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Argentina (9/1), who last won a World Cup in 1986 and have one of the world's best players in Lionel Messi, and Belgium (11/1), whose roster includes Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku among other stars, are considered the tournament's dark horses. "His technical and creative capacity is impressive. When we spring him into action in the last third of the field, he is lethal".

The World Cup gets underway on Thursday in Moscow.

"We got ready for the UFC today, but it was good", he added.

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Injury also ruled Neymar out of Brazil's 7-1 humiliation on home soil against Germany in the 2014 World Cup semi-final but he believes Tite's current crop should make no secret of their bold ambitions in Russian Federation. One can never forget the image of that old Brazilian man holding on to a replica of the World Cup trophy with tears trickling down his eyes after Brazil's infamous 7-1 defeat to Germany in the semi-final, tragic but full of passion.

The Egyptians arrived at their base in the Chechen capital Grozny on Sunday, after Salah sat out their final training session in Cairo.

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Defending champions Germany are second favourites for the tournament, just behind Brazil, while Spain and France are also well fancied. Without providing details of the injury, Tite said Fred's situation was "improving" but didn't hint whether the midfielder could be back for the opener.

This time out we can look forward to seeing several young announce themselves on the global stage, such as France striker Kylian Mbappe, who at 19 years old will be one of the youngest players at the tournament.

Furthermore, the team still have their inspirational forward in Radamel Falcao who is likely to play his final World Cup.

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"I must acknowledge the fact that, unfortunately, our team have not achieved big results in recent times", Putin said last week. "The live studio show Football Extraaa and the breakfast show Kick-Off will enrich the die-hard football enthusiast's viewing experience of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia", Rajesh Kaul, President, Sports and Distribution Business, Sony Pictures Networks India said. Ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, FIFA and long-term partner Coca-Cola devised the longest-ever route across the host country in the project's history especially for Russia.

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