BBC pundits pick their teams of the World Cup but fans all have the same problem with Jurgen Klinsmann’s
JURGEN KLINSMANN has been hammered by fans after naming his best team from the World Cup in Qatar.
The German named his team before the third place play-off match between Croatia and Morocco and left fans shocked with one of his inclusions.
Not known, clear with picture deskFans were left shocked as Jurgen Klinsmann named Neymar in his Team of the Tournament[/caption]
GettyNeymar only played in three of Brazil’s five games at the tournament[/caption]
The former player and manager picked Brazil captain Neymar in his Team of the Tournament.
The decision seemed odd to fans as the PSG star only played three of the side’s five games.
Neymar did score twice and assist one goal during his time on the pitch but was not able to help Brazil win their sixth World Cup.
They were knocked out in the quarter-finals by Croatia on penalties.
Neymar was even outscored by nine other attackers that did not make Klinsmann’s eleven such as England’s Marcus Rashford and Bukayo Saka as well as Netherlands star Cody Gakpo.
Fans took to social media to question Klinsmann on his decision, with one tweeting: “Jurgen Klinsmann putting Neymar in his team of the tournament.
“Played three matches, missed two due to injury.
“Some people are such famous and renowned names that they know they can just turn up without doing any work beforehand and no one will call them out.”
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Another said: “Neymar barely played in the World Cup and yet makes Klinsmann’s WC team.”
A third added: “Klinsmann has Neymar in his Team of the Tournament and Sosa, clueless”.
A fourth wrote: “Klinsmann puts Neymar in his team of the tournament saying he’s had a fantastic World Cup?
“You taking the p***? Been injured for half of it”.
Neymar was also criticised as he did not take a penalty in the shootout against Croatia.
The attacker was due to take the fifth spot-kick but the tie had been settled before he got the chance to step up.
While co-pundits Micah Richards and Alex Scott agreed with Klinsman over his attacking picks of Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe they both went for different options ahead of the Brazilian.
Richards picked Argentina and Manchester City forward Julien Alvarez and Scott when for France striker Olivier Giroud.