- Jose Mourinho has predicted that Argentina will face Portugal in the final of Russia 2018
- That means Cristiano Ronaldo and his rival Lionel Messi will go head to head in Russia
- These two players have never in their life lifted the World Cup title
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has backed his country Portugal to reach the final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup championship that will be played in Russia.
Portugal will be heading into the 2018 World Cup campaign as champions of Europe, and Mourinho believes they have the qualify to reach the final.
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The ex Real Madrid and Chelsea coach also admitted that Argentina would also reach the final of the 2018 World Cup, but the man known as the Special One failed to predict the winner.
''I have to go for Portugal for the final, our first World Cup final. Let's go.
''Argentina - Germany? I know what I want,' Mourinho added according to Dailymail while placing the Albiceleste into the final two alongside Portugal.
In 2014 in Brazil, Argentina were beaten by Germany in the final, and should Mourinho's prediction comes true, then Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will go head to head.
Despite winning all major trophies at their clubs, these two players who are regarded as the best footballers in the world have never lifted the World Cup title.
Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho will work as a pundit at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. He also tipped Nigeria to reach the second round of the competition.
But the ex Chelsea manager stressed that the three time African champions will finish behind Argentina in Group D.
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