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World Cup: Team of the Last 16

With the last 16 over, who makes up the best XI of the round?

Kevin C. Cox

Tim Howard - USA

In what was a fantastic round for goalkeepers, Tim Howard just pips several of his counterparts to the post, after his unreal performance against Belgium, where he made the most saves in a World Cup match in recorded history.

DeAndre Yedlin - USA

We all feared the worst when the USA lost right back Fabian Johnson to injury early on against Belgium, but his replacement Yedlin, was more than up to the task. Bringing many of the same qualities as Johnson, Yedlin, ran tirelessly through out his time on the pitch, was solid at the back and whipped in many dangerous crosses.

Rafik Halliche - Algeria

Lead his side well and managed to keep Germany at bay 90 minutes, with some heroic defending.

Gary Medel - Chile

He thought for his team like an absolute warrior, in Chiles game against Brazil. Playing the match with his leg seemingly only just tied together, but still managed to keep Brazil from scoring all the time he was on the pitch.

Jan Vertonghen - Belgium

Was a constant threat down the USA's right hand side through out the game, with some threatening crosses and attempts on goal.

Kevin de Bruyne - Belgium

Was the player that made Belgium tick against the US, scored the opener and set up the winner.

Paul Pogba - France

Improved a great deal from his last game in a France shirt, was influential at both end of the pitch and got the important first goal.

Matthieu Valbuena - France

Set up both goal in what was a fine performance from the little man.

James Rodriguez - Colombia

The start of the show continued to dazzle us all, this time with an incredible goal that will probably go down as goal of the tournament, and by putting the finishing touch on a fine team move.

Andre Schurrle - Germany

Was introduced at half time against Algeria and changed the game in Germany's favour, they weren't getting much at all in the final third before his introduction, but he scored the illusive first goal and was a constant thorn in Algeria's side.

Alexis Sanchez - Chile

The chilean certainly wouldn't have deterred his suiters after what was another good performance from the front man, he ran and he hustled Brazil all game, it's just a sham he ended his tournament with a penalty miss.


Manuel Neuer - Germany

Ricardo Rodriguez - Switzerland

Hector Herrera - Mexico

Bryan Ruiz - Costa Rica

Soifane Feghouli - Algeria

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar - Netherlands

Romelu Lukaku - Belgium