Jose Mourinho predicts who will qualify from Super Eagles’ Group D

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Socceroos fans will be bouncing for joy at the news that their team is being backed by one of the shrewdest tacticians in world football - Manchester United manager Mourinho.

Manchester United are believed to be on the lookout for a number of other signings this summer as they bid to try and challenge for the Premier League title next season.

"I think the little fella will finish first", Mourinho said.

In Group A, he reckons Uruguay will top the group, with the hosts Russian Federation getting that second spot and qualifying for the knockout stage.

"I want my players to win, but I also want my players to go on holiday".

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Rivaldo, a World Cup victor in 2002, enjoyed a playing career that saw him represent clubs in Angola, Greece, Italy, Spain, and Uzbekistan as well as his native Brazil.

The showpiece in Russia gets underway in eight games time with the opening game between Russia and Saudi Arabia and Mourinho will be covering the tournament for Russian TV station RT.

Mourinho is tipping Lionel Messi to fire Argentina to the top of Group D, while he has gone for an African team in Nigeria to take second spot.

Jose Mourinho has admitted that he hopes Serbia are knocked out of the World Cup Group Stage this summer so his star midfielder Nemanja Matic can have a holiday.

As for the holders Germany, he expects them to win Group F ahead of Mexico while Belgium are to settle for second of Group G in his predictions, behind England.

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