2014 World Cup combined XI: Featuring James Rodriguez

Goalkeeper: Manuel Neuer (353)

This is most certainly the least surprising choice in the entire XI after such a remarkable tournament for the Bayern Munich goalkeeper. If there was ever any doubt about Neuer’s ability to become the worlds best goalkeeper, those suggestions were quashed as early as the first game. He became Germany’s sweeper-keeper and his performances bettered with every game. Four clean-sheets in seven games, as well as 2.29 saves per game, Neuer was a massive factor in the European giants lifting their fourth World Cup.