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

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?

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