Another team that does have a solid track record of playing in the World Cup, and one that does have a rock-solid team this year is France and I know it wouldn't surprise too many people if they did make it all the way to the final game!
Germany holds the current title, winning the final game in 2014.
As of June 2, Vietnam was the only country among 220 members of World Football Federation FIFA without a contract to broadcast the matches, according to FIFA.
On June 22, 2014, Team USA played Portugal in a group stage match and 24.7 million people watched it - making it the most watched soccer match in US history.
Greene King had supplied pubs in its managed estate with decorations ahead of this summer's World Cup, which gets under way on 14 June when hosts Russian Federation take on Saudi Arabia in Moscow.
World Cup holders Germany stay top after the latest round of global fixtures while the rest of the top seven remained unchanged from May's rankings.
Other than the prize money that each team will get based on the position they will finish at in the tournament, all 32 teams who are participating in the Federation Internationale de Football Association 2018 World Cup will earn a fee of $1.5 million each.
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Team Melli have been drawn in a hard group alongside a Sergio Ramos-led Spain, current European champions Portugal and Maghreb nation Morocco.
He called it a good helper to the referees, saying they were entitled to assistance if an opportunity for it existed while the introduction of VAR would definitely add fairness to the game.
Russian Federation has more to worry about than violence breaking out among football fans.
World Cup holders Germany stay top after the latest round of worldwide fixtures, while the rest of the top seven - Brazil, Belgium, Portugal, Argentina, Switzerland and France - remained unchanged from May's rankings.
The team has this time been pitched against Morocco, 2010 champions Spain and Portugal.
As for the 2018 edition, Iran were the first Asian team to book their place at the 2018 World Cup, with their miserly defence ensuring the goals of Azmoun would take the team into pole position in their qualifying group ahead of South Korea and Uzbekistan.