Listen to new single ‘Empress’ on the talkSPORT World Cup Playlist Listen to new single ‘Barbed Wire’ on the talkSPORT World Cup Playlist 14 Former player Chez Davis is tipping France Listen to their new track ‘Hank’ on the talkSPORT World Cup Playlist Which round will England reach and why?I’m hoping the quarter-finals at least and then as a nation we can see what happens. That’s the minimum requirement we all want – not just the fans, but the players, too. We have a very young side this time, and I believe we can get there – but we need to see some fight from our squad ’till the very end.Surprise team of Russia 2018 and why?Poland are my choice – over the years I think they’ve got stronger and stronger. They are a great team, and with Robert Lewandowski up front they are always a danger.Favourite World Cup moment and why?Obvious choice would be 1966 for any England fan, but my personal favourite has to be France ’98 – the Argentina v England game. Yes we lost, but I vividly remember the build up to the game that year. The goals, the sending off with Beckham – it just brings back so many memories. Even with us losing, I think we played great that year and even when they came home, we all felt proud of them.Listen to classic track ’Wrapped Up’ on the talkSPORT World Cup Playlist 14 Listen to the band’s World Cup song on the talkSPORT World Cup Playlist THE KOOKS Listen to new single ‘Familiar’ on the talkSPORT World Cup Playlist OLLY MURSWho will win the World Cup and why?I’m going with Argentina. I think Messi will want to come out and prove a massive point on the big stage, and I feel he will replicate what Ronaldo did with Portugal at the Euros. There’s raging World Cup fever in Bastille. No doubt from listening to talkSPORT Japan and South Korea in 2002 was class, according to Taka BASTILLE (Drummer Woody)Who will win the World Cup and why?England. Because my World Cup fever is raging.Who will win Golden Boot and why?Olivier Giroud. We all enjoy seeing him skip around like a plonker when he scores.Which round will England reach and why?Final. That’s where winners live.Surprise team of Russia 2018 and why?Peru. They’re savvy operators.Favourite World Cup moment and why?Michael Owen’s goal v Argentina in 98. It reminds me of when we were genuine contenders. 14 RICK ASTLEYWho will win the World Cup 2018 and why?England! England! England. Brazil.Who will win the Golden Boot and why?Neymar. It’s his time, but I hope Sir Harry Kane.Which round will England reach and why?Germany in the quarter-finals because we always do.Surprise team of Russia and why?Russia. Home team counts for a lot.Favourite World Cup moment and why?The whole of Italia 90, best music and a real reason to be proud of the England team. FEEDER (Taka Hirose)Who will win World Cup 2018 and why?Brazil. They have been playing pretty consistently recently. And we don’t want Germany to win again, do we!? Spain could be but they haven’t got many quality players like they used to at the moment.Who will win World Cup 2018 Golden Boot and why?If Brazil would do well as I’m expecting, it’d be Neymar with his quality. That’s not what I’m hoping but he is getting better and better.Which round will England reach and why?England somehow would go through to the knockout stage and lose straight away. I do hope that England young players show their qualities and play well out there but I can’t see that they are solid as a team.Surprise team of Russia 2018 and why?I don’t know if they are a surprise but Belgium could be the one. Everyone has been talking about Belgian players individual qualities for sometime but they haven’t shown that quality as a team yet. This World Cup could be the one for them!?Favourite World Cup moment and why?When my home country Japan and South Korea hosted World Cup 2002 I could feel the huge excitement over there in Japan (I’m sure that S.Korea was, too). I was in London and it was pretty hot in most of June. Just because of the time difference between here and over there, the pubs in UK opened from the morning for the games and were packed! People were happy, excited and also disappointed from the morning. Though both Japan and England lost at the first knockout stage, there were good teams and unexpected teams like USA, S.Korea and Turkey with so many great players were still fighting to the final on that year. It was such a fun and had a good vibe in London with that World Cup. Listen to new single ‘Quarter Past Midnight’ on the talkSPORT World Cup Playlist JAMES (Jim Glennie)Who will win World Cup 2018 and why?I’d go for Brazil. I know they were rubbish four years ago but they have the quality and experience to go all the way.Who will win World Cup 2018 Golden Boot and why?Messi or Neymar? I see Brazil winning the cup, and that means Neymar potentially getting more games than Messi. So Neymar.Which round will England reach and why?England need to start well and build some confidence. If they do, then who knows. But reality tells me they may squeak into the knockout stages and then indeed get knocked out.Surprise team of Russia 2018 and why?Not much of an outsider but Belgium. They have an amazing team: De Bruyne, Kompany, Hazard, Lukaku but they have to start delivering. Maybe this is their timeFavourite World Cup moment and why?Anything involving Johan Cruyff. He introduced an artistry and intelligence to the game that changed it forever. 14 Olly thought long and hard about it Rick is never going to give up on England THE MANOR (Scotty Stacks)Who will win the World Cup 2018 and why?Brazil for me. They destroyed the South American qualifying group, have ridiculous strength in depth and need to make amends for losing 7-1 to Germany in their backyard at the Maracana last time around.Who will win the Golden Boot and why?Backing Gabriel Jesus to become I think the youngest player to ever win the boot. He’s the main man up top through the middle for them now, and should be fairly fresh as he spent a while injured last season. He’s looked sharp since his return but Neymar is in a similar position so one of those two.Which round will England reach and why?I was looking at the fixture map the other day. England finish second in their group, beat Poland in round 16, beat Germany in the quarters on pens, but then lose to Spain on a moody VAR decision in the semis.Surprise team of Russia 2018 and why?The surprise team will be England! Especially after we beat the Germans on pens. But aside from England I fancy Saudi Arabia to sneak through group A (yes, the lost the first one). Watched them against Germany recently and they looked decent and missed a sitter at the death which would’ve earned them a 2-2 draw.Favourite World Cup moment and why?World Cups in my life time have been nothing but disappointment as an England fan if I’m honest. But I was sat in the Chile end at the Maracana in 2014 when they beat Spain who were the reigning European and World Champions. That was special. The Chileans were really cool people and the atmosphere was absolutely insane.Listen to new single ’Tyson Fury’ on the talkSPORT World Cup Playlist 14 14 Listen to new single ‘Beautiful Life’ on the talkSPORT World Cup Playlist Listen to classic single ‘Come Back Around’ on the talkSPORT World Cup Playlist SNOW PATROL (Gary Lightbody)Who will win the World Cup 2018 and why?Germany. They have the most balanced team. It’ll be a Germany v Brazil final most likely and I think Germany will edge it. Although revenge for Brazil’s thumping at their hands last World Cup does seem like it would be written in the stars, so I’m still going with Germany to win it.Who will win World Cup 2018 Golden Boot and why?Neymar. Brazil will likely get to the final, so he’ll have more games than any of the other likely contenders such as Messi, Ronaldo, Lewandowski and Salah.Which round will England reach and why?Maybe the quarters. At least the last 16. Tough one. I’m gonna go with the quarters. Depending on whether they win their group or come second I think they have to get through either Germany or Brazil in the quarters and that’s gonna be too tough I think.Surprise team of Russia 2018 and why?I don’t really see that many surprises happening after the group stages. Hope there is though. Maybe Belgium reaching the semis (but they’d have the same predicament as England to likely have to get past either Brazil or Germany). Maybe Senegal might get to the quarters. It would be good for football if an African nation does well at this World Cup.Favourite World Cup moment and why?Spain ’82. Northern Ireland v Spain. Gerry Armstrong scores and we win one nil to win the group. Armstrong becomes Norn Iron legend forever! You don’t like Johan Cruyff? Oh, sit down 14 Gary from Snow Patrol is remembering when Gerry Armstrong became a Norn Iron legend 14 Listen to new single ‘Echoes’ on the talkSPORT World Cup Playlist LOCADIAWho will win the World Cup 2018 and why?I think the winner will be Brazil or France. Both teams are strong and very talented. Both squads are made of great players.Who will win the Golden Boot and why?I think the Golden Boot winner will be Neymar. I mean it could be anyone this year; Harry Kane, Higuain, Messi. There are more players who could end up and win the Golden Boot! May the best player win.Which round will England reach and why?To be honest, I hope England will reach the last eight. But under this kind of pressure they have failed so many times. So I hope they are ready to perform.Surprise team of Russia 2018 and why?Surprise team could be Morocco. They have so many good players but the question is if they are able deliver during the tournament. If they can… they have the opportunity to surprise the bigger more established nations.Favourite World Cup moment and why?Holland reaching the finals. That was a special moment. The whole nation was united! Lao Ra hope England do well. Just not at Colombia’s expense Who will win World Cup 2018 and why?Brazil. Why? Because they have the greatest World Cup song in mas qui nada.Who will win World Cup 2018 Golden Boot and why?Antoine Griezmann because France have a great chance of winning.Which round will England reach and why?Quarter-final for sure at least.Surprise team of Russia 2018 and why?Uruguay they are good but this could be their momentFavourite World Cup moment and why?Carlos Alberto goal of the century – easy.Listen to new single ‘No Pressure’ on the talkSPORT World Cup Playlist Who will win the World Cup? It’s the question everyone wants to know the answer to.So to find out, talkSPORT.com entered popworld – it’s a real place – to ask some of the biggest names we could find what they think. The Kooks are big fans of Brazil’s World Cup anthem Who will win World Cup 2018 Golden Boot and why?Messi again for me. I truly believe this is his tournament. It will no doubt also be his last one, so I think he will come on firing on all cylinders. Tom has a bet on Marcus Rashford to win the Golden Boot CHELCEE GRIMESWho will win the World Cup 2018 and why?I’m going to go with Germany. They are the favourites, I know, but they are just always so solid. They work like robots and I just can’t seeing them rolling over for anybody.Who will win the Golden Boot and why?I’m going to say Ronaldo. He always delivers when he needs to and I think he will be wanting to win this as it could be his last chance in peak condition so he will give it all he’s got.Which round will England reach and why?I’m going to say quarter finals, even though I want to be optimistic and say the final. I just don’t think we have the depth in the squad to go all the way this year.Surprise team of Russia 2018 and why?Belgium. They have some quality players, if they all perform on the day – anything can happen.Favourite World Cup moment and why?The Zidane headbutt was pretty iconic.Listen to new single ‘Just Like That’ on the talkSPORT World Cup Playlist LIAM PAYNEWho will win the World Cup and why?I really hope England do, but I think Brazil. I’ve just come back from there and I love their flair and passion for football. I think they’ll do it this year.Who will win the Golden Boot and why?Neymar Jr. I saw his goals in the recent friendlies and he’s on fire at the moment.Which round will England reach and why?I would love to see them go all the way, but there are some strong teams in the tournament this year. So I’m going to say the quarter-finals.Surprise team of Russia 2018 and why?I think Croatia will do well this year; they’ve got a lot of good individual players. I’d also like to see Nigeria do well just because of their kit!Favourite World Cup moment and why?I know it wasn’t at the World Cup, but it’s when David Beckham scored that free-kick against Greece to send England to the 2002 World Cup. I still get goosebumps! If I can’t have that, then I have to go with the Zidane headbutt in the 2006 World Cup final. Manor reckon Belgium are well set for glory 14 TOM GRENNANWho will win the World Cup and why?Obviously I want to say England, but I think Germany will win the World Cup because as a side they just look like the strongest team. Kroos, Ozil, Muller always turn up for games for Germany. The back four just look solid as well and and also, the three of them coming from Bayern means they know each other and have been a unit all season.Who will win Golden Boot and why?It’s anyone’s really, but I’ve got a bet on that Rashford will get the Golden Boot so I’m not gunna jinx anything!Which round will England reach and why?I don’t think England will win the group as Belgium look amazing, but again I think they’ll get to the last 16. All the England boys are young and I think don’t have much pressure on their shoulders so they could surprise everyone.Surprise team of Russia 2018 and why?I’m going to say Denmark. They have a wicked young player called Pione Sisto who I think will shock a lot of players and could surprise a lot of fans.Favourite World Cup moment and why?My favourite World Cup moment has to be Beckham’s free-kick that goes straight into the top corner. All the English fans went mental and I remember always trying to replicate that. Y.O.U.N.G. (Chez Davis)Who will win World Cup 2018 and why? I think France this time, at least a strong contender, great players in every position and they’ve got pace to burn which always makes them dangerous.Who will win World Cup 2018 Golden Boot and why?I’m gonna go for Germany’s Timo Werner. I like the look of him & I always score sick goals with him on FIFA.Which round will England reach and why?Quarter-final elimination, I think we will do better than recent years but for me the other teams are far stronger this year, but you still gotta believe aye! There could be a chance you never know.Surprise team of Russia 2018 and why?I’m really surprised to see Egypt in there never thought I’d see that, but I’m glad, and it gives Salah a real chance to show off his skills again on the big stage.Favourite World Cup moment and why? Zidane flying headbutt, just because ICONIC. 14 LAO RAWho will win World Cup 2018 and why?Brazil – sick team – they got like twelve points ahead in the South America qualifiers which are the hardest of them all. Also they want to redeem themselves after the failure four years ago.Who will win the Golden Boot and why?Ronaldo – he’s by far the best player right now and his major ambition is to be that player for Portugal. It’s the only thing he’s missing and even though Messi has a better team, he lacks Ronaldo’s ambition, and the World Cup is all about ambition.Which round will England reach and why? Best 16 or however you say that in English. They’re gonna come up second in their group then they’re gonna play Colombia and lose. ‘Cos Colombia is better! And we’re hungry!Surprise team of Russia 2018 and why?Senegal!!! Because of Sadio Mane. He’s too damn good! His game during the Champions League final was another level.Favourite World Cup moment and why? James’ goal on against Uruguay in 2014! I cried and lost my voice that game.Listen to new single ’No Pressure’ on the talkSPORT World Cup Playlist Liam asked talkSPORT.com if we’d liketo see his Fabrizio Ravanelli impression. We said yes. 14 14 talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.