With a possible 64 fixtures set to be played across 29 days, fantasy football enthusiasts will look to form their squads ahead of the show-piece tournament in Qatar.
Fantasy football players need five midfielders to complete their 15-member squad and must work with a total budget of €100 million.
Here we take a look at ten midfielders that could be good recruits for fantasy football:
Steven Bergwijn | Netherlands | €7m – Priced at just €7m, Bergwijn looks like a no-brainer for the fantasy team. He plays up front for the Netherlands and is highly likely to contribute with goals or assists.
Jude Bellingham | England | €7.5m – England prodigy Jude Bellingham is one of the key players for England and could be a smart pick.
Mikkel Damsgaard | Denmark | €6m – Damsgaard caught the with Denmark in the Euros and will be keen to steal the show once again with Denmark. At a price point of €6m, he looks like a solid pick.
Wahbi Khazri | Tunisia | €4.5m – Khazri has been Tunisia’s talisman in recent tournaments and could be a differential pick at a bargain price.
Jewison Bennette | Costa Rica | €4.5m – Just like Khazri, 18-year-old Costa Rican winger Jewison Bennette could be a wildcard pick as well.
Ivan Perisic | Croatia | €7.5m – Ivan Perisic plays as a wing-back at Spurs now but he is likely to play much advanced for Croatia in the World Cup and could be a solid pick for €7.5m.
Luka Modric | Croatia | €8.5m – Luka Modric continues to defy his age on a weekly basis and will once again be the star player for Croatia in Qatar and could be a solid pick in the fantasy team.
Bruno Fernandes | Portugal | €9.5m – Bruno Fernandes has seen an improvement in his form for Manchester United of late and he could be a solid pick as well.
Kevin De Bruyne | Belgium | €11m – Despite his price, Kevin De Bruyne would be a popular pick thanks to the creativity he offers.
Leroy Sane | Germany | €9m – Leroy Sane has been in the form of his life this season for Bayern Munich and could be a wise pick in the fantasy team.