FIFPro, the worldwide players’ union, and FIFA today announced the 15 midfielders shortlisted for the FIFA FIFPro World XI 2013 as part of the final 55-player shortlist to be revealed on 9 December 2013.
The prolific Zlatan Ibrahimovic features alongside Celtic, France's women, John Terry and the most thrilling of title finales in Korea Republic in FIFA.com's latest stats review.
FIFA.com reviews UEFA Champions League action as continental giants Manchester United, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain all advanced to the knockout stage with half of the available slots now filled with a matchday remaining.
Manchester United and Real Madrid progressed to the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League on a goal-filled evening after holders Bayern Munich had won a record tenth consecutive game in the competition.
Arturo Vidal will miss Chile's upcoming friendlies against England and Brazil due to a calf strain, Chile coach Jorge Sampaoli announced on Thursday.
FIFA.com reviews Tuesday's UEFA Champions League action headlined by early progression for holders Bayern Munich and knockout round debutants Manchester City, while PSG and Manchester United were both held to draws.