Now that Robbie Williams has kicked off the World Cup by flipping the bird to a camera and world; confirming that he got paid $0.00 for this performance.  We are officially underway for FIFA 2018 in Russia.   Also congrats to the USA for winning bid with Canada and Mexico to host in 2026. More importantly for qualifying!

“Germany and Brazil are the pre-tournament favorites, and France is fancied behind them with a young roster. England will try to end more than five decades of hurt since winning its only major title on home soil in 1966. Mexico will try to advance past the second round for the first time since 1986, but El Tri opens against Germany and its likely second-round opponent is Brazil. There also has been a generational change within FIFA. Many of its leaders have moved from penthouses to prisons following indictments by the U.S. Department of Justice that detailed kickbacks to be as much a part of soccer as free kicks. Expect controversy on a regular basis.” – by STAFF WRITERS WITH AP

Lets take a look at the favorites this year. Although there are 32 teams in the field, only a few have a REAL shot to win.

GROUP ODDS

Group A 
Uruguay -110
Russia +160
Egypt +500
Saudi Arabia +4000

Group B
Spain -220
Portugal +220
Morocco +1600
Iran +4000

Group C 
France -425
Denmark +550
Peru +1000
Australia +2000

Group D
Argentina -200
Croatia +250
Nigeria +1200
Iceland +1200

Group E
Brazil -450
Switzerland +700
Serbia +800
Costa Rica +2000

Group F 
Germany -325
Mexico +500
Sweden +700
South Korea +2000

Group G 
Belgium -140
England +120
Tunisia +2200
Panama +4000

Group H 
Columbia +120
Poland +180
Senegal +500
Japan +700

ODDS To Win World Cup

  1. Brazil +400
  2. Germany +475
  3. Spain +650
  4. France +700
  5. Argentina +900
  6. Belgium +1100
  7. England +1600
  8. Portugal +2200
  9. Uruguay +2800
  10. Croatia +3500
  11. Colombia +4500
  12. Russia +6000
  13. Poland +8000
  14. Mexico +10000
  15. Denmark +10000
  16. Switzerland +10000
  17. Senegal +15000
  18. Peru +15000
  19. Serbia +15000
  20. Sweden +20000
  21. Egypt +20000
  22. Nigeria +25000
  23. Iceland +30000
  24. Japan +30000
  25. Costa Rica +5000
  26. Australia +5000
  27. Iran +5000
  28. Morocco +5000
  29. South Korea +5000
  30. Tunisia +5000
  31. Panama +100000
  32. Saudi Arabia +100000

** Oddsshark

PICK

They should win their group easily and have three players totaling 300 million dollars in value – Kylian Mpabbe, Paul Pogba, Antoine Greizmann. They are so deep that even world-class players like Anthony Martial didn’t even make the team. Lets not overthink this one and go with the team with the most talent and easiest group draw.

We are taking France (+700). To WIN the World Cup 2018.