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A simple break down of the FIFA World Cup

Last Updated Jun 18, 2018 at 4:51 am MDT

Lots of optimism among Germany fans, including this father son duo, taking it all in on Father's Day. Many think they got a good chance to repeat. Also found one solitary Mexico fan, quite outnumbered here for sure. Photo by Tom Ross, 660 News

While the premise of soccer is simple, with so many players and teams involved in the World Cup it is hard not to get overwhelmed.

There are 32 teams taking part in the tournament that runs for a month in Russia.

Soccer Reporter Daniel Karrel of NBC Sports said if you are looking for a powerhouse player to follow, keep your eye on Brazilian Striker Neymar.

“He scored something like 26 goals this year for Paris Saint-Germain despite missing four months of the season with an injury, I mean he’s a very lethal finisher.”

While Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo is always dynamic, the team around him may not be enough for the defending European champions to make a dent.

“I think it really depends on this back-line, how much energy they have, how cohesive they are and if they take that experience from winning the Euros and can put it to the World Cup. For all we know they could make a World Cup final especially if Renaldo scores loads of goals.” Karell said.