Mesut Ozil Joins Two More Germans In L'Equipe Worst World Cup XI
Half the internet was fooled by the 'official' FIFA World Cup team of the tournament just two days ago but we all know the big news is who gets into the worst XI at the tournament.
So the other day graphic designer F_Edits fooled Twitter. From nowhere there was an 'official' World Cup team of the tournament and it quickly went viral, with some of the biggest sites around jumping on the bandwagon.
You know who didn't? These guys! Yeah, I know I'm sounding a little smug but I did my research and couldn't find anywhere official that had posted the team so I was pretty certain it wasn't real.
If you want more proof that its fake- Fredrik (@F_Edits) July 18, 2018
1. I forgot to put gold on Lloris' name
2. It's the wrong font
3. Paulinho is in the team
4. Here's a gif of me making it pic.twitter.com/ir4hzB5nex
Did anyone who actually believed this was the team watch the World Cup? Paulinho?! Come on, you've got to get up earlier than that to fool this guy, never mind that Hugo Lloris was in the team after FIFA made Thibaut Courtois the goalkeeper of the tournament.
Anyway enough of that nonsense, I've garbled on for far too long and I'm nowhere near the actual point of the story, not that you'll be too surprised if you've read any of my previous stuff.
Basically L'Equipe, the French newspaper who are masters of the match rating, have put together a worst World Cup XI and it includes three German's:
It's probably no surprise to see three Germans and three Polish players in the team considering that both sides hugely underachieved in getting knocked out at the Group Stage.
Having won the World Cup in 2014 Joachim Low's side were one of the favourites but lost to Mexico in the opening game. A win against Sweden delayed their demise but they then lost to South Korea in the final game.
Ozil and Sami Khedira were maligned throughout the three games and Germany's lack of pace in the middle of the park was one of their biggest problems.
Poland lost to Senegal and Colombia and were out after two games despite being the seeds in their group and a last game win against Japan was inconsequential, with even the east Asians getting through despite the loss.
There's some wonderfully low scores in the teams, baring in mind that L'Equipe's ratings are out of 10, but they aren't even that much higher in their actual team of the tournament.
Lucas Hernandez is in at left back with a record of just 5.86 and would be nowhere near most people's team of the tournament with that score.
Never change L'Equipe.