England's Oxlade-Chamberlain in awe of Brazil
England's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has admitted that he was in awe of the footballing culture in Brazil and says he is eagerly anticipating playing at the 2014 World Cup.
The Arsenal midfielder netted a stunning strike in the 2-2 draw against Brazil at the weekend and says he wants to come back to the country next year.
"It was great to see the footballing culture and how everyone was playing football," said Oxlade-Chamberlain, who now has scored three goals in 12 games for England.
"My hotel window looked right out on to the (Copacabana) beach and I could see people playing football until 9pm every night.
"I went down a few days ago to watch them play head tennis. Some of the first touches over here are frightening.
"I would have been scared to go over and join in with them. Even the bigger boys had good touches as well.
"To be around it really does open your eyes to what a great tournament next year's World Cupcould be.
"It's a great footballing nation and to see the passion the fans have and how much people love football over here only drives us on to make sure we want to come back here next year."
Source: Daily Echo