Home » Sport » Rakitić & Modrić Shortlisted for World Dream Team of the Year

Rakitić & Modrić Shortlisted for World Dream Team of the Year

Croatia

 

More evidence as to how valued Croatian midfield duo Ivan Rakitić and Luka Modrić are in the football world…

The Barcelona and Real Madrid stars have been nominated with the best players in the world for this year’s FIFA FIFPro World XI. A record 25,000 footballers from 70 countries have taken part in this year’s voting.

The starting eleven for the World Team of the Year will be named on 11 January at the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala. Here are the 55 players nominated and announced on Thursday:

Goal Keepers:
Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus)
Iker Casillas (Porto)
David De Gea (Manchester United)
Keylor Navas (Real Madrid)
Manuel Neuer (Bayern)

Defenders:
David Alaba (Bayern)
Jordi Alba (Barcelona)
Daniel Alves (Barcelona)
Jérôme Boateng (Bayern)
Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid)
Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus)
David Luiz (PSG)
Diego Godín (Atlético Madrid)
Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund)
Branislav Ivanović (Chelsea)
Vincent Kompany (Manchester City)
Philipp Lahm (Bayern)
Marcelo (Real Madrid)
Javier Mascherano (Barcelona)
Pepe (Real Madrid)
Gerard Piqué (Barcelona)
Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Thiago Silva (PSG)
John Terry (Chelsea)
Raphaël Varane (Real Madrid)

Midfield:
Thiago Alcantara (Bayern)
Xabi Alonso (Bayern)
Sergio Busquets (Barcelona)
Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
Toni Kroos (Real Madrid)
LUKA MODRIĆ (Real Madrid)
Andrea Pirlo (New York City FC)
Paul Pogba (Juventus)
IVAN RAKITIĆ (Barcelona)
James Rodríguez (Real Madrid)
David Silva (Manchester City)
Yaya Touré (Manchester City)
Marco Verratti (PSG)
Arturo Vidal (Bayern)

Strikers:
Sergio Agüero (Manchester City)
Gareth Bale (Real Madrid)
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
Douglas Costa (Bayern)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PSG)
Robert Lewandowski (Bayern)
Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
Thomas Müller (Bayern)
Neymar Jr. (Barcelona)
Arjen Robben (Bayern)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)
Alexis Sánchez (Arsenal)
Luis Suárez (Barcelona)
Carlos Tevez (Boca Juniors)

Share on:
0 / 5 (0 votes)

Sign up to receive the Croatia Week Newsletter

Related Posts

Međimurje: 10 Things to Check Out

By Iva Ralica Continental Croatia is being more and more recognised as another interesting tourist destination. Međimurje, the smallest and most densely populated Croatian county, is settled in Croatia’s northernmost part. It is a home to the first Adria Bike Hotel in our country, hidden roads that lead to the best wine houses and is...

Temperatures Set to Climb Past 40° in Parts of Croatia

After a number of days of cooler weather, including lightning and thunder for parts of the country, sweltering weather is on the way which will see temperatures in climb past 40°. From Thursday, through till next week, temperatures will gradually increase as another heatwave approaches. The peak of the heatwave is expected to hit around...

Croatia Continue Road to 2019 Japan Rugby World Cup

The Croatian national rugby team is set to play their final two matches in their 2019 World Cup qualification campaign. Croatia has an uphill battle to advance in the qualifications as they currently find themselves 3rd in the Rugby Europe Championship 2016-2017 – Conference 1 South group. Only group winners advance in qualification play-offs for...

[PHOTO] Amazing Aerial Shot of Nin Salt Pans on Croatian Coast

The Nin salt works in the town of Nin on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast are one of the most exceptional salt pans in Europe as salt is still produced in a traditional way and harvested by hand like in Roman times. Active for over 1500 years, what makes the salt from the pans special is the...

[VIDEO] First Emirates Flight Lands in Croatia

The world’s largest international airline, Emirates, has landed its first flight in the Croatian capital on Thursday. The first Emirates’ flight landed just after 12:00 pm today to a water cannon salute and traditional Croatian folk dancers as the airline launched its brand new daily service between Dubai and Zagreb. The route, which will be...

Popular Comedian Pablo Francisco to Perform in Croatia

Popular American comedian Pablo Francisco will perform in Zagreb on his upcoming European tour. Francisco, whose humourous take on all things pop culture has propelled him to the ranks of one of the most popular touring comedians worldwide, will perform in the Croatian capital on 4 May 2017 at Dom Sportova. Pablo’s material ha hooked...