Top Five teams to win World Cup Russia 2018

France Football Team

France football team 2018 world cup

France has got a very young team and still 15 months to get matured for the big tournament in Russia. They have a bunch of young defensive talents with quick and frisky forwards. France lacked consistency, but this time it will come with a bunch of talented and young blood. Griezmann, Kanté, and Pogba all are of the top 10 players in the world.

The only concern with France is that there is no significant name in the team like Zidane or Dimitri Payet. The whole team is full of the youngster and another thing, they are not qualified yet.

  • World Ranking: – 6
  • Odds to win World Cup: – 8-1

After knocking out the favorites Germany in the semis, most of the neutrals expected France to beat Portugal on home soil, in the Euro Cup 2016 final. However, the Portuguese caused one of the biggest upsets in the history of the competition and claimed the ultimate European accolade.

France need to get over what happened and concentrate on what’s coming up next, because one thing is for sure, that their squad will be much stronger in 2018. The major issue for France is Didier Deschamps’ tactical approach, which many pundits have already criticized for being too pragmatic – but his pragmatism did pay dividends against the reigning World Cup winners in 2016.

One player who has set the European scene on fire in recent times is Kylian Mbappé. The 19-year old Paris Saint Germain striker could well be the surprise of the World Cup in 2018.