As we move into the second round of games, it’s time to look at our starting XI for Group D. It’s a little argie-bargie.

 GK: Subasic

Group D might have the weakest level of Goalkeepers, so it’s Subasic who makes it based on the experience.

   RB: Moses

He’s turning back time for Nigeria by playing Right-wing during this World Cup, but his defensive experience, albeit slightly more advanced at Chelsea, means he plays right-back for our side.

 CB: Lovren

Dejan has had his ups-and-downs for Liverpool as much as he has for Croatia, but group C lacks defensive talent, and his improvement over the last 6 months is enough to make this side.

 CB: Otamendi

It’s been a great year for the Manchester City centre-back after an indifferent start to his career in England. He’s been arguably the best centre-back in the Premier League this season.

LB: Vrsajako

Usually deployed ar right back, football manager legend Vrsajako has finally had his break-out season at Athletico overtaking veteran Juanfran in Someone’s side.

CM: Ndidi

At just 21, Ndidi has established himself as a key player for both Lecister and the Super Eagles, with the former making up for the loss of two-for-the-price-of-one-Kante.

CM: Modric

If Croatia are to go far in this tournament, Modric will be the main instigator. Croatia have a great midfield, but do they have the fire-power to see them through?

CAM: Sigurðsson

Iceland are by no means a one-man team. They are a well-drilled defensive unit, who work together as a team, however, without Sigurðsson, they lose the creative spark needed to deliver goals.

RW:  Messi


LW: Dybala

Argentina’s attacking talent is so vast that Dybala and Higuain don’t make the starting 11. Ever Icardi – with 30+ goals to his name this season, didn’t make the 23. Dybala is a supreme talent and should be given the chance shine.

CF: Aguero


So here’s the team:

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