The thirty-two teams for this year’s World Cup are already settling down in Russia, ahead of the competition which kicks off on June 14 2018.
Some of these teams are parading the best of football stars that have made their mark in world football.
Bookmakers have already tipped Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Belgium, Spain and France as possible winners of this year’s World Cup due to the stars at their disposal.
As the competition kicks off in 3 days’ time, newsmen brings you 5 countries and 10 players to watch out for at the 2018 World Cup.
Meanwhile, below are five countries to watch out for in Russia:
The Germans are currently holders of the world title and their performance at the FIFA Confederation Cup showed that they are prepared to go all the way to the final again. The Europeans defeated Lionel Messi-led Argentine stars to lift the trophy 4 years ago in Brazil.
Ten players to watch in the 2018 World Cup are as follows:
- Lionel Messi, Argentina
- Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal
- Neymar, Brazil
- Mohamed Salah, Egypt
- Eden Hazard, Belgium
- Antoine Griezmamn, France
7.Thomas Mueller, Germany
- David De Gea, Spain
- Gabriel Jesus
- James Rodriguez, Colombia