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Dream Team World Cup fantasy football bargains for Russia 2018

Brazil's Paulinho is one of The Sun's Dream Team World Cup Fantasy Football bargains for Russia 2018
PRICE: Paulinho (Image: Tânia Rêgo/ABr)

These Dream Team World Cup fantasy football bargains should help you on your way to a successful Russia 2018 campaign with The Sun newspaper’s game.

Goalkeepers

David Ospina, COL – £3m

Colombia are frequent keepers of clean sheets and find themselves in a winnable group alongside Japan, Senegal and Poland.

Fernando Muslera, URU – £2.5m

Uruguay could go far in the tournament and they also won’t have to face the recovering Mohamed Salah, since they play Egypt first.

Danijel Subašić, CRO – £2.5m

Like Uruguay, Croatia are tournament dark horses – although they do find themselves in a group with Argentina. Their chances for clean sheets should come against Iceland and Nigeria.

Yann Sommer, SUI – £2m

Switzerland may be in a group with Brazil, but they’re a tight outfit who could conceivably manage to shut out Costa Rica and Serbia.

Defenders

Federico Fazio, ARG – £2.5m

The Roma centre-back looks likely to start for Argentina if Javier Mascherano plays in midfield, in which case he’d be a snip at that price.

Gary Cahill/Harry Maguire, ENG – £2.5m

Keep an eye out for who’s likely to start in England’s back three (if not both), because they’re both capable of causing trouble in the opposition box – and they could well be in for clean sheets against Tunisia and Panama.

Santiago Arias, COL – £2.5m

An attacking right-back who’s just had a good season at PSV and part of a Colombia side with a good chance of winning their group.

Pepe, POR – £1.5m

Why such a low price for the Portugal veteran? Well, maybe because he’s 35 and a red card risk, but he looks likely to be in the team all the same so could be great value.

Ahmed Hegazi, EGY – £1.5m

Egypt could progress into the knock-out stages if Mohamed Salah recovers quickly enough to fire them there, and their defensive style could yield a clean sheet or two in the group stage.

Midfielders

Raheem Sterling/Dele Alli, ENG – £4m

Not exactly bargain basement, but they could both prove great value for money if England plunder the goals in their opening group stage fixtures against Tunisia and Panama.

Christian Eriksen, DEN – £4m

Has the ability to smash in a long-range screamer no matter who he’s up against, so France beware!

Marco Reus, GER – £3.5m

Recovered from injury to end last season in fine goal-scoring form for Borussia Dortmund and looks set to start on Germany’s left-hand side, ahead of the axed Leroy Sané.

Paulinho, BRA – £3m

Yes, it’s the same Paulinho! Rejuvenated at Barcelona, Paulinho looks like being first-choice for Tite’s Brazil and still has a knack for popping up for goals.

Sergej Milinković-Savić, SER – £3m

The Serbian scored 15 goals for Lazio this season and has been linked with big-money moves to Real Madrid and Man Utd.

Juan Cuadrado, COL – £3m

Made a name for himself at the last World Cup and could form a dangerous attack at this one alongside Radamel Falcao and Luis Muriel.

Gylfi Sigurðsson, ISL – £3m

Iceland’s talisman has recovered from injury just in time for the tournament, where they’ll be looking to recreate their Euro 2016 exploits.

Xherdan Shaqiri, SUI – £3m

Added goals to his game at Stoke last season and has plenty of potential for assists given his role as Switzerland’s main creator.

Hakim Ziyech, MOR – £2m

He’s been linked with Liverpool after a productive season at Ajax and has 8 goals in 15 caps, but he will be up against Spain and Portugal in his group.

Strikers

Romelu Lukaku, BEL – £4.5m

A scarcely believable price, given his first two games are against Panama and Tunisia – he could score a hatful in those two games alone.

Kylian Mbappé/Olivier Giroud, FRA – £3.5m/£3m

Both are considerably cheaper than their France team-mate Antoine Griezmann despite being only marginally less likely to get among the goals.

Timo Werner, GER – £3m

For someone who’s probably going to be Germany’s first-choice striker, that could be astonishingly good value.

Aleksandar Mitrović, SER – £2.5m

Helped fire Fulham to promotion with his goals and most recently scored a hat-trick against Bolivia in Serbia’s final World Cup warm-up match.

Hirving Lozano, MEX – £2m

Nicknamed Chucky, this 22-year-old could be in for a breakthrough tournament after a season that saw him score 19 goals for PSV Eindhoven.

Good luck on the The Sun’s Dream Team World Cup fantasy football and happy selecting!