Who are the fa­vorites in Russia?

USA TODAY US Edition - - SPORTS -

How USA TO­DAY ex­perts, as well as a guest prog­nos­ti­ca­tor, see the World Cup play­ing out.

❚ Martin Rogers, USA TO­DAY Round of 16 teams: Russia, Uruguay, Spain, Por­tu­gal, France, Den­mark, Ar­gentina, Nige­ria, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ger­many, Sweden, Bel­gium, Eng­land, Ja­pan, Colom­bia

Semi­fi­nals: France vs. Brazil, Spain vs. Ger­many Fi­nal: Spain over France

Golden Boot (top goal-scorer): An­toine Griez­mann, France Golden Ball (best player): David Silva, Spain Golden Glove (best goal­keeper): David de Gea, Spain Young Player Award (best player born on or after Jan. 1, 1997): Gabriel Je­sus, Brazil

❚ Jim Reinek­ing, USA TO­DAY Round of 16 teams: Uruguay, Egypt, Spain, Por­tu­gal, France, Den­mark, Croa­tia, Ar­gentina, Brazil, Switzer­land, Ger­many, Mex­ico, Bel­gium, Eng­land, Colom­bia, Poland

Semi­fi­nals: France vs. Brazil, Ger­many vs. Spain

Fi­nal: France over Ger­many Golden Boot: Thomas Müller, Ger­many Golden Ball: An­toine Griez­mann, France Golden Glove: David de Gea, Spain Young Player Award: Kylian Mbappé, France

❚ Adam Woodard, USA TO­DAY

Round of 16 teams: Uruguay, Egypt, Por­tu­gal, Spain, France, Peru, Croa­tia, Ar­gentina, Brazil, Switzer­land, Mex­ico, Ger­many, Eng­land, Bel­gium, Colom­bia, Poland Semi­fi­nals: Brazil vs. Ar­gentina, Ger­many vs. Por­tu­gal Fi­nal: Brazil over Ger­many Golden Boot: Ney­mar, Brazil Golden Ball: Ney­mar, Brazil Golden Glove: Manuel Neuer, Ger­many Young Player: Gabriel Je­sus, Brazil

❚ Jesse Yom­tov, USA TO­DAY Round of 16 teams: Uruguay, Egypt, Spain, Por­tu­gal, France, Aus­tralia, Ar- gen­tina, Ice­land, Brazil, Switzer­land, Ger­many, Mex­ico, Bel­gium, Eng­land, Colom­bia, Poland

Semi­fi­nals: France vs. Brazil, Ar­gentina vs. Ger­many Fi­nal: France over Ar­gentina Golden Boot: An­toine Griez­mann, France Golden Ball: An­toine Griez­mann, France Golden Glove: Hugo Lloris, France Young Player Award: Gabriel Je­sus, Brazil

❚ Charles Ven­tura, USA TO­DAY Round of 16 teams: Uruguay, Egypt, Spain, Por­tu­gal, France, Den­mark, Ar­gentina, Croa­tia, Brazil, Switzer­land, Ger­many, Mex­ico, Bel­gium, Eng­land, Colom­bia, Sene­gal Semi­fi­nals: Brazil vs. Uruguay, Spain vs. Ger­many

Fi­nal: Spain over Brazil Golden Boot: Ney­mar, Brazil Golden Ball: Isco, Spain

Golden Glove: David de Gea, Spain Young Player Award: Ro­drigo Ben­tan­cur, Uruguay

❚ Char­lie Davies, for­mer U.S. na­tional team player Round of 16 teams: Uruguay, Egypt, Spain, Por­tu­gal, France, Peru, Ar­gentina, Croa­tia, Brazil, Switzer­land, Ger­many, Mex­ico, Bel­gium, Eng­land, Colom­bia, Poland

Semi­fi­nals: Brazil vs. France, Ger­many vs. Ar­gentina

Fi­nal: Brazil over Ger­many

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Brazil’s Ney­mar is one of the fa­vorites to claim the Golden Boot at this year’s World Cup in Russia.

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