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England predicted to qualify from 2014 World Cup group stages

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England will escape from the World Cup group stages, but lose to Brazil in the quarter-finals, according to a Football Manager 2014 simulation.

Brazil will go on to win the competition, and Edinson Cavani will pick up the Golden Boot.

There will be some sort of consolation for England fans, however, as Leighton Baines will be in the All-Star team after a fine tournament. 

Amazingly, the All-Star team will only feature one Spanish player, despite them getting as far as the final.

Italy and Mexico will be the biggest shocks in the competition, as they will exit the competition at the group stages.

Lionel Messi will collect the 'Player of the Tournament' accolade, putting in a good shift for Argentina over the summer.

Another consolation for English supporters will be that arch-enemies Germany will also get knocked out in the quarter-finals.

Cristiano Ronaldo will put in some deflating displays and will only muster three goals, with his rival Messi getting the better of him on this occasion.

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku will win 'Best Young Player', despite Belgium's disappointing turn-out, going out in the Second Round. Dark horses, they were not.

Paul the Octopus was good, but he didn't have the guts to throw in the scale of the predictions the Football Manager simulators have - and if they come true, there may just be a new match-fixing scandal that rocks the world of football.


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