As the 2018 World Cup kicks off, Kames Capital's fixed income team gives us the low-down on the top teams and whether their debt can match their prowess on the field.
This year's World Cup begins on 14 June, with nations from around the globe competing for the ultimate prize in football.
Some of the world's largest economies will be represented at the tournament, including the US, Germany and, of course, England.
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But while they all have the same chance on the field, there are some marked differences between the health of their football teams and the state of their balance sheets.
Some countries are considered safe havens, but others are far from it, with some of the top footballing nations in the relegation zone when it comes to their sovereign debt.
In this gallery, Kames Capital's fixed income team analyses their top picks from a football and debt perspective.