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All over the world, representatives of professional footballers associations are travelling from club to club, to invite players to participate in the vote for the FIFA FIFPro World XI 2012. Today news from Ireland.

 

This past Summer, Ireland returned in the spotlights of European football, with the national team participating in Euro 2012. Unfortunately for them, the Irish were overmatched by their fierce opposition: Croatia, runner up Italy and champions Spain.

 

The chances of an Irish player breaking into the FIFA FIFPro World XI appear to be slim, but that doesn’t mean that the Irish players refuse to participate in the vote for the best eleven in today’s football.

 

Mark Quigley from league leaders Sligo Rovers was one of various Irish players who have already cast their vote. The 26-year old striker – who once was proclaimed PFAI Young Player of the Year 2007 – picked his team and even posted his team on Twitter.

 

Colin Hawkins (photo above) is one of the more experienced players in Ireland. The 35-year old centre back of reigning champions Shamrock Rovers recently even acted as a player coach for a short stint. Just like Mark Quigley, he is a former PFAI Young Player of the Year. In the 1997/98 season his colleagues picked him as best youngster. During that same year, the League of Ireland crowned him Best Player in the League.

 

Cork City’s Davin O’Neill also has something in common with Mark Quigley. Both players feature on a special League of Ireland cover of FIFA 13, the EA Sports game. They are joined by Lionel Messi, the reigning Best Player of the World. O’Neill and Quigley were selected after topping a poll amongst League of Ireland fans.

 

 

 

 

For the latest updates about the vote for the 2012 FIFA FIFPro World XI,

check the FIFPro website, the FIFPro Twitter account (#ffw11), or FIFPro Facebook.

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