Fantasy World Cup: Group C Preview
Fantasy World Cup: Group C Preview

This article is part of our Fantasy World Cup series.

MATCHES (EDT)

Saturday, June 16 - 6:00 a.m: France v. Australia
Saturday, June 16 - 12:00 p.m: Peru v. Denmark
Thursday, June 21 - 8:00 a.m: Denmark v. Australia
Thursday, June 21 - 11:00 a.m: France v. Peru
Tuesday, June 26 - 10:00 a.m: Australia v. Peru
Tuesday, June 26 - 10:00 a.m: Denmark v. France


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Group A    Group B    Group D    Group E    Group F    Group G    Group H


GROUP PREVIEW

Runners-up in the 2016 European Championships, France come into the World Cup with the fourth-best odds to win the tournament and the best odds among any team to win their group. That doesn't necessarily mean the other three teams are pushovers, but it just goes to show how good France are, even without Dimitri Payet, who was held off the team's final 23-man roster after suffering a hamstring injury during the Europa League final last month. With star power all over the pitch, France boast one of the deepest rosters in Russia, which could actually make fantasy decisions in tournament-long formats tougher because of the availability of rotation. That being said, Antoine Griezmann figures to be their talisman after scoring 15 goals during qualifying (tied with teammate Olivier Giroud). Group C could be tough, but the real conversation is about who will finish behind France.

Denmark are currently the favorite to finish second, and a significant reason is the play of

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Andrew M. Laird
Andrew M. Laird, the 2017 and 2018 FSWA Soccer Writer of the Year, is RotoWire's Head of DFS Content and Senior Soccer Editor. He is a seven-time FSWA award finalist, including twice for the Football Writer of the Year Award.
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