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RANKED: The richest nations in the 2018 FIFA World Cup

7 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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Soccer and money go hand in hand.
The sport is watched in multiple territories around the world, and some of its most recognisable clubs - like Premier League side Manchester United, La Liga heavyweight Real Madrid, and Bundesliga powerhouse Bayern Munich - are worth close to a billion dollars each.
With attention turning to the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which kicks off on June 14, we power-ranked all 32 nations that qualified for this summer's tournament based on their nominal gross domestic product , as recognised by the International Monetary Fund and the Office for National...
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Swiss banking giant UBS has predicted the winner of the World Cup 2018 - and England is set to do better than expected

Swiss banking giant UBS has predicted the winner of the World Cup 2018 - and England is set to do better than expected

7 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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UBS has used statistical modelling to forecast the outcome of the 2018 World Cup, which starts in Russia on June 14.
Reigning champions Germany are set to retain their title in 2018, with a 24% chance of winning the tournament, according to UBS.
Brazil, Spain, and, surprisingly, England are the next most favoured teams in UBS' model.
At other end of the scale it is bad news for Panama, Egypt, Tunisia, Costa Rica, and Saudi Arabia, all of whom the bank's analysts say have literally zero chance of being crowned champions.
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