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Probable Winners to look out at the World Cup 2018

Sports by Published on Updated on 08 May, 2018

The wait is finally going to be over this June. World Cup 2018 is on its way and will be the first World Cup held in Europe since the 2006 tournament in Germany. The final tournament will involve 32 national teams that include 31 teams from the qualification process and the automatically qualified host team.

Panama and Iceland will be making their debut appearances at the World Cup. A total of 64 matches will be played in 12 venues located in 11 host cities.

Both the opening and final match will take place at Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow.

Germany

Germany is one of the successful teams to have won four World Cup titles to date. Germany recently won the 2014 World Cup, earning the highest Elo rating of any national football team in history, with a record 2205 points.

Germany won their first FIFA title in 1954. The team also won three UEFA European Championship titles (1972, 1980, and 1996) and a FIFA Confederations Cup in 2017.

Germany has been showing their best in the history of FIFA will surely meet the expectations of fans in the FIFA 18. Professional players such as Toni Kroos and Manuel Neuer represents the country in the international football.

Argentina

Argentina is one of the oldest teams, making their first appearance in 1990 World Cup. The nation has earned two World Cup titles, 14 Copa América titles, and a Confederations Cup.

Argentina holds the great reputation in the history of World Cup. Argentina has made 16 FIFA appearances to date. Professional player, Lionel Messi is a captain and top scorer of the team and Javier Zanetti is the most capped player.

Portugal

Portugal has produced one of the finest players in the history. Cristiano Ronaldo captains the national team and is the most capped player and top scorer of the team.

Portugal has recently won Euro 2016 defeating the host country France. It was Portugal’s first ever major trophy. Also, they made their first appearance in the FIFA Confederations Cup held in Russia, finishing third.

Spain

Spain has made 15 FIFA appearances and has won one title in 2010. The country has won UEFA Euro Championship three times in 1964, 2008, and 2012.

Currently, Iker Casillas is the most capped player with 167 caps and David Villa is the top scorer with 59 goals.

The national squad also consists finest players like Sergio Ramos (captain), Xavi, Andrés Iniesta, and Fernando Torres.

Brazil

One of the best teams in the history of the football, Brazil has won five World Cups to date. Brazil has the history of producing greatest players like Pelé, Cafu, Ronaldo, and Neymar.

Head coach, Tite has been managing the national team since 2016. Cafu is the most capped player of the national team with 142 caps and Pele is the top scorer with 77 goals. Neymar is the active top scorer of the team whereas Dani Alves is the most capped player active with 107 caps.

Brazil has won many other titles including FIFA Confederations Cup (four times), South American Championship / Copa América (eight times), and Panamerican Championship (two times).