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Ronaldo, Suarez & Fred Lead World Cup Worst XI

Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Suarez & Fred Most Disappointing Players At FIFA World Cup?

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by David Kappel
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Jul 15, 2014 05:30 PM

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The 2014 World Cup is over and while we await FIFA’s and our World Cup XI, we are having a look at which players disappointed us the most in Brazil.

Our Worst World Cup XI is set up in 4-4-2 and spearheaded by the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Suarez and Fred.

Goal: 

Iker CasillasThe 33-year-old Spain keeper experienced the ‘worst game of his career’ in the Spain’s embarrassing 5-1 defeat against the Netherlands and never recovered from it.

Defense:

Glen JohnsonThe England right-back, never pitched up for this World Cup and his dismal performances (we could have picked any England defender) meant a group-stage exit for his country.  

David LuizAhead of the semi-final against Germany, some had Luiz even in the running for the player of the tournament. However, his last two performances were shocking as Brazil conceded 10 goals against Germany and the Netherlands.

PepeHis tournament ended before it even started, as he was sent off against Germany in the first game for stupidly thrusting his head into Thomas Muller’s and left his side with 10 men. Portugal lost the game 4-0 and failed to make it out of the group stages.

Benoit Assou-EkottoThe left-back was a symbol for Cameroon’s shocking World Cup campaign after head-butting his own teammate in the 4-0 defeat to Croatia.

Midfield

Eden HazardChelsea’s Player of the Season contributed two assists but we all expected so much more of the so called ‘best young player in the world’ (Jose Mourinho), who wants to be considered among Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

XaviSpain’s veteran midfielder played the full 90 minutes during the 5-1 defeat against the Netherlands, but was downgraded to the bench afterwards and didn’t get any further game time.

Cristiano RonaldoThe Portugal superstar was supposed to lead his country into the latter stages of the tournament, but Ronaldo was never 100 percent fit and only scored one goal in Brazil.

Attack:

Luis SuarezThe Uruguay striker had just knocked out England, but fell back to his old bad habits, biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini and there is nothing more to be said.

FredBrazil once had classy strikers like Ronaldo and Bebeto, this World Cup they had Fred whose performances summed up the decline of Brazilian football and who was literally booed into retirement by his own fans.

Diego CostaThe Brazil-born striker was supposed to transform Spain’s attack, but failed to show any of his club form, with many saying his inclusion into the starting line-up was one of the main reasons why Spain failed in Brazil.

Do you agree with our World Cup Worst XI and who was the worst of them? Have your say in the comment section below.

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ceza@1010
May 21, 2018 12:30 AM

:-))shame i cant hold myself from :-)) loughing at luis Suarez:-]

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