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20 defenders shortlisted for World XI

November 22, 2012
By Harry Harris, Football Correspondent
FIFPro and FIFA have announced a shortlist of 20 defenders for their 2012 World XI, with eight Premier League stars making the cut.

John Terry, Ashley Cole, David Luiz and Branislav Ivanovic of Chelsea, Patrice Evra and Rio Ferdinand of Manchester United, Vincent Kompany of Manchester City and Gareth Bale of Tottenham join 12 others on a 20-man list.

The shortlist will be whittled down to a final four, with the announcement being made during the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala held on ...

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