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The FIFA TSG nominates 23 players for the MasterCard All-Star squad

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 Technical Study Group (TSG) drew up a shortlist of over 50 players for consideration for the All-Star Team based on the first 56 matches. After evaluating the players' overall performance throughout the tournament, the TSG has nominate 23 players for the MasterCard All-Star squad.