FIFA’s The Best awards seemed like a bad joke when it came to the best Women’s XI. In a year where Barça won the treble and were the strongest team on earth, no player made it into the XI. Alexia, Aitana and Irene Paredes could have been chosen. It was the footballers themselves who voted for the team.
The team is: Endler (Lyon), Lucy Bronze (Manchester City), Wendy Renard (Lyon), Millie Bright (Chelsea), Magdalena Eriksson (Chelsea); Estefania Banini (Atletico Madrid), Barbara Bonansea (Juventus), Carli Lloyd (NJ/NY Gotham FC), Marta (Orlando Pride), Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal) and Alex Morgan (San Diego Wave FC).