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FOOTBALL: Chelsea pair on FIFA midfielders shortlist

Published:Friday | November 28, 2014 | 1:49 PM

Chelsea pair Cesc Fabregas and Eden Hazard have been named on the 15-man shortlist of midfielders for FIFA's 2014 World Eleven.

They are joined by Manchester City's Yaya Toure, Mesut Ozil of Arsenal and Manchester United's Angel Di Maria.

Three Real Madrid players – Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and James Rodriguez - are also included, along with Barcelona duo Andres Iniesta and Xavi.

The entire 55-man World Eleven shortlist will be announced by December 1.

The winners, voted for by 20,000 players worldwide, will be unveiled on January 12 at the Ballon d'Or awards.

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