Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and the Rest of This Year's World XI

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Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and the Rest of This Year's World XI
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This past year of world soccer has seen some spectacular play, from Messi and Ronaldo's scoring race, to Manchester City's dramatic victory in the EPL and Peter Crouch's wonder goal—and that's only touching on the domestic cups.

We can't forget the Champion's League. Chelsea displayed a "different" style of play and was able to snatch a spot in the final away from Barcelona and then break Bayern Munich's hearts.

None of this would have been possible without some of the greatest players in the game today. Messi and Ronaldo have goal scoring ability that is simply unmatched in the game today. Also, Petr Čech and Manuel Nueur displayed sublime goalkeeping ability. From play-making to defending and scoring goals, there was some true quality in world soccer this past season.

Without further adieu, here is one take on this year's best XI... 

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