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Quartz’s World Cup fantasy team—manned by qualifying-nation rejects—would win it all

Zheping Huang
Quartz’s World Cup fantasy team—manned by qualifying-nation rejects—would win it all

The 2018 World Cup is finally here, but without traditional soccer superpowers like Italy and the Netherlands qualifying this year, we’ll miss out some of the world’s best players including Gianluigi Buffon, Arjen Robben, and Alexis Sanchez. Aside from that, there are more big names absent from Russia, despite their countries qualifying. We take a…