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World Cup: E&S 'experts' make Russia predictions - do you agree?

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So, is football coming home?

Which country do you think will win the World Cup in Russia?

Who's going to make the final and who'll be the surprise package?

Will England even make it out of the groups?

We gathered the finest football minds(!) in the newsroom to find out who they think will come out on top at the Russia World Cup.

Scroll down and see whether you agree with the predictions of our writers, editors and Wolves legend.

But before you do, tell us how you think England will fare by voting in the poll below:

Russell Youll: Group sports editor and Villa fan

Villa fan and MNA group sports editor Russell Youll

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Winners: Brazil

Runners-up: Argentina

Surprise package: Switzerland

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How will England do? Quarters

Heather Large: Special projects reporter and Wolves fan

Special projects reporter Heather Large is a Wolves season ticket holder

Winners: Portugal

Runners-up: France

Surprise package: Costa Rica

How will England do? Quarters

Steve Bull: Wolves legend

Steve Bull - the only one of our experts to have played international football

Winner: Portugal

Runner up: Germany

Surprise package: England

How will England do? Semi or Quarter finals

Rachael Harrison: Content manager and Wolves fan

Content manager Rachael Harrison is backing Germany

Winners: Germany

Runners-up: Brazil

Surprise package: Colombia

How will England do? Quarters

Tim Spiers: E&S Wolves correspondent

Wolves reporter Tim Spiers fancies two of England's greatest rivals for final spots

Winners: Argentina

Runners-up: Germany

Surprise package: Nigeria

How will England do? Last 16

Lisa Harrison: Deputy Weekend editor. Preston North End fan

Lisa Williams, deputy editor of Weekend and chief sweepstake organiser

Winners: Spain

Runners-up: Germany

Surprise package: England

How will England do? Last 16

Matt Wilson: E&S Albion correspondent

West Brom reporter Matt Wilson fancies a Moroccan surprise

Winners: Brazil

Runners-up: Germany

Surprise package: Morocco

How will England do? Quarters

Jack Averty: News editor and optimistic Arsenal fan

Optimistic or deluded? Either way news editor Jack Averty supports Arsenal

Winners: Argentina

Runners-up: Brazil

Surprise package: Croatia

How will England do? Quarters

Megan Archer, deputy chief reporter and West Brom fan

Deputy chief reporter and Baggies fan Megan Archer, who moved back to the area just as Albion got relegated

Winners: France

Runners-up: Brazil or Germany

Surprise package: Egypt

How will England do? Quarters

Harry Leather: Digital editor and Liverpool fan

Digital editor and Liverpool season ticket holder Harry Leather

Winners: Brazil

Runners-up: France

Surprise package: Senegal

How will England do? Last 16

Derek Bish: Deputy sports editor and long-suffering Southend fan

Deputy sports editor Derek Bish and the only Southend fan at E&S HQ

Winners: Germany

Runners-up: Brazil

Surprise package: Egypt

How will England do? Quarters

Keith Harrison: Editor and proud Preston North End fan

Editor and North End fan Keith Harrison. No, we can't bring back Tom Finney boss.

Winners: Argentina

Runners-up: Brazil

Surprise package: England

How will England do? Semis

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