The US is in a group with Iran, England, Wales (the winner of the European playoff

Brazil, the five-time World Cup champion, is the pre-tournament betting favourite.

England, two-time champions Spain, France, & Argentina are the top five contenders 

The US team is further down the list, with odds of +10000 (bet $10 to win $1,010) to win the World Cup.

The Americans know their players and can match them up well

They also be fearless

 It will be difficult to defeat a team like England but not impossible.

They believe the US needs to find one or two players who can consistently put the ball in the back of the net.

There's still a gap at striker

Iran is better than many people think.