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The Footie Hub – 2018 FIFA World Cup Group C

It is always refreshing to talk about football. The charisma never fails to bring up the good feels amongst fanatics. Travelling is a similar experience which always gets people excited. Doing justice to that, Pickyourtrail curates travel plans for anyone who’s interested in exploring the foreign nations. Combining football and travel, here’s the third blog of the ‘The Footie Hub‘ series which will enlighten you on the countries in Group C of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Team analysis and best places to visit in their respective countries! Quoting Chandler Bing, “Could it be any more interesting?”

Group C: France, Australia, Peru, Denmark

1. France

Even though there were a few slip-ups in the qualifiers, on paper France is one of the top countries who have high chances of winning the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Les Bleus have their prime focus on Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappé. With a good set of resources contained in his team, coach Didier Deschamps will not settle for anything less than a quarterfinals spot.

Famous French hubs:

I love you Wall
  Le Palais Ideal
  Ghost town of Oradour
  Labyrinthine des Dragons
  Point Zero

Must Read: Unusual things to do in France that will make you go “Oh là là!”

2. Peru

After what feels like forever or if we are to lower down the exaggeration, say 36 years – Peru seized their place in the 2018 FIFA World Cup after defeating New Zealand. Peru have their own share of tricks, given their performances in Copa América 2015 and 2016. With much drama and skills – striker Paolo Guerrero is the player to be watched out for. Jefferson Farfán, also is a star to be wary of.

Famous Peruvian hubs:

  Inca ruins of Machu Picchu
  Amazon basin of Carhuasanta
  Q’eswachaka Rope Bridge
  Rainbow Mountain
Huayllay National Sanctuary

Quick Read: Russia 2018 Football World Cup

3. Denmark

After a heavy 5-1 victory against Ireland at Dublin, despite losing against Poland initially – Denmark secured a spot in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. With the unbelievable skills of Christian Eriksen who scored a hat-trick against the Irish side, there’s pressure on Pione Sisto and Yussuf Poulsen as well to carry the side to the top 16 in the tournament.

Famous Danish hubs:

  Kronborg Slot
  Lego land
  Hammershus Slotsruin
  Tivoli Gardens
  Statens Museum for Kunst

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4. Australia

Australia captured a place in the 2018 FIFA World Cup after defeating Syria and Honduras in the playoffs. Coach Bert van Marwijk who helped the Netherlands side to reach till the WC finals in 2010, has the attention of all football followers. Relying on the talents of Aaron Mooy, Daniel Arzani and Tim Cahill, Australia’s matches are bound to keep our interests knotted.

Famous Australian hubs:

  The Great Ocean Road
  The graffiti alleys of Melbourne
  William Ricketts Sanctuary
  Queen Victoria Market
  Rockingham Bay

Interesting read: A love letter of best things to do in Australia

With the likes of Argentina and Croatia in Group D, the competition for 2018 FIFA World Cup is boundless. Know more about the same in the next blog of the ‘The Footie Hub’ series. If you’ve missed reading the first two blogs of the series, here’s the link!

The Footie Hub – 2018 FIFA World Cup Group A

The Footie Hub – 2018 FIFA World Cup Group B

Because knowledge is power

France Guide | Australia Guide


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