FIFPro, the worldwide players’ union, and FIFA today announced the 20 defenders shortlisted for the FIFA FIFPro World XI 2013 as part of the final 55-player shortlist to be revealed on 9 December 2013.
Carlo Ancelotti has expressed his satisfaction at Real Madrid overcoming the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo and the dismissal of Sergio Ramos to beat Galatasaray 4-1.
Real Madrid secured a dramatic victory on the road when Alvaro Morata and Cristiano Ronaldo both scored in injury time at Levante, while Barcelona beat Real Valladolid 4-1 to remain perfect.
Following the transfer deadline day transfer of Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid to Arsenal, only hours after the capital club's signing of Gareth Bale, his former team-mates expressed shock and disbelief about Ozil's departure.
A brace at the Maracana helped Fred finish top of the Castrol Indexahead of Jordi Alba and Sergio Ramos, while the Final performances of David Luiz, Luiz Gustavo and Neymar ensured they came fourth, ninth and tenth respectively.
Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque said Brazil were deserved winners of the FIFA Confederations Cup final in Rio, while La Roja defender Sergio Ramos believes the home side got their tactics right.