The two spaniards have been included in the 15-midfielder list, which also features ex-Barça stars Cesc Fàbregas and Yaya Touré.
The duo joins the likes of Claudio Bravo, Dani Alves, Gerard Pique, Javier Mascherano and Jordi Alba as the Barca candidates for a place in the World XI.
FIFA FIFPRO WORLD XI MIDFIELDERS SHORTLIST
• Xabi Alonso (FC Bayern Munich and Spain)
• Angel Di Maria (Manchester United and Argentina)
• Xavi Hernandez (FC Barcelona and Spain)
• Eden Hazard (Chelsea FC and Belgium)
• Toni Kroos (Real Madrid and Germany)
• Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea FC and Spain)
• Luka Modric (Real Madrid CF and Croatia)
• Mesut Özil (Arsenal FC and Germany)
• Andrea Pirlo ( Juventus and Italy)
• Paul Pogba ( Juventus and France)
• Andres Iniesta (FC Barcelona and Spain)
• James Rodríguez (Real Madrid and Colombia)
• Bastian Schweinsteiger (FC Bayern Munich and Germany)
• Yaya Toure (Manchester City and Ivory Coast)
• Arturo Vidal (Juventus and Chile)
The final line up will be a result of the votes of the 60,000 professional footballers all over the world and will be announced at the FIFA Ballon d’or gala in Zurich on January 12, 2015.
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