World Cup Guide: Group A

The Egyptian King, Mo Salah. Photo: Getty Images.

Pulse spoke to eight football fanatics on their countries respective chances at this years World Cup.

All eight of our new writers play for the local football club, Budapest Celtic.

First up is, Zico Sa’eed Hindy.

Zico is an Egyptian student.

What are you earliest World Cup memories?

My first World Cup memories was 2002 in South Korea/Japan when Brazil won the title, but as was young I just remember bits & pieces and not the entire tournament.

What can we expect from Egypt?

I don’t really expect much from Egypt. Mainly if Salah is missing the first game against Uruguay.

However, if Salah could play all the games I think we have a good chance to qualify from the group stages and if we are lucky enough we can make it to the quarter finals but this would be our last stage.

Who are the key players in each group A side?

Egypt: Salah
Uruguay: Cavani
Saudia Arabia: Fahad Al-Muwallad
Russia: Fyodor Smolov

Which two sides will qualify from each group?

Group A: Uruguay 1st, Egypt 2nd
Group B: Spain 1st, Morocco 2nd
Group C: France 1st, Peru 2nd
Group D: Argentina 1st, Croatia 2nd
Group E: Brazil 1st, Switzerland 2nd
Group F: Germany 1st, Mexico 2nd
Group G: Belgium 1st, Tunisia 2nd
Group H: Colombia 1st, Poland 2nd

Who will be the star of this competition?

Antoine Griezmann

When the tournament is over who will emerge triumphant?

France or Brazil

What annoys you most about the World Cup?

0-0 draws in other words, boring games.