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World Cup fantasy football: The 5 best midfielders in 2014

These midfield wizards lit up the last World Cup in 2014.

There are just five days to go until the greatest show on Earth kicks off and time is running out to enter your fantasy football team.

Midfield is an area where games can either be won or lost, which is why it’s crucial to have a group of points-hungry midfield sparks in your Dream Team World Cup side.


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These were the highest points scorers from the last World Cup in 2014, with one or two surprising names making the list.

1 James Rodriguez – 81 points

James Rodriguez was a revelation in Brazil in 2014

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James Rodriguez was a revelation in Brazil in 2014

James Rodriguez quickly became a household name after his eye-catching performances at the 2014 World Cup.

The attacking midfielder chipped in six goals and two assists in Colombia’s five games at the tournament.

Rodriguez’s crowning moment came against Uruguay in the last-16, when he scored a spectacular volley from outside the box, a strike that was later voted Goal of the Tournament.

The 26-year-old earned himself a transfer to Real Madrid after Colombia’s defeat against Brazil in the quarter-finals.

Rodriguez is available for selection in your Dream Team World Cup side for just £5m.

2 Thomas Muller – 76 points

Thomas Muller always turns up in a World Cup

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Thomas Muller always turns up in a World Cup

Thomas Muller continued his impressive habit of scoring for fun in World Cups, after he netted five in Germany’s winning campaign in 2014.

The Bayern Munich man is expected to impress once again in Russia, in what is a formidable squad at Joachim Low’s disposal.

Muller is now only six goals shy of the World Cup record number goals set a by Germany legend Miroslav Klose.

You can pick Muller in your Dream Team World Cup side for £6m.

3 Toni Kroos – 67 points

Toni Kroos has become one of the best midfielders in the world

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Toni Kroos has become one of the best midfielders in the world

Toni Kroos continues the theme of Germany players who bossed it at the World Cup in 2014.

The metronome midfielder was an ever present for Die Mannschaft in Brazil, scoring two goals and registering four assists in the tournament.

Kroos can be selected in your Dream Team World Cup side for just £4m.


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4 Arjen Robben – 64 points

Arjen Robben will have to watch the World Cup action from home

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Arjen Robben will have to watch the World Cup action from home

Arjen Robben scored three and chipped in with the same amount of assists.

The Bayern man played in all seven of of Holland’s games at the tournament, as they beat Brazil in the 3rd place playoff.

At the age of 34, it is unlikely we will see Robben in a World Cup again, but his efforts in 2014 were certainly memorable.

5 Andre Schurrle – 62 points

Andre Schurrle wasn’t selected for Germany’s 23-man squad for Russia

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Andre Schurrle wasn’t selected for Germany’s 23-man squad for Russia

Andre Schurrle was one of the surprise packages at the 2014 World Cup.

The 27-year-old quickly became one of Germany’s most important players at the tournament, scoring three and assisting three on route to the final.

Schurrle assisted Mario Gotze for his dramatic late winner against Argentina which won Germany the World Cup.

Like Gotze, Schurrle is not available for selection in your Dream Team World Cup side after he was omitted from the 23-man squad from Low.

How does World Cup fantasy football work?

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If you’re already a Dream Team fan you’ll recognise the setup.

The game is completely free to enter and will run from the opening game on June 14 right up until when England inevitably lift the trophy in the final on July 15.

Because that’s definitely what’s going to happen, right?

You will be given 20 transfers at the start of the tournament to use across the duration, with a maximum of three transfers per match day.

Our expert friends over at WhoScored – as they have for the Season and Weekender games – will provide all the statistics that generate the points scoring.

How do you sign up?

You can now officially sign up and start picking your teams after hundreds of thousands of you pre-registered in the last month or so.

You can sign up to play the game here and we recommend downloading the Dream Team app too so you’ve got all the latest news, gossip and updates at your finger tips.


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