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John Guidetti    F    Celta Vigo
Guidetti made three appearances (one start) for Sweden in Euro 2016, recording one shot off target, one dribble and one foul. His international goes up to 12 caps and one goal. Sweden were knocked out finishing dead-last in Group E with one point and the only goal they scored came on opponents' own goal.

Fantasy Analysis

Guidetti couldn't win out a regular starting spot for Celta Vigo last season, nevertheless, he was still heavily involved in play. The 24-year-old forward managed to find some fantasy production, despite limited playing time, as well scoring seven goals and averaging one shot per game in 35 La Liga appearances (12 starts).
Arda Turan    M    Barcelona
Turan started all three matches for Turkey in Euro 2016 but failed to make an impression and tallied merely four shots off target and two dribbles. He takes his international tally to 94 caps and 17 goals. Turkey finished third in Group D with three points but were still eliminated as one of the two weakest third-seeded teams.

Fantasy Analysis

Turan couldn't play until January due to Barca's transfer ban and then had trouble adjusting and finding regular starting spot in the loaded Catalans' squad. The 29-year-old attacking midfielder didn't offer much fantasy value recording two goals, three assists and five yellow cards in 18 La Liga appearances (nine starts).
Yevhen Konoplyanka    F/M    Sevilla
Konoplyanka started all three Euro 2016 matches for Ukraine and was one of few brighter spots in a horrendous tournament for his country. Despite ineffective, he turned in a very strong stat line combining a total of 10 shots, with one on target, 29 crosses, seven dribbles and a yellow card on six fouls taking his international tally to 56 caps with 13 goals. Ukraine finished Group C rock-bottom fourth with no points and no goals scored.

Fantasy Analysis

Konoplyanka didn't have as indispensable role in his first season with Sevilla as he has with Ukraine. The 26-year-old winger, though, had a decent production when on the field collecting four goals, four assists and an average of 1.6 shots per game in 32 La Liga appearances (15 starts) and totaled six goals in 44 appearances across all competitions.
Claudio Bravo    G    Barcelona
Bravo recorded a second straight clean sheet in Copa America after Wednesday's 2-0 win over Colombia. Bravo only needed to make three saves despite the Colombians taking 16 shots in all.

Fantasy Analysis

Chile's defense has picked it up in recent meetings, but will need to play its best in the final against Argentina. The first time these countries met in group stages, the Argentines walked away with a 2-1 win.
Thomas Vermaelen    D    Barcelona
Vermaelen made five interceptions and pitched in on a clean sheet in Wednesday's 1-0 win over Sweden.

Fantasy Analysis

Belgium took the play to Sweden for most of the game, limiting the amount of work Vermaelen and the rest of the back line had to do defensively. He has been a key member of a very strong unit that hasn't been scored upon since the first game of the tournament and will face one of the weaker sides remaining in the tournament in Sunday's match versus Hungary.
Pepe    D    Real Madrid
Pepe took one shot, which was on target, and played all 90 minutes in Wednesday’s 3-3 draw with Hungary.

Fantasy Analysis

Pepe continues to be a mainstay in Portugal’s defence as they will in fact advance to the Round of 16 at Euro 2016. Although this was not Portugal’s best defensive display, Pepe has been a key part of their backline, playing all 270 minutes of the tournament. Expect to see him in the starting XI for Saturday’s match with Croatia.
Cristiano Ronaldo    F    Real Madrid
Ronaldo got plenty of help in the 3-3 draw against Hungary on the scoring end, but he still finished with a couple goals and an assist. As expected, Ronaldo did everything offensively for Portugal and finished with 10 shots in all.

Fantasy Analysis

Ronaldo hasn't had the best tournament, considering these two goals were the first for him in three games. A meeting with Croatia will be tough, but that's not to say they are unstoppable. Ronaldo will get his chances to lead Portugal to the next round.
Sime Vrsaljko    D    Atlético Madrid
The Croatian wing back has made the move from the small town Serie A club to the Spanish capital, Football Italia reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Vrsaljko has a bright future. He was wanted by many clubs across Europe.
Razvan Rat    D    Rayo Vallecano
Rat started two games for Romania at Euro 2016 before he got injured. The left back tallied one shot off target, five crosses, three tackles and a yellow card taking his international tally to 113 caps along with two goals. Romania finished last in Group A with one point and were eliminated.

Fantasy Analysis

Rat couldn't help much last season the relegation-bound Rayo Vallecano. The 35-year-old veteran left back managed to tally two clean sheets and 10 tackles in 10 La Liga appearances (eight starts).
Lionel Messi    F    Barcelona
For the second straight game Messi recorded a goal and two assists as Argentina dominated the United States in a 4-0 win Tuesday. Messi's goal came on a free kick and the USA had no answer for him all match.

Fantasy Analysis

There's not much more to say about Messi as he now has five goals in Copa America. He'll likely be the most used fantasy player when Argentina plays in the final.