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McDonald’s FIFA World Cup Fantasy tips: midfielders for quarter-finals in Russia

Recommended picks include players from Brazil, Croatia, England, Russia and Sweden.

Aleksandr Golovin is one of our McDonald's FIFA World Cup Fantasy tips for midfielders in the quarter-finals of Russia 2018's official fantasy football
GOAL IN HIM? Golovin (Image: Дмитрий Голубович)

Use your transfers shrewdly with these McDonald’s FIFA World Cup Fantasy tips for midfielders in the quarter-finals of Russia 2018’s official fantasy football.

With only eight teams remaining, you may now have up to five players from each side – keep this in mind when using your three free transfers.

You can make further transfers on top of these if you like, but you’ll incur a four-point penalty for each one.

Now for the recommended midfielder picks, including players from Brazil, Croatia, England, Russia and Sweden.

Paulinho/Willian, BRA – 8.5m/8.4m

Philippe Coutinho may be the obvious choice, but these two are cheaper and they both offer goal threats.

Belgium will be a stern test but their defence is leaky, so there are goals to be had here.

Is there a case to be made for including all three? Don’t rule it out.

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Luka Modrić, CRO – 9.1m

Although he missed a penalty against Denmark, he stepped up to score one in the shootout so might not lose his status as first-choice taker.

His brilliant through-ball also lead to the penalty’s award, demonstrating his assist potential against Russia.

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Jesse Lingard, ENG – 7.6m

One of the cheapest goal-scoring midfielders remaining at the World Cup, he’ll be a bargain if he nets against Sweden.

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Aleksandr Golovin, RUS – 6.6m

Reportedly a Chelsea target, Russia’s set piece specialist will be a better bet than Denis Cheryshev if the latter starts on the bench again.

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Viktor Claesson, SWE – 5.5m

Another set piece specialist, Claesson also has goals in him so he’s potentially a real bargain at that price.

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Good luck and happy selecting!