Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and the FIFA FIFPro Men's World XI for 2022

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The FIFA FIFPro World XI was named at the FIFA's The Best awards for 2022, with the likes of Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland included.

The best 11 players in world football - as voted for by their footballing colleagues - were named in the FIFPro World XI for 2022 on Monday at FIFA's The Best awards.

World Cup winner Lionel Messi was named in the side, but was not joined by Argentine colleague Emiliano Martinez, who won the goalkeeper award earlier in the night. There was also no inclusion for five-time Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo, who moved to Saudi outfit Al-Nassr after the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Despite the absentees, an undoubtedly talented and endlessly star-studded XI was named on the night in Paris and included four current Premier League footballers.

GOAL has listed the XI in full below, so keep on reading to find out who made the cut and who missed out.

  1. Thibaut Courtois - Real Madrid/Belgium
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    Thibaut Courtois - Real Madrid/Belgium

  2. Achraf Hakimi - Paris Saint-Germain/Morocco
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    Achraf Hakimi - Paris Saint-Germain/Morocco

  3. Virgil van Dijk - Liverpool/Netherlands
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    Virgil van Dijk - Liverpool/Netherlands

  4. Joao Cancelo - Bayern Munich/Portugal
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    Joao Cancelo - Bayern Munich/Portugal

  5. Kevin De Bruyne - Manchester City/Belgium
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    Kevin De Bruyne - Manchester City/Belgium

  6. Casemiro - Manchester United/Brazil
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    Casemiro - Manchester United/Brazil

  7. Luka Modric - Real Madrid/Croatia
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    Luka Modric - Real Madrid/Croatia

  8. Lionel Messi - Paris Saint-Germain/Argentina
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    Lionel Messi - Paris Saint-Germain/Argentina

  9. Karim Benzema - Real Madrid/France
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    Karim Benzema - Real Madrid/France

  10. Erling Haaland - Manchester City/Norway
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    Erling Haaland - Manchester City/Norway

  11. Kylian Mbappe - Paris Saint-Germain/France
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    Kylian Mbappe - Paris Saint-Germain/France