The 2018 World Cup has finally arrived with many of the top players around the world set to showcase their talent for their countries. One player who has certainly had a stellar season is Liverpool star Mane who has continued to improve no end. Has he done enough to make his national side? I think we know the answer to that but test your knowledge on this quiz below with many other star names!
The competition is as open as ever with no team stamping their authority over the others. The latest World Cup 2018 odds has Brazil as the current 4/1 favourites. This will come as no surprise to many as they are the most successful side in the history of the competition with 5 victories to date. They also have one of the top players in the current game in PSG star Neymar who has recovered from his injury and is set to play a major role for Brazil in Russia.
Their nearest challengers in the betting are Germany at 5/1. They are possibly not entering the tournament in the best form but have a vast amount of experience and always perform on the biggest stage. They are also the current champions having lifted the title in Brazil just four years ago. So what about our chances?
England are heading into the World Cup will far less expectation than in previous tournaments. We will need to improve on the very poor showing back at Euro 2016 but the team does seem to have turned a corner. Southgate has continued to select a youthful approach to the side and it is paying off. England are amazingly enough unbeaten in just under 2 years since that Euro 2016 round of 16 defeat to Iceland. This has been a very successful period in which we have matched it with some of the best teams in the World even if they were just a friendly fixture. We also went through the qualifying for the current World Cup competition with 8 wins and 2 draws from our 10 games. There is no doubt we are going into this competition far better equipped than in the past. Come on England!