With the World Cup set to get underway in less than 24 hours, it is time to pick by champions in the final part of my World Cup predictions and break down the knockout stages in Russia.
With just two days to go until the World Cup kicks off in Russia, it is time for part two of my World Cup predictions. Today, I make my picks on who will advance from Group E-H and into the last 16.
It is almost time for the 2018 FIFA World Cup to get underway and in the first of this three-part preview, I look at Groups A-D and pick who I think will advance to the last 16 to remain on course for glory.
We have seen some great talent in Brazil, some of the world’s best showing us what they can do as well as the emergence of new young talent. Who was the best of the best? Check out my best XI of the 2014 World Cup.
Mario Gotze was the hero as Germany lifted the World Cup for a fourth time, after a 1-0 extra time victory over Argentina at the Maracana.
We started off with 32 teams and now we are down to two. Only one nation will leave the Maracana as world champions but will Germany walk away with their fourth World Cup or will Argentina reign over the world for the first time in 28 years?
The Netherlands take home the bronze medal after a 3-0 win over Brazil in the 3rd place play-off, while the hosts were booed off by the disappointed home nation.
It’s not the ideal situation for Brazil and The Netherlands but one of these nation’s will be crowned the world’s third best team. Will Louis Van Gaal sign off with a win or will Brazil bounce back from their German humiliation?
Germany and Argentina will contest the 2014 World Cup final, after Argentina dumped out The Netherlands on penalties while Germany broke records as they annihilated Brazil.
Tonight we see a repeat of the 1978 World Cup final, which was Argentina’s only ever win over The Netherlands. Can Messi and co. make it a second and reach their first final in 24 years or will Louis Van Gaal lead the Europeans to back-to-back finals?