World Cup Predictions: Lawro’s big shouts on Thursday in Qatar with 11/1 play

We should be in for another barnstorming day today.



3pm: Canada 1-1 Morocco
3pm: Croatia 2-0 Belgium
7pm: Costa Rica 0-2 Germany
7pm: Japan 0-2 Spain


3pm: Canada v Morocco

TV: BBC Two, RTE, BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport Website

I think the Canadians will be great at the next World Cup, this experience will have done them the world of good. Going forward they are so exciting. Morocco have been good and I think a Draw might be enough for them to progress so I’m going to go 1-1.

3pm: Croatia v Belgium

TV: BBC One, RTE, BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport Website

This is a big game and I’ve been impressed by Croatia. I like the way they set up and they’ve arguably got the best midfield in the competition. I’ll go for Croatia to Win 2-0 and that means Belgium are heading home already. The Belgians are old, they’re struggling, they’re trying to protect the defence and they can’t get up the pitch. I think, looking at Kevin De Bruyne’s body language, he wants to go home.

7pm: Costa Rica v Germany

TV: ITV, STV, RTE, ITVX and STV Player

Right off the bat I’ll go for Germany to Win this 2-0. It’s Germany, it’s what they do. They had a decent performance against the Spanish and more often than not when they’re in these positions they find a way, so I fancy them to win and to go through.

7pm: Japan v Spain

TV: ITV, STV, RTE, ITVX and STV Player

I think the Spanish will win this 2-0. I like watching Japan because they play with urgency but I just thought in terms of creativity they haven’t quite got someone in midfield who will organise everything, put their foot on it and make them look like a team.

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