When is 2018? Is it soon?
Two years from now? You can’t be serious? Gah. Whatever.
Since I’m not a scientician and don’t know how to build a time machine, I suppose I have no choice but to wait for the 2018 World Cup like the rest of you schmoes.
But I’ll be darned if 730 days are going to stop me from looking at the 2018 World Cup futures. (Oh! I just got why they’re called “futures”.)
Sure, the leading scorer in the next World Cup might still be in diapers (some of us wet the bed until our late teens, don’t judge!) but it’s safe to say that certain countries will be in the mix – I’m looking at you, Germany – while others don’t have a hope in hell – e.g. the Gibraltars, Maltas, and Canadas of the world. (Seriously, just look at how bad Canada is.)
Who are the current favorites to hoist this rather small and unimpressive trophy while Vladimir Putin looks on with bemusement? As usual, a bunch of Europeans, for the most part …
2018 World Cup Futures:
(Photo credit: Agência Brasil [CC BY 3.0 br (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/br/deed.en)], via Wikimedia Commons. Photo has been cropped.)