It's every fans dream to see a world XI actually put together and then put to good use.

With that in mind it's safe to assume that the majority of football nuts will be waiting with baited breath to see the outcome of Franz Beckenbauer's plans for his 'Galaxy XI', which will bring together the greatest talents in the modern footballing world. 

Whilst the German legend let on that it was his intentions to piece together possibly the greatest side the world has ever seen, in order to defend the planet from 'alien invaders', he offered no insight as to who might make the cut.

This is where we step in. 

Here at GiveMeSport we don't much like waiting around for things to happen. With this year's Ballon d'Or nominations fresh in the memory, and a host of top players performing to an incredibly high level, we thought we'd have a crack at doing Beckenbauer's job for him.

He might be carefully debating over which players to include, but you can't go far wrong with the world XI that we've assembled...

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