Russia is hosting FIFA world cup this year. The hospitality of the nation may help change its image across the world. It may help increase the tourism as well. No wonder countries are willing to go to any extent to host FIFA world cup. No matter who is the host, the games will be nerve wrecking as always. Going into the cup, I believe no country has the clear edge. Few countries can still be considered as good sides, such as Portugal, Spain, Argentina, Germany and even Brazil. The competition will be fierce. Even the group stage matches so far were not one-sided. Favorites will change as the tournament progresses. I will put my two cents on Portugal or Spain to make it to the grand finale.