Published: Thu, June 07, 2018
Sports | By Ivan Ross

Latest FIFA World Rankings Announced

Latest FIFA World Rankings Announced

Host nation Russian Federation has long had problems with racism in football, and there are fears the issue could raise its ugly head again during the tournament, which starts next Thursday.

Russian Federation said Wednesday it was ready to thwart any threats to the World Cup, which kicks off in Moscow next week, as a massive security effort ramps up.

For the first time ever, the FIFA World Cup has approved the use of VAR (video assistant referees) - meaning that referees can make use of video replays, watched by officials not directly involved in the game, to make judgement calls.

But what do you know about the upcoming tournament and how the FIFA World Cup works?

Amazon breaks Premier League hold of Sky and BT with streaming deal
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The World Cup is set to kick off on 14 June, with a game pitting Russian Federation against Saudi Arabia, the second lowest ranked side in the new FIFA ranking.

Those data sets will leverage the company's vast historical library to pull up numbers-based stories relevant to every matchup in the World Cup, according to STATS.

Hosts Russia were placed in Group A with teams from Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Uruguay.

If Mourinho's World Cup predictions come to fruition, England supporters can breathe a sigh of relief.

Warriors a win away from claiming back-to-back titles
This is the fourth consecutive year they are battling Cleveland in the NBA Finals and they are aiming for their third crown. James scored 33 points and Kevin Love added 20 for the Cavs, who have fallen into a hole in which no team has ever emerged.

Going into the 2018 FIFA World Cup next week, Germany lead the rankings, Brazil, Belgium, Portugal and Argentina complete top five in that order.

2014 World Cup victor Mario Goetze was not selected this year despite scoring the winning goal to secure the title for Die Mannschaft.

Determining who is better than who is a hard task when it comes to certain positions, as there are entire gluts of players who seem about level-particularly in the centre-back and attacking midfield sections. By the time the 1994 World Cup took place in the United States, total prize money stood at $71 million, a figure that grew to $266 million by the time Germany staged the tournament in 2006.

But this year EA Sports made the right choice by making the World Cup content free and not skimping on features. Costa Rica and Serbia have climbed to 23rd and 34th respectively.

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Fans can catch the action live on ITV.

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