Next, we have group C. As expected France – who will clearly be the favourites for this group – will dominate this one.

 GK: Ryan

Group C has 3 quality goalkeepers to choose from, with Ryan Schmeichel and Lloris all viable contenders. Matt Ryan makes our side as Australia’s stand-out player.

   RB: Sidibe

Capable of playing in multiple positions, Sidibe makes our team after a solid few seasons at Monaco drawing the attention of some of Europe’s elites including Athletico Madrid.

 CB: Christensen

After two years on loan at Borussia Monchengladbach, Andreas finally got his chance to impress at Chelsea – and he’s actually played quite a bit! He’s the first academy player since John Terry to become a first-team regular.

 CB: Varane

It seems like Varane has been around for ages, but he’s still only 25! Picked up by Real Madrid in 2011 (by Mourinho) for a measly $10 million, Varane was initially cover for Pepe and Ramos but has eventually developed into a World-class defender.

LB: Mendy

A major injury early into his Manchester City career meant that Mendy was not able to build on his phenomenal break-out season at Monaco.  He’s just made the French squad and will hopefully get the chance to shine again.

CM: Kante

No one will turn down the chance to pick two players for the price of one. So I won’t.

CM: Pogba

There is no denying his quality. He has the mould of a modern footballer – strong, tall, athletic, fast, good with both feet – but doesn’t always deliver. Maybe the World Cup will be different?

CAM: Eriksen

Without Eriksen, Denmark would not be going to the World Cup. He’s a supremely talented player who Denmark build their team around.

RW: Farfan

Farfan, now 33, made his name when he was picked up by Hiddink at PSV winning a truck-load of trophies and scoring 20+ in two of is four season there. At Schalke, despite inconsistencies, Farfan shone with 80+ goals and assists in 6 seasons.

LW: Mbappé

Born in the same year France last won the world cup – which makes me feel really old – Mbappe is one of the best young players of his generation. At 19 he already has over 50 career goals and he’s only expected to get better.

CF: Griezmann

Something of a late bloomer, making his name in Spain rather than his native France, Griezmann claimed the golden boot two years ago at France 2016 – can he do it again?

So here’s the team:

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