Belgium have the squad, Spain the swagger – but who will win in Russia?

Saudia Arabia are 2,000-1, but the chances are one of the top six in the bookies’ odds will lift the World Cup on 15 July

How do you build a team around a player without being reliant on h im? The tightrope that Jorge Sampaoli has to tread with Lionel Messi is made of a spider’s silk but if he manages to strike the right balance this could be Argentina’s time. It is 32 years since they won the World Cup, 25 since they won a major tournament, an implausibly barren run for a generation that has included some of football’s great talents. Ángel di María and Paulo Dybala could do with stepping up to help Messi, as they can, but have not yet. If they do, Argentina will be among the contenders.

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