Ahead of the opening World Cup fixture between hosts Qatar and Ecuador on Sunday, the Sky Sports pundits have made their predictions on what will happen at the unique tournament.
Jamie Carragher – Argentina
“It was either Brazil or Argentina. They are the two favourites, but I would love to see Messi win the World Cup. I feel that would cement his position as the greatest player of all time.”
Karen Carney – Brazil
“I’ve got a soft spot for them, to be honest – but if you look at their attacking players, they are just a joy to watch. Everyone talks about Messi’s last one, but it could be Neymar’s as well. I think Argentina could meet Brazil in the semi-final so it comes down to whoever wins that.”
Jamie Redknapp – Brazil
“Neymar’s in great form again – I have gone with Brazil as I feel it could be their time again.”