Everything about 32 teams and their ability to win at the 2018 World Cup (Part 2)
In the previous article, we learned about the 16 teams in four Group A, B, C and D at this year’s World Cup. In this article, let’s see what the other 16 teams are and what their chances are.
Group E: Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
FIFA World Ranking: 2
Key players: Neymar, Thiago Silva, Philippe Coutinho
Best scenario: Brazil will surpass the 2014 race, defeating Germany to enter the podium this year.
Worst scenario: Brazil suddenly had a bad form from the group stage, forced them to face Germany in the first match and then suddenly lost.
FIFA World Ranking: 6
Key players: Haris Seferovic, Granit Xhaka, Stephan Lichtsteiner
Best scenario: Switzerland will have a game or play in front of Brazil and confidently cross the group stage and advanced to the semi-finals for the first time since 1954.
Worst scenario: Brazil easily showed the level before Switzerland, forcing them to have a decisive match against Serbia in the group stage.
- Costa Rica
FIFA World Ranking: 23
Key players: Bryan Ruiz, Marco Ureña
Best Screenplay: Costa Rica scored three points against Serbia but lost to Brazil, making them play a “win or go home” against Switzerland.
Worst scenario: Costa Rica beat Serbia but was blew by Brazil and lost the final battle to return home.
FIFA World Ranking: 34
Key players: Nemanja Matic, Aleksandar Mitrovic
Best scenario: Brazil are unbeatable in the group stage and the remaining three teams are in harmony. Serbia take advantage of the knockout phase for the first time since 1998.
Worst case scenario: Serbia lost miserably to Switzerland and Costa Rica, then closed the round can not win against Brazil.
Group F: Germany, Mexia, Sweden, Korea Republic
FIFA World Ranking: 1
Key players: Mesut Ozil, Thomas Muller, Manuel Neuer
Best scenario: The champion continues to sweep from the group stage to the final to win Brazil, raising the 2018 World Cup.
Worst scenario: It will be hard to imagine Germany going through the quarterfinals. But do not forget to countless other strong teams such as England, Spain, Portugal.
FIFA World Ranking: 15
Key players: Javier Hernandez, Carlos Vela
Best scenario: Mexico scored and defeated the German champions in the opening match. After being eliminated from the 16th round in the last six World Cups, Mexico could finally enter the semi-finals.
Worst scenario: Mexico finished the group stage in second place, making them against Brazil and being knocked out.
FIFA World Ranking: 24
Key players: Marcus Berg, Andreas Granqvist, Emil Forsberg
Best scenario: Sweden beat Korea in the opening group stage, then beat Mexico to get a leg in the knockout round.
Worst scenario: South Korea shocked Sweden by defeating Sweden, making it necessary for them to win a point from Germany if they wanted to go further.
- Korea Republic
FIFA World Ranking: 57
Key players: Son Heung-min, Ki Sung-yueng
Best scenario: South Korea kicked 2 games with Mexico and Sweden, helping them to survive in the group stage.
Worst scenario: Korea can not win, easily eliminated from the group stage.
Group G: Belgium, England, Tunisia, Panama
FIFA World Ranking: 3
Key players: Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku, Kevin De Bruyne
Best Scenario: Eden Hazard leads the team through the group stage, advancing to the semi-finals.
Worst scenario: Lost Panama, Anh Anh, Belgium pity to stop in the group stage.
FIFA World Ranking: 12
Key players: Harry Kane, Deli Alli, Raheem Sterling
Best Screenplay: Harry Kane teamed up with his team-mates at Tottenham, Deli Alli, to become the unbeaten pair, helping England go deeper into the finals.
Worst scenario: Panama beat England, causing the lions to grapple with the knockout
FIFA World Ranking: 21
Key collection: Wahbi Khazri, Ferjani Sassi
Best scenario: After the 1-1 draw in the opening match, Tunisia somehow got into the final knockout match against Panama.
Worst scenario: Tunisia lost the first two matches, Belgium and England held the top two positions of Group G and made the last match of Tunisia with Panama only procedural.
FIFA World Ranking: 55
Key players: Luis Tejada, Gabriel Torres, Jaime Penedo
Best scenario: Panama went through the group stage miraculously.
Worst scenario: Panama lost 2 games to England and Belgium, eventually losing to Tunisia and eliminated.
Group H: Poland, Colombia, Senegal, Japan
FIFA World Ranking: 8
Key players: Robert Lewandowski, Jakub Blaszczykowski
Best Screenplay: Lewandowski shone, Poland went through the group stage to go to the knockout round for the first time since 1986. He even scored goals with his golden legs to bring the team to the semi-finals.
The worst scenario: the defense of Poland claims that Poland go through the group stage with a bad position in the last 16.
FIFA World Ranking: 16
Key Demonstrators: Radamel Falcao, James Rodriguez
Best scenario: After an unbeaten run in the group stage, Colombia continued to win two more games to reach the semi-finals.
Worst scenario: Colombia lost one of the first two matches, making the third match a vital match.
FIFA World Ranking: 27
Key players: Sadio Mane, Moussa Konate
Best scenario: Senegal beat Colombia and crossed the group stages, then surpassed Germany and England unexpectedly to advance into the first quarterfinals of money from 2010.
Worst case: After losing to Poland, Senegal fell down and could not get up, leaving Russia without a win.
FIFA World Ranking: 61
Key players: Shinji Okazaki, Shinji Kagawa, Eiji Kawashima
Best scenario: Asian representative revenged Colombia with a draw in the first leg, helping the team survive to the end of the group stage.
Worst scenario: Colombia again repeats history with a 4-1 score against Japan as four years ago, causing Japan to fail and be eliminated.