World Cup: Team of the week

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Jose Luis Chilavert (Paraguay): Blanked out Bulgaria and might have got his own name on the score-sheet.

Cafu (Brazil): A constant pain in Scotland's left side.

Laurent Blanc (France): Mont Blanc a rock at the heart of the French defence in Marseilles.

Marcel Desailly (France): No Chelsea pensioner. Trusty member of the home guard against South Africa.

Paolo Maldini (Italy): The most assured of the Azzurri on an uncomfortable day against Chile. Daddy's blue-eyed boy.

Austin Okocha (Nigeria): Ginger-top midfielder had too much spice for Spain's midfield palate yesterday.

Tahare El Khalej (Morocco): Played the prompting support role to Hadji's first-night tour de force.

Zinedine Zidane (France): Pulled the strings to pull Les Bleus through their opener with ultimately flying colours.

Mustapha Hadji (Morocco): Simply must have a place.

Marcelo Salas (Chile): Chilean matador put the wind up his future Serie A opponents. Almost put them to the sword.

Ronaldo (Brazil): Had Colin Hendry doing Highland reels. Will doubtless have many more dancing to his tune.

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