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.
Spearheaded by Barcelona forward Luis Suarez, two-time World Cup winners Uruguay are the favorites in Group A at the 2018 tournament, but hosts Russia will fancy their chances of qualifying in the top two after a kind draw.
Russia 2018 will be Japan’s sixth World Cup appearance, all of which have come consecutively since 1998.
In 2014, Colombia lit up the tournament with attacking flair and a happy-go-lucky attitude, can they do it again in Russia?
Senegal stunned the world by beating World Cup holders France in their first ever game at the global finals in 2002. Can they repeat those heroics on the big stage in Russia?
Poland returns to the World Cup after a 12-year absence boasting their most complete squad in generations.
With the likes of Rooney, Lampard, Gerrard, Ferdinand, and Terry long gone, England are a team in transition.
After missing out on the last two World Cups, Tunisia are seeking to reach the knockout stages for the first time.
Panama are World Cup debutants and qualified for the tournament ahead of their bitter rivals the United States in the most controversial circumstances.
The Red Devils return to the big stage aiming to improve on their run to the last eight in 2014. Everybody’s dark horse – now’s the time to deliver.