The 2018 World Cup in Russia is now just a few weeks away following another incredible Premier league season.
The event is as always going to be the biggest sporting occasion with vast media attention from around the World. With this being the case many companies will be looking to get involved as sponsorships in order to benefit from the event.
So who are the sponsors and key non sponsors for the upcoming World Cup? Check out the infographic below to find this out and the benefits they can expect to receive from this.
The favourites heading in as is normally the case is Brazil and Germany. The two super powers and most successful nations in the history of the competition. Many punters will be looking to bet on the World Cup with both sides in at 9/2 for victory. Brazil’s credentials are easy to see with their stunning attacking talent as always.
There is no doubt Manchester City and Chelsea stars Jesus and Willian will play a starring role as well as the incredible Neymar. He is returning from an injury but will of course have a vast amount of media attention on him following his jaw dropping transfer and the fact he is the key figure of Brazilian football.
Germany are always a major threat at every World cup and can always be expected to bring their top form. There have vast strength in depth and experience from the likes of Arsenal star Ozil and Bayern Munich veteran Thomas Muller.
Germany are heading into the competition as the reigning Champions following success four years ago in Brazil. They are also four time winners of the tournament following three other previous successes in 1954, 1974 and 1990. Looking at their incredible track record in the tournament they must start as the team to beat heading in to Russia.
What about England? Could it finally be our time to again lift the trophy for the first time since our one and only success back in 1966? There is certainly no pressure on the team compared to previous years with more hope than expectation.
They are therefore priced up accordingly with Betfair making them 16/1. They are also 6/1 to reach the final. Anticipation is building for not only England supporters but fans around the World so the World Cup just cannot come soon enough.