5 Featured Countries at the 2018 World Cup

5 Featured Countries at the 2018 World CupThis year, 32 nations will be performing for the most prestigious trophies World Cup four. Taking place on 14 June to 15 July 2018 in Russia, many surprises are happening in this year’s World Cup edition. For example, two major countries such as the Netherlands and Italy failed to qualify and the escape of Iceland and Panama to Russia with the status of debutant country.

In addition, the 2018 World Cup this time also followed by countries that have lifted trophy World Cup such as Brazil, Germany, Argentina and Uruguay. From those 32 countries, some of them have a great chance to win the 2018 World Cup. Is one of them your team? Check out the following reviews!

1. Germany

In the hands of coach Joachim Low, Germany became one of the countries favored in the 2018 World Cup. Low started him as assistant coach Jurgen Klinsmann and took Germany third place at the 2006 World Cup. In addition, Low’s best achievement was when his team won the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

In the 2018 World Cup Group C qualifying match, Mesut Ozil and his comrades also always win the game. Although not filled with famous players on the front lines, the power of Die Mannschaft (German nickname) in the 2018 World Cup is not reduced. This is because the German team has many new generations such as Timo Werner being top scorer with seven goals in the 2016 Confederations Cup and bring Germany into the championship.

2. Brazil

Brazil national team made the superior because it managed to play nicely in 2018 World Cup Qualifying Zone Conmebol. Brazil bend Leonel Messi and his friends with three goals without reply at that time.

Since Tite handled, Brazil’s performance continues to increase. Moreover, now the Brazil squad is filled by players above average. Brazil’s forward line, Gabriel Jesus, could be a threat to other countries. There he will be supported Neymar, Coutinho, and Paulinho from midfield. Not to forget, Brazil also has Roberto Firmino who has been flashy with Liverpool.
In addition, the back line winning national team ever 5 times World Cup champion is also solid because it is filled by duets Marcelo and Thiago Silva. Experience, mental champion, and brilliant squad make the victory is not impossible achieved by Brazil at this World Cup.

3. Spain

Spain are now rising after their 16th loss in the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 European Cup. This time, in Group G World Cup Qualification 2018, Spain performed nicely by winning nine out of 10 games. Spain’s rising performances are the role of their tactician Julen Lopetegui after Euro 2016.

Although it was colored with drama replacement coach, squad Spain this time no doubt the quality. This is because the previous coach, Lopetegui, choose players based on performance not a big name, such as Iago Aspas and Rodrigo Moreno. In addition, Isco Alarcon who showed his best performance with Real Madrid was also selected to be a central player in the Spanish national team.

4. France

1998 World Cup winner and 2016 European Cup runner up, France is also expected to become World Cup champion 2018. The reason, now France is filled with a row of star players such as Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe, and Ousmane Dembele. Not only that, the world’s most expensive midfielder, Paul Pogba also added French power in the grand event of football in Russia this time.

In Group A World Cup Qualification 2018, Didier Deschamps’s team managed to beat Sweden and the Netherlands. It is also a picture of France in Group C with Peru, Denmark and Australia having a great chance to qualify for the last 16.

5. Belgium

Of the five candidate countries, Belgium is the only country that has never lifted the World Cup trophy. However, that does not mean Belgium did not become a reliable country in the 2018 World Cup. Belgian national team is favored because it currently has a golden generation like Hazard and De Bruyne. The Belgian players have proved a good game in big leagues in England, Spain and Italy.
Despite the injury, Hazard still fill the position of midfielders with Kevin De Bruyne, Yannick Carrasco, and Fellaini. In addition, creative midfielders such as Romelu Lukaku and Michy Barshuayi will also support the Belgian front line in the 2018 World Cup.

Belgian defense also has a strong quality. Vincent Kompany will lead the defense with Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen, both of which are a mainstay at Tottenham Hotspurs. Then there was Thiabaut Courtois, a goalkeeper who strengthened the Belgian defense. Balanced on all fronts, it is not impossible for Belgium to surprise the 2018 World Cup.

That’s the five mainstay countries and seeded to be champions in the 2018 World Cup. The five countries will compete for the prestigious trophies of the world’s biggest football title.