Previous
Sporting Gijón
Rayo Vallecano
2
2
FT
Game Details
Mainz
Schalke 04
2
1
FT
Game Details
Carpi
AS Roma
1
3
FT
Game Details
Stade Rennes
Angers
1
0
FT
Game Details
Benfica
FC Porto
1
2
LIVE 67'
Game Details
Veracruz
America
1:30 AM UTC Feb 13, 2016
Game Details
Toluca
Atlas
2:30 AM UTC Feb 13, 2016
Game Details
Santos
Monterrey
3:30 AM UTC Feb 13, 2016
Game Details
Brisbane Roar
Newcastle Jets
2
2
FT
Game Details
Next

What's trending: LVG's future, Valcke banned

Latest
Read
MainzMainz
Schalke 04Schalke 04
2
1
FT
Game Details
Sporting GijónSporting Gijón
Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano
2
2
FT
Game Details

20 defenders shortlisted for World XI

FIFPro and FIFA have announced a shortlist of 20 defenders for their 2012 World XI, with eight Premier League stars making the cut.

John Terry, Ashley Cole, David Luiz and Branislav Ivanovic of Chelsea, Patrice Evra and Rio Ferdinand of Manchester United, Vincent Kompany of Manchester City and Gareth Bale of Tottenham join 12 others on a 20-man list.

The shortlist will be whittled down to a final four, with the announcement being made during the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala held on January 7. Players will be chosen by their fellow professionals.

This autumn FIFPro sent out 45,000 voting ballots to all affiliated players unions, who in turn distributed the forms among the players.

The 20 defenders comprising the shortlist are: Jordi Alba, Gareth Bale, Giorgio Chiellini, Ashley Cole, Dani Alves, David Luiz, Patrice Evra, Rio Ferdinand, Mats Hummels, Branislav Ivanovic, Vincent Kompany, Philipp Lahm, Marcelo, Javier Mascherano, Pepe, Gerard Pique, Carles Puyol, Sergio Ramos, John Terry, Thiago Silva.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.