2018 World Cup – Best XI’s

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There have been some sensational individual displays throughout the 2018 World Cup, with a mixture of young stars arriving on the big stage and experienced pros leading the way.

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With that in mind, and given the fact that there are only two games remaining in the tournament (deep sigh), we asked our writers to select their best XI’s of the tournament.

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Below you will see our selections of the players who shone brightest in Russia,

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Joe Prince-Wright (3-4-3 formation)
Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris
Defenders: Benjamin Pavard, Harry Maguire, Raphael Varane
Midfielders: Kevin De Bruyne, Luka Modric, N'Golo Kante, Ivan Perisic
Strikers: Romelu Lukaku, Harry Kane, Kylian Mbappe


Nick Mendola (3-4-3 formation)
Goalkeeper: Igor Akinfeev
Defenders: Harry Maguire, Andreas Grandqvist, Domagoj Vida
Midfielders: Paul Pogba, Luka Modric, N’Golo Kante, Eden Hazard
Forwards: Romelu Lukaku, Harry Kane, Kylian Mbappe


Kyle Bonn (4-3-3 formation)
Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois
Defenders: Mario Fernandes, Raphael Varane, Harry Maguire, Lucas Hernandez
Midfielders: Luka Modric, N’Golo Kante, Kevin De Bruyne
Forwards: Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku, Kylian Mbappe


Daniel Karell (3-4-3 Formation)
Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris
Defenders: Benjamin Pavard, Raphael Varane, Domagoj Vida
Midfielders: Kieran Trippier, Luka Modric, N’Golo Kante, Ivan Rakitic
Forwards: Kylian Mbappe, Harry Kane, Romelu Lukaku