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Captains XI: FIFA World Cup 2018

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Lloris will be the key to France's success
Govind Sunil
Modified 26 May 2018
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The 2018 World Cup in Russia is just knocking at the door and the best 32 countries will battle it out for the ultimate glory of being the World Champions. Some of the best players in the world will lead their sides in the quest to become the champions of the world.

Here, we take a look at the Captains XI, a strong and formidable lineup on paper.

Hugo Lloris (France)

Lloris is undoubtedly one of the finest goalkeepers in the world. Over the years, he has been exceptional for France and Tottenham Hotspur, both as a reliable keeper and as a prominent leader.

France has arguably the most talented and stylish team for the tournament. Even their reserve squad could pull off an upset against the top teams and nothing less than the title would be acceptable from the Les Blues.

Lloris needs to be extremely vocal and influential to turn his superstar outfit into a well-oiled machine. Goalless draws against Belarus and Luxembourg in the qualifiers indicate that they are not unbeatable. They need to have the winning mentality to go all the way, and the captaincy of Lloris will be highly crucial for the 1998 World Cup Champions.

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Published 26 May 2018, 14:23 IST
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