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Forward of the opening World Cup fixture between hosts Qatar and Ecuador on Sunday, the Sky Sports activities pundits have made their predictions on what’s going to occur on the distinctive match.


Jamie Carragher – Argentina

“It was both Brazil or Argentina. They’re the 2 favourites, however I’d like to see Messi win the World Cup. I really feel that may cement his place as the best participant of all time.”

Karen Carney – Brazil

“I’ve acquired a comfortable spot for them, to be trustworthy – however should you have a look at their attacking gamers, they’re only a pleasure to look at. Everybody talks about Messi’s final one, but it surely could possibly be Neymar’s as effectively. I feel Argentina might meet Brazil within the semi-final so it comes all the way down to whoever wins that.”

Jamie Redknapp – Brazil

“Neymar’s in nice type once more – I’ve gone with Brazil as I really feel it could possibly be their time once more.”

Paul Pogba lifted the World Cup with France in 2018

Gary Neville – Brazil

“We all the time really feel we’ve acquired nice gamers on this nation and we do, however once you have a look at the Brazil squad you assume, ‘Oh my God – the place have they arrive from?’ It was the identical once I was taking part in in tournaments. That they had extremely particular gamers. I am fairly assured they may win it.”


Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his side's opening goal during the group B match between Portugal and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup
Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his aspect’s opening purpose throughout the group B match between Portugal and Spain on the 2018 soccer World Cup

Jamie Carragher – Portugal

Karen Carney – Spain

“Within the Euros, they went out to Italy, and I feel it is their possession of the ball which is able to take them shut. They finally misplaced to Italy on penalties, and their younger gamers are phenomenal in midfield. Their supervisor Luis Enrique is actually skilled in order that they solely factor that considerations me is goalscoring, however I again them to maintain the ball.

“They’ve gained the World Cup beforehand with out a striker so I do not see it being any totally different.”

Vicente Del Bosque lifts the World Cup with Spain in 2010
Vicente Del Bosque lifts the World Cup with Spain in 2010

Gary Neville – France

Jamie Redknapp – Spain


Jamie Carragher – Quarter-finals

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Gary Neville – Quarter-finals

“It is harmful to foretell the place the pathways of groups are going to go, but it surely appears like England are going to do what they assume they may within the group, and France do the identical, they’d meet within the quarters and I simply do not assume they’d beat France.

“However that is the one supervisor and one group of gamers who I feel can put a efficiency collectively and hold in there – and so they may win on penalties. I do assume there’s an opportunity, however I feel France can be stronger within the quarters.”

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Gary Neville, Karen Carney, Jamie Redknapp and Jamie Carragher give their predictions on who they consider will begin for England of their first match in opposition to Iran, and who can be Most worthy for Southgate all through the match

Jamie Redknapp – Quarter-finals

“I feel England’s efficiency within the Nations League has dampened all people’s expectations. I simply hope I am mistaken and we get a little bit of momentum and begin to play. I hope we are able to get that perception and actual confidence in these gamers, then something is feasible as a result of I do consider it is a wide-open match.

“If you have a look at the potential champions, you’ve folks pondering France might win it, however they’ve issues in midfield. It is going to take a little bit of momentum for me to get excited.”

Karen Carney – Semi-finals

“I feel that is probably the most we are able to hope for. With (Paul) Pogba and (N’Golo) Kante out, I really feel for this reason we’d progress previous France. After then, it is pot luck however we would be completely happy. After all, we might need to get to the ultimate however realistically attending to the semi-finals can be good.”


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Wales supervisor Rob Web page believes that is probably the most squad depth his staff has had over current years heading into the World Cup

Karen Carney – Spherical of 16

Jamie Carragher – Group Levels

“I simply assume when it comes to the 2 particular gamers they’ve had within the final couple of tournaments in Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey, they’re getting a bit older and it may be the final time we see them in a Welsh shirt.

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“I feel Bale will go down as one of many best British gamers of all time with the Champions League titles and being the participant of the 12 months just a few instances in England, in addition to what he is finished for Wales taking them into tournaments.

“I simply really feel with the power and the depth of this USA staff could also be an excessive amount of for them.”

Jamie Redknapp – Spherical of 16

Gary Neville – Group Levels

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The World Cup preview present panel focus on England’s World Cup opponents in Group B and analyse how far Iran, USA and Wales can go in Qatar

Shock bundle

Jamie Carragher – Denmark

“Denmark are in France’s group, and so they performed one another not so way back and beat them. If Denmark end high of that group, France might then play Argentina within the first knockout stage.”

Karen Carney – Spain

Jamie Redknapp – Senegal

Sadio Mane will miss the first games of the World Cup with injury
Senegal’s Sadio Mane will miss the primary video games of the World Cup with harm

Gary Neville – Denmark

Jamie Redknapp – Senegal

“I like them and I really feel they have some proficient gamers with tempo within the staff. They’re thrilling. I do not assume they may go deep into the match but it surely’s probably not a shock if Spain do effectively.”

Shock early exit

Karen Carney – Belgium

Jamie Carragher – Belgium

“They’ve been an awesome staff and Roberto Martinez has finished fantastically effectively – they completed third within the final World Cup however I simply really feel it is a step too far. Romelu Lukaku hasn’t performed for weeks, even months. I am undecided he is performed this weekend for Inter Milan both. I really feel they could possibly be the shock bundle to exit.”

Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku
Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku are going to the World Cup with Belgium

Jamie Redknapp – Belgium

Gary Neville – Uruguay

High Goalscorer

Karen Carney – Lionel Messi

Jamie Redknapp – Lautaro Martinez

“Whoever wins the Golden Boot often scores numerous targets of their group video games. Argentina have gotten Saudi Arabia of their group in order that’s why I’ve gone for them.

“Harry Kane has an awesome alternative as effectively once you have a look at the fixtures, beginning in opposition to Iran. Nobody has ever gained back-to-back Golden Boots so it will be nice to see him do this. Martinez will get targets for Argentina.”

France's Kylian Mbappe, left, leaves the field after half time of the UEFA Nations League soccer match between France and Croatia at the Stade de France in Saint Denis near Paris, Monday, June 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Kylian Mbappe gained the World Cup with France in 2018 – and is tipped for large issues once more this 12 months

Gary Neville – Kylian Mbappe

Jamie Carragher – Lautaro Martinez

Participant of the Event

Karen Carney – Neymar

“I feel Argentina and Brazil will meet within the semi-finals and so I feel it is a battle between Messi and Neymar. Whoever wins that battle, for me, can be participant of the match.”

Gary Neville – Neymar

Jamie Carragher – Messi

Jamie Redknapp – Neymar

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