Its a shame too, because anyone who watched the Barcelona women in 2021 was treated to one of the most impressive teams of all time. Ballon d'Or and FIFA The Best winner Alexia Putellas has said she was shocked that no Barcelona or Canada players were named in the FIFPro World XI this week. Heather OReilly, who won the World Cup and three Olympic gold medals with the USA, echoed the statements of the Canadian stars. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player, Goalkeepers: Alisson Becker (Liverpool), Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan/Paris Saint-Germain), Edouard Mendy (Chelsea), Defenders: David Alaba (Bayern Munich/Real Madrid), Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Dani Alves (Sao Paulo/Barcelona), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Ruben Dias (Manchester City), Midfielders: Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United), Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona), Jorginho (Chelsea), N'Golo Kante (Chelsea), Forwards: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus/Manchester United), Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan/Chelsea), Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain), Lionel Messi (Barcelona/Paris Saint-Germain), Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain). CONCACAF W Championship look-back, England super-subs Russo and Toone showed vs. Spain why they deserve to start, Euro 2022: England's comeback win vs. Spain shows a new side of this special team, Will USWNT tactics keep working? It was voted on by 3,675 womens players across 46 countries. Theyre the ones who couldnt figure out the best players in their sport. The 2021 Womens FIFA FIFPRO #World11 lineup: @TIANEendler @Mdawg1bright @LucyBronze @MagdaEricsson @WRenard @EstefiBanini_10 @barbarabonansea @CarliLloyd Marta @VivianneMiedema @alexmorgan13By the players, for the players.

Carli Lloyd was named to yet another all-star team. She also was chosen in 2016, 2017 and 2019. All Rights Reserved. Fortunately, there are some who are taking notice. This is 100 percent by the players, she wrote. Privacy Policy (function (w,d) {var loader = function () {var s = d.createElement("script"), tag = d.getElementsByTagName("script")[0]; s.src="https://cdn.iubenda.com/iubenda.js"; tag.parentNode.insertBefore(s,tag);}; if(w.addEventListener){w.addEventListener("load", loader, false);}else if(w.attachEvent){w.attachEvent("onload", loader);}else{w.onload = loader;}})(window, document); Lloyd enjoyed an excellent season in her final year as a professional by scoring 11 goals in 2021, including a pair of scores to help the United States to a 4-3 win over Australia in the bronze-medal match at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Its probably to do with a lack of visibility, Putellas said.

Lloyd (left) enjoyed an excellent season in her final year as a professional by scoring 11 goals in 2021 and Morgan earned her fourth appearance in the FIFA FIFPRO Womens XI, achieving that distinction as well in 2016, 2017 and 2019. (The unofficial record belongs to the 1971 World Cup Final between Denmark and Mexico with 110,000 fans.). He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Guardian.com. The move is being facilitated by the City Football Group in an effort to bring Castellanos to Europe. That (and the Champions League) were the most important dates on the calendar.. Performances to win club and/or international championships should be rewarded but if you dont see it you cant award it. Morgan also had five goals in 15 appearances in 2021 with the Orlando Pride of the NWSL. @FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/GPaDEOhf6X. Jul 21 2022, 8:54 FIFA FIFPRO World XI: Mohamed Salah misses out on 23-man shortlist as 10 Premier League players included, Liverpool's Alisson Becker and Trent Alexander-Arnold have made the shortlist, but there is no place for Mohamed Salah. Copyright 1994 -2022 FIFA. "I received as many messages yesterday as when we won the Treble. The voting was conducted by FIFPRO, which is the global union for professional football players. Vivianne Miedema, Alex Morgan, Marta#TheBest, Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 17, 2022. RIP, J.P.: Pelzman, former soccer writer who forged a r RIP, UWE: Seeler, German captain, World Cup standout, p TATYS FAREWELL? More Stories / Latest News Until more matches are more readily available on TV, womens FIFPRO World XI lists will continue to include massive oversights. Magdalena Eriksson, Millie Bright, Lucy Bronze, and Vivianne Miedema were the only WSL players included in the list.

Estefania Banini, Carli Lloyd, Barbara Bonansea, ?? Its absurd that there was not a single Barca player in there. "It is surprising because the team is decided by the players, we are the ones that vote. He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. "I'm really surprised by FIFA's XI," Cortes told Cadena Ser. She also was selected in 2015 and 2016. I like Atltico Madrids Estefania Banini and Juventus Barbara Bonansea, but neither are among the worlds top five midfielders. ?No Canadian players, won the Olympics No Barca players, won the champions league If were gonna say this is the BEST 11 from 2021 that doesnt make sense. The Concacaf W Championship was mostly a success for Paramount+, but big issues remain. Women's Euro 2022 quarterfinal preview: Who will make the final four? All rights reserved. The Toffees debuted their new away kit and were blown away in the Twin Cities. Shes got Barcelona back in the UWCL knockout rounds after bulldozing through Group C and the Blaugrana already lead the 2021-22 league table by 11 points about halfway through the campaign. Alexia Putellas was voted the worlds best player but wasnt named to the FIFPRO World XI. Lloyd, Morgan voted to FIFA FIFPRO Womens XI. ????? Julie Foudy has 4 burning questions, Goalkeeper awards 2021-22: Best shot-stopper, most improved, breakout star and more. Goalkeeper: Christiane Endler (Paris Saint-Germain/Olympique Lyonnais), Defenders: Millie Bright (Chelsea FC Women), Lucy Bronze (Manchester City WFC), Magdalena Eriksson (Chelsea FC Women) and Wendie Renard (Olympique Lyonnais), Midfielders: Estefana Banini (Levante UD/Atltico de Madrid Femenino), Barbara Bonansea (Juventus FC Women) and Carli Lloyd (NJ/NY Gotham FC), Forwards: Marta (Orlando Pride), Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal WFC) and Alex Morgan (Tottenham Hotspur FC Women/Orlando Pride/San Diego Wave FC), FIFA FIFPRO Womens World11 rules of allocation. Barcelonas home leg against Real Madrid in the Champions League quarterfinals, set for March 30, has sold out. (@LaLigaLowdown) January 17, 2022, Agent links to Chelsea could explain reported Blues transfer interest in Bundesliga star, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta confirms transfer move for exceptional footballer Oleksandr Zinchenko, Exclusive: West Ham still in talks over Jesse Lingard transfer, decision very close, Private: FIFPro Announces 55 Player Shortlist for FIFA FIFPro World XI. https://t.co/TQ53h5FVTr, La Liga Lowdown ????? messi ballon winner fifa lionel eddy ogunbor zurich emerged switzerland took awards place today No one was surprised to see Putellas named The Best FIFA Womens Player on Monday. Paris Saint-Germain trio Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe are named along with team-mate Gianluigi Donnarumma, and Barcelona also have four players on the shortlist in Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong, Jordi Alba and Dani Alves. Jorginho is one of four Chelsea players on the 23-man shortlist, Transfer Centre LIVE! Lloyd enjoyed an excellent season in her final year as a professional by scoring 11 goals in 2021, including a pair of scores to help the United States to a 4-3 win over Australia in the Bronze Medal Match at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Congrats to all the very talented footballers here. Unfortunately, you cant blame FIFA for this FIFPRO World XI. What the group stage tells us about Women's Euro 2022 quarterfinalists. I received as many messages yesterday as when we won the treble. Due to your consent preferences, youre not able to view this. "To be honest, yes, it was a little bit shocking," Putellas told ESPN at a news conference ahead of Wednesday's Spanish Supercopa semifinal against Real Madrid. Listen to the latest Sky Sports Football podcasts. Ballon dOr winner Putellas, Canada captain Christine Sinclair, Womens Super League Golden Boot winner and champion Sam Kerr were all absent from the side. It is not just that there was no Bara included after the level we displayed last year and the trophies we won, there was no one from Canada, either, who won the Olympics. Ann-Katrin Berger, Millie Bright, Sam Kerr, Pernille Harder and captain Magdalena Eriksson were all included following the side's first appearance in the Women's Champions League final. He was read more, Roberto has been a FIFA licensed agent since 2002 and now runs RDF Football, representing Cafu and Marcus Alonso amongst read more, Stan Collymore is a football pundit and former player, signing for Liverpool FC in 1995 for an English transfer record read more. Former Barcelona coach Llus Corts was quick to call out the fact not a single Barcelona player made the list. Lloyd also scored six goals in 2021 with NWSL side NY/NJ Gotham FC. But perhaps the biggest head-scratcher of them all is that the awards were not decided by fans or a judges panel, but fellow players themselves. Lucy Bronze, Wendie Renard, Millie Bright, Magdalena Eriksson, ? The women's World XI will also be announced during the Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony next month. It is surprising because the team is decided by the players, we are the ones that vote. Players and members of staff have also written to me calling it a robbery.. Putellas, a 27-year-old midfielder, captained Barcelona to an unforgettable 2021, winning the Womens Champions League, Primera Divisin and Copa de la Reina in dominant fashion. - McNamee: Ballon d'Or tainted by lack of respect for women's game This is a prime example of why we need more investment, media coverage and visibility for womens soccer, wrote Stephanie Labb, who played a huge part in Canadas Olympic success and helped Paris Saint-Germain lift their first everDivision 1 Fminine title. Barca's Supercopa game against Madrid on Wednesday is the first of four meetings between the two rivals in just over two months. "It's absurd that there was not a single Barca player in there. USMNT's Pulisic talks Chelsea future, hunger for World Cup success, Ballon d'Or tainted by lack of respect for women's game, Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only). Thats not to take anything away from those players who have been included, who are all titans in the world of womens football. What next for Mexico? Putellas was also surprised to be left off the FIFPRO World XI after winning The Best FIFA Womens Player on Monday, which is voted on by coaches, media and players. Reporting on all the badass women in sport. Does England's Euro 2022 squad have a diversity issue? 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