Teams Most Likely to Win the 2018 FIFA World Cup

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The Top Ten


When I die, I'd like Messi, Higuain, Augero, and Romero to be pallbearers at my funeral...just so they can let me down one more time.

Messi will never win

Yeah I believe that Argentina have a chance at winning, but I don think that they will. They should get at least to the semi-finals.

Big players, big names, big records. Is the last chance for many of them, the downside is none of them need fame, a career or money, the only achievement left in most of this guys is a world cup champion. We have to see, depends how much they want the tittle and they names in the soccer history because they have the potential, no doubts, Argentina is a giant in soccer but sometimes a sleeping beast.


Germany consistently go further than any other team. In their 18 world cups they've made it to the final 4 a total of 13 times, they've been in final match 8 times, winning it on 4 occasions. Their average placing is third, higher than Brazil's fourth. And although they've missed 2 tournaments (1930, 1950) they've never failed to qualify. They were banned from the 1950 edition, and couldn't afford to send a team in 1930.

I think Germany is full of great players, and their passing skills are fabulous!

Messi will give in and let Germany win like last time because he is weak

Germany is very well developed and has a lot of very talented team. However, There are other teams that are just as good who have a chance like Portugal, Brazil, and Argentina. I just hate how everyone favors one team because of there wins, and not their skill.


Recently, Brazil's Olympic dive team complemented the national team's ability to dive all over the pitch. They were very enthusiastic about the new dives the team had come up with for the 2018 World Cup. They singled out Neymar for his outstanding ability to dive!

Brazil promised to not disappoint the fans and seeing as how most fans of football loved watching them lose 7-1 in the last tournament they promised to go even further and lose either 8-1 this time around to appease the fans of the sport.

Brazil recently made the swimming pool at the Olimpiysky Sports Complex their base camp for the world cup...they stated there was no better place in Russia to practise their dives and that Neymar was beyond excited to spend the next 15 months practising his dives for the world cup.

Brazil is the worst football team right now neymar is overrated and the other players are prue losers no good goalkeeper no good defenders no good midfielders and no good strikers brazil will not win the 2018 fifa world cup in Russia and will probably only reach the round of 16


France have many upcoming players that are already playing at a top level

I Think The French Team Have Good Expectations Coming Up To The Quarter Finals. They Have Definitely Improved Significantly Through The Tournament And Had An Outstanding Victory Over Argentina Relating To Saturday Night's Match. I Hope They Keep This Up And Achieve What They Are Looking For.

France has a good chance of winning because they have done great in the euros and now they are doing really well in the 2018 world cup qualifiers.

Best performance in the Euros and best National team of the year.


I'm not the sort of person to believe in fate and it's very unlikely England will win the 2018 World Cup, plus winning a World Cup isn't down to luck or coincidence, but winning a football match could well be. England are the punchline to their own joke, the performance of their football team perfectly reflects their nations sense of humour and overall attitude. Other countries seem to believe the English are arrogant football fans and that can't be more than the truth, although chants could come across big headed they have a underlying self degradence as all England fans know they can now never expect their team to "score one more than you" or even utter the words "footballs coming home" without a sense of unrealistic hope. England don't have bad players and on a good day, they can beat anyone, the problem is they haven't had many good tournament days in their 50 years since '66. Considering this and many other factors, the dreamer inside of me thinks if England can have a few very ...more

England had a very poor outing in EURO 2016 - the Iceland game was a disaster. They have a long way to go. There is no denying the ability of English players. They are good, but 'something' is missing. They do not play well in tournament football, and they have gone from manager to manager to help them improve but to no avail. They should always be considered an outside contender to watch, but that's it. They are not a top 10, but an 11 or 12 - again, outside contender, but nevertheless, still a contender. It hurts, but one can only hope that football returns home one day.

England has got a bunch of young players and a very trustworthy front line featuring Vardy, Kane, Lallana etc. Although their Euro campaign was disappointing, until 2018, their youngsters will have gained experience and the English team will contain a lot of talent. Firing Hodgson was a crucial move, since he didn't make correct use of the awesome players he had in his arsenal, and with a new coach, England may have a lot of chances to lift the World Cup trophy. However, I believe that a new goalkeeper must also be found, since Joe Hart isn't at his top shape, and by moving to Torino, his performances will worsen.

Well done England! You made it to the semi-final. Couldn't quite make the final but the whole of England and Great Britain are so proud of you!


Really underrated, they have a very strong team despite the disappointment at EURO 2016. They are strong across all areas of the pitch, no weak areas in their squad. If the team work well together they will be a force to be reckoned with.

Belgium has an amazing squad and had the youngest players in the 2014 world cup and had a great run, losing to Argentina in the quarterfinals

They actually have a good team, and aren't based around a single player, unlike Portugal (Cristiano Ronaldo), Argentina (Messi, though other players are pretty good), England (Harry Kane), Egypt (Mo Salah), Uruguay (Luis Suarez), Croatia (Luka Modric to a degree), Wales (yes, they failed to qualify but Gareth Bale is pretty much their star player) and Brazil (Neymar, who honestly needs an asskicking). If they can put egos aside, Belgium are a very strong force and will need that going into a game with France next. I wouldn't put it past them to lose to whoever wins out of England vs Croatia, but it'd be unlikely.

Belgium will need a football miracle for all their individually gifted players to gel as a team. But if for some reason that does ha happens then no-one will beat them.


Spain may have mess up in the World Cup in Brazil but in the next three years there be much better players and the team will be strong I will always be a Spain fan no matter what

They were a joke in the 2014 World Cup losing against Netherlands 5-1 and losing against chile 4-2 and you say they are gonna win no way man

Spain is a good team but I think their defense has to work harder.

Russia... the worst team in the World Cup, beat them


All your negative comments about Portugal team is questionable and not valid. There are haters out there. I am wondering why? This team has fought hard and has been very strong the last 10 to 12 years. They've gone to the quarters, semis, and finals. They have won the Euro 2016. Why for example Italy, which is my background, is favoured to win. They had so many failed attempts and coaching has been dismal. Contes style of coaching Azzurri doesn't work! I am tired of the defensive strategy that they implement without a true plan of attack. Pirlo was a great set piece. But he is gone. Buffon is getting old.

Ronaldo will be there, but also some players coming up from the U20 and U21. By then the team will have a stronger midfield and forwards.

Portugal worked as a cohesive unit with or without Ronaldo. Coach Santos do wonders with their players in terms of work ethics. Portugal team has Cristiano Ronaldo, one bright star surrounded by unknown stars that will fight for him. They'll have a chance to win the World Cup with luck, passion, determination and GOALS!

I do not believe in God. But if there is something, I believe it has a special plan for Ronaldo. Every time I watch him, I get a feeling that his match winning goal is inevitable. Just a feeling though


They coach is very good and Mexico will be way better in 2018 because they will be able to play together better and also Mexico has Javier Hernandez

I think now that Mexico has a stable team, they should be able to win the world cup. They will become a gold team and prove everyone that didn't believe in them wrong.

Mexico has a real chance to win, if not go far, in the next world cup. Many new young players are bringing new skills to the table. They are starting to establish a playing style, and are dominating matches. Jesus Manuel Corona, Carlos Vela, Jonathan Dos Santos, Guardado, and Hector Moreno are the backbone of the Mexico National Team, and all play in some of the biggest leagues in Europe. They only lack a real world class striker, sorry Javier Hernandez isn't that, yet.

I think they might get to the semi- finals because of there goalkeeper

United States

Not being offensive to any USA supporters but I think that the USA will find it hard qualifying never mind winning.

Trump said America will never lose again in anything.

Make the American soccer league great again! They are good at making walls (Get it? ) - TheInsomniac

The only reason this is high on the list is because most people on this website are american

Is it a fair competition when the other teams are playing football but the USA keeps playing soccer? How could they possibly win?

The Contenders


The team that played best football at the EURO2016 but at their own demise fell short against Portugal. If they have played their game that game they would have won the tournament. Amazing midfield and some of the most young talents in the world yet being introduced to the A team.

Croatia played really well at EURO 2016 but an unfortunate loss to Portugal 1-0 in extra time does not tell them to give up and they also have a lot of great players in there subs and starting 11 and I am Croatian so LET'S GO CROATIA!

My money is on Croatia. Perhaps the most cohesive squad in the tournament, alongside Belgium. This tournament seems to also be poised for the underdogs and it would be refreshing to see a new winner.

I feel like they will win the World Cup. They sucked in 2014 because of their goalie that did nothing but look every time a goal came in. But now they are good and can beat many teams.


I love the Netherlands I've watched the 2014 FIFA while there on vacation and we were rooting for them. I'm from Israel and our soccer teams are nowhere near those in Europe and South America, so I've always stuck to Holland. Robben and Van Persie or some of the best players out there.

I am a Germany fan all the way but I truly believe that Holland is the single team that hasn't won a World Cup, that really, really deserves it. If Germany (or my second favorite, Poland) doesn't win, I hope Netherlands wins it. They are strong with Arjen Robben and Van Persie.

Holland need full confidence they are number 1 team in my opinion in the world Dutch football always been the best to watch. All they need is good defenders like Stam once they got solid defense they will win games in style

If the Netherlands can even qualify ahead of Sweden, they'll surely exit in the group stage. In the past they've had some amazing sides but a failure to even make the Euros makes it obvious they won't get very far at all


This is Buffon's last World Cup (I'm hoping that he reconsiders and plays for another 10 years). If this is going to truly be him end I want to see him go out as a champion. We just need better strikers. That is our only problem at this point. Here's hoping that Balotelli keeps up his form and continues to grow and improve.

I'm sorry, but this is impossible, as Italy ISN'T even in the world cup. :/

Gigi Buffon is the best and with that defense this year Italy can go far. They just need to score more goals, take more risks!

If better strikers are found Italy will be a serious contender for a top three finish. This is true, because they rarely receive goals


Their sub-20 team shows promise as they won their South American cup, beating rivals like Argentina and Brazil. There's promise of these young guys rising up to fill in some of the roles 2 years from now. Suarez, arguably the best striker in the world, will ultimately be giving his last shot this World Cup

I think they'll be second they're already in top of the list.

Uruguay can win the third world cup in future if they host the tournament in future after all Uruguay is the greatest football team of all time in the history of fifa world cup

I think France will struggle against Uruguay in the quarter-finals because of their defense...Uruguay can go all the way in my opinion.


Sweden was really strong but they gave up against england.

This is a really good team

Sweden has won before, and can do so again!

Zlatan is retiring after the euro's 2016


In my opinion,when the first match watched I thought russia will win it.

Personally, I think Russia will loose in the round of 16, nothing against them, but I don't think their good enough yet.

I'll be surprised if they get out of the group stages. Okay, they might get a fixed group like Brazil in 2014 (proven, look it up), but they'll still manage to mess it up

PUTIN probably will pay a lot of money to get the trophy


Well on best day Poland can beat anyone my Heart tells me they can win it all but my mind say top 4 would be fair. Whole team works hard and Lewandowski just wraps it up for them 1 men can't do it by himself. Poland has few unpolished diamonds on bench that can shine during world cup.

I believe in miracles. They can win. In the Euro Cup 2016 the were a penalty kick away from quarter or semi-finals. I don't remember. I think they can get to the top. People will see that they are better than most people think. The team is excelling so we have a chance

Lewandowski, enough said

This team is being underestimated and that's fine let them fly under the radar. After they win the World Cup all the Polish jokes can be retired.


Their unique style and dominance of the ball sets them apart. Now with experience, they might peak at the right time. A new coach with a different style will make them unpredictable and difficult to defend tactfully. The team is very balanced and they play as a team and adapt to the circumstances as the play unfolds. It seems that they all pass and seldom make mistakes. The Goalie has matured and plays for the best team Barcelona and now that they have won a tournament and they believe they can beat anyone. Most of the players have played in Europe and for the top teams, and since most of the South America teams are good unlike Europe who have too many teams that are not to par with the power house teams as Germany, England, Portugal, Spain, France and they don't usually get to play each other.

Surely this team should be at least in the top 10, best team the country has ever had, great form and they push hard and don't give up

They are a strong team with a great coach

They win Copa America 2 times continuous, And also jumped to Top 5 Fifa rankings. They will win World Cup or win at least a Bronze medal.


They are playing now and they will never qualify for the world cup except if they will be hosts because they're a big country but I hope they never will because they're awful in football and other sports I hope they'll never be hosts or qualify

They would probably make the barefoot excuse like they did in 1950

Are they even playing now?

India is crap they are the trashiest team ever


Nowdays iran is very good because the players are so young and work with plan and also have professional coach although they are first at asia and defeat most teams in the way of world cup and obtained several equality but it doesn't mean that they win the cup but they can show a good and memorable perform from themself to all of the people in the world.

I think Iran has a chance of beating England and Spain, but not Germany and Brasil, even do we almost tied the game with Argentina in the 2014 World Cup.

Pretty strong but they couldn't do it they tied against portugal

They have good defense


They played amazingly this last FIFA without there best player, they'll surely win this coming next one.

Young talents maturing on their new teams, they'll learn a lot and win it for their country

James Rodriguez is the best and will surely lead Colombia to victory!

They are a pretty good team, they won about 2 or 3 games.


They will never become the Asian Costa Rica and thus really surprise a European nation and they will never qualify to the world cup

I think they'll qualify, and might really surprise a European nation

Bet Korea DPR 3-1 and have strong team could shock the world and could become the Asian Costa Rica.



They failed to qualify because they we're in the group with Portugal and Switzerland. They're so unlucky.

Well my friend is lives here so yeah


"They have never been to a world cup". Canada did appear in the 1986 world cup, but were eliminated in the group stage. Canada can't win because they were eliminated in the qualifiers.

Football/soccer just isn't one of Canada's strong points. They're already good at other sports such as Ice Hockey anyways.

Canada qualified for 2026 world cup as hosts but they won't win and they'll never qualify when they won't be hosts and they failed to qualify 2018

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Even in 2018, they'll be better than England. But qualifying will be hard, and England have that absolutely EASY group they're struggling to get through

Think that they might get to final if they do as well as Germany last world cup in the semis think they will beat France 5-4

They are in prime form. They have Qualified for Euro 16.I think tye have a chance and they can do it if Gareth Bale Strikes

Wales made it to semis in the euros so they can show us good in the world cup

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