The Great Debate (India)

What’s your 2010 World Cup team?


Reuters reporters at the World Cup voted for 11 players to make up their team of the 2010 tournament.

Goalkeeper: Richard Kingson (Ghana)
Defenders: Maicon (Brazil), Gerard Pique (Spain), Carles Puyol (Spain), Philipp Lahm (Germany)
Midfielders: Xavi (Spain), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany), Wesley Sneijder (Netherlands), Andres Iniesta (Spain)
Strikers: Diego Forlan (Uruguay), David Villa (Spain)

And here are the reasons why –

The World Cup  trophy is held up after Spain's final match victory over Netherlands at  the 2010 World Cup at Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg July 11, 2010.  REUTERS/Michael KoorenRichard Kingson (Ghana) – Every World Cup gives journeymen a chance to shine and after a largely low-key, wandering club career, Wigan Athletic’s third-choice goalkeeper Kingson impressed throughout in a strong showing by Ghana. Made the most saves of any keeper at the finals.

Maicon (Brazil) – In a disappointing tournament for the Brazilians, Maicon was the only player to really enhance his reputation. Energetic down the right, he will be best remembered for his goal from an extremely tight angle against North Korea.