Wigan Athletic's Spanish manager Roberto Martinez says the Premier League deserved recognition in FIFA's Team of the Year.
Much has also been made of the fictional Team of the Year, with all 11 players being drawn from La Liga.
Martinez, though, is quick to stick up for the Premier League.
“You have to realise that this is the best ever Barcelona team, and you also have a Real Madrid team that has taken advantage of so much investment to pip them to the league last year,” he acknowledged.
“In addition, the core of the team that has won the last three major championships with Spain come from those two clubs.