Teams Most Likely to Win the 2018 FIFA World Cup

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The Top Ten

1 Argentina

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.

Round of 16

2 Germany

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


3 Brazil

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.

NO doubt at all

Best Ever!

4 France

I think they deserve the dub, oh crap I'm late

But they did win 0_0

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.

They did win

5 England

Should be first

4th why

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

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! - Britgirl

6 Belgium

Belgium should be above England

The best team ever

They won already

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.

7 Spain

NOPE! - WorldPuncher47592834

Russia... the LEAST favourite team in the World Cup, beat them - micahisthebest

Qualified but haven't won

They’re aging too quickly. They actually have a lot of players left from the 2010 squad.

8 Portugal

Go Ronaldo. - TerryThebestsoccerplayer

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!

9 Mexico

I think Mexico has a decent chance of winning they have bulldozed past other teams so far and other large teams this year such as Brazil, France, and Germany are not doing well.

NOPE! - WorldPuncher47592834

Mexico will take the World Cup. They started by beating offs in Germany upset, then getting their 2nd win in a row. I say Mexico will not lose a single game and take the World Cup this year!

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

10 United States


US Failed to qualify. - WorldPuncher47592834


Did not even qualify


The Contenders

11 Croatia

Dirty bastards, fouled their way into the final - Opinionatedarsehole

Well they almost did so everyone voted when they were in finals

Belgium were better than this team, but they have been waiting for a long time for a result like this one and mostly deserved it. Their squad is pretty good, mostly based around Modric, Rakitic, and Mandzukic.

Our runner ups. - WorldPuncher47592834

12 Netherlands

Did not qualify because they suck

I like the Netherlands, but they need to wait for a better generation. Sadly, they failed to qualify for 2018 although. They have a decent defense with Virgil Van Dijk and Jasper Cillesen.

Did not qualify

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.

13 Italy

Did not qualify

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

nope - WorldPuncher47592834

This is not Buffon's last World Cup because Italy failed to qualify shockingly so they can't go far

14 Uruguay

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

Qualified but haven't won

I'm a psychic and I know that Uruguay is gonna win I can see it in my future

The vampire lad has got the games on bloody biting track

15 Sweden

Sweden was really strong but they gave up against england. - WorldPuncher47592834

Qualified but haven't won

This is a really good team

Sweden have never won a World Cup. They’re decent but definitely need some work.

16 Russia

The host nation but got out in the quarters

They rigged it - Opinionatedarsehole

They got to quarter finals

Replying to the Russia losing in the round of 16 I wanted to say they, according to FIFA came tied5th

17 Poland

Poland are amazing. Best in world.

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

They qualified but haven't won although they have Lewandowski

They didn't make it this year... sadly.. - Fuziion

Poland did make it... to the group stage where, along with Senegal, were eliminated by Japan and Columbia - jezza0

18 Chile

Cool uniforms, cool players. Alexis & Vidal

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.

Shockingly failed to qualify although they have great great players and they will probably qualify 2022

No qualify - WorldPuncher47592834

19 India

There the worst team ever

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

Are they even playing now?

India is crap they are the trashiest team ever

20 Iran

Group stage

Pretty strong but they couldn't do it they tied against portugal - WorldPuncher47592834

Qualified but haven't won


21 Colombia

A strong team.

Qualified but haven't won

So damn unfair - Toptenanimallovers

Mate you lost to england in a penalty shootout, you deserve to be booted out - Opinionatedarsehole

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

22 Uzbekistan

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.

23 Hungary

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

24 Canada

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

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

"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.

My name is jeff and I am your biggest found

25 Wales

I would think that all of these comments would mention Gareth Bale.

Failed to qualify

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

26 Panama


Qualified but haven't won

Panama play dirty and suck

Panama must win

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27 Australia

Qualified but haven't won



Australia have beat some outstanding teams such as Germany and Netherlands and have good young players as well as heart.

28 Bahamas

They are last in the world guys. Most people that voted on this either are WAY too patriotic or just stupid

They play soccer but they're awful. They won't pull through clutch and win. Bahamas is a country. They will never qualify for the world cup

I did not know they played soccer

The Bahamas national side would be mad to leave the Bahamas, it's so nice there! No one leaves the Bahamas

29 Ireland

I am Irish and am proud of this team. I think they can get a good result in Qatar 2022 but they still have a lot of work to do.

They failed to qualify and they failed to make the semifinals.

Didn't. qualify but they might in Qatar Surely they will qualify for 2026

I think Ireland will definitely qualify and have a good chance of making the semi final as they have some amazing young players. They beat Italy with an amazing goal in the euros they beat Germany in the euro qualifiers and they nearly defeated the euro 2016 hosts France when the got a goal in the first minutes of the game.

30 Egypt

They qualified but haven't won although they have Salah

Mo salah will take the win

We’re trash but Mo Salah is bae

They have a great team now, expecting great things from them in CAN 2017!

31 Japan

They qualified but haven't won and I'm so sad they lost to Belgium I'm not Japanese

They are in round of 16.

BEaue they my sweep stake

They came second in Group H

32 South Korea

I believe they can win

They qualified but haven't won but they beat Germany

Beat germany 2-0

They somehow beat Germany in the group stage... sooo - micahisthebest

33 Switzerland


They qualified but haven't won

They can beat sweden round off 16

There pretty good

34 Denmark

They qualified but haven't won

The Lord shall cometh upon us and win another international prize

They have the lord

What the heck

35 Romania

They failed to qualify and they don't have the best defense in europe and it's no not yes

Romanian Mapping - lilrocketman

I think before we try to get to the world cup 2018 all of us have to stop coming to england illegally and stop stealing football boots from innocent children

They have best defense in Europe

36 Costa Rica

They qualified but haven't won

Costa Rica should win the cup because in the group stage Costa Rica is always on 1st or 2nd place

They did amazing in the 2014 world cup

Maybe, probably not though

37 Greece

Greece failed to qualify 2018 mainly because of the draw. If the draw was luckier, maybe they would qualify.

Being Greek, I hope Greece will repeat the performances our footballers achieved in the 2014 FIFA World Cup

I'm very confident in saying that Greece will be a huge disappointment in the 2018 world cup

They have heart and will prove a point

38 Scotland

They haven't qualified 2018 Charlie Adam isn't the new Ronaldo they failed to nick England's auto qualifying spot or the second place so they failed and scotland doesn't have a shout.

If Charlie Adam, the next Ronaldo, can up his game, they could easily nick England's auto-qualifying spot. Then Wales smash England in the play-offs, Ireland and Northern Ireland go through, and all decent British nations are through!

Scotland has a good group with England, Slovakia, Slovenia, Lithuania and Malta. The Slovaks are struggling, Slovenia are a good side but have only a good goalkeeper, Lithuania aren't been playing their best, Malta are going well but they won't put a challenge, England is the only threat for Scotland.

Leigh Griffiths is young and the free kick god Matt Ritchie is there. Scotland have a shout!

39 Turkey

Turkey haven't qualified for the 2018 world cup and they will never win the world cup even if they qualify which is possible. Also, 2002 south korea japan world cup south korea beat italy and spain lost to germany lost to turkey italy wins spain wins germany wins turkey wins logic doesn't make sense.

Travel back to the 2002 South Korea/Japan World Cup. South Korea beat Italy and Spain, lost to Germany, then lost to Turkey in that order. Look at the next three World Cups. Italy won in 2006. Spain won in 2010 and Germany won in 2014. By that logic, Turkey will win in 2018.

They will fight till the end of the game like it's their last day

Not qualifying

40 Somalia

Somalia is a country.

Aren't they suspended?

Who are Somalia? "?


41 North Korea

Communist land. - WorldPuncher47592834

They're not champions of the world and they will never be and korea is not the best and they will never qualify to the world cup again (talking bout the north one not the south one they always qualify)

Champions of the world

North Korea HAS a futbol (football if you spell correctly) team.

42 Iceland

They qualified, but they haven't won. But they drawn 1:1 to Argentina. Nice!

Iceland will go unbeaten.

The minnows stunned in the Euros and have kept the momentum going through the qualifiers. I wouldn't be surprised if they managed to get to at least the round of 16

They could win because the never give up and they did destroy England in the euros

43 New Zealand

They didn't qualify, but if they did they'd win it

They're not too good and no one can hope they will make it because they won't (and they failed to make it 2018). Every single south american team except maybe Bolivia are better than New Zealand and New Zealand will always fail at the inter continental play offs except if Bolivia plays against them and they won't because they're too weak to qualify for the inter continental play offs (talking bout Bolivia)

No Way New Zealand

...Lets hope they will

44 Curacao

Curacao haven't made it 2018. Also, I'm pretty sure they won't win 2022 2026 2030 2034 2038 2042. Also, I'm not sure they will qualify.

Curacao is a country and they are a team.

No offense, I didn’t know this was a country.

I didn't know they were a team

45 China

They will qualify for the world cup only if they will be hosts because they're a big country

China? The chances of them winning are somewhere in between zero and none.

China are better now


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46 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Failed to qualify

Bosnia is great

No they're bad

I want these guys to give it their best shot I at least want them to qualify and make themselves known maybe one or two wins. GOOO BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA!

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47 El Salvador

They haven't made the world cup and will never. Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Honduras and United States are just too good (and maybe Canada).

El Salvador has a good rank in FIFA and is already doing awesomely in the qualifiers. They will make the World Cup, if not win it.

Great team many losses but can finally make it to the FIFA world cup 2018 for the third time!

48 Ghana

They won't make the world cup every year they didn't made the world cup 2018

This is a team that will consistently make the world cup every year and occasionally make the round of 16. No chance of winning though.

GO Ghana


49 San Marino

Worst team ever

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL this made me laugh hysterically

They will never qualify for the world cup even if they get a better coach and train hours and hours.

If they get a better coach and train hours and hours instead of doing their regulars jobs. They can probably manage to win friendlies, and even qualify the WC 18'. They are OBVIOUSLY not winning (most likely) but they can get to Round of 16 or even Quarter Finals (this chance is very, very tiny but these are my thoughts)

50 Fiji

They're not the best soccer team ever, they can't compete with teams like Argentina and Roy Krishna is not a legend.

The best soccer team ever... There main team list 10-0 against Germany's under 23's. With that ratio, they could easily compete with teams like Argentina.

Roy Krishna is a legend!

no chance

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