I thought Italy might have good chance until I remembered they didn’t qualify
Here are the odds as of today:
Brazil @ 9/2
France @ 6/1
England @ 7/1
Argentina @ 7/1
Spain @ 8/1
Germany @ 10/1
Netherlands @ 12/1
Portugal @ 12/1
Belgium @ 14/1
Edit: Added full list.
All the other countries in order of odds:
Yeah, must be. After seeing the England highlights from this year I thought I may just not even bother watching this world cup (which could never really happen). But after seeing the odds I’ve changed my mind. The whole field is weak except for Brazil. All the European teams seem to be running on empty right now.
Seriously confused how Italy is not in there. With such an open field they would have had a chance to win the thing.
Considering the location, this will be a South American World Cup. Either Brazil or Argentina will win this.
If Messi win it with Argentina, he will be remembered as one of the GOAT, even ahead of CR7.
Based on achievements, for sure Messi gets the GOAT accolade. Personally, I think Ronaldo is better. At the international level Messi has a great team around him. Portugal are “B” level imho (only sliding up to the A level because of Ronaldo) and so Ronaldo has to work harder for his goals.
So, if we have one GOAT, I think it is Ronaldo.
Oh, and as for Pele - brilliant but I dont feel the competition was anywhere near the level that it is today.
The top level that all people would agree as GOATs are Pele and Maradona. Let’s consider this as class 1.
In my opinion everyome else not close to them. The closest would be Cruyff, Beckenbauer, di Stefano, Zidane, Platini, Messi, Ronaldo Fenomeno, CR7… all on level 1.5.
Ronaldinho, Zico, van Basten, Gullit, Matthews, Maldini, are all below them on level 2.
Group A: Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands
Group B: England, Iran, USA, Wales
Group C: Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland
Group D: France, Australia, Denmark, Tunisia
Group E: Spain, Costa Rica, Germany, Japan
Group F: Belgium, Ghana, Morocco, Croatia
Group G: Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon
Group H: Portugal, Canada, Uruguay, South Korea
No need to waste any time watching the games.
Here is what will happen:
Group A: Ecuador, Netherlands
Group B: England, USA
Group C: Argentina, Mexico
Group D: France, Denmark
Group E: Spain, Germany
Group F: Belgium, Croatia
Group G: Brazil, Serbia
Group H: Portugal, Uruguay
Round of 16 winners:
Group A: Netherlands
Group B: England
Group C: Argentina
Group D: France
Group E: Germany
Group F: Belgium
Group G: Brazil
Group H: Portugal
Round of 8 winners: