The World Cup is one of the biggest tournaments in world football, and it is the main sporting event taking place this summer. The best thirty two national teams from around the world will head into the tournament with their own expectations. For newcomers such as Iceland and Panama, their expectation is likely to be getting a few points in the group stage. However for teams such as Germany and Brazil, their expectation is likely to be getting to the final. According to the Betfair World Cup odds, it is likely that both Germany and Brazil will be going quite far in the competition as they are both considered the favourites for the competition. Both nations experienced fairly successful qualifying campaigns and will be hoping that they can carry the momentum from the qualifying stage into the tournament.
There will be hundreds of players making the trip to the World Cup this summer, all hoping to make an impact at the tournament. Almost every world class player you can think of will be making an appearance at the tournament this summer, but there are a few exceptions. Players such as Gareth Bale and Gianluigi Buffon will not be appearing due to both Wales and Italy failing to qualify the tournament. Meanwhile players such as Dani Alves and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will have to watch their nations at home as they’ve suffered injuries which have kept them out of the tournament. However, there are some players which have failed to make the squad due to the limited number of spaces available. The most shock omission came from the German squad as PFA Young Player of the Season, Leroy Sane, failed to make the final squad. Sane had been in sensation form all season, but his failure to replicate this for the national side meant that Julain Brandt was brought in instead. Other players which unfortunately missed out include Alex Sandro (Brazil), Fabinho (Brazil), and Radja Nainggolan (Belgium).
This quiz has been created for you to guess which players have managed to make the cut for the World Cup squad, and which players have failed to make the squad. If you’ve been keeping a close eye on the World Cup squad announcements then you should do reasonably well on this quiz. Give this quiz a try and see how many you get correct. Some of the answers may surprise you!