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Cristiano Ronaldo goes here, and there should be no argument about it. The Portuguese superstar is coming off another superb campaign with Real Madrid (34 league goals) and will be in his prime next summer.
Ronaldo slots into his wide forward role on the left, but who joins him in our attacking midfield? Again, there are many, many choices.
Juan Mata turned in a sparkling campaign for Chelsea in England, but he is not a first-choice player in Spain's national team. Xavi has been a star for Spain and Barcelona for a decade, but he will be 34 next summer and perhaps on the decline.
Thomas Muller and Toni Kroos are excellent playmakers for both Germany and Bayern Munich. Eden Hazard is a rising star for Belgium. Same for Brazil's Neymar and Spain's Isco—and the list goes on.
With all those choices in mind, we're opting for Andres Iniesta in the middle and Mario Gotze on the right. Admittedly, this amounts to an attempt to shoehorn Gotze, who's at his best in the middle, into the squad. But he's capable of playing on the right, and his talent is too much to ignore.
Fans of Brazil will point to Neymar (and perhaps Hulk) as alternatives, but I think Germany's Gotze is more polished at this point of his career. Plus, this summer he's set to join Bayern Munich, where he'll learn under Pep Guardiola next season.
Then there's Iniesta, Spain's best player at Euro 2012 and unquestionably a world-class playmaker. Iniesta can play on the left, but we'll opt for him in the middle, where he can put to work the amazing passing ability and game-vision that produced 16 assists in La Liga this season (per WhoScored).
Iniesta will be 30 next summer and thus perhaps at the peak of his powers. But it's hard to imagine him performing much better than he did at Euro 2012.