In group G we find the always promising but forever underperforming England as well as Belgium, Panama and Tunisia rounding out the group.
While Panama and Tunisia may have their chances on the day, they face tough challenges in beating their talented oppositions.
England will be sporting a seemingly young squad, having brought Nick Pope and Trent Alexander-Arnold to Russia for their international debuts; while Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Harry Maguire and Jesse Lingard seek to gain more experience at the international level.
To guide them, England manager Gareth Southgate has included veterans Gary Cahill, Raheem Sterling, and Danny Welbeck for ‘a more balanced’ squad.
His decisions seemed to have paid off in the International Friendlies in June, with England seeing off Costa Rica in a 2-0 win and beating Nigeria 2-1.
Belgium also come into the competition with some good form, having drawn 0-0 with Portugal and then comfortably beating Egypt and Costa Rica 3-0 and 4-1 respectively.
Belgium’s new all-time leading goal scorer, Romelu Lukaku, will be aiming to add to his tally having scored in both friendlies.
Chelsea star Eden Hazard on the other hand, will be looking to continue his recent blistering form and link up with midfield talent Kevin de Bruyne for some classy goals.
The highly rated midfielder joins Hazard and Lukaku in an extremely promising team that in the past has failed to perform in the World Cup.
The well drilled Tunisia hope that their recent close games against Portugal (2-2), Turkey (2-2) and Spain (0-1) will give them a chance against the bigger teams in this group.
World Cup debutants Panama aim to gain some experience in the World Cup format and play as best they can to make the most of this experience.
The matches to look out for in Group G are Tunisia vs Panama on June 28 at 20:00, which promises to be an entertaining affair between the two minnows with nothing to lose.
At the same time England will be playing Belgium in the biggest Group G clash. This promises to be a scintillating match filled with talent, where either team could come out on top to claim the honours in the group stages.