2018 World Cup: Pre-tournament Best XI’s

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Well, this is ridiculously hard.

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Focusing on all of the stars who will be on show during the 2018 World Cup, we thought it would be interesting to pick our pre-tournament Best XI.

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It was incredibly tough. Below is the starting lineup each of our writers selected based on the players available to play in Russia this summer.

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Joe Prince-Wright

—– De Gea —–

—- Walker —- Ramos —- Vertonghen —- Marcelo —-

—- De Bruyne —- Kroos —- Hazard —-

—- Messi —- Kane —- Ronaldo —-


Nick Mendola

—– Neuer —–

—- Kimmich —- Hummels —- Marcelo —-

—- Kante —- Casemiro —-

—- Ozil —- Pogba —-

—- Griezmann —- Messi —- Neymar —-


Kyle Bonn

—– De Gea —–

—- Walker —- Ramos —- Vertonghen —- Marcelo —-

—- De Bruyne —- Fernandinho —- Salah —-

—- Neymar —- Messi —- Ronaldo —-


Andy Edwards

—– Alisson —–

—- Kimmich —- Ramos —- Umtiti —- Alba —-

—- Modric —- Kroos —- Pogba —-

—- Messi —- Kane —- Griezmann —-


Matt Reed

—– De Gea —–
—- Kimmich — Ramos — Hummels —- Marcelo —
—- De Bruyne —- Kante —- Modric —-
—- Salah —- Messi —- Ronaldo -—

Dan Karell

—– De Gea —–

—- Vertonghen —- Ramos —- Godin —-

—- De Bruyne —- Kante —- Fernandinho —- Ozil —-

—- Messi —- Ronaldo —- Neymar —-