Farewell to the noughties

World Team of the Decade

December 25, 2009
By John Brewin, Senior Editor
In selecting a team of the departing decade, as opposed to players of the decade, as chosen by my colleague Dominic Raynor earlier this week, it would seem sensible to at least attempt to put the stars of the era into a recognisable framework.

Your selector, who could never proclaim himself as a tactical meister, has chosen the 4-2-3-1 formation that has been so popular during the latter half of the decade. Perhaps ten years ago, a 3-5-2 might be the set-up of choice but this has been ...

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