The biggest celebration in the football world is about to begin and it is scheduled to happen in Russia this year. FIFA World Cup 2018 is about to begin. And we are now familiar with the competing 32 teams and the FIFA World Cup 2018 schedule has been released. Some big nations might not be playing in the World Cup 2018 but that’s the best thing about this tournament. Unexpected things happens all the time. Four times winner and the defending champions Germany will be looking for another successful year and will defend their title with all their strength. Five times champions Brazil came very close to the World Cup trophy in 2014 but Germany crushed them a humiliating 7 to 1 in the semi-finals. Brazil will be looking for payback. Can Spain, France, Belgium overthrow the defending champions? Or Messi’s Argentina or Ronaldo’s Portugal finally make a turnover in the World Cup 2018?
Although the round of 16 is usually rocked by the top nations such as England, Sports Patrika will preview every team before the FIFA World Cup 2018 commences on 14th June 2018. Down below is what you need to know about the 32 teams competing for one another for the ultimate glory and to be called champions.
Group A: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay
Russia- Home ground factor and easy competition.
Saudi Arabia- New Coach with a mission to sharpen an average group.
Egypt- Can Mohammad Salah brings his liverpool magnificance for his country?
Uruguay- Strongest team in the group. Can Saurez and Cavani bring in their A game?
Group B: Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran
Portugal- Euro Cup 2016 winners, Madrid star Ronaldo’s home turf.
Spain- Can 2010 champions Spain reclaim the FIFA trophy from Germany?
Morocco- Morocco will have a rough way out of this group because of some pretty serious competition.
Iran- Team Melli comprise of many European-based players this year. Could they make it through?
Group C: France, Australia, Peru, Denmark
France- With the lethal forward attack of Antoine Griezmann, Mbappé and Dembélé , could France stomp everyone in the way?
Austrailia- The Socceroos place in Russia is reserved but their manager identity remains a mystery.
Peru- Will be playing at the World Cup after 36 years, short passes Ball possession are the strengths.
Denmark- Danish team is in great form. With the star player Christian Eriksen doing wonders, Denmark is a threat to all the teams.
Group D: Argentina, Iceland, Coratia, Nigeria
Argentina- This could be the final World Cup for Messi. Can he bring home the World Cup Trophy?
Iceland- Small Country, huge support. But getting out of the group will be extremely hard for them.
Croatia- Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic will carry their team atleast to the Round of 16.
Nigeria- New German Coach’s work on this team is pretty solid. Can Victor Moses take them to the further rounds?
Group E: Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
Brazil- World Cup 2018 contenders. Will be looking for a payback for a 7-1 humiliation against Germany.
Switzerland- Rough road ahead for the Shaqiri and company.
Costa Rica- World Cup 2014 sensations Costa Rica would want to do more than Quarter-finals this year.
Serbia- Star midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is the one to watch.
Group F: Germany, Mexico, Sweden, South Korea
Germany- Defending champions are on a roll winning straight 10 out of 10 qualifying matches.
Mexico- Fifth World Cup for Mexico but can they make it out of the Round of 16 this year?
Sweden- Very hard working and highly disciplined team but no Zlatan Ibrahmovic this time.
South Korea- Can South Korea delivers in the hardest World Cup 2018 group ?
Group G: Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England
Belgium- Team led by Kevin DeBryne and with the best stats in the qualifiers will be looking for total domination.
Panama- Their first ever World Cup and as their coach said, “We’ll go to the World Cup to learn and compete. ”
Tunisia- Making a comeback at world cup after 12 years. Fatal injuries and inconsitency could cost them.
England- Most amazing major tournaments qualifying record, can Harry Kane led this team to the supreme glory?
Group H: Poland, Senegal, Colombia, Japan
Poland- Its going to be Robert Lewandowski factor if Poland makes it to the crucial stages.
Senegal- Is one player (Sadio Mane) enough in the survival of the fittest.
Colombia- Star player James Rodriguez the team will aim to go higher than their last run in the World Cup 2014 to quarter-finals.
Japan- New Coach and less chances for Japan this time.
For every football fan, the year 2018 brings the fever of joy and excitement. Many fans have already bought their tickets and flying all the way to Russia. If you want to purchase tickets to the FIFA World Cup 2018 you can either log into www.fifa.com or you can buy FIFA 2018 world cup tickets from here.