There is plenty of star power across World Cup Groups G and H, with England, Belgium and Colombia all expected to make runs into the tournament. TAS MAVRIDIS looks at the likely outcome.
Five-time champions Brazil and four-time champions Germany are the main threat in Groups E and F in the World Cup, which kicked off this morning. TAS MAVRIDIS looks at their chances.
As the kick off for the World Cup nears, TAS MAVRIDIS continues his look at the teams. Groups C and D feature a couple of campaigns for redemption, as well as any slim hopes the Socceroos have.
After a long qualifiying campaign stretching back for some countries to early 2015, the 2018 World Cup finally gets under way with Russia taking on Saudi Arabia in the opening match on Friday morning (1am AEST). TAS MAVRIDIS looks at how the action might play out in groups A and B.
The Socceroos face a make or break game in Sydney on Tuesday against the United Arab Emirates, to ensure they can finish top two to automatically qualify for Russia.