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We've already seen more than 50 matches on the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, so it's time to review what players have performed the best.


There are many goalkeepers who saved their national team in several matches. It's notable to say that the goalkeepers of the "less good" countries are usually ranked higher, since they have to stop more shots and have to catch more balls from out the air.

In our eyes Vincent Enyeama and Guillermo Ochoa have performed the best. Enyeama reached with Nigeria to the best 16 countries. They were beated by France on 30 June. Also Ochoa reached the round of 16 with Mexico and was beaten by the Netherlands.


So far there have been a lot of defenders who stopped players who were going to shot on the goal. Especially the defenders of Brazil, Belgium and France can be proud on theirselves. Partly due good defending are these countries still in the tournament.

We think that David Luiz, Mats Hummels and Mamadou Sakho are the best central defenders on the world cup up to now. The best backs are Óscar Duarte and Marcelo. All these defenders of course defended excellent, but they also helped by scoring goals or by giving assists.


A lot of midfielders have given crucial passes to the strikers, but midfielders are there not only for the crucial pass, they also help by defending and many other things.

We believe James Rodríguez has performed excellent so far. Therefore he'll be in our top 11 together with Philipp Lahm, Xherdan Shaqiri and Enner Valencia.


Many goals are scored and players are still making crucial goals for their national teams. But forwards have also given crucial passes and have made interceptions on the ball.

In our opinion Arjen Robben, Karim Benzema and Neymar are the players who have performed the best up to now. All three players have made goals which helped their team through the group stage and are still making goals, for example Neymar scored the last crucial penalty for Brazil in the match against Chile. Other notable forwards are Thomas Müller and Joel Campbell.

Our Top 11

Mexico G. Ochoa 001
Flag of Mexico Guillermo Ochoa
Costa Rica Ó. Duarte 001 Germany M. Hummels 001 Brazil D. Luiz 001 Brazil Marcelo Vieira 001
Flag of Costa Rica Óscar Duarte Germany Mats Hummels Brazil David Luiz Brazil Marcelo
Germany P. Lahm 001
Germany Philipp Lahm
Switzerland X. Shaqiri 001 Colombia J. Rodríguez 001
Switzerland Xherdan Shaqiri Flag of Colombia James Rodríguez
Netherlands A. Robben 002 France K. Benzema 001 Brazil Neymar Jr 001
Netherlands Arjen Robben Flag of France Karim Benzema Brazil Neymar

Our Substitutes

Nigeria V. Enyeama 001 France M. Sakho 001 Costa Rica E. Valencia 003 Germany T. Muller 001 Costa Rica J. Campbell 001
Flag of Nigeria 001 Vincent Enyeama Flag of France Mamadou Sakho Flag of Ecuador Enner Valencia Germany Thomas Müller Flag of Costa Rica Joel Campbell

Your Top 11

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