Predictions for 2018 World Cup

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It is time to make our 100 percent correct  outrageous predictions for the 2018 World Cup.

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Below is a look at how each of our writers thinks the entire tournament will pan out. We encourage you to also have a crack at this in the comments section below.

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We will reset and release our updated predictions for the knockout rounds after the group stage ends, but for now, this is what we we are going with…

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JOE PRINCE-WRIGHT

Group A
1. Uruguay
2. Egypt
3. Russia
4. Saudi Arabia

Group B
1. Spain
2. Portugal
3. Morocco
4. Iran

Group C
1. Denmark
2. France
3. Peru
4. Australia

Group D
1. Argentina
2. Croatia
3. Iceland
4. Nigeria

Group E
1. Brazil
2. Serbia
3. Costa Rica
4. Switzerland

Group F
1. Germany
2. Sweden
3. Mexico
4. South Korea

Group G
1. Belgium
2. England
3. Tunisia
4. Panama

Group H
1. Poland
2. Senegal
3. Colombia
4. Japan

Round of 16
Portugal beat Uruguay
Denmark beat Croatia
Brazil beat Sweden
Senegal beat Belgium
Spain beat Egypt
France beat Argentina
Germany beat Serbia
England beat Poland

Quarterfinals
Portugal beat Denmark
Brazil beat Senegal
Spain beat France
Germany beat England

Semifinals
Brazil beat Portugal
Spain beat Germany

Third-place match
Germany beat Portugal

Final
Brazil to beat Spain


NICK MENDOLA

Group A
1. Uruguay 
2. Russia
3. Egypt
4. Saudi Arabia

Group B

1. Spain
2. Morocco
3. Portugal
4. Iran

Group C

1. France
2. Peru
3. Denmark
4. Australia

Group D

1. Argentina
2. Croatia
3. Nigeria
4. Iceland

Group E

1. Brazil
2. Serbia
3. Costa Rica
4. Switzerland

Group F

1. Germany
2. Mexico
3. South Korea
4. Sweden

Group G

1. Belgium
2. England
3. Tunisia
4. Panama

Group H

1. Senegal
2. Poland
3. Colombia
4. Japan

Round of 16
Morocco beat Uruguay
France beat Croatia
Brazil beat Mexico
Belgium beat Poland
Spain beat Russia
Argentina beat Peru
Germany beat Serbia
Senegal beat England

Quarterfinals
France beat Morocco
Brazil beat Belgium
Spain beat Argentina
Germany beat Senegal

Semifinals
Brazil beat France
Germany beat Spain

Third-place match
Spain beat France

Final
Germany beat Brazil


KYLE BONN

Group A

1. Uruguay
2. Egypt
3. Saudi Arabia
4. Russia
Group B
1. Spain
2. Portugal
3. Morocco
4. Iran
Group C
1. France
2. Peru
3. Denmark
4. Australia
Group D
1. Argentina
2. Nigeria
3. Iceland
4. Croatia
Group E
1. Brazil
2. Switzerland
3. Costa Rica
4. Serbia
Group F
1. Germany
2. Mexico
3. Sweden
4. South Korea
Group G
1. England
2. Belgium
3. Panama
4. Tunisia
Group H
1. Colombia
2. Poland
3. Japan
4. Senegal
Round of 16
Portugal beat Uruguay
France beat Nigeria
Brazil beat Mexico
England beat Poland
Spain beat Egypt
Peru beat Argentina
Germany beat Switzerland
Belgium beat Colombia
Quarterfinals
France beat Portugal
Brazil beat England
Spain beat Peru
Germany beat Belgium
Semifinals
Brazil beat France
Germany beat Spain
Third-place match
Spain beat France
Final
Germany beat Brazil

ANDY EDWARDS

Group A
1. Uruguay
2. Russia
3. Egypt
4. Saudi Arabia

Group B
1. Spain
2. Portugal
3. Iran
4. Morocco

Group C
1. France
2. Peru
3. Denmark
4. Australia

Group D
1. Croatia
2. Argentina
3. Nigeria
4. Iceland

Group E
1. Brazil
2. Switzerland
3. Costa Rica
4. Serbia

Group F
1. Germany
2. Mexico
3. South Korea
4. Sweden

Group G
1. England
2. Belgium
3. Tunisia
4. Panama

Group H

1. Colombia
2. Japan
3. Senegal
4. Poland

Round of 16
Spain beat Russia
France beat Argentina
Croatia beat Peru
Brazil beat Mexico
Germany beat Switzerland
England beat Japan
Belgium beat Colombia

Quarterfinals

France beat Uruguay
Brazil beat England
Spain beat Croatia
Germany beat Belgium

Semifinals
France beat Brazil
Spain beat Germany

Third-place match
Germany beat Brazil

Final
Spain beat France


MATT REED

Group A

1. Uruguay
2. Egypt
3. Russia
4. Saudi Arabia

Group B

1. Spain
2. Portugal
3. Morocco
4. Iran

Group C

1. France
2. Peru
3. Denmark
4. Australia

Group D

1. Argentina
2. Croatia
3. Nigeria
4. Iceland

Group E

1. Brazil
2. Costa Rica
3. Serbia
4. Switzerland

Group F

1. Germany
2. Mexico
3. Sweden
4. South Korea

Group G

1. Belgium
2. England
3. Tunisia
4. Panama

Group H

1. Colombia
2. Senegal
3. Poland
4. Japan

Round of 16
Portugal beat Uruguay
France beat Croatia
Brazil beat Mexico
Belgium beat Senegal
Spain beat Egypt
Argentina beat Peru
Germany beat Costa Rica
Colombia beat England

Quarterfinals
Spain beat Argentina
Germany beat Colombia
France beat Portugal
Belgium beat Brazil

Semifinals
Spain defeats Germany
Belgium defeats France

Third-place match
France defeats Germany

Final
Spain defeats Belgium


DAN KARELL

Group A

1. Uruguay
2. Egypt

3. Russia
4. Saudi Arabia

Group B

1. Spain
2. Morocco
3. Portugal
4. Iran

Group C

1. France
2. Peru
3. Denmark
4. Australia

Group D

1. Croatia
2. Nigeria
3. Argentina
4. Iceland

Group E

1. Brazil
2. Costa Rica
3. Switzerland
4. Serbia

Group F

1. Germany
2. Mexico
3. Sweden
4. South Korea

Group G

1. Belgium
2. England
3. Panama
4. Tunisia

Group H

1. Colombia
2. Poland
3. Senegal
4. Japan

Round of 16
Uruguay beat Morocco
France beat Nigeria
Brazil beat Mexico
Belgium beat Poland
Spain beat Egypt
Croatia beat Denmark
Germany beat Costa Rica
England beat Colombia

Quarterfinals
Uruguay beat France
Brazil beat Belgium
Spain beat Croatia
Germany beat England

Semifinals
Brazil beat Uruguay
Germany beat Spain

Third-place match
Spain beat Uruguay

Final
Brazil beat Germany