FIFA World Cup 2018 Top contenders for mega event
The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be the 21st FIFA World Cup, a quadrennial international football tournament contested by the men's national teams of the member associations of FIFA. It is scheduled to take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018.
News Nation Bureau | Updated : 16 May 2018, 06:46:36 PM
FIFA World Cup 2018 is set to begin on June 14, and will be held in Russia.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be the 21st FIFA World Cup, a quadrennial international football tournament contested by the men's national teams of the member associations of FIFA. It is scheduled to take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018, after the country was awarded the hosting rights on 2 December 2010.
This will be the first World Cup held in Europe since the 2006 tournament in Germany, and the first ever to be held in Eastern Europe. All of the stadium venues are in European Russia, to keep travel time manageable.
Germany will be one of the favourites again for the FIFA World Cup
Germany won the FIFA World Cup 2014 which was held in Brazil. The squad has some big names with a perfect blend of experience and youth. Manager Joachim Low has been spot on with his tactics mostly and with the likes of Jerome Boatend, Mats Hummels, Manuel Neuer, Joshua Kimmich, Toni Kroos, Thomas Muller, this could be the perfect opportunity for the Germans to lift the coveted trophy consecutively.
France will be itching to get their hands on the FIFA World Cup trophy
France without any doubt has one of the most impressive squad in world football. With the likes of Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba, Rafael Varane, Hugo Lloris, Ngolo Kante, Kylian Mbappe, this could be the perfect opportunity for the French side to get their hands on the trophy. The side has gelled well in their recent friendlies and are looking ready for their World Cup dream!
Argentina would be desperate to end their dreadful run of defeats in finals
The finalist of 2014 FIFA World Cup, Argentina lost three back to back finals with two Copa America finals being in the list. Major players from the team were left heartbroken after their consecutive final losses and many of the big names temporarily retired too, but soon took their words back. This is the time for the likes of Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Angel Di Maria, Gonzalo Higuain to show why this team is touted as one of the best teams of this generation. Don't be surprised if you see Messi lift the World Cup this time in Russia.
Brazil are one of the favourites for the FIFA World Cup after their fantastic run in the qualifiers
The Samba boys who were sent crashing out of the 2014 FIFA World Cup by the clinical Germans, would have had plenty of nightmares about their 7-1 defeat in front of their home crowd. The team now is budding with youth and have plenty of experience. The likes of Neymar, Gabriel Jesus, Willian, Coutinho, Firmino, Douglas Costa, Thiago Silva are enough to give a scare to the opposition. The squad depth is great this time and manager Tite, who got every small tactics right in their qualification run would now be looking at the bigger scenario this time, and that scenario is to lift the World Cup.