Russia, Serbia, Japan are the WC favourites on Midlincoln estimates when Goldman Sachs Averages are applied… (see next slide for original GS Data)
Original GS Dataset Used to Derive Favourite Rankings
In fact Russia ranks at the Top even if not qualifying markets are included
Arable Land Is Important Factor in Determining WC Country Success – Russia, Australia, Brazil ..
June 13 Fed Decision, and then World Cup June 14 matches
Russia In World Cups- Success Matches Economy
Economic success is not required of winners.. Germany was an example..
Global Battle Deaths Fall as Red card expulsions rise But a recent drop in red cards is worrisome – implying a possible rise in global warfare deaths. Therefore Red cards on 2018 WC will be an important variable to watch
Trade wars – a consequence of a stagnating number of countries in WC .. 32 since 1998
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