World Cup Team of the Tournament

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Guardian Hawk

Premiership Player
Oct 16, 2003
4,663
7,538
Murrumbeena
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Hello all,

Thought it might be fun to start creating our teams of the tournament (so far). Feel it's most interesting at this stage anyway as the team revolves around fewer teams the further you go...

My first attempt at the team so far:

......................Gakpo.............
Mbappe...........Messi..........Rashford
...........Casameiro.....Kudus.......
Estupinan..Gvardiol...Souttar...Dumfries
....................Szczesny................

Will update as we go. How do you see it?
 

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Guardian Hawk

Premiership Player
Oct 16, 2003
4,663
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Murrumbeena
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Hawthorn
Maguire should be one of the centre backs. Fernandes needs to be there, as does Bellingham.
Good shouts. I wanted to add my bench/unluckies but thought it might rob the thread of discussion.

Fernandes was in my original side and I replaced him with Messi (after the Australia game) as I thought maybe I was being biased (don't hate him, just completely over the hype around CR7/Messi now).

I also put Bellingham straight in after Round of 16 but then remembered he had 2 great games and 2 anonymous games. Wasn't sure if those who had 3-4 good games should be ahead?

Also felt weird not including any Japanese players.

Maguire was behind a few for me - lots of good CBs and I think sometimes his efforts are illuminated because they contrast so starkly with his club form.
 

sorted

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 21, 2016
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Geelong
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Oldham, West Ham
Maguire should be one of the centre backs.

He did well against Iran, USA and Wales then had a bit of a mare against Senegal. See how he goes against France.
 

Bostonian

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 9, 2015
19,607
19,743
AFL Club
Carlton
Hello all,

Thought it might be fun to start creating our teams of the tournament (so far). Feel it's most interesting at this stage anyway as the team revolves around fewer teams the further you go...

My first attempt at the team so far:

......................Gakpo.............
Mbappe...........Messi..........Rashford
...........Casameiro.....Kudus.......
Estupinan..Gvardiol...Souttar...Dumfries
....................Szczesny................

Will update as we go. How do you see it?


Not bad, fleece Chelsea for a huge amount for Cucurella then go out and sign a better player as his replacement for a third of the price.
 

typeclub

Norm Smith Medallist
Sep 10, 2012
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St Kilda
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Al-Nassr FC
Too early to call. Some teams like England haven't even played a real team yet.
 

apollo_creed

Premium Platinum
Sep 11, 2003
36,693
6,318
Slovenia
AFL Club
Richmond
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Liverpool
Worst XI nominees?

Ronaldo to captain? Been poor all tournament. Scored one goal (penalty from a dive) after wasting 100 other opportunities.

Spat the dummy when substituted in a meaningless match.
 

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Cruyff14

TheBrownDog
Aug 16, 2011
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Hawthorn
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Arsenal
Worst XI nominees?

Ronaldo to captain? Been poor all tournament. Scored one goal (penalty from a dive) after wasting 100 other opportunities.

Spat the dummy when substituted in a meaningless match.
Bale? Lukaku? Hazard?

The Qatari keeper?
 
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