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Egypt legends Ahmed Hassan & Abou-Treika select their World XI

Abou-Treika vs Neymar

Abou-Treika vs Neymar – Egypt vs Brazil – London 2012 Olympics

The FIFA/FIFPro World XI is chosen by over 50,000 professional football players worldwide, who vote for the year’s best players – 4 defenders, 3 midfielders, 3 strikers, and of course, a goalkeeper. FIFPro have been recently travelling from club to club to invite players to participate in the 2012 vote for the World XI award. Yesterday, they visited Egypt.

The Egyptian Professional Footballers Association (EPFA) collected hundreds of ballots to send to FIFPro on Thursday. Two of these were from Egypt legends and .

Here’s who they chose…

Ahmed Hassan

Ahmed Hassan’s 2012 FIFA FIFPro World XI: Petr Čech; Patrice Evra, Pepe, Carles Puyol, Sergio Ramos; Xavi, Iniesta, Yaya Toure; Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi & Neymar.

Quite a solid and unbiased XI from the most capped player in the world, who’s a passionate Real Madrid fan.

Mohamed Abou-Treika

Treika’s 2012 FIFA FIFPro World XI: Iker Casillas; Patrice Evra, Nemanja Vidić, Carles Puyol, Daniel Alves; Xavi, Iniesta, Cesc Fàbregas; Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi & Didier Drogba.

Abou-Treika added, “I picked Lionel Messi. I think he is still the best player in the world, although my colleagues say Cristiano Ronaldo..”

Clearly a Barcelona fan.

Vidić? Fàbregas? I personally see this line-up being more suitable for 2011…

Ahmed Hassan and Abou-Treika talk with FIFPro (English subtitles):

Do you agree with either of these legendary Pharaohs’ selections? Would the likes of van Persie, Hummels or Pirlo make your cut? Let us know by leaving your best XI below… 

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1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. Miro

    November 10, 2012 at 12:19 PM

    Aboutrika has always and will always be humble.
    Didier Drogba is in the list…enough said.

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