World Cup 2018 : A Set Of Predictions

The FIFA World Cup is starting in less than 24 hours on June 14, 2018. One of the powerhouses and favorites to win the trophy has just made a coaching change that has the potential to change the status of the team from favorites to perhaps less so.
Spain fired Julen Lopetegui with two days to go to Spain’s crucial first match vs Portugal. The coach agreed to take over the vacant Real Madrid head coaching position while in Russia preparing for the month long tournament.
It is still somewhat unlikely that Spain’s group stage position is under threat, here is one set predictions for the World Cup (teams in bold to progress)

GROUP A
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Egypt
Uruguay
GROUP B
Portugal
Spain
Morocco
Iran
GROUP C
France
Australia
Peru
Denmark
GROUP D
Argentina
Iceland
Croatia
Nigeria

GROUP E
Brazil
Switzerland
Costa Rica
Serbia
GROUP F
Germany
Mexico
Sweden
South Korea
GROUP G
Belgium
Panama
Tunisia
England
GROUP H
Poland
Senegal
Colombia
Japan

SECOND ROUND

Uruguay – Portugal
Russia – Spain

France – Croatia
Argentina – Denmark

Brazil – Mexico
Germany – Switzerland

England – Poland
Belgium – Colombia

QUARTER FINALS

Portugal – France
Brazil – England

Spain – Argentina
Germany – Belgium

SEMI FINALS

Spain – Germany
Brazil – France

FINALS
Germany – Brazil

The Final is to be a repeat of the 2014 World Cup semi final where Germany humiliated the hosts 7-1!