International century makers: 100 cap XI as Lionel Messi reaches landmark

CM- Andrea Pirlo (Italy)

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The Juventus man is one of the classiest players to have ever played the game. His array of passing and underrated positioning ability means that he has been as effective now at 36-years-old, than he has ever been. He helped Italy win the World Cup in 2006, and was included in the team of the tournament, having been awarded the Bronze Ball as the third best player at the competition. He also played a massive part in the country reaching the final of Euro 2012.

CM- Andres Iniesta (Spain)

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It is difficult to make an argument to pick between the Barcelona man and his long-time midfield partner Xavi, however with a winning goal in the World Cup final, as well as being awarded the player of the tournament at Euro 2012, it is the 31-year-old that just takes a place in the side. Unfortunately, his 100th cap came during the disappointing defence of their World Cup crown in 2014.

CM- Zinedine Zidane (France)

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The former Real Madrid man is the first name in the team given how much he achieved during his amazing international career. At his first World Cup in 1998, he recovered from being the villain of the tournament, having been sent off during the group stage, to guide the French to their first triumph. He scored twice in the final as France thrashed Brazil 3-0 in front of a home crowd. He would continue to play the role of talisman for the next eight years, as Les Blues won Euro 2000, and reached the World Cup final in 2006. Though he would be sent off in his final game, he is still considered as one of the greatest at bringing his best on the biggest stages.

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