Twitter reacts to David Luiz's inclusion in FIFA's FIFPro World XI

David Luiz

With FIFA's FIFPro World XI for 2014 announced at the Ballon d'Or awards ceremony in Zurich on Monday, ex-Chelsea defender David Luiz proved the shock entry.

David Luiz was a shock inclusion in Fifa's FIFPro World XI for 2014, despite the disastrous end to his World Cup campaign in the summer.

The former Chelsea defender earned widespread ridicule following his hapless showing in Brazil’s 7-1 semi-final defeat to Germany, while his performances for Paris Saint-Germain since a £50 million move from Stamford Bridge in June have not been much better.

Real Madrid dominated the Team of the Year, meanwhile, with Cristiano Ronaldo, Sergio Ramos and Toni Kroos all earning a place in the side, as well as their former midfielder and now-Manchester United star Angel Di Maria.

Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich also provided Manuel Neuer, Philipp Lahm and Arjen Robben, while Barcelona’s Andres Iniesta and Luiz’s centre-back partner with PSG and Brazil, Thiago Silva, rounded out the XI.

Nevertheless, it was Luiz’s nomination which stirred the most reaction among the footballing community and, with the team voted for by around 50,000 professional players from across 70 countries, many were left scratching their heads over how he had made it into the line-up.

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