Russia obviously qualified for World Cup 2018 via way of hosting the tournament, but what is their pedigree? Well, it's slightly complicated due to the fact that Russia was known as the Soviet Union for seven of the eleven championships entered, managing to finish in fourth place during the 1966 World Cup in England, having lost to Portugal in the third-place playoff. As Russia, they have not progressed beyond the group stage three times and failing to qualify twice.
The World Cup of 2018 is likely to be Lionel Messi's swansong as an International player for Argentina, in what is his fourth trip to the finals, having made his bow in the 2006 World Cup in Germany as a fresh-faced 18-year-old.
Directed by: Steven SpielbergWriting Credits: Thomas Keneally, Steven ZaillianProduced by: Branko Lustig, Gerald R. Molen, Steven SpielbergGenre: Drama | HistoryLength: 195 minutesCertificate: UK 15 / US RIMDb Rating: 8.9Starring: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley