Brazilian legend Cafu has backed his nation to win the World Cup for a sixth time in Qatar and spoke extremely of ‘expertise’ inside England’s squad, though he doesn’t contemplate them a favorite.
The defender lifted the trophy himself 20 years in the past as Brazil triumphed in Japan and South Korea in 2002, beating the Three Lions on the best way to their fifth World Cup crown.
A lot has been product of the Selecao’s failure to win the event since that triumph in 2002, famously crashing out after a humiliating 7-1 defeat on residence soil by the hands of Germany in 2014, and once more falling in 2018.
Chatting with the Day by day Mail forward of the event, Cafu defined: “I believe Brazil will win this 12 months.
“That is the strongest group of gamers since 2002 and the group don’t rely an excessive amount of on Neymar, like previously. Brazil are robust in all areas: defence, midfield and assault.”
Cafu added, discussing the wait for an additional win: “Twenty years with out successful a World Cup and even with out a ultimate look is an excessive amount of for Brazil. I imagine this can finish in Qatar.”
He was complimentary of the competitors, although, too: “Brazil are forward of each different group. However I believe Argentina are very robust as properly. They’re enjoying properly and Lionel Messi is a genius. France have the identical group that gained 4 years in the past. These are the three favourites.
“England have the expertise,” he continued: “They’ve excellent gamers. Harry Kane, for instance, is a high centre-forward. The World Cup is a really explicit event. It relies upon which group you’re going to face, that particular second, how you’re feeling on the day of the match. That’s why it’s so exhausting to win it. However England have an excellent group and so they have quite a lot of potential in it.”
Gareth Southgate’s facet reached the semi-final in 2018 and completed runners up at Euro 2020, however bowed out to Brazil 20 years in the past within the final eight.