I’ve made my World Cup predictions. I used the Manchester Evening News Predictor. I suspect it’s the same one that all the local newspaper websites are using but it’s the only one that didn’t crash my laptop with its video.
Using some serious guesswork as to the scores, I have the follow teams qualifying from the group stages. The first-named team is the team I think will be top of the group.
Group A – Uruguay and Egypt
B – Spain and Portugal
C – France and Denmark
D – Argentina and Croatia
E – Brazil and Serbia
F – Germany and Mexico
G – Belgium and England
H – Colombia and Japan
Which leads to the following matches in the first knock out round:
Uruguay vs Portugal – Portugal. After possibly the worst game of football you will ever see.
France vs Croatia – France
Spain vs Egypt – Spain
Argentina vs Denmark – Argentina
Brazil vs Mexico – Brazil, although P will be annoyed at me for saying that.
Belgium vs Japan – I’ve gone with Belgium winning, but I am by no means sure. If someone unexpected is going to go out here, it may be Belgium.
Germany vs Serbia – Germany
Colombia vs England – England, just
If I am right, the quarterfinals will be:
Portugal vs France – France
Brazil vs Belgium – Brazil (but it will be closer than people think)
Spain vs Argentina – Argentina
Germany vs England – Germany (I get complaints from friend L. Because he thinks England can beat Germany because England have *potential* and Germany lost to Austria. England always have potential!)
France vs Brazil – France, I have a feeling about them. I will be upset when I am wrong but I have a feeling.
Argentina vs Germany – Argentina (because Germany did lose to Austria after all.)
So I think the final will be:
France vs Argentina – France! because I have a feeling.