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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: 03 December 2022

Fixture – Australia
PlayerStarting %
Emiliano Martinez95%
Nahuel Molina60%
Marcos Acuna70%
Cristian Romero80%
Nicolas Otamendi80%
Enzo Fernandez70%
Rodrigo De Paul90%
Alexis Mac Allister90%
Lionel Messi95%
Julian Alvarez80%
Lautaro Martinez60%
Potential StartersStarting %
Gozalo Montiel40%
Nicolas Tagliafico30%
Lisandro Martinez40%
Leandro Parades30%
Guido Rodriguez10%
Angel Di Maria10%
Papu Gomez45%
Paulo Dybala20%

Australia Predicted Lineup

Lineup Last Updated: 02 December 2022

Fixture – Argentina
PlayerStarting %
Mathew Ryan95%
Milos Degenek70%
Aziz Behich90%
Harry Souttar95%
Kye Rowles95%
Aaron Mooy95%
Jackson Irvine95%
Matthew Leckie90%
Craig Goodwin90%
Riley McGree90%
Mitchell Duke90%
Potential StartersStarting %
Fran Karacic30%
Joel King10%
Bailey Wright10%
Keanu Baccus10%
Awer Mabil10%
Jason Cummings10%
Jamie MacLaren20%

Brazil Predicted Lineup

Lineup Last Updated: 02 December 2022

Fixture – South Korea
PlayerStarting %
Alisson Becker90%
Eder Militao60%
Alex Sandro80%
Marquinhos90%
Thiago Silva90%
Casemiro90%
Fred60%
Lucas Paqueta80%
Raphinha90%
Vinicius Jr90%
Richarlison90%
Potential StartersStarting %
Danilo30%
Dani Alves10%
Alex Telles20%
Gleison Bremer20%
Fabinho10%
Bruno Guimaraes20%
Neymar10%
Rodrygo30%
Antony10%
Gabriel Martinelli10%
Gabriel Jesus10%

Croatia Predicted Lineup

Lineup Last Updated: 02 December 2022

Fixture – Japan
PlayerStarting %
Dominik Livakovic95%
Josip Juranovic90%
Borna Sosa90%
Dejan Lovren90%
Josko Gvardiol90%
Marcelo Brozovic90%
Luka Modric95%
Mateo Kovacic90%
Marko Livaja70%
Ivan Perisic90%
Andrej Kramaric80%
Potential StartersStarting %
Josip Stanisic10%
Borna Barisic10%
Domagoj Vida10%
Josip Sutalo10%
Lovro Majer25%
Nikola Vlasic30%
Bruno Petkovic10%
Mario Pasalic20%

England Predicted Lineup

Lineup Last Updated: 02 December 2022

Fixture – Senegal
PlayerStarting %
Jordan Pickford95%
Kyle Walker60%
Luke Shaw90%
John Stones90%
Harry Maguire90%
Declan Rice95%
Jude Bellingham95%
Mason Mount70%
Bukayo Saka80%
Raheem Sterling40%
Harry Kane95%
Potential StartersStarting %
Trent Alexander-Arnold10%
Kieran Trippier50%
Eric Dier10%
Jordan Henderson10%
Kalvin Phillips10%
Jack Grealish30%
Phil Foden30%
Marcus Rashford40%
Callum Wilson5%

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France Predicted Lineup

Lineup Last Updated: 02 December 2022

Fixture – Poland
PlayerStarting %
Hugo Lloris95%
Benjamin Pavard50%
Theo Hernandez90%
Raphael Varane70%
Dayotchanculle Upamecano80%
Adrien Rabiot90%
Aurelien Tchouameni95%
Ousmane Dembele90%
Kylian Mbappe95%
Antoine Griezmann90%
Olivier Giroud95%
Potential StartersStarting %
Jules Kounde50%
Ibrahima Konate50%
Youssouf Fofana10%
Matteo Guendouzi5%
Eduardo Camavinga10%
Kingsley Coman25%
Marcus Thuram5%

Japan Predicted Lineup

Lineup Last Updated: 02 December 2022

Fixture – Croatia
PlayerStarting %
Shuichi Gonda95%
Junya Ito90%
Yuto Nagatomo90%
Ko Itakura90%
Maya Yoshida90%
Shogo Taniguchi70%
Wataru Endo80%
Hidemasa Morita80%
Daichi Kamada90%
Takefusa Kubo80%
Daizen Maeda70%
Potential StartersStarting %
Hiroki Sakai20%
Miki Yamane20%
Ao Tanaka70%
Ritsu Doan40%
Takuma Asano20%

Morocco Predicted Lineup

Lineup Last Updated: 03 December 2022

Fixture – Spain
PlayerStarting %
Yassine Bounou90%
Achraf Hakimi90%
Noussair Mazraoui90%
Nayef Aguerd90%
Romain Saiss90%
Sofyan Amrabat90%
Azzedine Ounahi90%
Abdelhamid Sabiri70%
Hakim Ziyech90%
Sofiane Boufal90%
Youssef En-Nesyri90%
Potential StartersStarting %
Yahia Attiyat Allah20%
Achraf Dari20%
Selim Amallah50%
Zakaria Aboukhlal20%
Abderazak Hamdallah10%

Netherlands Predicted Lineup

Lineup Last Updated: 03 December 2022

Fixture – USA
PlayerStarting %
Andries Noppert95%
Denzel Dumfries95%
Daley Blind95%
Jurrien Timber95%
Nathan Ake95%
Virgil Van Dijk95%
Marten De Roon95%
Frankie De Jong95%
Davy Klaassen95%
Cody Gakpo95%
Memphis Depay95%
Potential StartersStarting %
Jeremie Frimpong5%
Tyrell Malacia5%
Stefen De Vrij5%
Matthijs De Ligt10%
Steven Berghuis5%
Teun Koopmeiners10%
Steven Bergwijn5%
Vincent Janssen5%

Poland Predicted Lineup

Lineup Last Updated: 03 December 2022

Fixture – France
PlayerStarting %
Wojciech Szczesny95%
Matty Cash90%
Przemyslaw Frankowski70%
Bartosz Bereszynski80%
Jakub Kiwior90%
Kamil Glik90%
Krystian Bielik80%
Grzegorz Krychowiak90%
Jakub Kaminski60%
Piotr Zielinski90%
Robert Lewandowski90%
Potential StartersStarting %
Artur Jedrzejczyk10%
Sebastien Szymanski30%
Damian Szymanski10%
Michal Skoras40%
Nicola Zalewski30%
Krzysztof Piatek20%
Arkadiusz Milik30%

Portugal Predicted Lineup

Lineup Last Updated: 02 December 2022

Fixture – Switzerland
PlayerStarting %
Diogo Costa90%
Joao Cancelo90%
Raphael Guerreiro60%
Danilo60%
Ruben Dias90%
Ruben Neves90%
William Carvalho60%
Bernardo Silva90%
Bruno Fernandes90%
Joao Felix70%
Cristiano Ronaldo80%
Potential StartersStarting %
Diogo Dalot10%
Nuno Mendes40%
Pepe50%
Joao Paulinha10%
Otavio40%
Vitinha10%
Joao Mario10%
Rafael Leao30%
Andre Silva20%

Senegal Predicted Lineup

Lineup Last Updated: 02 December 2022

Fixture – England
PlayerStarting %
Edouard Mendy90%
Youssouf Sabaly90%
Ismail Jakobs80%
Kalidou Koulibaly90%
Abodu Diallo80%
Idrissa Gueye80%
Cheikhou Kouyate50%
Nampalys Mendy60%
Krepin Diatta70%
Ismaila Sarr90%
Boulaye Dia90%
Potential StartersStarting %
Pape Abou Cisse60%
Pape Gueye50%
Pathe Ciss50%
Iliman Ndiaye30%
Famara Diedhiou30%

South Korea Predicted Lineup

Lineup Last Updated: 03 December 2022

Fixture – Brazil
PlayerStarting %
Kim Seung Gyu90%
Kim Moon-hwan95%
Kim Jin-su95%
Kim Min-jae90%
Kim Young-gwon90%
Hwang In-beom95%
Jung Woo-young95%
Lee Jae-sung80%
Na Sang-ho60%
Heung Min Son95%
Cho Gue-sung80%
Potential StartersStarting %
Kyung-won Kwon20%
Noh Hong-Chul10%
Son Jun-ho10%
Lee Kangin20%
Hwang Hee-Chan50%
Hwang Ui-jo20%

Spain Predicted Lineup

Lineup Last Updated: 02 December 2022

Fixture – Morocco
PlayerStarting %
Unai Simon90%
Cesar Azpilicueta60%
Jordi Alba90%
Rodri90%
Aymeric Laporte80%
Sergio Busquets80%
Gavi90%
Pedri Gonzalez90%
Ferran Torres80%
Dani Olmo80%
Marco Asensio70%
Potential StartersStarting %
Dani Carvajal40%
Alejandro Balde10%
Eric Garcia10%
Pau Torres20%
Koke20%
Carlos Soler20%
Pablo Sarabia10%
Ansu Fati20%
Alvaro Morata40%

Switzerland Predicted Lineup

Lineup Last Updated: 02 December 2022

Fixture – Portugal
PlayerStarting %
Gregor Kobel90%
Silvan Widmer90%
Ricardo Rodriguez90%
Manuel Akanji90%
Nico Elvedi70%
Remo Freuler95%
Granit Xhaka95%
Djibril Sow90%
Xherdan Shaqiri60%
Ruben Vargas90%
Breel Embolo90%
Potential StartersStarting %
Renato Steffen10%
Eray Comert10%
Fabian Schar40%
Edimilson Fernandes20%
Denis Zakaria10%
Fabien Rieder40%
Noah Okafor10%

USA Predicted Lineup

Lineup Last Updated: 03 December 2022

Fixture – Netherlands
PlayerStarting %
Matt Turner95%
Sergino Dest95%
Antonee Robinson95%
Walker Zimmerman95%
Tim Ream95%
Tyler Adams95%
Weston McKennie95%
Yunus Musah95%
Tim Weah95%
Christian Pulisic95%
Jesus Ferreira95%
Potential StartersStarting %
DeAndre Yedlin5%
Shaquell Moore5%
Cameron Carter-Vickers10%
Kellyn Acosta5%
Brenden Aaronson10%
Giovanni Reyna5%
Haji Wright5%
Josh Sargent5%