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Defence is key to Brazil for the first time, says Pele

Pele won the famous trophy three times; the only player to do so
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Brazil's most successful international striker of all time, Pele, has come to the conclusion that his country's defence is their main weapon ahead of hosting the World Cup later this year and urged them to make the best use of it as they attempt to banish the demons of the last time they welcomed the tournament, way back in 1950.

"To talk about the team- this is amazing, because for the first time in the history of football Brazil has a team that is better than defending than attacking," Pele told journalists at a sponsor's event in Dubai, "Brazil always goes to the World Cup with good forwards, strong in front of goal, and for the first time Brazil has a little problem while setting up the attack."

"That is the reason why Neymar is a very important piece, but it is the first time he is going to be at a World Cup and there will be a little pressure on one player."

Uruguay ruined the party when Brazil last hosted the World Cup almost 65 years ago; defence might be the key to start a whole new carnival.


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