TOMORROW, England boss Gareth Southgate will name the 23 players who will travel with him to Russia for the World Cup.

Southgate will have to shed 12 names from the 35-man long list, which was submitted to Fifa on Monday.

And while the England manager will have a good idea who will comprise the bulk of his squad, he will have big decisions to make around fringe players.

Does he bring Reuben Loftus-Cheek? Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon? 

Does he drop long-term first choice goalkeeper Joe Hart?

But unless you're in the England management group, you're not going to have much (official) say in the final selection.

That doesn't mean you can't make your own prediction for the tournament, though.

Here, we look a few bets which might take your fancy as the World Cup edges ever closer.

  • Lionel Messi is as short as 9/1 to be the tournament's top scorer but since his beloved Argentina just about qualified for Russia 2018 and have been drawn against Croatia, Nigeria and giant killers Iceland, there is no guarantee they will progress far enough to give the little magician time to score enough goals. Leaving aside Spain, Portugal face Morocco and Iran in the group stages. A better bet is Christiano Ronaldo at as high as 16/1. One to consider as an each-way option, though, is the Egyptian King Mo Salah at a whopping 40/1 with some bookies. 
  • Germany are 11/4 to be the top European team, which is hard to argue with. Bizarrely, some bookies have England (10/1) above Portugal (14/1) in that list. A decent bet could be Belgium, at 8/1, who potentially have a kinder route to the final stages. 
  • Going back to that man again, Mo Salah's Egypt are 9/4, behind Senegal and Nigeria to be the top African team. Egypt play Russia, Saudi Arabia and Uruguay in the group stages.