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World Cup

World Cup 2018 – Team Analysis – Croatia

Another major tournament, another Croatia side plagued by off-the-field issues – making Fantasy investment difficult to consider.

There are plenty of quality options in the Vatreni squad which we’ve outlined here but it’s hard to predict what mental state many of them will occupy in Russia.

ROAD TO QUALIFICATION

Croatia’s route to the World Cup showcased both the best and the worst of Zlatko Dalic’s side. Stocked full of elite players from Europe’s top leagues, there were plenty of impressive moments during qualification for the Vatreni. But there was disappointment in equal measure as this nation’s ongoing struggle with concentration and resilience rumbles on.

In the eighth round of a fixtures, after a 1-0 defeat in Turkey, Croatia looked like they would be missing out even on a play-off place, as Iceland had made Group I’s top spot their own. With two matches left, previous manager Ante Cacic was sacked from his position and replaced with Dalic, who oversaw a draw against Finland and a crucial 2-0 win away at play-off chasing rivals Ukraine to secure passage to the next round.

A blistering 4-1 victory at home to Greece in the first leg ensured Dalic’s men were able to relax in the second, which they drew 0-0.

However, while Croatia are healthier on the pitch now than they were six months ago, their squad is still plagued by matters off it. Fans are still opposed to the national federation amid claims of corruption and both Luka Modric and Dejan Lovren are now unpopular figures too. The pair have been accused of perjury in the trial of former Dinamo Zagreb executive director Zdravko Mamic for transfer irregularities.

UEFA QUALIFYING + PLAY-OFFS

Most starts: Domagoj Vida (12), Ivan Perisic (11), Mario Mandzukic, Danijel Subasic, Sime Vrsaljko (all 10), Marcelo Brozovic, Luka Modric (both 9).

Most goals: Mandzukic (5), Nikola Kalinic, Andrej Kramaric (both 3), Perisic, Brozovic (both 2).

Most assists: Modric (4), Ivan Rakitic, Vrsaljko (both 3), Kramaric, Brozovic (both 2).

THE KEY TARGETS

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric (£6.9m on Fantasy iTeam | £9.0m on McDonald’s FIFA) looks set to benefit from a new advanced role with his nation at this World Cup. In years gone by the former Tottenham man has fulfilled much the same role he does at club level, pulling the strings from the middle and making the rest of the team tick. However, Croatia coach Dalic has recently restructured the midfield in order to exploit of Modric’s attacking talent. Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic and Inter Milan technician Marcelo Brozovic now form the engine room with Modric playing as a number 10. He was involved in six goals during qualifying but his new role may bring more Fantasy returns in Russia, provided he avoid the distraction of his public opinion.

Top-goalscorer in qualifying Mario Mandzukic (£7.4m on Fantasy iTeam | £9.0m on McDonald’s FIFA) should be on your Fantasy radar, if he can get match-fit in time for the tournament. The Juventus forward scored five goals in 10 starts during qualifying, more than any of his team-mates. He’ll get the nod over the rivals for the centre-forward position if he can get back to 100% so it’s worth checking whether he starts against Senegal on Friday afternoon.

Sime Vrsaljko (£5.8m on Fantasy iTeam | £5.5m on McDonald’s FIFA) has assumed Darijo Srna’s mantle as Croatia’s marauding right wing-back and is the headline option in defence. Three assists in qualification from a brilliant ability to cross the ball is a great place to start but clean sheets are also a distinct possibility too. Croatia kept their opponents out seven times from a possible 12 in qualifying, with one of those against upcoming World Cup Group D opponents Iceland. Meanwhile, only Bolivia (16) scored fewer goals in South American qualifying than Argentina (19).

THE LONG SHOTS

With Mandzukic’s fitness hanging in the balance, both Andrej Kramaric (£6.3m on Fantasy iTeam | £8.0m on McDonald’s FIFA) and Nikola Kalinic (£6.9m on Fantasy iTeam | £8.0m on McDonald’s FIFA) are in the frame to lead the line in Dalic’s favoured 4-2-3-1 system. Each forward is very different to the other but both of them have proved they can fill Mandzukic’s shoes, including from a Fantasy Football perspective. Kramaric is the shorter and quicker of the two and was given the nod ahead of Kalinic for Croatia’s recent friendly against Brazil. In five starts during qualifying the Hoffenheim man scored three times and was the provider for a further two goals. Meanwhile, Kalinic, formerly of Blackburn Rovers, is a target man who is very good in the air, who scored three qualification goals in five starts. He netted one of the goals as Croatia beat Spain 2-1 at Euro 2016.

Inter Milan’s Marcelo Brozovic (£6.2m on Fantasy iTeam | £8.0m on McDonald’s FIFA) has demonstrated that, despite sitting deeper in midfield, he is still capable of involving himself in goals and assists. He netted two of his own and assisted two more during qualifying making a case for an interesting differential for Fantasy managers.

In defence Danijel Subasic (£5.7m on Fantasy iTeam | £5.5m on McDonald’s FIFA), Vedran Corluka (£5.7m on Fantasy iTeam | £5.5m on McDonald’s FIFA) and Dejan Lovren (£5.8m on Fantasy iTeam  | £5.0m on McDonald’s FIFA) are all established routes into any potential clean sheets.

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Further Analysis

Our comprehensive World Cup guide can be found here.

Group A Egypt, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Uruguay

Group BIran, Morocco, Portugal, Spain

Group CAustralia, Peru, France, Denmark

Group DArgentina, Iceland, Croatia, Nigeria

Group EBrazil, Costa Rica, Switzerland, Serbia

Group FMexico, Germany, Sweden, South Korea

Group GBelgium, Panama, Tunisia, England

Group HSenegal, Japan, Poland, Colombia

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105 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Diva
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    6 months, 10 days ago

    If only they awarded fantasy points for best kit. Oh well, one of these guys should make your fantasy team look better in pixels at least.

    1. rainy
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      6 months, 10 days ago

      The larger colour blocks this year do look sharp. Although the designer's bled them into one another with a sort of old television screen effect https://bit.ly/2swhsB9

    2. Fantasy Gold
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      6 months, 10 days ago

      Perisic is a decent option as long as he is reasonably priced 🙂

  2. Blue&White85
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    • 2 Years
    6 months, 10 days ago

    Surprised Perisic wasn’t mentioned as one of the targets in that article.

    1. Tommytour
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      • 8 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Yeah, he's the only one I'd actually look at.

      1. Fantasy Gold
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 10 days ago

        Maybe Mandzukic?

    2. noquarternt
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      • 3 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      I’d prefer it with a ‘predicted line up’ and ‘penalty/direct free kick takers’ parts.

  3. Eden Chazard
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    • 2 Years
    6 months, 10 days ago

    Never been this high in the comment thread ever lol

    Random question that has sprung to mind:
    Are the site's contributors going to be doing articles on each of the 20 Prem league teams before the league starts too?
    Or just a summarised version of the top 6, midtable and then promoted teams?

    Only asking because this WC info is all great and noticed 1 article on Fulham already. 🙂

    1. Dreams
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 10 days ago

      They didn't use to do it previously. Only articles on new additions to the premier league. Teams or players that is.

      1. Eden Chazard
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        6 months, 10 days ago

        Yeah thought so. I couldn't recall what they did in the past. Thought it might happen with the added manpower.

    2. G-Whizz
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      6 months, 10 days ago

      The Fulham article was part of a trilogy that looked at the promoted teams so one was done for both Wolves and Cardiff too 🙂

    3. Geoff
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      6 months, 10 days ago

      Hasn't been a decision made on this yet. Lots of WC stuff to come, and after that we get into the pre-FPL stuff. There will definitely be coverage but the format hasn't been decided

      1. GreenWindmill
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 10 days ago

        A team by team 'What To Expect' kind of article would be really nice to discuss any changes in management/personnel, impact of having/not having European games, whether the stats make last season's performances seem sustainable, etc.

        I'm probably being greedy though 🙂

        Also, quite tricky to pen those sort of things when there's so much transfer business yet to be done and they could definitely set you up for a fall when some git links back to one of the articles at the end of the season to show how wide of the mark it was 😉

  4. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 10 days ago

    You need intelligence to play in a Guardiola system. Yaya crying to the media once again proves that he severely lacking in that department. That's why he wasn't playing.

    1. fclackless [RoboKlopp]
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      6 months, 10 days ago

      Yeah maybe but more likely his age and refusal to tow the line.

      1. Giggs Boson
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        • 7 Years
        6 months, 10 days ago

        Apparently he proved he was fitter than many of the younger players, so I don't think that was the issue.

        1. fclackless [RoboKlopp]
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          6 months, 10 days ago

          If you have a potentially divisive senior figure in the dressing room working with a manager like Pep then their toast. Difficult to imagine he lacks football intelligence.

          1. Giggs Boson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            6 months, 10 days ago

            He has football intelligence, to an extent, but the way Pep has them playing is different.

            When Pep first joined he said he was going to change the way they looked at football forever. He has many unorthodox methods. E.g. They have a positional grid on the training pitch, and they have to occupy certain zones at certain times based on their teammates movement. It gets complex. The Bayern players were struggling here 😀 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6YDl1dFI5g

            1. fclackless [RoboKlopp]
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              6 months, 10 days ago

              Who knows you could be right; it is just speculation though and a I thought a bit unfair to pin that one on him!

              Slightly surprised how well Sterling adapted as his judgement/intelligence has never shone through really.

              1. fclackless [RoboKlopp]
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                6 months, 10 days ago

                Back to Toure, still think Pep used him as a means to stamp his authority on the squad....been done many times before.

                Toure didn't exactly make it difficult either, having hissy-fits over lack of b'day cakes etc ...

                1. Giggs Boson
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                  6 months, 10 days ago

                  You could also argue he doesn't like players with egos. Eto'o complained about not being respected. Yaya wanted cake. Zlatan is Zlatan, so of course they fell out 🙂

                  1. fclackless [RoboKlopp]
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                    Yep that's closer to the truth I think

                    1. Fantasy Gold
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                      6 months, 10 days ago

                      Pep forgot to buy him a birthday cake.

                      It was all downhill from there.

    2. noquarternt
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      6 months, 10 days ago

      What a strange thing to write. Yaya clearly has ‘football intelligence’ or wouldn’t have been the player he used to be. Yaya is a divisive figure that wouldn’t listen and do everything that Pep wanted. Removing him is a good move for Pep, like when Poch got rid of all of Spurs’ naughty boys like Townsend etc.

      1. Giggs Boson
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        6 months, 10 days ago

        Yeah, I was being unfair, it's just his actions in the media are stupid.

        But we can all have moments of stupidity, me especially 🙂

        1. noquarternt
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          Yeah he’s a loose cannon, trying to make it into a racial thing. He should be thankful he wasn’t humiliated like Hart!

  5. Fred's potential impact on Manchester United
    Geoff
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    Fantasy Football Scout Daily Hot Topic

    With Fred expected to sign today for Manchester United, they look to have significantly improved their midfield depth. If, as expected, United play a midfield three of Matic, Fred, and Pogba it could move Pogba up the field to combine with the front three more often. This of course was also expected to happen when Matic came into the side. Will Fred make a more pronounced difference than Matic did? How do you rate this signing?

    Presumably Fred has been bought to be a regular starter – whose spot in the team will he take?

    Also, if Lukaku and Sanchez are regular starters, who will take the third spot ahead of the midfield? Will Rashford, Lingard, and Martial continue to rotate or do you expect one of them to make the position theirs?

    1. Fantasy Gold
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      • 4 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Mourinho let the shackles off at the start of last season, I expect the same again to start with before he takes a more defensive approach further down the line.

      Pogba should be 7.5 based on how his season went. At that price, he could be golden for the first few before the first WC.

      1. Geoff
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        6 months, 10 days ago

        New coaches in too who are more attacking. I think Mourinho, to some degree, played even more defensively than he wanted to because he didn't trust the players to do what he wanted.

        A LB that he trusts, and Fred might make him more confident that they can go forward and stay tight at the back

        1. Fantasy Gold
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          • 4 Years
          6 months, 10 days ago

          Yep. All good points. Fingers crossed.

        2. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 10 days ago

          The better the defender, the more space they can control. With a back-line of Young Jones Smalling Valencia he had to restrict it more than usual I think 😀

          Really hope United make some quality defensive signings. Dalot is still young. Hopefully a CB and LB, 1st choice.

          1. Geoff
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            Yeah Dalot is a great option for the future and I hope it goes through, but it can't be at the expense of CB or LB.

            Feels like the kind of signing you need to make when you have the starting XI sorted, which United don't right now

      2. GreenWindmill
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 10 days ago

        Did he? I remember the start of the season being characterised by some solid/uninspiring performances where Man Utd kept grabbing several goals in the last 20 minutes when the opposition were piling men forward. They still looked pretty shackled to me but the scorelines made it appear as though there was a gung-ho approach.

        Obviously it doesn't really matter from a fantasy perspective when the goals are scored but I'm not expecting attractive free flowing football.

    2. Giggs Boson
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      6 months, 10 days ago

      I think he adds much needed agility to the central midfield. The passing was sluggish there last season.

      He could play at the base of a 4231 next to Matic, or next to Pogba in a 433. Can see him starting as a #6 some games to give Matic a rest.

      For the final spot I'm sure it will vary with the opponent. We saw Mata against the lesser sides, and Lingard against the big teams. So I'd expect to see that again.

      I don't expect Martial to stay. Rashford as Alexis back-up.

      1. Fantasy Gold
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        6 months, 10 days ago

        Yep. And that’s a big mistake.

        1. Giggs Boson
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          6 months, 10 days ago

          He can be a bit aloof at times. Talented though.

          1. Fantasy Gold
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            6 months, 10 days ago

            Should never have bought Sanchez. He was simply not needed.

            1. Geoff
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              6 months, 10 days ago

              I wouldn't say not needed, I think he's an upgrade. Not sure it was a necessary upgrade but I think the move helps them, takes him away from rivals, and Martial wasn't really fitting in with Mourinho

            2. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
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              6 months, 10 days ago

              I wouldn’t say that. Alexis Sanchez is a world class player and way ahead of Rashford.

              1. IrishRed
                • 2 Years
                6 months, 10 days ago

                Sanchez is playing far worse for us than Martial was before January

      2. Geoff
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        I agree the agility/lack of quick passing should really be improved.

        Rashford, Lingard, Mata, Herrera on the bench with a new RW then?

        1. Giggs Boson
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          6 months, 10 days ago

          I don't even think a new RW is needed, but a left-footer with a bit of pace would be nice. Bale/Griezmann would have been perfect, but it won't happen 😀

          The main issue was full-backs last season. Need them to break down busses.

    3. noquarternt
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      6 months, 10 days ago

      It doesn’t matter how much they spend or who they buy, still got the same manager. De Gea and any nailed on defender the only ones worth looking at.

      1. GreenWindmill
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        • 7 Years
        6 months, 10 days ago

        But yeah, I'm a sucker for a 'player X has now been unleashed!' kind of narrative. Still sceptical about how much Mourinho will allow that to happen though.

        1. Geoff
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          6 months, 10 days ago

          😀

          I know it's been said before, but for me this is getting close to make or break for Mourinho. If Pogba doesn't play well this year or United don't perform, the excuses won't be valid anymore

          1. GreenWindmill
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            6 months, 10 days ago

            He's never really been a long-term build a legacy kind of manager so I suspect he has a fairly short shelf life now regardless of what happens. Hard to see Man City not winning the league again and my impression of Mourinho is that he won't stick around in Pep's shadow even if things do improve a little.

            I'm a pretty casual observer though so that's truly lightweight speculation 🙂

          2. GreenWindmill
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            6 months, 10 days ago

            (And for me, the excuses already aren't valid - to play the kind of football he does with the resources at his disposal is not ok. Just my opinion of course.)

    4. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
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      6 months, 10 days ago

      I think we will see a mix of 4321 & 433 over the season for United. More likely that they will start an extra attacker against smaller teams at home. Think Fred will definitely start all games.

      Signing a RW might not be United’s top priority but I wouldn’t be surprised if they get one let’s see.

      The player I’m most interested in is Sanchez. He’s nailed and is having a good rest. If priced between 10-10.5m he could be the one to have.

      1. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
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        6 months, 10 days ago

        423***

        1. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
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          6 months, 10 days ago

          Ughh 4231****

      2. fclackless [RoboKlopp]
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        6 months, 10 days ago

        Yep a price drop to a realistic amount and he's back in the game.

    5. GreenWindmill
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      • 7 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Think Sanchez will interest me at the start of this season. A full summer off for the first time in forever and hopefully a bit of fire in his belly. Needs a reasonable price drop though. The rest of the attackers look likely to be dodgy from a rotation or tiredness point of view for me.

    6. Jᴀʀᴠ oғ Tʜᴇ Gᴀʟ…
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      6 months, 10 days ago

      Seems a lot of money for a player that hasn't done anything outside Mickey Mouse leagues. Doubt if Man City are shaking in their boots.

      1. Fantastisk
        6 months, 10 days ago

        This

    7. Dreams
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 10 days ago

      I don't know why mourinho signs any player tbh. None of his signings have performed as expected till now. I think Fred will be a part of the two defensive mids alongside matic replacing Herrera.

      1. Jᴀʀᴠ oғ Tʜᴇ Gᴀʟ…
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        6 months, 10 days ago

        How he still has his job is baffling - hundreds and hundreds of millions spent on a team that isn't even close to challenging for the title. Can't see him lasting until Christmas if they don't have a very good start.

        1. Dreams
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 10 days ago

          Agree with you. Even now, they hardly look like a team that will win anything easily. Too many players are required according to his press conferences. I hope it doesn't end like his last job.

    8. Ryan
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      6 months, 10 days ago

      A natural RW is necessary. Lingard is alright but I still see him as just a squad player. Martial or Rashford needs to go out on loan or be sold because Sanchez has the LW wrapped up really.

    9. ZoumasBloomers
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      If Fred replaces Herrera then I would think that makes Pogba less of an option?

      1. GreenWindmill
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        6 months, 10 days ago

        What's the reasoning? I don't know enough about the situation to understand without a massively simplified explanation 🙂

      2. Team Cruel
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        • 3 Years
        6 months, 10 days ago

        Why?

        Matic
        Fred - Pogba
        New RW - Lukaku - Alexis

        McT, Herrera, Lingard, Mata, Rashford and potentially Martial as backup. Possibly a DM backup in too.

      3. Jᴀʀᴠ oғ Tʜᴇ Gᴀʟ…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 10 days ago

        Less than zero?

    10. Nascimento
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      • 3 Years
      6 months, 9 days ago

      I think if we play Fred in Midfield with Herrera and Matic and McTominay that should really free up Pogba

  6. CloudSky
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 10 days ago

    Wolves reporterly offered 40 mil € for Joao Cancelo as per Skysports Italia and Fabrizio Romano. They are close to signing Rui Patricio too.

    We are all just living in Jorges' world.

    1. Geoff
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      6 months, 10 days ago

      How many Portuguese players would that be?

      1. CloudSky
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 10 days ago

        Like 7, those two included.

        1. Siva Mohan
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 10 days ago

          any of them made it to 23 man WC squad?

          1. CloudSky
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 10 days ago

            Rui Patricio (who they are interested in). Jota and Neves are in the U21 squad if I remember correctly.

            1. Siva Mohan
              • 6 Years
              6 months, 10 days ago

              cheers CloudSky

  7. ludaslol
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 10 days ago

    Who would you rather have on your fantasy side:
    A) Fazio(ARG)
    B) M.Dembele

    The site also gives points for team win and when the team scores.. no subs so you Can change the formation..

    1. CloudSky
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Both teams should win similar points. More potential of a Argentina CS than Dembele scoring. At the same time, Belgium should score more than Argentina due to Panama and Tunisia. So, depending on how it scorer you make a decision between whats the goal difference in plus of Belgium vs Argentina CS potential.

      1. ludaslol
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 10 days ago

        Yeah I guess so, is Fazio nailed over Rojo atleast?
        I dont think Dembele will score but Belgium should get some wins and go far Which is always Nice for such a cheap asset.
        I also think Argentina Will have a tough time keeping a clean against Nigeria and Croatia..

        Meh its a tough one

        1. CloudSky
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 10 days ago

          Should be.

  8. fenixri
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 10 days ago

    Ante Rebić if placed in mf position with reasonable price could be great pick. He had excellent season in Eintracht and it was one of the best players against Brasil.

    Also worth of mentioning is Vida. He is nailed CB but can also play right full back, like he did now against Brasil, and he can score header from corners/free kick.

    New coach is very good, and sacking Cacic was one of the better decisions. I think Croatia will do very good this tournament, maybe even take the 1st spot in group but fantasy wise it is hard to say who to pick. Even fw position isn't nailed on.

    1. iCon
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      • 7 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Who do you reckon will start up front?

  9. mogadishu
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    • 2 Years
    6 months, 10 days ago

    Does anyone know of any FFS articles/discussions on the Telegraph World Cup game?

    1. GreenWindmill
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      • 7 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Don't think there have been any articles/hot topics on it, some general chat but nothing I can direct you to unfortunately - maybe you can start something 🙂

    2. Geoff
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      • 6 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      If there's demand for it we can make a Hot Topic

    3. noquarternt
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      • 3 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Fiso.co.uk

  10. Sandstorm
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    • 8 Years
    6 months, 10 days ago

    Membership renewed for 2018/19.

  11. pakornk
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    • 2 Years
    6 months, 10 days ago

    What should Sanchez price be next season? 11.5 was too high.

    1. Jᴀʀᴠ oғ Tʜᴇ Gᴀʟ…
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      • 3 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Tricky - 10.0 is my finger in the air.

    2. Norman Conquest
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      • 5 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      he started at 12 last season i think he will come in at 10.5 next season

    3. noquarternt
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      • 3 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      10.5/11

      His previous scores at Arsenal probably prevent him from dropping much more than that.

      Like Hazard.

    4. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
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      • 2 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Hoping 10-10.5m

  12. Rains of Castamere
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 10 days ago

    Diego Costa is 35/1 with Unibet to be Top Scorer at the WC, am I missing something? From what I'm reading it looks like he'll start up front for Spain who have an easy group with Morocco and Iran. In contrast Messi and Neymar are at 9s and 10s.

    1. Jᴀʀᴠ oғ Tʜᴇ Gᴀʟ…
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      • 3 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Get your cash out and remember us when you're rich 🙂

    2. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Lukaku & Werner at 17/1 look like better bets.

    3. noquarternt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Sure he'll start? Aspas and false 9s always a danger with them. Not on pens etc.

      Although saying that he's got a chance and think 35 is too extreme.

    4. noquarternt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      What're Cavani and Suarez at?

    5. SuperDunny - Used to be goo…
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Looks like decent value. Probably worth backing on Betfair if the price is similar to give you a bit of flexibility.

      I like Senegal @ 5/1 to win Group H 🙂

    6. Funkyav
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      ive gone mbappe and suarez top scorers at 33/1 and 25/1 respectively

  13. schmileyg
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 10 days ago

    Can some one point me in the direction of the best Fantasy for the WC, I'm struggling to get the Mc fiifa one working?

    Anyone else having issues?

    1. child of God
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Mcdonald's won't be officially out till Thursday

    2. Funkyav
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      my only issue is that the game isnt open yet

  14. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 10 days ago

    I've investigated Yaya's claims about Pep's racism in great detail and my verdict is that City should be deducted 20 points in the 17/18 season and should be banned from buying players until the next decade.

    1. child of God
      6 months, 10 days ago

      He's an incredible manager bt unfortunately how he handles certain players make it and

    2. child of God
      6 months, 10 days ago

      He's an incredible manager bt unfortunately how he handles certain players make him seem immature, not surprised he's been branded a coward on more than one occasion

  15. Jubilanus / When 'Arry…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 10 days ago

    Hi all,

    I've been roped into doing a world cup fantasy draft tonight and wondered if anybody had a any quick links to every teams likely starting 11?

    had a quick google but nothing obvious out there so 2nd stop was here.

    1. SuperDunny - Used to be goo…
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      You'll just have to rely on your actual football knowledge 😉

  16. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 10 days ago

    Anyone got a link to where one can see possible/likely team line-ups now the squads have been confirmed? Or has anyone posted a article or hot topic with the likely starting line-ups?

  17. edgardavids
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 10 days ago

    @RealFevr

    Perisic 8,5M
    Modric 7M
    Rakitic 7M

    With that more advanced role Modric seems like a no brainer, def under my radar