We’re celebrating the FIFA World Cup with our very own hot dog tournament inspired by the teams that make it all the way to the quarter-finals! Sandia will create eight wildly different hot dogs, inspired by the flavours of home for each national team, to coincide with the first quarter-final matches in Russia on Friday 6thJuly.

As the competition progresses, the teams’ hot dogs will play in a league of their own, with each one disappearing off the menu forever once that team is knocked out. Following the World Cup final on Sunday 15thJuly, the victorious dog will bask in the glory of staying on the menu for the rest of the month.

Here are some of the top contenders…

Korea– Gochujang mayonnaise, kimchi, baby gem lettuce

Japan– Terikayi noodles, sweet peppers and nori

England – Homemade picallily, cheddar cheese, crispy onions

Mexico – Tomato salsa, guacamole, sour cream and jalapeños

Spain – Spicy romesco sauce, charred green onions, toasted almonds

Russia – Grilled sauerkraut, Russian dressing, melted cheese