The best team of players competing at this summer’s tournament.
With the 2014 World Cup in Brazil on the verge of starting CaughtOffside thought it would be an appropriate time to pick out the finest starting XI from those starring at the tournament.
GK – Thibaut Courtois, Belgium
Despite the fact he is still just 22-years-old, we think Chelsea’s Courtois deserves his place between the sticks in this side after winning La Liga goalkeeper of the year for two of his three years on-loan at Atletico Madrid.
Spain captain Iker Casillas struggles to get into the Real Madrid team, Gianluigi Buffon is no longer the force he once was at Juventus and Manuel Neuer was somewhat exposed in the sweeper ‘keeper role for Bayern Munich.