On January 10 next year FIFA will announce its World XI 2011. The result, they remind us, will be based on voting by over 50,000 professional soccer players from around the world. “Every voting player selects one goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three strikers.”
The 3-year-old award feels like another one of those endless FIFA awards created to showcase sponsors’ products. But I’ll take it.
The news is that FIFA just announced a shortlist of 55 players from which the final 11 players for the World XI 2011 will come from.
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