As 32 nations head to Russia to compete for the biggest prize in international football, the world waits to watch the show unfold.
Qualification for the 2018 World Cup was several tournaments organised by six football confederations to decide 31 of the 32 places available for the World Cup. Russia, as hosts, did not need to qualify.
As part of our build-up, we take a closer look at the teams that will appear at Russia 2018 in our colourful and interactive guide!
If you're looking for a team to cheer for or are attempting to scout out potential opponents of your favorite squad, below we go group by group to give you the odds to win, the players to watch, and the best and worst case scenario for every team competing.
with all 32 teams now confirmed for the next edition of football’s showpiece event!