Fantasy World Cup: Messi, Kaka, Maicon and Buffon Top Each Position
Fantasy World Cup: Messi, Kaka, Maicon and Buffon Top Each Position

This article is part of our Fantasy World Cup series.

FORWARDS

1. Lionel Messi, Argentina. If the Premier League wasn't the pre-eminent league in World football, this would be an even easier decision. The only detractors are those who think Wayne Rooney should be the top rated striker. Well, Messi leads the Champions League with goals, as well as La Liga, and from a player to watch point-of-view, Messi is Michael Jordan-esque on the pitch.

2. Wayne Rooney, England. Messi is a virtuoso, playing a beautiful symphony on the pitch, while Rooney is a rock star on the pitch. Rooney aided the element of being great in the air this past season. Messi is easily the most highly-skilled player of the two, but if Rooney were paired with Thierry Henry and Zlatan Ibrahimovic like Messi is at Barcelona, he'd be doing everything Messi is doing.

3. Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal. Perhaps thought a little bit less of now because his profile in the Champs League was short-lived, and because he didn't have much sway in Portugal's struggle to qualify for the World Cup due to injury. Ronaldo is still absolutely brilliant, and is there another player on the planet you want over a dead ball from 25 yards out in a big game?

4. Diego Milito, Argentina. The reason that Argentina could win the whole thing is because of their strikers. Messi the maestro feeding Diego Milito, who has shot his Inter Milan side into an improbable Champions League Final. He doesn't have a ton of experience with football on the

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Kevin King
Kevin is a suffering Tottenham supporter living in Buffalo, New York, where also suffers from being a Buffalo Bills fan. He covers Major League Soccer and the English Premier League for Rotowire.
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