It has been a week FIFA World Cup 2010 finished. The one-month-long tournament kicked off on 11 June in
A number of lesser-known player players like Asamoah Gyan, Giovani dos Santos got sudden stardom because of their impressive performances, while the star players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Thierry Henry were super flop.
South Asia Blog has made its own best eleven for World Cup Football 2010 considering the performance of the players in the tournament. Here is the South Asia Blog best eleven and substitutes for the FIFA World Cup 2010:
Iker Casillas (Spain), Sergio Ramos (Spain), Carles Puyol (Spain), Lucio (Brazil), Giovanni van Bronckhorst (Netherlands), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany), Thomas Muller (Germany), Wesley Sneijder (Netherlands), Mesut Ozil (Germany), David Villa (Spain), Diego Forlan (Uruguay)
Substitutes: Maarten Stekelenburg (Netherlands), Philipp Lahm (Germany), Gerard Piqué (Spain), Jérôme Boateng (Germany), Mark van Bommel (Netherlands), Andrés Iniesta (Spain), Arjen Robben (Netherlands), Xavi (Spain), Messi (Argentina), Lukas Podolski (Germany), Miroslav Klose (Germany), Asamoah Gyan (Ghana
Dutch keeper Stekelenburg has been put among the substitutes ahead of
The right back position goes to wingback Sergio Ramos. Some people may question this choice by stressing on the performance of
In the center,
Choosing two attacking midfielders was the hardest part. It was really hard to drop Xavi and Messi in the substitutes’ bench, but Sneijder and Ozil also deserve their places.
Golden boot winner Thomas Muller was the ultimate choice for the right wing position, while Andrés Iniesta has been placed among the substitutes. Robben and Giovani dos
Spanish striker David Villa has been included as the left winger and people may question this decision, but Villa played in the same position in the first few matches of the tournament and playing Villa in this position allows the inclusion of two attacking midfielders. Podolski is among the substitutes, while Kuyt, Pedro, André Ayew and Jansen were all in the shortlist.
Tournament’s best player Diego Forlan was an easy choice for the lone striker’s position.