Road to Russia stands for three things:
- Huge knowledge of world cup football.
- Opinion and reaction to international football news.
- Interaction with fellow football fans.
With that in mind its time for your early world cup predictions. We will get the ball rolling with our thoughts, but then its all down to you. Comment below and tell us your take on Russia 2018.
Road to Russia predictions
Probable winners: Germany
They are the unimaginative choice but the fact they are reigning champions is too much for us to ignore. After becoming the first European side to win the world cup in South America, their young side can go on the match Brazil’s five titles in Russia.
Worth backing: Belgium
If you want a selection to cause a stir then Belgium are our choice. Although no longer a surprise package, the team have a young side who will be maturing in 2018. The team’s experience in Brazil will help them progress onto the next level, and it wouldn’t surprise me if they went all the way in Russia.
Favourites to avoid: Argentina
The perennial underachievers will struggle to shake off that tag in 2018. The three-times beaten finalists were fortunate to make it there in 2014. Although they should cruise through qualifying, the team do not have the strength in depth to progress past the early knock-out rounds.