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Mourinho's SWC predictions

2014-06-02 16:31
Jose Mourinho, a global football ambassador for Yahoo, has been asked to decide who he thinks will progress to out of the group stages at the 2014 FIFA Soccer World Cup. How does the Special one decide? Form? Mathematical formula? 

No, it appears Jose makes the tougher calls by doing what millions of fans do around the world, by going with the teams and people he likes the most.  

"I'm very emotional, I go always with my friends," Mourinho says before picking the Netherlands to finish as runners up in Group B behind Spain, due to his time working with Louis Van Gaal at Barcelona.

In Group C, Didier Drogba's Ivory Coast and Greece advancing over Colombia and Japan.

Typically, Jose refused to choose who would be progressing In Group D, citing Uruguay's strength and his ties to England and Italy. "If I say England out, next season they don't let me coach here [at Chelsea]."

In Group E, Mourinho said, "I don't believe in another collapse for France" and chose them to win the group with Switzerland edging out Ecuador for the second spot.

In Group F, he opted for Nigeria to finish in second spot behind Messi’s Argentina since the Super Eagles have  John Obi Mikel, a stalwart under Mourinho at Chelsea.

In Group G, Mourinho is certain no one will finish with zero points, but he does see Germany finishing top with Portugal behind them. Mourinho did however add that he's afraid for his native Portugal against the U.S.

And finally, in Group H, he said "Belgium has the talent," but somewhat surprisingly went with Russia to finish first and Belgium second.

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