The sensation that is the FIFA World Cup 2018 kicks off in under a week. All the 32 participating teams are quickly wrapping up the preparation phase while some have already landed in Russia to continue training in their respective base camps.
FIFA recently released the final world rankings before the showpiece, and there weren’t many changes at the top. Germany, Brazil, Belgium, Portugal and Argentina all remain unchanged in the top 5, while Chile is the only side from top 10 that will not feature in Russia.
Now, let’s climb down the table and dwell on the World Cup teams languishing well below the charts. According to the latest rankings, only 5 of the 32 qualified teams don’t fall within the top 50. And there are some real shockers here. Read more