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FIFA Midfielder of the Year candidate: Juventus to Real Madrid in Spain each 3 to 4 people

FIFA official website announced the FIFA 15 Coins list of 15 candidates for the 2014 Best midfield lineup, Juventus and Real Madrid will have three finalists, Spain 4 persons most.

 

In this list, the list view from the club, Juventus and Real Madrid to become the biggest winner, each with three finalists, Juventus is Vidal, Bo Geba and Pirlo, Real Madrid is the Cross, Modric and J Lo; Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Barcelona have both selected, the remaining three players from Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City contributions. From the point of view of nationality, Spain 4 persons most, three people in Germany, Argentina, Belgium, Croatia, Colombia, Italy, France, Chile, and the Ivorian people have one.

 

The list published jointly by FIFA Coins and the international players’ union, the purpose of the Year Award 2014 lineup, the lineup of the final list of 55 candidates will be fully released on December 1 this year. Earlier, the goalkeeper has announced the list of five candidates, and the list of 20 candidates defender, yet to be published a list of 15 people striker candidate. The final lineup will be tens of thousands of the best players in the world of vote, including a goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and forwards each.

 

High School field 15-man squad:

Alonso (Spain / Bayern); Schweinsteiger (Germany / Bayern Munich); Mary (Argentina / Manchester United); Fabregas (Spain / Chelsea); Azar (Belgium / Chelsea); Harvey (Spain / Barcelona); Iniesta (Spain / Barcelona); Cross (Germany / Real Madrid); Modrić (Croatia / Real Madrid); J Lo (Columbia / Real Madrid); Ozil (Germany / Arsenal) ; Pirlo (Italy / Juventus); Boge Ba (France / Juventus); Vidal (Chile / Juventus); Yaya – Toure (Cote d’Ivoire / Manchester City)

Best Players in South Africa so Far

Best Players in South Africa so Far

The FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa has been an enthralling watch for all football fans around the globe with many memorable moments. Now that the knock out stages are underway the best players in the world need to raise their game if they want to progress further, but who have been the best players at the tournament so far?

Diego Forlan Uruguay Diego Forlan has been in scintillating form for his country and currently has two goals in the tournament. He plays his club football for Athletico Madrid in Spain and had another excellent season. Forlan scored crucial goals against Liverpool and Fulham in the semi final and final of Athletico’s successful Europa League campaign and has carried on his rich vein of form in the World Cup forming a lethal partnership with Luis Suarez.

Despite being the wrong side of 30 Forlan has generated an increasing amount of interest in his services, most notably from Tottenham in the English Premier League. However following a poor spell in England with Manchester United Forlan has blossomed in Spain and is unlikely to want to move away from his current team.

Keisuke Honda JapanKeisuke Honda has been one of the surprises of the World Cup so far. Japan comfortably made the last 16 by beating both Cameroon and Denmark, and although many players for Japan have performed well none have been as influential as Honda. The CSKA midfielder has been playing in a more advanced role for his national side and been rewarded for his efforts.

Honda has scored twice so far and laid on a sublime assist in their previous game against Denmark and has undoubtedly turned a few heads at the top European clubs. Honda is somewhat of a free kick specialist and Japan will be pinning their chances of prolonging their stay in South Africa on their inspirational playmaker.

Alexis Sanchez ChileAlexis Sanchez, at 21 years of age, has become one of Chile’s key players in the tournament. He currently plays his club football in Italy for Udinese but after three outstanding performances the bigger European clubs are showing an interest. The young striker has yet to score at the World Cup but has created many opportunities for his teammates.

Sanchez is known as ‘the boy wonder’ in Chile and the small, tricky striker has caused problems for every opponent in their group. Sanchez is a part of a promising team that plays attractive attacking football and will cause Brazil problems in their last 16 encounter.

Lionel Messi Argentina Lionel Messi, as expected by many, has played a significant role in Argentina’s World Cup campaign to date. The striker, who plays for Barcelona in Spain, is viewed as the world’s best player and few would doubt that on his influence on the Argentine side. Although Messi is yet to score he has created three assists for his teammates and has forced a number of good saves from opposition goalkeepers.

It is surely only a matter of time until Messi scores at this tournament especially given the fact that he scored 47 goals in 53 games for Barcelona last season. Messi is central to Argentina’s chances of lifting the World Cup for the first time since 1986 when the now national coach Diego Maradonna inspired his national side to glory. With Messi on form Argentina certainly have every chance.

2014 FIFA World Cup Predictions and Picks

2014 FIFA World Cup Predictions and Picks

2014 FIFA World Cup predictions and picks aren’t easy to make with nearly two calendar years remaining before play begins in Brazil. It will be the first time since 1950 the World Cup has been held in Brazil. That would leave many to believe that Brazil will be not only the hosts but also the favorites. Brazil has an incredible football resume winning the World Cup five times already. Could it possibly be too much pressure for the hosts? Or will the home field advantage provide the hosts with an edge too big to surmount? Chances are that having a home field advantage will not mean that much once the top football teams in the world gather once again in the same place. It will ultimately come down to who plays the best match at the right time.

31 teams in all will join Brazil when play begins on June 12 in 2014 for the FIFA World Cup. Who will challenge and who will take home the eventual championship? Brazil, as mentioned before, will inevitably be one of the favorites. Brazil lost a grueling 2 1 match against the Netherlands in 2010 in quarterfinal play. Perhaps a home crowd will be the lift this team needs to get by in such close contests.

Mexico, Italy and Germany will also be among those who could compete for the FIFA 2014 title. Defending 2010 champ Spain held off Netherlands for a 1 0 victory in South Africa. Spain could now be seeking a second straight title. Who could forget Andres Iniesta scoring in the 116th minute for a 1 0 win in one of the most exciting finales in recent history.

Germany was a third place finisher by beating Uruguay in the runner up contest. Could the Germans be game in Brazil in 2014?

Either way, the 2014 FIFA World Cup predictions and picks could be too premature considering many clubs are still qualifying for the competition. England is always a team that has the capability of making a run. England was ousted by Germany in the round of 16 in 2010 in South Africa. The United States will get plenty of coverage but lackluster efforts in recent history haven’t exactly foreshadowed a brilliant run. Team USA was edged by Ghana in the round of 16 in 2010. Was a round of 16 appearance the catapult behind bigger and greater things or did the United States peak in South Africa? Qualifying so far hasn’t produced incredible results for Team USA.

Portugal was a 1 0 loser to Spain in the round of 16 in 2010. Is Portugal knocking on the door of an incredible run? Argentina knocked off Mexico before running into a very tough German team in the quarterfinals.

With soccer, talent can change in a 4 year span between one World Cup event and another. The draw and qualifiers will determine a lot with who has the capability of winning it all.

My gut feeling for the 2014 FIFA World Cup predictions and picks is that Brazil will face Germany in the finale. In the end, my predictions say that the Germans will edge Brazil 3 2 in an offensive showdown. I think there are many other variables that could determine what happens in Brazil in 2014. There could be major injuries and/or other factors that change the course of what happens. We still have nearly 2 more years remaining before the first match even takes place. Qualifying will, as usual, be interesting as many countries attempt to gain access into the best soccer venue and competition the world has to offer.

Are there any darkhorses who could rise in 2014? Ghana was an amazing story in 2010 but it would seem unlikely that club will make another historic run in 2014. Japan also provided some incredible fireworks before bowing out to Paraguay in the round of 16 in 2010. Only time will tell if another football club surfaces to make an incredible run in 2014.

As time progresses, I will continue to update my predictions and picks for the FIFA World Cup in 2014. That’s a mouthful, isn’t it?Specifically I write about sports, reality television, entertainment, hot t. Vs.