Picking the winner from the most valuable left-footed XI vs the most valuable right-footed XI

Left vs right - who wins?

There are very few footballers in world football that can play the game two-footed.

Ambidexterity is an attribute few players in the world possess, so it means teams have to make sure they have an array of both right and left footers in their team.

Imagine having a right-footed left-back on a permanent basis? A recipe for disaster.

But let's imagine for a second that football's governing bodies decided to host a one-time game putting the world's most valuable right-footers up against their left-footed counterparts.

Who would win? We've decided to try and answer that question, with Transfermarkt providing the valuations.

Transfermarkt's valuations

The most valuable right-footers

The XI: Jan Oblak, Matthijs de Ligt, Virgil van Dijk, Raphael Varane, N'Golo Kante, Kevin De Bruyne, Sadio Mane, Neymar, Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane, Kylian Mbappe.

Total value: €1.43bn

What a team. That defence looks impregnable and the midfield duo of Kante and De Bruyne has everything you could possibly want.

No descriptors are needed for the attacking quintet ahead of them. This team may lack defensive cover on the flanks, but we'd wager good money that they would outscore any team on the planet.

Even if the opposition breach the trio of De Ligt, Van Dijk and Varane, they have to try and get past the bets goalkeeper on the planet in Oblak.

Mbappe and Neymar with PSG

The most valuable left-footers

The XI: Ederson, Lucas Hernandez, Aymeric Laporte, Andy Robertson, Saul Niguez, Kai Havertz, Bernardo Silva, Lionel Messi, Mohamed Salah, Antoine Griezmann, Paulo Dybala.

Total value: €1.07bn

Not as eye-catching at the back or in midfield as their right-footed adversaries, but it's in the attacking department where the left-footers excel.

Any team with Messi is going to be a potent attacking force and with Griezmann, Dybala and Salah there to latch on to his pinpoint through balls, the goals would surely flow.

Add in the goal threat from deep of Saul, Bernardo and Havertz and you have a very tasty team.

Messi and Griezmann with Barcelona

Our prediction: Right-footers 5-3 Left-footers

Goals, goals and more goals.

Despite having Messi, Dybala and more in their attacking arsenal, we just feel the defensive might and offensive prowess of the right-footers would prevail.

The left-footers just don't have that Kante-like figure in the middle of the park either.

It would be a titanic battle, but like England in the general election, we're siding with the right.

News Now - Sport News