Barcelona hero also included…
Could this side win a World Cup…?
Europe’s biggest leagues have paused this week for international duty, but the legendary figures in this side have stayed with their respective clubs…
The fantasy XI we’ve created consists of active stars playing for the biggest clubs around the world, but they’ve all retired from international duty despite many of them still being at the echelon of the game.
Three Englishman make the side, as do World Cup winning Spaniards and Germans, as well as a 27-year-old playmaker with two Premier League winner’s medals.
Franck Ribery, who has been threatened by Uefa Supremo Michel Platini with a three match ban despite retiring from international duty this summer, also makes this impressive team.
Were all these stars really right to hang up their international boots already…?
GK) Mark Schwarzer – Australia & Chelsea