World Cup fever is sweeping the nation. Anticipation builds as 32 countries prepare to battle it out to be crowned champions of the world. The tournament in Russia will be the 21st edition of the major tournament – which has seen seven different winners. Brazil and Germany go into the tournament as bookmakers favourites, while Spain and France are two of the most exciting teams in world football.
The build-up is almost over, the final friendlies have been played and the squads are all in Russia. Now all that’s left to do is study the fixtures, consider the permutations and keep track of all the results using that essential piece of kit – the World Cup wallchart.
England can never be ruled out and Gareth Southgate’s exciting side will be looking to repeat the heroics of 1966 when they kick-off their campaign.
The FIFA World Cup kicks off on June 15 with hosts Russia taking on Saudi Arabia. Will Germany become the first nation to go back-to-back since Brazil in 1962? Or could Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo claim the one piece of silverware that eludes them? For every World Cup a fan needs a wallchart. The Herald’s includes group details, kick off times, venues and World Cup stats.
You can download yours here.