Eduardo Vargas is the only player from South America to have played in all four top European leagues. He’s a prolific scorer for his country and won the Copa America in 2015. At his club, Hoffenheim, it’s a different story.
They have spent hours on multiple planes just to get to Russia. But the long journey and huge costs have certainly not dampened the spirits of hundreds of fans from South and Central America.
Chile are aiming to win a third title in as many years and have claimed a host of famous wins. Their midfielder Arturo Vidal believes one more over Germany will make them the best in the world. How did they get here?
Despite excelling for Barcelona, Russia 2018 is turning into another international disappointment for Lionel Messi. In contrast, Ante Rebic and Croatia are looking like the team to beat.
Germany have maintained their perfect World Cup qualifying record and look like the best team in the world. But DW’s Davis VanOpdorp cautions against buying into the defending World Cup champions this early.
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