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Mourinho Picks His Four Favourites For The World Cup

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has named the four countries he believes will be among the favourites at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and also made a claim about Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Speaking ahead of the heavily anticipated tournament, Mourinho said he feels that Spain and Brazil can do well in Russia, as well as Portugal and Argentina as they have two of the best players in the world in their sides.

"Players like (Lionel) Messi and (Cristiano) Ronaldo are so good that they can make their teams better than they are on paper," he told GQ magazine.

"So I think Argentina and Portugal can do well. Brazil, because of their manager Tite, can play well tactically and defensively, but they still have that natural Brazilian talent. They will be a team to watch.

"And of the European teams, Spain looked really strong in qualifying. They have a mix of good experienced players and quality players. But you never know… there can always be a surprise at the World Cup.

"Portugal did get to the semi-final again in 2006 and we also won the European Championship in 2016, so that means we are among the best teams in the world.

"Portugal is the kind of country where new talent is always coming through and in the current national team, I think we have even better players than in the squad two years ago.

"So Portugal can do anything. Can we be world champions? I don't dare say that, but on our day we can beat anyone."

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Germany will be looking to defend their crown in Russia, while Brazil seem to have been tipped as the heavy favourites by many. 

Who do you think will win Russia 2018? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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