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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Group Phase Predictions for the 2018 FIFA World Cup by José Mourinho

José Mourinho
Image credit: Дмитрий Голубович 
Synopsis:

José Mourinho, the current manager of Manchester United, makes his group round predictions for the upcoming World Cup for the RT television network in Russia.

Contents:

1. Group Round Predictions.
2. Video Presentation by Mr. Mourinho.
3. The Elimination Round Bracket.









1. Group Round Predictions
Image credit: FIFA.















Mr. Mourinho, the manager of Manchester United, is doing commentary work for RT in Russia during the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
"I don't want to be emotional but I have to be. I will go to contradictions because I want my players to win. But I also want my players to go on a holiday. So, this is going to be tough."
He made the following group round predictions before the tournament:

Group A:

Uruguay (winner) Correct.
Russia (runner-up) Correct.

Group B:

Spain (winner) Correct.
Portugal (runner-up) Correct.

Group C:

France (winner) Correct.
Australia (runner-up) Incorrect.

Group D:

Argentina (winner) Incorrect.
Nigeria (runner-up) Incorrect.

Group E:

Brazil (winner) Correct.
Switzerland (runner-up) Correct.

Group F:

Germany (winner) Incorrect.
Mexico (runner-up) Correct.

Group G:

England (winner) Incorrect.
Belgium (runner-up) Incorrect.

Group H:

Senegal (winner) Incorrect.
Poland (runner-up) Incorrect.

What did you think of his predictions? 

Mr. Mourinho was 8 for 16 or 50 percent correct.

2. Video Presentation by Mr. Mourinho



Source: Gazzetta TV.

3. The Elimination Round
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
30 June – Sochi
Uruguay
6 July – Nizhny Novgorod
Portugal
Uruguay
30 June – Kazan
France
France
10 July – Saint Petersburg
Argentina
France
2 July – Samara
Belgium
Brazil
6 July – Kazan
Mexico
Brazil
2 July – Rostov-on-Don
Belgium
Belgium
15 July – Moscow (Luzhniki)
Japan
France4
1 July – Moscow (Luzhniki)
Croatia2
Spain
7 July – Sochi
Russia
Russia
1 July – Nizhny Novgorod
Croatia
Croatia
11 July – Moscow (Luzhniki)
Denmark
Croatia
3 July – Saint Petersburg
EnglandThird place play-off
Sweden
7 July – Samara14 July – Saint Petersburg
Switzerland
SwedenBelgium2
3 July – Moscow (Otkrytiye)
EnglandEngland0
Colombia
England

Chart courtesy of Wikipedia.

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Steve Amoia is a freelance writer and translator based in Washington, D.C. He is the publisher of World Football Commentaries since 2006 and published The Soccer Translator from 2008 to 2015. 

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