Germany head coach Joachim Löw insists Brazil are “the biggest favourites” for the 2014 FIFA World Cup
Germany head coach Joachim Löw insists Brazil are “the biggest favourites” for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
The 53 year-old was quizzed on who he thought would be the most likely challengers. As well as the hosts, he also named Argentina, Colombia, Italy, Spain and Netherlands as potential winners.
"Brazil are the biggest favorites for me, Löw told ZDF, as reported by GOAL.com. “Their strength and energy on home soil gives them something extra. The team is more important than individual class and playing at home is a big advantage for Brazil.
"However, Argentina have become quite strong again, too, while Colombia are one of the best in the world as well. And of course there are teams like Spain, Italy and Netherlands. Belgium are one of the dark horses, while Japan are Asia's strongest team.”
Germany were drawn in Group G alongside Portugal, Ghana and the United States.
They open with Portugal on 16 June, in Salvador’s Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova, before facing Ghana at the Castelão.
The Nationalmannschaft close against United States, managed by Jürgen Klinsmann, in Brasília.