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Vincent Kompany, Manchester City
Defenders were probably the biggest area where FIFA let themselves down, with Marcelo, Gerard Pique and Dani Alves all very fortunate to get their positions.
One of those spots should definitely have gone to Manchester City captain and defender Vincent Kompany, who led his team to a historic Premier League title in 2012.
The Belgian international was the Premier League's Player of the Year, and yet he still didn't get into the final FIFA Team of the Year?
He captained a Premier League winner and was clearly one of the best central defenders in world football.
His snubbing was one of the worst, for me.
Philipp Lahm, Bayern Munich
You could also say the same thing for German star Philipp Lahm, who was instrumental in Bayern's strong 2012.
They might not have won anything, but they did finish second in all three major tournaments and have a healthy lead at the end of the season—thanks to Lahm's defensive work on the left.
Ashley Cole, Chelsea
Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole, who excelled for England at the 2013 European Championships as well as for the West London cub, should also feel robbed.
Cole won the Champions League—which no defender on FIFA's list can attest to—and was the best left-back in the Premier League all year. He would definitely have been close to the top of left defenders in the world in 2012, and it's simply ridiculous that he didn't even get a mention for a spot in the FIFA World Team of the Year.
Mats Hummels, Borussia Dortmund
Having won the double—German Cup and the Bundesliga—and shining in the group stages of the UEFA Champions League this year, it's hard to understand how Mats Hummels didn't get a mention.
The central defender was one of the best players at the European Championships before the semifinals and led his team brilliantly from the back to a historic German title. But no look-in whatsoever here.