Spain, Ger­many, France and Bel­gium lead the re­gional charge in Rus­sia

EME Outlook - - Front Page - Writer: Matthew Staff

On 14 June, the big­gest spec­ta­cle in sport will be­gin. The 21st edi­tion of the FIFA World Cup will kick-off across 12 venues in 11 cities across Rus­sia’s vast land­scape, with 32 of the world’s finest foot­ball na­tions bat­tling to claim one of the most renowned tro­phies in sport.

At no other time is the game so fairly rep­re­sented on an in­ter­con­ti­nen­tal level, with the mighty South Amer­i­can na­tions of Brazil, Ar­gentina, Uruguay, Peru and Colom­bia joined by coun­tries from Asia (South Korea, Ja­pan); Africa (Sene­gal, Tu­nisia, Nige­ria, Morocco, Egypt); North Amer­ica (Costa Rica, Mex­ico, Panama) and even Ocea­nia (Aus­tralia).

But what of Europe’s and the Mid­dle East’s chances of lift­ing the FIFA World Cup Tro­phy on 15 July?

EME Out­look has taken a tour through this year’s Groups to plot a path for an EME vic­tor in Rus­sia.

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