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Drogba,Eto’o in contention for FIFPRO XI

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Samuel Eto’o and Didier Drogba have made the list of candidates for selection as forwards in a FIFPro World XI.

The two strikers who have dominated African football for almost a decade now are  among 15 nominees for three places in the world line-up.

They will come up against heavyweights of World football like Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo Radamel Falcao and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Didier Drogba has been credited for a fine season with Chelsea, leading the Blues to FA Cup and Champions League glory before departing for Shanghai Shenhua.

Despite failing to steer Cameroon to a second consecutive Africa Cup of Nations, Samuel Eto’o has been the backbone of Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala as he guided them last term to their first ever UEFA Europa League qualification.

The FIFPro World XI, chosen by 50 000 members of the global players’ union, will be announced on January 7 at the Fifa Ballon D’Or gala in Zurich.

FIFPRO World XI Forwards

Lionel Messi(Argentina/FC Barcelona), Cristiano Ronaldo(Portugal/Real Madrid) and Zlatan Ibrahimovic(Sweden/PSG), Neymar(Santos/Brazil)   Luis Suarez(Uruguay/Liverpool), Edinson Cavani(Uruguay/Napoli), Radamel Falcao(Colombia/Athletico Madrid), Sergio Aguero(Argentina/Manchester City), Robin van Persie(Netherlands/Manchester United), Wayne Rooney(England/Manchester United), and  Mario Balotelli(Italy/Manchester City), Didier Drogba (Cote d’Ivoire, Shanghai Shenhua) , Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon, Anzhi Makhachkala),

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