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Ages: 24 (Messi) and 26 (Ronaldo)
Nationalities: Argentina (Messi) and Portugal (Ronaldo)
Current Clubs: FC Barcelona (Messi) and Real Madrid (Ronaldo)
Was there any doubt that these two football phenoms would be at the helm of the best starting XI in world football?
The two drive their own teams, which happen to be rivals. Together, Messi and Ronaldo—the best and second-best players in the world, respectively—would be unstoppable.
Messi has already built a name for himself for his fantastic abilities. His dribbling skills are second to none. Once he begins a run down the midfield, he cannot be stopped. He has incredible balance over the ball and has been compared to Maradona and Pele.
Ronaldo is the epitome of a great football player. He is tall, muscular and fast. His lightning-fast footwork mesmerizes any defense and leaves them trying to understand how he got by them. The Portugal international as an incredible threat on goal when awarded a free kick.
While he is a winger, his presence at the front of the team can not only drive the ball past the defense, but he can also cross it in on goal. The two most amazing players on the planet, on one team.
Possible Substitutes: Robin Van Persie and Mario Gomez