A total of 32 countries will feature in Russia this summer and we’ve got the latest news, expert views and betting tips for all of the World Cup 2018 teams.
Seven past winners are present, with only Italy missing out from the list of former champions.
Brazil are the sole South American outfit to have previously prevailed in Europe, lifting the trophy in Sweden 60 years ago.
Germany will bid to become the first back-to-back winners since 1962, while Argentina, Uruguay, France, England and Spain are other past victors.
Russia can take heart from the fact that six previous hosts have claimed outright glory, with this year’s final scheduled for the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
Bwin has World Cup 2018 odds on all 64 matches being played and a range of long-term betting markets focusing on each group, individual players and which teams will shine in the knockout rounds.
Old foes and new rivals ready for battle
There will be 20 nations making back-to-back appearances at a World Cup tournament after also being present in Brazil four years ago.
Iceland and Panama have the distinction of being debutants on football’s biggest stage, with the first-named country having the smallest population of any to ever get this far.
Peru will return following a 36-year absence, while Egypt last featured back in 1990.
There will be 14 European nations affiliated to UEFA, five South American teams, the same number from Africa and three from the North, Central American and Caribbean section.
The Oceania Football Confederation will not be represented, as Australia counts as one of five countries to advance via the Asian Football Confederation.
Whether you are looking to follow hot favourites or pick out some lively longshots, we’ll have World Cup 2018 betting tips and predictions to suit all tastes!
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