Former Germany international Michael Ballack expects Brazil to be “excellent hosts” at the 2014 FIFA World Cup
Former Germany international Michael Ballack expects Brazil to be “excellent hosts” at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
The 37 year-old, who was named in both the 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cup all-star teams, believes the atmosphere that the Brazilian fans can create is unrivalled.
“You expect great football, for the Brazilians to be excellent hosts and for Brazil to transmit that atmosphere they create, and the way they live and breathe football, to the rest of the world,” he told FIFA.com.
“If you’re a fan - either in Brazil or watching on TV - you hope that comes across. Brazilians are emotional people, football has huge meaning to them and I think we can all look forward a fantastic World Cup. Who lives for football more than Brazilians? I think we can all be really excited when we sit down to watch the action.”