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World Cup fantasy football: These brilliant players have just been added to the game

With the World Cup finally upon us, it’s time to dive into fantasy football with Dream Team’s World Cup game. 

Remember, it’s completely free to play and there’s a tasty £175k jackpot to be won, so what are you waiting for?


DREAM TEAM WORLD CUP It’s not too late to sign up to this summer’s brilliant game!!


Russia got off to a flyer

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Russia got off to a flyer

To make things even better, we’ve just added a host of new players to the game that can be picked RIGHT NOW.

And to help you decide, we’ve picked seven of the best new faces that could make a serious difference to your line-up.

7 Lucas Hernandez – £2.0m

Will Hernandez make it into your fantasy football team?

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Will Hernandez make it into your fantasy football team?

Hernandez has been a favourite at Atletico Madrid this season and will seemingly be an important member of France’s World Cup squad.

He’s also impressively cheap.

6 Corentin Tolisso – £2.0m

Two markers? No problemo

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Two markers? No problemo

Tolisso made headlines last summer when he joined Bayern Munich from Lyon, breaking the transfer record for a German club in the process.

And the Frenchman proved to an important member of their Bundesliga-winning side, scoring 10 goals in all competitions and slotting in rather well between James Rodriguez and Thiago Alcantara.

5 Giovani Lo Celso – £2.0m

What can we expect from this creative midfielder?

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What can we expect from this creative midfielder?

Rather surprisingly, this guy has been a mainstay in Paris Saint-Germain’s midfield this season.

Formerly a No. 10, Lo Celso has reinvented himself as an all-round central midfielder for the Ligue 1 champions and he could be one to watch at the World Cup.

4 Lucas Torreira – £2.0m

Arsenal fans should be very excited

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Arsenal fans should be very excited

Arsenal fans take note, because this guy is very close to joining the Gunners this summer.

The Sampdoria midfielder had a blockbuster season in Serie A, ending the campaign with a WhoScored rating of 7.17 and is a wanted man by new Arsenal boss Unai Emery.

Considering Uruguay have been drawn into a group with Russia, Saudi Arabia and Egypt, the South American’s could run riot with him pulling the strings.

3 Fred – £2.5m

Marcelo’s picking Fred for his fantasy football team

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Marcelo’s picking Fred for his fantasy football team

While we’re fairly confident Torreira will be turning out in the Premier League next season, Fred is already a done-well.

Man United confirmed the signing of the Brazilian earlier this month and we’re pretty excited to see him alongside Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic in United’s midfield next season.

In the meantime, we’ll be keeping a close eye on him in Russia, but just how much he’ll play for Brazil we really don’t know – but we reckon he’s well worth a place in the team just for his skill from set-pieces alone.

2 Rodrigo – £2.5m

Rodrigo could be a big threat for Spain

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Rodrigo could be a big threat for Spain

Remember him, Bolton fans?

Rodrigo had a fairly uneventful season in the north-west during the 2010-2011 season, but has grown into quite a deadly forward for La Liga giants Valencia.

Last season, he hit 16 goals in Spain’s top-flight to help secure his place in the national team and will be hoping to get in ahead of Diego Costa and Iago Aspas in attack.

1 Goncalo Guedes – £3.0m

How many will Guedes score at the World Cup?

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How many will Guedes score at the World Cup?

From one Valencia star to another.

Guedes was one of the most exciting youngsters to play in La Liga last season, having joined Los Che on a season-long loan in the summer.

His early-season form was particularly impressive and he’s been a rumoured Arsenal and Liverpool target for the last year, while he’s more than likely to be a starter for Portugal at the World Cup.


You may have missed the first game – but that doesn’t mean you miss out on Dream Team World Cup

We’ve got some good news for those poor timekeepers among you that didn’t quite sign up to play Dream Team World Cup before the opening game kicked off.

The curtain raiser saw the two lowest ranked sides in the tournament do battle, so as a result the popularity for the players on show was minimal at best.

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In fact, no Russian nor Saudi Arabian player has been selected by more than 1% of Dream Team World Cup managers.

That means entering late really isn’t much of a disadvantage at all because very few people have scored any points so far.

Friday is when the tournament really kicks into action though, so make sure you act fast over Thursday night and Friday morning.


DREAM TEAM WORLD CUP It’s not too late to sign up to this summer’s brilliant game!