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Captains XI: FIFA World Cup 2018

Govind Sunil
Modified 26 May 2018
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Sergio Ramos (Spain), Diego Godín (Uruguay), Medhi Benatia (Morocco), Aleksandar Kolarov (Serbia)

Sergio Ramos
Sergio Ramos

Sergio Ramos should be the obvious choice for being the Captain of the Captains XI. He may not be the nicest guy around and may have often been criticised a lot for his red cards, but when it comes to those crucial matches, he is the most dependable player for his side. 

The Real Madrid talisman is very experienced, and Spain will rely on him to step up and guide them past the finish line. A formidable centre-back for both the club and the country, Ramos will be the enforcer in this lineup.

Uruguay have a great leader in Diego Godin, and the La Celeste will look to replicate their early days on the grandest stage. They have a world class player in all the departments and the presence of Godin, who is a leader of men and a winner, will be crucial for them to mount a serious threat against the top teams.

Godin is probably his side's most important player along with Suarez and has made 116 appearances so far. He is a complete centre-back - one who plays like a fighter and leads from the front.

Kolarov and Benatia are two proven defenders and should lead their side to perform to their fullest. Both Serbia and Morocco have immense potential, and for them to go deep in the tournament, their more experienced will have to step up.

Kolarov will play in his preferred left-back position, while Benatia, a proven centre-back, needs to make way for Ramos and Godin and operate as a right-back in this lineup.

Published 26 May 2018, 14:23 IST
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