Former Manchester United and England defender Gary Neville has revealed his game by game prediction for the knockout stages of the World Cup right down to who he expects to be crowned World Champions on July 15 in the Luzhniki Stadium is Moscow.
Despite being part of the coaching staff when the Three Lions suffered that humiliating exit to Iceland at Euro 2016 and the fact that England haven’t won a knockout game at a major tournament since beating Ecuador in 2006, Neville has gone full ‘’Football’s Coming Home’’ mode and reckons Gareth Southgate’s men will actually be crowned World Cup winners.
The former Manchester United right-back reckons the final will actually be a repeat of last nights Group G decider between England and Belgium. He fancies Roberto Martinez’s side to eliminate Japan, Brazil and France on the road to Moscow.
Whereas, England will need to overcome Colombia, Switzerland and Croatia before Harry Kane gets the famous trophy in his hands.
Despite it being widely reported that expectations among fans were at an all time low due to the Three Lions’ past failures, it seems as though victories against footballing powerhouses Tunisia and Panama mean that it isn’t just the average fan who believes that ‘’Football’s Coming Home’’ – but also the nations most respected pundit.