Tuesday | 17.6.14

Belgium 2 vs 1 Algeria

Brazil 0 vs 0 Mexico

Russia 1 vs 1 South Korea

Between the lines ~ Day 6

James Rodriguez the best attacking midfielder in Europe, according to research carried out by the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES). 

Football Observatory, a research group within the CIES in Switzerland, have ranked players from the continents top five leagues.The rating was based on aspects like technique to shoot, creating opportunities, creation of risk in the rival area, game distribution, recovery of the ball and rigor to withstand the harshness of the game. “James Rodriguez, Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas are the only three players to have two great different domains. This is one more indication of James’ exceptional talent. The performance level of Real Madrid and Chelsea depend largely on those players form” said one of the persons in charge of the players analysis, adding that all three have what it takes to win the Ballon d’Or in the future.

James Rodriguez was above Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, Kevin de Bruyne of Wolfsburg and David Silva of Manchester City, whom the young player surpassed widely to obtain a perfect score of 100 points out of 100 possible.

The study made by CIES ranked the best players in the world in each position:

Central Backs: Thiago Silva
Full-backs: Dani Alves
Defensive Midfielder: Cesc Fàbregas
Attacking Midfielder: James Rodríguez
Forwards: Lionel Messi.