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[RESULTS] Your World Cup Team of the Tournament


By Football Talk.

Over the past week we have been running polls for readers to select their Dream XI from the South Africa World Cup. We have tallied up the votes so here is the World Cup 2010 Team of the Tournament as selected by you, the fans.

Casillas (Spain) 44%

Maicon (Brazil) 9%          Ramos (Spain) 12%          Puyol (Spain) 15%      Lahm (Germany) 16%

Sneijder (Holland) 21.4%       Schweinsteiger (Germany) 17.7%              Ozil (Germany) 16.9%

Mueller (Germany) 20.4%             Forlan (Uruguay) 28.8%                Villa (Spain) 26.5%

Predictably there is a heavy Spanish influence with four of their victories squad making the team, and it seems Germany impressed many of you as they too have four representatives. Goalkeeper Casillas was a run-away winner with 44% of the total votes in the goalkeeping category.

Before you say it, we know that Sergio Ramos played at right-back for Spain but the poll was for defenders and not individual positions and you picked three full-backs to be in the XI, so Ramos is down as a centre-back in the team.

The midfield category was a tight affair and surprisingly neither Xavi or Iniesta made the cut, the later only narrowly missed out by 0.6% though. Germany’s impressive duo Ozil and Schweinsteiger both did enough to make the grade while Holland’s Wesley Sneijder was the top midfielder with 21.4%.

The forward three were miles apart from their opposition, each getting over 20% and all three accounted for 75.7% of the total votes in the striker poll. Player of the Tournament Deigo Forlan was the most voted for out-field player with 28.8%.

So there you have it, the World Cup XI selected by Football-Talk visitors. Not a bad side is it?!

You can view the poll results below:

Goalkeeper and defence polls

Midfield and striker polls



  1. Harz

    July 21, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    You cant do that, its the team, not players of the tournament. Ramos and lahm were fb and the others play in different places.
    My team is ;
     Johnson   Carragher  skrtel  agger
    Babel  gerrard mascherano rodriguez
                     Kuyt Torres

    J.Cole Jovanovic kyriacos


    • Fab4

      July 21, 2010 at 12:59 pm

      They can’t do what? What are you not getting here?

      Four polls were launched for fans to pick the best:
      – GK
      – 4 Defenders (not FB and CB specific)
      – 3 Midfielders
      – 3 Attackers

      And these were the 11 players selected as the best by the fans.

      What did you want? 11 Seperate polls to find the best RB, Left sided CB, Right sided midfielder, Left sided forward, and so on?!?! lol.

  2. BILLY

    July 21, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    silly, these are polls only sent to Barcelona fans. Just forget and stop blogging.

    • Football Talk

      July 21, 2010 at 2:13 pm

      No Billy, the polls were in fact voted on by over 80% UK based visitors.

  3. bling

    July 21, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    I was saying the same think about the defender,but then i realize that it was base and the votes,the 11 best player don’t make the team,ask real madrid.If this 11 could play as a team that would scary.

  4. rolando

    July 21, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    i think he was joking Fab4!

  5. Manish

    July 23, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Great to see Ozil taking place of players like Xavi and Iniesta.

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