« Previous | Main | Next »

On air: Who have been the best players from each continent?

Post categories:

Ben Sutherland Ben Sutherland | 06:32 UK time, Tuesday, 6 July 2010

schweinmessi.jpg
This topic was discussed on World Cup Have Your Say on 6 July 2010. Listen to the programme.

Fans from countries around the world may remember the mid-1990s Fantasy Football phenomenon.

Groups of people set up mini leagues, and selected the players they thought would win most points throughout a season by scoring the most goals, keeping clean sheets and so on. Many newspapers still run similar competitions.

So we thought we'd give it a go on World Cup Have Your Say. We asked four pundits representing Africa, the Americas, Europe and Asia/Oceania, to select a team using any World Cup player from their region that they think would win out against the others.

Our pundits' XI:

Kawashma (Japan)
Lahm (Germany)
Da Silva (Portugal)
Juan (Brazil)
Belhadj (Algeria)
Muller (Germany)
Sneijder (Netherlands)
Schweinsteiger (Germany)
Annan (Ghana)
Villa (Spain)
Forlan (Uruguay)

But we'd also like your picks. Would a team featuring Schweinsteiger, Sneijder and Villa beat a side starring Kaka, Suarez and Messi? What about the best 11 who represented Africa at the World Cup - how many Ghanaians would you put in?

And what about overall? Fifa will eventually select their team of the tournament - but who would be your picks?

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.