Chelsea duo named in Fifa’s World XI

Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante attended Fifa’s awards ceremony in London

Chelsea duo Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante have been named in the Fifa/FIFPro World 11.

The dream team was put together by votes from 25,000 professional footballers from more than 65 countries.

“I’m just proud to be next to these kind of players,” Belgian Hazard said at the awards ceremony in London.

“They are all top players in the world. Some of them are friends of mine and I’m just happy to be here.”

Kante, who helped France win the World Cup, said: “I’m really proud to be here. It’s a great honour to be here. I’m very happy.”

Thibaut Courtois, who recently left Chelsea for Real Madrid won the Fifa goalkeeper of the year award.

Courtois said: “I want to thank my team-mates at Chelsea, at Real Madrid and the national team – also my managers.”

The player of the year award went to Real Madrid’s Luka Modric, who won it ahead of Liverpool’s former Chelsea forward Mohamed Salah.