The Flying Dutchman is our choice to carry the captain’s armband for the group stages. Van Persie ended the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign as top scorer in the UEFA section with 11 goals.
Being the current captain of the national squad, he’s guaranteed to start every game of the group stages. He did sustain ‘light scratches’ after being struck by a stray kitesurfer earlier this week, but is expected to be available in time for their opening fixture against Spain. He looks to be in top form, after scoring in the pre-world cup friendlies as well. The first game is a rematch of the 2010 final, and Van Persie will be keen to push himself this year after having an injury-hit season at club level. Chile and Australia have good offensive squads, however their defenses are weak, ensuring further chances of notching up goals under the Dutchman’s belt.
There you have it. Robin Van Persie as the first captain for FIFA’s official fantasy football game.