Leaked! FIFA/FIFPro World XI team

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The FIFA Ballon d'Or awards gala has more leaks than a sinking ship - the latest being this, the FIFA FIFPro World XI 2013.

It popped up on Twitter this afternoon ahead of tonight's ceremony in Zurich. It contains few surprises, but then again, if you're the sort of person that clicks on this type of story, I'm guessing you don't like surprises.

I mean, after all, you couldn't wait like everyone else to find out from Mr Sepp Blatter himself. He will be upset.

As you almost certainly could have predicted yourself, Ballon d'Or contenders Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi are in the team.

The El Clasico duo flank Paris St Germain's Zlatan Ibrahimovic, while Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta and Franck Ribery make up a - very attacking - three-man midfield.

In defence, it's a classic back-four consisting of Philipp Lahm, Sergio Ramos, Thiago Silva and Dani Alves.

In goal, it's Bayern Munich's Manuel Neuer - really, who else could it have been?

Check out the picture above, reportedly from the Ballon d'Or gala rehearsal, with the FIFA FIFPro World XI team of the year on the big screen for everybody to see - and tweet...

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Cristiano Ronaldo
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