With the 2018 FIFA World Cup kicking off on 14 June, Hong Kong stars can’t help but get excited as they make their own football predictions and express support for their favourite teams, Mingpao reported.

Despite being a fan of Brazil, actor Felix Wong, who also plays midfield for the Hong Kong celebrity football team, expressed hope that Argentina will win the cup so that its top scorer Lionel Messi will be able to hold the Cup before he retires.

Eddie Kwan shared that his attention will be on Belgium as the dark horse, and that he is also excited to see France’s new generation of football stars aside from players like Eden Hazard and Antoine Griezmann.

As for Simon Yam, the actor said that he has no favourite team this year since Italy didn’t make it. However, he is optimistic about England’s performance, and – like Felix – expressed hope that Messi will be able to finally win the World Cup.

On the other hand, Louisa Mak shared that she will support England as she is more familiar with its line-up; while Grace Chan said that she is optimistic about Brazil and Spain, though added that she hopes Germany could defend the cup.

As always, the actress shared that boyfriend Kevin Cheng will support Argentina, adding that they will be watching the World Cup together.

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