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KickOff.com staff make their predictions for upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia

Posted: 12 June 2018 Time: 10:30

KickOff.com staff members have once again made the crazy decision to put their heads on the block and make some predictions ahead of the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia.

Germany are the defending champions, but no one has tipped them to win the competition. Strange huh? Not really, considering no one has defended the title since Brazil in 1958 and 1962. 

Tshepang

Winners: Portugal
Surprise package: Denmark
Player of the tournament: Neymar
Young player to shine: Joshua Kimmich (Germany)
Top scorer: Thomas Mueller (Germany)
Best performing Africa side: Egypt
First to score a hat-trick: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
First to get sent off: Diego Godin (Uruguay)

Ryan

Winners: Brazil
Surprise package: Russia
Player of the tournament: Neymar (Brazil)
Young player to shine: Kylian Mbappe (France)
Top scorer: Neymar
Best performing African side: Nigeria
First to score a hat-trick: Ronaldo
First to get sent off: Stephan Lichtsteiner (Switzerland)

Chad

Winners: Argentina
Surprise package: Switzerland
Player of the tournament: Lionel Messi (Argentina)
Young player to shine: Mbappe
Top scorer: Messi
Best performing African side: Senegal
First to score a hat-trick: Mbappe
First to get sent off: Pepe (Portugal)

Fabio

Winners - Brazil
Surprise package - Mexico
Player of the tournament – Neymar (Brazil)
Young player to shine – Gabriel Jesus (Brazil)
Top scorer – Gabriel Jesus
Best performing African side - Egypt
First to score a hat-trick – Gabriel Jesus
First to get sent off - Oscar Duarte (Costa Rica)

Lorenz

Winners - France
Surprise package - England
Player of the tournament - Antoine Griezmann (France)
Young player to shine - Gabriel Jesus
Top scorer - Harry Kane (England)
Best performing African side - Senegal
First to score a hat-trick - Kane
First to get sent off – Nicolas Otamendi (Argentina)

Who do you think will win the World Cup?

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