The West Australian
Portuguese managerial mastermind Jose Mourinho has made the stunning prediction that Australia will emerge from Group C alongside the French favourites.
The two-time Champions League winner opted for the Socceroos to claim the sacred second spot in Group C ahead of the much-fancied Denmark and dark horses Peru in Russia.
The Danes boast one of the world’s finest playmakers in Christian Eriksen, while Peru will be galvanised by the return of their talismanic skipper Paolo Guerrero, who had his doping ban recently lifted.
With the World Cup merely weeks away, the backing of one of football’s greatest showmen may encourage the Socceroos.