Wednesday, July 21, 2010
No All-Star team for World Cup
ZURICH -- FIFA has eliminated its official World Cup All-Star team for this year's tournament.
Soccer's governing body announced the decision Wednesday in a statement to The Associated Press. It did not give a reason for the decision.
In the previous four World Cups, official All-Star teams had been announced by FIFA and sponsored by MasterCard, with 11 players selected in 1994, 16 in 1998 and 23 in each of the following two tournaments. But FIFA dropped MasterCard and switched to Visa in 2007 after settling a lawsuit with MasterCard.