World Football: All-Star XI, The Best Players By Position, So Far This Year

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World Football: All-Star XI, The Best Players By Position, So Far This Year
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The NFL and NHL, just had their respective All-Star games on Sunday. The NBA's All star weekend is rapidly approaching in Los Angeles in just a few weeks time. It got me thinking of what a first team eleven would look like if the best footballers in Europe were awarded a spot on a UEFA All-Star roster.

Why does UEFA not have highly publicized games and awards like this until after the season? There's no doubt the game would be fascinating and the entire world would be glued to their TVs, (if they make it happen). So with the January transfer window closing yesterday, and the season more than half way over, this would be a great time for UEFA to take a page from major American sports and have an All-Star line-up at or around mid-season. Here's who would make up the "first team, or all star squad" in a 4-4-2 formation, based on the best players at their position so far this year, including the manager and substitutes.

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