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1. Lionel Messi -- 26, Argentina
2. CR7 -- 29, Portugal
3. Rooney -- 28, United Kingdom
4. Daniel Sturridge -- 24 -- United Kingdom
5. Kun Aguero ----- 26, Argentina
6. Mario Balotelli ---- 23, Italy
7. Hulk ---- 26, Brazil
8. Higuain -- 25, Agentina
9. Neymar -- 22, Brazil
10. Robin Van Persie -- 30, Nederlands
11. Karim Benzema --- 24, France
12. David Villa -------- 31, Spain
1. Gareth Bale --- 23, United Kingdom
2. Mezut Orzil --- 25 -- Germany
3. Fabregas ---- 26, Spain
4. Javier Pastore -- 24, Argentina
5. Jack Wilshere -- 22, United Kingdom
6. David Silva ---- 28, Spain
7. Iniesta ------ 29, Spain
8. Mueller ----- 24, Germany
9. Wes Sneijder - 30, Nederlands
10. Thiago ----- 23, Spain
11. P. Coutinho - 25, Brazil
12. Xavi ---------- 33, Spain
13. Yann M'vila --- 24, France
14. Aaron Ramsey -- 23, United Kingdom
15. Mario Goetze --- 23, Germany
16. Van Der Vaart --- 31, Nederlands
17. James Milner --- 27, United Kingdom
18. Ganso -------- 24, Brazil
1. Gerard Pique --- 26, Spain
2. Sergio Ramos -- 27, Spain
3. Nemanja Vidic -- 30, Serbia Montenegro (will they qualify)
4. Phil Jones ----- 21, United Kingdom, he's amazing really
5. Dani Alves ---- 31, Brazil
6.Thiago Silva --- 30, Brazil
7. Chris Smalling - 22, United Kingdom
8. David Luiz ----- 25, Brazil
9. Micah Richards - 26, United Kingdom
1. Joe Hart ------- 27, United Kingdom
2. Iker Casillas ---- 33, Spain
3. Manuel Neuer -- 27, Germany
4. Hugo Lloris --- 27, France
5. David De Gea -- 23, Spain
6. Petr Cech --- 31, Czech Republic
7. Julio Caesar -- 35, Brazil
Sleeper group = Belgium, do they qualify?
Romelu Lukaku ---- 21, FW, 6'2 190, will come on strong for Chelsea in the 6 months leading up to the Cup, he'll be a superstar in 2016 and 2018
Eden Hazard ------- 22, W, already an elite player, he will be truly world class in 27 months
T. Courtois ------- 21, GK, singed by Chelsea but starting for Atletico Madrid while on loan, he'll be a world class keeper in 2018
Philipp Lahm: German Defender
Lol will Balotelli even be on the team? Or is he too much of a douche.
I can't take any list seriously that doesn't include Freddy Adu.
He may be back in Italy by then but he is slowly turning the corner and he's never been a Tevez. Balotelli is just insanely immature, he's not a lockerroom cancer just a distraction.
Bottom line is that if he gradually improves over the next 2 years he will be a world player of the year candidate with 5-6 WC goals. JMO. When CR7 starts to fade he will be the guy who joins Messi as the new best two in the world. JMO
I love watching him play. He has moments of amazing brilliance while looking like he doesn't even give a shit.
They also have Vincent Kompany.
I mean Balotelli just turned 21 and this is the highlight reel he already has. He is sublime.
Nani has to be on your midfield list, he is one of the best wingers in the world and still very young. I'll make my list later tonight so we can compare. I have a few very different opinions than you.
How is Micah Richards so high? He isn't even the first choice at right back in his own country? Where the hell is Cavani? Gomez?
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Toomers Coroner 2 years ago
Copy paste my list and make your changes. That's what I was hoping for. I made a great list and people stopping in to point out the two things they think is stupid about it isn't any fame.
Who is the current right back? Glen Johnson? His list is a projection of 2014, who knows how he holds up until then.
I was helping myself remember my thoughts cause I'm gonna make my list in the morning after class.
I'm making my list now
Even if he doesn't, the second choice for this summer was the right back from Tottenham I forgot his name. I think Richards is great, but it's hard to take someones spot in international football regardless of age.
Kyle Walker. The only reason I know is that he scored a goal for me in FIFA12 the other day.
Here is my quick list:
9. Van Persie
2. David Silva
5. Tiago Silva
6. Dani Alves
4. De Gea
Good list. No way a 38 year old Buffon still starts for Italy.....surely not. I think Wilshere is low and Hulk will soon make a huge move and be one of the true stars of Euro soccer over the next 4-5 years. Great game, personality, and marketability.
This is a great thread with great lists and basically not a single upvote. I will do my part.
When i get my votes back ill be sure to down vote you
fsufsu said... I've got about 10 great stories on Lane but all you need to know is he will never be a loser, that's for sure.
Only other thing I'd say is that where you have Balotelli is an intriguing discussion on its own. He is so talented you almost have to have him in your top 4 or off the top 10 IMO. He's so good as a 20/21 year old when he's 23 he will have either gotten it and become amazing or he will have worn out his entire welcome and probably be back home at someplace like Napoli pissing people off.
you do know there's no united kingdom team, its england, scotland, wales and northern ireland. they all have their own teams when it comes to soccer. they do compete as the united kingdon when it comes sports like the olympics but not in soccer..
As far as I understand the federation is trying to reclassify and as of now it's on for the World Cup. and beyond until Bale gets old and they switch back haha.
Nah they are only doing that because the olympics are in london, after the olympics they will go back to their separate federations. they will never compete as united kingdom team in the euros or future world cups.
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