Cafu says that he’s “certain” Brazil will win the World Cup next yearCafu took part in the World Cup draw two weeks ago
When Brazil won their fifth World Cup in 2002, Cafu was the man to lift the trophy. At a recent charity match organised by Marcos Assunção, he demonstrated total confidence in the current national team when asked about their chances in next year’s competition.
“I’m certain that Brazil will be champions. We will be playing at home. The stadiums, fans and motivation will all help the Seleção have a great tournament and win the World Cup,” declared the former right-back.
“The group will be straightforward as long as the Seleção take to the field having had the right preparation in terms of studying the opposition and what surprises they might spring. We recently had the situation of Atlético-MG who thought that the opposition would be weaker than it was,” said the former AC Milan star in reference to the Galo’s shock defeat to Raja Casablanca earlier in the week.
Cafu revealed that he has no preference between the two players vying for the right-back berth that was once his and he believes that the manager, Felipe Scolari, has still not decided between Maicon and Daniel Alves.
“They are two great full-backs. It’s not definitely Daniel Alves’ spot. It’s possible that Felipão could use both players in the same game, depending on the opponent. It’s a lovely headache for him to have.”
Cafu played in three World Cups, winning in 1994 and 2002 and coming runner-up in 1998. He has been capped a record 142 times by his country.