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World Cup 2018 team previews: Tunisia

Tunisia, the weakest African side to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, holds zero to none chances of getting past the group stage. FIFA Ranking:...

World Cup 2018 team previews: Panama

Can the trip to Russia be more than an exotic adventure for World Cup debutant Panama? FIFA Ranking: 55 World Cup history - None. This is Panama’s...

World Cup 2018 team previews: Belgium

When you have Kevin de Bruyne, Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku in your squad, expectations must be high. Belgium should get far, but will...

World Cup 2018 group previews: Group F

Germany is sitting firmly on the throne, while Sweden and Mexico wait for their last game to decide who joins the defending champion in...

World Cup 2018 team previews: South Korea

South Korea revolves around Son Heung-min, but is he all on his own? FIFA Ranking: 57 World Cup history - Just as many other second or lower...

World Cup 2018 team previews: Sweden

Can Sweden's defensive-minded, result-based football survive a World Cup? FIFA Ranking: 24 World Cup history - Sweden has had a very mixed World Cup past. It participated...

World Cup 2018 team previews: Mexico

Despite having a technically sound squad of skillful footballers, Mexico has gone past the first knockout round in a World Cup only once in...

World Cup 2018 team previews: Germany

There have been only two teams that have repeated as World Cup champions – Italy (1934 and 1938) and Brazil (1958 and 1962). Can...

World Cup 2018 group previews: Group E

Brazil's skill is simply too good for this group. Who finishes second in Group E is a far more ticklish question. Group E BRAZIL SWITZERLAND COSTA RICA SERBIA Schedule (GMT+2): 17...

World Cup 2018 team previews: Serbia

Can the rest of Serbia's squad complement its fantastic midfield? FIFA Ranking: 34 World Cup history - Serbia’s history is a long and painful one. As such,...

World Cup 2018 team previews: Costa Rica

After reaching the quarter-finals four years ago, how far can Costa Rica go this time around? FIFA Ranking: 23 World Cup history - Costa Rica’s first World...

World Cup 2018 team previews: Switzerland

Switzerland is blend of nationalities united under one flag that will look to get past the Round of 16 for the first time in...

World Cup 2018 team previews: Brazil

No stranger to being dubbed the favorite, Brazil is coming to Russia to delete the 2014 nightmare and replace it with 2018 gold. FIFA Ranking:...

World Cup 2018 group previews: Group D

Group D is a group of old foes, as both European teams and both non-European teams have histories against each other. Group D ARGENTINA ICELAND CROATIA NIGERIA Schedule (GMT+2): 16 June Argentina...

World Cup 2018 team previews: Nigeria

Don't sleep on Nigeria, a team that has been there and done that. FIFA Ranking: 48 World Cup history - Nigeria’s World Cup history began in 1994,...

World Cup 2018 team previews: Croatia

Croatia has one of the most balanced teams in the tournament, yet the feeling is that there's something missing again. FIFA Ranking: 20 World Cup history -...

World Cup 2018 team previews: Iceland

The debutants from the smallest country to ever participate in a World Cup are ready for anything. Nobody will enjoy facing Iceland. FIFA Ranking: 22 World...

World Cup 2018 team previews: Argentina

When it comes to Argentina, it's all about Messi. How far can La Pulga carry Argentina this time around? FIFA Ranking: 5 World Cup history - Despite...

World Cup 2018 group previews: Group C

France is the absolute favorite. Who will finish second in Group C? Denmark, Australia and Peru will have plenty of chances. It all depends...

World Cup 2018 team previews: Denmark

Led by Tottenham star Christian Eriksen, Denmark will be hoping to take advantage of a relatively simple Group C and repeat what it has...

Five things we learned from Real Madrid’s win in Turkey

After a complicated victory in the Turkish hell, we tell you the five things we learned from Real Madrid's win vs Galatasaray.  It was a...