2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™

12 June - 13 July

2014 FIFA World Cup™

The votes are in

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Ahead of the Final Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, FIFA.comrounds up the votes of each of the coaches that participated in the poll after the conclusion of the South American qualifying campaign.

Alejandro Sabella (ARG)Best team: Argentina
Surprise package: Not given
Most under-performing team: Not given
Best player: Lionel Messi
Best emerging player: Juan Cuadrado
Best coach: Jose Pekerman / Jorge Sampoli
Standout game: Not given* Xavier Azkargorta (BOL)Best team: Argentina
*Surprise package
: Colombia
Most under-performing team: Uruguay
Best player: Lionel Messi
Best emerging player: Juan Carlos Paredes
Best coach: Jorge Sampoli
Standout game: Bolivia 1-1 Argentina (26/06/2013)
Jorge Sampaoli (CHI)*Best team: Colombia
*Surprise package
: Chile
Most under-performing team: Uruguay
Best player: Lionel Messi
Best emerging player: James Rodriguez
Best coach: Jose Pekerman
Standout game: Colombia 3-3 Chile (11/10/2013)*

Reinaldo Rueda (ECU)Best team: Argentina
*Surprise package
: Ecuador
Most under-performing team: Venezuela/Paraguay
Best player: Radamel Falcao
Best emerging player: Felipe Caicedo
Best coach: Reinaldo Rueda
Standout game: Uruguay 1-1 Ecuador (11/09/2012)*

Víctor Genes (PAR)Best team: Chile
*Surprise package
: Colombia
Most under-performing team: Not given
Best player: Lionel Messi
Best emerging player: Antonio Sanabria
Best coach: Jorge Sampaoli
Standout game: Colombia 3-3 Chile (11/10/2013)* Sergio Markarian (PER)*Best team: Chile
Surprise package: None
Most under-performing team: Peru
Best player: Edinson Cavani
Best emerging player: Jefferson Montero
Best coach: Alejandro Sabella/ Jorge Sampaoli
Standout game: Chile 4-2 Peru (11/10/2011)

Cesar Farias (VEN)Best team: Argentina
Surprise package: Venezuela
Most under-performing team: Paraguay
Best player: Lionel Messi
Best emerging player: Cristian Benitez
Best coach: Alejandro Sabella
Standout game: Venezuela 1-0 Argentina (11/10/2011)* Jose Pekerman and Oscar Tabarez, coaches of Colombia and Uruguay respectively, did not take part in the poll.

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