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Hulk says whole of Brazil will be behind national side at World Cup

Hulk played in yesterday's 5-0 rout of South Africa
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Brazil star Hulk has spoken of the positivity surrounding the squad as they embark on what will be a frantic few months in the lead up to the country hosting the World Cup for the first time since 1950.

In the latest in a series of interviews with Brazilian players for the Gillette Brasil Global Tour, the Zenit hitman has been revealing his thoughts on this summer's tournament.

Regarding the inevitable pressures that will come as hosts, Hulk remained positive and suggested that the home fans will have a big part to play: "Obviously expectations wil be huge as we're playing at home but then we'll have the fans behind us- they're our 12th man- and our families cheering us on."

"It's not about 11 players or 23, it's about 200 million passionate fans all willing Brazil on."

"We know that thisteam will depend on that support and I'm sure they'll get behind us and be our 12th man."



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