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Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher name their World XI; ignore Messi and Ronaldo

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Mbappe was picked by both Neville and Carragher
Mbappe was picked by both Neville and Carragher / John Berry/GettyImages
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Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher named their World XIs after FIFA revealed their strange selections earlier this week.

A huge debate is still making the rounds over FIFA's team revealed at 'The Best' awards, which was created with a heavy focus on forwards in a 3-3-4 formation.

Now, following a fan vote on an EA Sports best XI, Neville and Carragher have revealed their personal choices based on a 4-3-3 formation.

Six players feature in both line-ups, while the former Manchester United and Liverpool stars argued over who would feature up top for their teams.

Neville opted to leave out Bayern Munich hitman Robert Lewandowski, who was voted at FIFA's awards as the Best player in the world, and opted for his Bundesliga rival Erling Haaland instead.

Neville said on Sky Sports: "You can't not like Robert Lewandowski but I played against him quite a bit as England as a coach and he just didn't really do a lot against us for Poland. I just thought "is he as good as the top strikers like Suarez?", at the time. I just never took to him as much when I was coaching.

"I've watched him since, when I've seen him live but sometimes you don't have that fancy for a player. When I watch Haaland he is everything I want to see in a centre forward. Lewandowski is perhaps more intelligent and he is still fantastic."

Carragher, meanwhile, did opt for Lewandowski in attack, and also chose to pick N'Golo Kante over Chelsea team-mate Jorginho along with Kevin de Bruyne. "He's had a good year in terms of his team but I don't necessary think Jorginho was instrumental in terms of Chelsea winning the Champions League," Carragher added.

"He's done really well and I think he is a good player. I've seen him with Italy and I'd have Verratti over Jorginho every day of the week in the Italian team and Kante ahead of Jorginho in the Chelsea team. He has been involved in teams that have won things and he has played his part no doubt but I've never been carried away with talk of him winning the Ballon d'Or and I certainly wouldn't have him in that team."

Gary Neville's World XI:

GK: Gianluigi Donnarumma (PSG)

RB: Joao Cancelo (Man City)

CB: Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus)

CB: Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus)

LB: Leonardo Spinazzola (Roma)

MF: Josh Kimmich (Bayern)

MF: Jorginho (Chelsea)

MF: Marco Verratti (PSG)

FW: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)

FW: Erling Haaland (Dortmund)

FW: Kylian Mbappe (PSG)


Jamie Carragher's World XI:

GK: Gianluigi Donnarumma (PSG)

RB: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)

CB: Ruben Dias (Man City)

CB: Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus)

LB: Leonardo Spinazzola (Roma)

MF: Kevin de Bruyne (Man City)

MF: N'Golo Kante (Chelsea)

MF: Marco Verratti (PSG)

FW: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)

FW: Robert Lewandowski (Bayern)

FW: Kylian Mbappe (PSG)


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