Wed. Sep 18th, 2019

FIFA World Cup 2018: Important Players in Groups

FIFA World Cup 2018

Important Players in Group D of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia.


Lionel Messi should set kinships aside as he will go up against Rakitić and Croatia in an exceptionally precarious apparatus which will most likely decide the state of this Gathering D in FIFA WorldCup 2018.

Iceland and Nigeria are extremely efficient groups who can spring an unexpected that could change the result of an amusement with a solitary glimmer of brightness. Another energizing gathering to following in Russia.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Match to Watch: Argentina v Croatia (21st June, 7 PM GMT)

#1 Argentina – Lionel Messi

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Messi, arguably the best player in the world, will predictably be at the heart of every move Argentina puts together as they try to get their hands on the coveted FIFA World Cup 2018 for the third time.

He single-handedly helped Argentina qualify for the tournament in Russia, after an underwhelming qualifying campaign, by scoring a hat-trick against Ecuador in the final qualifier FIFA World Cup 2018.

After losing in three straight finals with Argentina, Messi will be itching to add a major international trophy to his already stellar trophy cabinet, failing which he looks set to retire for the second time from the national squad.


FIFA World Cup 2018: Important players in Group H



Group H is an interesting and rather open gathering. Poland is the most astounding positioned in the gathering which additionally contains Colombia, Japan, and Senegal. Both Poland and Colombia have a variety of players with star quality and their no holds barred may choose the state of Group H. Club partners Robert Lewandowski and James Rodriguez playing against each other likewise gives an intriguing sub-plot.

Japan and Senegal can’t be marked down. Japan changed their make a beeline for a guarantee that they play ownership based football in Russia, which will be exceptionally helpful against gifted and encounter sides like Poland and Colombia.

Japan has some recognizable quality and they might just turn up the heat in Russia. Senegal is no pushovers either and has a strong, well-drilled and consistent side and that might just be enough. Very very intriguing group to keep an eye on in Russia.

Match to Watch: Poland v Colombia (24th June, 7 PM GMT)

On that note, here is a look at the most important player for each side in Group H

#1 Poland – Robert Lewandowski

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Robert Lewandowski, arguably Poland’s greatest ever goalscorer, finished top of the scoring charts in the qualifying rounds with an astounding 16 goals to his name. Poland’s all-time leading goal scorer will be captaining them in Russia, and he will be extremely important for their success in the tournament.

Lewandowski, blessed with strength and a whole lot of scoring ability will be Poland’s talisman in Russia, and his capacity to score from anywhere will be tested in a group containing Colombia, Senegal, and Japan. Lewandowski and his prolific goal-scoring prowess will be vital for Poland to fare well in Russia.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Most Important Players in Group A


Hosts Russia will play the curtain-raiser in FIFA World Cup 2018 against Saudi Arabia on the 14th of June, in the Luzhniki Stadium. Saudi Arabia might be underdogs in this group, but their attack is spear-headed by Mohammed Al-Sahlawi, who scored a record 16 goals during qualification.

Egypt and Uruguay are the other two teams in the group. Egypt takes with them an in-form Mohamed Salah, to Russia. Uruguay will have to rely on the attacking talents of Cavani and Suarez

Hosts Russia no longer look like the side that went to the semi-finals in 2008. Igor Akinfeev is the only remaining member of that squad, that lost out to eventual winners Spain.

Although looking at importance, Dzagoev might have been the most important to the Russians, Dzagoev has had an injury-plagued year and his form has dipped and inconsistency has crept into his game. The next best pick would be Akinfeev. Akinfeev is capable of producing moments of magic, but can also add to the bloopers-reel in the same game. But his experience and quality have to shine through for the hosts to last in the tournament.

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