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According to some commentators, notably former Manchester United star Gary Neville, the art of defending is dying in the modern game. This list of the ten finest central defensive partnerships in world football, however, shows that there are some quality defenders left in world football:
10) Mats Hummels and Neven Subotic (Borussia Dortmund)
Both Hummels and Subotic are fine players on the ball and good defenders on their day, but have struggled as BvB have tumbled to the foot of the Bundesliga table this season.