The first World Cup was held in Uruguay in 1930 and was imagined by Jules Rimet, then president of FIFA.
Fast forward 88 years, The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia begins on Friday 14th June 2018 with the host nation Russia taking on Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
Russia head into their first group game of the tournament as heavy favourites to overcome the Western Asian team despite Russia’s recent form lacking.
As with most World Cup tournaments, Brazil are favourites with the majority of bookmakers to win the tournament outright while the usual suspects, Germany, Spain, France and Argentina make up the remainder of the leading contenders.
Below is a full list of the current betting odds:
To win the 2018 FIFA World Cup
*odds are for informational purposes only and are subject to change as with any live betting market.
South Korea 750/1
Costa Rica 500/1
Saudi Arabia 1000/1