Some of the tournament's favorites struggled in their opening matches, including Brazil, Spain and Argentina being held to draws.
The 2018 World Cup is set to begin this week, with 32 nations meeting in Russia to play for the biggest prize in international soccer.
Four years ago, Germany dominated in Brazil, embarrassing the host nation in the semifinal en route to winning their fourth World Cup.
Heading into this year's tournament, we've ranked every team in the field of 32 to give you an idea of how things might shake out in Russia.32. Panama
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Key players: Luis Tejada, Gabriel...
There are about 7-8 teams that can realistically win this thing