EA Sports FIFA 23 released their Team of the Tournament after the end of the World Cup and Arsenal star Bukayo Saka did not make the cut.

The 21-year-old was absolutely outstanding for England. Alongside Jude Bellingham, he was probably the Three Lions’ best player, but neither made it into FIFA’s Team of the Tournament.

Ferdinand and Evra have had their say about the snub.

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Ferdinand and Evra react after FIFA 23 snubs Bukayo Saka in Team of the Tournament

EA Sports released their Team of the Tournament and only two England players made the cut – Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane and Manchester City’s Phil Foden.

To be fair to them, both players had a decent World Cup and their performances, at times, really caught the eye. However, were either of them really better than Saka? We don’t think so!

Manchester United icons Ferdinand and Evra also touched on the selection and they weren’t too pleased either. Both of them were of the same opinion – Saka deserved to be in the Team of the Tournament.

Speaking on his YouTube channel, Ferdinand said about Foden getting the nod over Saka: “No, I don’t think that’s right. If Foden gets in, Saka should have been in before Foden.”

Evra replied: “100 per cent I agree with Rio. This doesn’t even make sense. Why’s Foden in the starting XI and not Saka?”

Ferdinand was full of praise for Saka: “I’ve got to do a special mention to Bukayo Saka, he was really, really good. He went close to getting in my team.

“He scored three goals, every game he’s pressuring, he’s asking questions, got the penalty against France. Every game, he did something that made me think he’s top level.”

The Insider’s View:

Saka was just incredible for England at the World Cup.

He scored more goals than any of his teammates and was undoubtedly the best player on the pitch in the game against France in the quarter-final.

Kane was clearly not at his usual best in Qatar and it was his penalty miss that cost England a chance to go through to the semi-finals. Foden, on the other hand, is incredibly talented, but he just wasn’t as good as the Arsenal number seven at the World Cup.

Saka’s back at Arsenal now and his focus will be on the Premier League again. If he continues to perform at the highest level, we could achieve something really special this season.

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