What team should you cheer for at the 2018 World Cup?

In this file photo dated Tuesday Nov. 18, 2014, Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal, left, and Lionel Messi of Argentina, during their International Friendly soccer match at Old Trafford (Jon Super/AP)

With the 2018 FIFA World Cup set to kick off in a few days you’ve likely seen many displays of patriotism around you in anticipation of the world’s biggest sporting event.

However, if you don’t have affiliated heritage with any of the 32 teams it can be a little difficult to really get invested.

If you fall into this category, but still want to cheer and follow a team in the tournament, have no fear because we’ve got you covered.

The FIFA World Cup in Russia runs from June 14 to July 15, and Sportsnet.ca will have in-depth daily coverage.

Whether you like supporting underdogs, heavy favourites, superstars or a collection of “nobodies,” we’ve got the team for you.

Here, in the absolute most scientific way possible, is how you can choose your 2018 World Cup squad:

(Graphic by Drew Lesiuczok)

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