Bizarre FIFA World Cup team of the tournament reported

Date published: Tuesday 17th July 2018 3:21 - Matthew Briggs

Ashley Young and Dejan Lovren were both named in FIFA’s World Cup team of the tournament on Tuesday.

According to The Sportsman and the FootballRepublic, Manchester United left-back Young had a solid enough tournament, but struggled in England’s 2-2 semi-final defeat to Croatia.

Liverpool defender Lovren, who labelled himself “one of the best defenders in the world” after helping Croatia into the World Cup final, also bizarrely made the cut.

Impressive England and Spurs wing-back Kieran Trippier got the nod along with superb France centre-back Raphael Varane.

But Brazil’s Paulinho was named in midfield alongside the enterprising Luka Modric.

While Neymar also, somehow, was named in attack, along with France pair Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Belgium’s Eden Hazard.

Harry Kane, who scored six goals to win the Golden Boot, missed out.

And Golden Glove winner Thibaut Courtois was also was omitted in favour of Hugo Lloris, who made a huge gaffe in the World Cup final win over Croatia.

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