Highlanders World Cup Predictions

by Joshua Rendle

VICTORIA, BC - On the dawn of the 2018 World Cup in Russia we’ve decided to catch up with a few Highlanders staff and players on their predictions for the highly anticipated tournament set between June 14 through to July 15. 

Highlanders Co-owner Moreno Stefani, Marketing and Sales Coordinator Renato Caruso and player Callum Montgomery all were asked a set of questions. We want to start a Highlander's World Cup conversation with these questions. Let us know who you think will be in the final four or the surprise team of the tournament in a conversation on our Social Media pages (Highlandersfc) with the hashtag #VHFCWC.

Final Four: France | Brazil | Spain | Germany

Winner: Spain

Tournament top scorer: Neymar Jr. (Bra)

Biggest surprise team: England

Biggest flop team: Argentina

Breakout-star to watch: Marcus Rashford (Eng)

Group stage match to watch: Spain v Portugal 

Keep an eye on: 

“Sometimes video makes difficult things easier to see. Other times video make easy things harder to see as proven in other sports. I’m interested to see how this plays out in the World Cup.” 

Final Four: France | Brazil | Argentina | Germany 

Winner: Brazil

Tournament top scorer: Timo Werner (Ger)

Biggest surprise teamEngland

Biggest flop team: Spain

Breakout-star to watch: Kylian Mbappe (Fra)

Group stage match to watch: Spain v Portugal

Keep an eye on:

“It will be interesting to see how Russia plans to deal with the prospect of Hooliganism in the World Cup. Hopefully the tournament will run without any problems.” 

Callum Montgomery 

Final four: Brazil | Germany | Argentina | Spain

Winner: Germany 

Tournament top scorer: Lionel Messi (Arg)

Biggest surprise team: Iceland

Biggest flop team: France

Breakout-star to watch: Timo Werner (Ger)

Group stage match to watch: Argentina vs Croatia or England vs Belgium

Keep an eye on: Kevin de Bruyne