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FIFA 18 World Cup ratings reveal: Antoine Griezmann leads the charts as EA Sports releases France squad 

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France will pose as one of the strongest teams this edition of the World Cup
France will pose as one of the strongest teams in this edition of the World Cup

As the FIFA World Cup 2018 is all set to take centre stage in the mid of June, a lot of fanfare has been set around EA Sports' ratings reveal with FIFA lovers looking to add some extra strength to their line-ups.

One team which boasts of some of the best names in world football is certainly France and with the likes of Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba, Hugo Lloris amongst others in the ranks, France will certainly start their campaign as one of the teams to beat in the competition.

Antoine Griezmann, fresh from his exploits for Athletico Madrid is the highest rated player at 89 while the midfield will be decorated with the presence of N'Golo Kante and Paul Pogba who are rated at 88 and 86 respectively.

Fellow striker Kylian Mbappe is rated at 85 while ex-Arsenal teammates Olivier Giroud and Alexander Lacazette are rated at 84 and 83 respectively. The defence, expected to be led by Laurent Koscielny (85) will also feature the likes of Raphael Varane (85), Samuel Umtiti (85) and the impressive Thomas Lemar (84) which puts France in the spotlight as one of the strongest teams in the competition and will in all probability be led by warhorse Hugo Lloris.

France squad and ratings on FIFA 18 World Cup update

Goalkeepers:

Hugo Lloris: 87

Steve Mandanda: 84

Alphonse Areola: 80

Defenders:

Raphael Varane: 85

Samuel Umtiti: 85

Laurent Koscielny: 85

Blaise Matuidi: 85

Thomas Lemar: 84

Presenel Kimpembe: 82

Adil Rami: 82

Aymeric Laporte: 82

Djibril Sidibe: 80

Benjamin Mendy: 80

Midfielders

N'Golo Kante: 88

Paul Pogba: 86

Dmitri Payet: 84

Corentin Tolliso: 83

Ousmane Dembele: 83

Nabil Fekir: 83

Anthony Martial: 83

Adrien Rabiot: 82

Florian Thauvin: 82

Kingsley Coman: 82

Forwards:

Antoine Griezmann: 89

Kylian Mbappe: 85

Olivier Giroud: 84

Alexander Lacazette: 83

Kevin Gameiro: 81

Andre-Pierre Gignac: 81

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