or maybe it should be a best IX from all the red cards. I thought it might be time to start thinking about who might make this list. I think Buffon wins the keeper spot. Though I thought Edwin Van der Sar played well and Bobadilla had an outstanding tournament, even though they exited early. Ashley Cole and John Terry belong on the defenders list as I think the english defense is the only thing keeping them in the tournament Cafu would probably find his way as well and maybe roberto carlos or possibly lahm from germany. Middies, I think Gerrard has had a good tournament, Zinha from Mexico deserves a look. Maxi Rodriguez and/or mascherano from argentina. you could mention beckham as well I suppose since without him the english would probably be sitting at home on the sofa right now. I think after today and the later games we'll obviously be takling more about the Brazilians but up to now most would agree they haven't been outstanding yet. Just player well enough to get by in many cases. Kaka will probably find his way on the list by the time the finals come around. Strikers... Klose, Maybe one of the brazilians. whoever wins the golden boot will obviously be here if it's not klose. Pauleta has played well but it hasn't amounted to much./ he could be talked about if they advance much further as he will have to be a factor. I'm just starting to mention some names, obviously the quaters semi's and finals will go a long way to determining who wins what but I wanted to know who you guys think are the stand outs so far. I have a lot of englishman on my list so far even though they haven't played well I think the four that I mentioned are the reason the english are still alive. They've not played well and still won their group and are in the quarters. Mention who you might pick and who I might have overlooked.