Neymar, Messi and Luis Suárez nominated as strikers for FIFAFIFPro XI / FIFA

Piqué, Jordi Alba, Dani Alves and Mascherano nominated for World XI FIFPro / PHOTO: @FIFPro

Xavi and Iniesta up for World XI FIFA FIFPro 2014 / PHOTO: @FIFPro

With all the shortlists now announced for the FIFA/FIFPro World XI, a total of 10 blaugranes have been named amongst the 55 candidates for a place in the prestigious line up that reflects the opinions of those who play the game. FC Barcelona are represented in each of the four categories: Claudio Bravo is named amongst the five candidates for the position of goalkeeper; Piqué, Alba, Alves and Mascherano are on the 20 man shortlist for the defensive positions; in midfield Xavi and Iniesta are amongst the 15 players nominated and in attack the trio of Messi, Neymar and Luis Suárez find themselves on the 15 man strikers’ list.

- Messi, Neymar and Luis Suárez on FIFA FIFPro 2014 striker shortlist

- Xavi and Iniesta amongst the 15 midfielders nominated by FIFA FIFPro

- Four FC Barcelona defenders shortlisted for FIFPro

- Bravo among candidate goalkeepers for FIFA Fifpro

XI to be named in January at Ballon d’Or gala

Professional footballers from all over the world will vote for players in each position on the field with the final result due to be announced during the gala for the Ballon d’Or award in Zurich, Switzerland on the 12th of January. Xavi Hernández, Andrés Iniesta and Leo Messi will be looking to appear in the team once again this season as they were all named in the FIFA/FIFPro World XI for 2013.


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