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Sneaking this in before the final, could of course change after.

-----------------------Lloris---------------------------
Trippier------Lovren:surprise:----Varane----Laxalt
--------Pogba-------Kante-----Rakitic--------------
------Mbappe------Cavani-----Hazard-----------

Pretty confident about all picks, feel a bit harsh leaving Modric out, but Rakitic has the advantage of being ice cold in two penalty shootout winning situations in his favour.

Edit - Honourable mentions and squad positions to Pickford, Courtois, Fernandes, Godin, Stones, Henderson, Modric, Vrsaljko, Lukaku, Alderweireld, Casemiro, Herrera and Inui
 

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Subasic should at least be bench. Croatia won 2 pen shootouts. So he played huge part in Croatia reaching final.

Modric should start.

And lack of russians in the honourables.

Im 50:50 on Cavani. Cause he did get injured after first round and therefore didnt really influence the tournament from there onwards.
 

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Lloris

Vrsaljko - Lovren - Varane - Hérnandez (??)

Modric - Kante - Rakitic

Mbappé - Griezmann - Hazard​
 

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Very hard when they play few games and not the same number of games. A few not mentioned are Schmeichel, Caceres, Thiago Silva, Vecino, KDB.. and Mandzukic tbh. :D
 

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-------------Subasic
Vrsaljko--Lovren--Varane---Hernandez
-----Pogba----------Kante
-------------Modric
--Mbappe--Cavani--Griezmann

4 Croats, 6 Frenchmen, and 1 Uruguayan.

Depth chart:
Lloris
Pickford
Courtois

RB:
Trippier
Pavard
Meunier

CB:
Mina
Godin
Umtiti
T. Silva
Maguire
Vida
Granqvist
Stones

LB:
Laxalt
Marcelo
Augustinsson

CM/DM:
Rakitic
Torreira
Brozovic
Matuidi
Casemiro

LW:
Hazard
Cheryshev
Perisic
Son Heung Min
Lozano
Inui

CAM:
De Bruyne
Coutinho
Alli
Isco
Eriksen

RW:
Bernardo Silva
Rebic

ST:
Kane
Lukaku
Dzyuba
C. Ronaldo
Costa
Mandzukic
Giroud

Kane, Mina, Trippier, Hazard, Cheryshev, and Rakitic came close to starting for me. Maybe Kane's had a better tournament overall than Cavani, but Cavani was injured for that deciding game against the favourites to win this thing, and those two goals he scored the match before... that ****ing header.. I can't not start him :D

Also because of my formation and other choices, difficult to include both Griezmann and Hazard.. so I went with DE GREAZIEST :D but it's true Hazard played phenomenally for much of the tournament despite not being directly involved in knockout goals beside an assist vs Japan. He probably deserves a place.
 
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When you break it down though, he's not had a good tournament.

Strange as it may sound.

You have a point, but then Lukaku didn't play against England and had a bad game v France. Cavani didn't play France or SF and had a few uneventfull games in the group stages... Come to think of it, maybe Neymar should be in the mix.
 

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You have a point, but then Lukaku didn't play against England and had a bad game v France. Cavani didn't play France or SF and had a few uneventfull games in the group stages... Come to think of it, maybe Neymar should be in the mix.
Yeah it's odd. No striker has stood out.

Like Villa, Klose, Ronaldo etc have in recent WCs.
 
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