Tuesday, January 18, 2022

The best of Euro XI vs Copa America XI

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Continental football both in Europe and South America is set to begin this weekend. With the Copa America and the European Championships both being two of the biggest tournaments with big names involved, let’s have a look at the European 11 Vs the South American 11. 

Euro Best XI 

GK: Manuel Neuer (Germany) 

RB: João Cancelo (Portugal) 

CB: Ruben Dias (Portugal) 

CB: Antonio Rudiger (Germany)

LB: David Alaba (Austria) 

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CM: Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium) 

CM: Toni Kroos (Germany)

CDM: N’Golo Kante (France) 

RW: Kylian Mbappe (France) 

ST: Robert Lewandowski (Poland)

LW: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) 

Manuel Neuer walks into the lineup ahead of Thibaut Courtois, while Premier League TOTS defenders João Cancelo and POTY Ruben Dias make the right side of the backline. Antonio Rudiger and David Alaba of Chelsea and Bayern Munich/Real Madrid respectively make the other half of the defence. 

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Kevin De Bruyne, Toni Kroos and N’Golo Kante complete a balanced attacking and defensive midfield trio. 

European Golden Boot winner Robert Lewandowski, Serie A top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo and Ligue 1 top scorer Kylian Mbappe make a deadly from three for the European XI. 

Copa America Best XI

GK: Alisson Becker (Brazil) 

RB: Juan Cuadrado (Colombia) 

CB: Marquinhos (Brazil)

CB: Jose Gimenez (Uruguay) 

LB: Alex Telles (Brazil) 

CDM: Casemiro (Brazil)

CDM: Fabinho (Brazil)

CAM: Lionel Messi (Argentina) 

RW: Angel Di Maria (Argentina) 

ST: Luis Suarez (Uruguay) 

LW: Neymar Jr (Brazil) 

Liverpool’s Alisson Becker gets selected between the sticks, as Juventus skipper Juan Cuadrado, PSG skipper Marquinhos, Atletico Madrid’s Gimenez and Manchester United’s Alex Telles make up the backline. 

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SAMARA, RUSSIA – JULY 02: Neymar Jr Casemiro of Brazil celebrate victory following the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at Samara Arena on July 2, 2018 in Samara, Russia. (Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images)

They are shielded by the defensive midfield duo of Fabinho and Casemiro, both from Brazil. Lionel Messi operates in a number 10 role to complete the midfield trio. 

Luis Suarez, Neymar and Angel Di Maria make up the front three for the South American team. 

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