Mourinho's final SWC predictions
Jose Mourinho (AP Photo)
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
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.