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The World Cup XI you may not have heard of 5 minutes ago

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OPINION: It would be easy to formulate a dream World Cup XI that would dominate on Ultimate Team on FIFA 18, but let's be honest - that's no fun.

Literally hundreds of talented footballers will be on display in Russia over the next month.,Some you've heard of, some you haven't.

In my infinite (cough) footballing fandom, I have created my dream XI of potential World Cup stars you may not have heard of.

I have gone for a 4-3-3 formation, which is growing in popularity among international coaches (and works well for me in FIFA 18.)

Goalkeeper: Alisson – Brazil

So cool he only needs one name. Alisson cemented himself as Brazil's number one during the tough South American qualification stage.

The Roma keeper was a standout for the Italian club during their Champions League run this season and he was simply outstanding in qualifying for his country, conceding just nine goals in 17 matches.

Alisson is rumoured to be heading to Liverpool after the tournament.

Right back: Mikael Lustig – Sweden

The Celtic defender was linked with a move to the EPL last off-season, with Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United among his suitors.

The 31-year-old has played 64 times for his country over a 10-year span, but was prominent for the Scandinavians in qualifying.

Lustig is great on attack, scoring three-goals in qualification, but he excels on the defensive side of the ball.

With Sweden's group featuring Germany, Mexico and Korea, Lustig will need to be........

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