Roy Keane tips World Cup winners and makes England prediction 1 month ago

Roy Keane tips World Cup winners and makes England prediction

"It’s going to be hard to stop Brazil."

Roy Keane has predicted that Brazil will win the World Cup, and said that England will fall short due to their defence and goalkeeper.

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Keane has been announced as part of ITV's punditry team for the tournament in Qatar. The Irishman will join Gary Neville, Graeme Souness and Ian Wright on the broadcaster's coverage.

Keane believes that Brazil could go all the way and win their sixth World Cup.

Roy Keane tips Brazil to win the World Cup.

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"It’s going to be hard to stop Brazil," the former Manchester United captain said.

"Brazil have such great strength in depth at the moment and some real quality players across the squad."

Keane also predicted that current world champions France would do well at the tournament in Qatar, but reckons that England will 'come up short.'

Gareth Southgate's side reached the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, where they lost in extra-time to eventual runners-up Croatia.

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At Euro 2020, England lost in the final on penalties to Italy.

Southgate's side had home advantage for most of the tournament and took the lead in the final at Wembley through Luke Shaw.

Yet, Italy found a way back into the game and recorded a deserved victory on penalties.

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The Three Lions have come close at the last two international tournaments, and Keane has predicted that they will fall short again in Qatar.

"England will have no problem getting out of the group, they'll be far too strong," the former Republic of Ireland midfielder said.

"(There is) Huge pressure on Harry Kane to produce and I still worry about England defensively and the goalkeeper."

Keane, however, tipped England midfielder Jude Bellingham to be one of the World Cup's star players.

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"I would love to see Jude Bellingham have a good tournament," the Irishman said.

"For such a young kid, he plays way beyond his years, looks a good athlete and is mature. He’s getting a good run of games now for Borussia Dortmund and recently started for England against Germany. So, I hope he takes that momentum into the World Cup."

The World Cup begins on November 20 with hosts Qatar facing Ecuador. England have been drawn in Group B with Iran, Wales and the United States.

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