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World Cup winner Carlos Alberto Torrres targets Brazil 2014 win

Alberto captained Brazil in 1970
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1970 World Cup winner Carlos Alberto Torres has endorsed Brazil's chances of lifting the trophy on home soil this summer after speaking to reporters in Rio de Janeiro as part of the build up to the ever-nearing tournament.

Alberto, who scored one of the competition's most memorable goals of all time in the final 44 years ago against Italy, said: "Brazilian football is in a transitional, inter-generational phase."

"Once generation drew to a close with the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. A new, very good one has taken up the baton."

"There is this lad who has become a naturalised Spaniard, Diego Costa, with whom we have lost out on a good opportunity. We do have Fred and Jo, good players with which to form a strong group and target winning the World Cup."

The 2014 version kicks off on June 12 with the hosts set to face Croatia in Sao Paulo in Group A's opening fixture.


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