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“Hi, Jonathan,” hi Jim Rogers. “What do you think are the chances we get a first time World Cup winner this year? 33% is where I’m at at the moment, but that’s with giving Spain and Brazil at least 20% each despite neither exactly being stellar so far. As for today, I’d like to see Uruguay advance, but the prospect of Messi-Ronaldo is tantalising, even if it would only be the quarters.”
Well Jim, Uruguay, France and Argentina are all in the same quarter of the draw competing for one semi-final spot. Brazil are in the opposite quarter of that half of the draw, so the chances of at least one former winner making the final must be pretty high.
Written by Jonathan Howcroft
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/live/2018/jun/30/world-cup-2018-last-16-buildup-russia-france-argentina-uruguay-portugal-live under the title “World Cup 2018: buildup to the first knockout matches in Russia – live!”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.