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Roy Keane Picks Fellow Irishman For Dream World Cup Five-A-Side Team

Roy Keane Picks Fellow Irishman For Dream World Cup Five-A-Side Team
By Eoin Harrington
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When tasked with naming his dream five-a-side team from the history of the World Cup, Roy Keane had some rather intriguing picks in store.

The former Ireland captain was tasked with picking the five-a-side lineup by ITV Sport on TikTok, and one Irishman made his team - though there was no room for the two greats of World Cup history, Pele and Diego Maradona.

Keane made some intriguing picks, particularly up front, with Paul McGrath slotting in at the heart of his defence.

Roy Keane picks unusual World Cup five-a-side team

When you think of the World Cup, you think of the great Brazilian team of the 1960s and '70s, or Diego Maradona's dizzying run through the England defence in Mexico City in '86.

That is, unless you're Roy Keane. Neither man made Keane's five-a-side World Cup team - but it's still a team that would strike fear into any group of players.

In goal, Keane went with the 1982 World Cup winner Dino Zoff of Italy, who slots in behind Keane's fellow Irishman Paul McGrath.

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McGrath famously put in the performance of his life in Ireland's win over Italy at the 1994 World Cup (which would serve as a nice conversation starter between himself and Zoff), and Keane praised his former teammate's World Cup performances during the 1990s.

I'll throw Paul McGrath in there. Paul was brilliant, obviously, in 1990 and '94.

Keane went on to pick the legendary Zinedine Zidane in midfield, before picking a rather unusual attacking pair.

Rather than plump for Pele or Diego Maradona, or the more recent greats of Lionel Messi or Ronaldo Nazario, Keane plumped for the Brazilian cult hero Zico, and England's Paul Gascoigne, to get him the goals.

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Speaking on Zico, he said:

'82, I thought he was amazing - I know the team got knocked out by Italy, but he was fantastic.

Paul Gascoigne strikes us as the kind of player who would be perfectly suited to the approach required for five-a-side - and we cannot imagine how much danger an attacking trio of Zizou, Zico, and Gazza would pose.


Roy Keane's World Cup five-a-side team may be an unusual one, but it would take some beating.

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