The Definitive World Football XI 2000-2010

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The Definitive World Football XI 2000-2010

2000-2010...what was all that about, eh? In a decade where England, Spain and Italy established their dominance in the market, footballers salaries skyrocketed and record transfer fees were broken time and again one can only come to the conclusion that footballers were better than ever in the noughties.

At least that's what some very rich people thought judging by the amount of money they've spent.

How do you think the best of the noughties compare with their predecessors of previous decades? Is it possible to compare great players of in the past with the future? Some positions like the sweeper are virtually extinct while some like the 'defensive midfielder' or 'Makelele role' as the British media came to dub it have risen in prominence this decade.

Tactics have changed (and the modern 4-3-3 formation I've gone with reflects this), the world has changed, even the competitions footballers play in have changed somewhat too but football in many ways remains the same.

Here is a team man for man I think could contest any other from the decades previous and is the best the noughties had to offer.

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