David Luiz was named in the FIFPro World XI... and Twitter did not react kindly

The former Chelsea defender not a popular selection

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David Luiz was last night selected into the FIFPro World XI - the best team of 2014.

Needless to say, the former Chelsea centre-backs inclusion was not a popular one.

While the likes of Atletico Madrid captain Diego Godin, World Cup winner Mats Hummels and Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany were left out, the Paris Saint-Germain centre-back was picked alongside his club and country mate, Thiago Silva, former Germany captain Philipp Lahm and Spain and Real Madrid man Sergio Ramos.

Luiz, the man Chelsea were happy to see the back of in the summer, has not had a good 2014. By any stretch.

He captained Brazil in the World Cup semi-final defeat to Germany, a game that ended in a 7-1 humiliation and was given a huge portion of the blame after one of the worst individual performances in the tournament's history.

Luiz's PSG were hammered 4-2 by lowly Bastia at the weekend; they had scored only 16 goals in their previous 19 matches before the win.

Plenty of people - including former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher - blamed Fifa president Sepp Blatter but he, for once, was not behind the farce: it was other professional players.

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