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Zinedine Zidane: Brazil favourites to win 2014 World Cup

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Former France international Zinedine Zidane believes that host nation Brazil are the team to beat at the 2014 World Cup.

The Seleção last won the tournament in 2002, when they beat Germany 2-0 in the final, following four previous trophy wins.

During the last two competitions, Brazil, who recently re-appointed Luiz Felipe Scolari as head coach, have been eliminated at the quarter-final stages.

However, Zidane, who took part in the 10th annual Match Against Poverty in Porto Alegre on Wednesday, believes the host nation have what it takes to go all the way in two years' time.

The 40-year-old said: "Brazil is the country of football. They are the favourites for me as they have home advantage as well as a number of very talented players.

"They have a lot of individual quality. They have excellent youngsters such as Neymar and Lucas, who are only 20 and already have plenty of experience."

 
 

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