Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba, candidates for FIFA and FIFPRO « World Cup 11 ».

MADRID, 14 Dec. ( –

FC Barcelona players Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba are among 23 nominees for the FIFA and FIFPRO World XI, which also includes Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema and David Alaba, as well as LaLiga Santander representatives Dani Alves and Frenkie de Jong.

For this prize, it is the players themselves who vote for their favorite candidates in each area of ​​the pitch, in order to constitute the best “World Starting XI” of FIFPRO and FIFA, which also has a new format, since there will only be 23 selected players compared to the 55 who completed previous editions.

The 2021 « World XI » will be announced at FIFA’s « The Best » awards gala on January 17, 2022. Spanish football loses weight compared to other editions with two Spanish candidates, among the six in LaLiga Santander.

Here is the complete list of the 23 selected: Alisson (Liverpool), Donnarumma (Milan, PSG) and Mendy (Chelsea); Alaba (Bayern, Real Madrid), Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Alves (Sao Paulo, Barcelona), Bonucci (Juventus) and Ruben Dias (Manchester City); Busquets (Barcelona), De Bruyne (Manchester City), Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona), Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United), Jorginho (Chelsea) and Kanté (Chelsea); Benzema (Real Madrid), Haaland (Dortmund), Lewandowski (Bayern), Lukaku (Inter Milan, Chelsea), Mbappé (PSG), Messi (Barcelona, ​​PSG), Neymar (PSG) and Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus, Manchester United).

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