France’s Paul Pogba holds the World Cup trophy as he celebrates. Photo: Reuters

Fifa World Cup predictions: Neymar as Golden Boot, France to win and Croatia dark horses at Russia 2018 – what we got right and wrong

Mixed success for our team as big names disappoint on the pitch to leave field wide open for individual tournament honours and biggest prize in the game

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France’s Paul Pogba holds the World Cup trophy as he celebrates. Photo: Reuters
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Jonathan White

Jonathan White

Jonathan White joined the Post in 2017 after a decade reporting on sport from China. He originally moved to Beijing to coach football in 2007 and later spent two years in Shanghai.

Paul Ryding

Paul Ryding

Paul Ryding is a sports writer who has been based in China since 2007. The Beijing Olympics brought him to the Far East for six months, and the food, the people and the excitement surrounding the rise of sport in China kept him here for far longer (much to his mother's dismay). When not staying up until the small hours watching European sport on TV, he'll be playing soccer or watching archive footage of Liverpool Football Club's glory years

Nick Atkin

Nick Atkin

Nick is a production editor on the South China Morning Post’s sport desk, where he covers mixed martial arts (MMA). He was previously a sports writer and editor for ESPN.

Chan Kin-wa

Chan Kin-wa

Kin-wa joined the SCMP after working for the Hong Kong Sports Development Board and the government for more than a decade. Previously, he was at the Standard for six years. Kin-wa has covered the Olympic Games twice and three Asian Games as an SCMP reporter.