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World Cup Fantasy Team News: Predicted Starting Lineups

With the World Cup kicking off on Sunday, fantasy managers are scrambling to put together their best team.

It’s one thing to assemble a team of the best players but you have to make sure they start.

Managers want to know who’s starting and if they’re not guaranteed to do so, how likely are they to start.

So, much like our Premier League team news page, we’ve put together something similar for the World Cup.

We’ve taken the teams that you most want to know the starting lineups for ahead of time and make our calculated lineup predictions.

If you want to know each team’s chance of winning and keeping a clean sheet in each matchday, as well as the most likely goalscorers, check out our fantasy World Cup cheat sheet.

The below lineups and formations will be updated as MD1 draws closer and for future matchdays in the tournament. Other teams will also be added.

Argentina Predicted Lineup

Lineup Last Updated: 17 December 2022

Fixture – France

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PlayerStarting %
Emiliano Martinez95%
Nahuel Molina80%
Marcos Acuna70%
Cristian Romero80%
Nicolas Otamendi90%
Leandro Paredes70%
Enzo Fernandez90%
Alexis Mac Allister80%
Rodrigo De Paul90%
Lionel Messi95%
Julian Alvarez90%
Potential StartersStarting %
Gonzalo Montiel20%
Nicolas Tagliafico30%
Lisandro Martinez40%
Angel Di Maria50%
Papu Gomez20%
Lautaro Martinez15%

Australia Predicted Lineup

Lineup Last Updated: 07 December 2022

Fixture – OUT

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PlayerStarting %
Mathew Ryan0%
Milos Degenek0%
Aziz Behich0%
Harry Souttar0%
Kye Rowles0%
Aaron Mooy0%
Jackson Irvine0%
Matthew Leckie0%
Craig Goodwin0%
Riley McGree0%
Mitchell Duke0%
Potential StartersStarting %
Fran Karacic0%
Joel King0%
Bailey Wright0%
Keanu Baccus0%
Awer Mabil0%
Jason Cummings0%
Jamie MacLaren0%

Brazil Predicted Lineup

Lineup Last Updated: 10 December 2022

Fixture – OUT

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PlayerStarting %
Alisson Becker0%
Danilo0%
Alex Sandro0%
Marquinhos0%
Thiago Silva0%
Casemiro0%
Lucas Paqueta0%
Neymar0%
Raphinha0%
Vinicius Jr0%
Richarlison0%
Potential StartersStarting %
Eder Militao0%
Dani Alves0%
Gleison Bremer0%
Fabinho0%
Bruno Guimaraes0%
Fred0%
Rodrygo0%
Antony0%
Gabriel Martinelli0%

Croatia Predicted Lineup

Lineup Last Updated: 17 December 2022

Fixture – Morocco

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PlayerStarting %
Dominik Livakovic80%
Josip Juranovic80%
Borna Sosa80%
Dejan Lovren80%
Josko Gvardiol80%
Marcelo Brozovic80%
Luka Modric80%
Mateo Kovacic80%
Mario Pasalic50%
Ivan Perisic50%
Andrej Kramaric60%
Potential StartersStarting %
Josip Stanisic20%
Borna Barisic20%
Domagoj Vida20%
Josip Sutalo20%
Lovro Majer60%
Nikola Vlasic30%
Mislav Orsic30%
Bruno Petkovic50%
Marko Livaja30%

England Predicted Lineup

Lineup Last Updated: 10 December 2022

Fixture – OUT

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PlayerStarting %
Jordan Pickford0%
Kyle Walker0%
Luke Shaw0%
John Stones0%
Harry Maguire0%
Declan Rice0%
Jude Bellingham0%
Jordan Henderson0%
Bukayo Saka0%
Phil Foden0%
Harry Kane0%
Potential StartersStarting %
Trent Alexander-Arnold0%
Kieran Trippier0%
Eric Dier0%
Mason Mount0%
Jack Grealish0%
Marcus Rashford0%
Callum Wilson0%

Read More: Fantasy Premier League Predicted Lineups

France Predicted Lineup

Lineup Last Updated: 17 December 2022

Fixture – Argentina

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PlayerStarting %
Hugo Lloris90%
Jules Kounde80%
Theo Hernandez80%
Raphael Varane70%
Dayotchanculle Upamecano70%
Adrien Rabiot70%
Aurelien Tchouameni80%
Antoine Griezmann90%
Ousmane Dembele90%
Kylian Mbappe90%
Olivier Giroud90%
Potential StartersStarting %
Benjamin Pavard20%
Axel Disasi20%
Ibrahima Konate40%
William Saliba20%
Youssouf Fofana40%
Eduardo Camavinga10%
Kingsley Coman10%
Marcus Thuram20%
Randal Kolo Muani10%

Japan Predicted Lineup

Lineup Last Updated: 07 December 2022

Fixture – OUT

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PlayerStarting %
Shuichi Gonda0%
Junya Ito0%
Yuto Nagatomo0%
Ko Itakura0%
Maya Yoshida0%
Shogo Taniguchi0%
Wataru Endo0%
Hidemasa Morita0%
Daichi Kamada0%
Takefusa Kubo0%
Daizen Maeda0%
Potential StartersStarting %
Hiroki Sakai0%
Miki Yamane0%
Ao Tanaka0%
Ritsu Doan0%
Takuma Asano0%

Morocco Predicted Lineup

Lineup Last Updated: 17 December 2022

Fixture – Croatia

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PlayerStarting %
Yassine Bounou90%
Achraf Hakimi80%
Noussair Mazraoui80%
Jawad El Yamiq80%
Romain Saiss80%
Sofyan Amrabat80%
Azzedine Ounahi80%
Selim Amallah70%
Hakim Ziyech80%
Sofiane Boufal80%
Youssef En-Nesyri80%
Potential StartersStarting %
Yahia Attiyat Allah40%
Achraf Dari40%
Abdelhamid Sabiri60%
Zakaria Aboukhlal30%
Abdessamad Ezzalzouli40%
Abderazak Hamdallah20%

Netherlands Predicted Lineup

Lineup Last Updated: 10 December 2022

Fixture – OUT

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PlayerStarting %
Andries Noppert0%
Denzel Dumfries0%
Daley Blind0%
Jurrien Timber0%
Nathan Ake0%
Virgil Van Dijk0%
Marten De Roon0%
Frankie De Jong0%
Davy Klaassen0%
Cody Gakpo0%
Memphis Depay0%
Potential StartersStarting %
Jeremie Frimpong0%
Tyrell Malacia0%
Stefen De Vrij0%
Matthijs De Ligt0%
Steven Berghuis0%
Teun Koopmeiners0%
Steven Bergwijn0%
Vincent Janssen0%

Poland Predicted Lineup

Lineup Last Updated: 07 December 2022

Fixture – OUT

There is no formation associated with this shortcode.

PlayerStarting %
Wojciech Szczesny0%
Matty Cash0%
Przemyslaw Frankowski0%
Bartosz Bereszynski0%
Jakub Kiwior0%
Kamil Glik0%
Krystian Bielik0%
Grzegorz Krychowiak0%
Jakub Kaminski0%
Piotr Zielinski0%
Robert Lewandowski0%
Potential StartersStarting %
Artur Jedrzejczyk0%
Sebastien Szymanski0%
Damian Szymanski0%
Michal Skoras0%
Nicola Zalewski0%
Krzysztof Piatek0%
Arkadiusz Milik0%

Portugal Predicted Lineup

Lineup Last Updated: 10 December 2022

Fixture – OUT

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PlayerStarting %
Diogo Costa0%
Diogo Dalot0%
Raphael Guerreiro0%
Pepe0%
Ruben Dias0%
William Carvalho0%
Otavio0%
Bernardo Silva0%
Bruno Fernandes0%
Joao Felix0%
Goncalo Ramos0%
Potential StartersStarting %
Joao Cancelo0%
Nuno Mendes0%
Danilo0%
Ruben Neves0%
Vitinha0%
Joao Mario0%
Rafael Leao0%
Cristiano Ronaldo0%

Senegal Predicted Lineup

Lineup Last Updated: 07 December 2022

Fixture – OUT

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PlayerStarting %
Edouard Mendy0%
Youssouf Sabaly0%
Ismail Jakobs0%
Kalidou Koulibaly0%
Abodu Diallo0%
Idrissa Gueye0%
Cheikhou Kouyate0%
Nampalys Mendy0%
Krepin Diatta0%
Ismaila Sarr0%
Boulaye Dia0%
Potential StartersStarting %
Pape Abou Cisse0%
Pape Gueye0%
Pathe Ciss0%
Iliman Ndiaye0%
Famara Diedhiou0%

South Korea Predicted Lineup

Lineup Last Updated: 07 December 2022

Fixture – OUT

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PlayerStarting %
Kim Seung Gyu0%
Kim Moon-hwan0%
Kim Jin-su0%
Kim Min-jae0%
Kim Young-gwon0%
Hwang In-beom0%
Jung Woo-young0%
Lee Jae-sung0%
Na Sang-ho0%
Heung Min Son0%
Cho Gue-sung0%
Potential StartersStarting %
Kyung-won Kwon0%
Noh Hong-Chul0%
Son Jun-ho0%
Lee Kangin0%
Hwang Hee-Chan0%
Hwang Ui-jo0%

Spain Predicted Lineup

Lineup Last Updated: 07 December 2022

Fixture – OUT

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PlayerStarting %
Unai Simon0%
Cesar Azpilicueta0%
Jordi Alba0%
Rodri0%
Aymeric Laporte0%
Sergio Busquets0%
Gavi0%
Pedri Gonzalez0%
Ferran Torres0%
Dani Olmo0%
Marco Asensio0%
Potential StartersStarting %
Dani Carvajal0%
Alejandro Balde0%
Eric Garcia0%
Pau Torres0%
Koke0%
Carlos Soler0%
Pablo Sarabia0%
Ansu Fati0%
Alvaro Morata0%

Switzerland Predicted Lineup

Lineup Last Updated: 07 December 2022

Fixture – OUT

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PlayerStarting %
Gregor Kobel0%
Silvan Widmer0%
Ricardo Rodriguez0%
Manuel Akanji0%
Nico Elvedi0%
Remo Freuler0%
Granit Xhaka0%
Djibril Sow0%
Xherdan Shaqiri0%
Ruben Vargas0%
Breel Embolo0%
Potential StartersStarting %
Renato Steffen0%
Eray Comert0%
Fabian Schar0%
Edimilson Fernandes0%
Denis Zakaria0%
Fabien Rieder0%
Noah Okafor0%

USA Predicted Lineup

Lineup Last Updated: 07 December 2022

Fixture – OUT

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PlayerStarting %
Matt Turner0%
Sergino Dest0%
Antonee Robinson0%
Walker Zimmerman0%
Tim Ream0%
Tyler Adams0%
Weston McKennie0%
Yunus Musah0%
Tim Weah0%
Christian Pulisic0%
Jesus Ferreira0%
Potential StartersStarting %
DeAndre Yedlin0%
Shaquell Moore0%
Cameron Carter-Vickers0%
Kellyn Acosta0%
Brenden Aaronson0%
Giovanni Reyna0%
Haji Wright0%
Josh Sargent0%