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2018 FIFA World Cup Dream Team revealed with Eden Hazard, Antoine Griezmann, Romelu Lukaku omitted

Posted: 18 July 2018 Time: 14:29

FIFA have revealed the official 2018 World Cup dream team and there are a few high-profile omissions, with Eden Hazard and Antoine Griezmann failing to make the XI.

FIFA officially changed the selection process of the World Cup dream team during the 2010 edition by opting to hold a fans selection process for the final XI.

Where it previously went through a meticulous selection process judged by a panel of journalists the online selection has brought a few surprises.

All players eligible for the team must have made at least three appearances in Russia, while each voter could select only three players from the same nation.

Golden Glove winner Thibaut Courtois was selected as the goalkeeper, while Brazil duo Thiago Silva and Marcelo were selected in defence - joined by Uruguay captain Diego Godin and France's Raphael Varane.

While the only other representative from Les Blues' triumphant squad is Young Player of the Tournament Kylian Mbappe.

The midfield comprised of Golden Ball winner Luka Modric, Philippe Coutinho and Kevin De Bryune.

Golden Boot winner Harry Kane, made the cut, joining the French wonderkid and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Modric was the most selected player, receiving 65 177 of the votes, followed by Coutinho with 59 093 votes and Mbappe with 54 325. 

Article by: Lorenz Kohler
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