View Poll Results: Who would you vote for as best player?

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  • Michael Ballack

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  • Guinluigi Buffon

    4 11.43%
  • Fabio Cannavaro

    11 31.43%
  • Thierry Henry

    1 2.86%
  • Miroslav Klose

    1 2.86%
  • Maniche

    0 0%
  • Andrea Pirlo

    1 2.86%
  • Patrick Vieira

    0 0%
  • Guinluca Zambrotta

    0 0%
  • Zinedine Zidane

    17 48.57%
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    Cannavaro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pothas
    Vieria deserves praise as much as Zidane, he was good against Togo and very good against Spain and Brazil. Not so strong in the very poor match against Portugal but if he has a good final he will have to go down as one of the strongest players, he wont win it over Zidane though.
    You are right about the Spain and Brazil games but he was horrible against Switzerland, though so was Zidane.

    I can't say who Id vote for as I don't know.
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    Fabio Cannavaro, his been awesome, might have lost his pace but his still probably the finest and most reliable defender since Giuseppe Bergomi. No one can read the game better, just ask Alan Shearer.

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    Fabio. Different class.
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    Why did Inter sell him?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig
    Why did Inter sell him?
    Maybe they got an offer they couldn't refuse? ()
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero
    Prmph where's Hargreaves?

    Errr ZIdane
    Unbelievable that Terry got nominated ahead of him for the All Star team.
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    The all-star team was a joke. All bar three from Europe, and all bar one of those Europeans from one of the four sides that made the semis. Luis Figo and John Terry in there, while Essien, Neill and so on miss out.
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    It was definitely a joke. I'd say Zidane.

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    Any team of the WC without Neill in the center of defense is a joke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roseboy64
    Unbelievable that Terry got nominated ahead of him for the All Star team.
    Erm why, they're different positions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dontcloseyoureyes
    Any team of the WC without Neill in the center of defense is a joke.
    Players who play well over 7 games are much better than those who do it over 3 games and 99% of another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    Players who play well over 7 games are much better than those who do it over 3 games and 99% of another.
    Oh I didn't know that, thanks big guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    Players who play well over 7 games are much better than those who do it over 3 games and 99% of another.
    Well to begin with, it was named after 6 games. But do you really believe that players who have a minor part in a successful side that makes the semis are more worthy of an "all-star" team than those that have a huge part in a team that does well for, say, 4 or 5 games?

    Neill and Essien (for instance) had bigger impacts on the relative success of their sides than Terry or Figo or whoever. Obviously you'd expect a fair number of the players to come from the more successful sides, but not all of them. It just defeats the whole idea of an all-star team really.

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    Surely the All-Star team is a measure of the 11 players who performed best in the matches they played for their countries.

    If only players that are in successful teams are selected, we may as well just choose 11 players from the finalists.

    It's a disgrace, not necessarily because Neill was not selected, but because there were very good players who performed in all their country's games, but were overlooked because of the team's lack of success.
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