Source: James K. Attaglo Wilson/www.sports24gh.com
Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho has tipped Germany and Portugal to qualify from group G ahead of Ghana and the United State of America to the round of 16 at this year’s summer World Cup in Brazil.
Mourinho who is a yahoo global football ambassador navigates through the clear favorites and the tougher calls of the group stage with the same way most fans do: by backing the people he likes most.
“I’m very emotional, I go always with my friends,” Mourinho said.
In group A, Mourinho tipped host Brazil to go through with Croatia whiles in group B he picked the Netherlands to finish reigning champions Spain.
In Group C he went with Greece and Didier Drogba’s Ivory Coast to go past Falcao’s Colombia and Japan.
In Group D he couldn’t choose, citing Uruguay’s strength and his ties to England and Italy. “If I say England out, next season they don’t let me coach here [at Chelsea].”
In Group E, Mourinho said, “I don’t believe in another collapse for France” and chose them to win the group with Switzerland edging out Ecuador for the second spot.
In Group F, he opted for Nigeria to finish behind Argentina since the Super Eagles have Chelsea’s John Obi Mikel (Victor Moses was on loan at Liverpool all season, so I guess he doesn’t count).
In Group G, Mourinho is certain no one will finish with zero points, but he does see Germany finishing top with Portugal behind them. But, he added, that he’s afraid for his native Portugal against the U.S.
And finally, in Group H, he said “Belgium has the talent,” but somewhat surprisingly went with Russia to finish first and Belgium second — perhaps due to their youthful inexperience.