Cristiano Ronaldo has been named in the World Cup’s WORST team after his nightmare tournament for Portugal alongside a Chelsea star… but which victorious Argentine is also in?
- Data providers Sofascore have released their worst XI from Qatar based on statistics
- The team has people like Cristiano Ronaldo who fought for Portugal
- Two Australians and one American player have also been included in the XI
- A World Cup winner as well as a regular starter for Chelsea have made the team
- Players had to make at least four appearances to feature in the Worst XI
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Cristiano Ronaldo has been named in a statistically worst World Cup XI after enduring a torrid time for Portugal at the tournament in Qatar.
Ronaldo scored only one goal for his country and was dropped to the bench by Fernando Santos for their last 16 match with Switzerland and their shock quarter-final defeat to Morocco.
The 37-year-old free agent allegedly threatened to leave the Portuguese camp during a heated meeting with Santos after he found out he had been ruled out for the Switzerland match, although this was quickly denied by the country’s FA and the player.
Cristiano Ronaldo endured a miserable tournament for Portugal, scoring just one goal
Ronaldo left the field in tears after Portugal were stunned by Morocco in the quarter-finals
And Ronaldo’s misery has been compounded by being picked by the stats provider Sofa score as part of their worst team at the World Cup.
The worst XI team is based on Sofascore’s rating, which gives each player a score out of 10 for their performance in the tournament. To be included, players had to have made a minimum of four appearances in Qatar.
Ronaldo, who has been spotted back at Real Madrid’s training ground as he looks to stay fit during his search for a new club, he was named in the SofaScore page after scoring just 6.46.
Lautaro Martinez has been included in the XI despite lifting the World Cup with Argentina
The Portuguese forward joins Lautaro Martinez up front, despite the Argentine being a member of the team that lifted the trophy after beating France on penalties in a memorable final.
Martinez, who failed to score for Argentina in Qatar in 148 minutes of action throughout the tournament, was rated just 6.35.
The Inter Milan forward was brought off the bench by Lionel Scaloni in all but two of Argentina’s World Cup matches.
He came on for Manchester City star Julian Alvarez 13 minutes into extra time in Sunday’s final against France.
Senegal’s Edouard Mendy was blamed for both Holland goals in their opening Group A match
Mendy fought for the African champions, who crashed out of the tournament in the round of 16
Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has also been selected by Sofascore in their worst XI with a rating of just 6.30.
Mendy featured for Senegal, who reached the last 16, before being knocked out by England as his errors cost the African champions their 2-0 defeat to the Netherlands in their Group A opener.
The 30-year-old had lost his place as Chelsea’s No.1 ahead of the tournament and his problems continued at the World Cup – but he kept his place in the Senegal team throughout.
Sergino Dest, who is contracted to Barcelona but is on loan at AC Milan, takes the right-back position after earning a paltry 6.50 rating.
Kamil Glik and Bartosz Bereszyński of Poland, who were criticized for their negative tactics and displays in Qatar, and Senegal centre-back Abdou Diallo complete the back four.
USA right back Sergino Dest was selected in Qatar’s worst XI by SofaScore
Jackson Irvine and Mathew Leckie of Australia were selected in midfield alongside South Korea’s Hwang In-beom and Switzerland’s Ruben Vargas.
The World Cup came to a dramatic end on Sunday as Argentina beat France 4-2 on penalties after a thrilling final ended 3-3 at the end of extra time.
Lionel Messi scored twice as he guided the South American nation to their first World Cup since 1986, emulating his late compatriot Diego Maradona.
Kylian Mbappe scored a hat-trick – the first man to do so since Sir Geoff Hurst in 1966 – but his efforts were in vain as France failed to retain the trophy.
The worst rated team from the World Cup in Qatar, as provided by Sofascore.com