Mourinho confident England will impress in Russian Federation

Annette Crawford
June 14, 2018

"Lionel is younger and he can, perfectly possibly be in the next World Cup", the Manchester United manager said of Messi, who turns 31 during Russian Federation 2018.

The Manchester Untied manager, in collaboration with RT, is back to his transparent board to select the knock-out stage matches and the match-up in the final of this year's World Cup in Russian Federation.

Jose Mourinho says "superman" Cristiano Ronaldo won't feature at Qatar 2022, and believes that both he and Argentina's Lionel Messi will look at Russian Federation 2018 as the last chance to lead their country to the World Cup trophy.

The Portuguese told reporters on a side set to open their campaign against Tunisia on Monday: "They have a good group of young but experienced players".

"All of them play in the best domestic competition in the world, the Premiership, all of them playing for the best teams, all of them with experience of playing Champions League, which is a high level of football, obviously".

England begin their Group G campaign against Tunisia on Monday with Gareth Southgate able to select from a squad that may be short on global caps but rich in Champions League know-how.

England are not considered to be among the pre-tournament favourites, with that list headed by the likes of Brazil, Spain, France and Germany.

Shakhtar Donetsk's Fred and Diogo Dalot aren't superstar names that all fans will know of and so Yorke is a little skeptical of the impact they will make in a division they've never featured in.

After their humiliating 7-1 semi-final defeat to Germany in 2014, the South Americans will be hoping to recover their pride.

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