World Cup hosts Russia are approaching the tournament in the wake of some truly shambolic preparations.
Fans are pessimistic, and there is a fear that Stanislav Cherchesov's side will join South Africa and become the second World Cup hosts to fail to qualify from their group. Not everything is bleak though. While defence is their most problematic area, Cherchesov has numerous rising midfielders at his disposal.
Here are four youngsters who could save Russia this summer.