Fantasy World Cup: Group D Preview
Fantasy World Cup: Group D Preview

This article is part of our Fantasy World Cup series.

MATCHES

Saturday, June 16 - 9:00 a.m: Argentina v. Iceland
Saturday, June 16 - 3:00 p.m: Croatia v. Nigeria
Thursday, June 21 - 2:00 p.m: Argentina v. Croatia
Friday, June 22 - 11:00 a.m: Nigeria v. Niceland
Tuesday, June 26 - 2:00 p.m: Nigeria v. Argentina
Tuesday, June 26 - 2:00 p.m: Iceland v. Croatia


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GROUP PREVIEW

Argentina boast one of the most talented attacking units in the game, headlined by Lionel Messi, arguably the best player on the planet. Joining Messi, who won La Liga's Golden Boot this year, on the attacking depth chart is Juventus' Paulo Dybala, who finished with the third-most goals in Serie A this season, Gonzalo Higuain, who was fifth two seasons ago and set the Serie A goal-scoring record the season prior, and Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, scorer of 91 Premier League goals over the past four seasons. In fact, it's so deep that Mauro Icardi, who co-led Serie A with 29 goals this season, didn't even make the 23-man roster. The defense isn't nearly as elite but is still a solid unit, and their midfield is improved, though the weakest part of the lineup. If there's one thing that could have Argentina looking a bit rusty to start the World Cup it's that their only pre-tournament friendly was canceled

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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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