Hosts Russia will be facing Saudi Arabia on the 14th June.
Football is easily the most popular sport in the world. It’s most awaited global tournament, the FIFA World Cup is almost a month long and is about to start in 10 days time. Brazil, has been the most successful team since the inception of the tournament. It has won 5 titles and have been the runners-up twice.
Last time around the tournament was hosted by Brazil and Germany won the finals.
This time around too the world cup is evenly poised, 32 teams have qualified and they all have some exceptional players to watch out for.
However, just like any other sport Football too has some of the top teams which carry the ‘favourites’
The Kaccha Chitha comes to you with a look at the top three teams to watch out for:
1) Brazil- No prizes for guessing this! As we mentioned it above, Brazil is the most successful team of this tournament. They beat arch-rivals Argentina and Chile (3-0) to become the first team to qualify for the tournament. Not to forget they’ve the popular Neymar in their side who is probably on the top at the moment.
2) Germany- The Germans are not only the defending champions but are also a team in form. They also won the Confederations Cup (2017) that too with a ‘B’ team! They remained unbeaten throughout the tournament and are the number one team in the world at the moment. They’ve lifted the cup 4 times.
3) Spain- They won the European championship in 2016. They also have a brilliant manager in the form of Julen Lopetegui and he has a big role to play. Overall they are a balanced side but can struggle with the striking pair. Diego Costa’s successful return can be a boost for them. They won the trophy on 2010.
The likes of Argentina, Belgium, England etc can be very dangerous too. Therefore we can not rule them out.
This article is submitted by Bhrigu Bagga.