Uruguay vs France: How to pick the winning Fantasy XI?
France will take on Uruguay in the first quarter-final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Friday. This battle will be fought between France's strikers and Uruguay's defense line-up. With Cavani injured, Suarez will have to see his side through. Given the talent on offer, picking your Fantasy XI will not be easy. Sit back, relax and follow this guide to win maximum points.
4-3-3 formation suits this fixture
We have opted for a 4-3-3 formation to get the most out of this fixture. France are likely to put pressure on Uruguay's defense and hence, we have gone with more attacking options from France. The mid-field is expected to do all the work and a 3-man midfield will aid the three goal-scoring forwards. A four-man defense will complete the XI.
Gimenez, Godin, Varane and Varela
Uruguay's defenders will need to be on their toes tonight. In Kylian Mbappe, France have a young striker who can give Uruguay nightmares. But the likes of Gimenez and Godin are well experienced and work in synergy even at Atletico. Varane has played against Suarez and he will know how to tame the beast. Varela will complete this defensive line-up.
Pogba, Sanchez and Kante
France are likely to dominate the mid-field and the likes of Pogba and Kante will have plenty of work to do. While Pogba will be the creator-in-chief, Kante might be used to track Suarez and break up play, like he negated Messi's impact in the previous outing. For Uruguay, Carlo Sanchez will have a key role to play in the mid-field.
Griezmann, Suarez and Mbappe
Griezmann and Mbappe are likely to create plenty of problems for Gimenez and Godin at the back. Mbappe is extremely fast and his speed will be the biggest threat for Uruguay. With Cavani on the sidelines, Suarez will have to shoulder Uruguay's attack and it will be on him to score the winner tonight. Mbappe and Suarez get leadership nods.
Hugo Lloris will be our goal-keeper
France captain Lloris will be the man between the sticks. He might be called into action on a couple of occasions and we expect him to keep a clean sheet tonight.