Almost every football fan is counting the day for the beginning of main occasionof Russia World Cup 2018. We got 32 selected teams for the event. We saw someof the great battles in the qualifying round where some of them finished therace with qualification when some become disqualified.
The process began in 12 March 2015 which ended in 15 November 2017. Total 872 matches havebeen played and 2,454 goals were scored. From this equation, we can see howexciting the qualifying round was.
In thisarticle, we will discuss about the 2018fifa world cup predictions and analysis of the possible 2018 Champion by their history, team combination,qualifying round performances and their possible group result of Final worldcup group. Let’s jump into the main article.From Europe:Germany: Germany isone of the most successful national teams in the international footballcompetitions. They have already won 4 World cup in 1954, 1974, 1990, and 2014.They won three European Championships (1972, 1980, and 1996) and oneConfederations Cup. They become runners-up 4 times in the World Cup, 3 times inthe European Championships, and a further four third-place finishes at World Cups.They earned the highest elo ranking ever for any national football team too.(2)The qualifying stage performance wassatisfactorily of the current top-ranked team in the world with ten convincingvictories in as many fixtures proving the supremacy of the mighty Germans.
Theywere in group C along with Northern Ireland, Czech Republic, Norway, Azerbaijanand San Marino. They scored 43 goals against the opponents in the stagecompetition and qualified for the main round.Key Performer: From the goal post, Marc-Andre ter Stegen will be a greaterchallenge for any of the opposite team to score as we all the football lovers knowhow he is passing his great times of career in Barcelona.(3) Toni Kroos, is an experienced Real Madridmidfielder who can lead the whole key of the match from the midfield. He has alreadywon two Fifa Club World Cup titles, two Champions League titles and one La Ligatitle.
Moreover, they have experienced player like Mesut Ozil, Thomas Muller,Mats Hummels, Jerome Boateng, Mario Götzethe only goal scorer in the 2014 World Cup Final match, Julian Draxler, Sami Khedira specially the new player Leon Goretzka showing his class in the qualifying stage ofWorld Cup 2018. They have the capability to change the game and theirperformance can greatly effect on the score line as well as in world cup 2018 qualification and youneed to be an expert fifa predictor tosay that, if any of them perform on the field, then that day will be definitelytheirs.In a words,when you are talking about 2018 fifa world cup predictions andanalysis, You have keep your attention on Germany strongly there.
Portugal:Portugal is the defending European champion, who had beaten France1-0 in the final of Euro 2016. Their best performance on the World Cuptournament is in 1966 when they finished third in the competition. They havebeen qualified 7 times for the world cup. They reached semi finals in 2000,2012, final in 2004 of Euro and semifinals in 2006. Winning the Euro 2016 istheir first ever major trophy defeating host France by 1-0. Currentlythey are holding number 3 position in Fifa Ranking.(5)Portugalwas in group B from Europe. They had Switzerland, Hungary, Faroe Island,Latvia, and Andorra with them in the qualifying round.
They won 9 games out of10 and placed first in the group followed by Switzerland. Though having samegame points, Portugal was aggregated by goal difference point. They got Spain,Iran and Morocco in the Group C of main round.Key Performer:(4)Cristiano Ronaldo the star player of RealMadrid, all most everyone who loves football, related to football knows thisguy. Recently he has achieved the Ballon d’Or for the fifth times. He is thestrongest trump card for any fifapredictor as well as Portugal National Team. He is the most capped playerfor Portugal also the record goal scorer in national jersey. He scored 15 goalsin the world cup 2018 qualificationround.
Moreover they have, Adrien Silva, Bernardo Silva, CedricSoares, Renato Sanches, Andre Gomes, Jose Fonte, Bruno Alves, and NelsonOliveira. All of them are having great season in different nationalfootball league.The recentPortugal national team has developed a lot within time and this team isstronger than before. Your prediction on worldcup 2018 predictions game would not be in vain as far we can guess. France:The team, which can impact on 2018 fifa world cup predictions and analysis, is France.
If we look at the historyof France football team in world cup, then we will find an enriched and healthyresult. They have attended the main event of world cup 15 times. The satisfyingresult is, they become third in 1958, 1986, fourth in 1982, become champion in1998 and runners up in 2006 by losing 5-3 penalty to Italy. Moreover, they also won UEFA EuropeanFootball Championships, an Olympic tournament, and two FIFA ConfederationsCups.(6)Francequalified them from Group A of Europe region. They had Sweden, Netherlands,Bulgaria, Luxembourg and Belarus with them. They placed first in the grouphaving 7 win, 2 draw and single lose to Sweden.
They qualified directly whenSweden had to continue the journey with one more step of playoff closing thechance of Italy playing in world cup 2018. KeyPerformer:(5)I already told that France can impact on World Cup 2018 footballs predictions because the team is much matured and the perfect blend of young and experienced players of theteam can make any bigger changes in the scoreboard. Antoine Griezmann, the Atlético Madridstriker scored top six goals as France reached to 2016 Euro final. They willhave a blasting attack of KylianMbappé of Paris St-Germain, Antoine Griezmann andOusmane Dembélé who recently joined Barcelona withthird highest transfer value in the world.
Moreover, they have AnthonyMartial and Paul Pogba performing excellently from Manchester United,Alexandre Lacazette and Olivier Giroud from Arsenal, TiemoueBakayoko and N’Golo Kante from Chelsea, Lucas Digne, Samuel Umtiti both strong candidate from Barcelonaon the defense.Most theplayers of France are on their best form in different English and Spanishleague. Their level of performances and experiences keep the ability to beatany of the world best team in theirs day. England: (7)If you want toknow the biggest success of England national team that was in 1966 when theybecome champion. They have reached the semi-finals only once in 1990, when theyfinished their world cup journey placing fourth. Any England fans will not tryto remember their last World cup performance where they have been knocked outfrom the group stage. This never happened after 1958.
However, they have joined15 tournaments of world cup.England was in Group FScotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Malta and Lithuania. England qualified as Groupwinner conceding no lose in the qualifying round. Among 10 matches, they won 8matches and drew rest of the two matches. England is in the group G of mainevent with Belgium, Tunisia and Panama.KeyPerformer:(8)Manyfootball scholars treat England as an average European side but could be quiteunpredictable due to Harry Kane, oneof the world’s most in-form strikers. He scored27goals in 2017 which was just only 9 behind the Lionel Messi. Jamie Vardy,Marcus Rashford and several young talents in their squad are doing wellin English premier league.
The weakest point is goalkeepers and as usual toohigh expectations of the public.The performance of theEngland team in earlier world cup 2018 qualification stage was not thatmuch bad. They have the ability to create chances and perform timely. Let’swait for the rest actually what happens to the final round. Spain:2010 FIFAWorld Cup champion Spain is one of the most dominating and strong team when youare talking about the Russia 2018 fifaworld cup predictions and analysis. Though La Roja’s recent performancewasn’t that much good enough as they crashed out at the group stage in Brazil2014 World Cup and disappointment of France 2016 were not at all cathartic inthe end. But 2008 to 2012 was Spain’s era in the Football.
They were the firstEuropean team ever to win the World cup title outside Europe as well as havingwon back-to-back European titles in Euro 2008 and Euro 2012, defeating Germanyand Italy in the respective finals. They are about to attend their 15thWorld Cup competition in Russia.(9)Spain was the Winners of European Group G ahead ofItaly.
They had Albania, Israel, Fyr Macedonia, and Liechtenstein along withthe Italy in the group. Among 10 matches, they won all the 9 games and made asingle draw with Italy. Spain scored 36goals in 10 matches and was ahead of 5points from Italy who positioned second and unluckily could not qualify for theworld cup main event after 58 years.
Spain is in Group B in the main Tournamentwith one another European giant Portugal, Iran and Morocco.KeyPerformer:(10)Maybe Spain is the only team in theRussia World Cup 2018, where you will get 11 star players out of 11 players andmost them are in one of their best form. If I start telling from the goal post,David De Gea will be the mostpowerful barrier to cross the goal line as he is passing great time inManchester united for last few seasons.
In the Defend, You will find Jordi Alba, Barcelona’sleft-back, who is hardworking, fast, aggressive and always looking to getforward on the overlap, The Real Madrid right-back Dani Carvajal, who is less explosive and playsthe same role as Alba of delivering quality in the final third,get forward to support and get aggressive in the defense, Sergio Ramos, one of the best center back in the world and also themost experienced player in the squad, Gerard Pique, the BarcelonaDefender who might play the same role as Ramos, Nacho, the Real Madriddefender, playing a more key role now than ever at club level.He can be a smart choice if either of the first-choice defenders is missing.They also has Marc Bartra from BorussiaDortmund, who is improving immeasurably and similar to Pique in certain aspects, Hector Bellerin. In Central midfield, They got Sergio Busquets whois still the world’s best defensive midfielder. His passingbetween the lines is pivotal to Spain’s play, then Andres Iniesta the guy who stillhas the capacity to unlock any defense.
They also have Koke from Atletico Madrid, SergioRoberto from Barcelona, CescFabregas, Saul Niguez, ThiagoAlcantara, Isco Real Madrid’s current golden boy scoring sixgoals and an assist in Spain’s past seven matches. On the attacking midfield they got, David Silva who hasover a century of caps and is now one of the more experienced players in thisteam. He plays both in false nine and the sides of the attack. The plus pointis, he is in his best form which is a key for Spain to win the World Cup.Moreover, they have Mark Asensio theReal Madrid’s current icon for the future, Pedro,Suso, Juan Mata, Lucas Vazquez, Nolito, Gerard Deulofeu,and Jonathan Viera. In striking,they got Alvaro Morata, remarkablycomplete forward and running performer fromChelsea, Iago Aspas, Diego Costa, Paco Alcacer, Rodrigo, Aritz Aduriz and David Villa.
I must say that manager Julen Lopetegui willbe in a mental war for whom to choose for squad and whom to give place in bench.AfterGermany, I will personally place Spain predictingthe 32 world cup teams 2018, who has the possibility to win this World Cup2018 with Brazil and France. Only a complete team combination and flow ofperformance is just needed for that. From South America:Brazil:(12) Brazil isthe most successful national football team in the FIFA World Cup tournaments.Brazil has won the world cup in record 5 times in 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and2002.
Brazil is the only national team to participate in all World Cup editionswithout any absence nor need for playoffs. This 2018 World Cup will be their21th World Cup participation. They won FIFA Confederations Cup for 4 times andwon Copa America for 5 times.
The Selecao is a strong name for the possible 2018 World cup football predictions but the gloom that engulfed Brazil after the7-1 debacle against Germany in the 2014 World Cup has lifted. Brazil wasthe first nation to qualify for the showpiece in Russia world cup main event.South American zone was risky for all the teams as they all are so muchcompetitive and strong. Brazil confirmed their qualifying round positioning 1stfrom the group. They had a clean difference of 10points with the secondposition holder Uruguay.
Out of 18matches, they won 12 matches; drawn 5 games and a single lose to Chile whoalready closed their world cup journey.KeyPerformer:(11) Neymar the guyis called the best player of the era right after Lionel Messi and CristianoRonaldo. He is scoring averagely a goal and an assist per game since hisworld-record most expensive deal of 222$ Million in the world move to ParisSt-Germain. They had premier league player like Ederson, Danilo, Fernandinho, Gabriel Jesus who are regular performer of Manchester City, Philippe Coutinho the second mostexpensive player who recently joined Barcelona from Liverpool, Roberto Firmino from Liverpool, Willian from Chelsea.
World classdefender Marquinhos, experiencedplayer like Thiago Silva, Daniel Alvesfrom Paris Saint-Germain, Filipe Luisfrom Atletico Madrid, Marcelo fromReal Madrid. Casemiro from RealMadrid, Paulinho from Barcelona allare the experienced players who can lead a great play from the midfield withothers.Whatever your 2018 fifa world cup predictions and analysis is, logically I willlove to see Germany or and Brazil in Russia 2018 World Cup Final.
Because Spainand France may collapse due to the presence of more monks. Moreover, Brazil isa common name for any fifa predictor thathas the chance and possibility to win 2018 world cup.Argentina:The 2014 World Cup runners up Argentinanational football team known as the Albicelesteshas participated 17 times along with 2018 Russia World Cup. They have appearedin five World Cup finals while they become champion in two tournaments.Argentina is very successful in the Copa América, winning it 14 times. Only 4national teams that have won the three most important men’s titles recognizedby FIFA are the World Cup, the Confederations Cup, and the Olympic tournament.
Argentina is one of them with Germany, Brazil and France.The qualifying round of Argentinawas not too good at all.The Albicelestes had to wait for the last match and also insome complicated equation that can allow them to reach Russia maintournament. All the football predictions was going wrong and situation become tougherthan before when Lionel Messi made his magical blow to defeat Ecuador by 3-1and positioned 3rd from the group. This was going for the very firsttime after 1970 that the world cup would begin without Argentina. But a teamfeaturing Lionel Messi can never be ignored. Out of 18 matches, they won 7games, drew 7 games and lost 4 games. The Colombia and Peru were right behindthem where Brazil and Uruguay was in first and second place on the table.
KeyPerformer: Uruguay: GroupAnalysis:Group ATeam:Key match:Prediction: Group BTeam: Spain, Portugal, Iran, Morocco.Key match: Spain vs.PortugalPrediction:Spain, Portugal Group CTeam:Key match:Prediction: Group DTeam:Key match:Prediction: Group ETeam:Key match:Prediction: Group FTeam:Key match:Prediction: Group GTeam: Belgium, England, Tunisia, Panama.Key match: England vs.
BelgiumPrediction:England, Belgium Group HTeam:Key match:Prediction: This 2018 fifa world cup predictions andanalysis has beendone according to the performances of the recent times with qualifying round,specific data with their football team history. But these football predictions aren’t all about predicting the 32 world cup teams 2018. Because miracle has no dataand history has its own natural flow to be written. We have seen a number ofglimpses in the qualifying round and lot more to come. So keep predicting andwatching the games and celebrate every special moment of your favorite playerand teams.