FIFA World Cup, Russia 2018.
We are three (3) days away from the start of the most watched and most epic tournament in the world. The FIFA World Cup.
This years event will be the 21st edition and the first to be hosted by an European nation since Germany in 2006.
Russia 2018 promises to provide much excitement and some shocking results as compared to previous world cups.
Football fans and Pundits are of the view that this mundial will not be the best in the sense that some top nations like Italy, Holland, Ghana and the likes did not qualify for the tournament.
Some visiting fans are skeptical about Russia because of their history of racism and also bad weather conditions.
Participating nations have prepared and played series of friendly matches to sharpen their armour for the tournament.
Football experts are analysing the various teams and giving their predictions pertaining the world cup.
The likes of Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar, Hazard, Salah and co will be hoping to be in the form of their lives so they could lead their nation to ultimate prize.
Brazil, boosted by the return of their poster boy Neymar Jnr, are counting on him to help the team deliver the trophy that has eluded them since winning it in 2002. Defending champions Germany will be counting on the experience of their coach and some key players to annex the trophy for a second successive time.
Lionel Messi will be looking to break the jinx of not winning a trophy with his nation while Ronaldo, in the twilight of his career will lead Portugal to yet another glory after winning the Euro’s in 2016.
Eden Hazard, De Bruyne and Lukaku will look to form a solid partnership and propel Belgium on to glory.
Africa is solidly represented by five (5) nations. All hopes on star-studded Senegal led by Liverpool hitman Sadio Mane.
The Pharoahs of Egypt, making a comeback to the world cup after a 28-year absence will count on little magician Mo Salah to perform his magic to propel them on.
Nigeria, heading to the mundial with arguably the best kits among the rest will be hoping to make Africa proud once more.
If these top stars are able to have the kind of tournament all and sundry are expecting, then we are in for some excitement and don’t forget some surprises might spring up.
RUSSIA 2018!! The World is Ready!!
By Ibrahim Gibrilla/YooYooAfrica Media