2014 at 6:05 PM
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He's talking about the two games with the home squads only, and of course big P*** chickened the last time around.


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 1/14/2014 at 6:00 PM
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Emon: This is another comment from Shaq Malcolm on the same article..He also said:

''The best attack is defence... ever heard that? Who is going to defend then? messi? Argentina fails to perform against teams with a good attack, they've lost twice against brazil and once against uraguay with the current squad. So imagine facing a better attack, like Germany, Netherlands, Italy? Defence matters!!!!!!! That is what this article is all about!!!!!''

Obviously this guy is a Anti Argentina..He said ''we lost to Uruguay once and Brazil twice.'' Yes we lost to Uruguay with Our C squad and if not for the ref it would have been a tied..But he failed to mention that Argentina crush Uruguay 3 - 0..I don't know where he got this from about Brazil beating Argentina twice when its the other way around..This is the reason I don't like these sports sites, you can never get a honest substantial discussion with some of these BIAS bloggers..



KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 1/14/2014 at 5:50 PM
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Emon: Shaq Malcolm comment sound like someone who is a 9 year old kid..Its a waste of time responding to his comment..His reason for why Argentina is not strong is so lame..This person is bias towards Argentina and its evident in the comment..As I said a lot of people hate Argentina because of Messi, so they try and play down the other qualities on our squad as a way to say Messi has no one around him to win the world cup..

Gustavo, Paulinho and Rameires midfield combination is not better than Argentina midfield..Mascherano alone is better than Paulinho and Gustavo combine.


Dfox
(United States)
Posted on 1/14/2014 at 5:48 PM
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Let them talk, Argentina is the most hated National team out there, why? I don't know.


Emon
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 1/14/2014 at 5:41 PM
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Can someone give the lesson to @Shaq Malcolm ??

on

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1922609-thiago-silva-brazil-captain-can-lead-selecao-to-world-cup-glory

He is taking rubbish on Argentina.....


Kenneth
(United States)
Posted on 1/14/2014 at 5:06 PM
2
Watched the 2nd half of PSG Bordeux, Pastore scored, had one assist and for the 3d goal had a pass which should count as an assist but Cavani touched it. Overall Pastore played very well, Orban played okay he's a bit over hyped on this forum. He's not bad, but he's definitely no Maldini.


Dfox
(United States)
Posted on 1/14/2014 at 3:48 PM
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Pastore just scored for PSG and Sosa is playing for AM as we speak.


argentuban
(United States)
Posted on 1/14/2014 at 3:41 PM
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Santiago Garcia just started playing left back again this season for Werder. Last season at Palermo he played left mid or part of back 3 CB grouping almost the whole season. That is likely why he was not on Sabella's radar.



Mafioso
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 1/14/2014 at 3:39 PM
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Whoscored's analysis and ratings are most reliable on the web.So if I follow their ratings,Santiago Garcia is one of the best left-back of the world :)

Bad scouting from Sabella.


Mafioso
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 1/14/2014 at 3:34 PM
1
Aerially and defensively Santi Garcia is a lot better than any of current LB options which include Rojo,Orban,Ansaldi.

Here is a whoscored article on him when Palermo was relegated:http://www.whoscored.com/Articles/4nvedvt6_0g0hz9oam_l5q/Show/Player-Focus-Best-Relegated-Players

Whoscored rating on well-known left-backs:

1.Ricardo Rodriguez(Sweden)-8.01

2.David Alaba(Austria)-7.57

3.Santiago Garcia(Argentina)-7.43

4.Leighton Baines(England)-7.38

5.Mercelo(Brazil)-7.36

6.Cristian Ansaldi(Argentina)-7.22

7.Philip Lahm(Germany)-7.13

8.Lucas Orban(Argentina)-6.89

This is not exact order,just comparison of our LB option with currently best left-backs.


Dfox
(United States)
Posted on 1/14/2014 at 3:09 PM
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Super Kun is back and I believe ready to play in tomorrow's game.


el principe
(United States)
Posted on 1/14/2014 at 2:44 PM
1
According to whoscored.com Santiago Garcia leads the rating of his team.

Did Sabella call the wrong player? He did call the wrong player when it came to choosing a Fiorentina defender. It should have been Gonzalo Rodriguez not Facundo Roncaglia who barely got any minutes lately.

When we needed a back up left back and Sabella chose not to consider Ansaldi, he should have gone to Germany to see Santiago Garcia, not France (Orban). Orban is not bad, but Garcia is superior... and taller. I have seen a couple games of him.


Mafioso
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 1/14/2014 at 2:23 PM
1
@pablo,

I have chosen alphabetically there(O->R->W) :D

For real,Romero's situation is not going to improve...I was a GK myself for my highschool,There is nothing dangerous to put a confidenceless GK between the post.No matter how good you are,you will make mistake.So Romero will not be my starting GK from now.

Andujar is good too.But we can not afford 2 bench-warmer GKs in our final 23.So I will drop him.

So the choice for starting GK is between Willy and Orion.I know very little about Orion.Maybe one or two of our member mentioned him as current best GK of Argentina.I asked a question about him for the podcast.Roy's reply was positive.So if Sabella starts him,I'm good.

Between Orion and Caballero,I watched Caballero.Some of us considers him as our saviour which I strongly disagree.May not be the GK people describe but still a very very good goalkeeper in my eye.As I saw Orion just for one match(Domestic Arg side),I can't shout strongly for him.So in this case,my vote will go for Willy.


I'm feeling pain for Romero,but this is my 3 gk with order:

1.Willy -> 2.Orion -> 3.Romero


pablo.d
(New Zealand)
Posted on 1/14/2014 at 1:20 PM
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Mafioso: what starting order would you have the 3 gk's in?


Mafioso
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 1/14/2014 at 12:51 PM
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For me 3 Gks should be Orion,Romero,Willy.


Mafioso
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 1/14/2014 at 12:41 PM
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@Boudi,Very good analysis on Argentina from Brian Mann there.Actually best on web currently.His analysis on defence,midfield,attack,overall tactics is almost similar as we think at Mundo.

Defense is overall good with worldclass Zabaleta and solid pairing of Fernandez and Garay.Only concern is left-back as Rojo lacks positioning.Based on his current club form,nt form must be better than previous.Lucas Orban should be given another chance for his defensive tougness.At bench Basanta is tough and uncompromising,Campagnaro is more disciplined.

He identified GK as major issue to solve.Romero's weaknesses have become more visible than his great shot-stopping ability as he lacks playing-time.Andujar's condition is not better either.Only Orion is the solid gk here.It is not that Argentian lack talent in GK,so he suggested willy,Barovero,Saja.Willy has great last year at Malaga,though not at his best still solid this year.He
praised Willy a lot for his-"bravery, communication, agility, willingness to come for crosses and ability to win one on ones".And Barovero also for-"His ball handling, agility and ability to jump for crosses is excellent, as is his anticipation in acting as a sweeper behind the defence".Saja:"His agility, command of the area, ability to cut out one on ones and save the odd penalty allied to excellent distribution skills mark Saja out a leading light for the Avellaneda outfit."

Midfield consists of 3 outstanding player in Masche,Gago,Di maria.With solid back-up of Biglia,Banega,Alvarez,maxi and Lamela.

If you use two AM you will be exposed to Arg's attack,if you use 2 DM to guard Messi,you will be open to Di Maria,Aguero or Gago.Argentina's attack is like double-edged sword.

So we can be little more optimistic.We have problems,yes but it is not the case we do not have options.Actually major decision Sabella have to take is about GK.It is not easy to drop 4 year's starting GK,but it's needed to be done.I'm Romero's big fan,but Argentina comes first.Rene Adler was replaced by 21 years old Neur before 2010 wc,he did very good.Goycho did great...So it is risky but worthy to try.


Poto
(United States)
Posted on 1/14/2014 at 12:38 PM
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Catania are interested on rogelio funes mori.I remember when he was 18 and dub as the next batigol when he was playing well for river plate.


el principe
(United States)
Posted on 1/14/2014 at 7:39 AM
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@Travis

I think you would be a good coach for Argentina based on your players selection :)

Anyway, I was looking at this:

http://www.fifa.com/mm/document/ballond%27or/playeroftheyear%28men%29/02/26/02/68/fboaward_menplayer2013_neutral.pdf

It is the voting list of each captain, coach, and media. I think this year Ballon D'or is the closest ever. Messi finished a close second with 1200+ points. CR7 got 1300+ points. Ribery got 1100+ points.

You know what? I was thinking... If Argentina had finished 5th in the South American group and had faced a strong Asian nation in the playoff and say that we lost the first game in Asia. Then the second game Messi scored a hattrick in the second half and helped Argentina to get a ticket to the WC. I think the voters would have been more impressed by such thing than seeing Argentina finished 1st in the tough South American group and Messi finished top scorer of the team.

The way most voters see is really funny.

Or I see it this way: a 12 round boxing match between the defending champion Lionel Messi vs. CR7, the number one challenger. Messi wins the first 9 rounds (meaning 9 first months) but CR7 wins the last 3 rounds (last 3 months from October-December).

Who wins? The only way CR7 to win the match is by knocking out Messi, but Messi did not get knocked out as he returned in January.

CR7 tears when he won it showed how much he really wants people to think that he is the best. It really shows his character. Whenever Messi won the Ballon D'or, I don't remember seeing him cry or something. For Messi, team achievements is what make him cry.


Notoraj
(Finland)
Posted on 1/14/2014 at 7:28 AM
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5th Ballon de 'or was taken away from Messi.....well done Blatter u foolish old fcuk


Freeman E
(Namibia)
Posted on 1/14/2014 at 6:34 AM
2
I don't understand why all over a sudden Sabella must pick who and who, and not pick who in the squad for Brazil. He knows better than all of you, myself included, what will improve his team and increase his chances of winning the WC. So he has earned the right to pick whoever he wants. The NT is playing attacking football with pace, ambition & passion because of Sabella's approach to his players and his tactics. He's getting the best out of Messi for the NT when previous coaches except Pekerman, couldn't figure out that Messi will be can't play at his best when the team is playing Riquelme-slow tempo football or when he doesn't have quick support in attack. Aguero and Higuain have become dangerous assasins in the Sabella era. Whoever he he picks I'll support even if I have my objections to some players.


travis
(Japan)
Posted on 1/14/2014 at 5:15 AM
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My first 11, very solid and strong, with this line-up, no one can beat Argentina forever, most powerful ever.

Messi
Kun
Hig
Gago
Maria
Masche
Zaba
Gonzalo
Ansaldi
Garay
Caballero

and all we need to find is a lot better sub than we have right now.


Boudou
(Lebanon)
Posted on 1/14/2014 at 4:40 AM
2
http://www.footballbettingodds.co.uk/argentina-week-part-1-the-defence/

A must read article..very analytical


Julker9
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 1/14/2014 at 3:19 AM
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I think 3-5-2 is Ok 4 Our B team. It can wOrks against teams like BOsnia & Iran. But i dOn't think sO that Sabella chOOse the fOrmatiOn in wOrld cup bcz the real fOrmatiOn shOuld be 4-3-3. It's a prOved fOrmatiOn 4 us.


baker
(India)
Posted on 1/14/2014 at 1:46 AM
0
i am re watching the bosina match , am i the only one feels with 3-5-2 formation , our defense looks more organised...?



Julker9
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 1/14/2014 at 1:18 AM
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@baker, yeah i nOticed that 2 but i think actually we played vs BOsnia with 4 CB nOt 3 ! I mean u can't called ROjO a LB nOw ! It's true that he is still playing as a LB rOle 4 Our NT but he is nOw playing as a CB instead Of LB pOsitiOn 4 his club & he dOes well in that pOsitiOn. sO, it's nOt pOssible 4 me 2 called him a LB nOw. That's mean we have nO LB in Our NT squad nOw !! And nO backup 4 Our RB(Only) Zabaleta ? If Sabella gOes 4 this fOrmatiOn(4-3-3) than we will be playing with 3 CB & Only 1 RB Zabaleta !! Just imagine if Zabaleta gets injured than......CampagnerO, Otamendi, Basanta really ?


baker
(India)
Posted on 1/14/2014 at 1:10 AM
0
hugo we tried as LB once against sweeden and not that impressive though , his natural position is CB .


xtreme
(United States)
Posted on 1/14/2014 at 12:50 AM
0
@Baker, it's better to have zaba going forward and have compagnaro plays the LB.


Ayr18
(United States)
Posted on 1/14/2014 at 12:39 AM
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Hasn't Rojo been playing great for sporting lately? Although Orban deserves a chance i think it would be at Basantas expense.Also Biglia to me has won my praise he deserves a spot in our national team. The only players i feel we need to keep a close watch on are Banega,Romero,Andujar, Campagnaro and Lavezzi.


baker
(India)
Posted on 1/14/2014 at 12:23 AM
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yes rojo played good vs bosnia , i noticed that too . but we play with 3 CBs in that match , that gives rojo good freedom to move forward . but that is not the formation we will be playing in most matches.


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 1/14/2014 at 12:02 AM
1
Baker why are you trying to shove Rojo out of the team..he was coming off a long term injury for the Peru game, he made a few mistake but played a great game vs Bosnia..Rojo is fine with me, he has not played that bad for us as to how some folks make it seems to look. Rojo is better defensively than Orban..


argentuban
(United States)
Posted on 1/13/2014 at 11:56 PM
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Yes, the coaches voted for Ronaldo. The media voted for Ribery. For Messi to have been a close second as they are reporting, he must have won the player vote in a landslide.....


baker
(India)
Posted on 1/13/2014 at 11:52 PM
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and i really wish orban will get one more chance on place of rojo


baker
(India)
Posted on 1/13/2014 at 11:51 PM
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@travis: u have doubt in biglia , i agreed he is not a world class player but he showed his metal in matches against italy and uruguay .

fede is doing great with napoli , nothing to worry about him.

yup banega is inconsistent.
palcio/lavezzi will be a asset for NT.

and ricky is already there in our squad and i am ok with his presence.


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 1/13/2014 at 11:23 PM
0
travis: apart from Cabellero everyone else on your finalist are not better than the ones on your second list..I have been watching Inter lately and Ricky Alvarez has not impress me, no doubt he's talented but Ricky will have to do way better if he want to be apart of the world cup squad..Scocco? The man without a club team, guy cant even start for International in Brazil.It was said that Scocco left Inter and was Rumor to join Sunderland but that didn't workout, now he's in no man's land.


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 1/13/2014 at 11:16 PM
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Coaches swing the award in Ronaldo favor, so the extension indeed help Ronaldo, seems like some of the coaches change their votes to Ronaldo after the playoff games..Ronaldo had 53 number of coaches while both Messi and Ribery got 39 each..


travis
(Japan)
Posted on 1/13/2014 at 11:16 PM
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My main concern this year is the World Cup team for Argentina that will be fighting in Brazil.
I couldn't careless for this World best player award.
Altho Messi looking great as always.

I want to see Argentina win the WC in 2014, and become the world best team ever.

I have faith in this players:

Messi
Kun
Higuain
Mascherano
Gago
Zabaleta
Garay
Maria
Maxi R
Lamela

I have big doubt on:
Fede
Campagnaro
Banega
Biglia
Palacio
Lavezzi

I will never support this players in the squad:
Romero
Roho
Brana
Sosa
Tevez

And lastly, I mostly hope this players will be in the final 23, although the chances is very thin:
Caballero
Ansaldi
Icardi
Iturbe
Scocco
Gonzalo R
Ricky Alvarez

I hope Mr Sabella do the right fucking thing.

*** What's wrong Mundo admin, some jerks post some kind of ads in a few comments, and it has virus or malware of some sort... and it should be deleted as soon as possible.


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 1/13/2014 at 11:11 PM
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Sabella was one of the honest voters out of all the top national coaches..Sabella could have easily exclude Ronaldo from his list but he didn't..


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 1/13/2014 at 11:09 PM
0
Luiz Felipe Scolari voted for Ronaldo, Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Roy Hodgson voted for Ronaldo, Ibrahimovic and Robin van Persie

Didier Deschamps voted for Ribery his No. 1 selection ahead of Ronaldo and Ibrahimovic

Alejandro Sabella picked Messi, Ribery and Ronaldo in that order

Paulo Bento of Portugal playing it tactical by choosing Radamel Falcao and Arjen Robben behind Ronaldo

Carlos Queiroz choose Ronaldo, Iniesta and xavi..

Carlos Queiroz and Bento vote in a way so their man Ronaldo will get the votes..


Mr. Khan
(United Kingdom)
Posted on 1/13/2014 at 11:04 PM
0
Propaganda: Ballon d'or 2013 has been set up for Cristiano, cause WC 2014 will be set up for Messi


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 1/13/2014 at 10:49 PM
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I agree with Dfox, I see nothing special about Thiago Silva..What have this guy accomplish outside of Ligue 1? Ramos and Silva being name the best two CB shows us that the standard of defenders in this day and age are not great..


baker
(India)
Posted on 1/13/2014 at 10:39 PM
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yes , team that called up for romania is important , i think after that no new players will be having a chance to call up.


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 1/13/2014 at 10:28 PM
0
So will FIFA keep the original BDOR deadline or switch it permanently to the extension deadline? Answer is, FIFA will switch it permanently to the extension deadline because they will be even more expose if they bring back the voting process back to its original..Messi will be ok, team trophies are the most important thing...

My hope is that Aguero can make the FIFA world player of the year final top three the next time around..If Aguero win the BPL league title and continue scoring plus a successful world cup, no doubt he will be next to Messi when the 2014 BDOR voting comes around..

Everybody talking about Romero is Argentina problem? yes Romero is suspect, and should not guarantee a starting place, but for me, Sabella is the most important person for Argentina and the answer if we are going to win in Brazil..Diego cost us big time in 2010 for not picking Cambiasso and Zanetti at the time. If they were in the team the Germany game would have been different..Also Camby would have played alongside Masche in that game with Zanetti in for Otamendi..Perkeman failure to play Messi and Aimar cost us in 2006..Now its all up to Sabella to make the right selection and a well balance 23 man squad..


Kenneth
(United States)
Posted on 1/13/2014 at 10:24 PM
1
I honestly could care less that Ronaldo won it, Messi was injured for almost half of it. Messi will win it next year


SulaV
(Canada)
Posted on 1/13/2014 at 9:34 PM
0
just one world cup and no one will remember cristina's name!!


Dfox
(United States)
Posted on 1/13/2014 at 9:33 PM
0
Pablo, you forgot the imbecile blatter extending the voting period, making up the rules as he went!

NIKE probably gave him a tongue-lashing and threatened not to contribute to his Christmas party.


pablo.d
(New Zealand)
Posted on 1/13/2014 at 9:27 PM
0
its very strange how the so called "best player" can win it but he and his teams have won nothing, he was not top lge goal scorer in spain or even top scorer in europe (over all) or was not even voted the best player in Europe as ribary won that.

messi was the best but the 2 month injury cost him but it should have then gone to f.r.

for me it was interesting to see cr not looking really excited about it, perhaps he knows it really should not have been him.


yo
(Malaysia)
Posted on 1/13/2014 at 9:23 PM
1
messi is the same level to diego n pele. ronaldo n the others are behind of them.


Dfox
(United States)
Posted on 1/13/2014 at 9:10 PM
2
I don't see Silva being anything special, he's good but great? am I missing something?


Dante Pastrana
(United States)
Posted on 1/13/2014 at 9:06 PM
0
Love the Suit!! Truly the best in the world!! Congrats to Cr7 for an excellent individual year. Franck Ribery and A. robben had great seasons as well. so did Iniesta and Xavi when they won the treble back then but nothing so no surprise there. CR7 is by far the second best player in the world and always on Messi’s heels or close behind and even 1 month slip up and Cr7 will take the cake. However, Messi for the most part stays healthy and he’ll always be the best #1. This is the Messi era and Ronaldo knows it. Those tears were of real joy and probably the last time he will see the award. Sad to be Ronaldo always in the shadow of La Pulga!!


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 1/13/2014 at 8:57 PM
1
Take out Ramos & Alves..
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