Pele speaks of the perils of facing Spain in the World Cup
Triple World Cup winner Pele has warned his countrymen that avoiding Spain at the upcoming tournament is vital to teir chances if they want to win a sixth global crown.
Speaking with men's magazine GQ, the icon said: "The most important thing for Brazil is that they don't meet Spain."
"They're a fantastic team to watch, are very organised and don't have a weak point. The only good thing about Spain from our perspective is that they play a clean game."
"They like to play and allow the other side to play and that's important for a team like Brazil. Spain are a side who play modern football. The Spanish have the same way of finding space and playing the ball."
"This year, we have a team that is very good from the middle of the pitch backwards but we need to sort out our frontline."
The two sides could meet in the second round should either team finish first in their group and the other second.