FIFA World Cup 2018 : All Eight Group-by-group Analysis & Predictions – Russia FIFA 2018

By | December 3, 2017

What is the most popular football event in the world? Obviously the answer is the FIFA world cup. Out of many teams in the world which compete neck to neck to be the part of the FIFA world cup, by getting qualified, only 32 teams have made their way to the FIFA world cup 2018. This world cup will start in the month of June this year and Russia will host the world cup this time. Check out the complete list of 32 countries teams which has qualified for Russia 2018. You can also download free Russia FIFA World Cup 2018 Official Fixtures.

2018 FIFA World Cup Group Analysis, Draw & Predictions

 

The draw for the FIFA world cup 2018 was conducted few weeks and the following were the pots chosen for the FIFA World cup draw.

Pot 1: Russia, Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Argentina, Belgium, Poland, France

Pot 2: Spain, Switzerland, England, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay, Croatia, Peru

Pot 3: Iceland, Costa Rica, Sweden, Tunisia, Egypt, Senegal, Iran, Denmark

Pot 4: Nigeria, Australia, Japan, Morocco, Panama, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Serbia

Let’s look at how the Russia FIFA Groups are formed and complete analysis of these groups of Russia FIFA world cup 2018 qualified 32 teams. There are total of eight groups with four teams in each group. The eight groups in the FIFA World cup 2018 are Group A, Group B, Group C, Group D, Group E, Group F, Group G and Group H.

 

Russia FIFA World Cup 2018 All Eight (8) Groups by Group Analysis

 

Analysis of Group A:

The teams in the group and their rankings:

  • Uruguay – 21
  • Egypt – 31
  • Saudi Arabia – 63
  • Russia – 65

This group will be an easy ride for Uruguay to the Round 16. Russia got qualified to play in the FIFA World cup 2018 as it is also the host nation for the World cup. Egypt is showing up in the tournament after a long gap of 12 years. Saudi Arabia is mostly likely going to end up last in the group.

The matches for these teams are on the following dates:

  • 14th June
  • 15th June
  • 19th June
  • 20th June
  • 25th June

Prediction: Uruguay is most likely going to make it to the next round. It may be followed by Russia.

 

Analysis of Group B:

The teams in the group and their rankings:

  • Portugal- 3
  • Spain- 6
  • IR Iran- 32
  • Morocco- 40

This group is one of the most interesting and tough groups of the tournaments. With Portugal and Spain are the better teams of this group. Iran is playing in the world cup for fifth time. Morocco is coming back to world cup after a massive gap of 20 years.

The matches for these teams are on the following dates:

  • 15th June
  • 20th June
  • 25th June

Prediction: Spain and Portugal are favorites for the top spots.

 

Analysis of Group C:

The teams in the group and their rankings:

  • France – 9
  • Australia -39
  • Peru- 11
  • Denmark- 12

France is the best of the lot here. France does not have great contenders to fight with. Peru is playing after 36 years. Australians are playing the world cup for fifth time in the world cup. It is the same case with Denmark who are playing in the world cup the fifth time.

The matches for these teams are on the following dates:

  • 16th June
  • 21st June
  • 26th June

Prediction:  France and Denmark could end up in first and second spots respectively.

 

Analysis of Group D:

The teams in the group and their rankings:

  • Argentina -4
  • Iceland – 22
  • Nigeria- 50
  • Croatia -17

Argentina pops out as a crowd favorite to win in this group. However, their performance in qualifying campaign was unimpressive. Croatia has been appearing very consistently in the world cup over years. Iceland on the other hand is making its first appearance in the FIFA world cup ever. Nigeria was the first African country to be qualified in the FIFA World Cup 2018.

The matches for these teams are on the following dates:

  • 16th June
  • 21st June
  • 26th June

Prediction: Argentina would be taking the first spot in the group. The second spot may go to either Croatia or Iceland.

FIFA World Cup 2018 - All Eight (8) Groups by Group Analysis - Russia FIFA 2018

Analysis of Group E:

The teams in the group and their rankings:

  • Brazil – 2
  • Switzerland- 8
  • Serbia- 37
  • Costa Rica- 26

Brazil has won the world cup the most number of times i.e. five times in total. Switzerland’s performance in the qualification matches has been great. This team might continue that performance in the world cup group stage matches too. Costa Rica and Serbia are lagging behind in FIFA world rankings.

The matches for these teams are on the following dates:

  • 17th June
  • 22nd June
  • 27th June

Prediction: Brazil is going to conquer the top spot. The fight for second spot will be on.

 

Analysis of Group F:

The teams in the group and their rankings:

  • Germany -1
  • Mexico- 16
  • Sweden- 18
  • Korea Republic- 59

Germany easily out shines the other teams on this group. It is the defending champion of the world cup and also the current number one ranked team in the FIFA world rankings. Mexico and Sweden are almost at par when it comes to their strengths. South Korea may find it extremely difficult for itself to compete with these teams in its groups.

The matches for these teams are on the following dates:

  • 17th June
  • 18th June
  • 23rd June
  • 27th June

Prediction: Germany can for sure take the first spot in the group. Mexico and Sweden will fight for the second spot.

 

Analysis of Group G:

The teams in the group and their rankings:

  • Belgium – 5
  • Panama – 56
  • England – 15
  • Tunisia – 27

England and Belgium have had terrific performance all through their qualification rounds when they ended up being the top teams in their groups. On the other hand, Tunisia and Panama are not as strong as Belgium and England. In fact, this is Panama’s first appearance in the FIFA World Cup. Tunisia didn’t have a great world cup history either, it is their fifth time in world cup and they never crossed the group stage matches.

The matches for these teams are on the following dates:

  • 18th June
  • 23rd June
  • 24th June
  • 28th June

Prediction: Belgium and England will for sure be the top teams.

 

Analysis of Group H:

The teams in the group and their rankings:

  • Poland -7
  • Senegal- 23
  • Colombia – 13
  • Japan – 55

This group has almost equally potential teams. Probably it is the most open of the groups in the competition. Poland and Colombia are definitely the best contenders in the group. However, Senegal could also be able to put up a tough fight against these teams. Hence the key games in this group would be Poland versus Columbia and Senegal versus Colombia group matches.

The matches for these teams are on the following dates:

  • 19th June
  • 24th June
  • 28th June

Predictions: Poland and Colombia would be in for the top two spots of this group if Senegal doesn’t pull off a surprise.

Also see: FIFA/ Coca-Cola World Men’s Football International Rankings – FIFA 2018

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