Every edition has a "Group of Death" where heavyweights face off but this edition has seen a more balanced draw.
Here are five group stage fixtures that any football fan can not miss when the World Cup kicks off in Russian Federation.
Stanislav Cherchesov's team will open the tournament against Saudi Arabia in Moscow on June 14, although will have to be vastly improved from their abysmal Euro 2016 campaign to get past either Uruguay or Egypt.More news: UCF fans take issue with Las Vegas Golden Knights' national anthem twist
But the rest of their squad is not as strong as the one that reached the semi-finals in 2010 and they may rely too much on Paris Saint-Germain star Cavani and the brilliant Suarez, who will be looking to right the wrongs of four years ago when he was banned for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini.
However, the result from this game could set the tone and early pressure to qualify for the knockout stages.More news: Nabil Fekir Responds to Fabinho's Transfer Plea After Midfielder Completes Liverpool Move
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Even Uruguay striker Luis Suarez hoped he would be available having gone through the same with a knee injury prior to the 2014 World Cup.
Suarez is famous for his win-at-all costs mentality and football fans wouldn't have been overly surprised if he was delighted to hear that Salah could miss the Uruguay match through injury.More news: Ivanka Trump’s Photo With Her Son Has Been Criticized as ‘Tone Deaf’
"When I play, I want the best opponents in front of me to show that Uruguay is better, not for our rival to be better but for Uruguay to win against the best".