Sixty-nine outstanding players thus far for the MasterCard All-Star Team
For the fourth consecutive time, the MasterCard All-Star Team recognises and honours the best players of the 2006 FIFA World Cup. After the conclusion of the Round of 16, the FIFA Technical Study Group has drawn up a shortlist of 69 players for consideration for the All-Star Team based on the first 56 matches.
With Quarter Finals and Semi-Finals yet to be evaluated, additional names may be included in the list based on the performance of players in the remaining matches.
After evaluating the players' overall performance throughout the tournament, the TSG will nominate 23 players for the MasterCard All-Star squad the day after the second semi-final (6 July), with the All-Star Team selected after the final. A formal announcement will be made following the final.