World Cup 2014 XI v Greatest ever World Cup XI (1)

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Over the past few weeks we’ve all heard one particular sentence more than most. You’ve probably even said it yourself. ‘The 2014 World Cup is the best World Cup of all time’.

Now, while it’s impossible to judge whether or not that sentence is facially correct - it’s an opinion, after all - it’s testament to this summer’s World Cup finals in Brazil that so many people believe this is the most thrilling major international showpiece tournament in living memory.

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Brazil defeat will be talked about forever

The semi-final between hosts Brazil and Germany will go down in history as the most shocking football match ever witnessed. Nobody could have predicted a 7-1 scoreline - and it’s a result which the thousands inside the stadium, along with the billions watching around the world, will never ever forget.

Counting down to 2014 World Cup final

As we edge ever close to Sunday’s World Cup final at the Maracana between Germany and either Argentina or the Netherlands, we’ve decided to have a little bit of fun.

We’ve produced a team of the best performers from this summer’s World Cup finals and pitted them up against an all-time greatest XI. We’ve then compared them, picked a winner and lined them up together in one super World Cup team.

Click ‘Begin Slideshow’ to see our selections - and don’t forget to give us your thoughts in the comments section below. We want to hear your views!

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