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Written by Akshaya Seshadri on June 16, 2018 Share on

The Footie Hub – 2018 FIFA World Cup Group B

We are pretty sure you would have read our first blog of the ‘The Footie Hub‘ series. Just in case you missed it, worry not! It’s right here! Now, let’s dive into the top places to visit in the countries which belong in Group B of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Excited to travel already? We here at Pickyourtrail will craft you a Spain trip package with your best of interests. Get in touch with us right away!

Group B: Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran

1. Spain

The Spanish giants conquered their place in the 2018 world cup by winning against the four-time cup holders Italy in the qualifiers. There is no doubt on, how the world cup victory will be more of a sweet farewell to their all-time midfield star Andrés Iniesta. Their dynamic defenders – Gerard Piqué, Sergio Ramos and Sergio Busquets will be of prime importance. The quality of the game from Isco and Marco Asensio is also to be watched out for.

Famous Spanish Hubs:
Alhambra – Ceiling and fountains
Calder’s Mercury Fountain
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias – Arts and Sciences
Josep Pujiula Labyrinth – Natural wonder
Mezquita de Cordoba – Cathedral and Mosque

2. Morocco

Morocco, fondly called as the ‘Atlas Lions’ marked their presence in the Worldcup 2018 with style. Not losing a single game nor conceding a single goal in the initial qualifiers, the team managed by French coach Hervé Renard are a strong defensive side. With the Juventus central defender Medhi Benatia leading the team, Morocco is one of the dark horses in this tournament.

Famous hubs in Morocco:
Todra Gorge
Atlas Film Studios
Legzira Beach
The Blue Gate of Fes
The Site of The Garden of the Hesperides

3. Portugal

With the enriching talents of Cristiano Ronaldo and Ricardo Quaresma, Portugal won 9 out of their 10 matches in the qualifiers. Holding the pride for winning the Euro 2016, Fernando Santos’s team is sure to frustrate opponents with their durability and gameplay.

Famous Hubs in Portugal:
Portimao – Algarve coast
Pena Palace
Quinta De Regaleira
Moorish Castle

4. Iran

Playing nothing but brilliantly, the national team managed by ex-Real Madrid coach Carlos Queiroz is a threat to the other teams. Having played 10 matches, scoring 10 goals and not conceding any in the qualifiers – Iran has an exciting squad. The Iranian Messi – Sardar Azmoun is the player to be watched out for. Alireza Jahanbakhsh’s field presence is also to be noted given his amazing gameplay for AZ Alkmaar.

Famous hubs in Iran:
Shah Cheragh mosque
The Ruins of Persepolis
Badab-e Surt
Zoroastrian Towers of Silence
Ali Sadr Cave

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