World Cup 2018: Jefinho predicts Group GBrazilian blind football superstar on who will make knockout stages 08 Jun 2018
In the countdown to the FIFA Football World Cup in Russia, Paralympic.org has asked for the analysis of a very special football pundit. Brazil’s blind football star Jefinho, one of the greatest 5-a-side football players of all times.
After kicking things off with Group H, it is now time for Group G: Belgium, England, Panama and Tunisia.
Jefinho’s predictions, Group G:
“This group has a clear scenario with Belgium and England as the favourites. Belgium have a generation that always comes to tournaments full of expectations with players such as [Kevin] De Bruyne, [Eden] Hazard and [Romero] Lukaku. They made it to the quarter finals in the last World Cup and maybe this time can go further and fulfil their potential. England have good players like Dele Alli, [Raheem] Sterling and Harry Kane, who is one of the best strikers in the world. It is a strong team up front and has a good path not only in their group but also in the round of 16 to reach the quarter finals without much trouble. That said, I think they will finish second behind Belgium. Panama and Tunisia lack international players and experience in major events so I don’t expect them to cause damage in the group.”
Who qualifies for the round of 16:
“Belgium first and England second.”
Belgium v Panama
Tunisia v England
Belgium v Tunisia
England v Panama
England v Belgium
Panama v Tunisia