The 2015 FIFA Ballon dOr Gala is in full swing, with the first big awards of the night being handed out. FIFA announced the 2015 FIFPro World XI, the team with the eleven best players in the world in the past calendar year.
Unsurprisingly, plenty of Barcelona players made the final cut. Four of them, in fact. Here's the full team:
Here are the stars voted in to make up the FIFA/@FIFPro World XI https://t.co/XA2rmWKNGF pic.twitter.com/ZXC6NsYVVp— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) 11 janeiro 2016
Dani Alves, Iniesta, Neymar and Messi were obvious choices for their positions, but the fact that Sergio Busquets has been snubbed is absurd. Luka Modric, as good as he is, didn't even play enough games as his 2015 was plagued by injuries. Busquets was healthy and played at an absurdly high level and should definitely be part of the team.
But these selections are always based on marketing and relationships, so congratulations to the eleven who made it, and Busquets, who made it in my heart.