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#1 Louis

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Posted 28 Apr 2009 - 02:43

Better late than never, a the CAF Awards in February(!) he made the African XI of the year:

CAF Best XI

Goalkeeper
Carlos Idriss Kameni (Espanyol and Cameroon)

Defenders
Wael Gomaa (Al-Ahly and Egypt)
Ismail Taye Taiwo (Olympique Marseille and Nigeria)
Joseph Yobo (Everton and Nigeria)
John Mensah (Olympique Lyon and Ghana)

Midfielders
Mohamed Aboutreika (Al-Ahly and Egypt)
Michael Essien (Chelsea and Ghana)
Yaya Toure (Barcelona and Cote d’Ivoire)
Sulley Muntari (Inter Milan and Ghana)

Attackers
Samuel Eto’o (Barcelona and Spain)
Emmanuel Adebayor (Arsenal and Togo

I tell you what, that's one hell of a team.
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#2 the_toffee_bronco

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Posted 28 Apr 2009 - 04:43

Which continent do you think could produce the strongest team??
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Posted 28 Apr 2009 - 05:25

Which continent do you think could produce the strongest team??

Either Europe or South America easily, whilst this African team is quite impressive I'd say it would be very hard to top a "Best of" Europe or South America side.
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#4 Churinga2

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Posted 28 Apr 2009 - 07:34

Best of Europe!

Goalkeeper
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Casillas

Defense

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Evra
Jagielka :)
Terry
Dani Alves




Midfield
--------
Iniesta
Ribery
Xavi/Pirlo (can't decide)
Gerrard


Attack
-------
Henry
Villa


Substitutes

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Howard
Arteta
Fellaini
Baines


I made this in a hurry so don't kill me for forgetting some players :)

Edited by Churinga, 28 Apr 2009 - 07:36.

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#5 Blue4Ever

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Posted 28 Apr 2009 - 09:01

John Terry isnt the player he was if u ask me, slow and full of mistakes, id have vidic before him all day of the week.
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Posted 28 Apr 2009 - 09:17

Best of Europe!

Goalkeeper
-------------
Casillas

Defense

-----------
Evra
Jagielka :)
Terry
Dani Alves




Midfield
--------
Iniesta
Ribery
Xavi/Pirlo (can't decide)
Gerrard


Attack
-------
Henry
Villa


Substitutes

-------------
Howard
Arteta
Fellaini
Baines


I made this in a hurry so don't kill me for forgetting some players :)

Alves and Howard are from the American continent. I'm going to think about my team and will post up in a bit. The best team, based on continent, would easily be Europe at the moment, very very closely followed by Africa. South American football has slumped a little bit recently.
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#7 Lowensda

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Posted 28 Apr 2009 - 10:48

Alves and Howard are from the American continent. I'm going to think about my team and will post up in a bit. The best team, based on continent, would easily be Europe at the moment, very very closely followed by Africa. South American football has slumped a little bit recently.


MR Geography ;)
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#8 Churinga2

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Posted 28 Apr 2009 - 11:04

yes, howard and dani alves aren't european.
my mistake!
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Posted 28 Apr 2009 - 11:12

Alves and Howard are from the American continent. I'm going to think about my team and will post up in a bit. The best team, based on continent, would easily be Europe at the moment, very very closely followed by Africa. South American football has slumped a little bit recently.


I think europe would have the greatest depth, but I think you could definatlet make an argument for south america having a stronger starting 11. Kaka, robinho and messi up front would be hard to beat.
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Posted 28 Apr 2009 - 11:29

---------------------------------------Casillas---------------------------------------

----Bosingwa-----------------Puyol ----------Vidic-----------------Jankulovski--

----- Ronaldo -------- Gerrard -----------------------Pirlo -------- Ribery -------

---------------------- Torres ---------------------- Ibrahimovic -------------------





in my opinion this team would beat anything any other continent can put together. actually i'd love to see a game of this team against south america, could be the greatest game ever.
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Posted 28 Apr 2009 - 14:57

---------------------------Reina--------------------------

Ramos------Cannavaro--------Vidic-------------Evra


Ronaldo------Gerrard--------Inesta----------Sneijder

---------------Torres-----------Villa--------------------

Bench:
Casillas
Ferdinand
Lahm
Ribery
Henry
Xavi
Rooney


The south american team would be epic though
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Posted 29 Apr 2009 - 13:45

---------------------------Reina--------------------------

Ramos------Cannavaro--------Vidic-------------Evra


Ronaldo------Gerrard--------Inesta----------Sneijder

---------------Torres-----------Villa--------------------

Bench:
Casillas
Ferdinand
Lahm
Ribery
Henry
Xavi
Rooney


The south american team would be epic though


Similar for me but I'd do the following...

Out:
Reina
Sneijder
Cannavaro

In:
Casillas
Ribery
Terry

and then we're agreed. my bench would be a bit different though, don't think I'd have Henry or Lahm.

Edited by CraccerC, 29 Apr 2009 - 13:47.

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#13 holystove

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Posted 29 Apr 2009 - 17:07

can't believe you both wouldn't include Ibrahimovic even on the bench .. Serie A players seem to be missing from both your teams .. It's a pretty good league, you should watch it more.


anyway, still convinced though that even aaron's team with sneijder(??? :) ) would run over an all-offense, disorganized south american team.
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Posted 29 Apr 2009 - 17:09

I'd have Zlatan in my team. I love him. Playing along side a more consistant performer like Torres would allow the luxery of him. I know alot of people can't stand him, but I love the guy. He's the footballing equivalant of marmite.
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