The International Federation of Soccer History and Statistics (IFFHS) published this Tuesday the ideal South American soccer team of the last decade (2011-2020) that is only made up of players from three countries: Argentina, Brazil and Peru.
According to the IFFHS, Julio César is the best goalkeeper of the last ten years within CONMEBOL. At the same time, the defensive line is made up of Dani Alves, Thiago Silva, Argentine Javier Mascherano and Marcelo.
The midfield is also divided by Brazilians and Argentines with Casemiro, Ángel Di María and Lionel Messi.
ANDSergio Agüero, Neymar and Peruvian Paolo Guerrero appear as number nine in the attack.
Although the aforementioned federation did not publish the scores that led to this selection, some absences are striking, in particular Chilean and Uruguayan footballers, or for example the absence of the Colombian James Rodríguez.
In the case of the Red (combined champion in the Copa América 2015 and the Copa América Centenario 2016), for example, could have been represented by his steering wheel Arturo Vidal.
As for the Uruguayan National Team, the absence of Edinson Cavani and Luis Suárez stands out. Both were champions of the 2011 Copa América played in Argentina, where the current Atlético de Madrid forward was also chosen as the best player of the tournament and the final. It should be noted that Suárez was the scorer in the Qualifiers heading to Brazil 2014 with 11 goals, and Cavani was the top scorer on the South American road heading to Russia 2018 with ten goals converted.
In turn, the IFFHS also published its ideal eleven of the last decade globally with german Manuel Neuer as a goalkeeper; the defenders Philipp lahm, Sergio Ramos, Virgil Van Dijk and Marcelo; Toni Kroos, the Spanish Andres Iniesta and the croatian Luka modric; and in attack Cristiano Ronaldo, Robert Lewandowski and Lionel messi.
This Federation also shared its Ideal eleven of the South American women’s football in the period 2011-2020, having in the arc theChilean Christine Endler. The defensive line is made up of the Brazilian Fabiana (right winger), Erika (right defender) and Tamares (left winger), and the Chilean Carla Guerrero as left back row.
In the midfield are Formiga and Debinha (both from Scratch) and the Argentine Estefanía Banini; and in attack, Yoreli Rincón (Colombia) and Brazilians Christiane and Marta stood out.