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Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Halfway all-star team

Not taking into account today's games.

Shaka Hislop, Trinidad & Tobago
Also: Pereira Joao Ricardo, Angola; Artur Boruc, Poland.

Rafael Marquez, Mexico
Philip Lahm, Germany
Radhi Jaidi, Tunisia (why not? His header was great.)
Also: Geovanny Espinoza, Ecuador.

Juan Roman Riquelme, Argentina
Michael Essien, Ghana
Park Ji-Sung, South Korea
Dwight Yorke, Trinidad & Tobago (who would've thought he'd be the tournament's best holding midfielder? Also, don't ask me why T&T get two players and no one else does.)
Also: Xabi Alonso, Spain; Tomas Rosicky, Czech Republic (one really great game and a not-so-great one); Rodriguez Maxi, Argentina.

Fernando Torres, Spain (player of the tournament so far, with due respect to Riquelme, Wanchope, Essien it's not close)
Paulo Wanchope, Costa Rica
Carlos Tenorio, Ecuador
Also: Arien Robben, Netherlands; Agustin Delgado, Ecuador; Javier Saviola, Argentina; Andriy Shevchenko, Ukraine (the only non-Argentinian megastar to come close to playing up to his rep); Zied Jaziri, Tunisia.

Super subs
Cesc Fabregas, Spain; Lionel Messi, Argentina; Tim Cahill, Australia.


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