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Brazil defenders Dani Alves and Marcelo named in 2012 FIFPro World XI

FIFA Ballon d'Or gala in Zurich
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Barcelona defender Dani Alves and Real Madrid’s Marcelo have been named in the 2012 FIFPro World XI.

The two Brazilians are part of an all La Liga team, which was announced during Monday's FIFA Ballon d'Or gala in Zurich.

The FIFPro World XI is a prize from the players for the players, with FIFPro inviting all professional footballers in the world to compose their best team of the year.

Alves, 29, and Marcelo, 24, have been selected as the world's best full backs, despite the Seleção pair both suffering serious injuries during 2012.

The rest of the defence is made up of Marcelo's Madrid teammates Sergio Ramos and goalkeeper Iker Casillas, while Alves' compatriot Gerard Pique also got the nod.

Unsurprisingly, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have made the cut up front, with Atletico Madrid's Colombian striker Radamel Falcao completing the side.

FIFPro World XI (4-3-3): Casillas; Dani Alves, Pique, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo; Xabi Alonso, Xavi, Iniesta; Messi, Falcao, Cristiano Ronaldo

Source: Goal.com

 
 

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