The biggest sporting event of the year has finally arrived as the top players from around the globe face off for the World Cup. A whole host of Premier League stars will be the key for their nations like Liverpool duo Mohamed Salah and Sadio as well as Reds old boys Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho, but did they make the cut? Take on the quiz below and test your knowledge.
Many punters are looking to get their World Cup bets on with all the late money coming in for the most successful side in the history’s competition in Brazil. They are currently the 4/1 favourites with Betfair — a side full of attacking talent such as Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino and PSG star Neymar who will be looking to play a key role for the Selecao. Their key market rivals are Germany who are also the reigning champions following success four years ago in South America; other key contenders look to be Spain and France who should be entering the competition as European champions having thrown away the final in which they dominated throughout.
The 2018 World Cup is looking very open with no team head and shoulders above the rest so it is set to provide fantastic entertainment for fans around the world. England are heading in with far less expectation than in the past which could play to their strengths and we could just surprise a few people and progress to the latter end of the competition. Improvements have certainly been made following the dismal performance of the squad at Euro-2016 which provided a shocking defeat to Iceland in the Round of 16.
Coming off the back of a very solid preparation that included going unbeaten throughout the qualification with 8 wins and 2 draws from the 10 games, the Three Lions are yet to lose a match since the Iceland defeat — something that can only be viewed as very positive for the team as they enter the competition with a lot of confidence. England will be headed by Harry Kane who is coming off the back of another fantastic season in the Premier League reaching an incredible 30 league goals and he’ll also have Reds captain Jordan Henderson and young fullback Trent Alexander-Arnold in the side. Kane is going to need to bring that form to Russia if they are to going to finally challenge the best in the world. The odds of Gareth Southgate’s side winning the big prize is 16/1 which could just look very big in a few weeks’ time!