Samuel Eto’o and Didier Drogba have made the list of candidates for selection as forward in the famous FIFPro World XI which will be staged in Zurich next year in January. Africa Sports News
African Sports /NationalTurk – The FIFPro World XI is chosen by 50 000 members of the global players’ union and will be announced on January 7 2013 at the Fifa Ballon D’Or gala in Zurich.
The two strikers who have dominated African football for almost a decade now are among 15 nominees for three places in the world line-up.
They will come up against heavyweights of World football like Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid, Athletico Madrid’s Radamel Falcao and Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Paris Saint Germain PSG.
Didier Drogba has been credited for a fine season with Chelsea, leading the Blues to FA Cup and Champions League glory before departing for Shanghai Shenhua this year.
Despite failing to steer Cameroon to a second consecutive Africa Cup of Nations, Samuel Eto’o has been the backbone of Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala as he guided them last term to their first ever UEFA Europa League qualification since joining them last year.
Many football fans on the continent will hoping that their nomination will be significant to African football pundits believe that their chances of making any significant impact taken into consideration the other nominated
FIFPRO World XI Strikers list
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, Real Madrid), Lionel Messi (Argentina, Barcelona), Sergio Aguero (Argentina, Manchester City), Mario Balotelli (Italy, Manchester City), Karim Benzema (France, Real Madrid), Edinson Cavani (Uruguay, Napoli), Dider Drogba (Cote d’Ivoire, Chelsea/Shanghai Shenhua) , Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon, Anzhi Makhachkala), Radamel Falcao (Colombia, Atletico Madrid), Mario Gomez (Germany, Bayern Munich), Zlatan Ibrahimvic (Sweden, AC Milan/Paris Saint-Germain), Neymar (Brazil, Santos), Robin Van Persie (Netherlands, Arsenal/Manchester United), Wayne Rooney (England, Manchester United), Luis Suarez(Uruguay, Liverpool).
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