The French newspaper has named its world football side of 2013, with a distinct lack of English-based players.
With 2013 coming to a close, plenty of media outlets are naming their team of the year.
Respected French newspaper L’Equipe have done likewise, with their XI for 2013 listed.
Here is the team:
GK: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich)
RB: Philippe Lahm (Bayern Munich)
CB: Vincent Kompany (Manchester City)
CB: Thiago Silva (PSG)
LB: Jordi Alba (Barcelona)
CM: Yaya Toure (Manchester City)
CM: Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich)
RM: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
AM: Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich)
LM: Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich)
ST: Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
European champions Bayern Munich have five inclusions, with City and Barcelona next on two each.
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