Barca & Madrid dominate World XI

Eight Barcelona and Real Madrid players have been included in the 2015 FIFPro World XI.

Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer starts in goal, but Madrid pair Marcelo and Sergio Ramos and Barcelona’s Dani Alves make up three of the back four, with Thiago Silva of Paris Saint-Germain joining them.

Andres Iniesta and Luka Modric partner Juventus’ Paul Pogba in midfield, while an all-Clasico front line sees Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar flank Lionel Messi.

Social media reaction to the XI has been mixed, with many noting a lack of Juve and Bayern players in light of the two sides’ trophy-filled 2014-15 campaigns.

2015 FIFPro World XI in full: Neuer; Marcelo, Silva, Ramos, Alves; Iniesta, Modric, Pogba; Neymar, Messi, Ronaldo

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