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Dalglish Places Brazil Among World Cup Favourites

Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish says Brazil will be among the favourites for the World Cup in Russia this summer and insists they are stronger than they were in 2014.

The Seleção made it to the semi-final on home soil four years ago, but Dalglish thinks they are in a position to improve on that showing this summer.

“I don't think Brazil can play without being entertaining, the last time out they lost 7-1 to Germany, but I think they're a lot stronger now than they were then.

“It would be interesting to see what they've got up front, they've got some firepower if the starters come off, they've got some great, great options.

“Even defensively which isn't usually that attractive, they've got two fantastic defenders in Thiago Silva and Marquinhos.”

Speaking ahead of next month’s friendly between Brazil and Croatia at Anfield, Dalglish said he expects Croatia to provide stiff opposition for Tite’s men.

“Croatia are not bad either, they've got four or five players who play for the top sides in Europe so it's not going to be an easy game.

“They have got Real Madrid's Luka Modric, Mario Mandzukic who's at Juventus – so they've got strong, good players who can cause you problems as well.

“But everybody loves to watch Brazil. When you see the yellow jersey, there's something about it – ever since Pele, there's always be an association with the football fans in Brazil.”

 
 

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