Schalke 04 forward Klaas-Jan Huntelaar sees Brazil and Argentina as World Cup favourites
Schalke 04 forward Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has named Brazil and Argentina as his favourites for next month’s World Cup.
The 30 year-old, who has been named in the Netherlands squad for the tournament, believes the two countries have an advantage by been more familiar to the climate than the European nations.
"Brazil and Argentina [are the favourites],” he said, as reported by FIFA.com. “Both countries have strong teams full of outstanding players. They won’t need to adapt to the South American climate either.
"Other teams, such as those from Europe for example, will first have to get used to the conditions and this could have a slight impact on their performances.”
Huntelaar, who has been capped 60 times by the Netherlands, has scored 12 goals in 18 appearances for Schalke 04 this season.