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World Cup 2022: Choose your best tournament XI

Although the World Cup is over, we aren’t ready to let it go yet. After what was one of history’s most memorable finals,

It is always a topic of great debate who should be in the best XI section of the tournament.

Based on statistics and BBC Sport players ratings, we have assembled the top teams. You can also choose your team and share it with the world via social media.

Opta’s tournament team

The number of players who participated in Sunday’s amazing final feature of the tournament team by Opta sports analytics company


Kylian Mobappe scored a hat trick against Argentina and is now included with his France teammates Aurelien Tchouameni, Antoine Griezmann, and Theo Hernandez.

Only two World Cup winners were included in this list – Lionel Messi (left) and Julian Alvarez (right).

Portugal’s Bruno Fernandes has been in, his five goals being bettered only by Messi (and Mbappe)

Josko Gvardiol, a Croatian player, starts at defence. He has made 37 more clearances than any other player. Achraf Haikimi, who has made 26 tackles in the tournament, takes the right-back spot.

Brazil centre-back Marquinhos is the final defense, his passing accuracy of 96% making him the most accurate player to pass at least 200 minutes.

Dominik Livakovic is in goal. He made 25 of the World Cup’s most important saves.

Team of player raters for the tournament

BBC Sport asked BBC Sport readers for their player rating after each game of the World Cup. Your best-performing XI will reveal which sides caught your attention.

Morocco is well represented with five players, plus at least one player in each position (attack, midfield, and defense). Paris St-Germain’s Achraf hakimi was the star player for the Atlas Lions, scoring an average 8.02 goals per game in six games in Qatar.

Australia’s Last-16 competitors get two representatives, with Stoke defender Harry Souttar (7.68), and Celtic midfielder Aaron Mooy (7.92) making it to the cut.

Ecuador lost in the group stage, but their Brighton duo Pervis Estupinan (8.17) and Moises Caicedo (8.11) really impressed in their three games. Evergreen Enner Valencia (8.04) is the leader of the line along with Japan striker Daezan Maeda (8.07 span>

Wojciech Zczesny, Poland’s keeper, deserves special recognition for his efforts in saving two penalties. His rating of 7.55 wasn’t enough to beat Morocco’s Yassine Bonou (7.68), who saved two penalties in the shootout victory over Spain.

Pick your team for the tournament

There were many great games and standout players at the tournament, but who would your top XI be?

Share your selection below via #bbcfootball

Choose your tournament team from the 2022 World Cup.


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