Placed in Group F alongside Sweden, Korea Republic and, most notably, four-time and defending champion Germany, El Tri may see an opportunity to move past the first three matches, but to win the group?
If there's one thing going for us it's the order of the matches and the travel times - the travel times are gonna be grueling given Russia's size, but we're playing Sweden first and Germany last, and the other teams travel more by mileage apparently.
But this is a wildly different global landscape than the one they faced in Brazil nearly four years ago.
At around 4:15pm local time on Thursday June 14 2018 at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, the opening ceremony for the 21st FIFA World Cup will begin.
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Defender Jerome Boateng admitted "we are the favourites" to win the group, but forward Thomas Muller said previous records should be thrown out when it comes to the World Cup.
Mexico lost to Germany at last summer's Confederations Cup, but El Tri will have a chance to get some revenge a year later.
It is not an exaggeration to say that Sweden's World Cup chances rest on Zlatan's shoulders and whether or not he returns to the national team.
"Anything can happen at the World Cup", said South Korean team captain Ki Sung-yueng, who plays for the English Premier League (EPL) side Swansea City. Yes, that was a U23 match and those rarely translate to senior level, but a lot of the same players (on both sides) will be present in Russian Federation.
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"This is a complicated situation, now in the same group as the current champions (Germany), but it's doable", legendary Mexican striker Jared Borgetti told SI.com Friday. In a competition where they're facing some of the best of the best every match, they need his level of talent, and they need him to come back to the squad.
"We've got opponents who are not unknown to us". This is why I'm so glad Germany is our last opponent.
Best case scenario: the curse of the reigning champs continues, and magically, Germany's backline falls apart and Son runs rampant among his old Bundesliga adversaries. While Sweden's ability to play good football and score enough goals without him has improved while he was injured, he's still far and away their best player and their best talent. All of that scrapping will take place behind Germany, the clear favorite.
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