Last Updated: 13/06/18 6:21pm
Sky Sports readers mapped out the road to Moscow, with Germany facing Brazil in the World Cup final – but who was voted the winner?
Throughout Wednesday, Sky Sports readers voted on every group and subsequent knockout game – here are the resultsâ€¦
After almost 200,000 votes in our interactive blog, you have plumped for Brazil to avenge the demons of 2014 and beat Germany in the World Cup final.
A total of 66 per cent said Brazil would come out victorious against the current world champions on July 15 in Moscow, with your predictions seeing them overcome France in the semi-finals, while Germany ousted Spain in the other last-four match.
You also predicted that England would exit at the quarter-final stage to Germany, while Argentina, Portugal and Belgium were also voted out in the last eight.
Of course, it’s time for the real tournament to get underway on Thursday, but in the meantime, you can play our Road to Moscow game, follow our World Cup Daily blog, and stay across SkySports.com for breaking news and reaction.
And you can still vote on the final below…
Here’s how the voting panned outâ€¦
- Group A: Uruguay (88.4%), Egypt (6.3%), Russia (4.9%), Saudi Arabia (0.4%)
- Group B: Spain (66.4%), Portugal (32.8%), Iran (0.5%), Morocco (0.4%)
- Group C: France (96.6%), Denmark (2.1%), Peru (0.8%), Australia (0.6%)
- Group D: Argentina (82.3%), Croatia (14.4%), Nigeria (1.7%), Iceland (1.6%)
- Group E: Brazil (97.1%), Serbia (1.4%), Switzerland (1.2%), Costa Rica (0.4%)
- Group F: Germany (97%), Mexico (1.8%), Sweden (0.8%), South Korea (0.5%)
- Group G: Belgium (60.5%), England (38.5%), Panama (0.6%), Tunisia (0.4%)
- Group H: Colombia (49.5%), Poland (41.4%), Senegal (7.2%), Japan (1.9%)
Spain, led by Fernando Hierro after Julen Lopetegui was sacked, were backed to win Group B ahead of Portugal
The shocks were few and far between in the groups. Belgium pipped England to top spot in Group G, while Colombia edged out Poland in Group H.
Brazil, Germany and France were deemed overwhelming favourites to win their group, while notable runners-up included Serbia ahead of Switzerland, and Denmark beating Peru and Australia to finish second in Group B.
- (45.4%) Uruguay v PORTUGAL (54.6%)
- (95.6%) FRANCE v Croatia (4.4%)
- (98.8%) BRAZIL v Mexico (1.2%)
- (94.4%) BELGIUM v Poland (5.6%)
- (92.6%) SPAIN v Egypt (7.4%)
- (95.3%) ARGENTINA v Denmark (4.7%)
- (97.7%) GERMANY v Serbia (2.3%)
- (20.8%) Colombia v ENGLAND (79.2%)
Sky Sports readers predicted Spain would win Group B, and Egypt would finish second in Group A, meaning Sergio Ramos and Mohamed Salah could potentially face off for real in Russia – one month after their Champions League final meeting
As a result, the last 16 threw up some fascinating encounters, including Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal against Luis Suarez’s Uruguay.
Your votes also meant Spain and Egypt lined up against one another in last 16 – could that mean Mohamed Salah comes up against Sergio Ramos just months after the Egyptian injured his shoulder in the Champions League final.
Once again, there were some overwhelming victories. Portugal edged a narrow vote with Uruguay, while England’s win over Colombia was the only other poll whether the victor did not collect more than 90 per cent of the votes!
Another World Cup defeat to Germany was predicted for England by Sky Sports readers…
- (12.3%) Portugal v FRANCE (87.7%)
- (84.4%) BRAZIL v Belgium (%)
- (51.4%) SPAIN v Argentina (48.6%)
- (55.8%) GERMANY v England (44.2%)
The last 16 results meant England had a quarter-final date with Germany, while Spain and Argentina collided in a vote which was almost too close to call.
Brazil came up against Belgium, while Fance took on Portugal, and here is how the results lookedâ€¦
Sky Sports readers predicted a narrow defeat for Argentina to Spain in the quarter-finals
- (35.3%) France v BRAZIL (64.7%)
- (27%) Spain v GERMANY (73%)
One-way traffic in the last four, according to Sky Sports readers, and that meant a repeat of the 2014 semi-final in the final.
Despite the 7-1 defeat hanging over Brazil from four years ago, 66 per cent of you backed a Brazil win.
- (33.9%) Germany v BRAZIL (66.1%)*
*As of 6pm BST on June 13
But how will it actually pan out in Russia? Only time will tellâ€¦