Lionel Messi is so desperate to win the World Cup with Argentina that he would trade success with Barcelona to triumph in Russia this summer.
Only the hardest hearts would deny Lionel Messi, the best player of his generation, World Cup glory.
Nigeria are easily the most accomplished African team to reach Russia 2018. With the highest population in their respective continent, they also have some of the highest expectations.
Croatia haven’t enjoyed much success recently, but they are still capable of competing with the world’s best with some of world football’s most creative talents at their disposal.
The exciting new generation of players that fared so well in Euro 2016 will spearhead Iceland’s maiden appearance at the World Cup.
This is likely to be Lionel Messi’s last World Cup, and despite a disastrous last few years, it is impossible to write this team of superstars off.
Now we know where and when the opening games of the 2018 World Cup will be. It’s time to get your travel and accommodation booked for the 2018 World Cup in Russia! These are next summer’s group stage fixtures.
The wait is finally over! Find out who your team has been drawn against in the group stages of the FIFA 2018 World Cup.