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Mourinho's final SWC predictions

2014-06-05 10:04

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has made his final 2014 SWC predictions but we won’t be rushing off to the bookmakers.

Speaking as a Yahoo global football ambassador, Mourinho had already "predicted" up to the Round of 16 and in this second instalment is where "the Special One" turns into "the Peace-keeping One".

At least Mourinho was honest when making his predictions, insisting he was trying to have fun.  

Mourinho then added: "We need to make something crazy happen." And so he picked England to beat Brazil in the quarterfinal. A result that would send Britain into hysteria and Brazilians into despair. He then set up a tasty match-up between Argentina and Portugal — Lionel Messi v Cristiano Ronaldo — and naturally chose his fellow Portuguese to win.

With England, Germany, Italy and Portugal in the semifinals, Mourinho declared his now obvious intentions. "People will say that I'm clever," he said with a Cheshire grin. "Because I'm doing this to finish Portugal-England in the final, so I can work in peace in England and be in peace in Portugal the other days." And so a Portugal-England final he did arrange.

How does Jose see the final? As only Jose would.

"The champion is on penalties," Mourinho said, because of course. "Portugal lose on penalties many times, England always lose on penalties. We will find a situation where the referee decide the world champion by a coin [toss]."

So there you have it. Jose Mourinho says the 2014 Soccer World Cup winner will be Portugal/England — the first ever joint champions.  

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