Besides Italy beating France on penalties and laying their hands on the trophy, La Squadra Azzurra also beat Les Bleus in the World 11: four Italian players were chosen against three French.
Italy's Juventus had four of its players elected for the World 11: Gianluigi Buffon, Fabio Cannavaro, Lilian Thuram and Gianluca Zambrotta.
|Defenders:||Gianluca Zambrotta||John Terry||Fabio Cannavaro||Lilian Thuram|
|Midfielders:||Kaka||Zinedine Zidane||Andrea Pirlo|
|Forwards:||Ronaldinho||Thierry Henry||Samuel Eto'o|
The List of 55
FIFPRO altered the List of 55 Most Voted Players’ composition. During the first election, the list consisted of 5 goalkeepers, 20 defenders, 20 midfielders and 10 forwards. FIFPRO changed it to 5 goalkeepers, 20 defenders, 15 midfielders and 15 forwards.
Not only in the World 11, but also on the 2005/2006 List of 55, the most represented country happened to be World Champion Italy with 10 of its players finding themselves nominated.
Also, a 19-year old forward from Argentina was included for the first time: Lionel Messi.