It is a matter of great sadness that 2 of the iconic teams of the World Cup, Italy and Holland, are not in Russia. The caravan rolls on and I will try and improve on my runner up selection last time.
Argentina are again in contention and with Kun on the team they will carry a little of my dosh.
Belgium have a star team but have failed to show it.Wouldn't put anybody off backing them.
Brazil imploded at home and wacs intelligence service say they threw the game v Germany. I can't trust them after that,
England have well coached young players, like Sterling and Dele who are World class and with Kane to score goals I expect them to go close to the final. Southgate has made some good calls and I think he is pretty good.
France have the exceptional Didier Deschamps as manager and he has a young team. He has left some stars at home but I think whoever beats France can win the event.
Germany have a poor record in Russia and I expect them to retreat again.
My Polish cousins fancy their team and any team with Lewandowski in it has a chance.
Portugal will hardly get as lucky as in the Euros.
Spain will suffer from the Catalan tensions. Not for me this time.
Uruguay have won 2 cups which is great for such a small country. They have Godin and Gimenez from the great Athletic defense and 2 World class strikers, Cavani and Suarez, in attack. They are my selection at 30/1.
Enjoy the games and I hope you win some money.