Fantasy World Cup: Group G Preview
Fantasy World Cup: Group G Preview

This article is part of our Fantasy World Cup series.

MATCHES (EDT)

Monday, June 18 - 11:00 a.m: Belgium v. Panama
Monday, June 18 - 2:00 p.m: Tunisia v. England
Saturday, June 23 - 8:00 a.m: Belgium v. Tunisia
Sunday, June 24 - 8:00 a.m: England v. Panama
Thursday, June 28 - 2:00 p.m: England v. Belgium
Thursday, June 28 - 2:00 p.m: Panama v. Tunisia


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Group A    Group B    Group C    Group D    Group E    Group F    Group H


GROUP PREVIEW

Most groups in the World Cup have a obvious top team and then a somewhat clear no. 2, or maybe two teams fighting for the second spot in the knockout round. Group G is not like that, as Belgium and England are far and away above Panama and Tunisia in terms of talent, skill and, most importantly, odds to advance. With some of the best attacking players in the world playing for those two countries, they figure to absolutely punish the weaker teams in the group while battling each other on the last day of the group stage to see who can finish on top.

Panama are arguably the worst team in the entire tournament, as their 94.1 percent chance of being eliminated in the group stage is the highest among all teams, ahead of even Saudi Arabia (92.3 percent) and Iran (90.0 percent). Playing in their first World Cup, Panama come in with zero players from a top European league and will

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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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