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Top 20: Soccer Players Of
does one compare a player's contribution
to a given competition? And then face
the difficult task of judging a player's
impact in terms of club play; is a
top-scoring title in one league worth
more than another?
With all of these different aspects to consider, selecting the 20 greatest soccer players of all time is a daunting task. English fans will be partial to players such as Bobby Charlton, Stanley Matthews, George Best, or even David Beckham. An Italian fan might include Giacinto Facchetti, Dino Zoff, and Paolo Rossi. Turn to South America and you would see names like Garrincha, Vava, and of course Pele and Maradona.
Argentina wary but optimistic
With two European heavyweights
and an African outfit blocking their
route to the second round, it is a
case of 2002 revisited for Argentina.
However, Albiceleste coach
Jose Pekerman is confident of avoiding
a repeat of the Asian debacle and
has every faith in his squad, saying:
"When the going gets tough we always
produce the goods."
When Brazilian legend Pele drew the Netherlands' name out of the hat at the 2006 FIFA World Cup™ Final Draw, a loud murmur went around the Messe Convention Centre.