Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo names Brazil and Spain as his favourites for the 2014 FIFA World Cup
Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo believes Brazil and Spain are the favourites for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
The 35 year-old, who won the tournament in 2006, is not ruling out a surprise challenger, but expects Spain to put up a strong defence of their title.
“Brazil and Spain are favourites,” he told a press conference today. “A World Cup can always throw up surprises, but Spain have all they need to defend their title: They are a massive team with some terrific match winners within their side.”
Pirlo is expected to start for Italy when they kick-off their 2014 FIFA World Cup campaign against England on Saturday.