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World Cup Predictions

PUBLISHED

09:00 7th June 2014

Check out the thoughts of the 'Magnificent Seven'!

England face their final warm-up game for the World Cup against Honduras in Miami this evening.

And then, next week, the fun really starts.

Hosts and favourites Brazil will open the tournament against Croatia on Thursday, with England’s first group game coming against Italy approaching the midnight hour a week today.

A festival of football awaits, culminating in the final at 8pm on Sunday, July 13th.

But who’s going to win? Which country might surprise a few? How far will England go? Who will be the Player of the Tournament? Which England player could flourish?

Questions, questions, questions. Five of them in all. Which we put to our panel of ‘Magnificent Seven’ to see what they thought.

We’ve got answers from a couple of former Wolves and England players in Tony Daley and Steve Bull, former England-Under-21 international Matt Murray, Welsh international Samuel Ricketts, talented Wolves defender Danny Batth, and a couple of Wolves fans in the spotlight themselves on the small screen – Formula One presenter Suzi Perry and Hollyoaks actor Ayden Callaghan.

Take it away folks!



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MATT MURRAY

WINNER: Brazil

ANOTHER FANCY/DARK HORSE: Belgium

ENGLAND? Quarter finals

PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT:  Cristiano Ronaldo

ENGLAND SURPRISE PACKAGE? Raheem Sterling

 


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STEVE BULL

WINNER: Brazil

ANOTHER FANCY/DARK HORSE: Uruguay – if Suarez is fit.

ENGLAND: 2nd round – then anything can happen.

PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT: Suarez if fit. If not then Messi or Ronaldo!

ENGLAND SURPRISE PACKAGE: Raheem Sterling

 


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SUZI PERRY

 

WINNER: Brazil

ANOTHER FANCY/DARK HORSE: Argentina

ENGLAND: 2nd round

PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT: Sergio Aguero

ENGLAND SURPRISE PACKAGE: Raheem Sterling



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TONY DALEY

WINNER: Argentina  

ANOTHER FANCY/DARK HORSE: Uruguay 

ENGLAND: 2nd round

PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT? Lionel Messi

ENGLAND SURPRISE PACKAGE: Raheem Sterling

 


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SAMUEL RICKETTS

WINNER: Brazil

ANOTHER FANCY/DARK HORSE: Belgium

ENGLAND: Quarter Finals

 

PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT: Neymar

ENGLAND SURPRISE PACKAGE: Sterling or Sturridfge



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DANNY BATTH

WINNER: Brazil

ANOTHER FANCY/DARK HORSE: Germany

ENGLAND: Quarter Final

PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT: Cristiano Ronaldo

ENGLAND SURPRISE PACKAGE: Gary Cahill

 


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AYDEN CALLAGHAN

WINNER: Brazil

DARK HORSE: Ghana

ENGLAND: Quarter Finals

PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT: Luis Suarez to edge out Messi and Ronaldo (as long as he’s fully fit)

ENGLAND SURPRISE PACKAGE: Adam Lallana and then maybe Barkley or Sterling

 

VERDICT: We think our panel have got a slight feeling that Brazil are the favourites!!!


*Former Wolves medical chief Steve Kemp is out at the World Cup working as part of the backroom staff as part of the role he left Molineux for over 18 months ago. Click here to view a video shot with Steve and Matt Murray at St George’s Park before the squad departed.

 

 

 

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