Fantasy World Cup: Group E Preview
Fantasy World Cup: Group E Preview

This article is part of our Fantasy World Cup series.

MATCHES (EDT)

Sunday, June 17 - 8:00 a.m: Costa Rica v. Serbia
Sunday, June 17 - 2:00 p.m: Brazil v. Switzerland
Friday, June 22 - 8:00 a.m: Brazil v. Costa Rica
Friday, June 22 - 2:00 p.m: Serbia v. Switzerland
Wednesday, June 27 - 2:00 p.m: Switzerland v. Costa Rica
Wednesday, June 27 - 2:00 p.m: Serbia v. Brazil


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GROUP PREVIEW

One of the heaviest favorites to win the World Cup, Brazil are the class of Group E, one that has solid quality among all four teams. That being said, this is hardly a group of death, and Brazil should have no problem topping the group now that superstar Neymar is back after sitting out since February because of an ankle injury. Neymar is not the only star on the roster, as the Brazilian attack boasts players like Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus and Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho to join Neymar, with Liverpool's Roberto Firmino, Chelsea's Willian, Juventus' Douglas Costa and Shakhtar Donetsk's Taison all fighting for minutes. It doesn't end there, as the central midfield is also as strong as they come, highlighted by Real Madrid's Casemiro and Barcelona's Paulinho (yes, the guy who used to play for Spurs!). If we have to pick a weakness it's at right-back, as Paris Saint-Germain's Dani Alves will miss the tournament because

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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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