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South American XI

Ramires & Messi feature in the South American team  (©GettyImages)
Ramires & Messi feature in the South American team (©GettyImages).

South America have some of the world's greatest talents at their disposal and have stars dominating the European stage. 

So here is a team made up of a 4-3-3 system from South America:

Goalkeeper | Julio Cesar

The former Internazionale stopper was once the best keeper in the world during his time at the San Siro which culminated in treble success in 2009/2010.

He has been a wall for a QPR side that has been woeful to say the least this season and is rumoured to have signed with AC Milan for next season.

Right-back | Dani Alves

The Brazilian international has been among one of the best fullbacks in the world for some time now since his move to Barcelona from Sevilla.

Combining electrifying pace and exquisite passing Alves is one of the most potent attacking threats in world football who is virtually a wingback. He also fulfils his duty as a defender with aplomb to form a prototypical modern day full back.

Centre-back | Thiago Silva

The PSG man has had a superb first season at the Parc De Princes after his mega money move from AC Milan.

Quick, technically excellent with the ball and in the tackle as well as being a magnificent reader of the game, the Brazilian star is a dream centre back to have in any team.

Centre-back | David Luiz

The former Benfica man has gradually established himself as one of the best central defenders in the world over the last two seasons. Despite his initial struggles with Chelsea, he remains one of the most dynamic centre halves in the world with his flamboyance and daring style of play.

Possessing pace, power and panache the Stamford Bridge favourite is a handful on the ball as well as being a menace without it.

Left-back | Marcelo

The Real Madrid star has had to share duties with Fabio Coentrao at the Santiago Bernabeu, but he remains one of the most exciting left backs on his day.

Although his defensive ability is questionable at times, his thrusts forward coupled with pace and precision crossing makes him an invaluable asset to any team.

Centre-midfield | Arturo Vidal

The Juventus star is the engine that runs this teams midfield as he plays with boundless energy and possess an excellent all round game.

Whether it be closing down a man, distributing a inch perfect pass or having a ping on goal, the Chile International can do it all.

Centre-midfield | Ramires

For the balance of the team Ramires is a must. His defensive qualities and attacking attributes make him an ideal partner for Vidal in midfield as they can interchange between getting forward and covering as they excel in both aspects.

Ramires also offers lightning speed as well as the knack of scoring some great goals.

Attacking-midfield | Lionel Messi

The worlds best player has been positioned in the hole for country in recent times as his many attributes are best utilised in the number 10 role.

His vision, exquisite passing and scoring ability will allow him to bring other players into the game much more easily as well as being able to run directly at the defence almost every time, something that is not afforded to him as a false nine.

Right-wing | Neymar

Neymar the Brazilian sensation is a shoe-in on the flank thanks to his jaw dropping skills and penchant for the spectacular. His pace, dribbling and flamboyance is an asset for any team.

Centre-forward | Edinson Cavani

The Uruguayan superstar has been one of Europe's most prolific strikers over the last three seasons.

His exploits are all the more impressive given he doesn't ply his trade with a traditional powerhouse club, but you wouldn't know that as he has led Napoli to Champions football as well as pushing the Neapolitans to Challenging the Scudetto. 

Left-wing | Luis Suarez

The Anfield favourite has established himself as not only one of Europe's most feared strikers but also one of the continents most brilliant players.

At times he has single handedly won Liverpool games through his sheer genius, and it seems it doesn't matter where he plays whether it be wide, leading the line or playing as a second striker, he has consistently haunted defenders.

 

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