7 best players in World Cup Group C, including Liverpool target and Spurs ace

Christian Eriksen of Denmark in action during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier Play-Off: Second Leg between Republic of Ireland and Denmark at Aviva Stadium on November 14, 2017 in Dublin,...

The best players from the 2018 World Cup Group C, which features Australia, Denmark, France and Peru.

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The 2018 World Cup is almost upon us as the finest players on the planet will compete for the biggest prize in international football.

Group C in Russia is made up of Australia, Denmark, France and Peru, so here are the seven best players from the pool to watch out for.

TOPSHOT - Denmark's midfielder Christian Eriksen celebrates after scoring their third goal during the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying football match, second leg, between Republic of Ireland...

Christian Eriksen, Denmark

The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder is undoubtedly the standout star for the Danes, fresh on the back of scoring 10 goals and providing 10 assists for Spurs in the Premier League this season and helping get his country to the tournament with eight strikes in qualification - including a hat-trick against the Republic of Ireland in the playoffs.

Nabil Fekir, France

What a year it has been for the attacker, scoring 23 goals in 40 appearances in all competitions for Lyon and Liverpool showing an interest in Fekir - as reported by ESPN - as a result.

Antoine Griezmann, France

Considered among the best in the world having come third in the Ballon d'Or behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in 2016, Griezmann has had another fine campaign for Atletico Madrid with 29 goals to his name and as the Express reports, a switch to Barcelona is seemingly in the pipeline.

N'Golo Kante, France

Bags of stamina, an unprecedented work rate and consistently fine performances for Chelsea during a difficult 12 months for the club, Kante is one of the best central midfielders around.

France's forward Kylian Mbappe celebrates after scoring a goal during an international friendly football match between Russia and France at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg...

Kylian Mbappe, France

Following a breakthrough season with Monaco in 2016/17 when he helped the Principality club to the Ligue 1 title against the odds, Mbappe then made the switch to Paris Saint-Germain; initially on loan but that will become permanent this summer for a colossal £165.7m (BBC). The forward only turned 19 in December.

Paul Pogba, France

Manchester United fans may question the inconsistent performances of their club record signing, but on his day there are few better midfielders in the game than Pogba.

Samuel Umtiti, France

Finally a defender on the list and one who has risen to great prominence this term for his fine displays for Barca during their La Liga triumph, sparking interest from the Red Devils in Umtiti - according to the Express.

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