The 2014 World Cup is officially in the books.
Germany’s 1-0 win in Rio ended the latest campaign, lauded by many as one of the best tournaments in recent memories, thanks in large part to an action-packed group stage.
The Germans were worthy winners, hands down the best team on a game-by-game basis during the month long tournament.
Here is TopDrawerSoccer.com’s Best XI from the the 2014 World Cup:
GK Manuel Neuer, Germany: The heroics of Costa Rican Keylor Navas caught a lot of headlines, although his run came to the end in the quarterfinals. That opened the door for Neuer, often in the discussion for the impossible to label “best goalkeeper in the world” tag. Neuer helped pave the way to Germany’s triumph, and while he may not have had much to do in Sunday’s final, he was immense throughout.